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  1. Snow Driving Tips (especially for DCT)?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    first significant snowfall in my Soul, so far pretty great. visibility is fantastic, and the Xenon headlights/LED fogs are great. still rolling with All Seasons Tires (West Coast winters are mild, but i use winter tires for other parts of the province), i just drive more conservatively. coming...
  2. Traction control

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    i thought pushing the traction control button turned the system on but on closer inspection pushing the button turns it off. so now i am wondering under what circumstances would i want to turn off traction control ?:confused:
  3. Does my car have traction control?

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I know this may sound like a stupid question but .... This was the first time LaKia and I have driven through snow together. She honestly didn't handle as well as I had hoped on the snow-covered roads and yes, the best tires were on the front. One time I almost ended up in a ditch - or almost...
  4. Shut off traction control and got better MPG.

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I have been trying to break the 29mpg threshold in my '15 + with 2.0L and auto.I've tried various combos of driving style and using the ECO button with no returns.This week,I have been taking my son to do interviews and orientation for his new job.I decided to shut off traction control and the...
  5. Curb Weight vs Safety and Traction

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Sorry for the novel, skip this one if you're in a hurry.. Safety and cost were important to us when getting a new vehicle, so one of the strong selling points when we got the ’14+ several months ago was the high safety rating. But for some reason the other day I starting comparing the curb...
  6. ABS and traction control lights came on about 2 months ago on my 2010 4U.

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    The ABS, traction control and ESC lights came on about 2 months on my 4U. They are off when I start it and sometimes they stay off until I touch the brake pedal. It is annoying me. Anyone have an suggestions on what is going on with my Soul? I had all 4 wheels off and I looked at the sensors and...
  7. 2014 Traction Control Light Stays Lit

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    This has happened maybe 3-4 times in the last month or so. This is the light that shows the system is active. Not the light that shows when you turn the system off. It doesn't turn on when driving, it just doesn't disappear after starting the car when all the lights test light then go out...
  8. Rear bumper traction pads.

    Aftermarket modifications (Gen 1)
    So since I am new here and have gotten great ideas from you all I thought I'd share my small modification I came up with. Instead of buying the sort of slick rear bumper applique for my dog to bust ass on, I did some brainstorming and came up with using surf board traction padding. It's...
  9. Traction Control

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Just a brief note to say thanks for the helpful threads about TC. We had our first serious snowfall here in years and I had no choice but to drive in it with my new Baby Soul. Well that sucked! I grew up driving in the snow, so I was quite worried about how she was going to handle, and I was...
  10. Swapping rims to get better snow traction

    Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    I'm a new member to this forum, though I've had my Kia Soul Exclaim since 2010. I recently moved to Maine from CA and am told that my 18" rims and low-profile tires aren't great for snow (too wide a footprint that rides above the snow). It's been recommended that I change my rims to 16"...
  11. traction control

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    is there a way to turn off the traction control system? It would be nice that if I want to make mt tires chirp, I can
  12. Question about traction control

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Hello everyone, I have a question about the traction control on my 2010 Soul 2U. By default, when you start the car, the traction control is ON, and you have to press the button to turn it off. On my Ford Escape it is the opposite...you press to turn it on. I am just wondering if the...
  13. Traction control light is on

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Ok so its not the light where it says off but the light that says its not working. Just turned on this afternoon. Going to call the dealer tomorrow but wanted to see id this has happened to anyone before.
  14. Traction Control Malfunctioning

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Is anyone else with a manual transmission having problems with the Traction Control kicking in when taking off from a stop, and making your Soul "Lurch"?
  15. ABS, Parking brake, and Traction control lights

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    This is the second time all three of these lights have turned on on me. When the lights are on, the traction control and ABS don't work at all! And right now in Alaska I really could use them. The first time i brought it to the shop and they said it was the brake light switch and they said they...
  16. Traction control

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I think I experienced the joy of TC this morning. Earlier this week, ODOT turned on the regions first highway ramp metering system. I don't normally use the higway, but decided this morning to check it out. While waiting my turn for a green light so I can waste gas accelerating from a dead...
  17. I officially love the traction control

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    About 15 mins ago it saved me from taking out a german shepard in the pooring rain with its owners (two crying 12 year old girls) runing after it. No locking up and only a little screaching, which is to be expected with going from 40 to 0 in that short of a distence in the rain. *passes out*
  18. Soul Traction in Snow

    Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Does any one know if lowering the Soul (lowering springs) provides better traction in snow, with or without snowtires?
  19. Disabling Traction Control

    How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Need your input here folks. It's a rainy day here in NY and I am reminded of how ACTIVE the traction control is on our loved machines. I would love to disable this feature. It WILL get me in a accident here in NYC close quarters driving. I still have to look into this but I am wondering if it is...
  20. I hate traction control

    Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I've had my Soul for about a several weeks now and I have finally decided... I hate traction control :mad:
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