The Soul lives in that increasingly gray area between hatchbacks and SUVs. A boxy, upright design gives it abundant interior space and super-easy access. You sit up high in chairlike seats, surrounded by an ample glass area for good visibility. Overall, it feels like driving a small SUV, but one that's lower to the ground. But unlike a true SUV, the Soul is available only with front-wheel drive.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Soul will be less reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Kia Soul owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Loud rattle noise coming from underneath the dashboard, Kia service found that there was a service memo about this issue. They removed the dash and repaired the problem."

Lloyd S., CA (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"Kia provide a voluntary update on some loose nuts on this model. It hasn't done yet.. but I'm hoping it will reduce the loud idling sound I've seen"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Soul Base)

"glovebox rattle.when checked told it was windshield,that had to have a insulation package installed.would have to take entire dash apart to repair. i declined thinking it would create worse problems"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Unknown origin"

George G., CA (2014 Kia Soul Base 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Technical service bulletin regarding the windshield and lack of adequate foam insulation around it"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Have a rattle in center area the dashboard."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Car at the dealership multiple times for intermittent squeaks. They finally figure out it might be from the strut mounts. Dealer replaced the mounts, now the squeaks are more pronounced. They will have to fly in the regional Kia tech to figure out what the problem is. So far, my car has been at the dealership, over all their troubleshooting and repairing, about 2.5 weeks."

Anonymous, ID (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle is in dash or underdash by the windsheild."

Arlyne O., CA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The dashboard was squeaky at purchase, and the dealership took it off and added padding. It's fine now"

Beverly V., WI (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim)

"Rattle in right door. Something is loose and vibrates"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"There's a rattle in the dasboard just below the windshield"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"when back windows down very uncomfortable "sucking" sound. But a bit noisy on the road whatever the case when driving at high speeds"

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Burned-out tail light on the passenger side."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking lights would come on at random while the car was parked; thus draining the battery. After numerous trips to the dealership the light switch was replaced. That solved the problem. However, the experience was a nightmare because it was intermittent"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"One tail light failed."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The headlights will sometime auto shut off and sometimes do not. This caused the battery to die. When replacing the battery we discovered that the connectors are aluminum and break easily. You must replace the entire electric harness to the battery which is a $300 part plus labor."

Monica M., TX (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver side headlight connector (where the bulb plugs into)was fried. Was replace under warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"There has been an intermittent problem with the headlights/exterior lights flashing off and coming back on. It happened last about 6 months ago, but I don't recall it happening since."

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"when using auto lights it did not shut down. If left on auto the battery would go dead."

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger side headlight randomly goes out diagnostics have not been able to determine root cause."

Anonymous, AE (2014 Kia Soul Unsure 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"All lights went out while driving on the freeway. Had to pull over, turn the car off and then on again to get the lights to come back on."

Anonymous, UT (2014 Kia Soul Unsure Unsure)
Keyless entry

"SOMETIMES THE KEYLESS ENTRY DOESNT WORK. NEED TO USE THE KEY AND OPEN THE DOOR WITH THE KEY AND THEN THE KEYLESS ENTRY FIXES ITSELF"

Arthur C., FL (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"The gas cap does NOT click as it is suppose dot, and then the Check Engine light goes on. Not sure why the gas cap doesn't go on fully."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Soul)
Wiper motor or washer

"Motor stopped working"

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ABS warning lights come on frequently. Kia found bad wheel sensor. Not repaired yet"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear right wheel sensor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Plus Unsure)
Calipers

"They seized"

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake pads were still ok. Caliper was bad causing rotor wear. Replaced both rear calipers and pads."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear caliper failed causing rotor and pad wear. Lack of safe braking."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Noise when braking"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Kia Soul 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"I mention this problem due to what I consider to be high cost. Replaced 4 rotors and all brake pads at a cost of about $700. My mechanic said this is routine maintenance and to be expected. Otherwise, the car is great!"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Regular brake replacement was due at 5 1/2 years, 42000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Pads were still ok. Caliper gave out."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Regular replacement at 5 1/2 years, 42,000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"WhenI take it in to switch over summer/winter tires, it is always out of alignment. I am disappointed that it costs $90 extra every time"

