DR Manual-Start - Push Owner`s manual

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table of contents
Introduction
1
Your vehicle at a glance
2
Safety features of your vehicle
3
Features of your vehicle
4
Driving your vehicle
5
What to do in an emergency
6
Maintenance
7
Specifications & Consumer information
8
Index
I
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Index
I
Index
A
Air bags···········································································3-42
Air bag warning label................................................3-68
Air bag warning light ................................................3-45
Curtain air bag ..........................................................3-60
Driver's and passenger's front air bag ......................3-54
Side impact air bag....................................................3-58
Air cleaner·······································································7-23
Alarm system ··································································4-13
All wheel drive (AWD), see four wheel
drive (4WD)·································································5-21
Antenna ·········································································4-108
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)········································5-30
Appearance care······························································7-53
Exterior care ······························································7-53
Interior care ·······························································7-58
Armrest ···········································································3-16
Audio system ································································4-108
Antenna ···································································4-108
Aux, USB and iPod·················································4-110
Steering wheel audio control ··································4-109
Automatic climate control system ··································4-88
Air conditioning ························································4-94
Automatic heating and air conditioning····················4-89
Manual heating and air conditioning ························4-90
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Automatic transaxle ························································5-15
Ignition key interlock system ····································5-19
Shift lock system ·······················································5-18
Sports mode·······························································5-17
B
Battery·············································································7-28
Battery saver function ·····················································4-67
Before driving ···································································5-3
Bottle holders, see cup holders ·····································4-101
Brake fluid ······································································7-21
Brake system···································································5-27
Anti-lock brake system (ABS)··································5-30
Downhill brake control (DBC)··································5-36
Electronic stability control (ESC) ·····························5-32
Parking brake·····························································5-28
Power brakes ·····························································5-27
Bulb wattage ·····································································8-2
Button start/stop, see engine start/stop button ··················5-7
C
Capacities (Lubricants) ·····················································8-4
Care
Exterior care ······························································7-53
Interior care ·······························································7-58
Tire care·····································································7-31
Index
Cargo security screen····················································4-105
Cargo weight···································································5-68
Center console storage ····················································4-98
Central door lock switch·················································4-17
Changing tires ···································································6-8
Checking tire inflation pressure······································7-34
Child restraint system ·····················································3-33
Auto lock mode ························································3-36
Lower anchor system ···············································3-39
Tether anchor system·················································3-38
Child-protector rear door lock ·······································4-19
Climate control system (Automatic) ·····························4-88
Air conditioning ·······················································4-94
Automatic heating and air conditioning ···················4-89
Manual heating and air conditioning ·······················4-90
Climate control system (Manual) ··································4-80
Air conditioning ·······················································4-84
Climate control air filter ···········································4-87
Heating and air conditioning·····································4-80
Climate control air filter ········································4-87, 7-24
Clock (Digital) ·····························································4-103
Clothes hanger ·····························································4-103
Combined instrument, see instrument cluster ···············4-45
Compact spare tire ·························································6-13
Compact spare tire replacement ····································7-36
Cooling fluid, see engine coolant ··································7-18
Crankcase emission control system ·······························7-59
Cruise control system ····················································5-40
Cup holder ···································································4-101
Curtain air bag ·······························································3-60
D
Dashboard, see instrument cluster ·································4-45
Dashboard illumination, see instrument panel illumination ··4-46
Defogging (Windshield) ················································4-95
Defogging logic (Windshield) ·······································4-97
Defroster (Rear window) ···············································4-79
Defrosting (Windshield) ················································4-95
Digital clock ·································································4-103
Dimensions ······································································8-2
Displays, see instrument cluster ····································4-45
Display illumination, see instrument panel illumination ···4-46
Door locks·······································································4-15
Central door lock switch ··········································4-17
Child-protector rear door lock ·································4-19
Downhill brake control (DBC) ······································5-36
Drinks holders, see cup holders ···································4-101
Driver's air bag ·······························································3-54
Driving at night ······························································5-48
Driving in flooded areas ················································5-49
Driving in the rain ··························································5-49
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Index
E
Economical operation ····················································5-44
Electric power steering ··················································4-34
Electrochromic mirror (ECM) ·······································4-37
Electronic stability control (ESC) ·································5-32
Emergency starting ··························································6-4
Jump starting ······························································6-4
Push starting ·······························································6-5
Emergency tailgate safety release ··································4-21
Emergency towing ·························································6-17
Emergency while driving ·················································6-2
Emission control system ················································7-59
Crankcase emission control system ·························7-59
Evaporative emission control system ·······················7-59
Exhaust emission control system ·····························7-60
Engine compartment ················································2-4, 7-2
Engine coolant ·······························································7-18
Engine number ·································································8-7
Engine oil ·······································································7-16
Engine overheats ······························································6-6
Engine start/stop button ···················································5-7
Engine temperature gauge ·············································4-47
Engine will not start ·························································6-3
Evaporative emission control system ····························7-59
Exhaust emission control system ···································7-60
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items ················7-10
Exterior care ···································································7-53
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Exterior features ···························································4-107
Roof rack ································································4-107
F
Flat tire··············································································6-7
Changing tires ····························································6-8
Compact spare tire ···················································6-13
Jack and tools ·····························································6-7
Removing and storing the spare tire ··························6-8
Floor mat anchor(s) ·····················································4-104
Fluid
Washer fluid ·····························································7-22
Brake fluid ································································7-21
Folding the rear seat ······················································3-12
Four wheel drive (4WD) ················································5-21
Front seat adjustment - manual ········································3-5
Front seat adjustment - power ·········································3-6
Fuel filler lid ··································································4-28
Fuel gauge ······································································4-48
Fuel requirements ····························································1-3
Fuses ··············································································7-45
Fuse/relay panel description ····································7-48
Main fuse···································································7-47
Memory fuse ·····························································7-46
Index
G
Gauge
Engine temperature gauge·········································4-47
Fuel gauge ································································4-48
Glassroof, see panoramic sunroof ··································4-30
Glove box ·······································································4-98
H
Hazard warning flasher ··················································4-66
Hazardous driving conditions ········································5-46
Headrest ··································································3-8, 3-15
Heating and air conditioning ·········································4-80
Highway driving ····························································5-50
Hill-start assist control (HAC)········································5-36
Hood ···············································································4-26
Horn ···············································································4-35
How to use this manual ···················································1-2
I
Ignition key interlock system ········································5-19
Immobilizer system···························································4-3
Indicators and warnings ·················································4-52
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster ····················1-6
Instrument cluster ··························································4-45
Engine temperature gauge ········································4-47
Fuel gauge ································································4-48
Instrument panel illumination ··································4-46
Odometer ··································································4-49
Speedometer ·····························································4-46
Tachometer ·······························································4-46
Trip computer ···························································4-48
Warning and indicators ············································4-52
Instrument panel illumination ········································4-46
Instrument panel overview ···············································2-3
Interior care ····································································7-57
Interior features ····························································4-101
Cargo security screen ·············································4-105
Clothes hanger ························································4-103
Cup holder ······························································4-101
Digital clock ···························································4-103
Floor mat anchor(s) ·················································4-104
Luggage net holder··················································4-104
Power outlet ···························································4-102
Sunvisor ··································································4-101
Interior light ···································································4-76
Interior overview ······························································2-2
Interlock system ·····························································5-19
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Index
J
Jack and tools ···································································6-7
Jump starting ····································································6-4
K
Key positions ···································································5-4
Keys ·················································································4-2
L
Label
Air bag warning label ···············································3-68
Tire sidewall labeling ···············································7-36
Tire specification and pressure label ··························8-7
Vehicle certification label ···········································8-6
Latch system, see lower anchor system ·························3-39
Lighting ··········································································4-67
Battery saver function ··············································4-67
Daytime running light ···············································4-71
Headlight escort function ··········································4-67
Headlight welcome function ·····································4-67
Lubricants and capacities ·················································8-4
Luggage net holder ······················································4-104
Luggage rack, see roof rack ·········································4-107
Lumbar support ································································3-7
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M
Main fuse ······································································7-46
Maintenance
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items ···········7-10
Maintenance services ················································· 7-3
Maintenance schedule ·················································7-6
Owner maintenance ····················································7-4
Tire maintenance ······················································7-35
Maintenance services ·······················································7-3
Manual climate control system ······································4-80
Air conditioning ·······················································4-84
Climate control air filter ···········································4-87
Heating and air conditioning ····································4-80
Manual heating and air conditioning ·····························4-90
Manual transaxle ····························································5-12
Memory fuse ··································································7-45
Mirrors ···········································································4-37
Day/night rearview mirror ·······································4-37
Electric chromic mirror (ECM) ·······························4-37
Inside rearview mirror ··············································4-37
Outside rearview mirror ···········································4-43
Moonroof, see panoramic sunroof ·································4-31
N
Neck restraints, see headrest ··································3-8, 3-15
Index
O
Odometer ·······································································4-49
Oil (Engine) ···································································7-15
Outside rearview mirror ·················································4-43
Overheats ·········································································6-6
Owner maintenance ·························································7-4
P
Panoramic sunroof ·························································4-30
Parking brake ·································································5-28
Passenger's front air bag ················································3-54
Power brakes ··································································5-27
