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2018 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Kia Soul in New York, United States
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Aug 2018

1000 mi
Key stopped working 
Sep 2018

2000 mi
Complained about rough idle, dealer said is normal 

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2018 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Kia Soul in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2018 - Jul 2020
Jan 2020

21700 mi
Charger door getting stuck. Cleaned rails/tracks. 

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2017 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Jun 2018

19840 mi

C $300
Adjustment and grinding of brake disks. 
Kia Soul in Georgia, United States
Aug 2017 - Dec 2018
Jul 2017

6029 mi
Intermittent map light malfunction. Seems to only occur during cooler weather, so was not able to reproduce at the dealership. Nonetheless, replaced entire map light assembly under warranty. Update: it's been almost a year. Issue did not reoccur. Repair successful. 
Sep 2018

20265 mi
Visor mount was hanging loose; there was a screw missing. Screw added, which fixed the issue. May have been related to the last trip to the shop for reading light issue. 

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2017 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Kia Soul in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

9300 mi
OBD replacement under waranty 

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2016 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Maryland, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

13000 mi
Recall to inspect steering column. No problems found. 
Kia Soul in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

34100 mi
Backup camera lense got foggy, wet and dirty on the inside. 

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2016 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Ohio, United States
Mar 2016 - May 2020
Mar 2018

21000 mi
Loose connection resulting in intermittent failures. The vehicle wouldn't start (no power, not even to use power locks), or electronics would fail intermittently while driving (for example cruise control or radio would switch off on their own). 
Dec 2018

30000 mi

US $350
Front pads were totally worn (to the backing metal) after less than 30,000 miles. Uneven wear (inner pads were totally worn, while outer pads were ~4mm thick). 

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2016 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

109-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Kia Soul in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

21000 mi
Replace on-board charger 
Jan 2018

23000 mi
Heater blowing cold air. Replaced temperature sensor. Problem still happens. 
Kia Soul in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2018
Jan 2016

225 mi
Right after delivery, noticed that car has significant rattle in ceiling, near front of sunroof. The dealer could NOT fix - it continues to significantly detract from the enjoyment of the car! Also, when passenger seat empty (which it wasn't in test drives), heard major seat mount rattle - seems that seat wasn't securely mounted! This issues WAS addressed, and seems to be OK now. 

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2016 Kia Soul 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Kia Soul in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

47000 mi

US $212
Replace pads 
May 2018

93000 mi

US $110
I had a bad cell in the battery and replaced the battery 

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2015 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

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 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 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 
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 Ohio, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

46000 mi
Drivers rear caliper leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

39000 mi
Factory recall 
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 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 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 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 Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

3000 mi
Radio amp bad 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
May 2015 Replaced faulty navigation/radio system. 
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. 

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2015 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

1000 mi
Updated computer software for airbags under TSB 
Kia Soul in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

11000 mi
Low tire pressure light was stuck on.  

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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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2014 Kia Soul

Engine not specified

Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2017 - Dec 2017
Nov 2017

33000 mi

US $320
Went from NO symptoms when got oil change. Was told need full front brake job for estimated $800! "Very bad! Dangerous..can't Turn rotors." Angered at this, I asked to see Service Manager, who then talked to Gen. Mgr. , who lowered price to $300! 

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2014 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

9000 mi
hesitation on take-off, no code and no duplication at dealer so there was no repair. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

30000 mi
Lights inside and outside the car sometimes start flashing when the car is off. Battery runs down. Has needed to be jumped over ten times. Replaced fuse box this time. Can't seem to find problem despite 42 days in the shop. 
Jan 2016

30500 mi
The problem was rust under the illuminated door sill. It was "telling" the car that the door was open and running the battery down. They cut the wires, reordered the kit, and redid the scuff plate. 
Dec 2016

40000 mi
Car lights worked but wouldn't start.Dealer went thru a parasitic drain test, and reset all the fuses in the fuse box. Could have been a rust issue in the door sill again.I have 2 2014 Kia Soul+'s one is perfect the other has had challenges 
Kia Soul in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

4000 mi

US $150
Defective battery 
Kia Soul in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

11000 mi
steering bolts replaced under guarantee 
Kia Soul in Virginia, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

2000 mi
Blower motor electrical whine. Blower motor replaced. Front seat fabric wearing prematurely - fabric was bunching up along top of seat cushion. Fabric was resecured to the seat. Ignition starter delay when turning key. Initially told it was not normal followed up a few days later by being told that it is normal. 
Jul 2014

