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  1. 2020 Kia Soul earns highest Top Safety Pick + rating from IIHS

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Link: I thought you all would enjoy reading that article. Looks like Kia is killin' the game right now. They just keep on hitting home runs with their vehicle lineup. The higher trims are rated higher in their...
  2. Safety features scares!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    Using safety features in the real world can be scarey! Safety problem 1: Lane keep assist works great on brand new 2 to 4 lane roads that are well marked and at speeds between 45 and 50 mph. Lane corrections are slight and barely perceptible. However on older roads with faded markings it...
  3. US safety agency opens probes into Hyundai and Kia fires

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2) sounds like this is going big. will see what Transport Canada does on this side of the border. 04/01, excerpts: The U.S. government’s highway safety agency has decided to open two new investigations into fires involving Hyundai and Kia...
  4. Hello and question about safety.

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I'm looking into purchasing a soul because of its comfort. However my concern is the safety of this vehicle. It ranks as the 7th deadliest car according to iihs. Any thoughts on this? Are they really that unsafe, or is it more the type of driver that tend to buy kia souls. edit: I can't...
  5. Thoughts about new electronic safety nannies

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    (I posted this over on the Sorento forum, in case it looks familiar. LOL) As owner of a 2013 Soul with 77K miles and a 2014 Sorento with 41K miles, I was planning to keep both for at least another 5 years. Love 'em both! However, I'm seeing more and more cars coming with automated safety...
  6. IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    2018 Kia Soul "Top Safety Pick+" 62 vehicles earn 2018 safety awards (mods: I'd have posted in an existing thread, but searching on "safety" yields "Unauthorized access to internal API." error.)
  7. 2016 safety features: lane departure and collision warning.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Has anyone direct experience with these features or read reliable reviews? Thanks everyone.
  8. 2016 Kia Sorento Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

    Homepage News
    Read more about the 2016 Kia Sorento Named IIHS Top Safety Pick at
  9. Safety Recall Notice (US Mail)

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I received my recall notice today, 1 August. It was not postmarked with a date so I don't know when it was sent.
  10. Curb Weight vs Safety and Traction

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Sorry for the novel, skip this one if you're in a hurry.. Safety and cost were important to us when getting a new vehicle, so one of the strong selling points when we got the ’14+ several months ago was the high safety rating. But for some reason the other day I starting comparing the curb...
  11. Safety Idea.. HID led rapid blinking 3rd brake light....

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Hey gang, when I went recently to buy my new Soul (WOO HOO) I noticed on some of them, the 3rd brake light looked different. When I asked the salesperson, he told me that was a dealer installed option. This was the _(*&^ (I forgot the name) when ya hit the brakes a series of rapid flashes...
  12. Performance Brake Kits at CARiD - Your Safety Guarantee!
    Do you hear squeal or screech when braking? Do you feel it takes your vehicle longer to stop? Well, it's high time to check your brakes then. And if there is any noticeable damage, like cracks, grooves, heat spots or rust, don't waste time and replace the worn-out brake components as soon as...
  13. National Tire Safety Week. Brad Keselowski reminds us to check out tire's pressure

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    It's National Tire Safety week and with summer upon us now its a great time to get out and do a quick air pressure check and tread depth check before hitting the road for your summer vacation. Here's a few tips from our Nascar Driver Brad Keselowski and The Weather Channel. Tire Safety Week...
  14. How to Proper Position Your Soul's Headrest/Chair

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Originally I posted this in the general forum, but I think it might belong here. Driving around, I've noticed that very few people have their headrests set properly, and most actually have it set in a way that could drastically increase the potential for injury in an accident. Despite the...
  15. How to Properly Set Your Souls Chair/Headrest

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Driving around, I've noticed that very few people have their headrests set properly, and most actually have it set in a way that could drastically increase the potential for injury in an accident. Despite the amount of work I get from improperly adjusted car seats, I figured I should make a post...
  16. Car seat install issues

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have a rear facing myride 65 and I've never had any issues installing it in any car until the Soul. I can get it tight just fine but with a seat belt as soon as the car is turned off it becomes completely loosened. With the anchors sometimes it will stay tightened for more then one day but...
  17. kia safety and design gets A+ from my family

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    let me start off by saying that kia cars are safe and we (dad) (wife) (myself) are here because of the safety of these cars my parents have owned kias since kia first came to the u.s and have had zero issues with anyone of them well in may my dad was driving to work by himself at 5:30am his...
  18. Remember, Safety First!

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Remember to buckle your seat belt! It might save your life, and/or, in North Carolina, $131.00. He is in the Sedona, but you get the idea. :)
  19. Sluggish Brakes When Cold/First Started? Safety Issue?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Greetings - I have two 2010 Souls, and I've been encountering a problem with ONE of them, that the dealer hasn't been able to diagnose or replicate. When I start the car, all is normal (I hold the brake pedal down, and it seems fine). If I just then put the car into reverse and then let go of...
  20. Soul one of the top IIHS Safety Picks

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Soul on the list along with four other Kia's - Sportage, Sorento, Forte and the new Optima.