|Rearview Video Systems||Optional|
|Dynamic Head Restraints||Not Available|
|Head Restraint||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|Advanced Belt Feature||Standard|
|Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Seat Belt Reminder System||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Frontal Air Bag||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Curtain||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|Torso/Pelvis||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Additional Air Bags||Not Available|
|Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements||Yes|
|LATCH Locations||Rear Seat|
|Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch)||Available|
|Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations||Driver, Front Passenger|
|NHTSA ID Number:||11141320|
|Consumer Location:||LAKE BUTLER, FL|
VIN # [XXX] I HIT A DEER AND THE AIR BAG NEVER DEPLOYED VEHICLE WAS TOTALED. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR
|NHTSA ID Number:||11121001|
|Consumer Location:||SCOTTSVILLE, VA|
ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018, ON A MAJOR HIGHWAY, TRAFFIC BEGAN TO SLOW AND AS I APPLIED MY BRAKES, THEY FELT AS THOUGH THEY TRAVELED TO THE FLOOR, AND EVEN THOUGH I HAD PLENTY OF SPACE TO STOP, I WAS UNABLE TO AND WAS IN AN ACCIDENT. THE CAR WAS REPAIRED BY A NON-KIA DEALER VIA MY INSURANCE. WITHIN TWO DAYS OF ME HAVING THE VEHICLE BACK IN MY POSSESSION, IT HAPPENED AGAIN, THIS TIME WHILE COMING TO A SLOW GRADUAL STOP AT A LIGHT. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MY LOCAL DEALERSHIP, PRICE KIA, TO REPORT THE CONCERN. AFTER MULTIPLE TEST DRIVES, THEY FELT THE BRAKES TRAVELING TOO FAR AND REPLACED THE MASTER CYLINDER, WITH THE CLAIM THAT THIS COULD BE THE "ONLY POSSIBLE CAUSE." OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE CAR HAS BEEN BACK INTO THE DEALERSHIP FOR THE SAME ISSUE; IT HAD NOT BEEN RESOLVED WITH THE REPLACEMENT OF THE MASTER CYLINDER. PRICE KIA NOW CLAIMS THE ISSUE ISN'T RELOCATABLE AND REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. SHOULD FURTHER DOCUMENTATION BE NEEDED THE WORK ORDERS, ACCIDENT REPORT, AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION CAN BE PROVIDED.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11083435|
|Consumer Location:||MAXWELL, IN|
WHEN ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE, THE BRAKE'S WILL RELEASE AND THEN GRAB ONTO THE ROTORS AGAIN. ALSO HAVE A SOFT PETAL AND HISSING WHEN PRESSING ON THE BRAKE. THE DEALERSHIP WHERE PURCHASED STATES THAT NOTHING IS WRONG; HOWEVER, I AM EXPERIENCING GRINDING, MY CAR SHAKING AT RANDOM TIMES WHEN ATTEMPTING TO STOP, OR RANDOMLY FAILURE TO STOP, RESULTING IN HAVING TO GO OFF THE ROAD.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11438381|
|Consumer Location:||COVINGTON, GA|
On 10/23/2021, I took my vehicle for a oil change around 10:30 in the morning, afterwards I proceeded to run errands before heading to work. While on my way to work my vehicle started to make a rattling noise from the engine bay. So I decided to drive to the dealership to see if my oil change was done incorrectly on the way to dealership my vehicle rattling grew louder and started to sound like a freight train I made it to the dealership a the service advisor said I’m glad you made it and checked my vehicle after letting him know I just got a oil change I was advised oil change wasn’t done incorrectly but my vehicle is possibly among the recall for the 2.0L engines for failure my vehicle is only at 45,000 miles.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11437252|
|Consumer Location:||GAHANNA, OH|
while driving on the freeway, car completely shut off. There was a safety risk as the car was driving 65 on the freeway at the time. Car has been at a indpependent car shop and has now been at the dealership for 5 weeks and was told that complete engine failure. Car was driving fine up until the moment it died. There was no sputtering, or engine light that came on for a warning. Had to very carefully get the car over to the side of the freeway.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11436179|
|Consumer Location:||PONCHATOULA, LA|
After having some minor body work done (nowhere near the engine) I got my car back with the engine light on. Body shop said they hooked it up to a scanner and it just needed a tune up. Then while driving, the oil light began flickering off and on, so I checked the oil. It was fine. Then shortly after the engine started knocking. The knocking got louder and faster the faster I went. I had it towed to a mechanic from my work, and when he checked it, he said that he found a piece of the engine IN the oil pan and that the engine would have to be completely replaced. It only had about 80,000 miles on it and was serviced regularly. I bought it used with 5000 so the 100000 mile warranty was not applicable.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11432139|
|Consumer Location:||NEW HAVEN, MO|
