Kia Recalls Souls with GDI Engines Featured

By Staff Writer March 06, 2019 630

Kia Motors America is recalling 378,967 2012-2016 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with 1.6L gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines.

High exhaust gas temperatures may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine's pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the catalytic overheating protection engine control unit logic to prevent overheating of the catalytic converter. In addition, the catalytic converter will also be replaced if it has been damaged.

Depending on the extent of any damage, the engine may also be replaced, free of charge. Kia's number for this recall is SC176.

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Last modified on Wednesday, 06 March 2019 02:30