Kia Recalls Over 256,000 Souls

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Kia introduces the Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show in Chicago. On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, Kia is recalling more than 256,000 Soul compact SUVs in the U.S. because the steering could fail. The recall covers certain Souls from the 2014 through 2016 model years. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DETROIT (AP) – Kia is recalling more than 256,000 Soul compact SUVs in the U.S. because the steering could fail.

The recall covers certain Souls from the 2014 through 2016 model years.

Kia says in documents filed with the government that the adhesive that holds steering gear parts together may not be strong enough and the parts can separate. That can cause loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia found the problem after getting warranty reports from dealers. The company says no crashes or injuries have been reported.

Dealers will inspect and replace a steering gear plug if necessary. They also will install a bolt for additional reinforcement. The recall is expected to start Dec. 22.

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