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  1. Soul Problems (Gen 3)
    Hi there, I own a Kia E-Soul 2020 model and I have driven 4000km/2500miles with it and still the heater smells weird when turned on. It's difficult to describe the smell but it smells as if some materials in the car get to hot. Do you also experience this? Does it go away? I hope to hear...
  2. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I'm having issues with my A/C smelling, so looking online and other threads here, my plan was to: 1) Turn on A/C 2) Spray cleaner/disinfectant into the intakes 3) Open doors and windows and let it run for 20 - 30 mins As a quick test I tried the A/C without recirc (i.e. direct outside air) and...
  3. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Hey gang... Hope everyone is surviving the heat and floods we are experiencing this week!! Yesterday, I filled my tank, rounding off to even monies, (a few cents) and took off doing my errands. Since I filled the tank I have smelled a strong gas odor twice. Quick look see offered no clues. It...
  4. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    2015 with 2000 miles and sometimes I swear I get a whiff of antifreeze when starting the vehicle or just randomly. I see no signs of leaks or coolent loss. Ideas?
  5. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Before I forget, wanted to share this.... So, the only real complaint I've had about the Soul is that the cabin air intake system defaults to outside air and won't retain it's setting if changed over to recirculate. This quirk is really bad for hot, humid climates since the outside air setting...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I purchased a 15 Soul in 11/2014. Just rolled over 26k miles. Soul has developed a musky odor coming out of the cooling/heating vents. On the last visit the dealership add a deodorizer to the A/C system but I couldn't tell it at all...no change in the smell. Before turning the car off I turn...
  7. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Its odd,,it just started when the weather turned cold,,I commute about twenty miles each way,,about the time I get there,,or back home,,I start smelling this electrical insulation smell,,and I say that because I've work in the electrical industry all my life,, everything seems to work,,I just...
  8. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I bought my soul in May 2013, the car had a really nice "new car" smell to it but it only lasted for 4 months. Then the moldy/musty smell started getting really noticeable but only when the AC was first turned on. So I went and changed the cabin filter, replaced with a genuine kia one from the...
  9. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Soon after I got the car in February, I noticed a mild smell that went away. Now that its been getting warmer, especially today, the car smells like a dead animal (maybe a relative of the hamster...). So what should I do. I am due to get an oil change and air filter replacement next week, but am...
  10. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    About 8K miles on my 2012 Soul. Should I take it in immediately? I have an appointment in two weeks to have the oil and transmission fluid changed.
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    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...
  12. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    So, you've all seen me here before with http://www.kiasoulforums.com/10-soul-problems/13154-8-months-old-mildew-smell.html and http://www.kiasoulforums.com/10-soul-problems/13460-they-have-had-my-car-9-days.html. I'll give you the Readers Digest version. Bad smell in AC of '12 Soul Exclaim...
  13. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    We have a 2012 Soul. Anyone else getting sick from the toxic chemicals in the interior? "The best new vehicles for your health include xxxxx and xxxxxx. The worst – Mitsubishi Outlander and Kia Soul. Those vehicles contained upwards of 275 different chemicals in plastics and other materials."
  14. New Member Introductions
    Howdy! I'm the proud owner of a new titanium 2013 Soul +, and I just wanted to say hi. :)
  15. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I hope someone has more knowledge than I do in this area. I need to be well informed when I go to the repair shop. My Soul hit a deer on Mothers day and was repaired by the dealership that I purchased it from. After the first long road trip that I took (with a/c running) I parked the car and...
  16. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a 2012 Exclaim with 4000 miles on it. I am thrilled with the car, except for one thing. When the car sits for around an hour or more or first thing in the morning I get a mildew odor out of the a/c. I've had it to the dealer twice and they have done whatever clean out that they do on...
  17. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have had my soul for about 8 months and never smelt the washer fluid when I clean my windshield before and then the other day it stunk when i sprayed it and now every time i use it i can smell it. Is this common in the soul.
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hey people Yeah I'm the noob. Has anyone accessed the evaporator for the air-conditioner. Mine needs clean. I told the wife to turn off the AC about a minute or two before shutting down with the blower a little higher to get the water out. Needless to say, the first blast of air from the vents...
  19. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    A Few weeks ago, I started noticing a moldy wet carpet smell on the drivers side. For the winter, I had put down wider rubber car mats over the carpet mats in hopes to protect things better. I pulled out both mats on that side and sure enough, part of the carpet mat was smelling. Scrubbed it...
  20. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    I've done this twice since I've owned my soul and it makes the mildew smell go away for a few months. Below the car, in between the front tires there is a rubber tube that will be dripping. That's the drain tube for the AC. What I did was: Got a bottle of Clorox Cleanup from the bathroom and...
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