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2012 Kia Soul Repair Histories

98 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Kia Soul. 23 of these members (23.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 37 repairs to 2012 Kia Souls--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

164-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Kia Soul in Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
3000 mi   Battery would not charge, car could not be jumped after being idle for two months. 
Kia Soul in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
  Right front door speaker blew one week after I purchased the car. Hasn't been listening to it higher than an 8 in volume. Took to the dealer to check and they had to replace the speaker. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
5000 mi   Popping sound when playing i-Pod through UVO ICE system. Dealer updated software. 
Kia Soul in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
8000 mi   Car would hesitate when you give it gas at a light, or turning also engine light came on. 1st time I took it in they couldn't find anything wrong. 2nd time the found a odd code in computer. It's still hesitates but not as bad 

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2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

164-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in New York, United States
Mar 2012 - Nov 2012
12000 mi   Manual transmission. Hesitation, surging, poor throttle control. Dealer says there's nothing they can do since there's no code and that I just need to get used to the electronic throttle. I will be getting a different car. 
14000   Dealer could not fix issues with hesitation and surging, so got rid of the car. 
Kia Soul in Iowa, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2014
  Hill-start Assist Control is not functioning, took to dealer for diagnosis. Dealer awaiting repair instructions from mfr. Hill-start assist not working, further diagnosis found steering angle sensor needed to be reset back to zero. System now works great! 
4000 mi   Replaced yaw sensor under warranty. Sensor was having random communication failures that became apparent when hill-start system stopped working. 
19000   Pin connector in flip key broke, metal key fell off key fob. 

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2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Kia Soul in Missouri, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
17000 mi   Misfire related to GDI fuel system, replaced injectors and DI fuel rail. Removed head and cleaned carbon deposits off of valve stems because of build up from GDI poor design. 
23500   All but drivers power locks did not function. Tech greased all connectors and ran diagnostics and greasing the connectors fixed the problem. Drivers seat squeaks. Seat track ordered, not fixed at this time. 
26000   Door locks didn't work. They replaced a fusebox which corrected the issue. Took 3 trips and many parts ordered to correct it. 
Kia Soul in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
24000 mi   transmission leaking, TSB transmission replaced 
Kia Soul in Alaska, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
6000 mi   Winter temps got to zero or minus, engine temp randomly drops to half or less of usual gauge reading, drops interior heater temp by 15 to 20 degrees.Dealer changed thermostat, but problem continues. Never happens in warmer weather. 

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2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2014
22000 mi   They had to replace the glove box. It rattled and would not close tightly. Replace glove box 

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