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Kia Soul Engine Problems

545 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Kia Soul. 29 of these members (5.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 37 engine repairs to Kia Souls--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Kia Soul problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 291 repairs.

Kia Soul engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Kia Soul repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2011 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

1000 mi   Transmission lurching with very hard shifts from second to third.. 

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2011 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

28000 mi   Thermostate Replaced 
31000   car would not start, dealer stated they could not replicate so could not do anything about it. 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

13000 mi   Gas cap seal leak; replaced with new cap. 
11000   check engine light came on saying that the car was taking to long to warm up. 
13200   manual transmission shifting issue (TSB)  
10000   Evap Valve had failed. Dealer replaced Evap valve. 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

11780 mi   faulty fuel pressure valve! 
23560   Constant check engine light on. Issues filling with gas (have to pump extremly slowly or it will over flow). Replaced valves, sensors and part of the intake hose into the gas tank. Problem still occuring! 
25420   Same as before. Problems at gas pumps and check engine light on. Dealer replaced the canister and c.c valve. So far so good! 

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