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  1. ISG “Stop and Go” problem

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello I drive a 2013 Soul + with the whole Eco package. Lately every now and then when I turn on the car the ISG button turns on hello and won’t let me leave first gear. When I turn the car on and off again sometimes it comes back on and sometimes it goes away. I continue to turn it on and off...
  2. Eco mode

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    How do I turn this off? I read the manual but it doesn't seem to match what I see on my dash board. Thanks from a new 2020 Kia member ?
  3. Eco mode

    New Member Introductions
    When I bought my Base1.6 model Friday. I hesitated because there was not a freeway to test performance. Otherwise the Soul performed well on my test drive. Just surface streets. Now that I'm able to drive on freeways. I'm finding this car is lacking power to get up to 80. Is this...
  4. Eco vs Normal vs Sport Mode

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hello, I have a 2017 Soul. And I was just wanted to make a post to see what your thoughts are on the different driving modes. I personally don't mind Eco, and feel it shifts smoother but when trying to go on hills I may change to normal, and for freeway merging I usually go on Sport. If I ride...
  5. Soul SX 2015 ECO MODE ?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have 25 000km (15 000m) on my Soul SX 2015 and i didn't see a difference when is ON or OFF!? I know when is on the transmission shift faster in acceleration but it looks like the engine is choked! With the square front of the Soul not sure it works as well as a more aerodinamic car (Rio...
  6. Just bought my first Soul and have a question about Eco Mode.

    New Member Introductions
    Hey, so I bought a 2011 Kia Soul+, 2.0L, I have been driving with the Eco mode turned on thus far, but I'm curious as to whether that will increase wear and tear over time on the Transmission or anything else. Thoughts? This is the best car ever. I've been in Mercedes not this cool!
  7. 2016 Soul Eco

    New Member Introductions
    Hi - I've had my new Soul for about six months. I was loving it, but have recently had some odd issues, like the car stalling at red lights. I'll be heading to the help forum to see what other people have done to resolve this. The dealership says they don't see an issue because it isn't easy...
  8. 2014 Eco hybrid stalling at red lights

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi everyone So my can has stalled twice on me while sitting at a red light within the last 5 days. Obviously stalling at a light that then turns green is quite nerve racking and worries me that it's going to become a larger problem. The problem is: Hybrid engages when stopped at red light...
  9. 2014 Soul "Active Eco" not working

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey all. Just got a 2014 Soul with ~29k miles on it. I'm the second owner. I like the vehicle (obviously, I purchased it) but I'm a little worried as I'm experiencing problems already. I seem to have found my first potentially major issue, which I didn't discover until after I purchased...
  10. Lose Eco Mode and then when slowing down feels like tranny stuck

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello We have a 2010 Soul. Base model. Just under 150K miles on it. Its happened before but this weekend on our trip to Savannah Ga and back at times when I hit 80+ mph I would lose the Eco mode. By losing I mean once the speed dropped down to 75mph or less the ECO mode would not reappear. Then...
  11. Driving regularly in ECO mode?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Just got my Soul on the weekend. Wondering whether you're supposed to drive with ECO mode on. My friend has a Ford Escape and was told to only use ECO mode for towing. I thought ECO mode was to get better gas mileage. Can anyone shed some light on this? I would like to turn ECO off if...
  12. Using ECO Mode Concerns

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I've already read that many other owners have noticed little or no difference in gas mileage with or without using ECO mode. I wanted to believe it would give me better gas mileage and would still prefer to use it even if there's just a little benefit. However, what I've noticed is a problem...
  13. ECO setting

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    What the heck is the ECO switch good for? if it is supposed to increase economy, it seems to do the opposite. My gas mileage is always better with it off. TIA
  14. ECO button, change of mind?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have been a proponent of keeping the ECO button OFF while driving as my experience has been that it does not contribute much. Recently my driving habits have changed from a 80/20 mix of city to highway to a 95/05 mix. I am doing a lot more stop and go, and back roads driving on hilly and...
  15. Another eco boost question........ Sorry...

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My situation maybe different from other eco questions, maybe..... So i drive 13.3 miles to work one way... 10 are freeway only.... Downhill is awesome 28.5 mpg.. Up hill is around 25.2mpg.. 3 grades i must go up one is fairly steep... 6 % grade at 3.5 miles other two are a 1/4 of that...
  16. Eco fuel saver? Use it all the time? Only on highways?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Something I noticed on a lot of the new cars is the Eco fuel thing. I've gotten mix reviews on how to handle it. When looking at the nissans, the salesman said it was for highway use only. When I spoke to my kia salesman he says he uses it 24/7. I have noted the difference in running with it on...
  17. Eco Mode/Start and Stop

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So my new 2014 has the Eco package and it has the start and stop option where if I stop it shuts off the engine. It doesn't always work but I assume if it's cold and the engine isn't 100% warmed it won't kick that feature in yet? Also what are everyone's thoughts on that? i'm debating if using...
  18. ECO in Winter Theory

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Fuel economy continues to be the one and only disappointment about my Soul, and Winter weather only makes matters worse. To complensate for increased gas consumption due to longer idles and more time required to bring the engine to optimum operating temperatures, I leave my Soul in ECO mode all...
  19. 2013 Soul Eco option

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everybody, Two days ago I bought a new 2013 Soul 2u 2 litre and love it. I bought it without the Eco option, or so I thought - not particularly crazy about it either way. When I arrived home I pressed the Eco button and a green light appeared on the dash. Silly question maybe, but do I...
  20. Active ECO on Highway?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi all! i drive a 2012 base green Kia Soul and i live in the hot state of Texas. I frequently do a 330 mile drive back and fourth to Dallas and I have a few questions about the active ECO feature on my Soul. I know that active ECO is supposed to be used in cities, but what about interstates...