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2010 Kia Soul repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (36%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 233 repairs.
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2010 Kia Soul

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Kia Soul in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

56000 mi

US $296
Routine brakes...Fluids, Tires checked 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

2480 mi
Manual Transmission locked, unmovable. "Shift plate ?" required tightening. 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Great Britain
May 2009 - Oct 2015
Jul 2010

3700 mi
Immobiliser became erratic.The car would not start unless key was removed and replaced a few times,key was removed a maximum of 3 times,normally only once was sufficient to start the car.quickly sorted by main dealer 
Dec 2010

5000 mi
Engine stopped.MIL light on,stayed on as we drove home.On starting car up 3 days later-no MIL light-car ran normally. Agent-detected faultcode-was reset. problem thought to be ice in fuel, I think wax separation in fuel most likely cause. 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

11160 mi
Radio and Bluetooth acted up occasionally. Kia said...let's replace it. 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
- Dec 2009
Dec 2009

4800 mi
Shifter replaced under warranty. For side skirts issue. hanging shifting down into 1st 
Kia Soul in New Brunswick, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

14680 mi
trouble shifting into 3rd gear (manual) 
Kia Soul in Missouri, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

900 mi
Replacement of lower shift boot to improve shifting into first, second, and reverse. Covered under warranty and was a TSB 
Apr 2010

11000 mi
check engine light came on saying that the car was taking to long to warm up. 
Kia Soul in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jul 2016
Feb 2014

30160 mi

C $250
rear glass broke for no apparent reason 
Jul 2015

39040 mi
noise left front wheel. replaced 2 bearings, 2 seals 
Dec 2015

42160 mi
link front left 
Jul 2016

46500 mi
replace right tie-rod 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

13000 mi
Gas cap seal leak; replaced with new cap. Rear wiper grinding; greased and reinstalled per TSB Mood lighting switch replacement; per TSB. Manual transmission shift skirt ordered, to be replaced per TSB on next visit. 
Kia Soul in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

495 mi
Loud noise was noticed one day and ESC light remained lit thereacter. Diagnostics performed at dealership revealed that ESC part (Steering Angle Sensor) failed. Part is being special ordered for replacement. 
Kia Soul in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2013
Sep 2010

3000 mi
Gas cap "click" broke. Cap continued to work otherwise 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2016
May 2010

27500 mi

US $25
Windshield washer stopped pumping. New front washer pump (with a filter; the original was installed at the factory without a screen/filter). Also purchased a cabin filter. Tech installed it; I was not charged for labor. Both trips totaled less than 2 hours. 
Nov 2013

143000 mi

US $1450
Changed timing belt at 63000 miles. It was due again and I knew it; just "not this week". at 140,000 it broke. Two valves, two pistons, machine work, and labor: $1450. This is not a fault of the care; it is a fault of the owner. 
Sep 2014

154000 mi

US $900
PO440 Purge valve fault. Replaced valve, filters, rotated tires, four wheel alignment. 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2009

500 mi
Speaker Mood light switch replacement per TSB 
Nov 2009

6000 mi
Rear wiper motor making grinding noise. Problem was dried out rubber gasket. Dealership took motor apart, lubed gasket and re-assembled. Very quiet now. 
Sep 2010

15000 mi
Shift skirt replacement to fix 'missing' first gear when coming to a stop Radio was having issues with steering wheel control, volume down instead of up, switching modes instead of channels. Replaced radio 
Oct 2013

42000 mi

US $100
Amplifier was bad and had to be replaced. 
Mar 2015

52000 mi

US $75
Bad radio fuse, battery low CCA 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Jan 2010 - Jul 2012
Mar 2010

8000 mi
slight brake squeal manual transmission shifting issue (TSB)  door weatherstrip 
Kia Soul in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Dec 2012
Sep 2009

3000 mi

US $55
Had first oil change, had to pay for synthetic oil. Had TSB for mood light control replacement, warranty repair, no cost. 
Kia Soul in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2011