4500 mi
Automatic shifting from second to third gear yields a loss in power and hesitation. Excessive wind noise at highway speeds between 50 and 70mph. Driver's-side door only; passenger side does not exhibit this problem. 
May 2015

15000 mi
Installed additional weather stripping along driver's-side door using self-stick weather stripping. 
Jun 2015

16000 mi

US $200
Excessive wind noise still occurring on driver's side at and above 55MPH. Noise does not occur on passenger-side of vehicle. Additional weatherstripping installed to no avail. 
Aug 2015

17100 mi
Replaced window seal has now created a window rattle that did not exist previously. 
Mar 2016

22000 mi
Crunching/grinding noise emanating from suspension areas. 
Jun 2016

24000 mi
Rattles coming from steering column. Two inch circular plastic piece fell into driver footwell while driving. Origin unknown. 
Aug 2016

25400 mi
Grinding and crunching noises emanating from front and rear undercarriage. Dealer retorqued loose suspension nuts and bolts. Repair was not successful as noise is still present. 
Mar 2017

33000 mi
Axle hub nuts were replaced under recall. 
Kia Soul in Arizona, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2018
Jul 2016

36700 mi
Loose battery connection and blown fuses 
Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

4168 mi
Driver's side headlight was replaced under warranty. There were dried condensation marks on the inside of the headlight lens. 
Sep 2017

7000 mi
Whistling sound between 50-60 mph 
Nov 2017

8000 mi
Whistling sound from 50-70 mph. Found that noise coming from gap between hood and bumper. Removed front fascia below Kia emblem; noise persisted. Replaced rubber seal behind latch; noise persisted. Put foam cushion under radiator cover to push up on it; noise persisted. Managed to fix problem by adjusting a few screws in the bumper as well radiator cover. Clear coat from two rims were bubbling and starting to dissipate. 
Kia Soul in Michigan, United States
Oct 2014 - Jan 2018
Dec 2017

57750 mi
A shield strip under the left front quarter panel broke loose. Dealer removed the damaged portion, pronounced it good to go and we went! 
Kia Soul in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2017
Apr 2017

16000 mi
replace and torque steering bolts 
Kia Soul in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Feb 2018
Dec 2017

45000 mi
Another recall for suspension issue. Also dealing with squeaking during cold temperatures whenever going over any bumps. 
Kia Soul in Georgia, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2017
Jan 2017

40000 mi
We've had a ton of issues that no one at Ed Voyles Kia could ever diagnose. One minute its the gas cap, the next minute they tell us that cant possibly be a problem and it must be something else... which they also can figure out. Car also had a problem where with the car in park, the push button start wouldn't work. You had to shift the car to drive (while it was still off) then shift it back into park, and then it might start. We just traded this car in. 

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2014 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

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

Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

17000 mi
Checked light switch. Connections were loose 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2015
Jan 2015

7000 mi
AC had a smell problem. After internet research the most common response was mold. Dealer repaired problem. 
Apr 2015

11000 mi
mold smell returned to car. 
Kia Soul in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

1000 mi
The shifting lever would not move. They replaced the shifter knob. It works OK now. 
Kia Soul in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2017

36000 mi

US $302
Replaced front brake pads and turned rotors 

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2014 Kia Soul 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Kia Soul in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

9300 mi
Had to replace an entire side light assembly on passenger side of car. It was full of moisture. 
Sep 2014

12000 mi
Severe rattle in the dash. Right side near windshield. They could not fix it. Have to take it back and leave it. They have to remove the whole dash. Driver door lock sticks. Engine bogs or hesitates at take off in lower gears as accelerator is pressed hard. 
May 2015

22000 mi
Rattle in upper right dash. Near window. After 2 trips. Still not repaired!!! 
Jul 2015

23000 mi
We will see if the rettle has been successfully repaired. 
Aug 2015

24700 mi
Same rattle in upper right dash. Kept car 18 days. Rattle came back five days later, in early August. back with me.Complained to KIA motors. A Tech rep is to get back and set up a meeting. 
Sep 2016

44000 mi
Rattles fixed. 
Kia Soul in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2015

28000 mi
Canister purge valve. 
Kia Soul in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

5200 mi
bcm upgrade 

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