Kia Soul: Auto start - ISG (Idel Stop and Go) system - Driving your vehicleKia Soul: Auto start

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Owner's 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 driver’s 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 driver’s seat belt is fastened.
- The driver’s door and engine hood are closed.
- The brake vaccum pressure is adequate.
- The battery is sufficiently charged.
- The outside temperature is more than 28.4°F (-2°C).
- The outside temperature is under 89.6°F (32°C).
- 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.
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