Kia Soul Headliner Plate Recall Affects 95,315 Vehicles
Kia Soul Headliner Plate Recall
Kia is recalling 95,315 of their 2010-2013 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with a sunroof. The affected vehicles were manufactured between January 8, 2009 and October 2, 2013. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recall is being issued because of a headliner plate that may detach during deployment of the curtain air bag, which can increase the risk of injury during impact.
The NHTSA states that there are 3 cases of minor injuries, but no accidents have been caused by the issue. Kia received the first complaint in October of 2014, investigations have been ongoing. The investigation shows that Kia Soul models with a sunroof have a different headliner configuration than non-sunroof vehicles, which causes detachment.
Kia Soul Headliner Plate Recall Notification
Owners of the affected vehicles can expect to receive information regarding the recall (recall SC112) beginning February 2, 2015. They will be expected to bring their vehicle into a certified Kia dealership, where the headliner plates will be secured with industrial adhesive strips free of charge.
If you are not sure whether your Kia Soul is one of the affected vehicles, search by VIN number here. For more information contact Kia customer service: 1-800-333-4542.
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. RECALL Subject: Headliner Plate Detachment. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2010-2014 My Soul Headliner Plates. Retrieved January 8, 2015.