According to Auto News, KIA Motors issued a recall for 342,000 KIA Souls for a steering recall which might cause Soul drivers to lose all steering function if not addressed. That doesn’t mean headline writers didn’t have a bit of fun with the headlines addressing the recall. And being just before Halloween, this might’ve been one of the more spookier recalls we’ve heard. Check out a couple of grin-inducing headlines for yourself below!
This one from Autoweek pretty much sums up what everyone else was saying about this recall. Kia.Wants.Your.Soooooul!
— Autoweek (@AutoweekUSA) October 25, 2017
This headline from CBS Sacramento took a slightly less morbid approach and hinted at the possibility that KIA “may” want your soul. Phew. You may remain a human inside after all!
Kia may want your Soulhttps://t.co/UPvDQ0kTF3
— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) October 25, 2017
This tweet points out that without the right context, these headlines would be absolutely creepy.
Kia Soul recall headlines are amazing when read with zero context: https://t.co/b3AElTovD1
— Nick Anderson (@The_Beermonger) October 25, 2017
But in all seriousness, this is a possible dangerous issue that needs to be mended on the double if you own a KIA Soul. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
If the pinion gear seperates, steeering will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Depending on where you are if you’re driving your KIA Soul, this issue can become a matter of life or death. In reality, steering issues crop up most often in low-speed situations like driving in parking lots or maneuvering around your neighborhood.
Of course, KIA will remedy the issue free of charge. All KIA Soul owners have to do is wait in the mail for a recall notice, which should be mailed out sometime in November.
If you can’t wait that long and want to get this fixed ASAP, check out this official letter which outlines instructions on how to reach KIA Customer Service.
340,000 KIA Soul’s being recalled means that you probably know someone who owns one. If you know that person isn’t one to heed recall warnings, it would be a good idea for you to let them know just how serious this is.