Kia took a hit after 52,000 Souls were recalled for a loss of power steering. Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz posted smaller recalls for transmission and airbag issues, respectively.
Kia Soul models from 2014 were reported to be improperly assembled when a dealership discovered that gears in the steering mechanism were slipping and separating. While no one has reported an accident as a result of the separating gears, the dealership wants to warn drivers about the severity of the problem and urges them to return these cars for repair.
Hyundai is adding their 2015 Sonata to the recall list – the newest model of their sedan can lose power assistance to the transmission, making it impossible for drivers to shift their cars out of "park." A dealer found this defect while the car was in the store and no accidents caused by the faulty levers have been reported so far.
Lastly, Mercedes-Benz is making a smaller recall of 300 2014 SL and SLK models with Takata airbags. When deployed, these airbags may overinflate and enter the space of other passagers, heightening the risk for injury. The defect was found in crash tests, and no injuries have been reported. These airbags have been responsible for 13 million recalls since 2008.
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