Kia Soul: Limitation of Active ECO operation - Active eco system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Limitation of Active ECO operation

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Driving your vehicle / Active eco system / Limitation of Active ECO operation

If the following conditions occur while Active ECO is operating, the system operation is limited even though there is no change in the ECO indicator.

  • When the coolant temperature is low: The system will be limited until engine performance becomes normal.
  • When driving up a hill: The system will be limited to gain power when driving uphill because the engine torque is restricted.
  • When using sports mode: The system will be limited according to the shift location.
  • When the accelerator pedal is deeply pressed for a few seconds: The system will be limited, judging that the driver wants to speed up.
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