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
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.
Traction control light came on; computer registered fault with brake switch sensor. Sensor was replaced.
abs trac light on. wanted $95 to check light. I denied repair.
Frozen left front caliper, required both sides to be replaced
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.
Parking brake issue
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.
The traction control light was coming on and staying on. The replaced a brake switch.
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.
Brake pedal makes squeeking noises when pressed and released. Lubricated system.
Master cylinder damaged by lubricants used in earlier repair, new part installed and problem resolved.
Electronic stability control warning light malfunctioned
In very cold weather, brake pedal was sluggish immediately after starting. Hard to push down, could cause car moving unexpectedly.
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
Calipers pins required lubrication as they were noisy when brakes were activated.