30000 mi
Air Bag Warning Light Illuminated. Dealer checked it out, said it was a fault with the passenger seat sensor. Everything was reset and checked good. 30 minute total repair 
Apr 2012

48300 mi
Car was making a Clunking Sound when shifting gears. Reflashed computer. Clunk came back a month later. 
Kia Soul in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2009

1000 mi
Driver's side interior door handle, "Comfort Touch" paint worn off. 
Mar 2010

10000 mi
Evap Valve had failed. Dealer replaced Evap valve. 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2011
Apr 2011

13000 mi
Passenger side door wouldn't open from the outside; cable was found to be disconnected. 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

71920 mi
Starter replaced in June of 2014. Began having problems again in November. Dealer replaced starter again at no charge. Problem has been corrected. Car is no longer covered by warranty at the time of the first repair. 
Mar 2015

78120 mi

C $282
Sway bar links where making a clunking noise. The tech found the problem while doing an alignment. 
Jan 2016

91320 mi

C $210
Took it in for an oil and filter change and the tech discovered a faulty ball joint. New joint was installed. 
Kia Soul in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

2480 mi
Rattle and vibration felt in the stick only in 3rd gear 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Kia Soul in Oregon, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

31000 mi
One repair left undone: The light under the shift console stopped working all the time. It worked intermittently, kinda when it felt like. I never bothered to it chased down. That began in January 2012. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2012
Aug 2011

28000 mi
bad catalytic converter. Entire converter and exhaust manifold replaced. speaker lights in front speakers not working correctly. Switch replaced 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

37580 mi
The traction control light was coming on and staying on. The replaced a brake switch. 
Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2013
Jul 2011

13000 mi
On a long trip in hot weather the AC leaked water into the front passenger area. The mechanic expected to find a plugged drain line, but it was clear. The problem has not reoccurred, but this may be because on short daily drives I do not 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
May 2012

16740 mi
Replaced satellite radio antenna 
Kia Soul in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
Mar 2012

44000 mi
rear wiper motor made noise, they replaced it as per TSB. 
Aug 2012

56000 mi
Faulty windows switch on driver's side would not operate other windows. Switch was replaced under warranty. Rear wiper made grinding sound. Previously they re-lubricated the assembly but that didn't last. So this time it was replaced. 
Kia Soul in Colorado, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

15000 mi
Trim on door was loose 
Kia Soul in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

31000 mi
Power amplifier died, no audio. 
May 2012

37000 mi
right front shock absorber failed 
Aug 2013

48000 mi

US $250
The bluetooth setup of the head unit stopped working. Dealer replaced with a refurb. Warranty on audio is only 3 years. 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

56000 mi
Blower motor was defective and replaced under warranty 
Kia Soul in Delaware, United States
Jun 2011 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

25000 mi
Loud squealing coming from car. First time could not locate it. Then took back and pointed it out. After they had it they said it was a alternator so they replaced it then noise still there then determined bad water pump and replaced it. 
Kia Soul in Washington, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2011

11000 mi
Broken parking brake shoe. 
Kia Soul in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

1400 mi
Sirius radio upgrade to V1.01A. I did this myself. 
Aug 2009

1700 mi

US $168
I had the mood light module replaced as a warrantly item. I then purchase and had installed Mud Guards on each tire. 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2011

24360 mi

C $40
interior mirror loose. Replaced 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2016
Oct 2010

24000 mi
Driver door panel replaced under warranty; armrest had split open on top where elbow rested: straight line slit. I now avoid exerting any weight on the new (same as OEM) armrest. 
Oct 2012

46000 mi
ESP light intermittently on when shouldn't have been. After several checks for this problem (during oil changes) since purchasing the car, finally a fault with the brake light sensor was detected; sensor replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2012