Dawn H., VT (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanic unable to adjust rear wheels to manufacturer specified alighnment"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering "goes to sleep" while driving straight for a long period. When you make the go to make a minor steering adjustment, it is initially hard to turn and then it becomes easy. Feels like you have a "notch" in the steering. Dealer claims they can't find the problem."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Bushings in sway bar wore out. Replaced for $215.00"

Lynn C., AR (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"It was a company recall on a nut that was replaced by one that could be better torqued . No cost to me !"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Sheared off completely while driving, rounding a curve"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim)

"Pin came unglued and steering completely failed. Repaired under warranty"

Lynn C., AR (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering gear failure"

Timothy E., OH (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Right wheel bearing wear. Replaced. Left one ok"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"At less than 3 years old, the A/C compressor went out"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Kia Soul 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"quite blowing cold air."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AC didn't work at all, had to change the system out - under warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower would only work on High Speed. Fault traced to connection on the Control Circuit Board. 3 trips to the dealer before problem solved"

Deanna W., ME (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Impeller jammed by service tech error (dropped object, which lodged in system)"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"AC not cooling in spring of 2018. Dealer checked and could not find the leak. AC cooling was fine the rest of 2018. Spring of 2019, not cooling again. Went back to the dealer. They initially could not find the leak, but put dye in the system and had me drive the vehicle for another 2 weeks. When the dealer checked it then, they were able to find the leak and repair it. I had to pay for the first 2 times they checked it and refilled the system. By the time they found the leak, the vehicle was over 60,000 miles and out of basic warranty. However, since the problem started before that, they graciously extended warranty coverage to me - a $600 repair."

Donald H., OH (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the problem was a leaking fitting. It was covered under the warranty."

Robert W., UT (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"A LEAKY HOSE"

Patrick M., CO (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"intermittently triggers trouble code in OBD. The P0441 diagnostic trouble code will be set when a malfunction is detected within the EVAP control circuit. This code may be seen with other EVAP system codes"

William F., MI (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"Multiple check engine light experiences. Multiple visits to dealer to address these problems"

Robert K., NJ (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Fuel cap failed internally, it is a one click type that stopped clicking and caused check engine light to illuminate"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Problem occurred during the repair of the AC issue, and they had to switch out the gauge system for the fuel"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When we bought the car the previous owner included a fuel level sensor. He said it had gone bad but started working again after he bought the part. When it fails the fuel gauge stops working. Later the fuel gauge stopped working but before we had the new part installed it started working again so as of this point we haven't paid to have it installed."

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Replace cellonoid"

Robert K., NJ (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"One of the strips of black plastic trim on the roof disintegrated. The plastic seemed really flimsy; it just split, broke, and curled up."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof trim is peeling. So is the wheels."

Arlyne O., CA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint on roof faded, paint on trim on roof flaking off"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat peeling; some minor fading of paint. Black painted roof rails are cracking and peeling."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on emblems peeled off, paint has faded and dulled on roof and hood"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat peeling off"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

"Defective coil connector, took dealership 2 days to locate!"

Philip L., FL (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Once again, I mention this problem due to high cost only. I told my mechanic the the car idled very rough on 2 cold mornings. Received diagnosis of 2 failed coils and was told all 4 should be replaced. (car has coil on spark plug, so has 4 and I do trust my mechanic) Cost of replacing 4 coils with labor $500."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"ignition coil over plug failed on 1 of 4 cylinders."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"The vehicle would not release the key once the engine was shut down. The vehicle didn't recognize the engine was shut off, so wouldn't release the key from the ignition switch. So, had to leave the key in car while at work and not lock doors. This persisted for 3 months and many service visits until the dealership finally properly diagnosed the problem and replaced the key release solenoid in the ignition switch. They first swapped out shifter linkages and kept us at the dealership for hours whi"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Starter

"the problem started early on (2016). As the battery aged, engine would not turn over at times. When the battery was replaced, it would start fine. Replaced batteries in 2016, 2018 and 2019 when problem occurred. Kept thinking batteries were defective. In 2019. engine would not turn over even with a new battery. Finally had the problem checked and determined that the problem was a defective starter."

