2011 Kia Soul Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Kia Soul
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2011 Kia Soul ProblemsManual transmission difficult to shift into 1st gear
The manual transmission may be difficult to shift into 1st gear. Our technicians tell us that a revised shifter lower skirt is available to correct this concern.
The navigation unit in the Kia Soul may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other features may still function properly.
This fault requires no parts replacement, and is a software glitch that can be rectified by a 'hard reset'.
To perform the hard reset, simply disconnect the vehicles negative battery terminal, wait 15 minutes, and reconnect the negative battery terminal.
2011 Kia Soul QuestionsHow much to replace the Clutch? (1 answer)
If they are changing the transmission will it be less expensive?
electrical. Air conditioner fan works when it wants. Same with traction control light (may stay on for a few drives), check engine light will come on for a drive then be off a month and now, one headlight doesn't work on low beam but they both work on high beam. How do I fix this possessed car?
2011 Kia Soul RecallsSide Curtain Airbag
In the event of a crash where the side curtain airbags are deployed a headliner plate can detach, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will correct this concern by adding industrial adhesive strips to secure the headliner plates.
The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.