U.S. safety regulators have opened a preliminary investigation into a potential problem with the Kia Soul after a driver reported a complete loss of steering and limited braking in a two-month-old car.
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What’s the problem?
August 17, 2010 – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received at least one complaint from an owner of a nearly new Kia Soul who said the steering shaft detached from the steering wheel and then fell onto the driver’s side floor in a way that interfered with the brake pedal.
The NHTSA estimated the issue could affect more than 51,000 Kia Soul vehicles, and said its Office of Defect Investigation was “very concerned” the reported failure had happened “without warning,” and in a two-month-old car after 4,300 miles of driving.
“It occurred without warning on a new vehicle at low mileage and resulted in a complete loss of steering as well as a compromised brake system,” safety regulators said in a statement released yesterday.
Kia is an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Co. A Kia representative could not be reached immediately for comment.
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