Kia Soul: Auto start - ISG (Idel Stop and Go) system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner ManualKia Soul: Auto start

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner Manual / Driving your vehicle / ISG (Idel Stop and Go) system / Auto start

To restart the engine from idle stop mode

  • Release the brake pedal. or
  • Move the shift gear to the R (Reverse) position or the sports mode while depressing the brake pedal.

The engine will start and the green AUTO STOP indicator ( on the instrument cluster will go out.) on the instrument cluster will go out.

The engine will also restart automatically without the drivers any actions if the following occurs:

- When a certain amount of time has passed with the climate control system on.
- When the front defroster is on.
- The brake vaccum pressure is low.
- The battery charging status is low.
- The vehicle speed exceeds 1 MPH (1 km/h).
- The fan speed is in the highest position when the air conditioning is on.
- Engine is turned off by Auto Stop for a long time.
- If you unfasten the seat belt or open the driver's door while depressing the brake pedal.

The green AUTO STOP indicator (

The green AUTO STOP indicator () on the instrument cluster will blink for 5 seconds and a message Auto Start ) on the instrument cluster will blink for 5 seconds and a message Auto Start will appear on the LCD display (if equipped).

Condition of ISG system operation

The ISG system will operate under the following condition:

- The drivers seat belt is fastened.
- The drivers door and engine hood are closed.
- The brake vaccum pressure is adequate.
- The battery is sufficiently charged.
- The outside temperature is more than 28.4F (-2C).
- The outside temperature is under 89.6F (32C).
- The engine coolant temperature is not low.

  • If the ISG system does not meet the operation condition, the ISG system is deactivated. The light on the ISG OFF button will illuminate and a message Auto Stop Conditions not met will appear on the LCD display (if equipped).
  • If the light or notice comes on continuously, please check the operation condition.
    Auto stop
    To stop the engine in idle stop mode Stop the vehicle completely by pressing the brake pedal. You must reach a speed of at least 5 mph (8 km/h) since last idle stop. The engine will stop and th ...

    ISG system deactivation
    If you want to deactivate the ISG system, press the ISG OFF button. The light on the ISG OFF button will illuminate and a message Auto Stop off will appear on the LCD display (if eq ...

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