2015 Kia Soul fuel system NHTSA complaints: Fuel/Propulsion System

NHTSA — Fuel/Propulsion System Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,505 miles

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2015 Kia Soul fuel system problems

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2015 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 312016


  • 14,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Kia Soul. While driving various speeds, the transmission lunged without warning. In addition, the contact observed that the vehicle shook vigorously while idling or while driving. Also, the vehicle would sometimes fail to switch gears. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine mount needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again where it was diagnosed that the fuel injectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Oakboro, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 012016


  • 4,000 miles
Car hesitates when accelerating at an intersection leaving you temporarily without power. Dealer acknowledges the problem, but says it is within specs and there is no factory fix.

- Dedham, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 112015


  • miles
I purchased a 2015 Kia Soul on April 11, 2015 from paramount Kia of asheville nc and only recently found out that it had an outstanding safety recall(#nhtca-15V123 or SC116) prior to my purchase. Kia motors had notified its dealers on March 19, 2015 that they had been issued a repair procedure for this recall which was to be completed prior to sale of said vehicles. The letter states "it is illegal to sell a vehicle with an outstanding safety recall" but this dealer sold this to me anyway with regard for my safety. I believe that from the lack of concern I received from the dealer when I contacted them about it that this must be a common practice on their part.

- Arden, NC, USA

problem #1

Jan 302015


  • 20 miles
From the date of purchase until present the vehicle has a lag in acceleration when automatic transmission shifts from first to second gear. The lag causes a dangerous condition when pulling out. Took it back to the dealer 2 times, and each time was told there was nothing they could do until a engine light came on.

- Scottdale, PA, USA

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