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  1. Mode Settings

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hey! I drive for a living, so I’m just curious which “MODE” setting is best for my mpg with A LOT of stop and go traffic. I haven’t noticed a huge difference between them, except that I seem to burn more gas in Sport Mode. Lol, go figure. Own: 2016 Kia Soul + (plus) Options: Comfort, Normal...
  2. Reading media “ may take several minutes” normal?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I have had had my 2015 Kia Soul base (with UVO/ e services ) for about a week now and notice that when I connect my iPhone 6 s plus to the USB with a cable to play music it displays a message on my Kia radio screen and loading spiral on that says “ reading media may take several minutes”...
  3. 2017 plus normal dive mode

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Am I missing something here cause on my 2014 + sport comfort and normal all lit up when using the drive mode on steering wheel. On my 2017 + I’ve noticed they took away the desperate active eco button and tied it to the driving mode button now. I’ve used a flashlight and there is a normal and...
  4. 2012 Soul: Normal to feel brakes engage when not pressing the pedal, or acceleration?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Imagine you are coasting to a stop sign or intersection, not pressing the gas/brake pedal, but you feel the brakes engage to slow the vehicle down. Is this a feature? I tried explaining it to one of my friends who also owns same model/year Soul and he didn't know what I was talking about...
  5. 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...
  6. Engine stops when car get's to normal operating temperature ?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    My 2011 Soul base always starts when the engine is cold .... now, as soon as it hits three hashes on the temperature gauge it quits .... if I pour cold water on the motor and let it cool down .... it starts again ? This problem has been progressive .... it used to take hours of driving for this...
  7. Is it normal for first 1st gear to not be able to hold this car on a hill (parked)?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    My driveway is steep enough to engage the hill assist and I just wanted to test if the engine was able to hold the car without the e-brake. It started creaking a bit and gradually rolling a little at a time downhill. I've read online that 1st gear should generally be strong enough to hold a car...
  8. "Normal" Kia Pinging solved on my car odd reason.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So my almost 2 month old Soul had the "normal" Kia ping and seemed like it was losing power at times versus other times. Thought it was all in my head. So anyways found the change plugs, oil filter to KIA, etc. post. So anyways did a full tuneup nada. Ended up seeing my parents since I had a car...
  9. Are these rattles and squeaks normal?

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I just traded in a 2012 Nissan Altima for a 2016 Kia Soul. The Ride is different... more firm, and certainly less sticky around any corners. But one thing I'm concerned about are the squeaks and rattles coming from all quadrants of the Soul. It's not outrageous or anything like that... but the...
  10. Normal, comfort or sport mode?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I think I like the sport mode best. Which do you prefer and why?
  11. "Normal" oil consumption

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Was driving the wife's soul around town when the need to pass quickly came about. Stomped it for the quick downshift and it hesitated a moment then took off leaving a cloud of smoke behind it. Now it's no secret that a car driven at low speeds or not fully warmed up will do this but it was still...
  12. Is a little shaking normal?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I noticed that when I start up my car after not using it overnight, it shakes a little and while I'm idle at a red light. Maybe you could call it a slight shiver. It's so slight that I'm the only one that notices it. And it's not constant but kind of intermittent like hiccups. My soul has about...
  13. Is this normal during acceleration?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hi, Apparently the Soul has an electronic gas pedal?? Is this why when I step on the gas it has a response-lag that I find to noticeably be longer than the traditional non-electronic gas pedals? If so, this may also be playing a factor in why I'm having a tough time getting used to the Soul...
  14. Is this normal for auto?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi Soulsters! I have a quick question that I noticed I have been experiencing recently of my 2013 Soul base auto with 9,200k miles.... If I am driving in ECO mode around town and I start to take off normally, I can feel the Soul kind of "jerk" a little as it is accelerating in usually 2nd or...
  15. new soul is this normal? thanks!

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    2013 with now 180 miles so on first fill up the trip computer that displays average MPG is cycling like random mpg 27-34-27-39... you get the point. I stopped at my next place of business. Started her back up now it seems like it is winding down from 40 mpg.... slowly... 5 miles later at home it...
  16. Brake issue? or normal slow down/de-acceleration?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hey all, I just recently became a Soul (Base/Automatic) owner and have noticed a significant "slow down" after I take my foot off of the gas pedal. On other cars I've owned and my wife's current car, if we take our foot off the gas pedal the cars seem to "coast" evenly without any quick slow...
  17. Kia TSB 058 - Most Kias in the US are normal, not severe

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Apparently Kia has come to their senses and announced that most vehicles are normal, not severe. Let's see if I can make this work: Circulate To: X General Manager X Service Manager X Parts Manager X Service Advisor(s) X Technician(s) X Body Shop Manager X Fleet Repair File Under: <General>...
  18. Brake job required at only 24,000 km...is this normal?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I just had my 2011 Soul in at the dealership for my service #2 (oil change/tire rotation) and they told me I need a brake job done as there is some rust and wear on the brakes. Knowing nothing about cars, this seems a bit soon to me as I only have 24,000 km on the car. I asked the technician...
  19. Oil smells like gas. Normal?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    So about a month ago I checked my engine oil and noticed a gasoline smell. Got the oil changed right away. Yesterday I checked it again and the new oil smells a bit like gas. Is this normal? No issues with the car at all. I did do the 3m fuel system treatment recently.
  20. Is this normal?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello, So i Bought my 2012 Soul in Oct 2011, end of oct i think it was the 28th or something. Jan first week transmission locks in 4th gear...back and forth to dealer then they take it for 34 days to replace transmission Torq converter and TCM. get car back seems to run good. (drop off mileage...
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