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Kia recalls Soul and Soul EV for possible steering fault

The recall covers 5,707 models in the UK, with all repairs being undertaken free of charge.

The carmaker said the recall was being undertaken as a precautionary measure after ongoing monitoring of field data found that an adhesive with insufficient bonding strength was used during assembly. As a result, the pinion plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen, which could result in a loss of steering.

It added that there is currently no evidence of this potential defect causing any injuries or accidents to any customers in the UK or globally. There have also been no reports or complaints of vehicle defects from any Kia Soul customers relating to this issue.

Owners will be notified via post and email and asked to take their vehicle to their nearest Kia dealership where the pinion plug will be secured or replaced, ordinarily within one hour. Owners can also contact the customer service team on 0333 202 2990 with any queries.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.