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Wiring problem leads to Kia recall

The Kia recall affects about 24,000 Soul compact wagons (above) from the 2010 model and more than 11,000 Sorentos. The Kia recall affects about 24,000 Soul compact wagons (above) from the 2010 model and more than 11,000 Sorentos. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press/File)
By Associated Press
September 3, 2010

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WASHINGTON — Kia Motors is recalling about 35,000 Soul and Sorento vehicles to fix wiring in the interior lighting panels that could lead to fires.

The recall affects about 24,000 Soul compact wagons from the 2010 model year and more than 11,000 Sorento sedans from the 2011 model year.

Kia told the government that some wiring harnesses located in the Soul’s front door trim panels and the Sorento’s front and rear door trim panels may have been improperly soldered, which could lead to an electrical short.

The company said the short in the wiring harnesses could cause fires. No accidents or injuries have been reported. Owners will be notified this month, and the harnesses will be replaced.