10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
32,400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine (1 reports)
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2016 Kia Soul engine problems

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2016 Kia Soul Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 192018

Soul ! 2.4L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,400 miles

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

For a few days the transmission took a long time to change gears then it started slipping when I started from a stop. The engine hit around 7000 rpm then the car started going and acted normal. Later I was driving to the store and the transmission slipped the whole time. Then on the way home I was going around 45 mph when the RPMs jumped to about 8000 and then the wheels locked for about a second and the engine died and would not restart.

Car was towed to the dealer and I was told the engine had sludge in it and they wanted maintenance records. I did not have them but they went ahead and ordered the engine. They said there was nothing wrong with the transmission even though I felt slipping. My car has now been in the shop for over a month still waiting for an engine. I was told that there were other cars waiting for engines that have been there for over 2 months. This company should either get their engine shop making engines or replace the faulty vehicles with new cars.

- Alan W., Douglasville, US

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