Kia Soul: Hill-start assist control (HAC) - Brake system - Driving your vehicleKia Soul: Hill-start assist control (HAC)

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Hill-start assist control (HAC)

A vehicle has the tendency to roll back on a steep hill when it starts to go after stopping. The Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the vehicle from rolling back by applying the brakes automatically for about 2 seconds. The brakes are released when the accelerator pedal is depressed or after about 2 seconds.

WARNING

The HAC is activated only for about 2 seconds, so when the vehicle is starting off always depress the accelerator pedal.

✽ NOTICE

  • The HAC does not operate when the transaxle shift lever is in the P (Park) or N (Neutral) position.
  • The HAC activates even though the ESC is off but it does not activate when the ESC has malfunctioned.
    Vehicle stability management (VSM)
    This system provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering responses when a vehicle is driving on a slippery road or a vehicle detects changes in coefficient of friction between r ...

    Good braking practices
    WARNING Whenever you leave or park your vehicle, always set the parking brake as far as possible and shift the vehicle to 1st (First) gear or R (Reverse) for manual transaxle, or P (Park) fo ...

    See also:

    Tachometer
    The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per minute (rpm). Use the tachometer to select the correct shift points and to prevent lugging and/or over-revving the engi ...

    Sound Settings
    This menu allows you to set the ‘Bass, Middle, Treble’ and the Sound Fader and Balance. Select [Sound Settings] Select menu through TUNE knob Turn TUNE knob left/right to set ...

    Battery recharging
    WARNING - Risk of electrocution Never touch the electrical ignition system while the vehicle is running. This system works with high voltage which can "zap" you. Your vehicle has a maint ...