48000 mi
Cranked, no start. Plenty of battery charge for accessories. Towed by KIA Roadside: said engine flooded (by tow driver), started after draining. 2nd dealer days later: perhaps not quite enough charge for all components. No issues since. 
Apr 2015

67700 mi

US $400
Parking brake issue 
Apr 2016

76000 mi

US $253
AT tugging; noticed leak; added 1.5 qts. ATF myself: "MISC REPLACE LEAKING TRANSMISSION COOLER LINES LABOR 13 CPK 1.50: $180 45264-23650 TUBE ASSY-FEED: $60 UM010-CH002 SPIII ATF: $8.50 CUSTOMER PAY SHOP CHARGE FOR REPAIR ORDER: $4.23" 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
- Jul 2009
Jul 2009

8300 mi
Emissions Control Light Came on. Was the seal at the gas cap. Replaced under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

32240 mi
scratched gear knob rattle on front drivetrain while driving 
Kia Soul in West Virginia, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

40000 mi
sub woofer failed 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
compressor noise eng and trans continue to pull after releasing throttle until car speed drops below 25mph. while applying brakes you must release pressure when car gets to 25 mph or you will be standing car on its nose 
Kia Soul in Kentucky, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

85300 mi

US $28
Drivers Window Track has been diagnosed prior by another dealer as being worn/need replaced. Stereo was reported by other dealer as needing new base speaker (replace once already). 
Kia Soul in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

55000 mi
Bad left front wheel bearing 
Aug 2015

70000 mi

US $140
Replaced warped front rotors. 
Jan 2016

78300 mi

US $650
replaced purge valve replace stereo head unit 
Feb 2016

79700 mi

US $10
battery failed - replaced 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2012
Apr 2011

27000 mi

US $1300
replaced entire audio system with a in dash gps dvd nav system and true infinity reference speakers and 10 inch powered sub. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

56000 mi

US $35
Premature wear on Accessory Belts caused a need for replacement of all three 
Kia Soul in Michigan, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

101000 mi

US $515
Tie rod ends replaced and they suggested we replace all shocks and struts as well, even though none are leaking. Our roads are terrible here, so no surprise after 100k miles. 
Kia Soul in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2010 - Nov 2015
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $150
Rusted heat shield 
Kia Soul in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

1240 mi
Sirius radio stopped working 
May 2009

1860 mi
The Dealer is still trying to resolve the Sirius problem. They have the new radio but need to comply with the trouble shooting before installing the new one. They determined it was a communication breakdown between Sirius and our stereo system. The service centre wanted to be 100% sure, so we had to wait for a second service call where they just switched out the whole stereo unit...it now works fine and the 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

91000 mi
abs trac light on. wanted $95 to check light. I denied repair. 
Kia Soul in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2013
Oct 2012

24700 mi
Front right pillar had paint fading 
Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2013
Sep 2012

40000 mi
Fuel Purge Solenoid failure 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

19840 mi
All audio speakers quit working. Radio was replaced, but did not correct the problem. 
Sep 2012

19840 mi
audio quit 
Kia Soul in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Jul 2011

17700 mi
Creak in suspension or body. sound was not noticable due to rainy weather. Dealer attempted to fix but problem returned when weather dried out. 
Jul 2012

27000 mi
Creaking noise in seats when 2 occupants and cornering. Stability control activation light would come on when driving on dry pavement. To turn off light, ignition would have to be turned off and car re-started. 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

46000 mi

US $325
New rear rotors and brakepads. 
Kia Soul in Georgia, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015
Jul 2013

67700 mi

US $800
After owning the car < a year, the A/C Compressor was dying. Very disappointed at Kia. The dealer certified this car for manufacture warranty, but the A/C isn't covered. 
Kia Soul in Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2016
Jul 2013

32500 mi
Parking brake dashboard light did not illuminate when parking brake was applied. 
Sep 2015

55000 mi

US $500
Exhaust leak within down pipe. Replaced down pipe and flex pipe assembly. 
Mar 2016

