2017 KIA SOUL Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2017 KIA SOUL Electrical System Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1539840
 Internal NHTSA #11181605
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelSOUL
 Model Year2017
 File date20/02/19
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemWhile car was in motion backing in my driveway, i was able to pull drivers handle while lock engaged and door opened while vehicle was still moving. Although i planned on opening the door as car came to a rest i was surprised how easy it was to open while car is moving, and door had done so prematurely then i expected. Concerned i tested while driving forward like 20 mph & door opens when grabbing on handle. My concern is while the vehicle is in motion one should be required to manually unlock any door before it opens. I addressed with my kia dealer and they told me this is normal that opening handle overides the lock. This would make sense to do when car is parked, not when the transmission is engaged. I have 2004 saturn and mine doesnt do that. I understand door/lock features can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. I can see a benefit to the handle overide feature that people could be in panic in case of fire or other danger that all they think about is the handle and stay trapped because they forget about the lock. The consumer should be allowed to decide if this is a feature they want enabled or not. Kia has told me there is nothing i can do. I feel this is a big safety concern since all you have to do is barely grab handle and door releases; dont need to pull handle all the way. If nothing else it should release after 5-10 seconds of continuous pressure while handle is in maxed out opening position to open door while transmission is in any gear other than park. And if nothing else, only the drivers door should be able to open while cars in motion while pulling on handle. Front passenger door tested and does same thing. Kia says only the rear doors should stay secure with child locks, i disagree! Had another time when i was gonna be dropped off as a passenger and planned on openening door, it flew wide-open when turning in driveway and almost damaged 2 cars!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure20000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBOLINGBROOK, IL
VIN pattern KNDJN2A22H7XXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase23/01/21
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed20
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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