Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Look past the horrible hamster advertising campaign and you'll find a vehicle that is comfortable to drive, roomy and reliable. Just don't expect to set any MPG records on the highway (a side effect of driving a car shaped like a lunchbox).


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,729 miles

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2011 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152015


  • 40,000 miles


Vehicle had been parked in driveway overnight. Temperature had been at or slightly above freezing overnight. When driver entered vehicle and shut driver's side door the rear window exploded outward from the center of the window down to the point of the rear wiper. Outside edges of window also shattered/disintegrated along the outside edge of the seal.

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012015


  • miles
3 problems :#1 the wheel pressure light stays on when idle and when I'm driving it but, my tires are at the same psi. Makes me keep thinking something is wrong. #2 in the winter time the rubber molding around doors sticks bad and starts to pull itself away from the glue keeping it on. #3 during the winter my windshield keeps icing up really bad (on the inside !). I can actually use my ice scraper on it. I expect this on the outside of a car but, I have never had a car do this on the inside, did they forget to seal it correctly?

- Happy Valley, OR, USA

problem #2

Nov 292013


  • 34,000 miles
The inside of my front windshield was full of water. I only had the car since August of this year.

- Hicksville, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152012

Soul 4-cyl

  • 12,916 miles
Safety issue - passenger front side glass blew out for no apparent reason while parked in driveway. This was a glass defect that would of had greater consequences if this happen while driving and a passenger was in the front passenger seat. Kia (case number [xxx]) refused to take responsibility for the problem and insurance stepped in. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Traverse City, MI, USA

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