The recall occurred in the United States last year.
On the Soul, an adhesive secures a plug that attaches the pinion gear and the steering gear assembly. Kia finds that the glue can potentially weaken and allow the components to separate. If this happens the driver wouldn’t be able to control the vehicle. There are no reports of accidents or injuries from this problem, though.
Kia will begin notifying owners about the recall immediately via email and letters. Customers will be able to take their Soul to dealers. Technicians will secure the pinion plug or replace it, as necessary. This process will take about an hour.
The Korean automaker issued a recall for the same problem in the United States on November 6, 2015. The problem affected the 2014-2016 model year Soul and Soul EV with the identical production dates as the current safety campaign in the UK. There were no reports of accidents or injuries there, either. As of April 15, 2016, the company had repaired 168,158 of them out of the 256,459 vehicle total population.
Source: Kia Motors United Kingdom, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration