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  1. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    On dry days, driving over a bump in the road or a smooth man-hole cover causes a jerk to the right or left. Took car to car wash and TSC caused it to jump the track. Today, after an inch of snow, the car jerked left and right whenever I ran into a little snow on the road. The ESC causes more...
  2. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does anyone know where to get a non-ABS Stability Control Module for a Soul, or any Hyundai/Kia? I seem them referenced in the shop manuals for several Kia vehicles, but I can't find one for sale anywhere. I did find the Amanti units on eBay, but those seem to integrate with the auto-trans that...
  3. New Member Introductions
    I'm new here and I need HELP! I have a 2012 Kia Soul. The ESC light comes on within seconds after starting my car or putting it in gear. It resets when the car is turned off. It also causes the brake lights to not work. I have replaced the brake light fuse, filled up the brake fluid...
  4. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    New 2016 + - 6 days old and car would not shift out of park and I noticed the ESC light stayed on. The manual states that if stays on it is a malfunction with the ESC and bring back to dealer. I used the shift lock release and was able to shift out of park. That was Thu and ended using my...
  5. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello, 2011 Kia Soul sport (2.0L automatic) Issue: Started a few months back, after first starting the car and driving for about 5 to 8 minutes the ESC light comes on (same symbol as the traction control off without the 'off') and does not go off till I cut the car off. Also, not sure if it is...
  6. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    My 2015 Kia Soul has an issue when the engine is warm and the temperature outside is below freezing. My power steering consistently goes out and the esc indicator light shows up as well. Anyone else having this problem? I have it towed in and the engine gets cold so the issue resolves itself and...
  7. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hi everyone, I'm from Morocco, I recently bought a kia soul without ESC, is that there is a danger highway ??? If so what can I do ??? I traveled 500 km.
  8. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Can this be related to the brake light sensor recall. My wife 2010 soul is turning some times the ESC light. Thanks
  9. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I was just wanting some information on the ESC button on the dash. It's supposed to help your traction when it get slick. Looked in the manual and didn't really see any detailed information. So I was wondering how it works. Does it lock the front wheel for better traction when it gets slick...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. I just bought a Soul last week. I have a bunch of questions. I'm not a car person, so most of my questions are pretty basic. Things like, "why would I turn OFF the ESC?" And when would I downshift or up shift my automatic gear? My main priority is maximizing fuel efficiency and...
  11. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I was driving last night with the ESC (Electronic stability control) turned off. The ride seemed firmer and I am considering driving all the time with it turned off. Does turning the ESC off also turn off the ABS (Anti lock brakes.)
  12. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I purchased a 2013 Kia Soul in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After owning and driving it for 6 days, reaching only 300 miles, the power steering failed, and the ESC and steering wheel indicators on the dash illuminated. Took it into the dealer, where they say the steering column needs to be...
  13. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I'm sitting at a train right now. I've been sitting here for about 15 min and i just realized that I've been in drive and with my foot on the brake the entire time. my car has also been in manual mode. so i just glanced at my cluster, and my ESC light is on. i put my car in park and it's still...
  14. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Seems after 3 years in production the souls somewhat spazmatic E.S.C. warning light is still giving owners (me) difficulties. I did some reading last nite when my wife called me at work saying the E.S.C. light would not go off. Causes varied from brake light bulb out to brake light switch...
  15. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I was making a lane change on the interstate and in the middle of me turning the ESC light came on, stiffening my steering wheel and making it impossible to complete the turn. I ended up colliding with the vehicle in front of me. This is clearly a defect! I have had my Soul + serviced before 2...
  16. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    So let's start with the things that I know about the esc... -its the closest thing we soul drivers have to abs -it comes on automatically on my car Now what I don't know... -does having it on use gas -when I press the button, it shows as esc off on the dash. But when I turn my car off and then...
  17. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I was wondering if most of you drive with the esc on or off. Also with it on do you find you waste more fuel?
  18. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Today while I was out and about, the ESC light came on and stayed on. Once I got home, I turned off the car, turned it back on, and it was off. I even pulled out of and back in to the garage - off. Checked the Manual - bring it in to the dealer. Checked for any TSBs or other service-related...
  19. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Unfortunately with less than 500 miles on my Shadow Dragon I've run into a problem with the ESC system. I was aware of past Kia ESC issues but was under the impression they had been resolved. I hope this isn't a new one experienced by others since it's quite disconcerting. Last Tuesday while...
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    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    My ESC light comes on and stays one sometmes when I start the Soul. Not everytime usually about 1 out of every 10 starts. If I turn off my car and start it again it goes out. The manual says if this happens to have Kia look at it. Anyone else have this problem.
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