In the last month my Soul has developed a burning smell, like rubber, especially noticeable at the LR side, after highway runs. New smell.
Dropped by the dealer today and talked to my regular service guy. He said I'm the fourth with that complaint in the last month. He said KIA said it's the cosmoline burning off. Funny it would take so long to get started.
I've had a lot of new cars. Usually--not always--you can smell the engine paint burning off for a week or so. There was no such smell on this car.
I use a car wash regularly. SOP is put the car in neutral, you get towed through and at the end, where the guys and gals are drying the car off, there's a slight incline. All our other cars roll down this. The Soul just sits there. I had to put it in gear to roll out the normal 5-10 feet that other cars roll.
I'm wondering if there's a brake sticking. That would explain the smell and the no-roll.
Service guy said maybe that's the short wheelbase keeping it from rolling. That is silly of course. Our PT is about the same size, but WB has nothing to do with rolling ability. An incline is an incline.
Going in tomorrow to have it checked out.