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Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs because of a problem that can cause steering failure, reports The Detroit News.

According to the automaker, a plug that secures a pinion gear to the steering assembly can loosen and cause the gear to separate, and that could cause a driver to lose steering and increase the risk of a crash.

The recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014.

In its fling with U.S. safety regulators, Kia said that it has three warranty claims and no reports of crashes or injuries due to the problem. Dealers will replace the plug and apply thread-locking adhesive at no cost to owners.

The recall is expected to start this month.

Source: The Detroit News

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