59000 mi

US $650
Passenger side door lock actuator fails to unlock door properly when using either the key fob or the interior door switch. Exterior door handle failed to function properly. Replaced all brake pads and rotors. 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2016
Jun 2012

28000 mi
Brake lights stopped working. Completely covered under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Iowa, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

13000 mi
Noise in rear windshield wiper. Kia TSB. Dealer attempted to lubricate. Did NOT fix it, but they will try again during another visit. 
Feb 2011

13000 mi
In very cold weather, brake pedal was sluggish immediately after starting. Hard to push down, could cause car moving unexpectedly. Rear windshield wiper made grinding noise - previous lubrication didn't resolve for long - dealer performed TSB service, all seems OK 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2010
Feb 2010

15000 mi

US $185
Hard 1-2 upshift in transmission...dealer "could not replicate", but did it for us on the way home! They also informed me the I must do a 15,000 mile injection cleaning service to keep warranty. 
Kia Soul in Kentucky, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

4000 mi
Both traction control lights came on and flashed sporadically for the remainder of the day, parked the vehicle for the rest of the week. Drove car to dealer next week and lights off, dealer could not replicate, found stored code but no action 
Kia Soul in Michigan, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

12000 mi
Loud air duct noises when in air turbulance or behind semi trucks 
Kia Soul in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2010
Mar 2010

37200 mi
lights and horn stopped flashing/honking when locking the car via remote. 
Kia Soul in Georgia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

6000 mi
Scratches on driver side, inside door panel. Panel was ordered under warranty. 
Apr 2010

7000 mi
The door panel was installed in less than 30 minute and I was completely happy with the results.  
Kia Soul in Colorado, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
May 2010

4000 mi
Check Engine light came on; when software was reset, light went out and never came on again. 
Sep 2011

17000 mi
The AC compressor started emitting a whine in July that took a couple months to become chronic and constant. The AC did work, but the compressor was trying to blow. Compressor replaced, whine is gone. 
Apr 2012

22000 mi
Traction control light came on; computer registered fault with brake switch sensor. Sensor was replaced. 
Jul 2012

25000 mi
Radio very occasionally reset (5x since purchase). Appears to have been battery cable related. Cable loose and slightly corroded. 
Dec 2012

29000 mi
Brakes were squeaking on stop. Started just before 30k scheduled maintenance, so brakes were inspected then. Pads appear fine, rotors are slightly glazed. Driver's seatbelt retractor sometimes does not retract. Random failure. 
Feb 2014

45000 mi

US $95
The brakes squeak/squeal on use. Pads have 6 mm on front, 7 on rear, rotors are a little glazed. BrKe pedal seems to feel mushy to primary driver, but other drivers do not detect. Brakes were inspected, nothing seems to be wrong. 
Mar 2014

46000 mi

US $45
passenger headlamp, took 35 minutes to repair. 
Jul 2015

54700 mi

US $600
Timing belt replaced Alignment was very, very wrong. 1st gen Souls shipped with loose alignment and the tech specs were too loose. These were corrected in 2014. Mine came due, required major overhaul to correct to current spec. 
Sep 2015

56000 mi

US $24
Headlight. 
Kia Soul in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2010
May 2010

1000 mi
Door panel plastic replaced. 
Kia Soul in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2013
Nov 2009

11000 mi
The seat is not comfortable anymore. Left side of seat does not support. Dealer said they did not detect the problem 
Jul 2012

51000 mi

US $92
Radio quit working. A loud squeal in the radio in all modes of use. Radio deemed to be defective after Dealer Diagnostic was completed. 
Aug 2012

52000 mi
Dealer thought Radio was problem, now they think AMP is the problem after installing radio with no change in sysmptoms. $891 for amp. Dealer went to KIA who said replace both amp and radio at no charge. New amp and radio installed, fixed problem. 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