Power outlet ·································································4-102
Power steering ································································4-35
Power window lock button ············································4-25
Pre-tensioner seat belt ····················································3-26
Push starting ·····································································6-5
R
Rear parking assist system ·············································4-63
Rear seat adjustment ·······················································3-12
Rearview camera ····························································4-66
Recommended cold tire inflation pressures ··················7-30
Recommended lubricants and capacities ·························8-4
Recommended SAE viscosity number ······················8-6
Remote keyless entry ·······················································4-6
Road warning ···································································6-2
Rocking the vehicle ·······················································5-47
Roof rack ·····································································4-107
S
Seat belts ········································································3-18
Pre-tensioner seat belt ··············································3-26
Seat belt - Driver’s ····················································3-19
Seat belt warning·······················································3-19
Seat belts - Front passenger and rear seat·················3-22
Seat heater·······································································3-10
Seatback pocket ·····························································3-11
Seats ·················································································3-2
Armrest ·····································································3-16
Folding the rear seat ·················································3-12
Front seat adjustment - manual ··································3-5
Front seat adjustment - power ····································3-6
Headrest ····························································3-8, 3-15
Lumbar support ··························································3-7
Rear seat adjustment ·················································3-12
Seat heater ···································································3-9
Seatback pocket ························································3-11
Shift lock system ···························································5-18
Side impact air bag ························································3-58
Smart key ·········································································4-9
Smooth cornering ···························································5-48
Snow tires ······································································5-51
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Spare tire
Compact spare tire ···················································6-13
Compact spare tire replacement ·······························7-35
Removing and storing the spare tire ··························6-8
Special driving conditions ·············································5-46
Driving at night ························································5-48
Driving in flooded areas ···········································5-49
Driving in the rain ····················································5-49
Hazardous driving conditions ··································5-46
Highway driving ·······················································5-50
Rocking the vehicle ··················································5-47
Smooth cornering ·····················································5-48
Speedometer ···································································4-46
Sports mode ···································································5-17
Starting difficulties, see engine will not start ··················6-3
Starting the engine ····················································5-6, 5-9
Steering wheel ·······························································4-34
Horn ··········································································4-35
Power steering ··························································4-34
Tilt steering ······························································4-35
Steering wheel audio control ·······································4-109
Storage compartment ·····················································4-98
Center console storage ·············································4-98
Glove box ·································································4-98
Sunglass holder ························································4-99
Sunroof, see panoramic sunroof ····································4-30
Sunvisor ·······································································4-101
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Tachometer ·····································································4-46
Tailgate ···········································································4-20
Emergency tailgate safety release ····························4-21
Tether anchor system ·····················································3-38
Theft-alarm system ························································4-13
Tie-down hook ·······························································6-19
Tilt steering ····································································4-35
Tire specification and pressure label ·······························8-8
Tires and wheels ·····················································7-30, 8-3
Checking tire inflation pressure ·······························7-31
Compact spare tire replacement ·······························7-35
Recommended cold tire inflation pressures ·············7-30
Tire care ···································································7-30
Tire maintenance ······················································7-35
Tire replacement ·······················································7-34
Tire rotation ······························································7-32
Tire sidewall labeling ···············································7-36
Tire traction ······························································7-35
Wheel alignment and tire balance ····························7-33
Wheel replacement ···················································7-35
Towing ···········································································6-15
Emergency towing ····················································6-17
Removable towing hook ···········································6-16
Tie-down hook (for flatbed towing) ·························6-19
Index
Transaxle
Automatic transaxle ·················································5-15
Manual transaxle ······················································5-12
Trip computer ································································4-48
Tripmeter ········································································4-48
V
Vehicle break-in process ··················································1-5
Vehicle certification label ················································8-7
Vehicle handling instructions············································1-5
Vehicle identification number (VIN) ·······························8-6
Vehicle weight ·······························································5-68
Base curb weight ······················································5-68
Cargo weight ····························································5-68
GAW (Gross axle weight) ········································5-68
GAWR (Gross axle weight rating) ···························5-68
GVW (Gross vehicle weight) ···································5-68
GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating) ·····················5-68
W
Washer fluid ···································································7-21
Warnings and indicators ················································4-52
Weight ············································································5-68
Base curb weight ······················································5-68
Cargo weight ····························································5-68
GAW (Gross axle weight) ········································5-68
GAWR (Gross axle weight rating) ···························5-68
GVW (Gross vehicle weight) ···································5-68
GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating) ·····················5-68
Wheel alignment and tire balance ·································7-33
Wheel replacement ························································7-35
Windows ········································································4-22
Auto down window ··················································4-23
Auto up/down window ·············································4-24
Power window lock button ·······································4-25
Windshield defrosting and defogging ····························4-95
Defogging logic ························································4-97
Winter driving ································································5-51
Snow tires ·································································5-51
Wiper blades ··································································7-25
Wipers and washers ·······················································4-72
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Introduction
How to use this manual / 1-2
Fuel requirements / 1-3
Vehicle handling instructions / 1-5
Vehicle break-in process / 1-5
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster / 1-6
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Introduction
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
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We want to help you get the greatest
possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can assist you
in many ways. We strongly recommend
that you read the entire manual. In order
to minimize the chance of death or injury,
you must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections in the manual.
Illustrations complement the words in this
manual to best explain how to enjoy your
vehicle. By reading your manual, you will
learn about features, important safety
information, and driving tips under various road conditions.
The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. Use the
index when looking for a specific area or
subject; it has an alphabetical listing of all
information in your manual.
Sections: This manual has eight sections
plus an index. Each section begins with a
brief list of contents so you can tell at a
glance if that section has the information
you want.
You will find various WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this manual. These WARNINGs were prepared to
enhance your personal safety.You should
carefully read and follow ALL procedures
and recommendations provided in these
WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTICEs.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation in
which harm, serious bodily injury or
death could result if the warning is
ignored.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation in
which damage to your vehicle could
result if the caution is ignored.
✽ NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates interesting or helpful information is being provided.
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
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Your new vehicle is designed to use only
unleaded fuel having a pump octane
number ((R+M)/2) of 87 (Research
Octane Number 91) or higher.
Your new vehicle is designed to obtain
maximum performance with UNLEADED
FUEL, as well as minimize exhaust emissions and spark plug fouling.
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CAUTION
Never add any fuel system cleaning
agents to the fuel tank other than
what has been specified. (Consult
an authorized Kia dealer for
details.)
WARNING
• Do not "top off" after the nozzle
automatically shuts off when
refueling.
• Tighten the cap until it clicks, otherwise the Check Engine
light will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
Gasoline containing alcohol and
methanol
Gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and
ethanol (also known as grain alcohol),
and gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol (also known as wood alcohol)
are being marketed along with or instead
of leaded or unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasohol containing more than
10% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or
gasohol containing any methanol. Either
of these fuels may cause drivability problems and damage to the fuel system.
Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if
drivability problems occur.
Vehicle damage or drivability problems
may not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if they result from the use
of:
1. Gasohol containing more than 10%
ethanol.
2. Gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol.
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
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Introduction
"E85" fuel is an alternative fuel comprised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and is manufactured
exclusively for use in Flexible Fuel
Vehicles. “E85” is not compatible with
your vehicle. Use of “E85” may result in
poor engine performance and damage to
your vehicle's engine and fuel system.
Kia recommends that customers do not
use fuel with an ethanol content exceeding 10%.
CAUTION
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
does not cover damage to the fuel
system or any performance problems caused by the use of “E85” fuel.
CAUTION
Never use gasohol which contains
methanol. Discontinue use of any
gasohol product which impairs drivability.
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Use of MTBE
Kia recommends avoiding fuels containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7%
weight) in your vehicle.
Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) may
reduce vehicle performance and produce
vapor lock or hard starting.
CAUTION
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
may not cover damage to the fuel
system and any performance problems that are caused by the use of
fuels containing methanol or fuels
containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary
Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight.)
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Do not use methanol
Fuels containing methanol (wood alcohol) should not be used in your vehicle.
This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and damage components of
the fuel system.
Fuel Additives
Kia recommends that you use good quality gasolines treated with detergent additives such as TOP TIER Detergent
Gasoline, which help prevent deposit formation in the engine. These gasolines
will help the engine run cleaner and
enhance performance of the Emission
Control System. For more information on
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, please
go to the website (www.toptiergas.com)
For customers who do not use TOP Tier
Detergent Gasoline regularly, and have
problems starting or the engine does not
run smoothly, additives that you can buy
separately may be added to the gasoline.
If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not
available, one bottle of additive added to
the fuel tank at every 12,000 km (7,500
mile) or 12 months is recommended.
Additives are available from your authorized Kia dealer along with information on
how to use them. Do not mix other additives.
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Operation in foreign countries
If you are going to drive your vehicle in
another country, be sure to:
• Observe all regulations regarding registration and insurance.
• Determine that acceptable fuel is available.
Introduction
VEHICLE HANDLING
INSTRUCTIONS
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As with other vehicles of this type, failure
to operate this vehicle correctly may
result in loss of control, an accident or
vehicle rollover.
Specific design characteristics (higher
ground clearance, track, etc.) give this
vehicle a higher center of gravity than
other types of vehicles. In other words
they are not designed for cornering at the
same speeds as conventional 2-wheel
drive vehicles. Avoid sharp turns or
abrupt maneuvers. Again, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in
loss of control, an accident or vehicle
rollover. Be sure to read the “Reducing
the risk of a rollover” driving guidelines, in section 5 of this manual.
VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCESS
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No special break-in period is needed. By
following a few simple precautions for the
first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of
your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• While driving, keep your engine speed
(rpm, or revolutions per minute)
between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
• Do not maintain a single speed for long
periods of time, either fast or slow.
Varying engine speed is needed to
properly break-in the engine.
• Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
• Don't let the engine idle longer than 3
minutes at one time.
• Don't tow a trailer during the first 2,000
km (1,200 miles) of operation.
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INDICATOR SYMBOLS ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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Door Ajar Warning Light
Parking Brake & Brake Fluid
Warning Light
Cruise Indicator*
Tailgate Open Warning Light
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light
Cruise SET Indicator*
Seat Belt Warning Light
Charging System Warning Light
4WD system warning light*
High Beam Indicator
Malfunction Indicator
4WD LOCK indicator*
Turn Signal Indicator
Air Bag Warning Light
DBC indicator*
Front Fog Light Indicator*
Immobilizer Indicator*
KEY
OUT
Key out warning light*
ESC Indicator
Low Fuel Level Warning Light
ECO
ECOMINDERTM indicator*
ESC OFF Indicator
Shift Pattern Indicator*
(Automatic transaxle)
EPS
Electric power steering
ABS Warning Light*
Manual transaxle shift indicator*
❈ For more detailed explanations, refer to “Instrument cluster” in section 4.