We have been driving the vehicle all day doing some shopping and my fiance took the vehicle up to his parents house after we got home to eat dinner with them. The vehicle had driven fine day long and we had just done an oil change and tune up 2 weeks prior. There was no warning lights no knocking and no indication that there was any issue. Regardless on the way home my fiance calls me and tells me he had just he Had to push the vehicle from the middle of the road where it stopped cold turkey to get it out of traffic. We now have had to drop thousands by due to catalytic converter being faulty it caused the engine to throw a piston. Which just so happens was the exact thing that caused prior years to be recalled . The car only has 110000 and I'm the only owner I purchased it brand new and to top it off I still owe 5000 on the thing
|NHTSA ID Number:||11432208|
|Consumer Location:||SHERWOOD, OR|
Engined seized and had to be replaced due to an issue known to dealer. (Learned after the fact) Zero issues before it happend. Nearly caused accident. Going up a hill and all at once dead shake, lost acceleration and steering for a moment.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11431938|
|Consumer Location:||ATHENS, GA|
At around 50,000 miles the engine of the vehicle began knocking loudly. I immediately pulled over and had it towed to the dealership. It has been well-maintained and there were no warning lights. The engine has failed and Kia is refusing to honor the warranty, citing lack of physical records of oil change.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11431670|
|Consumer Location:||LIBERTY, MO|
Upon startup one day, the engine began knocking. It was turned off and towed. Both an independent service center and Kia dealer have confirmed connecting rod failure, and the need for a total engine replacement. The vehicle is still available for inspection at this time. Fortunately, the issue began when the engine was turned on so the car was not moving at the time of failure, but had it begun on the highway or had a portion of the rod perforated the engine, it could have led to immediate loss of power while in motion and/or leaking oil. There were no warning lamps or messages prior to failure, and the engine had been maintained according to manufacturer guidelines. Periodically prior to this occurrence, the engine did demonstrate temporary reductions in power when accelerating, like it was hesitating to rev up beyond idle speed. However, the local Kia dealer was unable to diagnose the problem at that time (53,293 miles), and simply said to come back if it got worse, giving me the phone number for Kia Roadside Service. Although the loss of power was always temporary and infrequent, it could be a bit surprising when making a right turn into moving traffic, or a left turn across traffic because the car did not move into the traffic as fast as usual, which could have led to a collision with oncoming traffic. Fortunately it never lasted more than a second or two at a time. These symptoms returned the day prior to engine failure in greater frequency and duration. This type of failure is highly unusual for a vehicle of this age (4 years old) and mileage (67,000 miles), and Kia has denied warranty coverage, even though engine issues began before expiration of the warranty.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11431091|
|Consumer Location:||BIXBY, OK|
The car's oil pressure light started blinking while driving on the highway. The vehicle stalled at a nearby gas station, and no oil was present on the dipstick. The car was less than 1,500 miles off of an oil change, and had oil present on the dipstick before the incident. After filling the car back up with oil a knock was present, and no check engine light was shown. The car was towed to a dealer who claimed it was a rod bearing.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11429231|
|Consumer Location:||EUSTACE, TX|
Engine blew while driving down the highway, gave no indication anything was wrong.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11428125|
|Consumer Location:||BEVERLY HILLS, FL|
This is the second time I have had to take my vehicle in to have the speed sensors fixed. Now Kia is trying to charge me $400+ for something that is obviously a defect within the system. They have failed to respond to my many complaints, and I am hoping you all can do an investigation as to why I am having continued issues with the speed and traction sensors. Please help.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11427879|
|Consumer Location:||COLEMAN, TX|
The contact owns a 2017 Kia Soul. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to stop the vehicle. The contact mentioned that her foot was taken off the brake pedal and that she had to repeatedly pump on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. In addition, the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard and there was a delay with stopping the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and informed of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,133.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11427280|
