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2013 Kia Soul ! 5dr Wagon Auto !

2013 Kia Soul
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Front Wheel Drive, 5 Door Wagon, Small Station Wagon
26 (2012) mpg city / 34 (2012) mpg hwy
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September 13, 2012, 6:25 am

David J
 

Question: the 6 speed transmission shifts rapidly 1st thru 4th at under 30-35/40 mph and boggs down doing such

rapid shifting on 6 spd auto trans at low rates of speed causing bogged down acceleration-takes a while for it to catch up. makes it difficult to go from 1st and enter highway traffic. wondering if this is common-place for this model.
by the time i hit 30-35 mph, the auto is already in 4-5 gear and playing catch-up. i can push it hard, engage the gdi heavily, but this would kill my fuel efficiencey. does this sound like a problem or is it commom???


September 22, 2012, 6:55 pm

Elizabeth K
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That sounds like a problem, and since your vehicle is so new, the dealership is going to have the most experience with it. It should still be under warranty. If you want to check the owner forums for similar issues, google the term '2013 kia soul forum' and do search within the forums for low power or shifting issues.


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