2015 2016 Kia Soul Problems, Complaints and Recalls

Owners of 2015 and 2016 Kia Souls have complained about all types of issues with their vehicles, but primarily engine problems to electrical and starting issues. Here is a list of known problems with Kia Soul vehicles:

  • Engine problems
  • Electrical
  • Steering
  • Fuel system
  • Drivetrain
  • Interior Accessories
  • Brakes
  • Wheels
  • Seat belts
  • Air bags

The gas pedal recall for Kia Souls was issued in early 2015 due to an excessive number of fractures occurring in the pedals of 2014 and 2015 Souls. Kia determined that this was due to insufficient support for the pedal as designed, and it is remedying the issue by adding additional support under the pedal stopper of the Soul. Both standard Souls and the Kia Electric Soul model are affected by the recall.

The airbag recall for the Kia Soul was also issued in early 2015 and affects models manufactured between 2010 and 2013 with sunroofs. While the airbag itself is not defective, plates attached to the headliner of the car can come loose in the event of an airbag deployment and potentially cause serious injury. Kia is instructing dealers to apply an extra-strength adhesive to these plates on recalled cars to reduce the possibility of detachment.

Aside from these recall issues, few mechanical issues with the Kia Soul have been reported to CarComplaints as compared to many other models. Owners have reported that the shocks of their Souls have required repeated replacement, while others have reported that the airbags in their Souls failed to deploy in a collision.

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lemon law attorneyMotorists who are grappling with ongoing problems with their Kia Soul or another vehicle could be eligible for compensation under California Lemon Laws.

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Kia Recalls Certain 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles

Date: November 06, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V736000
Kia’s Recall No. SC125
Number of Vehicles: 256,459
Kia Motors America issued a recall for certain model year 2014-2016 Kia Soul and Soul EV vehicles manufactured January 18, 2014, to September 30, 2015.

The problem involves the adhesive that secures the steering pinion gear to the steering gear assembly. The adhesive is not strong enough to hold together the pinion gear and some have separated from the steering gear assembly. When this happens, there can be a loss of steering and thus a risk of a crash.

Kia Recalls Certain 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles 

Date: March 02, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V123000
Number of Vehicles: 208,858
Kia’s Recall No. SC116
Kia Motors America recalled certain model year 2014-2015 Soul and Soul electric vehicles manufactured July 21, 2013, to January 8, 2015.

The manufacturer says a portion of the accelerator pedal may bend and break, causing the driver to have difficulty accelerating the vehicle. The problem is associated with an increased risk of a collision.

For more information about Kia recalls, 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.

James Johnson ESQ

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