Donald H., OH (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine started failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"back up camera needs replaced"

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Unsure Unsure)
Display screen goes blank

"the main panel ( speedometer etc) would flicker and show for example, no fuel, inaccurate readings, and while it happened and in the 2 days to get to the dealer, I had a low tire pressure that did not register resulting in a damaged tire that needed"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Incorrect routing and not starting properly when car starts"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Kia Soul Plus 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Radio just stopped playing."

Timothy E., OH (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Didn't properly shut off"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"Recall on the Hub Nuts and Axle Nuts"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"car was recalled for axle nut holding the drive to the front wheels"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"Rear wheel brake senser causedthe esc trouble light to come on"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"Traction Control light comes on frequently. Kia found bad sensor on wheel. Not repaired yet"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"related to wheel senser"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Crankshaft position sensor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem was causing the engine to stall during operation. Cause was traced to a faulty crankcase sensor. I had to make a fuss at the dealership to get them to fully investigate the problem."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"My engine mount bolts were bad. One sheared off, the other was completely stripped. New holes had to be made for new bolts. Cost a little over $700 to get fixed and two days to repair. Wasn't able to be driven since I didn't want my engine to fly through the hood."

Anonymous, IA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 1.6-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"Rear main seal leak - replaced."

Brian R., VA (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"tape around bolt from engine to frame not fully complete"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Kia Soul Plus)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engine failure at 150000 miles"

Keith J., TX (2014 Kia Soul 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"At 80k miles it suddenly starting using oil. by 90k miles it was using a quart of oil every 300 miles. The dealer did an oil consumption test and replaced my 2.0L engine"

Danny R., OK (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine lost oil pressure. There was something wrong with the oil pump and caused engine failure."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Kia Soul Exclaim 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Suddenly started using 1 at of oil every 300 miles. Low compression on cylinder 3 (130 psi), failed leak down test."

Anonymous, OK (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Sunroof

"Rubber shield (not sealing gasket) on one side keeps coming off"

Mark S., KY (2014 Kia Soul Plus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate door wouldn’t stay raised. Would slam down after I opened/lifted it. Repaired under warranty. 54000 miles or so."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Kia Soul)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter failed and had to be replaced (under warranty)"

Gerald W., MI (2014 Kia Soul Base 1.6-L 4 Cyl)

"Catalytic converter needs to be replaced after 6 years"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Kia Soul Base Unsure)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS
Feb 18, 2022
Front air bags that do not deploy as intended can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2014 Soul vehicles. The front air bags may not deploy during a crash if the Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) loses communication with the front impact sensors.
What should you do:
Dealers will update the ACU software, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed April 4, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC229.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 22V096000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128280
ENGINE
Dec 02, 2020
An engine compartment fire increases the risk of injury.
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.
What should you do:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine compartment for fuel and/or engine oil leaks, perform an engine test and make any repairs, including engine replacement, as necessary, free of charge. In addition, Kia dealers will update the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) software, free of charge. The recall began January 27, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC200.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V750000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 294756
ENGINE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Feb 22, 2019
Piston damage may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash. A broken connecting rod may puncture the engine block allowing engine oil to escape. The leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines. High exhaust gas temperatures may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine's pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure.
What should you do:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the Catalytic Overheating Protection Engine Control Unit logic to prevent overheating of the catalytic converter. In addition, the catalytic converter will also be replaced if it has been damaged. Depending on the extent of any damage, the engine may also be replaced, free of charge. The recall began April 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC176.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V120000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 378967
STEERING
Sep 29, 2017
If the pinion gear separates, steering will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Soul and Soul EV vehicles. The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly.
What should you do:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and secure the pinion plug or replace the steering gear assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 16, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC155. Note: This recall supersedes campaigns 14V-332 and 15V-736. Vehicles previously remedied under those numbers are being recalled again under this campaign.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V608000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342381
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Mar 02, 2015
If the vehicle has a bent or broken accelerator pedal, the driver may have difficulty accelerating the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, to January 8, 2015. A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture.
What should you do:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will add a supporting rubber underneath the pedal stopper, free of charge. The recall began on March 24, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC116.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V123000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 208858
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