Kia Soul: Key positions - Driving your vehicleKia Soul: Key positions

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2020 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Key positions

Ignition switch position

LOCK

Kia Soul. Key positions

The steering wheel locks to protect against theft. The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position.

ACC (Accessory)

The steering wheel is unlocked and electrical accessories are operative.

NOTICE

If difficulty is experienced turning the ignition switch to the ACC position, turn the key while turning the steering wheel right and left to release the tension.

ON

The warning lights can be checked before the engine is started. This is the normal running position after the engine is started.

Do not leave the ignition switch ON if the engine is not running to prevent battery discharge.

START

Turn the ignition switch to the START position to start the engine. The engine will crank until you release the key; then it returns to the ON position. The brake warning light can be checked in this position.

WARNING

Ignition switch

  • Never turn the ignition switch to LOCK or ACC while the vehicle is moving.This would result in loss of directional control and braking function, which could cause an accident.
  • The anti-theft steering column lock is not a substitute for the parking brake. Before leaving the driver’s seat, always make sure the shift lever is engaged in 1st gear for the manual transaxle, set the parking brake fully and shut the engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur if these precautions are not taken.
  • Never reach for the ignition switch, or any other controls through the steering wheel while the vehicle is in motion. The presence of your hand or arm in this area could cause a loss of vehicle control, an accident and serious bodily injury or death.
  • Do not place any movable objects around the driver’s seat as they may move while driving, interfere with the driver and lead to an accident.
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