Kia Soul: Automatic transaxle / Good driving practices

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2022 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) 2020-2022 Owners Manual: Fuel filler door


Opening the fuel filler door The fuel filler door must be opened from inside the vehicle by pulling up on the fuel filler door opener located on the front floor area on the driver’s seat. NOTICE If the fuel filler door does not open because ice has formed around it, tap lightly or push on the lid to ...

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2022 Owners Manual: Bulb replacement precaution


Please prepare bulbs with appropriate standards in case of emergencies (Refer to “Bulb wattage” on page 9-07 for further information). When changing bulbs and sorts, first turn off the engine at a safe place, firmly apply the side brake and take out the battery's negative (-) terminal. WARNING ...

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