I would be hesitant to drive the vehicle until it's fixed and seriously reconsider driving it 2 hours to get it fixed. I had the steering fail on my 2014 last month, luckily I was in a parking lot and moving very slow. If your steering fails at speed, especially highway speed, it could be extremely dangerous as you will lose all directional control. I strongly encourage you to park the vehicle until it can be towed in for service.On the 29th is my scheduled date to go.
There is a recall for the a steering issue with the KIA Soul 2015. The connection from the steering wheel shaft loosens up where it attaches to the rack. It needs to be tightened, and then drill and tap a hole to put a set-screw to prevent it from happening again. I had it done on my previous KIA. Check with your local dealers.Hello unfortunately I have an issue with my 2015 Kia soul. I noticed a bunch of knocking/rocking noises. I hear them when the car is in park turned on, When behind the steering wheel at the 3 and 9 position I can shake the steering wheel like almost barely with 2 fingers and it moves almost and inch or maybe more with ease.The actual wheel and tire doesn’t really spin until I get to the 6 position on the steering wheel. What could be causing the play in my steering wheel I assume that’s why I’m hearing the knocking noise occasionally when I hit a decent bump. Any ideas? Things that have been changed in the front end are the sway bar links and the lower control arm bearings
What did you wind up doing? Did you drive to the dealership or have the vehicle towed?
Sorry that the popping sound is still there. I know you prefer not having to go back to dealership again due to distance and time, but was the popping sound there when you drove off? Perhaps give them a call and tell them the issues still persists; since they just fixed it, they may be more inclined to give it another look and maybe try to remedy. Not preferable, but if it's bothersome enough...or worse, it's a safety issue that wasn't 100% corrected, you should definitely have it addressed by the dealer that supposedly fixed the issue.
I initially had the recalls done at my local dealer, but suspected they didn't do it right. Brought it to another dealer out of town that has a reputable service department. They took one look and confirmed my suspicions and replaced the entire rack.I thought that part of this recall was that if the fix does not work that Kia would replace the entire pinion assembly or the steering gear assembly??