On Tuesday July 27 2021, we noticed that the oil light was flickering at idle on our 2017 Kia Soul. We called a dealership and they recommended that we have the car towed to their service department. We received confirmation that the car arrived at the dealership at 1.32 pm on Tuesday July 27 2021. We’d like to note that our 2017 Kia Soul had approximately 20,000 miles on it at this time. The dealership ran diagnostics on car and found nothing wrong. They also drove the car and said that they saw no indication of a problem (no flickering oil light). They said that the oil looked dark and thin. We had checked the oil the day before and it looked yellow to gold in color. We were not shown any evidence that the oil was dark, only the word of the service department. We had the car serviced and then picked it up from the dealership. 10 minutes or so after picking the car up from the dealership, on Colorado Highway 58 heading west, just outside Golden, CO, there was a loud knocking noise and the check engine and oil pressure lights starting blinking. Seconds later, the car lost power, and then stalled. My husband was able to steer it to side of the highway, where we waited more than three hours for roadside assistance from Kia before having to leave the car to get somewhere safe. The outside temperatures were 90 degrees of more and our child, who was with us, is very sensitive to high temperatures. We are waiting to hear from the dealership (Kia towing somehow managed to cancel the tow order and left the car on the side of the road all night) and do not yet know the exact nature of the engine failure but the car is undriveable. The fact that the engine stalled and died on the highway, traveling at a speed of 55 mph, is incredibly dangerous and put my husband at extreme risk for an accident or the infamous Kia engine fire. All of this happened just minutes after picking up a car that we were told had no issues.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11426241|
|Consumer Location:||PUNTA GORDA, FL|
Without warning indicators, my car lost power while I was driving it on a busy highway. I was able to coast onto an exit and a friend towed it to a safe area. I discovered there was no oil in the engine, even though I had had a recent oil change and no indicator on the car showed a problem with oil pressure, excessive heat, etc. I added oil and drove it a few feet to a secure location, but heard engine knocking. I called a mechanic, who inspected it and confirmed that a rod was thrown and the engine would need to be replaced. He is sourcing the replacement currently. This is a 2017 Kia Soul, 2.0 engine.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11426087|
|Consumer Location:||BEVERLY HILLS, FL|
This is the second time I have had to have the traction and ABS sensors go bad. The first time it was fixed under warranty, this time I'm being told I have to pay $400 for a $37 part. This is a safety issue as I do not have ABS and traction control at all. You need that in Florida when it rains...every day. This needs to be fixed under warranty, no excuses. This is a safety hazard, and if something like this doesn't get fixed, it opens lawsuits for Kia. I suggest that this be corrected under warranty or I will seek legal counsel.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11420924|
|Consumer Location:||CLEARWATER, KS|
Beautiful morning only 72 at the time been driving for only about 15 mins. Pressed the gas and the car didn't do anything . I took my foot off and tried again this time I heard a shattering of glass? In the engine and the knocking started. I only drive it a block before I stopped and turned the vehicle off. Opened the hood checked the oil and it was empty. Nothing dripping under the car no smoke except from the area you add oil. Added oil tried again started still knocking towed It to the mechanic. I was told I have to replace or rebuild the engine. Like many I still have a loan payment and the cost of the repair is more than the cost of the note. Asked from help from insurance its not covered. Asked for help from the service department at the dealer they offered to sale me a new vehicle. Talking to an attorney now. There were no indications that there was anything wrong with the car and the engine is blown??? With correct maintenance.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11420154|
|Consumer Location:||SAINT LOUIS, MO|
Oil light came on and engine started knocking, then car shut off in the middle of the highway
|NHTSA ID Number:||11420015|
|Consumer Location:||LAWRENCE, KS|
