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2012 Kia Soul wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152012


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The vehicle does not come with a spare tire of any kind. Instead you are given a small air compressor and a can of tire sealant. This will not help if you have a complete tire blow out. In that instance you would need to have the vehicle towed and taken to a tire dealer. If you are in a remote area, with no cell phone coverage you are stranded. (in my case, the dealer did not tell me that there was no spare. I discovered it after I'd had the vehicle for 2 months.)

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 282012

Soul 4-cyl

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Flat tire. Kia service claimed a metal shard. Problem is same thing occurred again 06/06/2012. Flat tire. Kia service claimed a metal shard. This is occurring in regular traffic, not construction etc. Conclusion: Tires aren't safe.

- Fort Wayne , IN, USA

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