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Old 03-17-2020, 05:20 PM   #1
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Is 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo with DCT towable?

The 2020 FMCA Towing Guide lists the 2020 Kia Soul GT Turbo with dual-clutch transmission (DCT) as towable 4-down. However, the Owners Manual states that it is not.

Does anyone know with any certainty that this model can be towed four-down?
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What does the owners manual say?
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:19 PM   #3
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Google dingy towing. If its a standard transmission, maybe, but automatic, NO
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On page 6-24 it explicitly states: Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed with 4 wheels on the ground behind a motor home. To avoid serious damage to your vehicle, do not tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground.

This statement in 2020 owners manual is for AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
*Manual tranny...can be towed 4-down
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On page 6-24 it explicitly states: Your vehicle is not designed to be dinghy towed with 4 wheels on the ground behind a motor home. To avoid serious damage to your vehicle, do not tow your vehicle with four wheels on the ground.

This statement in 2020 owners manual is for AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
*Manual tranny...can be towed 4-down
How do you know they only mean Automatics?
I've been looking at these, with the sales going on, but can't find a good reference to answer this. I read this as YOUR vehicle, no exceptions.
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:28 AM   #6
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FMCA 2020 towing guide, page 41 for the Soul GT turbo says that it is towable with the DCT trans.
Kia Technical Service Bulletin 018(Rev 4, 5/24/2019)

Anyone know how to get a copy of this bulletin?

My local Kia dealer is giving me a hard time, gave me page 2 of 2, but not page 1!

Anyone know if this would also apply to Hyundai with a DCT?
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How about this Kia TSB? It says NO.


https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb...N018_PRINT_506


It's not the 2019 update, though.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:52 AM   #8
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I finally got a copy of the TSB revised 5/24/2919 and it does state that any
Kia vehicle with a DCT transmission is towable 4 wheels down!
Instructions are the same as for a manual transmission. Does not state any mileage or speed limits.
If anyone is interested I can post it here.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:43 PM   #9
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Yes, please post the Service Bulletin or a link to it.

And thanks for persevering and getting a copy of this!
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I am looking at the Kia Soul with DCT. Would also like to see the bulletin or a link.
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Thank you for posting these
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What do you think of this?
Found a 2020 with 150 miles at a used car dealer. He purchased at a auction.
It was a dealer buy back due to check engine lights! Supposedly mfg corrected all the problems and has the factory warranty.
Asking $21,677
Would you buy it? GT line turbo. Will have a Lemon Law title.
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