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4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,240 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2014 Kia Soul lights problems

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2014 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 012014

Soul

  • 10,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Kia Soul. While operating the vehicle, the low beam headlights operated intermittently. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Villa Park, IL, USA

problem #5

Jul 262016

Soul

  • 30,000 miles
Head lights go out at night and daytime when in motion at least 5 times and have stayed out for as long as 20 seconds. Switch is in the on position. Has happened when in motion, turning with signal on, when setting still in traffic, in motion when taken to the dealer, sitting still in dealer service writing area. Green light on dash display sometimes goes out and sometimes stays on even when the lights go off. Lights were malfunctioning the first time I took it to the dealer--head lights were off, parking lights were on and switch was in the on position--the problem could not be reproduced when connected to diagnostic equipment. Dealer will not fix until problem is detected by diagnostic equip. Battery has also been rundown when parked for as short a period as 3 1/2 days when nothing has been left plugged in.

- West Friendship, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 192016

Soul

  • 8,587 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Kia Soul. While driving various speeds, the headlights failed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8,587.

- Wilson, NC, USA

problem #3

May 282016

Soul

  • 38,850 miles

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

When driving with the headlights on they will randomly turn off for a bit then turn on again, but sometimes this requires trying to turn the headlights off then on again. Very dangerous when trying to drive at night. Brought vehicle to dealership where a check was run on it, they were unable to find the problem. I am unable to drive at night until the problem can be discovered.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #2

Dec 152015

Soul

  • 40,000 miles
Headlight was intermittently going on and off. Would work for the first several minutes after turning it on for the first time in a day, but seemed to go out after it was warmed up. Went to change the bulb and discovered that the plug that the headlight bulb plugged in to was partially melted and brown, as if it had overheated or caught on fire briefly. Dealership replaced the headlight assembly under warranty. Notes from dealership below: Complaint C/S pass headlight is out and the outlet is burt check and advise cause found internal connector to bulb burnt/melted. Has original headlight bulb. Inspected for broken wires- found none correction jco headlight assy, under warranty

- Wichita, KS, USA

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problem #1

Apr 182014

Soul

  • 6 miles
I had an emergency and tried at night to unlock electric doors for my passengers and I. upon attempting to manage the emergency and unlock the door for my passengers to exit the vehicle, I was greatly delayed because the "unlock light is non functioning" and can't be seen in the dark. This is a safety problem & I believe it warrants a recall because the dealer refuses to acknowledge it as a problem that needs correcting. Thanks god there was no fire! please advise and assist, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Oakland, CA, USA

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