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Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner's Manual / Introduction / How to use this manual

We want to help you get the greatest possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can assist you in many ways.We strongly recommend that you read the entire manual. In order to minimize the chance of death or injury, you must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections in the manual.

Illustrations complement the words in this manual to best explain how to enjoy your vehicle. By reading your manual, you will learn about features, important safety information, and driving tips under various road conditions.

The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. Use the index when looking for a specific area or subject; it has an alphabetical listing of all information in your manual.

Sections: This manual has eight sections plus an index. Each section begins with a brief list of contents so you can tell at a glance if that section has the information you want. You will find various types of safety instructions in this manual. These instructions were prepared to enhance your personal safety. Carefully read and follow ALL procedures and recommendations provided in these instructions.

WARNING - Injury or death

A WARNING indicates a situation in which harm, serious bodily injury or death could result if the warning is ignored.

CAUTION - Possible vehicle damage

A CAUTION indicates a situation in which damage to your vehicle could result if the caution is ignored.

✽ NOTICE

A NOTICE indicates interesting or helpful information is being provided.

    Fuel requirements
    Your new vehicle is designed to use only unleaded fuel having a pump octane number ((R+M)/2) of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. Your new vehicle is designed to obtain maximum performance ...

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    Air intake control
    The air intake control is used to select the outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position. To change the air intake control position, press the control button. Recirculated air posi ...

    Tires and wheels
    CAUTION When replacing tires, use the same size originally supplied with the vehicle. Using tires of a different size can damage the related parts or make it work irregularly ...

    ESC OFF usage
    When driving It’s a good idea to keep the ESC turned on for daily driving whenever possible. To turn ESC off while driving, press the ESC OFF button while driving on a flat road surface. ...