Kia Soul Forums :: Kia Soul Owners banner

steering

  1. Which specific 2nd gen Kia Souls are Steer by Wire?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I realize the Soul Ev and initially thought all 2014 and up were steer by wire. But I can't seem to find specific documentation. Can any one point me to a source to show which models utilize this technology or how to find it in specific diagrams of a vehicle to show that it has such a feature...
  2. Leather Steering Wheel Cover

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 3)
    My EX Designer's Collection has a "leather wrapped" steering wheel. Oddly, it is hard as a rock and sort of uncomfortable. Also, as summer is upon us in the desert Southwest, touching a black steering wheel after work is pretty low on my list, down there with fixing plumbing. I ordered this...
  3. Has there been TSB's or Recall with Steering Gear?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Noticed that when on interstate straight stretches with virtually no input to steering wheel, that when I do move it slightly, there is just the slightest perception of resistance/drag. I never noticed it on secondary roads where the steering is in more constant movement. Expect if I take it...
  4. Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Flexible Coupling / Warranty Extension Notice?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Anyone get this in the mail? "Kia is extending the New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage, to all owners of the 2012-2013 MY Soul, for the MDPS from 5 years/60k miles to 10 years/unlimited miles, starting from date of first service. The MDPS unit may experience noise when turning the steering...
  5. Steering wheel wrapped

    How To / DIY (Gen 3)
    Sorry, couldn't get photos of how to while doing because of the need to use two hands to maintain tension. I used parachute cord. Roughly 75 feet. Laid out binding along inside of wheel and allowed 4 inches for extra tail. Started each section using simple overhand knot pulled tight. Made a...
  6. 2011 Kia Soul! - Power Steering Fluid

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    What type of non-Kia brand power steering fluid can I use for my 2011 Kia Soul! ? I want to flush the system. I've been searching but it is a bit confusing.
  7. 2013 Kia Soul Steering probs

    New Member Introductions
    Driving or sitting when i turn MY steering wheel Left or right just a lil bit i get 1 pop sound.It drives straight at any speed.I tested it today by doing a sharp turn left and right and still only pops once.It sounds like it is coming from bottom of steering Column...Any thoughts of what the...
  8. DIY - How to change steering coupler

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    My 2012 Kia Soul + 2.0 L needs new steering (MDPE) coupler. I have bought the coupler from dealer and tried to replace it myself. I have watched some videos of Sonata and Forte replacements.. but could not find any for Kia Soul. I have removed 2 nuts under the steering but could not drop the...
  9. steering recall

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi all, I am the 2nd owner of a 2014 2 litre auto, I've put 40,000 klms (I'm Australian) since purchase. Have had no problems ..... until this recall. Supposed to be related to some "weak glue" in the steering shaft !!!!!! The repairs are better glue and a bolt. Does anyone know about this ?
  10. Steering Wheel Swap from Forte/CEE'D

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hi guys! I wanted to post some pics of my steering wheel swap. I wanted leather and a different look so I installed a steering wheel from a 2017 Forte. It wasn't plug and play. I did gain radio MUTE control on the steering wheel but had to solder a different resistor in the controls to get...
  11. Steering Wheel Cover

    Soul Accessories (Gen 2)
    Has anybody found a cover that fits precisely? All the standard ones from auto stores are too big.
  12. Aftermarket steering wheel

    Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Has anyone changed the oem steering wheel? Does the airbag light stay on or once unplugged does it not recognize it anymore? Is it hard to do going to start modding my 2011! Now since it's been paid off for a while now
  13. 2016 steering column clicking noise

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I have a 2016 soul that started to have a clicking noise in the steering column. The noise happens when the steering wheel returns to center after a right hand turn. No noise after a left turn, the noise is coming from inside the cab somewhere around the column. The dealer took the steering...
  14. Steering Pinion Recall RC111 - CANADA - another

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Ad infinitum ... We have two Souls in the household: 2014, 2015. Today we got two identical Recall notices. Government of Canada notes the date of this recall as 2017/10/23. Let's see: Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan. I count 4 months. 4 months ago this issue was addressed / noticed. We got this t...
  15. Kia Soul Steering Recall- Take Two

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Apparently, 2014-2016 Souls were not fixed properly the first time. Let's hope it won't become third time's a charm. Kia recalls Souls in US for second time - ABC News
  16. Radio presets and steering wheel controls

    ICE & Communication (Gen 2)
    Let me just preface this post/thread that this isn't really a problem - more so an oddity/inconsistency. I noticed on my drive home from work yesterday that the next and previous (up and down) buttons on the left side of the steering wheel controls function differently depending on which screen...
  17. Power Steering

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Happy New Year everyone! I have been hearing noises when I turn and know that it has to do with the power steering. I checked and the tank is nearly empty and I do not think I will be going anywhere else to get my car serviced other than the dealership now. I have also saw that my car barely has...
  18. Steering Wheel Preset Buttons After UVO Update

    ICE & Communication (Gen 2)
    Has anyone noticed that the steering wheel preset buttons work differently after the recent UVO update? If you press up/down on the preset buttons, they scroll through the presets in a different order whether you're in the "Radio" screen or the "Map" screen. I'm not sure if it was always...
  19. 2017 Steering Wheel

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    It looks like the new Turbo Soul D-Cut steering wheel would be compatible with all Gen 2 models (my guess from the photo). What a great looking steering wheel. Kudos to anyone who can come up with a part number / place to buy when it's available. Seriously considering swapping out the one in...
  20. Steering wheel minor misalignment after steering recall?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just had the steering recall done on my 2015 soul, which has just 8100 miles. At the same time they did the recall they also rotated the tires. Now when I drive it I need to tilt the wheel slightly right, whereas before it was dead center. The car also pulls very slightly to the left. I very...
Top