NHTSA opens preliminary inquiry on the Kia Soul

2010 Kia Soul

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that it has opened a preliminary inquiry into possible steering loss on the 2010 Kia Soul. Surprisingly the NHTSA has received just one complaint on the vehicle that claims “the steering shaft de-coupled from the hand wheel resulting in a complete loss of steering capability.” The complaint goes on to say that “the de-coupled steering shaft reportedly fell into a position that interfered with brake pedal application.”

The NHTSA says it is concerned about the steering failure occurred without warning on a 2-month old vehicle. A “preliminary evaluation” is NHTSA’s first step in a process that may or may not lead to a recall.

There are currently 50,000 units of the Kia Soul on the roads and we personally don’t think there is much to be concerned about until 5 more similar complaints come in.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: USAToday