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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,000 miles

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2013 Kia Soul miscellaneous problems

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2013 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182016


  • 26,000 miles


The car caught fire without cause and exploded on the side of the road. We were driving down the highway when a car coming the other direction flagged us down because flames were shooting out from under the car. By the time I was able to pull the car over flames were entering in the cabin and it was filled with black smoke. The brakes and electrical had failed so it was impossible to stop the car. It exploded 2 minutes after we were able to vacate the vehicle.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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