Kia Soul: Automatic transaxle / Good driving practices

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Automatic transaxle / Good driving practices

WARNING

WARNING

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving it forward and backward. Do not attempt this procedure if people or objects are anywhere near the vehicle. During the rocking operation the vehicle may suddenly move forward of backward as it becomes unstuck, causing injury or damage to nearby people or objects.

Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and release the parking brake. Depress the accelerator gradually while releasing the service brakes.

When accelerating from a stop on a steep hill, the vehicle may have a tendency to roll backwards. Shifting the shift lever into 2 (Second Gear) will help prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards.

Shift lock system
For your safety, the automatic transaxle has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transaxle from P (Park) into R (Reverse) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift the transaxle from P ...

Dual clutch transmission (DCT)
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Other information:

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual: Seat


Front seat 1. Forward and backward 2. Seatback angle 3. Seat cushion height 4. Lumbar support (Driver’s seat) 5. Headrest Rear seat 6. Seat back folding 7. Headrest WARNING Loose objects Loose objects in the driver’s foot area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing ...

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2021 Owners Manual: Exterior care


Exterior general caution It is very important to follow the label directions when using any chemical cleaner or polish. Read all warning and caution statements that appear on the label. Finish maintenance Washing To help protect your vehicle’s finish from rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly ...

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