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Kia Soul Manual transmission difficult to shift into 1st gear

Kia Soul Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2010, 2011, 2013

Average Mileage: 24,575 mi (13,600 mi - 38,000 mi)


The manual transmission may be difficult to shift into 1st gear. Our technicians tell us that a revised shifter lower skirt is available to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 13,600 mi

    difficult to get into first gear at times. put in neutral and release clutch. push clutch again and now will usually go into first gear

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  • Visitor,

    same trouble of shifting into first.

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  • Visitor, , 38,000 mi

    same issue though found out this is a worn bearing and linkage in gearbox , don't know if warranty covers this hope so only had car 5 weeks, KIA taken car in though can't tell me if covered.

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