* if equipped
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Your vehicle at a glance
Interior overview / 2-2
Instrument panel overview / 2-3
Engine compartment / 2-4
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Your vehicle at a glance
INTERIOR OVERVIEW
1. Door lock/unlock button ....................4-16
2. Outside rearview mirror control
switch ................................................4-43
3. Central door lock switch* ..................4-17
4. Power window lock button* ...............4-25
5. Power window switches ....................4-22
6. Rear parking assist system OFF
button*...............................................4-63
7. Instrument panel illumination control
switch*...............................................4-46
8. 4WD lock button* ..............................5-22
9. DBC button* ......................................5-36
10. ESC OFF button* ...........................5-32
11. Steering wheel tilt control* ..............4-35
12. Steering wheel ................................4-34
13. Fuse box .........................................7-45
14. Hood release lever..........................4-26
15. Seats.................................................3-2
16. Fuel filler lid release lever ...............4-28
17. Air vents.................................4-82, 4-91
* if equipped
❈ The actual interior in the vehicle may differ from the illustration
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Your vehicle at a glance
INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW
1. Lighting controls / Turn signals.........4-67
2. Steering wheel audio controls* ......4-109
3. Instrument cluster.............................4-45
4. Horn .................................................4-35
5. Driver’s front air bag.........................3-54
6. Cruise controls*................................5-40
7. Wiper/Washer switch........................4-72
8. ENGINE START/STOP button* ..........5-7
9. Passenger Air bag OFF indicator.....3-48
10. Audio*...........................................4-108
11. Hazard warning flasher...........4-66, 6-2
12. Climate control system* ........4-80, 4-88
13. Power outlet* ................................4-102
14. Seat heater switch* ........................3-10
15. Shift lever ..............................5-12, 5-15
16. Passenger’s front air bag* ..............3-54
17. Glove box .......................................4-98
18. Accelerator pedal .............................5-6
19. Brake pedal ....................................5-27
20. Parking brake pedal* ......................5-28
* if equipped
❈ The actual instrument panel in the vehicle may differ from the illustration
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Your vehicle at a glance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ MPI engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir ..................7-18
2. Engine oil filler cap ..........................7-16
3. Brake/clutch* fluid reservoir ............7-21
4. Positive battery terminal ..................7-28
5. Negative battery terminal ................7-28
■ T-GDI engine
6. Fuse box ..........................................7-45
7. Air cleaner ........................................7-23
8. Engine oil dipstick ............................7-16
9. Radiator cap ....................................7-20
10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir ..7-22
* if equipped
❈ The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
OLM079001/OSL071001N
B030000AUN-C1
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Seats / 3-2
Seat belts / 3-18
Child restraint system / 3-33
Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / 3-42
Safety features of your vehicle
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Safety features of your vehicle
SEATS
Front seat
(1) Forward and backward
(2) Seatback angle
(3) Seat cushion height (Driver’s seat)
(4) Lumbar support (Driver’s seat)*
(5) Seat heater*
(6) Headrest
*
*
Power seat
*
2nd row seat
(7) Seatback folding
(8) Headrest
(9) Armrest
(10) Seat heater*
Manual seat
* if equipped
*
*
OSL030001
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Loose objects
Loose objects in the driver’s foot
area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly
causing an accident. Do not place
anything under the front seats.
WARNING - Uprighting
seat
When you return the seatback to its
upright position, hold the seatback
and return it slowly and be sure
there are no other passengers
around the seat. If the seatback is
returned without being held and
controlled, the back of the seat
could spring forward resulting in
accidental injury to a person struck
by the seatback.
WARNING - Driver responsibility for passengers
Riding in a vehicle with the seatback reclined could lead to serious
or fatal injury in an accident.
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If a seat is reclined during an accident, the occupant’s hips may slide
under the lap portion of the seat
belt applying great force to the
unprotected abdomen. Serious or
fatal internal injuries could result.
The driver must advise the passenger to keep the seatback in an
upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion. In addition, excessive reclining can significantly
reduce the ability of the restraint
system to restrain occupants in
certain accidents, specifically
rollover accidents.
WARNING
Do not use a sitting cushion that
reduces friction between the seat
and passenger. The passenger’s
hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt during an accident or a sudden stop. Serious or
fatal internal injuries could result
because the seat belt cannot operate normally.
WARNING - Driver’s seat
• Never attempt to adjust the seat
while the vehicle is moving. This
could result in loss of control,
and an accident causing death,
serious injury, or property damage.
• Do not allow anything to interfere
with the normal position of the
seatback. Storing items against a
seatback or in any other way
interfering with proper locking of
a seatback could result in serious
or fatal injury in a sudden stop or
collision.
• Always drive and ride with your
seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low
across the hips. This is the best
position to protect you in case of
an accident.
• In order to avoid unnecessary
and perhaps severe air bag
injuries, always sit as far back as
possible from the steering wheel
while maintaining comfortable
control of the vehicle. We recommend that your chest be at least
25 cm (10 inches) away from the
steering wheel.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Rear seatbacks
• The rear seatback must be
securely latched. If not, passengers and objects could be thrown
forward resulting in serious
injury or death in the event of a
sudden stop or collision.
• Luggage and other cargo should
be laid flat in the cargo area. If
objects are large, heavy, or must
be piled, they must be secured.
Under no circumstances should
cargo be piled higher than the
seatbacks. Failure to follow these
warnings could result in serious
injury or death in the event of a
sudden stop, collision or rollover.
• No passenger should ride in the
cargo area or sit or lie on folded
seatbacks while the vehicle is
moving. All passengers must be
properly seated in seats and
restrained properly while riding.
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• When resetting the seatback to
the upright position, make sure it
is securely latched by pushing it
forward and backwards.
• To avoid the possibility of burns,
do not remove the carpet in the
cargo area. Emission control
devices beneath this floor generate high temperatures.
WARNING
After adjusting the seat, always
check that it is securely locked into
place by attempting to move the
seat forward or backward without
using the lock release lever.
Sudden or unexpected movement
of the driver's seat could cause you
to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.
WARNING
• Do not adjust the seat while wearing seat belts. Moving the seat
cushion forward may cause
strong pressure on the abdomen.
• Use extreme caution so that
hands or other objects are not
caught in the seat mechanisms
while the seat is moving.
• Do not put a cigarette lighter on
the floor or seat. When you operate the seat, gas may gush out of
the lighter and cause fire.
Safety features of your vehicle
OSL030002
Front seat adjustment - manual
C010101AHM
Forward and backward
To move the seat forward or backward:
1. Pull the seat slide adjustment lever up
and hold it.
2. Slide the seat to the position you
desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seat is locked in place.
Adjust the seat before driving, and make
sure the seat is locked securely by trying
to move forward and backward without
using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not
locked properly.
OSL030003
OSL030004
C010102AHM
C010103APB
Seatback angle
To recline the seatback:
1. Lean forward slightly and lift up the
seatback recline lever.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat and
adjust the seatback of the seat to the
position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seatback is locked in place. (The lever
MUST return to its original position for
the seatback to lock.)
Seat height (for driver’s seat)
To change the height of the seat, push
the lever upwards or downwards.
• To lower the seat cushion, push the
lever down several times.
• To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever
up several times.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Front seat adjustment - power
(if equipped)
The front seat can be adjusted by using
the control switches located on the outside of the seat cushion. Before driving,
adjust the seat to the proper position so
you can easily control the steering wheel,
pedals and switches on the instrument
panel.
WARNING
The power seat is operable with the
ignition OFF.
Therefore, children should never be
left unattended in the vehicle.
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CAUTION
• The power seat is driven by an
electric motor. Stop operating
once the adjustment is completed. Excessive operation may
damage the electrical equipment.
• When in operation, the power
seat consumes a large amount of
electrical power. To prevent
unnecessary charging system
drain, don’t adjust the power seat
longer than necessary while the
engine is not running.
• Do not operate two or more power
seat control switches at the same
time. Doing so may result in
power seat motor or electrical
component malfunction.
OSL030006
Forward and backward
Push the control switch forward or backward to move the seat to the desired
position. Release the switch once the
seat reaches the desired position.
Safety features of your vehicle
Type A
OSL030063E
OSL030007
OSL030008
Seatback angle
Push the control switch forward or backward to move the seatback to the desired
angle. Release the switch once the seat
reaches the desired position.
Seat height (for driver’s seat)
Pull the rear portion of the control switch
up to raise or press down to lower the
seat cushion. Release the switch once
the seat reaches the desired position.
Type B
OSL030009
Lumbar support (for driver’s seat)
The lumbar support can be adjusted by
pressing the button.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
OLM039303N
C010104AHM
Front headrest
The driver's and front passenger's seats
are equipped with a headrest for the
occupant's safety and comfort.
The headrest not only provides comfort
for the driver and front passenger, but
also helps protect the head and neck in
the event of a rear collision.
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• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the headrest
should be adjusted so the middle
of the headrest is at the same
height of the center of gravity of
an occupant's head. Generally,
the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the
height of the top of their eyes.
Also, adjust the headrest as close
to your head as possible. For this
reason, the use of a cushion that
holds the body away from the
seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed. Severe
injury to the occupants may
occur in the event of an accident.
Headrests may provide protection against neck injuries when
properly adjusted.
• Do not adjust the headrest position of the driver’s seat while the
vehicle is in motion.
OSL030011
Adjusting the height up and down
To raise the headrest, pull it up to the
desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2)
on the headrest support and lower the
headrest to the desired position (3).
Safety features of your vehicle
OSL032010A
OSL030012
HNF2041-1
Forward and backward adjustment
(if equipped)
The headrest may be adjusted forward to
several different positions by pulling the
headrest foward and upward at 30 to 45
degrees.
To adjust the headrest to it's furthest
backward position, pull it fully forward to
the farthest position and release it.
Adjust the headrest so that it properly
supports the head and neck.
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as far as
it can go then press the release button
(1) while pulling the headrest up (2).
To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it
to the appropriate height.
Active headrest (if equipped)
The active headrest is designed to move
forward and upward during a rear impact.
This helps prevent the driver's and front
passenger’s heads from moving backward and thus helps minimize neck
injuries.
If there is any problem with the active
headrest, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer and have the system
checked.
CAUTION
Excessive pulling or pushing may
damage the headrest.
WARNING
Make sure the headrest locks in
position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
WARNING
A gap between the seat and the
headrest release button may
appear when seating on the seat or
when you push or pull the seat. Be
careful not to get your finger, etc.
caught in the gap.
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Safety features of your vehicle
• The seat heater defaults to the OFF
position whenever the ignition switch is
turned on.
✽ NOTICE
With the seat heater switch in the ON
position, the heating system in the seat
turns off or on automatically depending
on the seat temperature.
OSL030013
Front seat heater (if equipped)
Type A
The seat heater is provided to warm the
front seats during cold weather. With the
ignition switch in the ON position, push
either of the switches to warm the driver's
seat or the front passenger's seat.
During mild weather or under conditions
where the operation of the seat heater is
not needed, keep the switches in the
OFF position.
• Each time you push the button, the
temperature setting of the seat will
change as follows :
→
OFF → HIGH(
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) → LOW(
)
OSL030016
Type B (with air ventilation, if equipped)
- Driver’s seat only
The temperature setting of the seat
changes according to the switch position.
• If you want to warm your seat cushion,
press the front portion of the switch
(yellow color).
• If you want to cool your seat cushion,
press the rear portion of the switch
(blue color).
• Each time you press the button, the
temperature setting or airflow will
change as follows:
OFF → HIGH(
→
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) → LOW(
)
Safety features of your vehicle
• The seat heater (with air ventilation)
defaults to the OFF position whenever
the ignition switch is turned on.
CAUTION
• When cleaning the seats, do not
use an organic solvent such as
thinner, benzene, alcohol and
gasoline. Doing so may damage
the surface of the heater or seats.
