Hello, I just bought a 2011 Kia Soul (topic line says 2012 but it wont let me change it) at the end of last month. Over the last few weeks I have noticed a few problems and havent had time to go back to the dealer to ask about them. I appreciate any help anyone has to offer.
1: Headlights - When I turn my headlights on - all the other lights inside the car, like the dash and the screen that shows my stereo settings, etc gets dimmer to the point I can barely see anything. When I turn it on it clicks to times - I cant see a real difference when I click it forward once aside from my inside lights getting dimmer. On the 2nd click forward they get even dimmer and THEN the headlights come on. Is this normal? I would really like to be able to control the brightness inside so I can see the control panel.
2. Temp Control - when I turn on my heat or change the setting it is at - sometime the AC light will automatically come on even though I didnt push the button. I have been sitting in my car before wondering why its still cold only to see the AC was on the whole time. I have watched that light automatically come on when Im changing he settings and do not see a pattern that could be causing this.
3. When I first start driving each day I notice the transmission acts a bit dramatic when changing to first and then second gear - it kinda "chugs" forward a bit harder than any other time. After that though its fine.
4. Wipers - hopefully this one is simple - My wiper fluid keep freezing! It has the fluid from the dealers in there - did they put a cheap one in that freezes? I have to wait til the weather cools before I can use them.
5. The last one IDK if you can help me with - but when I try to make a phone call using blue tooth - it works fine if I say the phone number. BUt if I say "Call John" The voice keeps saying it doesnt understand my command - I only have this issue when I want to call by name.
Sorry for all the questions - thank you in advance!