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  1. Quick groan sound from stopped position?

    Soul Problems (Gen 3)
    It doesn't happen every time, but often enough that I notice. Now that I've driven about 3k miles in my 2020 I've noticed a quick groaning sound when I take my foot off the brake. It doesn't seem to be a metal-on-metal sound because it's low pitched, but it definitely seems like moving parts...
  2. Anyone use Hawk brake pads?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Time to change out the pads/rotors and shoes. The R1concepts ceramic pads I have on are O.K. I tend to go ceramic so I dont have clean the wheels all the time. Ive been looking around and see alot of talk about Hawk brake pads being good. How they stop you better etc.. They cost alot more...
  3. Brake fluid complete flush - cost?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Was given a dealer price of $300 to completely flush the brake lines. Thoughts? Anyone had their lines flushed? Plan/hope to do myself to save the money.
  4. Brake Lights not working

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    When I hit my brakes, only the top brake light works. All my running, parking lights, reverse and turn signal lights work and light up when I turn them on. All 4 red bulbs work in the back, but wont light up brighter when I hit brakes. Only fuse I saw was for LH and RH tail lamps... there’s...
  5. Brake Pads 2016 Kia Soul

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Brake pads are running down at 30k already on my wifes 2016. I made the mistake of replacing mine on the 2011 with Duralast Pads from AutoZone. They squeel like crazy its highly annoying. Looked up dealership pads and they are 92.00 for the front which seems a bit excessive. Saw another...
  6. New Brake Rotor and Caliper Install Now Snap Pop noise in Reverse

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi, I have a weird issue that is driving me crazy. Just had new "aftermarket" pads and rotors (from Autozone) installed in the front and right after, I get this strange snap type noise, only when the car is warm and has been driven for a bit to "heat up" brakes and when only going in reverse, I...
  7. 2016 Kia Soul brake problem

    New Member Introductions
    I recently took my 2016 Kia Soul in for its routine oil change. While there, the service manager said that there was a problem with the front Brake piston that caused the brake pads to wear unevenly. Although, I had no brake problems, I agreed to replace the front Brake pads. 43000K miles and...
  8. EBC USR7525 rear brake rotors

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    I have 2 sets (i.e. 2 pairs) of EBC USR7525 slotted rear brake rotors for sale. I'm not 100% sure of which years they are compatible, but they were purchased for 2012 Soul + (plus), which has the internal drum parking brake inside these disc rotors. I had ordered a set of these, but when I...
  9. Hill Brake Noise When Releasing

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Our driveway has a light slope to it. I’ll pull up to the garage, put it in Park, hand brake most of time too. I have to get out to manually lift garage door. When I get back in, I put foot on brake, release parking brake, put in drive, release brake. No gas or light gas pedal, when the hill...
  10. Engine Revving On Its Own!? (in drive, foot on brake, at intersections etc.)

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    2016 Kia Soul+ First happened two weeks ago while stopped in a parking lot. Foot on brake, car in drive, engine revved so hard that the car lurched forward only being stopped by my foot being jammed hard on the brake. Happened again later in the week while stopped at an intersection. Not as...
  11. Brake failure(?)

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I was driving home this AM doing about 50mph and approached a red light. When I pressed on the brake hard it felt like the ABS kicked on and I was unable to stop as if I was driving on ice. Luckily I started to brake far enough back from the light that I eventually was able to stop in time. I...
  12. How to replace a rear brake bulb on 2013 Kia Soul

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Just did this today and it was exactly as this video showed - PN: Sylvania 2357 (not LED).
  13. Rear brake pads

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    The rear brake pads not seem to be working. The front ones seem to do all the work. I understand front pads will be on a higher load. I drove for 30 minutes in traffic and checked how hot the rotors are.. front rotors are close to hot but rear rotors not even warm. We had replaced front rotors...
  14. 2015 Soul Brake Replacement - New Rotors?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi guys! My local Kia dealership is telling me that I'm nearly due for the break replacement on my 2015 Soul. They're saying that the rotors will be done as well. They're not saying my rotors are warped or damaged, etc. Just that they'll be done as part of the break job. I used to do my fair...
  15. Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light - Kia Soul 2015 Exclaim

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've been noticing something odd. If I'm at a red light (stopped) and I accelerate hard I see the Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light appear then it turns off within a second or two. It's the only time I see it when I'm accelerating hard from rest/stop. Is that something I should get...
  16. Good, quality brake pads for 2012 Soul?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Looking for ones that don’t squeak. I figure id change all four at once. What are good ones?
  17. Brake lights not working, except high mount

    New Member Introductions
    Shop has had the car for two days. Fuses, bulbs are good. They said it’s not the brake switch. Anyone else experience this type of problem?
  18. Brake light wiring for 2013 Kia Soul as a towed vehicle

    New Member Introductions
    I am attempting to tow my 2013 Kia Soul on a tow dolly (automatic transmission, so not four on the ground). I can wire tow dolly, but need some advice on wiring brake, turn signals from RV.
  19. Brake Squeeling 101

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Replaced Wife's Brakes on 2011 Kia Soul Sport Edition about 5-6 months ago. I have to do rear Brake Pads this weekend. Im not sure if the fronts are squeeling since I replaced or if the rears just need replaced and the squeel will go away. We Aren't into the rotors or anything but is there...
  20. Brake Grunt - 2012 Kia Soul

    New Member Introductions
    Hello fellow Soul owners! I have been having a recurring issue for months that I'm hoping someone can help with! When I come to a complete stop, my front brakes make a grunt noise. Similar to the noise brakes make at first right after it rains. I have brand new rotors and brand new pads. The...