Kia is recalling several thousand of its Sorento and Soul models due to faulty wiring.
The South Korean automaker is recalling 35,000 of its vehicles due to wiring that could lead to a fire. While no accidents or injuries have been reported, the company is taking a “better safe than sorry” approach to the issue by asking drivers to return 24,000 Souls and 11,000 Sorentos made between September 2009 and June of this year. The Souls are 2010 models while the Sorentos are for the 2011 model year.
Kia is a popular brand for drivers with a bad credit car loan, as the company offers a wide variety of vehicles at affordable prices compared to competitors. While many companies will have one vehicle priced under $15,000, Kia has four: the Soul, Rio, Rio5 hatchback and Forte. Slightly more expensive vehicles, like the Optima, Forte Koup and Sportage, still come in under $20,000.
While drivers should still consider Kia as a possibility for their car loan, they might want to avoid Souls and Sorentos from the period in question, or make sure that their dealer has done the appropriate maintenance on them.