Kia Soul: Warnings and indicators - Instrument cluster - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Warnings and indicators

First generation AM (20102013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Features of your vehicle / Instrument cluster / Warnings and indicators

All warning lights are checked by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start the engine). Any light that does not illuminate should be checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

After starting the engine, check to make sure that all warning lights are off. If any warning lights are still on, this indicates a situation that needs attention. When releasing the parking brake, the brake system warning light should go off. The fuel warning light will stay on if the fuel level is low.

ECOMINDER indicator (if equipped)

When the active ECO is operating the ECOMINDER indicator is green.

When the active ECO is operating the ECOMINDER indicator is green.

For more detailed information, refer to Active ECO in chapter 5.

WARNING - ECOMINDER indicator

Don't keep watching the ECO ECOMINDER indicator while driving. It may distract you while driving and cause an accident.

Air bag warning light

This warning light will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you

This warning light will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

This light also comes on when the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is not working properly. If the AIR BAG warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after operating for about 6 seconds when you turned the ignition switch to the ON position or started the engine, or if it comes on while driving, have the SRS inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light

This warning light illuminates if the ignition switch is turned ON and goes off

This warning light illuminates if the ignition switch is turned ON and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.

If the ABS warning light remains on, comes on while driving, or does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, this indicates that the ABS may have malfunctioned.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible. The normal braking system will still be operational, but without the assistance of the anti-lock brake system.

Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) system warning light

If these two warning lights shown illuminate at the same time while driving,

If these two warning lights shown illuminate at the same time while driving, the ABS and EBD system may have malfunctioned.

In this case, your ABS and regular brake system may not work normally. Have the vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

If the ABS warning light or EBD warning light is on and stays on, the speedometer or odometer/tripmeter may not work. In this case, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING - ABS/brake lights

If both ABS and brake warning lights are on and stay on, your vehicles brake system will not work normally during sudden braking. In this case, avoid high speed driving and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

Seat belt warning

As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately

As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch ON, regardless of belt fastening.

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned on, the seat belt warning light and the seat belt warning chime will operate for approximately 6 seconds. But if the belt is refastened within the 6 seconds, the warning chime will turn off and the warning light will blink for the remainder of the 6 second period.

If the driver's seat belt is disconnected after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately 6 seconds. But if it is fastened within the 6 seconds the warning light will turn off immediately.

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the vehicle speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h), the seat belt warning light and chime will operate approximately 11 times with a pattern of 6 seconds on and 24 seconds off until the belt is fastened or the vehicle speed decreases below 3 mph (5 km/h).

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