2020 Kia Soul Owner's Manual

2020 Kia Soul owners manual
Year:
2020
Make:
Kia
Model:
Soul
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
9.05 MB

Table of Contents

FOREWORD
4
How to use this manual
6
Introduction
11
Fuel requirements
11
Vehicle break-in process
13
Risk of burns when parking or stopping vehicle
14
Vehicle data collection and event data recorders
14
Your vehicle at a glance
17
Exterior overview
17
Interior overview
20
Instrument panel overview
22
Engine compartment
24
Safety features of your vehicle
28
Important safety precautions
28
Seat
30
Feature of Seat Leather
33
Front seat adjustment - manual seat
33
Forward and backward
33
Seatback angle
34
Seat cushion height
34
Front seat adjustment - power seat
35
Forward and backward
35
Seatback angle
35
Seat cushion height
35
Lumbar support for driver's seat
36
Headrest for front seat
36
Adjusting the height up and down
37
Removal
37
Reinstallation
38
Seatback pocket (if equipped)
39
Headrest for rear seat
39
Adjusting the height up and down
40
Removal and reinstallation
40
Armrest
40
Folding the rear seat
40
To fold down the rear seatback
41
To unfold the rear seat
42
Seat belts
44
Seat belt restraint system
44
Driver's seat belt warning
45
Front passenger's seat belt warning
46
Seat belt - Driver's 3-point system with emergency locking retractor
47
To fasten your seat belt:
47
Height adjustment
48
Seat belts - Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with combination locking retractor
48
To fasten your seat belt:
48
To release the seat belt:
50
Stowing the rear seat belt
51
Pre-tensioner seat belt
51
Seat belt precautions
53
Care of seat belts
55
Child Restraint System (CRS)
56
Children always in the rear
56
Selecting a Child Restraint System (CRS)
58
Installing a Child Restraint System (CRS)
60
Securing a child restraint with the LATCH anchors system
61
Securing a child restraint seat with \Tether Anchor\ system
62
Securing a child restraint with a lap/shoulder belt
64
Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system
66
How does the air bag system operate?
67
Do not install a child restraint on the front passenger's seat
68
Air bag warning light
69
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components and functions
69
Occupant Detection System (ODS)
72
Driver's and passenger's front air bag
78
Side air bag
80
Curtain air bag
82
Air bag collision sensors
84
Why didn't my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)
85
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Care
87
Adding equipment to or modifying your air bag-equipped vehicle
87
Air bag warning label
88
Features of your vehicle
95
Keys
95
Smart key
96
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
99
Remote keyless entry
99
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
101
Battery replacement
101
Immobilizer system (if equipped)
102
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
103
Theft-alarm system
104
Armed stage
104
Using the smart key
104
Using the transmitter
104
Theft-alarm stage
105
Disarmed stage
105
Door locks
106
Liftgate
110
Opening the liftgate
110
Closing the liftgate
111
Opening the liftgate in emergency
111
Windows
113
Window opening and closing
114
Power window lock switch
116
Hood
118
Opening the hood
118
Hood open warning
118
Closing the hood
119
Fuel filler lid
120
Opening the fuel filler lid
120
Closing the fuel filler lid
120
Sunroof
123
Sliding the sunroof
124
Tilting the sunroof
125
Sunshade
126
Resetting the sunroof
126
Sunroof open warning
