Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Kia Soul hatchback?
The Kia Soul will often have been used for transporting young families, and with the interior plastics being a little on the cheap side, they’re likely to scratch or snap, especially in and around the back seats, so check those through carefully.
There have been three recalls on this generation of Soul, the most notable being to check and replace the seatbelt pre-tensioner which could malfunction and cause injury in a collision, affecting cars built between August 2011 and March 2012. It’s worth checking the DVSA website for any recalls that might apply to any car you’re thinking of buying, and making sure those recalls have been carried out before you sign on the dotted line.