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2010 Kia Soul repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 220 repairs.
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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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 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 Ohio, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2015
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 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 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 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 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 now works fine and the 
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 Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2015
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. 

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2010 Kia Soul Repair Histories

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