127
Steering wheel
127
Electronic power steering
127
Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
128
Adjusting steering wheel angle and height
129
Heated steering wheel
129
Horn
130
Mirrors
131
Inside rearview mirror
131
Outside rearview mirror
133
Adjusting the outside rearview mirrors
133
Folding the outside rearview mirror
134
Instrument cluster
135
Instrument cluster control
136
Gauges
136
Transmission shift indicator
139
LCD display
140
LCD Display Control
140
LCD Display Modes
141
LCD displays
149
Trip information (Trip computer)
149
Service Mode
152
Driving info display
152
LCD display messages
153
Warning and indicator lights
157
Warning lights
157
Indicator lights
163
Head-Up Display (HUD)
167
Parking distance warning- reverse
170
Parking distance warning
173
Rear view monitor
177
Lighting
178
Battery saver function
178
Headlight escort function
178
Daytime running light
179
Lighting control
179
Operating high beam
180
Operating turn signals and lane change signals
181
One-touch lane change function
182
Operating front fog light
182
High Beam Assist
182
Operating High Beam Assist
182
High Beam Assist warning light and message
183
Wipers and washers
185
Operating windshield washer
187
Operating rear window wiper and washer switch
188
Interior lights
189
Automatic turn off function
189
Room lamp
189
Map lamp
190
Liftgate room lamp
191
Vanity mirror lamp
191
Glove box lamp
191
Welcome system
192
Defroster
192
Operating rear window defroster
192
Outside mirror defroster
193
Manual climate control system
194
Heating and air conditioning
195
Mode selection
196
Temperature control
197
MAX A/C selection
197
Controlling air intake
197
Controlling fan speed
198
Turning off the blowers
199
Air conditioning (A/C)
199
System operation
199
Climate control air filter
201
Air Conditioning refrigerant label
202
Checking the amount of air conditioner refrigerant and compressor lubricant
202
Automatic climate control system
204
Heating and air conditioning automatically
205
Manual heating and air conditioning
206
Mode selection
207
Temperature control
208
Controlling air intake
209
Controlling fan speed
210
Air conditioning
210
Turning off the front air climate control
211
Automatic ventilation
211
System operation
211
Climate control air filter
213
Checking the amount of air conditioner refrigerant and compressor lubricant
214
Air Conditioning refrigerant label
215
Windshield defrosting and defogging
215
Manual climate control system
216
To defog inside windshield
216
To defrost outside windshield
216
Automatic climate control system
216
Defogging inside windshield with the automatic climate control
216
Defrosting outside windshield with automatic climate control
217
Defogging logic
217
Manual climate control system
217
Turning the defogging logic on or off
218
Storage compartment
218
Center console storage
219
Glove box
219
Sunglass holder
219
Luggage net holder
220
Increase cargo space
220
Interior features
221
Cup holder
221
Seat warmer
222
Air ventilation seat
224
Sun visor
224
Power outlet
225
USB charger
226
Wireless smart phone charging system
227
Charging wireless smart phone
227
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
230
Coat hook
230
Floor mat anchor(s)
231
Cargo area cover
232
Removal and installation
232
Exterior features
233
Roof rack
233
Audio system
235
Shark fin antenna
235
USB port
235
How vehicle radio works
235
Declaration of Conformity
238
FCC
238
Driving your vehicle
246
Be sure the exhaust system does not leak.
