Kia Motors Corp. is recalling some 51,641 Soul vehicles produced from July 21, 2013 through Jan. 17, 2014 because of potential loss of steering, according to a letter automaker sent to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The pinion plug which secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen “due to improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the supplier’s assembly process,” and “the pinion gear may separate from the steering gear assembly, causing loss of steering, which could result in a crash,” Kia told federal safety regulators.

The automaker decided to start the voluntary recall after receiving three warranty claims. There have been no injury reports linked to the recall.