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2016 Kia Soul repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (20%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 10 repairs.
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2016 Kia Soul repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (71%)

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Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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 - Jan 2019
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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2016 Kia Soul Repair Histories

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