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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,235 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2012 Kia Soul accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 042015


  • 42,370 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Kia Soul. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle's hood flew open and smashed the windshield. The contact called the dealer about the failure and was informed that the hood latch was possibly defective. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,370.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 252014


  • 6,100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Kia Soul. While driving 35 mph, the hood unlatched and opened. The contact was unable to view the road. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,100.

- Fairview Heights, IL, USA

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