Kia Soul: Towing service - Towing - What to do in an emergency - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Towing service

First generation AM (20102013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / What to do in an emergency / Towing / Towing service

If emergency towing is necessary, we recommend having it done by an authorized

If emergency towing is necessary, we recommend having it done by an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow-truck service. Proper lifting and towing procedures are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. The use of wheel dollies or flatbed is recommended.

For trailer towing guidelines information, refer to Trailer towing in section 5.

It is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the rear wheels on the ground (without dollies) and the front wheels off the ground.

If any of the loaded wheels or suspension components are damaged or the vehicle is being towed with the front wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly under the front wheels.

When being towed by a commercial tow truck and wheel dollies are not used, the front of the vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear.

CAUTION - Towing

CAUTION - Towing

  • Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed equipment.
  • Do not tow the vehicle backwards with the front wheels on the ground as this may cause damage to the vehicle.

When towing your vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies :

1. Set the ignition switch in the ACC position.
2. Place the transaxle shift lever in N (Neutral).
3. Release the parking brake.

CAUTION - Towing gear position

Always place the transaxle shift lever in Neutral (N) when towing your vehicle. Failure to place the transaxle shift lever in N (Neutral) may cause internal damage to the transaxle.

    Towing
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    Removable towing hook (front)
    1. Remove the towing hook from the tool case. 2. Remove the hole cover pressing the lower part of the cover on the front bumper. 3. Install the towing hook by turning it clockwise into the hole ...

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