My KIA Soul did not have any warning lights on or strange sounds/issues when I began driving on the highway on 6/5/21 with my 12 year old special needs son. A short time after we entered the highway I began to notice a strange knocking sound and it felt like the car was struggling to maintain speed. Within a few seconds I started to smell a "hot" smell and immediately pulled over to the side of a two lane highway with a very small shoulder. When I pulled over the knocking became very loud and then all of the warning lights on the dash flashed on and then the car died. We were stranded on the side of the road in the middle of no where while trucks and cars flew by at high rates of speed. It was also incredibly hot and the car was not functioning to be able to roll down windows. I was able to use roadside assistance through my insurance company and it was towed to a local repair shop. I was told that the engine was blown and my engine had "thrown" internal parts. They said the engine was completely dead and needed replaced. They also stated that they have seen this issue a lot with Kia Soul's especially 2015-2017 models. In fact the owner said as soon as he heard what the car was he knew it was going to be engine failure. I am very lucky that I was able to pull over to the small shoulder before the car died or I would have been stuck in the middle of the road right after a hill and my car would have been impossible to see stopped by drivers coming over the hill before it would have been hit. This has also caused my special needs son to become extremely panicked in the car and afraid to drive with me. After a quick Google search I was able to find complaint after complaint after complaint about this issue with the 2017 Kia Soul at around 70-80,000 miles which is exactly where I am at. I know owe a great deal of money on a car that is totaled out unless I spend over $6,000 to replace the engine. Money that I do NOT have after losing my job due to Covid.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11419629|
|Consumer Location:||YUBA CITY, CA|
I was headed to a family BBQ on memorial day in my 2017 Kia Soul that I have had about 2 years and is a certified pre-owned vehicle and did not notice any abnormalities or sounds prior to the incident. I went to partk and noticed that my check engine light popped on but thought nothing of it as my gas cap lock was broken and so I turned off the vehicle. I want to note there was no sounds, and no over heating. That evening I went to leave and the car would not turn over and thought maybe the battery was bad, but was reminded that it was replaced one week prior. So I had it towed in the next day to a mechanic and upon initial inspection he found that the engine had siezed and locked up as well as it would not turn over. I'm pretty good about personally completing oil changes, but was sharing vehicle with my ex partner and was told that the oil came up 2 quarts short upon checking, but was told that should not be enough to make the engine seize. So the mechanic replaced the starter and upon turning over the vehicle the engine began to produce a bad knock and I was told that the engine was needing to be replaced and was going to lock up again if driven. The vehicle is at 70,000 miles so is no longer covered under the factory warranty and the extended warranty may not cover it so I'm at a lose at the moment. I find it really hard to believe that after all the research I've done on this engine problem and seeing all the people with the same situation occurring that a recall has not been issued on this year.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11419392|
|Consumer Location:||GLASSBORO, NJ|
The contact owns a 2017 Kia Soul. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, he noticed that the vehicle was consuming an excessive amount of engine oil. The contact was adding a quart of oil every 546 miles. The contact stated that the oil warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed with the engine needing to be replaced. The engine was flushed however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was informed of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11419136|
|Consumer Location:||BELLINGHAM, WA|
Driver was on freeway when car lost acceleration. Driver pulled over at first exit when the dash flashed various lights and shut down. Driver attempted to start the car but was unable to do so -- there was smoking from the engine so Driver had the vehicle towed to shop. It was determined that the engine failed catastrophically and would require an engine replacement.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11418327|
|Consumer Location:||MANCHESTER, NH|
Without any warning, there began a clunking sound coming from under the hood of my vehicle while I operated it on the highway at highway speeds. All of a sudden, the car could not accelerate or maintain speed, and began losing speed quickly. I was lucky there was no one behind me, because the car slowed down so rapidly I almost didn’t make it to the brake down lane. My car was brought to my mechanic and it was diagnosed with a broken rod, even though there has been detailed and documented maintenance preformed in the vehicle. My mechanic said that there is no reason for the piston to have broken like that especially when there was no operator negligence.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11418056|
