Jeong Sung Eun, the vice chairman of Kia Motor Corporation
, has reportedly resigned on the heels of a large recall by the automaker. According to Automotive News
, Eun stepped down on September 3 after a global recall sent a total of 85,900 Kia
vehicles back to the factory due to faulty wiring
. In the U.S., around 35,000 Soul
models were impacted by the fault, which could cause a short that can result in a vehicle fire. The company is also recalling
18,147 Sorento, Borego and Soul models in China for bad circuit boards.
Before becoming the vice chairman of Kia, Jeong served as a president of the company's production division. As of right now, it's unclear who will take over Jeong's duties within the company or what the former vice chairman will do now that he's stepped down.
[Source: Automotive News
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