Reuters reports that Kia Motors South Africa said on Tuesday it had started the voluntary safety recall of around 798 cars over concerns the steering rack’s pinion nut was properly secured.
South Korea’s second-largest car manufacturer said that the affected vehicles were assembled in Korea between 18 January 2014 and 30 September 2015.
The recalled will allow the affected vehicles’ steering rack to be inspected and assess whether pinion nut is correctly secured.
In the event that the pinion nut is not correctly secured, there is a possibility that – on some affected vehicles – the driver might experience a knocking sound when turning the steering wheel.
Owners of the vehicles involved will be be telephonically notified by the KIA Motors South Africa’s Call Centre as of today, 1 March 2016.
source: The South African.com