|Consumer Location:||CLARKSVILLE, TN|
A couple hours after getting an oil change the engine started knocking. It got so bad we couldn’t continue to safely drive it, even to get it back to the service station. Had it towed to repair shop and they have said there is a bearing rod that is messed up in the engine. There was not an accident or fire only because we stopped driving before things could get worse. Although the 2017 Kia Soul does not have any recalls it uses some of the same parts of other models that have been recalled. I have also been told this is a common issue for this model. I don’t have an estimate yet as the repair shop is still working on that. I don’t remember exact mileage and can’t check because car is at shop.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11415299|
|Consumer Location:||DETROIT, MI|
GOT IN MY CAR SEPTEMBER 2020 AND HEARD KNOCKING UNDER HOOD. DRIVE IT TO THE PENZOIL LESS THAN 15 MINUTES AWAY AND I KNOCK GOT FASTER AND LOUDER. PENZOIL TOLD ME PARK IT AND TOW TO NEAREST KIA. EXTREMELY DISHEARTENING I'M 23 Y/O SINGLE MOTHER. NOW WITH A BROKEN CAR. 16000 IN DEBT FOR A YEAR AND HALF WORTH OF DRIVING LESS THAN 80000 ON ODOMETER JEEESHHH KIA . HOPEFULLY WE GET RECALL SOON
|NHTSA ID Number:||11414118|
|Consumer Location:||PALMETTO, GA|
YES IVE BEEN EXPERIENCEING A STRONG GAS SMELL WHEN IDLE AND A FAST NOT NORMAL OIL CONSUMPTION AND PROBLEMS WITHE THE ELCTRIC SYSTEM
|NHTSA ID Number:||11412962|
|Consumer Location:||MAPLESVILLE, AL|
OIL LIGHT CAME ON, CHECKED OIL AND IT WAS LOW. ADDED OIL. THE NEXT DAY THE CAR LOSS COMPLETE POWER AND STALLED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. ENGINE MADE A LOUD SOUND AND STOPPED. HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO OUR DEALER AND WAS TOLD THE LOWER PART OF THE ENGINE BLOWED AT 82,509 MILES. REGULAR MAINTENANCE WAS DONE AT A DEALERSHIP IN OUR TOWN. EXTENDED WARRANTY THAT WAS PURCHASED HAD WENT OUT 1000 MILES BACK AND NOW WE ARE TOLD THE REGULAR POWER TRAIN WARRANTY DOESN'T COVER BECAUSE WE WERE THE 2ND OWNER. WE WERE TOLD ABOUT $9000 TO FIX THE CAR. I HAVE CONTACTED KIA AND BECAUSE THEY DONT HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH THIS VIN# THEY CAN'T HELP. EVEN THOUGH WHEN YOU GOOGLE ENGINE PROBLEMS WITH THIS YEAR THERE ARE PLENTY OF COMPLAINT ALL OVER THE INTERNET. IF THESE CARS ARE GIVING SO MUCH TROUBLE, WHY ISN'T THERE SOMETHING THEY CAN DO. I WORK WITH 2 PEOPLE THAT OWN KIA'S OF OTHER MODELS AND HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND THEIR MOTOR WAS REPLACE FREE OF CHARGE. I NEED HELP, PLEASE. WE FRONT HAVE THE MONEY TO REPLACE THE MOTOR AND MY DAUGHTER STILL OWES OVER $9000 ON THIS CAR.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11408315|
|Consumer Location:||HOLT, FL|
WE WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE THE ENGINE LIGHT STARTED FLASHING AND THE ENGINE STARTED KNOCKING THEN LEAKING OIL
|NHTSA ID Number:||11408011|
MY KIA WAS DRIVING NORMALLY UNTIL I STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT AT A BUSY INTERSECTION. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN, WITHOUT WARNING, THE OIL AND BATTERY LIGHT SIMULTANEOUSLY CAME ON AND THE CAR STALLED. I EVENTUALLY WAS ABLE TO GET THE CAR TO MOVE; HOWEVER THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AND A HORRIBLE KNOCKING NOISE WAS COMING FROM THE DRIVER'S SIDE. MY VEHICLE TRAVELLED ANOTHER 100 FEET BEFORE SHUTTING OFF AGAIN. NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT PRESENT. I HAD IT TOWED TO STOKES KIA IN GOOSE CREEK SC, WHERE I WAS INFORMED THAT MY ENGINE THREW A ROD, AND WOULD COST NEARLY $8,000 TO REPLACE. I'VE HAD MY KIA FOR LESS THAN A YEAR, AND CONVENIENTLY ENOUGH, MY WARRANTY JUST EXPIRED BY A FEW HUNDRED MILES, AND I STILL OWE $9,000 ON THE LOAN I TOOK OUT FOR THE CAR. IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THIS VEHICLE HASN'T BEEN RECALLED YET; IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE SOMEONE BECOME A FATALITY WHILE DRIVING DOWN A HIGHWAY WHEN THEIR ENGINE CRASHES ON THEM.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11406963|
|Consumer Location:||FERRIS, TX|
ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO SAME ISSUE THE 2016 SOUL HAS A RECALL FOR. TRAVELING ON HIGHWAY WITH A SUDDEN LOSS OF ACCELERATION FOLLOWED BY POWER STEERING LOSS. WAS ABLE TO GET OFF HIGHWAY BUT IT TOOK PRESSING HARD ON BRAKES AND PULLING E-BRAKE TO GET THE VEHICLE STOPPED. SERVICE CENTER SAYS IT'S THE SAME PROBLEM FOUND IN 2016 SOUL BUT KIA WON'T APPROVE CLAIMS FOR 2017 SOUL AS THEY AREN'T OFFICIALLY PART OF RECALL.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11406569|
|Consumer Location:||DALLAS, TX|
WITH NO WARNING MY CAR COMPLETELY STOPPED WORKING, NO ENGINE LIGHT EVER CAME ON, MY OIL CHANGES WERE UP-TO-DATE, AND IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ROD KNOCK WHICH IS WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE ON HERE IS SAYING. HOW IS THERE NOT ALREADY A RECALL ON THIS YEAR???
