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  1. 2013 ! Stuttering Acceleration, No Check Engine Lights, No RPMs

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all! I started having an issue about a year ago where my 2013 Kia Soul (!) would stutter at the lower end of a gear when accelerating or cruise control. Example, the 6th gear engages around 40mph; if I slowly accelerated at around 41-42mph, then the car would stutter and RPMs would dip for...
  2. Looses all power especially at lower rpm

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Just wondering if anybody has similar problems and if we know the cause. 2016 plus 2.0L. I think it MIGHT be heat soak related because when it's cold outside or if the car has had a chance to cool for a few hours it is fine but as soon as it gets hot after like 10-20 minutes normal driving it...
  3. Knock at 3k rpm

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi guys! I have a problem with my Kia Soul 2013, 1.6. I hear a beat (as a pin beat) whenever I overtake the 3000 rpm in continuous gear, also the engine makes a noise like a snore of the type when the point is advanced whenever I accelerate stronger, I already changed the knck sensor but it did...
  4. 1.6 CVVT 2009 humming around 2500 rpm

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello, I have a humming (low but loud) sound around engine while driving. When I press the gas pedal around 2500 rpm. It disappears almost immediately after releasing the gas pedal. What could be the reason, or this is just like this engine supposed to sound?
  5. Soul Auto Stuck in Gear High RPM's

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    My 2012 Soul (Auto) has got stuck in gear a few times. It tends to happen in 3rd or 4th (that I've noticed so far). I'll be driving along accelerating normally on a flat road, the RPM's continue to climb and climb before I know it I'll be at 4,000 RPM then I'll manually force the car into 5th...
  6. 1.6L manual/auto 2.0L auto highway rpm

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I'm looking to buy soul 1.6L Manual and I like to know what rpm it runs at 60mph 65mph 70mph 75mph Is it different than 1.6 Auto? or 2.0? Thanks
  7. Annoying resonance at 2500 RPM

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Has anyone else had this problem? If so, please let me know so I can hopefully trace the source quicker. Thanks. 2013 Soul Base 1.6 with automatic. When under load (usually going uphill) at more than about 1/4 throttle, there is something vibrating/resonating under the hood at 2500 RPM. It...
  8. 2014 Base Manual. Engine/transmission vibration at 3k+ RPM.

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I've noticed this ever since I returned from vacation in WV at the end of October. I burned through a tank of gas pretty quickly on the way back, so I figured I had just gotten a tank of very, very cheap gas. I've also noticed that it happens more the colder it is. I also figure maybe the gas...
  9. Engine shake in gear/massive cloud of smoke at 3k rpm

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello everyone. New to the forum and i am talking about the wifes car. While driving yesterday I noticed that her car had a decent amount of engine shake while in gear. She drives the car like a grandma so i figured i would run it a little harder to blow some carbon out of it. Next stop...
  10. vibration and grumbles at 2500 RPM

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I searched the forum and found several mentions of similar issues with no real answer. My 2010 2.0L man trans has a distinct grumble and vibration at around 2500 RPM it happens in any gear, though you will of course experience it longer in 3, 4 and 5 due to basic driving habits. I don't...
  11. RPM at speed

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    At what RPM is the 2L turning at 70 mph?
  12. 2013 Soul will not exceed 3000 RPM

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I was rear ended on Friday, driving about 40 mph. The back end was pretty crushed but considering the size of the truck that hit me, not too much damaged was caused. I was able to drive away from the accident. Two days later while on my way to work, I stopped at a stop light and the car just...
  13. Question Regarding Engine Noise/Vibration Relative to RPM's

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    This isn't a complaint, more a question... The 2.0L in the Soul is the smallest engine I've ever driven before and I've noticed that once the RPM's hit 2500 the noise and vibration really kick up noticeably. Is this normal to the 2.0L engine and/or the Soul in general? I've always shifted...
  14. Whistle Sound - When in motion and RPM is about 2,000

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey guys, I looked through the forum and didn't see a thread related to this. (If there is already I apologize). Basically what is happening is that when the car is motion, after about 5 minutes of driving I start hearing a sort of whistling sound when the car is revving at about 2000 RPM's...
  15. High RPM?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi there, guys! So I have had my 2013 Kia Soul for a couple of weeks now and I have noticed something weird about it and it is worrying me that something is not right. First off, it is a base automatic. My question is, is it normal that it changes to the next gear at around 3,500 RPM...
  16. Idle rpm

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I had a strange noise come from my forward exhaust almost like a leak. It went away but now I notice my rpm are a little low. I have a 2010 2u automatic. The rpm are at 500-600 when warmed up. Seems low no? Can anyone confirm their rpm speed at idle,warm please.
  17. Is it bad for the engine to run it at 3,500 RPM for a few miles?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I drove to Las Vegas from San Diego and on interstates 15 and 215 there are a few slopes that are between 5 and 20 miles. The only way to maintain a speed of 65-70 is have the RPMs at 3,500. Is that bad for the engine on a Kia Soul or for any other vehicle?
  18. RPM Increase in 4th under load, automatic in manual mode

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Wasn't sure how to title this to attract attention to the strange issue. Just wondering if someone has an explanation. The situation: 2.0 engine, auto 4 (2011) Soul. I find the car drops too quickly into 3rd gear on moderate hills while in Cruise, when it seems the engine still has power to...
  19. Lingering RPM's? (2011 +, 5spd)

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    After reading all of the issues owners have had with the Soul, I really consider myself lucky I have had absolutely no problems with my Soul after a little more than 3,600 miles. This is my 6th vehicle, and my first brand new car, let alone vehicle built after the year 2000, so I really feel for...
  20. Kia soul 2012 topping out at 3000 rpm issue.

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just received my soul today from the dealer and when I reached 40 miles on the odm, my soul would not exceed 3 rpms. When I am going up a hill the power cuts dramatically. I have to shift down to 2nd gear to make it up a steep hill after fighting with any higher gear, its a manual. (I have...