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2015 Kia Soul repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (26%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 38 repairs.
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2015 Kia Soul repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (12%)

< $100 (85%)

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Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

31000 mi
The Passenger side,rear caliper was leaking. The dealer fixed it under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

47000 mi
Check engine light on. Dealer replaced valve free under warranty. Check engine light off after. 
Kia Soul in South Carolina, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

37000 mi
Faulty gas cap caused check engine light, and it took 2 days to diagnose and replace (warranty) 
Nov 2017

39000 mi
Heater fan working only on high. Replaced resistor at fan control. 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

46000 mi
Drivers rear caliper leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

8000 mi

US $160
replaced OE dead battery; lasted only 2 years; 8k miles! 
Mar 2018

12000 mi
Replacement battery from 2017 lasted less than 1 year!! 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

39000 mi
Factory recall 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

24000 mi
Factory recall 
Kia Soul in Arizona, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

39000 mi
4 Kias so far around 400k miles combined and this is the 1st one that needed anything ! Lift gate latch (electric) failed . Replaced under warranty with a total wash job . 
Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

11300 mi
black paint over the drivers door is bubbling The leather on the drivers seat is flaking.. It seems to be cause by the seat belt rubbing on it. 
Kia Soul in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

16740 mi
Battery wasn't holding charge properly. Had it replaced at 50% cost to us. 
Sep 2017

19840 mi

C $575
At only 32000 Km, had to have front rotors and pads replaced. Apparently worn down to approx 2 MM (pads) 
Jan 2018

22940 mi
Manufacturer recall for Pinion plug in steering mechanism. 
Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2018
Feb 2016

9000 mi
Steering wheel was not centered, and front tires were cupping. The dealer fixed the tow issue, but the steering wheel still was not centered. I wound up making the adjustments myself at the tie rod ends. 
Aug 2016

17000 mi
Battery failed suddenly - opened circuit internally. 
Jul 2017

28000 mi

US $140
Battery tested weak when the car was brought into the shop for oil change and general maintenance. I had noticed the lights seemed a bit dimmer than usual with the engine not running. 
Dec 2017

32500 mi
Recall to install set screw to prevent loss of steering 
Mar 2018

34000 mi

US $175
Grinding noise when applying brakes 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
May 2015 Replaced faulty navigation/radio system. 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

3000 mi
Radio amp bad 
Kia Soul in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

3900 mi
Seems the rear right px seatback is not adjusted properly and rattles over bumps and with body flex Right front door strap bolt loose so when door opens the metal strap would not catch the door, would slide and would clunk as the strap hit the end of the bolt. 
Sep 2015

5580 mi
Seat actually had something internally loose which was causing the rattle. Right rear seat back swapped from another new car, all good now, no noises after 1000Km. Sept 2017: Never a hint of a rattle now been 2 years since repair. 
Kia Soul in Michigan, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

6000 mi
Rear suspension making noise 
May 2018

29000 mi
Steering recall 
Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2018
Oct 2015

8000 mi
On right turns a low grinding sound it stopped making the noise. may have just been something that needed to be worked out 

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2015 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

11000 mi
Low tire pressure light was stuck on.  
Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

1000 mi
Updated computer software for airbags under TSB 

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2015 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Virginia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
Feb 2018

43329 mi
check engine light on po441 evap tsb eng 164 replaced fuel tank evap purge pump 
Kia Soul in Oregon, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

1900 mi
XM/Sirius antenna interior connection loose and mount on roof leaking water. Connector reassembled and mount tightened down. 
Sep 2015

2000 mi
Sun visor post loose, discovered screw missing from assembly. Installed screw. 
Apr 2016

6300 mi
Headliner buzzing around front interior light; update: problem returned within 30 days 
Jun 2016

8000 mi
Buzzing from headliner surrounding front interior light 
Dec 2016

9000 mi
Buzzing from headliner never fixed. 

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2015 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Kia Soul in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

27100 mi
GPS head unit malfunctioning. iBAU unit malfunctioning, making odd noises, rough transition from regen to friction. 

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