A Kia Soul EV (electrical car) recall has been ordered for greater than 3,700 SUVs due to unintentional rollaway risks.
Kia says the 2015-2016 Kia Soul EV parking mechanisms could turn into broken if drivers transfer the gear shifters into the PARK positions earlier than the automobiles come to finish stops.
This will permit the Soul EV to roll although the shift lever signifies the EV is in PARK.
Kia obtained a grievance in April a couple of 2016 Soul EV that rolled backward and hit a pole although the motive force shifted into PARK. Nonetheless, the supplier could not replicate the issue with the Soul in PARK.
The automaker looked for related complaints about 2016 Soul EVs and located 11 complaints that had been filed in a three-year interval. However eight of these incidents could not be replicated by dealerships.
Engineers lastly decided how the parking mechanisms could turn into broken and the implications, main Kia to problem the recall.
A complete of 16 complaints have been filed about rolling SUVs however no accidents have been reported.
Kia sellers will replace the digital management unit software program for the digital parking brake logic so the parking brakes routinely activate if the POWER buttons are turned off when the shifters are within the PARK positions.
The recall is predicted to start August 7, 2020.
Homeowners of 2015-2016 Kia Soul EV SUVs could contact Kia at 800-333-4542 and ask about recall quantity SC191.