Curse That Darn Breaking Accelerator Pedal Hidden In The Shadows

Curse That Darn Breaking Accelerator Pedal Hidden In The Shadows

It's recall week for electric cars.

First was the Toyota RAV4 EV recall that affected all of the SUVs ever built.

Next up was the Chevrolet Volt recall, in which potentially fatal carbon monoxide from a running engine injured at least 2 people.

Even the Nissan LEAF sort of (no recall, just an investigation) got in on the action, where in Canada a probe was opened to investigate potential braking issues.

Why not add one more electric car to the list this week?

Okay, we will.

Kia is recalling 208,858 2014 & 2015 Model Year Soul and Soul EVs registered in the U.S.  The recall affects all Soul EVs made prior to January 8, 2015.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the accelerator pedal on affected vehicles can break, thus increasing the likelihood of an accident.

Recall details in the various NHTSA notices below.

Kia Soul Recall Notice

Kia Soul Recall Notice

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Chronology Of Events Leading To Recall

Chronology Of Events Leading To Recall