Officials investigate 2010 Kia Soul

August 16, 2010

The agency says it follows a report that a driver experienced complete loss of steering after the steering shaft detached from the steering wheel. The shaft also fell into a position that interfered with the driver's ability to apply the brakes.

The government says it's very concerned about the failure that occurred without warning on the two-month-old vehicle.

So far, no recall has been issued.

The preliminary investigation covers more than 50,000 2010 Kia Souls.

The multi-purpose vehicles have been marketed to urban drivers.

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