Kia Soul Accelerator Issue

Report Receipt Date: MAR 02, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V123000
Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 208,858
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

SUMMARY:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, to January 8, 2015. A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture.

CONSEQUENCE:

If the vehicle has a bent or broken accelerator pedal, the driver may have difficulty accelerating the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will add a supporting rubber underneath the pedal stopper, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC116.

NOTES:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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