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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Kia Soul Manual transmission difficult to shift into 1st gear
Kia Soul Problem
Average Mileage: 42,841 mi (13,600 mi - 100,000 mi)
Visitor, 2011 Kia Soul, 20,000 mi
my clutch went at 20000 miles and the flywheel, they said warranty wouldn't cover it !!! 1500 dollar repair !!! and ive driven stick for 30 years and never had a clutch go ever....
Visitor, 2011 Kia Soul, 42,933 mi
My 2011 kia soul sticks when shifting into first and also when i try to shift into reverse. One of theses days its not going to go and i will get hit from behind! kia cant replicate the problem and has told me its driver error....
Visitor, 2011 Kia Soul, 81,500 mi
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...
Visitor, 2013 Kia Soul, 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
Visitor, 2013 Kia Soul
same trouble of shifting into first.
Visitor, 2011 Kia Soul, 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.