7000 mi

US $21
Back seat left door speaker was rattling. Sounded like it was blown. I could hear it but the tech could not so they did not fix. I can still hear it rattling so I'm frustrated with this problem. Told it was my problem with radio settings. 
Kia Soul in Iowa, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2009

3000 mi
Rear window wiper electrical wiring rubbed on frame and shorted out. Blew fuse Transmission disengaged at 70 mph and coasted to the side of the road. Car started fine, shifter moved fine between all gears but transmission would not engage. After starting and turning off the car a dozen times the transmission engaged. Drove home. 
Kia Soul in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2013
Jun 2009

75 mi
srs light on. lighted speakers do not pulse in music mode 
Jul 2009

2000 mi
SRS light would not go off. bluetooth would not pair with samsung phone. Speaker lights would not pulse to music. 
Aug 2009

2700 mi
TSB SA010 issued to replace speaker light control on vehicles mfr. between Jan and April 2009. Will request my repair at next oil change. 
Jan 2010

9700 mi

US $21
Speaker light switch replaced per SB. Also had tires rotated (1/5/2010). 
Jan 2011

22000 mi

US $10
updated odometer 
Nov 2011

30200 mi

US $590
Replaced damaged RF wheel and tire. Tire rotation. Alignment and replaced furl filler cap (TB) 
Kia Soul in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

4000 mi
update for Sirius radio replaced mood light controller for speaker lights reported passenger front suspension noise or thump. rough up shift between 2nd and 3rd gears in auto tranny. Not often, maybe 5 times since bought. 
Nov 2009

7000 mi
Had dealer check noisy rear wiper. Dealer lube washer motor and work fine after that. 
Jan 2010

7000 mi
Had a front passenger side suspension loose thud sound. Dealer test drove and ordered new strut upper mount. Dealer installed new right side front strut mount. 
Kia Soul in Cape Verde
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

11780 mi
faulty fuel pressure valve! 
Mar 2010

23560 mi
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! 
Apr 2010

25420 mi
Same as before. Problems at gas pumps and check engine light on. Dealer replaced the canister and c.c valve. So far so good! 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2015
Sep 2009

3000 mi
Brake pedal makes squeeking noises when pressed and released. Lubricated system. 
Jul 2010

10700 mi
Replaced map lights due to rattle 
Nov 2010

13000 mi
Rear window wiper making grinding noise when being turned on. Grommet in wiper mechanism lubed and problem resolved. 
Apr 2011

16500 mi
Transmission was slipping and surging. There was a TSB on this problem which needed a flash update. Car runs beautifully now. 
Sep 2012

28000 mi
Electronic stability control warning light malfunctioned 
May 2013

33000 mi
Transmission skipping/lurching going up hills. Transmission replaced by dealership 
Jul 2013

34300 mi

US $105
Premature degradation of spark plugs shorted out engine coil pack. New spark plugs were installed snd will be examined every 6 thousand miles for plugs burning out. 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Nov 2009

10000 mi
Rear wiper mechanism grinds and sounds like the gears are slipping. 
Mar 2010

15000 mi
Grinding sound from rear windshield wiper. They had to lubricate a rubber piece in the gear mechanism. 
Nov 2010

27000 mi
CD player would overheat, stop working and not eject the disc. Dealer ordered replacement, brought the car back the following week and replacement was installed within a few hours. 
Mar 2011

35000 mi
noticed a rattling in the front of the car. dealer found a loose bolt under the hood that was holding a shield on. tightened the bolt and no more noise. 
Feb 2012

39000 mi
Seat bottom needed to be replaced due to squeaking/creaking when driving. 
Kia Soul in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2009 - Sep 2013
Sep 2009

3720 mi
Calipers pins required lubrication as they were noisy when brakes were activated. 
Nov 2009

4340 mi
Rear wiper spray nozzle mounting loose. Clip was installed incorrectly during manufacturing. Mechanic reinstalled the clip properly. 
Jan 2010

