Kia Soul: Cruise control system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner ManualKia Soul: Cruise control system

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Owner Manual / Driving your vehicle / Cruise control system

1. Cruise indicator

1. Cruise indicator

2. Cruise set indicator

The cruise control system allows you to program the vehicle to maintain a constant speed without pressing the accelerator pedal.

This system is designed to function above approximately 20 mph (30 km/h).

WARNING

  • If the cruise control is left on (CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster illuminated), the cruise control can be switched on accidentally. Keep the cruise control system off (CRUISE indicator light OFF) when the cruise control is not in use, to avoid inadvertently setting a speed.
  • Use the cruise control system only when traveling on open highways in good weather.
  • Do not use the cruise control when it may not be safe to keep the vehicle at a constant speed, for instance, driving in heavy or varying traffic, or on slippery (rainy, icy or snowcovered) or winding roads or over 6% up-hill or down-hill roads.
  • Pay particular attention to the driving conditions whenever using the cruise control system.
  • Be careful when driving downhill using the cruise control system, which may increase the vehicle speed.

CAUTION

During cruise-speed driving of a manual transaxle vehicle, do not shift into neutral without depressing the clutch pedal, since the engine will be over revved. If this happens, depress the clutch pedal or release the cruise control ON-OFF switch.

✽ NOTICE

  • During normal cruise control operation, when the SET switch is activated or reactivated after applying the brakes, the cruise control will energize after approximately 3 seconds. The delay is normal.
  • To activate cruise control, depress the brake pedal at least once after turning the ignition switch to the ON position or starting the engine. This is to check if the brake switch which is important part to cancel cruise control is in normal condition.

Cruise control switch

CRUISE :

CRUISE :

Turns cruise control system on or off.

CANCEL:

Cancels cruise control operation.

RES+:

Resumes or increases cruise control speed.

SET-:

Sets or decreases cruise control speed.

To set cruise control speed:

1. Press the CRUISE button on the steering wheel to turn the system on. The CRUISE

1. Press the CRUISE button on the steering wheel to turn the system on. The CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate.

2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which must be more than 20 mph (30 km/h).

✽ NOTICE - Manual transaxle

For manual transaxle vehicles, you should depress the brake pedal at least once to set the cruise control after starting the engine.

3. Push the SET - switch, and release it at the desired speed. The SET indicator

3. Push the SET - switch, and release it at the desired speed. The SET indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate.

Release the accelerator pedal at the same time. The desired speed will automatically be maintained.

On a steep grade, the vehicle may slow down or speed up slightly while going uphill or downhill.

To increase cruise control set speed:

Follow either of these procedures:

Follow either of these procedures:

  • Push the RES + switch and hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate. Release the lever at the speed you want.
  • Push the RES + switch and release it immediately. The cruising speed will increase by 1 mph (or 2km/h) each time you move the lever up (to RES+) in this manner.

To decrease the cruising speed:

Follow either of these procedures:

Follow either of these procedures:

  • Push the SET - switch and hold it. Your vehicle will gradually slow down. Release the lever at the speed you want to maintain.
  • Push the SET - switch and release it immediately. The cruising speed will decrease by 1 mph (2 km/h) each time you move the lever down (to SET-) in this manner.

To temporarily accelerate with the cruise control on:

If you want to speed up temporarily when the cruise control is on, depress the accelerator pedal.

Increased speed will not interfere with cruise control operation or change the set speed.

To return to the set speed, take your foot off the accelerator.

To cancel cruise control, do one of the following:

  • Press the brake pedal.
  • Depress the clutch pedal if equipped with a manual transaxle.
  • Shift into N (Neutral) with an automatic transaxle.
  • Push the CANCEL switch located on the steering wheel.
  • Decrease the vehicle speed lower than the memory speed by approximately 12mph(20km/h).
  • Decrease the vehicle speed to less than approximately 15 mph (25 km/h).

Each of these actions will cancel cruise control operation (the SET indicator light in the instrument cluster will go off), but it will not turn the system off. If you wish to resume cruise control operation, push the RES + switch located on your steering wheel.You will return to your previously preset speed.

To resume cruising speed at more than approximately 20 mph (30 km/h):

If any method other than the CRUISE button was used to cancel cruising speed

If any method other than the CRUISE button was used to cancel cruising speed and the system is still activated, the most recent set speed will automatically resume when the RES+ switch is pushed.

It will not resume, however, if the vehicle speed has dropped below approximately 20 mph (30 km/h).

To turn cruise control off, do one of the following:

  • Press the CRUISE button (the CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster will go off).
  • Turn the ignition off. Both of these actions cancel cruise control operation. If you want to resume cruise control operation, repeat the steps provided in “To set cruise control speed” on the previous  page.
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