More than 300,000 Kia Souls and Soul EVs recalled

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The vehicles may lose steering control

Kia Motors America is recalling 342,381 model year 2014-2016 Souls and Soul EVs.

The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a steering loss and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the pinion plug or replace the steering gear assembly, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin November 16, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC155.

Note: Vehicles previously remedied are being recalled again.

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