really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
119,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace engine (2 reports)
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problem #2

Mar 012020

Soul Plus 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles

2014 Soul Plus Owner. Driving in Houston traffic when car made a terrible noise and died. Had it towed and mechanic said engine was blown with oil shavings in the oil. Had just had an oil change 6 weeks earlier. No oil lights came on or anything. Have always had regular maintenance so engine shouldn't just die. Will cost over $6000 for repairs. The recall and class action suit against Kia/Hyundai should include the 2.0 Soul. The number of complaints with the same issue is outrageous. Kia Soul 2.0 owners need to unite and get something done

- Wanda T., May, US

problem #1

Jul 022020

Soul Plus 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

I was driving down I-5 South when smoke filled the inside of the car and coming out of the hood, while sounding like the engine was coming apart, clanking around to a sudden dead stop. I was in the middle lane of i5 trying to get over to the 405 exchange. Almost caused a pile up. But some awesome people helped push it out of the road. I was able to get it towed to Kia. There was no running rough, no engine light, absolutely no reason for this to happen. I maintained and serviced it regularly. The temp gauge never said it ran hot.

- Jeremy S., Lakewood, WA, US