• To prevent overheating the seat
heater, do not place anything on
the seats that insulates against
heat, such as blankets, cushions
or seat covers while the seat
heater is in operation.
• Do not place heavy or sharp
objects on seats equipped with
seat warmers. Damage to the seat
warming components could occur.
WARNING - Seat heater
burns
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using seat heaters
due to the possibility of excess
heating or burns. The seat heater
may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time. In particular,
the driver must exercise extreme
care for the following types of passengers:
1. Infants, children, elderly or handicapped persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or
those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication
that can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold
tablets, etc.)
OCM030052
C010108AAM
Seatback pocket (if equipped)
WARNING - Seatback
pockets
Do not put heavy or sharp objects
in the seatback pockets. In an accident they could come loose from
the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
For proper operation of the
Occupant Detection System (ODS):
• Do not place any items cumulatively weighing over 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
in the seatback pocket or on the
front passenger seat.
• Do not hanging clothing or other
articles on the front passenger
seat.
WARNING - Cargo
Cargo should always be secured to
prevent it from being thrown about
the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to the vehicle occupants.
Do not place objects on the rear
seats, since they cannot be properly secured and may hit the front
seat occupants in a collision.
Rear seat adjustment
Folding the rear seat
The rear seatbacks can be folded to facilitate carrying long items or to increase
the luggage capacity of the vehicle.
WARNING
The purpose of the fold-down rear
seatbacks is to allow you to carry
longer objects that could not be
accommodated in the cargo area.
Never allow passengers sit on top
of the folded down seatback while
the vehicle is moving. This is not a
proper seating position and no seat
belts are available for use.
Ignoring this warning could result
in serious injury or death in case of
an accident or sudden stop.
Objects carried on the folded down
seatback should not extend higher
than the top of the front seatbacks.
Doing this could allow cargo to
slide forward and cause injury or
damage during sudden stops.
1. Insert the rear seat belt buckle in the
pocket (if equipped) between the rear
seatback and cushion, and insert the
rear seat belt webbing into the guide to
prevent the seat belt from being damaged.
2. Set the front seatback to the upright
position and if necessary, slide the
front seat forward.
3. Lower the rear headrests to the lowest
position.
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Safety features of your vehicle
At the front
WARNING
OSL030021
At the rear (if equipped)
OSL030022
5. When you return the seatback to its
upright position, always be sure it has
locked into position by pushing on the
top of the seatback.
6. Return the rear seat belt to the proper
position.
When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after being
folded down:
Be careful not to damage the seat
belt webbing or buckle. Do not
allow the seat belt webbing or
buckle to get caught or pinched in
the rear seat. Ensure that the seatback is completely locked into its
upright position by pushing on the
top of the seatback. Otherwise, in
an accident or sudden stop, the
seat could fold down and allow
cargo to enter the passenger compartment, which could result in
serious injury or death.
OSL030052
4. Pull on the seatback folding lever, then
fold the seat toward the front of the
vehicle.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Uprighting
seat
When you return the seatback to its
upright position, hold the seatback
and return it slowly and be sure
there are no other occupants
around the seat. If the seatback is
returned without being held and
controlled, the back of the seat
could move forward or backward
resulting in accidental injury to a
person struck by the seatback.
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CAUTION - Damaging rear
seat belt buckles
When you fold the rear seatback,
insert the buckle in the pocket
between the rear seatback and
cushion. Doing so can prevent the
buckle from being damaged by the
rear seatback.
WARNING - Cargo
Cargo should always be secured to
prevent it from being thrown about
the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to the vehicle occupants.
Do not place objects on the rear
seats, since they cannot be properly secured and may hit the front
seat occupants in a collision.
CAUTION - Rear seat belts
When returning the rear seatbacks
to the upright position, remember
to return the rear shoulder belts to
their proper position. Routing the
seat belt webbing through the rear
seat belt guides will help keep the
belts from being trapped behind or
under the seats.
WARNING - Cargo loading
Make sure the engine is off, the
automatic transaxle is in P (Park) or
the manual transaxle is in 1st, and
the parking brake is securely
applied whenever loading or
unloading cargo. Failure to take
these steps may allow the vehicle
to move if the shift lever is inadvertently moved to another position.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
OLM039304N
C010303AHM
Headrest
The rear seat(s) is equipped with headrests in all the seating positions for the
occupant's safety and comfort.
The headrest not only provides comfort
for passengers, but also helps protect the
head and neck in the event of a collision.
• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the rear seat
headrest should be adjusted so
the middle of the headrest is at
the same height of the center of
gravity of an occupant's head.
Generally, the center of gravity of
most people's head is level to the
height of the top of their eyes.
• Also adjust the headrest as close
to your head as possible. For this
reason, the use of a cushion that
holds the body away from the
seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed. Severe
injury to an occupant may occur
in the event of an accident.
Headrests may provide protection against severe neck injuries
when properly adjusted.
• After adjusting or reinstalling the
headrest, always make sure the
headrest locks in the upright
position to properly protect the
occupants.
OSL030017
Adjusting the height up and down
To raise the headrest, push and hold the
release button (1) while pulling it up to
the desired position (2). To lower the
headrest, push and hold the release button (1) on the headrest support and
lower the headrest to the desired position
(3).
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Safety features of your vehicle
OSL030018
OSL030019
OSL030020
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as far as
it can go then press the release button
(1) while pulling the headrest up (2).
To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it
to the appropriate height.
Rear seat armrest
To use the armrest, pull it forward from
the seatback.
Rear seat heater (if equipped)
The seat heater is provided to warm the
rear seats during cold weather. With the
ignition switch in the ON position, push
either of the switches to warm rear seats.
During mild weather or under conditions
where the operation of the seat heater is
not needed, keep the switches in the
"OFF" position.
✽ NOTICE
With the seat heater switch in ON position, the heating system in the seat turns
off or on automatically depending on the
seat temperature.
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Safety features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• When cleaning the seats, do not
use an organic solvent such as
thinner, benzene, alcohol and
gasoline. Doing so may damage
the surface of the heater or seats.
• To prevent overheating the seat
heater, do not place anything on
the seats that insulates against
heat, such as blankets, cushions
or seat covers while the seat
heater is in operation.
• Do not place heavy or sharp
objects on seats equipped with
seat warmers. Damage to the seat
warming components could occur.
WARNING - Seat heater
burns
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using seat heaters
due to the possibility of excess
heating or burns. The seat heater
may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time. In particular,
the driver must exercise extreme
care for the following types of passengers:
1. Infants, children, elderly or handicapped persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or
those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication
that can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold
tablets, etc.)
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Safety features of your vehicle
SEAT BELTS
C020100AHM
Seat belt restraint system
WARNING
• For maximum restraint system
protection, the seat belts must
always be used whenever the
vehicle is moving.
• Seat belts are most effective
when seatbacks are in the
upright position.
• Children age 12 and under must
always be properly restrained in
the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must
be seated in the front seat, he/she
must be properly belted and the
seat should be moved as far back
as possible.
• Never wear the shoulder belt
under your arm or behind your
back. An improperly positioned
shoulder belt can cause serious
injuries in a crash. The shoulder
belt should be positioned midway
over your shoulder across your
collarbone.
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• Avoid wearing twisted seat belts.
A twisted belt can't do its job
well. In a collision, it could even
cut into you. Be sure the belt
webbing is straight and not twisted.
• Be careful not to damage the belt
webbing or hardware. If the belt
webbing or hardware is damaged, replace it.
WARNING
Seat belts are designed to bear
upon the bony structure of the
body, and should be worn low
across the front of the pelvis or the
pelvis, chest and shoulders, as
applicable; wearing the lap section
of the belt across the abdominal
area must be avoided.
Seat belts should be adjusted as
firmly as possible, consistent with
comfort, to provide the protection
for which they have been designed.
A slack belt will greatly reduce the
protection afforded to the wearer.
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Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils and chemicals, and particularly battery acid. Cleaning may
safely be carried out using mild
soap and water. The belt should be
replaced if webbing becomes
frayed, contaminated or damaged.
It is essential to replace the entire
assembly after it has been worn in
a severe impact even if damage to
the assembly is not obvious. Belts
should not be worn with straps
twisted. Each belt assembly must
only be used by one occupant; it is
dangerous to put a belt around a
child being carried on the occupant's lap.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• No modifications or additions
should be made by the user
which will either prevent the seat
belt adjusting devices from operating to remove slack, or prevent
the seat belt assembly from being
adjusted to remove slack.
• When you fasten the seat belt, be
careful not to latch the seat belt
in buckles of other seat. It's very
dangerous and you may not be
protected by the seat belt properly.
• Do not unfasten the seat belt and
do not fasten and unfasten the
seat belt repeatedly while driving.
This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing
death, serious injury, or property
damage.
• When fastening the seat belt,
make sure that the seat belt does
not pass over objects that are
hard or can break easily.
• Make sure there is nothing in the
buckle. The seat belt may not be
fastened securely.
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C020101AAM-EU
If the driver's seat belt is disconnected
after the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the seat belt warning light
and chime will operate for approximately
6 seconds. But if it is fastened within the
6 seconds, the warning light and chime
will turn off immediately. If the driver's
seat belt is not fastened when the vehicle
speed exceeds 10 km/h (6 mph), the
seat belt warning light and chime will
operate for approximately 11 times with a
pattern of 6 seconds on and 24 seconds
off until the belt is fastened or the vehicle
speed decreases below 5 km/h (3 mph).
Seat belt warning (for driver’s seat)
As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds each time you turn the ignition
switch ON regardless of belt fastening.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned on, the
seat belt warning light and the seat belt
warning chime will operate for approximately 6 seconds. But if it is fastened
within the 6 seconds, the warning light
will blink until the 6 seconds are up. The
warning chime will turn off immediately.
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Safety features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
If you are not able to pull out the seat
belt from the retractor, firmly pull the
belt out and release it. Then you will be
able to pull the belt out smoothly.
OSL030062N
Seat belt warning
(for front passenger’s seat)
As a reminder to the front passenger, the
front passenger's seat belt warning light
will blink for approximately 6 seconds
each time you turn the ignition switch ON
regardless of belt fastening. If the passenger's seat belt is unfastened when
the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h (6
mph), the passenger's seat belt warning
light will blink for at least 6 seconds until
the belt is fastened.
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C020102AAM-EU
Seat belt - Driver's 3-point system
with emergency locking retractor
To fasten your seat belt:
To fasten your seat belt, pull it out of the
retractor and insert the metal tab (1) into
the buckle (2). There will be an audible
"click" when the tab locks into the buckle.
