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2010 Kia Soul repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (10%)

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2010 Kia Soul brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (12%)

< $100 (71%)

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

1000 mi Steering wheel sensor was malfunctioning causing the ESC system to erroneously detect that car was spinning out of control. This caused the ESC system to sporadically apply brakes on one side, causing the car to hitch without warning. Steering wheel sensor was malfunctioning causing the ESC system to erroneously detect that car was spinning out of control. This caused the ESC system to sporadically apply brakes on one side, causing the car to hitch without warning. 

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2010 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

142-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

132120 mi

C $900
Brake backing plates 
164920 mi

C $255
Replace brake pads and rotors 
22000 mi Traction control light came on; computer registered fault with brake switch sensor. Sensor was replaced. 
73100 mi abs trac light on. wanted $95 to check light. I denied repair. 
79000 mi

US $700
Frozen left front caliper, required both sides to be replaced 
83390 mi

C $800
Front brakes 
45700 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. 
67300 mi

US $400
Parking brake issue 
27000 mi 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. 
37080 mi The traction control light was coming on and staying on. The replaced a brake switch. 
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. 
3000 mi Brake pedal makes squeeking noises when pressed and released. Lubricated system. 
6000 mi Master cylinder damaged by lubricants used in earlier repair, new part installed and problem resolved. 
28000 mi Electronic stability control warning light malfunctioned 
13000 mi In very cold weather, brake pedal was sluggish immediately after starting. Hard to push down, could cause car moving unexpectedly. 
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 
3720 mi Calipers pins required lubrication as they were noisy when brakes were activated. 

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