Kia Soul Repair and Maintenance

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

Kia Soul Problems

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.

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.

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Kia Soul Questions

How much to replace the Clutch? (1 answer)

If they are changing the transmission will it be less expensive?

Can you adjust the guide assembly that attaches to glass on the sunroof? (2 answers)

The drivers side guide assembly is about an inch behind the passenger side when fully closed. The passenger side closes full and then lifts slighty like it is supposed to. The drivers side won't go that far forward.

my check engine light came on, codes po420 & po133 came up. what is the issue? (1 answer)

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Kia Soul Recalls

Steering Gear Failure

The steering linkage may separate from the steering gear due to a loss of adhesive. Dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the pinon plug that secures the pinion gear free of charge to resolve the concern.

Accelerator Pedal May Bend And Break

The accelerator pedal may bend and fracture, making it difficult to accelerate the vehicle. Dealers will add a supporting rubber underneath the pedal stopper free of charge to resolve the problem.

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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Kia Soul Reviews

I am almost 60. Favorite car I have ever owned !
Alright so agree with the car starting only when it wants to, I've had some problems with KIA and feel others should be aware. We took the car into the Birchwood Kia dealership @ 1364 Regent in Winnipeg, MB. First they told us the clutch was shot,... on a 3 year old car?! So after we did not authorize that, they told us the car would not start and the starter was shot.. again the car is 3 year...
great little car,, plenty of space,,bought used,,18 inch rims,, tires aren't cheap,, all in all am greatly satified with car

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