The seat belt automatically adjusts to the
proper length only after the lap belt portion is adjusted manually so that it fits
snugly around your hips. If you lean forward in a slow, easy motion, the belt will
extend and let you move around. If there
is a sudden stop or impact, however, the
belt will lock into position. It will also lock
if you try to lean forward too quickly.
Safety features of your vehicle
To adjust the height of the seat belt
anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster
into an appropriate position.
To raise the height adjuster, pull it up (1).
To lower it, push it down (3) while pressing the height adjuster button (2).
Release the button to lock the anchor
into position. Try sliding the height
adjuster to make sure that it has locked
into position.
Front seat
OXM039026
Height adjustment
You can adjust the height of the shoulder
belt anchor to one of the 4 positions for
maximum comfort and safety.
The height of the adjusting seat belt
should not be too close to your neck. The
shoulder portion should be adjusted so
that it lies across your chest and midway
over your shoulder near the door and not
your neck.
WARNING
• Verify that the shoulder belt
anchor is locked into position at
the appropriate height. Never
position the shoulder belt across
your neck or face. Improperly
positioned seat belts can cause
serious injuries in an accident.
• Failure to replace seat belts after
an accident could leave you with
damaged seat belts that will not
provide protection in the event of
another collision leading to personal injury or death. Replace
your seat belts after being in an
accident as soon as possible.
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WARNING
You should place the lap belt portion as low as possible and snugly
across your hips, not on your waist.
If the lap belt is located too high on
your waist, it may increase the
chance of injury in the event of a
collision. Both arms should not be
under or over the belt. Rather, one
should be over and the other under,
as shown in the illustration.
Never wear the seat belt under the
arm that is near the door.
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Safety features of your vehicle
C020106AUN
Seat belts - Front passenger and rear
seat 3-point system with combination
locking retractor
To fasten your seat belt:
Combination retractor type seat belts are
installed in the rear seat positions to help
accommodate the installation of child
restraint systems. Although a combination retractor is also installed in the front
passenger seat position, it is strongly
recommended that children always be
seated in the rear seat. NEVER place
any infant restraint system in the front
seat of the vehicle.
This type of seat belt combines the features of both an emergency locking
retractor seat belt and an automatic locking retractor seat belt. To fasten your seat
belt, pull it out of the retractor and insert
the metal tab into the buckle. There will
be an audible "click" when the tab locks
into the buckle. When not securing a
child restraint, the seat belt operates in
the same way as the driver's seat belt
(Emergency Locking Retractor Type). It
automatically adjusts to the proper length
only after the lap belt portion of the seat
belt is adjusted manually so that it fits
snugly around your hips.
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When the seat belt is fully extended from
the retractor to allow the installation of a
child restraint system, the seat belt operation changes to allow the belt to retract,
but not to extend (Automatic Locking
Retractor Type). Refer to “Using a child
restraint system” in this section.
✽ NOTICE
Although the combination retractor
provides the same level of protection for
seated passengers in either emergency
or automatic locking modes, have the
seated passengers use the emergency
locking feature for improved convenience. The automatic locking function is
intended to facilitate child restraint
installation. To convert from the automatic locking feature to the emergency
locking operation mode, allow the
unbuckled seat belt to fully retract.
CAUTION
Do NOT fold down the left portion of
the rear seat back when the rear
center seat belt is buckled. ALWAYS
UNBUCKLE the rear center seat
belt before folding down the left
portion of the rear seat back. If the
rear center seat belt is buckled
when the left portion of the rear
seat back is folded down, distortion
and damage to the top portion of
the seat back and seat belt garnish
may result, causing the seat back to
lock into the folded down position.
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1KMN3441
1KMN3442
1KMB3443
3 Point rear center belt
To fasten the rear center belt
1. Extract the tongue plate from the hole
on the belt assembly cover and slowly
pull the tongue plates out from the
retractor.
2. Insert the tongue plate (A) into the
open end of the buckle (C) until an
audible “click" is heard, indicating the
latch is locked. Make sure the belt is
not twisted.
3. Pull the webbing and insert the tongue
plate (B) into the open end of the buckle (D) until an audible “click” is heard,
indicating the latch is locked. Make
sure the belt is not twisted.
CAUTION
CAUTION - Cargo
Be sure that the cargo is securely
loaded in the rear cargo area. Doing
not so may damage the rear center
safety belt in sudden stop or certain
collisions.
When using the rear center seat
belt, the buckle with the “CENTER”
mark must be used.
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There will be an audible “click” when the
tab locks in the buckle. The seat belt
automatically adjusts to the proper length
only after the lap belt is adjusted manually so that it fits snugly around your hips,
if you lean forward in a slow, easy
motion, the belt will extend and let you
move around. If there is a sudden stop or
impact, the belt will lock into position. It
will also lock if you try to lean forward too
quickly.
WARNING
When using the rear seat center
belt, you must lock all tongue
plates and buckles. If any tongue
plate or buckle is not locked, it will
increase the chance of injury in the
event of collision.
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1KMB3451
OSL030063N
To unfasten the rear center belt
1. Press the release button on the buckle
(D) and remove the tongue plate (B)
from the buckle (D).
2. To retract the rear center seatbelt,
insert the tongue plate or similar small
rigid device into the web release hole
(C). Pull up on the seat belt web (A)
and allow the webbing to retract automatically.
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1KMN3453
3. Insert the tongue plate into the hole on
the belt assembly cover.
OLM039031
OSL030024
C020105AAM
❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
Stowing the rear seat belt
The rear seat belt buckles can be stowed
in the pocket between the rear seatback
and cushion when not in use.
Routing the seat belt webbing through
the rear seat belt guides will help keep
the belts from being trapped behind or
under the seats.
After inserting the seat belt, tighten the
belt webbing by pulling it up.
CAUTION
Remove the seat belt from the
guides before using. If you pull on
the seat belt when it is stored in the
guides, it may damage the guides
and/or belt webbing.
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OED030300
C020200BHM-EU
Pre-tensioner seat belt
Your vehicle is equipped with driver's and
front passenger's pre-tensioner seat
belts. The purpose of the pre-tensioner is
to make sure that the seat belts fit tightly
against the occupant's body in certain
frontal collisions (or side collisions or
rollovers). The pre-tensioner seat belts
can be activated in certain frontal collisions as well as certain side impacts and
rollover accidents, where the frontal collision (or side collisions or rollovers) is
severe enough, together with the air
bags.
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When the vehicle stops suddenly, or if
the occupant tries to lean forward too
quickly, the seat belt retractor will lock
into position. In certain frontal collisions
(or side collisions or rollovers), the pretensioner will activate and pull the seat
belt into tighter contact against the occupant's body.
If the system senses excessive seat belt
tension on the driver or passenger's seat
belt when the pre-tensioner activates, the
load limiter inside the pre-tensioner will
release some of the pressure on the
affected seat belt.
✽ NOTICE
The pre-tensioner will activate not only
in a frontal collision but also in a side
collision or rollover, if the vehicle is
equipped with a side or curtain air bag.
WARNING
For your safety, be sure that the
belt webbing is not loose or twisted
and always sit properly on your
seat.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
8KMB3311/Q
The seat belt pre-tensioner system consists mainly of the following components.
Their locations are shown in the illustration:
1. SRS air bag warning light
2. Retractor pre-tensioner assembly
3. Front anchor pre-tensioner
4. SRS control module
To obtain maximum benefit from a
pre-tensioner seat belt:
1. The seat belt must be worn correctly and adjusted to the proper
position. Please read and follow
all of the important information
and precautions about your vehicle’s occupant safety features –
including seat belts and air bags –
that are provided in this manual.
2. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts properly.
✽ NOTICE
• Both the driver's and front passenger's pre-tensioner seat belts may be
activated in certain collisions.
The pre-tensioners will not be activated if the seat belts are not being worn
at the time of the collision.
• When the pre-tensioner seat belts are
activated, a loud noise may be heard
and fine dust, which may appear to be
smoke, may be visible in the passenger
compartment. These are normal operating conditions and are not hazardous.
• Although it is non-toxic, the fine dust
may cause skin irritation and should
not be breathed for prolonged periods. Wash all exposed skin areas thoroughly after an accident in which the
pre-tensioner seat belts were activated.
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✽ NOTICE
Because the sensor that activates the
SRS air bag is connected with the pretensioner seat belt, the SRS air bag
warning light ( ) on the instrument
panel will illuminate for approximately
6 seconds after the ignition switch has
been turned to the ON position, and
then it should turn off.
CAUTION
If the pre-tensioner seat belt is not
working properly, this warning light
will illuminate even if there is no
malfunction of the SRS air bag. If
the SRS air bag warning light does
not illuminate when the ignition
switch is turned ON, or if it remains
illuminated after illuminating for
approximately 6 seconds, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, please have an
authorized Kia dealer inspect the
pre-tensioner seat belt and SRS air
bag system as soon as possible.
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WARNING
• Pre-tensioners are designed to
operate only one time. After activation, pre-tensioner seat belts
must be replaced. All seat belts,
of any type, should always be
replaced after they have been
worn during a collision.
• The pre-tensioner seat belt
assembly mechanisms become
hot during activation. Do not
touch the pre-tensioner seat belt
assemblies for several minutes
after they have been activated.
• Do not attempt to inspect or
replace the pre-tensioner seat
belts yourself. This must be done
by an authorized Kia dealer.
• Do not strike the pre-tensioner
seat belt assemblies.
• Do not attempt to service or
repair the pre-tensioner seat belt
system in any manner.
• Do not put anything near the
buckle. Placing objects near the
buckle can adversely affect the
buckle pretensioner and may
increase the risk of personal
injury in the event of a collision.
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• Improper handling of the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies, and
failure to heed the warnings not
to strike, modify, inspect, replace,
service or repair the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies may lead
to improper operation or inadvertent activation and serious injury.
• Always wear the seat belts when
driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
• If the vehicle or pre-tensioner
seat belt must be discarded, contact an authorized Kia dealer.
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C020306AUN-EU
Seat belt precautions
Infant or small child
You should be aware of the specific
requirements in your country. Child
and/or infant seats must be properly
placed and installed in the rear seat. For
more information about the use of these
restraints, refer to “Child restraint system” in this section.
WARNING
All occupants of the vehicle must
wear their seat belts at all times.
Seat belts and child restraints
reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injuries for all occupants in the
event of a collision or sudden stop.
Without a seat belt, occupants
could be shifted too close to a
deploying air bag, strike the interior
structure or be thrown from the
vehicle. Properly worn seat belts
greatly reduce these hazards.
Even with advanced air bags,
unbelted occupants can be severely injured by a deploying air bag.
Always follow the precautions
about seat belts, air bags and occupant seating contained in this manual.
