2012 Kia Soul Transmission Service

Show Your Kia Soul’s Transmission Some TLC

Don’t wait for minor transmission issues to snowball. Firestone Complete Auto Care will take care of your 2012 Soul, whether it's a manual or automatic. Schedule an appointment today.

What’s the Importance of Your 2012 Soul’s Transmission?

Your transmission carries power from the engine to the wheels so that you can drive at the speed you desire. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a small transmission issue can put a big dent in your Soul’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Kia Soul transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood. If you ignore Kia Soul transmission issues you could see your fuel economy decrease or find that you can't drive your Soul at all.

Kia Transmission Recommendations for 2012 Souls

According to Kia, your Soul’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, Kia recommends exchanging transmission and differential fluids in 2012 Kia Souls at certain intervals with Kia-approved transmission fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 2012 Soul up to Kia-recommended standards. As soon as you suspect something’s wrong with your Soul’s transmission, book an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Kia Soul Transmission Service Pricing

We work hard to offer affordable Kia Soul transmission repairs and services. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll give your Soul a check-up so you can make informed service and repair decisions. Whether your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange or repair, you can rely on our Triple Promise to deliver a car that’s Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

2012 Kia Soul Transmission Q&A

  • What happens when you "ride" your Kia's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • What can I tow in a Kia? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small. Defying your Soul towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your Soul is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • Does my Soul's transmission fluid need to be inspected? Regularly checking and exchanging your 2012 Soul’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. Some technicians would say that between 30,000 and 60,000 miles is a good timeframe for having your Kia's transmission fluid checked and replaced, but that timeline can vary depending on how your vehicle is used and your manufacturer’s recommendations. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.
  • Can my Kia Soul leak transmission fluid? Over time, transmission fluid can leak from your Kia Soul, potentially causing transmission problems. A transmission fluid leak may be caused by a damaged transmission pan, faulty transmission cooler lines, worn-out seals, a cracked transmission housing, or an overfilled transmission.
  • Who fixes Kia Soul transmission leaks? Look to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for Soul transmission system diagnostics and repairs. Schedule an appointment online today.
  • Can I drive my Kia Soul with a transmission fluid leak? Driving with a transmission fluid leak is not recommended. Transmission fluid is essential to the proper operation of the transmission system, and a leak can cause serious problems, including reduced performance, overheating, and potentially transmission failure.