|NHTSA ID Number:||11405840|
|Consumer Location:||BEAUFORT, SC|
THE CAR ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING WHILE TRAVELING IN TRAFFIC, STEERING AND BRAKING EFFECTED, QUICKLY ROLLED TO A STOP. ENGINE TOTALLY AND QUICKLY LOST ALL POWER. HIGH PRESSURE FUEL PUMP FOUND TO HAVE BROKEN BY KIA DEALER, AND REPLACED.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11404635|
|Consumer Location:||RICHMOND, KY|
SO EVEN SINCE I HAVE HAD THE CAR IT SOMETIMES WOULD HESITATE WHEN I WOULD ACCELERATE AND I WOULD SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE I WAS PRESSING THE GAS AND GETTING LITTLE TO NO ACTUAL RESPONSE FROM THE VEHICLE. THEN A FEW DAYS AGO MY ENGINE BLEW WITH NO WARNING SIGN, MY OIL AND COOLANT WERE EMPTY EVEN THOUGH I KNOW ALL MY FLUIDS WERE FINE. I DO COMMUTE TO WORK AND I KNOW THAT'S HARDER ON A VEHICLE BUT NONE OF MY OTHER CARS WHICH HAVE ALL BEEN OLDER MODELS HAVE EVER GIVEN ME AN ISSUE LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME WITH THIS ONE. SEEMS ODD IF ANYTHING. WHEN I WAS STARTING UP MY CAR LEAVING WORK IT JUST RANDOMLY STARTED WITH THE NOISES AND THEN THE ENTIRE WAY HOME IT GOT WORSE I DID NOT DRIVE IT AFTER THAT I TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET IT TO THE DEALERSHIP HOWEVER IT HAD TO BE TOWED THERE. I NOTICED A BUNCH OF FLUID COMING OUT ON MY PARKING LOT WHEN WE GOT IT MOVED, NOT SURE WHAT CAUSED ANY OF THIS OR HOW MY ENGINE BLEW.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11400048|
|Consumer Location:||TEXARKANA, AR|
FIRST DRIVE IN THE MORNINGS, THERE IS A STRONG ODD ODOR COMING THROUGH THE AIR VENTS.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11395317|
|Consumer Location:||BEVERLY HILLS, FL|
MY VEHICLE HAS THE SPEAKER LIGHTS PACKAGE... FOR THE PAST FEW MONTHS, I HAVE NOTICED THAT WHEN IM DRIVING MY SPEAKER LIGHTS WILL SOMETIMES FLASH EVEN WITH THE SWITCH SET TO OFF. OTHER TIMES IT WILL CYCLE THROUGH THE MOOD SETTING...AGAIN WHILE THE SWITCH IS OFF. SOME TIMES IT WILL DO BOTH...MOOD LIGHTING AND FLASHING TO BEAT OF THE MUSIC...WHILE SWTICHED TO OFF. ON 2/6/2021, I BROUGHT MY CAR IN FOR SERVICING. I MENTIONED THE ISSUE TO MY SERVICE ADVISOR. TOLD ME THEY WOULD LOOK AT IT...COOL. I'M OKAY WITH THAT. I LEAVE, THEN COME BACK TO CHECK THE STATUS OF MY CAR. TELLS ME THEY CAN'T REPRODUCE THE ISSUE. HA! I HAVE A VIDEO...I SHOW IT TO THE SERVICE ADVISOR WHO TELLS ME TO GO WAIT IN THE LOBBY AND HE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. ABOUT 30 MINUTES PASS, MY CAR IS DONE. HE TELLS ME THAT THEY STILL CAN'T MAKE IT DO WHAT I SHOWED HIM. I'M GUESSING A VIDEO ISN'T REAL PROOF THERE IS A REAL ELECTRICAL ISSUE GOING ON. THE SERVICE ADVISOR TELLS ME TO "SWING BY" WHEN IT HAPPENS. MIND YOU I LIVE ABOUT AN HOUR AWAY, I ONLY WENT TO FRIENDLY KIA BECAUSE I WAS TOLD THEY WERE GOOD. APPARENTLY NOT! ANYWAY, THERE IS AN ISSUE KIA IS REFUSING TO ADDRESS. I'M GUESSING NO ONE THERE KNOWS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A KIA VEHICLE WERE TO CATCH FIRE DUE TO A SHORT IN THE SYSTEM JUST DAYS AFTER HAVING IT IN DUE TO AN ISSUE WITH THE SPEAKER LIGHTS HAVING A SHORT. THAT WOULD NOT LOOK GOOD BEING TOLD ALL OVER THE MEDIA, THEN IN COURT WHEN THAT PERSON SUES YOU FOR DAMAGES DUE TO AN ISSUE YOU REFUSED TO CORRECT WITH VIDEO PROOF...ABOUT 20 SECONDS OF PROOF THAT THERE IS AN ISSUE!
