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.
Average mileage: 51,644 (13,600–100,000)
15 people reported this problem
Shifting into first from a standstill, or downshifting from third to second, or second to first, can be very difficult. Transmission selector does not want to shift into the desired gear until you are crawling, even with the clutch down all the way.
I could be at a light and ready to take off, and it doesn't seem to want to go into first, even with the clutch all the way down...
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.