Kia Motors South Africa has announced a "voluntary safety recall" of the Kia Soul, with around 800 units affected.
The SA arm of the Korean automaker says some 798 local vehicles are affected.
"The purpose of the recall is to inspect the affected vehicles' steering rack to confirm that the pinion nut is correctly secured," Kia SA said in a statement.
"The affected vehicles were all assembled in Korea between 18 January 2014 and 30 September 2015. In the event that the pinion nut is not correctly secured, there is a possibility that — on some affected vehicles — the driver might experience a knocking sound when turning the steering wheel."
Kia added that owners of the vehicles involved would be be telephonically notified.
The no-cost repair would take less than an hour, depending on the vehicle's position in the work queue on the day of the booking.