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