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  1. Potential rust trap?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I think I have identified a potential rust trap on the GEN2. It is that damned 2" wide plastic trim that surrounds the bustle on the tailgate. I washed Daisy on Friday and as I usually do I blew off all the water with my sidekick blower getting into all the crevices. However when I went out this...
  2. Big potential rust out issue?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Kia Soul 2016 Base, I have found a really large opening in the body right in front of both rear wheels. Not only is is a trap for anything kicked up on the road, but there is has no draining so anything going in their stays. These are big, about the size of a fist. I am one of those...
  3. 2013 Kia Soul - Steering U-link - Rust, Oxidation?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello all! I was wondering if anyone else with this model has a steering u-link (at least that's what I call it - right behind the gas/brake pedal) with the same appearance? Update [12/12/15] Based on all the suggestions in this thread, I examined the electrical connections underneath the...
  4. rust proofing letter

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    We received a letter from Kia concerning rust proofing. Local dealer states they do not know of letter or need for additional rust proofing. Has anyone in Kansas received such letter?
  5. Rust anyone?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Just wondering about anyone here that has alot of miles with any signs of rust from salty roads? I know some cars are more prone to rust and i'm about to move to Ohio with my new 2014 Soul and not very happy about the salt thats going to be on it but with an only car as I will have no choice...
  6. Another rusting post

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I gave my 2010 Soul ! (purchased new in late '09) a nice bath the other day only to reveal what appear to be several dozen small rust spots on the lift gate, of few of which have small bubbles underneath them. Most of them are about the size of pen points. I checked out the rest of it the Soul...
  7. Rust Back Hatch

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have 2011 soul on the passenger side back hatch in the very corner just under the glass it is rusting from the inside out .Looks like the water caterpillars under the glass. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem
  8. Rear hatch rust

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi, I noticed a small bit of rust just below the rear window after this winter. I brought it to my service girl's attention here in Barrie, she took a picture and said she would show it to the service manager. Over a month later no one had gotten back to me. I called and left a message for the...
  9. Rust proofing

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My dealer recommended I should buy the paint protection and rustproofing package. I did not. Does anyone have an opinion on whether aftermarket undercoating is a good idea or a waste of money?
  10. Small rust spots on car?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I went to get some stuff from my car today and as I was closing the trunk I noticed there are small flecks of rust everywhere like chicken pox. How can I get rid of these? I hope they can come out.
  11. Rust Removal from Rims

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Hey all, I am new to the forums so I am not sure if this is the correct section of the forums to be posting this is. If it is not I apologize. After Christmas of this year my rear driver side brakes decided to go on me. I didn't have the funds to get the new pads and rotors right away so I had...
  12. Rust under hood in engine bay

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I was cleaning up my engine bay and noticed some pieces of metal that seem to be part of the engine are orange with rust. It's like there are 3 pr 4 pieces of metal the same shape that are this way. I can post a pic of it soon. Anything to worry about?
  13. Rust Dots on Light Coloured Soul

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a cream colour Soul and since spring I have started noticing little rust coloured dots all around the car and in the door frame. I have had the car for almost 2 years. Just got off the phone from the dealership and they are telling me it is train dust from when its been transported -...
  14. Mud flaps and rust warranty

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    I just got my new mud guards in the mail. They are supposedly KIA OEM mud guards, but I have a question. I live in Northern Iowa where they put salt on the roads for snow in the winter. I see that these body fitting mud guards are not solid, but hallow plastic. Won't salt and grime sit...
  15. Rust on gas opening

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Just filled up my girlfriends car today and notice that around the lip of the gas filler is rust. Anyone else having an issue?
  16. Rust freckles

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Trying to keep the Soul as clean as possible, can be a real fight during winter time. After only 2 months of winter driving (10000 km) it was time for som extra care to the paint work. There was rust spots alle over, and normal cleaning would not do the trick. I took som pictures before and...
  17. 100 trunk rust spots on dune soul

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I've read a few posts that brought this up, but everyone seemed to have a NEW soul. I've had my soul for well over a year and 36,000 miles. On my back tail gate there are over 100 rust spots. I know some people say they are "rust dust" but i find it hard to believe that "rust dust" found it's...
  18. Rust under the hood?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just got down on the driveway and took a look under my car. I just had my 1st oil change today and just wanted to make sure things were as they should be. Car has 1600 miles on it and it 6 weeks from being brought brand new. Oil filter looks okay....but I noticed RUST under there on the...
  19. Crazy rust spots on my Polar Soul

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I've had my Polar Soul for a little less than a year and I've noticed besides the paint chips that have been discussed elsewhere here that I've got massive rust spots already!! I always keep "her" clean even in winter and use wax to protect the paint, but I can't believe the amount of rust. It's...
  20. Rust

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey everybody. I have a 10 month old Soul2U, and I have found a couple spots of rust, just above the back window. Anybody else. This is my third new vehicle in my life, and I have never seen such a thing so quickly.