4960 mi
Currently dealing with KIA Canada regarding poor quality interior door panels which scratch easily. 
Kia Soul in Oregon, United States
May 2010 - Feb 2015
Jun 2010 Turn signals worked and then didn't and then did and..... 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jan 2011
Sep 2009

1860 mi
All 4 wheel bearings replaced under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2010

15000 mi
LED in radio went beserk, displaying a "picture" in the middle of the screen. Started when it got really cold out, would get smaller when the car interior was warmer. 
Nov 2011

33500 mi
Washer fluid pump blew seal, leaked all washer fluid as soon as it was poured into the tank. 
Sep 2013

68000 mi

US $80
Replaced brake pads in front. 
Jun 2014

83000 mi

US $500
Replaced the belt, it was getting worn and had started cracking. 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

109000 mi

US $150
Serpentine belt replaced 
Kia Soul in Maryland, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2010
Sep 2010

23000 mi
Never had a problem requiring repair, but the interior was the most scratch prone interior I've ever seen. Slightly above lightly scratching your nails on the interior leaves permanent scratches. Heard a rumor they changed the plastic formulation later. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2016
Apr 2009

1000 mi
TSB for Sirius radio - I downloaded and installed the firmware update myself 
Sep 2009

5000 mi
TSB for Sirius  
Jul 2010

14000 mi
ESC light came on and stayed on, but once car was turned off, and then back on, the light did not come back on. Took car in to check for codes. New brake sensor needed. 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Aug 2015
Feb 2011

3720 mi
The transmission,when put into drive(and only drive),will not respond,then BANG,into gear it goes. It doesn't do this all the time,which is making it hard to figure out. I have taken the soul back to the dealer,and they "flashed" the tranny,but to no effect.It is now worse. I am going back again to have it looked at.(third time now). 
Apr 2011

4960 mi
The transmission is still doing the same thing! Head office is now involved,but I'm not getting anywhere with them. Sure Kia has a good warranty,but if they keep denying the problem is there,what good is it? 
May 2011

5580 mi
The dealer has replaced the transmission,and it seems to be fine,right now. 
Aug 2014

44040 mi
The front passenger side speaker was not working. The driver's seat lower cushion needed replacing. All done under warranty. 
Nov 2014

47740 mi
The left and right axles had to be replaced due to rips in cv joint boots. 
Kia Soul in Missouri, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

37000 mi
A-pillars came off of car while driving down the highway 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
May 2011

15340 mi
Rear Windshield Wiper squealed periodically when it was used. Greased it and the squealing stopped. 
Jul 2011

16740 mi
The antenna coil had to be replaced... the car would not start periodically.... apparently it thought the wrong key was in the ignition. The antenna coil was replaced... had no further issues. 
Apr 2012

27040 mi
Third brake light wouldn't work and dome light didn't work consistently. Found a broken wire to the third brake light in the roof of the vehicle. As far as the dome light apparently it was mis-wired at the factory. 
Mar 2014

55800 mi
Right rear door latch sticking and was replaced. 
Jan 2016

72520 mi

C $1000
Starter and battery had to be replaced 
Jun 2016

75640 mi

C $300
Thermostat replacement, 
Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2015
Oct 2010

9000 mi
Mood light control switch for the radio/stereo. 
Jul 2011

15000 mi
Replaced Stereo Amplifer - Dealer had the part in stock - it took about 2 hours. 
Kia Soul in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2011
Aug 2010 There was a rattle inside the front passenger's side door panel. They took apart the seat, dash, and door panel to locate the problem. It was a loose piece that they tied down. This solved the problem.  
Jun 2011

15000 mi
Since the recall repair on the speaker lights, they have been blinking on and off when the car is running. Dealer was able to recreate the problem, tightened some wiring harnesses. Problem returned within 1 week. Need to make new appt. 
Nov 2011

