US NHTSA Recalls: Kia Soul Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Friday, March 1, 2019, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, had posted a total of 90 tire, accessory or other related product recalls this past month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

Additional information:

Among the recalls the NHTSA has announced recently, comes news of the following:

Logo - Kia MotorsKia Motors America (“Kia”) has recalled an estimated 378,967 model year 2012-2016 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (“GDI”) engines. High exhaust gas temperatures in the recalled vehicles may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine’s pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure.

According to the NHTSA, piston damage may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash. A broken connecting rod may puncture the engine block allowing engine oil to escape. The leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire.

Kia will notify registered owners, and dealers will upgrade the Catalytic Overheating Protection Engine Control Unit logic to prevent overheating of the catalytic converter. In addition, the catalytic converter will also be replaced if it has been damaged. Depending on the extent of any damage, the engine may also be replaced, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s designation for this recall is SC176.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V120000
Recalls Direct RIN: 11178-2019
Want to read more about this recall?
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General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
==> http://www.RecallsDirect.com/
About the Recalls Direct service:
==> http://wp.me/P2bVty-2
Visit the Living Safely site:
==> http://www.LivingSafely.org/
Report an unsafe vehicle you purchased in the United States to the NHTSA [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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