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2012 Kia Soul repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (47%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (7%)

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2012 Kia Soul body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (15%)

< $100 (77%)

Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

89900 mi

C $2000
Routine service LOF, brake service, rattle in rear on bumps. The rattle seemed to be related to the muffler. It was investigated and some minor work was done. Some improvement was made. Now it is back, same as before. 
30000 mi Reoccuring water leak from top of backlite 
39000 mi Steering wheel leather falling off 
42000 mi

US $100
Water leak into interior primarily in the rear passenger seat area floor. Service Tech unable to determine the location of the leak. No repair completed. Still leaks during rainfall. 
35000 mi Moisture in headlight. 
30000 mi Drive side headlamp had moisture within glass. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
100000 mi

US $89
Lost the right side windshield "A" pillar molding when getting an air blast from a tractor trailer. Got one online. Used black duct tape until part arrived to keep wind noise less noticeable. 
16000 mi

US $110
Right windshield garnish blew off during strong headwind on freeway 

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2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

48000 mi Exterior trim panels on A-pillar were pulling away from body. Dealer replaced. 
23500 mi Drivers seat squeaks. Seat track ordered, not fixed at this time. 

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2012 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

21500 mi They had to replace the glove box. It rattled and would not close tightly. Replace glove box 
Had a ding on hood when it was delivered. Dealer had PDR fix it the next week. 

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2012 Kia Soul Body Problems

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