|NHTSA ID Number:||11394762|
|Consumer Location:||SCRANTON, PA|
FAILURE TO ACCELERATE,JURKING,STALLING WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY. WAS TOLD THERE A RACK AND PINION TIE ROD SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND STEERING PIN. CAR DOES DECELERATION, OIL BURNS UP IN A WEEK.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11394722|
|Consumer Location:||HOUSTON, TX|
BOUGHT A CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED 2017 KIA SOUL IN 2019 AND 1 YEAR AFTER USAGE THERE WAS AN ENGINE FAILURE FOR WHAT IT APPEARED TO BE NO REASON. I'VE READ THAT OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THING AROUND 60,000 MILES AND CONVENIENTLY ENOUGH OUR VEHICLE HAD 65000 MILES ON IT AT THE TIME OF THE ENGINE FAILURE. THERE WAS A LOUD KNOCKING NOISE AND THEN SMOKE WHEN IT FAILED. IT CAUSED A CRACK TO GO UP THROUGH THE SHORT BLOCK AND LUCKILY WASN'T ABLE TO DAMAGE THE VALVE TRAIN. I'VE TRIED CONTACTING EVERY KIA DEALERSHIP TO SEE IF THEY WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM BUT I GOT THE SENSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH THE COSTLY HEADACHE, ESPECIALLY DUE TO THE FACT I WAS BARELY OUTSIDE OF THE WARRANTY THRESHOLD OF 60000 MILES. I FEEL LIKE THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THESE ENGINES ESPECIALLY IF THEY IS AN ONGOING LAWSUIT AGAINST OTHER KIA MODELS WITH SIMILAR PROBLEMS.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11389492|
|Consumer Location:||ALTUS, OK|
GOT THE OIL CHANGED IN OCTOBER. WAS HEADING HOME ON THE HIGHWAY & WAS GOING UP A HILL THEN THE CAR STARTED ACTING UP. LOOKED BACK IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR & SAW SMOKE. PULLED OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY TO LOOK TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED & OIL WAS EVERYWHERE. LOOKED UNDERNEATH THE CAR AFTER IT COOLED OFF & THE WAS A HOLE IN THE MOTOR. A ROD SHOT THROUGH. THE CAR HAS 97,000 MILES ON IT. I'VE READ OTHER REVIEWS ABOUT KIA SOULS HAVING RECALLS WITH THE ENGINES & IF I WOULD OF KNOWN THAT WE WOULDN'T OF BOUGHT A KIA SOUL BECAUSE OUR DEALER DOESN'T WANT TO HELP US FIX IT.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11387891|
|Consumer Location:||AUSTIN, TX|
LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATION ALERTED WHILE DRIVING. HAD MY VEHICLE TOWED FOR AN EVALUATION. OIL WAS FULL BUT ENGINE FAILURE WAS DETECTED. NO WARNING WHATSOEVER. NO KNOCKING OR STALLING OF ENGINE. CAR STILL RUNS BUT I WILL NOT DRIVE THE VEHICLE IN FEAR OF CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES. NOW OUT OF A CAR AND STILL OWE $8500 ON THE LOAN. 82,000 MILES ON CAR. OUT OF WARRANTY BECAUSE I'M THE SECOND OWNER. KIA SERVICE CENTER REPS LAUGHED AT ME. INFURIATING SITUATION. WAS TOLD MY OPTIONS WERE 'FIX IT OR DON'T' THANKS KIA.