Kia Soul: Vehicle handling instructions - Introduction - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Vehicle handling instructions

First generation AM (20102013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Introduction / Vehicle handling instructions

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover.

Specific design characteristics (higher ground clearance, track, etc.) give this vehicle a higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. It is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as a conventional 2-wheel drive sedans or sports coupe. Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. Failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Be sure to read the Reducing the risk of a rollover driving guidelines, in section 5 of this manual.

    Operation in foreign countries
    If you are going to drive your vehicle in another country, be sure to: Observe all regulations regarding registration and insurance. Determine that acceptable fuel is available. ...

    Vehicle break-in process
    No special break-in period is needed. By following a few simple precautions for the first 600 miles (1,000 km) you may add to the performance, economy and life of your vehicle. Do not race the ...

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    Cup holder
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    Intake Actuator Replacement
    1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the glove box housing. (Refer to Body - "Glove Box Housing") ...