WARNING
Every person in your vehicle needs
to be properly restrained at all
times, including infants and children. Never hold a child in your
arms or lap when riding in a vehicle. The violent forces created during a crash will tear the child from
your arms and throw the child
against the interior. Always use a
child restraint appropriate for your
child's height and weight.
✽ NOTICE
Small children are best protected from
injury in an accident when properly
restrained in the rear seat by a child
restraint system that meets the requirements of the Safety Standards of your
country. Before buying any child
restraint system, make sure that it has a
label certifying that it meets the Safety
Standard of your country. The restraint
must be appropriate for your child's
height and weight. Check the label on
the child restraint for this information.
Refer to “Child restraint system” in this
section.
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C020301AHM
Larger children
Children who are too large for child
restraint systems should always occupy
the rear seat and use the available
lap/shoulder belts. The lap portion should
be fastened and snugged on the hips
and as low as possible. Check if the belt
fits periodically. A child's squirming could
put the belt out of position. Children are
given the most safety in the event of an
accident when they are restrained by a
proper restraint system in the rear seat. If
a larger child (over age 12) must be seated in the front seat, the child should be
securely restrained by the available
lap/shoulder belt and the seat should be
placed in the rearmost position. Children
age 12 and under should be restrained
securely in the rear seat. NEVER place a
child age 12 and under in the front seat.
NEVER place a rear facing child seat in
the front seat of a vehicle.
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If the shoulder belt portion slightly touches the child’s neck or face, try placing the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. If
the shoulder belt still touches their face
or neck they need to be returned to a
child restraint system.
C020302AKM
Restraint of pregnant women
Pregnant women should wear lap/shoulder belt assemblies whenever possible
according to specific recommendations
by their doctors. The lap portion of the
belt should be worn AS SECURELY AND
LOW AS POSSIBLE.
WARNING - Shoulder belts
on small children
• Never allow a shoulder belt to be
in contact with a child’s neck or
face while the vehicle is in
motion.
• If seat belts are not properly worn
and adjusted on children, there is
a risk of death or serious injury.
WARNING - Pregnant
women
Pregnant women must never place
the lap portion of the safety belt
over the area of the abdomen
where the fetus is located or above
the abdomen where the belt could
crush the fetus during an impact.
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C020303AUN
Injured person
A seat belt should be used when an
injured person is being transported.
When this is necessary, you should consult a physician for recommendations.
C020304AUN
One person per belt
Two people (including children) should
never attempt to use a single seat belt.
This could increase the severity of
injuries in case of an accident.
C020305AAM
Do not lie down
To reduce the chance of injuries in the
event of an accident and to achieve maximum effectiveness of the restraint system, all passengers should be sitting up
and the front and rear seats should be in
an upright position when the vehicle is
moving. A seat belt cannot provide proper protection if the person is lying down in
the rear seat or if the front and rear seats
are in a reclined position.
C020400AEN
WARNING
Riding with a reclined seatback
increases your chance of serious
or fatal injuries in the event of a collision or sudden stop. The protection of your restraint system (seat
belts and air bags) is greatly
reduced by reclining your seat.
Seat belts must be secured against
your hips and chest to work properly. The more the seatback is
reclined, the greater the chance an
occupant's hips will slide under the
lap belt causing serious internal
injuries. Also, the shoulder belt
may strike the occupant's neck.
Drivers and passengers should
always sit well back in their seats,
properly belted, and with the seatbacks upright.
Care of seat belts
Seat belt systems should never be disassembled or modified. In addition, care
should be taken to assure that seat belts
and belt hardware are not damaged by
seat hinges, doors or other abuse.
WARNING
When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after the rear
seatback has been folded down, be
careful not to damage the seat belt
webbing or buckle. Be sure that the
webbing or buckle does not get
caught or pinched in the rear seat.
A seat belt with damaged webbing
or buckle could possibly fail during
a collision or sudden stop, resulting in serious injury. If the webbing
or buckles are damaged, get them
replaced immediately.
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C020401AEN
C020403ASA
Periodic inspection
All seat belts should be inspected periodically for wear or damage of any kind.
Any damaged parts should be replaced
as soon as possible.
When to replace seat belts
The entire in-use seat belt assembly or
assemblies should be replaced if the
vehicle has been involved in an accident.
This should be done even if no damage
is visible. Additional questions concerning seat belt operation should be directed
to an authorized Kia dealer.
C020402AUN
Keep belts clean and dry
Seat belts should be kept clean and dry.
If belts become dirty, they can be
cleaned by using a mild soap solution
and warm water. Bleach, dye, strong
detergents or abrasives should not be
used because they may damage and
weaken the fabric.
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CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
C030000AHM-EU
Children riding in the car should sit in the
rear seat and must always be properly
restrained to minimize the risk of injury in
an accident, sudden stop or sudden
maneuver. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seats than in the
front seat. Larger children not in a child
restraint should use one of the seat belts
provided.
You should be aware of the specific
requirements in your country. Child and/or
infant safety seats must be properly
placed and installed in the rear seat. You
must use a commercially available child
restraint system that meets the requirements of the safety standards of your
country.
Child restraint systems are designed to be
secured in vehicle seats by seat belt, or by
a tether anchor and/or LATCH anchors (if
equipped).
Children could be injured or killed in a
crash if their restraints are not properly
secured. For small children and babies, a
child seat or infant seat must be used.
Before buying a particular child restraint
system, make sure it fits your car seat
and seat belts, and fits your child.
Follow all the instructions provided by the
manufacturer when installing the child
restraint system.
WARNING
• A child restraint system must be
placed in the rear seat. Never
install a child or infant seat on the
front passenger's seat. Should an
accident occur and cause the
passenger-side air bag to deploy,
it could severely injure or kill an
infant or child seated in an infant
or child seat. Thus only use a
child restraint in the rear seat of
your vehicle.
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• A seat belt or child restraint system can become very hot if it is
left in a closed vehicle on a sunny
day, even if the outside temperature does not feel hot. Be sure to
check the seat cover and buckles
before placing a child there.
• When the child restraint system
is not in use, store it in the cargo
area or fasten it with a seat belt
so that it will not be thrown forward in case of a sudden stop or
an accident.
• Children may be seriously injured
or killed by an inflating air bag.
All children, even those too large
for child restraints, must ride in
the rear seat.
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WARNING
To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries:
• Children of all ages are safer
when restrained in the rear seat.
A child riding in the front passenger seat can be forcefully struck
by an inflating air bag resulting in
serious or fatal injuries.
• Always follow the child restraint
system manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use of
the child restraint.
• Always make sure the child seat
is secured properly in the car and
your child is securely restrained
in the child seat.
• Never hold a child in your arms or
lap when riding in a vehicle. The
violent forces created during a
crash will tear the child from your
arms and throw the child against
the car’s interior.
• Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash,
the belt could press deep into the
child causing serious internal
injuries.
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• Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle – not even for a short
time. The car can heat up very
quickly, resulting in serious
injuries to children inside. Even
very young children may inadvertently cause the vehicle to move,
entangle themselves in the windows, or lock themselves or others inside the vehicle.
• Never allow two children, or any
two persons, to use the same
seat belt.
• Children often squirm and reposition themselves improperly.
Never let a child ride with the
shoulder belt under their arm or
behind their back. Always properly position and secure children in
the rear seat.
• Never allow a child to stand-up or
kneel on the seat or floor of a
moving vehicle. During a collision or sudden stop, the child
can be violently thrown against
the vehicle’s interior, resulting in
serious injury.
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• Never use an infant carrier or a
child safety seat that "hooks"
over a seatback, it may not provide adequate security in an accident.
• Seat belts can become very hot,
especially when the car is parked
in direct sunlight. Always check
the seat belt buckles before fastening them over a child.
• After an accident, have an authorized Kia dealer check the child
restraint system, seat belt, tether
anchor and lower anchor.
• If there is not enough space to
place the child restraint system
because of the driver's seat,
install the child restraint system
in the rear right seat.
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For safety reasons, we recommend that
the child restraint system be used in the
rear seats.
Rearward-facing child restraint system
WARNING
CRS09
Never place a rear-facing child
restraint in the front passenger
seat, because of the danger an
inflating passenger-side air bag
could impact the rear-facing child
restraint and kill the child.
Forward-facing child restraint system
Since all passenger seat belts move
freely under normal conditions and only
lock under extreme or emergency conditions (emergency lock mode), you must
manually change these seat belts to the
auto lock mode to secure a child
restraint.
OUN026150
WARNING - Child seat
installation
• A child can be seriously injured
or killed in a collision if the child
restraint is not properly anchored
to the car and the child is not
properly restrained in the child
restraint. Before installing the
child restraint system, read the
instructions supplied by the child
restraint system manufacturer.
• If the seat belt does not operate
as described in this section, have
the system checked immediately
by your authorized Kia dealer.
• Failure to observe this manual's
instructions regarding child
restraint systems and the
instructions provided with the
child restraint system could
increase the chance and/or
severity of injury in an accident.
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Using a child restraint system
For small children and babies, the use of
a child seat or infant seat is required. The
child seat or infant seat should be of
appropriate size for the child and should
be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
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E2MS103005
C030102AAM-EU
Placing a passenger seat belt into
the auto lock mode
The auto lock mode will help prevent the
normal movement of the child in the vehicle from causing the seat belt to loosen
and compromise the child restraint system. To secure a child restraint system,
use the following procedure.
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OEN036101
OEN036102
To install a child restraint system on the
outboard or center rear seats, do the following:
1. Place the child restraint system in the
seat and route the lap/shoulder belt
around or through the restraint, following the restraint manufacturer’s
instructions. Be sure the seat belt webbing is not twisted.
2. Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch into
the buckle. Listen for the distinct “click”
sound.
Position the release button so that it is
easy to access in case of an emergency.
3. Pull the shoulder portion of the seat
belt all the way out. When the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is fully extended, it will shift the retractor to the “Auto
Lock” (child restraint) mode.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Auto lock
mode
OEN036103
OEN036104
4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of
the seat belt to retract and listen for an
audible “clicking” or “ratcheting” sound.
This indicates that the retractor is in
the “Auto Lock” mode. If no distinct
sound is heard, repeat steps 3 and 4.
5. Remove as much slack from the belt
as possible by pushing down on the
child restraint system while feeding the
shoulder belt back into the retractor.
6. Push and pull on the child restraint
system to confirm that the seat belt is
holding it firmly in place. If it is not,
release the seat belt and repeat steps
2 through 6.
7. Double check that the retractor is in
the “Auto Lock” mode by attempting to
pull more of the seat belt out of the
retractor. If you cannot, the retractor is
in the “Auto Lock” mode.
