Kia, suppliers reviewing Soul for steering loss issue

2010 Kia Soul

It was reported yesterday that the NHTSA has opened a preliminary inquiry into possible steering loss on the 2010 Kia Soul. The move came after a single incident involving a 2-month old Soul had steering failure without warning.

Kia Motors America said that it is working with its supply base and is reviewing the manufacturing process to track down what caused the driver to lose all steering ability. NHTSA said that the investigation could affect more than 51,000 Soul vehicles on the road.

“Kia Motors America has been actively cooperating with NHTSA”s Office of Defects Investigation since being advised by the Acting Director late last week that an investigation was being opened regarding the 2010 Kia Soul,” said John Crowe, Kia’s vice president of service. “Although the investigation is based on a single incident that did not result in an accident or injury, the entire Kia Motors organization — including our supplier base — is reviewing manufacturing processes with the goal of quickly determining if there is a manufacturing cause and preventing the issue from reoccurring,” Crowe said in his statement.

– By: Omar Rana

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