246
Before driving
247
Key positions
248
Illuminated ignition switch
248
Ignition switch position
249
Starting the engine
250
Stopping the gasoline engine (Manual Transmission)
251
ENGINE START/STOP button
251
Illuminated ENGINE START/STOP button
251
ENGINE START/STOP button position
251
Starting the engine
254
Starting the engine
255
Starting and stopping the engine for turbocharger intercooler
255
Starting the engine with smart key
255
Stopping the engine (Manual Transmission)
257
Manual transmission
257
Manual transmission operation
257
Good driving practices
259
Intelligent variable transmission (IVT)
260
Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) operation
260
Transmission ranges
261
Shift lock system
263
Shift-lock override
264
Ignition key interlock system
264
Good driving practices
264
Moving up a steep grade from a standing start
266
Dual clutch transmission (DCT)
266
Dual clutch transmission operation
266
LCD display for transmission temperature and warning message
268
Transmission temperature Gauge
268
DCT warning messages
270
Transmission ranges
272
Paddle shifter
274
Shift lock system
275
Shift-lock override
275
Ignition key interlock system
276
Good driving practices
276
Brake system
278
Power brakes
278
Parking brake
279
Applying the parking brake
280
Releasing the parking brake
280
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
281
Electronic stability control (ESC)
283
Vehicle stability management (VSM)
286
Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
288
Good braking practices
288
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) (Camera Type)
290
Setting and activating the FCA
290
Setting the initial warning activation time
291
Prerequisite for the FCA activation
291
FCA warning message and brake control
292
Brake operation
293
FCA front view camera sensor
294
Warning message and warning light
294
FCA malfunction
295
Limitations of the FCA
296
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
300
Radio frequency radiation exposure information:
300
front radar type)
301
Setting and activating the FCA
301
Setting the initial warning activation time
302
Prerequisite for the FCA activation
302
FCA warning message and brake control
302
Brake operation
304
FCA front radar / Camera sensor
305
Warning message and warning light
306
FCA malfunction
307
Limitations of the FCA
308
Recognizing pedestrians
312
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
314
Radio frequency radiation exposure information:
314
Cruise control system
314
Cruise control switch
315
Setting cruise control speed
315
Increasing cruise control set speed:
316
Decreasing the cruising speed
316
Accelerating temporarily with the cruise control on
317
Cancelling cruise control
317
Resuming cruising speed at more than approximately 20 mph (30 km/h)
317
Turning cruise control off
318
Smart Cruise Control
318
Smart Cruise Control switch
320
Setting Smart Cruise Control speed
320
Increasing Smart Cruise Control set speed
321
Decreasing Smart Cruise Control set speed
321
Accelerating temporarily with Smart Cruise Control on
322
Smart Cruise Control will be temporarily canceled when:
322
Resuming Smart Cruise Control set speed
324
Turning Smart Cruise Control off
324
Setting vehicle-to-vehicle distance
324
When the lane ahead is clear:
325
When there is a vehicle ahead of you in your lane:
325
Adjusting the sensitivity of Smart Cruise Control
328
Converting to Cruise Control mode
329
Limitations of the Smart Cruise Control
329
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
334
Radio frequency radiation exposure information:
334
ISG (Idle Stop and Go) system
334
Auto stop
335
Auto start
336
Condition of ISG system operation
336
ISG system deactivation
337
ISG system malfunction
337
Drive mode integrated control system
338
Blind-Spot Collision Warning
340
Setting and activating the BCW
341
Setting the warning volume of the Blind-Spot Collision Warning
342
Operating Conditions
342
Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) alert
343
Detecting Sensor (radar)
344
Warning message
345
Limitations of the BCW
347
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
350
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) / Rear Cross- Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
350
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) system
350
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) system
350
Setting and activating the RCCW/ RCCA
351
Setting the initial warning activation time
351
Setting the warning volume of the Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
352
Operating conditions
352
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) alert
352
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA) alert
353
Detecting Sensor
355
Warning message
356
Limitations of the system
358
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
361
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
362