To remove the child restraint, press the
release button on the buckle and then
pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the
restraint and allow the seat belt to retract
fully.
The lap/shoulder belt automatically
returns to the “emergency lock
mode” whenever the belt is allowed
to retract fully. Therefore, the preceding seven steps must be followed each time a child restraint is
installed.
If the retractor is not in the
Automatic Locking mode, the child
restraint can move when your vehicle turns or stops suddenly. A child
can be seriously injured or killed if
the child restraint is not properly
anchored to the car, including setting the retractor to the Automatic
Locking mode.
When the seat belt is allowed to
retract to its fully stowed position, the
retractor will automatically switch
from the “Auto Lock” mode to the
emergency lock mode for normal
adult usage.
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WARNING
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a collision if the child
restraint is not properly anchored
to the car and the child is not properly restrained in the child restraint.
Always follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
OSL030025N
C030103AEN
Securing a child restraint seat with
tether anchor system
Child restraint hook holders are located
on the back of the rear seatbacks.
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OXM039034N
1. Route the child restraint seat strap
over the seatback.
For vehicles with adjustable headrests, route the tether strap under the
headrest and between the headrest
posts, otherwise route the tether strap
over the top of the seatback.
2. Connect the tether strap hook to the
appropriate child restraint hook holder
and tighten to secure the child restraint
seat.
WARNING - Tether strap
Never mount more than one child
restraint to a single tether or to a
single lower anchorage point. The
increased load caused by multiple
seats may cause the tethers or
anchorage points to break, causing
serious injury or death.
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WARNING - Child restraint
check
Check that the child restraint system is secure by pushing and
pulling it in different directions.
Incorrectly fitted child restraints
may swing, twist, tip or separate
causing death or serious injury.
Lower Anchor
Position Indicator
Lower Anchor
WARNING - Child restraint
anchorage
• Child restraint anchorages are
designed to withstand only those
loads imposed by correctly fitted
child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for
adult seat belts or harnesses or
for attaching other items or
equipment to the vehicle.
• The tether strap may not work
properly if attached somewhere
other than the correct tether
anchor.
OLM039035
C030104AHM-EU
Securing a child restraint seat with
child seat lower anchor system
Some child seat manufacturers make
child restraint seats that are labeled as
LATCH or LATCH-compatible child
restraint seats. LATCH stands for "Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children". These
seats include two rigid or webbing
mounted attachments that connect to
two LATCH anchors at specific seating
positions in your vehicle. This type of
child restraint seat eliminates the need to
use seat belts to attach the child seat in
the rear seats.
OSL030027
Child restraint symbols are located on
the left and right rear seat backs to indicate the position of the lower anchors for
child restraints.
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Also, test the child restraint seat before
you place the child in it. Tilt the seat from
side to side. Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see if the anchors hold
the seat in place.
WARNING
• When using the vehicle's
"LATCH" system to install a child
restraint system in the rear seat,
all unused vehicle rear seat belt
metal latch plates or tabs must be
latched securely in their seat belt
buckles and the seat belt webbing must be retracted behind
the child restraint to prevent the
child from reaching and taking
hold of unretracted seat belts.
Unlatched metal latch plates or
tabs may allow the child to reach
the unretracted seat belts which
may result in strangulation and a
serious injury or death to the
child in the child restraint.
• Do not place anything around the
lower anchors. Also make sure
that the seat belt is not caught in
the lower anchors.
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CAUTION
Do not allow the rear seat belt webbing to get scratched or pinched by
the child-seat latch and LATCH
anchor during the installation.
OSL030027
LATCH anchors have been provided in
your vehicle. The LATCH anchors are
located in the left and right outboard rear
seating positions. Their locations are
shown in the illustration. There is no
LATCH anchor provided for the center
rear seating position.
The LATCH anchors are located between
the seatback and the seat cushion of the
rear seat left and right outboard seating
positions.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions to properly install child
restraint seats with LATCH or LATCHcompatible attachments.
Once you have installed the LATCH child
restraint, assure that the seat is properly
attached to the LATCH and tether
anchors.
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WARNING
If the child restraint is not anchored
properly, the risk of a child being
seriously injured or killed in a collision greatly increases.
WARNING - LATCH lower
anchors
LATCH lower anchors are only to
be used with the left and right rear
outboard seating positions. Never
attempt to attach a LATCH
equipped seat in the center seating
position. You may damage the
anchors or the anchors may fail
and break in a collision.
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AIR BAG - ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
C040000AUN-C1
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Driver’s front air bag
Passenger’s front air bag
Side impact air bag
Curtain air bag
WARNING
Even in vehicles with air bags, you
and your passengers must always
wear the safety belts provided in
order to minimize the risk and
severity of injury in the event of a
collision or rollover.
* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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How does the air bag system
operate
• Air bags are activated (able to inflate if
necessary) only when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON or START
position.
• Air bags inflate instantly in the event of
a serious frontal collision or side collision in order to help protect the occupants from serious physical injury.
Also, the side and/or curtain air bags
inflate instantly in the event of a
rollover in order to help protect the
occupants from serious physical injury.
• There is no single speed at which the
air bags will inflate.
Generally, air bags are designed to
inflate based upon the severity of a collision and its direction. These two factors determine whether the sensors
produce an electronic deployment/
inflation signal.
• Air bag deployment depends on a
number of factors including vehicle
speed, angles of impact and the density and stiffness of the vehicles or
objects which your vehicle hits in the
collision. The determining factors are
not limited to those mentioned above.
• The front air bags will completely
inflate and deflate in an instant.
It is virtually impossible for you to see
the air bags inflate during an accident.
It is much more likely that you will simply see the deflated air bags hanging
out of their storage compartments after
the collision.
• In order to help provide protection in a
severe collision, the air bags must
inflate rapidly. The speed of the air bag
inflation is a consequence of extremely
short time in which a collision occurs
and the need to inflate the air bag
between the occupant and the vehicle
structures before the occupant impacts
those structures. This speed of inflation
reduces the risk of serious or lifethreatening injuries in a severe collision
and is thus a necessary part of the air
bag design.
However, air bag inflation can also
cause injuries which can include facial
abrasions, bruises and broken bones
because the inflation speed also causes the air bags to expand with a great
deal of force.
• There are even circumstances
under which contact with the steering wheel or passenger air bag can
cause fatal injuries, especially if the
occupant is positioned excessively
close to the steering wheel or passenger air bag.
WARNING
• To avoid severe personal injury
or death caused by deploying air
bags in a collision, the driver
should sit as far back from the
steering wheel air bag as possible (at least 250 mm (10 inches)
away). The front passengers
should always move their seats
as far back as possible and sit
back in their seat.
• Air bags inflate instantly in the
event of a collision, and passengers may be injured by the air bag
expansion force if they are not in
a proper position.
• Air bag inflation may cause
injuries including facial or bodily
abrasions, injuries from broken
glasses or burns.
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Noise and smoke
When the air bags inflate, they make a
loud noise and they leave smoke and
powder in the air inside of the vehicle.
This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air
bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing due to the contact of
your chest with both the seat belt and the
air bag, as well as from breathing the
smoke and powder. Open your doors
and/or windows as soon as possible
after impact in order to reduce discomfort and prevent prolonged exposure to the smoke and powder.
Though smoke and powder are nontoxic, it may cause irritation to the skin
(eyes, nose and throat, etc). If this is the
case, wash and rinse with cold water
immediately and consult a doctor if the
symptom persists.
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WARNING
When the air bags deploy, the air
bag related parts in the steering
wheel and/or instrument panel
and/or in both sides of the roof rails
above the front and rear doors are
very hot. To prevent injury, do not
touch the air bag storage area’s
internal components immediately
after an air bag has inflated.
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Do not install a child restraint on the
front passenger’s seat.
Never place a rear-facing child restraint
in the front passenger’s seat. If the air
bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or
fatal injury.
In addition, do not place front-facing child
restraints in the front passenger’s seat
either. If the front passenger air bag
inflates, it could cause serious or fatal
injuries to the child.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Extreme Hazard! Do not use a
rearward facing child restraint on
a seat protected by an air bag in
front of it!
• Never put a child restraint in the
front passenger’s seat. If the front
passenger air bag inflates, it
would cause serious or fatal
injuries.
• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats of vehicle
equipped with side and/or curtain
air bags, be sure to install the
child restraint system as far away
from the door side as possible,
and securely lock the child
restraint system in position.
Inflation of side and/or curtain air
bags could cause serious injury
or death to an infant or child.
W7-147
When the ignition switch is turned ON,
the warning light should illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds, then go off.
Have the system checked if:
• The light does not turn on briefly when
you turn the ignition ON.
• The light stays on after illuminating for
approximately 6 seconds.
• The light comes on while the vehicle is
in motion.
• The light blinks when the ignition
switch is in ON position.
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Air bag warning light
The purpose of the air bag warning light
in your instrument panel is to alert you of
a potential problem with your air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
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Safety features of your vehicle
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SRS components and functions
The SRS consists of the following components:
1. Driver's front air bag module
2. Passenger's front air bag module
3. Side impact air bag modules
4. Curtain air bag modules
5. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies
6. Air bag warning light
7. SRS control module (SRSCM)/
Rollover sensor
8. Front impact sensors
9. Side impact sensors
10. PASSENGER AIR BAG “ OFF ” indicator (Front passenger’s seat only)
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11. Occupant detection system (Front
passenger’s seat only)
12. Driver’s and front passenger’s seat
belt buckle sensors
13. Front anchor pre-tensioner
The SRSCM continually monitors all
SRS components while the ignition
switch is ON to determine if a crash
impact is severe enough to require air
bag deployment or pre-tensioner seat
belt deployment.
The SRS air bag warning light on the
instrument panel will illuminate for about
6 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, after which the
SRS air bag warning light should go out.
WARNING
If any of the following conditions
occurs, this indicates a malfunction
of the SRS. Have an authorized Kia
dealer inspect the air bag system
as soon as possible.
• The light does not turn on briefly
when you turn the ignition ON.
• The light stays on after illuminating for approximately 6 seconds.
• The light comes on while the
vehicle is in motion.
• The light blinks when the ignition
switch is in ON position.
Driver’s front air bag (1)
B240B01L
The front air bag modules are located
both in the center of the steering wheel
and in the front passenger's panel above
the glove box. When the SRSCM detects
a sufficiently severe impact to the front of
the vehicle, it will automatically deploy
the front air bags.
Safety features of your vehicle
Driver’s front air bag (2)
Driver’s front air bag (3)
Passenger’s front air bag
B240B02L
B240B03L
Upon deployment, tear seams molded
directly into the pad covers will separate
under pressure from the expansion of the
air bags. Further opening of the covers
then allows full inflation of the air bags.
