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What Are The Most Common Issues With The Kia Soul?

California drivers like you expect to get your money’s worth when you buy a new car. To this end, lemon laws exist to protect you from purchases that are bad from the get-go.

But it helps to keep an eye out before you even make a purchase. One of the most important things to look into is if your chosen vehicle has a history of manufacturing issues. This can make a world of difference in your selection.

Recalls from 2017 to 2020

Consumer Reports dissects the history of the Kia Soul. They examine what the most common issues are for this vehicle. First, there are three recalls on the Kia Soul from 2017 to 2020. The first involved an issue with the steering, in which steering fails if the pinion gear separates.

In 2019, there was a recall due to the engine. Damage to the piston could result in the engine stalling. Also, broken connecting rods could pierce the engine block. This would lead to the leakage of engine oil. If this oil came into contact with the exhaust, a fire could start.

Most recent recalls

As recent as June of this year, the Kia Soul had another recall. There was an issue with the gear position which caused unintended movement. This, as with all other mentioned issues, could lead to increased chances of getting into a crash.

To this day, the drivetrain and engines create the biggest issues for Kia Soul drivers. In addition, many fires link back to Kia Soul vehicles. These are both key factors to keep in mind when making your decision.

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