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  1. Shift button occasionally won’t push in

    New Member Introductions
    I’ve had my 2018 Kia Soul for a year now. And as of recently my shift button won’t push in to let me shift from park, to reverse or drive. It doesn’t always happen but it shouldn’t be happening. I hate the service department at the Kia dealership I bought the car from and would like to try and...
  2. Shift Cable

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I noticed moving my shifter (automatic) has become stiffer over time. As of recently, I can not shift it down to low (1). Upon inspection I noticed the mounting bolt (that has the square base) at the engine end (fits into the shift bracket slot) does not freely rotate as the the shift cable is...
  3. Auto shift knob swap?

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I just bought a 2019 + the shift knob is so ugly, the blank part on top makes it look unfinished. I was wondering if I can swap for an Optima or Sportage knob....they both have the shift button on the side. Any thoughts / suggestions / success stories?
  4. Harshness felt on upshift and down shift

    How To / DIY (Gen 2)
    2015 Kia Soul Base 1.6 auto trans 42000 . Used car was test driven prior to purchase and minor harshness was felt during the upshifts and down shifts. Quick check for codes revealed none. Fluid was checked it was darkish in color , no acrid or burnt smell of fluid. It was a minor issue in the...
  5. Clicking when pushing shift button on automatic

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    So today when I left for work I noticed pushing the button to release the auto shifter made a clicking noise (very noticeable) but I never noticed this on my 2014 or before today. Is this something normal or should I take it in to be checked at the dealership? Forgot to mention. 2017 +
  6. Hi! Newbie with a 2015 manual. Shift boot removal?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone. Bought a manual 2015 last May, which I really like, but there is something rattling around inside the forward area of the center console that is slowly driving me insane. Need advice on accessing this area. I have already gone at it with plastic pry tools around the lip of the...
  7. Down shift hard 2011 Soul+

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I have a weird issue going on. It seems that the at down shifts very hard from 2-1 at about 20 mph. But only some times. If I slow to a stop quickly, it doesn’t do it. If I stop normally, is when it seems to do it. Tranny fluid is full, car has a little over 50k miles.
  8. 2010 Ignition Special Edition stick shift, don't want to sell but....

    For sale / Trade / Wanted
    Thought we'd keep this forever, wife's knees have had enough and it's time for an automatic... dangit! 2010 Kia Soul+ Ignition Special Edition (orange color, black stripes/spoiler/cool gas cap/subwoofer/sunroof etc.), 79,xxx miles, lots of trips/highway, increasing slightly as she's now driven...
  9. 2014 Automatic shift knob removal. Has anyone done this?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have a 2014 Kia Soul and I need to remove the original shift knob, and replace it with a Kia original option. That means the red version which is available by Kia dealers. As far as I know the removal is very easy as the knob just need to be pulled up slowly until it pops off. The question...
  10. Gen2 Soul Sport Shift auto - Robust enough to manually shift regularly?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Good evening all - I've read much which has been posted here about the "why" and "how" on the manual sport shifting of a Soul automatic. And we're on our second pair of Souls, so we love these little cars. But my main beefs with the Gen1 were that they could use more power, and really needed a...
  11. Shift knob automatic Dis assembly

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    how to remove Automatic shift knob of kia soul 2015? please help me thank you!!!
  12. automatic shift knob removal

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    i have a kia soul 2015 automatic.....I would like to replace my shift knob and shift boot leather cover, but the problem is i cant remove the shift knob... how can i remove it.. please help me with this thank you!!
  13. 2015 Soul+ Auto Trans shift questions

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hey everyone! I have a question about my new (to me) 2015 Soul+ I have the 2.0 Engine & Auto Trans. with 29,000 miles. Since I picked this up on Monday, the first thing I noticed was how "smooth" the transmission shifted, normally I would find that a good thing :) ...but mine seems soooo...
  14. Engine bogs after 1-2 shift

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I just bought my wife a 2016 Base (manual transmission) model in Bright Silver. We drove a couple of demos but purchased one with 6 miles on the clock, my choice. Here's the thing, if I take off in first and go to, say 4000 rpm before shifting, the engine will bog getting out of second. After...
  15. shift point indicator only works on shifting into higher gear

    Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    I started having trouble with my 2015 kia soul base, when the starter got stuck and had to be rock started- unfixed because it couldnt be duplicated but no one would look to see if fly wheel was damaged. 3 weeks later clutch blew 1000.00 out of pocket I got car back two weeks later. Test...
  16. Automatic stick shift

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    When switching to different gears the stick is tight and now the car will not start in Park and has to be started in neutral. When I park on a hill in P and turn off the car, it goes backwards and makes clicking noise. The engine light is on as well. Anyone have this problem or suggestions...
  17. Can someone tell me how you deactivate the shift lock on a 2012 Soul?

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    My husband is stuck in Tn with our Soul and he can't get it to shift into any gear , Help ! Thanking You now for for any advice
  18. 13 Kia Soul manual 6 speed won't shift

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    My 13 Kia Soul will not shift into any gears. I was driving up to a stop sign I stopped with the car in neutral and then went to put it in first and it would not go into gear. I tried all the other gears and they wouldn't go either. I pushed off and on on the clutch a few times and it finally...
  19. Shift Lock Release????

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Ok, what is this for? I read the owners manual and it doesn't really explain what it is for. My father has the 2015 Sorento and it has the same feature, also his owners manual doesn't really say much either.
  20. Instrument cluster dead, shift interlock inoperative.

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I'll post this here for reference, in case anybody else sees it down the line. Started the car Saturday and it was running very rough, the instrument cluster was dead. No gauges, no lights, nothing. Shift interlock frozen, had to depress the release to get it out of park. I shut it off and...