Setting and activating the DAW
362
Displaying the driver's attention level
362
Taking a break
363
Resetting the Driver Attention Warning system
363
DAW disabled
364
DAW malfunction
364
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) System
366
LKA operation
367
LKA activation
367
Warning message
368
The system will be canceled when:
370
Driver's Attention
371
LKA malfunction
372
LKA function change
373
Special driving conditions
374
Winter driving
378
Trailer towing
382
Vehicle load limit
382
Steps For Determining Correct Load Limit -
383
Certification label
385
Vehicle weight
386
What to do in an emergency
390
Road warning
390
Hazard warning flasher
390
In case of an emergency while driving
391
If the Vehicle Stalls While Driving
391
If the engine stalls at a crossroad or crossing
391
If you have a flat tire while driving
391
If the engine will not start
392
If engine doesn't turn over or turns over slowly
392
If engine turns over normally but does not start
392
Emergency starting
393
Jump starting
393
Jump-starting
394
Push-starting
394
If the engine overheats
395
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
396
Effective Use of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
397
Low tire pressure telltale
398
Low tire pressure position telltale
398
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) malfunction indicator
399
Tire replacement with TPMS
400
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
402
If you have a flat tire
402
Jack and tools
402
Jacking instructions
402
Removing and storing the spare tire
403
Changing tires
404
Important - use of compact spare tire
407
Jack label
409
Towing
410
Towing without Wheel Dollies when using a Towing Service
411
Using removable towing hook
411
Emergency towing
412
Maintenance
419
Engine compartment
419
Maintenance services
420
Owner maintenance
422
Scheduled maintenance service
423
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
430
Engine oil and filter
434
Checking the engine oil level
434
Changing the engine oil and filter
435
Engine coolant
436
Checking the coolant level
437
Changing the coolant
438
Brake fluid
439
Checking the brake fluid level
439
Washer fluid
440
Checking the washer fluid level
440
Parking brake
441
Checking the parking brake
441
Air cleaner filter
441
Replacing air cleaner filter
441
Climate control air filter
442
Inspecting and replacing climate control air filter
442
Wiper blades
444
Replacing front windshield wiper blade
444
Replacing rear window wiper blade
446
Battery
446
Tires and wheels
449
Checking tire inflation pressure
450
Tire rotation
451
Wheel alignment and tire balance
451
Tire replacement
452
Wheel replacement
452
Tire traction
453
Tire maintenance
453
Tire sidewall labeling
453
Tire terminology and definitions
456
All season tires
459
Summer tires
459
Snow tires
459
Tire chains
460
Radial-ply tires
460
Low aspect ratio tire
461
Fuses
462
Replacing inner panel fuse
464
Replacing engine compartment fuse
465
Multi fuse
465
Main fuse
466
Battery fuse
467
Fuse/relay panel description
467
Light bulbs
476
Headlamp bulb
479
Replacing Headlamp (High/Low beam) bulb (Headlamp Type A,B)
480
Replacing Position lamp/DRL/Front turn signal lamp bulb (Type A, B)
480
Position lamp / Day time running lamp (LED type) replacement (Headlamp Type B)
480
Replacing Headlamp (LED type) (Headlamp Type C)
481
Replacing front fog lamp bulb
481
Replacing side repeater lamp (LED type) bulb
481
Replacing stop/tail and turn signal lamp (bulb type) bulb (Rear combination lamp Type A)
482
Replacing tail/back-up lamp bulb (Rear combination lamp Type A)
482
Replacing stop and tail lamp (LED type) bulb (Rear combination lamp Type B)
483
Replacing high mounted stop lamp (LED type) bulb
484
Replacing high mounted stop lamp (bulb type) bulb
484
Replacing license plate lamp bulb
485
Replacing map lamp (bulb type) bulb
486
Replacing map lamp (LED type) bulb
486
Replacing vanity mirror lamp bulb
486
Replacing room lamp (bulb type) bulb
487
Replacing room lamp (LED type) bulb
488
Replacing glove box lamp
488
Replacing liftgate room lamp bulb
488
Appearance care
489
Exterior care
489
Interior care
495
Emission control system
497
California perchlorate notice
500
Specifications, Consumer information and Reporting safety defects
503
Dimensions
503
Engine
503
Bulb wattage
504
Tires and wheels
505
Gross vehicle weight
506
Luggage volume
506
Air conditioning system
506
Recommended lubricants and capacities
507
Recommended SAE viscosity number
508
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
509
Vehicle certification label
509
Tire specification and pressure label
510
Engine number
510
Air conditioner compressor label
511
Refrigerant label
511
Consumer Assistance (U.S. only)
512
Electrical Equipment (U.S. only)
514
Reporting Safety Defects (U.S. only)
515
Online factory authorized manuals (U.S. only)
516
Abbreviation
519

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