Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Soul vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, through January 17, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen due to an improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the assembly process.
As a result, the pinion gear can separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pinion plug with a new pinion plug which has properly applied thread-locking adhesive, free of charge. The recall began on July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC108.
Kia Motors Corporation SC108
Recall ID # 15V143000 - HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
MAR 13, 2015
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Toyota Motor Engineering & manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Rav4 EV vehicles manufactured July 24, 2012, to August 29, 2014. Due to a software issue within a component of the Electric Vehicle Traction Motor Assembly, the electric propulsion motor may shift to "neutral" resulting in a possible loss of drive power.
A loss of drive power may increase the risk of a crash.
Owners were sent an interim notification letter on April 30, 2015. The remedy is still under development, but will be provided free of charge. Owners will receive a second notice when parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.