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.

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CarComplaints.com 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).

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,839 miles

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2011 Kia Soul body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122011

Soul 4-cyl

  • 3,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving and a pebble hit my windshield causing a chip which turned into a crack. I got it filled at safe lite. 3 days later another pebble hit my windshield causing a crack. In the past 3 years my windshield has been hit & cracked at least 10 times. I have been driving 18 years and have never had a chip or crack in my windshield.obviously Kia Soul windshields are defective and should be recalled. I should not have to pay out of my pocket the cost of a new windshield.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 232011

Soul 4-cyl

  • 8,678 miles
On the above date the referenced Kia Soul was making a left turn when a Ford 350 pick up truck ran into the driver side door area. The pickup truck was traveling at approximately 25 mph. The collision caved in the drivers side door's exterior skin as well as the interior skin without activating the side airbags on the Kia Soul.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

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