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Kia Soul Engine Problems and Repair Histories

524 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Kia Soul. 43 of these members (8.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 35 engine repairs to Kia Souls--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Kia Soul problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Kia Soul problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Kia Soul problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Kia Soul repairs by problem area

14% of the Kia Soul repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 2% to the suspension, 40% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 16% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 259 repairs.

Kia Soul engine repair cost distribution

Of the Kia Soul engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 29% cost less than $100, 14% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, and 29% between $1000 and $2499.

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.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Kia Soul in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 0    
1000 0 Transmission lurching with very hard shifts from second to third.. 
32000  

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2011 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Thermostate Replaced 
31000 0 car would not start, dealer stated they could not replicate so could not do anything about it. 
38000  

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 0    
13000 0 Gas cap seal leak; replaced with new cap. 
 
Kia Soul in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 0    
11000 0 check engine light came on saying that the car was taking to long to warm up. 
 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 7000    
8000 0 manual transmission shifting issue (TSB)  
34000  
Kia Soul in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 1000    
10000 0 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

Kia Soul in Cape Verde
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
11780 0 faulty fuel pressure valve! 
23560 0 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 0 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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