21000 mi
Speaker lights blinking on and off when the car is running. 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2011
Jul 2010

9000 mi
Third time car was in for issues with speaker lights flickering when in the on position. Interior scratches that are depreciating the value of car and paint chipping and rusting. Still getting run around from manufacturer on interior. 
Kia Soul in Nevada, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2016
Aug 2010

20500 mi
Alternator went bad, replaced by dealer with reman. Also replaced battery. 
Aug 2011

27670 mi
Rear amplifier replaced. multiple checkup list performed.  
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2014
Jun 2010

5000 mi
TSB on rear window wiper, for noise 
Nov 2014

63700 mi

US $700
Warn out brakes 
Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
Jul 2010

1000 mi
Subwoofer blown on new vehicle. Part was ordered and replaced very quickly. 
Oct 2010

10000 mi
Cargo area power outlet stopped working. Dealer states wires crossed, although worked previously. Corrected and now works. 
Jun 2011

26000 mi
Rear sub blown (again). Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2010

16500 mi
stereo controls on steering wheel don't work right. The up would turn the stereo down and the down would activate the cell phone blue tooth. Problem stopped the morning I took in and then returned briefly after I received it back. 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2013
Aug 2010

2000 mi
Headlight was not positioned correctly in housing leaving a 1" gap between metal and light. Dealer claims it is fixed but it is still uneven and doesn't match the headlight in the housing on the other side. 
Oct 2010

4000 mi
Car was dead. Had Kia roadside assistance out 2x in 2 days. They found a blown fuse (Ignition 2) under the hood. Replaced fuse. It blew again by the time we got car home. Dealer says "can't duplicate problem". Replaced fuse again. :( Car died again (less than a week after being told at dealer that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle) and had to be towed. This time dealer replaced starter and ignition. So far car has not died again. I am keeping my fingers crossed! 
Nov 2010

6000 mi
Car lost headlights while driving and then car died. This has happened multiple times. Dealer replaced wiring harness this time. I have no confidence that this car is fixed. It is not safe to drive. I am going to pursue a Lemon Law claim 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2010

7000 mi

US $32
Mood light switch failure. 
Apr 2013

45213 mi
RH door latch broke 
Jan 2014

56300 mi
Sunroof tracks were cracked on both sides causing a popping sound when you raised the Sunroof in the vent position. 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Dec 2015
Aug 2011

35300 mi
Air conditioner stop working took it in they ordered compressor. 3 days later took it back to have compressor installed but that did not fix problem. Three trips later installed expansion valve they kept forgetting to order 
Mar 2015

117800 mi

C $232
Fuel Sensor, charcoal filter replace starter 
Oct 2015

132720 mi

C $1200
Brake backing plates Replaced rear bearing 
Dec 2015

135160 mi

C $1000
Bearings and struts 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Bulgaria
Nov 2009 - Mar 2014
Feb 2011

8680 mi
Stone chipping at the bottom of the rear doors and rear arches, and the thresholds. 
Kia Soul in Maryland, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

70000 mi

US $200
Replaced all spark plugs and one wire. 
Kia Soul in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Oct 2014

103000 mi

US $80
Crankshaft position sensor failed 
Apr 2016

123300 mi

US $200
Crankshaft Sensor failure 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Jan 2014
Sep 2011

21000 mi
Loose bolt on door hinge which resulted in odd noises while opening and closing door. Far from serious. 
Mar 2012

34000 mi
Loose heat shield over exhaust. 
Jan 2013

52000 mi
Replaced thermostat, worked alright for a few days then replaced thermostat again. Everything fixed now. 

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2010 Kia Soul 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

58260 mi
My engine light came on don't remember what part was replaced but it wasn't serious. 

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2009.5 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 126hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Great Britain
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

10000 mi
repair chipped paint on lower rear doors 

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2009.5 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

122-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Ireland
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

6820 mi
ESP light not going out. problem found to be faulty fuse relating to brake lights. 

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