2012 Kia Soul Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Kia Soul

2012 Kia Soul Problems

Manual 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.

No Sound from Speakers

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.

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2012 Kia Soul Questions

Where are crank sensors located ? (1 answer)

Oil not changed properly . Getting code for bad crank sensor I cleaned and tested top crank sensor but I'm being told there are 2 sensors.

hi if my car goes to 3 thousand then it cuts out, I have orange square showing (1 answer)

there is a orange square on the dash board

car is turned off, you press the clutch in, what is a clicking noise under hood (1 answer)

Comes from the box on the drivers side (relay box). It doesn't happen all the time.

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2012 Kia Soul Recalls

Side 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.

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