Kia Soul: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle - Door locks - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle

First generation AM (20102013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Features of your vehicle / Door locks / Operating door locks from inside the vehicle

With the door lock button

With the door lock button

  • To unlock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the Unlock position. The red mark (2) on the button will be visible.
  • To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the Lock position. If the door is locked properly, the red mark (2) on the door lock button will not be visible.
  • To open a door, pull the door handle (3) outward.
  • If the inner door handle of the drivers or front passengers door is pulled when the door lock button is in the lock position, the button will unlock and the door will open.
  • Front doors cannot be locked if the ignition key is in the ignition switch and any front door is opened.

If a power door lock ever fails to function while you are in the vehicle, try one or more of the following techniques to exit:

  • Operate the door unlock feature repeatedly (both electronic and manual) while simultaneously pulling on the door handle.
  • Operate the other door locks and handles, front and rear.
  • Lower a front window and use the key to unlock the door from outside.
  • Move to the cargo area and open the tailgate.

With central door lock switch

With central door lock switch

Operate by pressing the central door lock switch.

  • When pressing the front portion (1) of the switch, all vehicle doors will lock.
  • When pressing the rear portion (2) of the switch, all vehicle doors will unlock.
  • If the key is in the ignition switch and any front door is opened, the doors will not lock even though the front portion (1) of the central door lock switch is pressed.

WARNING - Doors

The doors should always be fully closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door.

WARNING - Unattended children/animals

Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle. An enclosed vehicle can become extremely hot, causing death or severe injury to unattended children or animals who cannot escape the vehicle.

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