A fully inflated air bag, in combination
with a properly worn seat belt, slows the
driver's or the passenger's forward
motion, reducing the risk of head and
chest injury.
After complete inflation, the air bag
immediately starts deflating, enabling the
driver to maintain forward visibility and
the ability to steer or operate other controls.
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WARNING
• Do not install or place any accessories (drink holder, cassette
holder, sticker, etc.) on the front
passenger's panel above the
glove box in a vehicle with a passenger's air bag. Such objects
may become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the passenger's air bag inflates.
• When installing a container of liquid air freshener inside the vehicle, do not place it near the
instrument cluster nor on the
instrument panel surface.
It may become a dangerous projectile and cause injury if the passenger's air bag inflates.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• If an air bag deploys, there may
be a loud noise followed by a fine
dust released in the vehicle.
These conditions are normal and
are non-toxic - the air bags are
packed in this fine powder. The
dust generated during air bag
deployment may cause skin or
eye irritation as well as aggravate
asthma for some persons.
Always wash all exposed skin
areas thoroughly with lukewarm
water and a mild soap after an
accident in which the air bags
were deployed.
• The SRS can function only when
the ignition switch is in the ON
position. If the SRS air bag warning light does not illuminate, or
continuously remains on after
illuminating for about 6 seconds
when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position, or after the
engine is started, comes on while
driving, the SRS is not working
properly. If this occurs, have your
vehicle immediately inspected by
an authorized Kia dealer.
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• Before you replace a fuse or disconnect a battery terminal, turn
the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and remove the ignition
switch. Never remove or replace
the air bag related fuse(s) when
the ignition switch is in the ON
position. Failure to heed this
warning will cause the SRS air
bag warning light to illuminate.
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C040300AAM
Occupant Detection System
(ODS)
Your vehicle is equipped with an occupant detection system in the front passenger's seat.
The occupant detection system is
designed to detect the presence of a
properly-seated front passenger and
determine if the passenger's front air bag
should be enabled (may inflate) or not.
The driver's front air bag is not affected
or controlled by the occupant detection
system.
WARNING
Do not put anything in front of the
passenger air bag
indicator.
Safety features of your vehicle
Main components of the occupant
detection system
• A detection device located within the
front passenger seat cushion.
• An electronic system which determines whether the passenger air bag
systems should be activated or deactivated.
• A indicator light located on the instrument panel which illuminates the
words PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicating the front passenger air bag
system is deactivated.
• The instrument panel air bag warning
light is interconnected with the occupant detection system.
If the front passenger seat is occupied by
a person that the system determines to
be of appropriate size, and he/she sits
properly (sitting upright with the seatback
in an upright position, centered on the
seat cushion with their seat belt on, legs
comfortably extended and their feet on
the floor), the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator will turn off and the front
passenger's air bag will be able to inflate,
if necessary, in frontal crashes.
You will find the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator on the center facia panel.
This system detects the conditions 1~4
in the following table and activates or
deactivates the front passenger air bag
based on these conditions.
Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained
properly (sitting upright with the seat in
an upright position, centered on the seat
cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably extended, feet on the floor, and
wearing the safety belt properly) for the
most effective protection by the air bag
and the safety belt.
• The ODS (Occupant Detection System)
may not function properly if the passenger takes actions which can defeat the
detection system. These include:
(1) Failing to sit in an upright position.
(2) Leaning against the door or center
console.
(3) Sitting towards the sides or the front
of the seat.
(4) Putting legs on the dashboard or resting them on other locations which
reduce the passenger weight on the
front seat.
(5) Improperly wearing the safety belt.
(6) Reclining the seat back.
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Safety features of your vehicle
C040301AMG
Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant detection system
Condition detected by the
occupant detection
system
1. Adult *1
Indicator/Warning light
Devices
"PASSENGER AIR
BAG OFF" indicator
light
SRS warning light
Front passenger
air bag
Off
Off
Activated
On
Off
Deactivated
On
Off
Deactivated
Off
On
Activated
2. Infant *2 or child
restraint system with
12 months old *3
3. Unoccupied
4. Malfunction in the
system
*1) The system judges a person of adult. When a smaller adult sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as a child depending on his/her
physique and posture.
*2) Do not allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. When a larger child who
has outgrown a child restraint system sits in the front passenger seat, the system
may recognize him/her as an adult depending on his/her physique or posture.
*3) Never install a child restraint system on the front passenger seat.
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WARNING
Riding in an improper position or
placing weight on the front passenger's seat when it is unoccupied by
a passenger adversely affects the
Occupant Detection System (ODS).
Your ODS is designed to resist
electronic waves, but do not place
an electronic device such as laptop
computer on or near the seat cushion since it may defeat the proper
functioning of the ODS.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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- Never put a heavy load or an
active electronic device on the
front passenger seat or seatback
pocket.
- Never sit with hips shifted
towards the front of the seat.
- Never place feet on the dashboard.
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- Never place feet on the front passenger seatback.
- Never excessively recline the
front passenger seatback.
- Never lean on the door or center
console.
- Never sit on one side of the front
passenger seat.
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Safety features of your vehicle
If the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator is still on, ask the passenger to
move to the rear seat.
Proper position
WARNING
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When an adult is seated in the front passenger seat, if the PASSENGER AIR
BAG “OFF” indicator is on, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and ask
the passenger to sit properly (sitting
upright with the seat back in an upright
position, centered on the seat cushion
with their seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the floor).
Restart the engine and have the person
remain in that position. This will allow the
system to detect the person and to
enable the passenger air bag.
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Do not allow an adult passenger to
ride in the front seat when the
“PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator is illuminated because the air
bag will not deploy in the event of a
crash. If the "PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF" indicator remains illuminated
after the adult passenger repositions themselves properly and the
car is restarted, have the passenger
move to the rear seat because the
passenger's front air bag will not
deploy.
The "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF"
indicator will not change according
to the occupants posture after the
vehicle has been running for 30
seconds.
Front seat passengers must stay
properly seated to avoid serious
injury from a deploying air bag.
✽ NOTICE
The PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position or after the engine is
started. If the front passenger seat is
occupied, the occupant detection sensor
will then classify the front passenger
after several more seconds.
WARNING
Do not put a heavy load or an active
electronic device (ex. laptop computer, navigation, etc.) in the front
passenger seatback pocket or on
the front passenger seat. Do not
hang onto the front passenger seat.
Do not hang any items such as
seatback table on the front passenger seatback. Do not place feet on
the front passenger seatback. Do
not place any items under the front
passenger seat. Any of these could
interfere with proper sensor operation.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant
detection system, never install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger's seat. A deploying air
bag can forcefully strike a child
resulting in serious injuries or
death. Any child age 12 and
under should ride in the rear seat.
Children too large for child
restraints should use the available lap/shoulder belts. No matter
what type of crash, children of all
ages are safer when restrained in
the rear seat.
• If the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator is illuminated
when the front passenger's seat
is occupied by an adult and
he/she sits properly (sitting
upright with the seatback in an
upright position, centered on the
seat cushion with their seat belt
on, legs comfortably extended
and their feet on the floor), have
that person sit in the rear seat.
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• If the front passenger seat is
occupied by a child who is not in
a CRS, the "PASSENGER AIR
BAG OFF" indicator may or may
not be on and the passenger
airbag may or may not deploy in a
collision. Have the child move to
a rear seat to increase their safety.
• Do not modify or replace the driver or front passenger seat. Don't
place anything on or attach anything such as a blanket or seat
heater to the driver or front passenger seat. This can adversely
affect the occupant detection
system.
• Do not place sharp objects on the
front passenger seat. These may
damage the occupant detection
system, if they puncture the seat
cushion.
• Do not use accessory seat covers on the front seats.
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• Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are
restrained in the rear, as opposed
to the front seat. It is recommended that child restraints be secured
in a rear seat, including an infant
riding in a rear-facing infant seat,
a child riding in a forward-facing
child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.
• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized Kia dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• The occupant detection system
may not work properly if water,
coffee or any other liquid including rain gets on the seat. Keep
the front seat dry at all times.
• Do not place an electronic device
such as a laptop computer on the
front passenger seat. Its electronic field may cause the ODS to
switch to the "on" condition and
thus allow the passenger airbag
to deploy needlessly in a collision, increasing your repair
costs.
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Safety features of your vehicle
The indication of the system's presence
are the letters "AIR BAG" embossed on
the air bag pad cover on the steering
wheel and the passenger's side front
panel pad above the glove box.
Driver’s front air bag
WARNING
If the occupant detection system is
not working properly, the SRS air
bag warning light
on the instrument panel will illuminate because
the passenger's front air bag is
connected with the occupant
detection system. If there is a malfunction of the occupant detection
system, the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator will not illuminate
and the passenger's front air bag
will inflate in frontal impact crashes
even if there is no occupant in the
front passenger's seat. If the SRS
air bag warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, remains
illuminated after approximately 6
seconds when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, have an authorized
Kia dealer inspect the occupant
detection system and the SRS air
bag system as soon as possible.
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Passenger’s front air bag
OSL030038
C040400AAM-EU
Driver's and passenger's front air
bag
Your vehicle is equipped with an
Advanced Supplemental Restraint (Air
Bag) System and lap/shoulder belts at
both the driver and passenger seating
position.
The SRS consists of air bags installed
under the pad covers in the center of the
steering wheel and the passenger's side
front panel above the glove box.
The purpose of the SRS is to provide the
vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that
offered by the seat belt system alone in
case of a frontal impact of sufficient
severity. The SRS uses sensors to gather information about the driver's and front
passenger's seat belt usage and impact
severity.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
If the occupant detection system is
not working properly, the SRS air
bag warning light
on the instrument panel will illuminate because
the SRS air bag warning light is
connected with the occupant
detection system. If the SRS air bag
warning light does not illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position, remains illuminated after approximately 6 seconds when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, have an authorized
Kia dealer inspect the advanced
SRS air bag system as soon as
possible.
The seat belt buckle sensors determine if
the driver and front passenger's seat
belts are fastened.
These sensors provide the ability to control the SRS deployment based on
whether or not the seat belts are fastened, and how severe the impact is.
The advanced SRS offers the ability to
control the air bag inflation with two levels. A first stage level is provided for moderate-severity impacts. A second stage
level is provided for more severe impacts.
The passenger’s front air bag is designed
to help reduce the injury of children sitting close to the instrument panel in low
speed collisions. However, children are
safer if they are restrained in the rear
seat.
According to the impact severity and seat
belt usage, the SRSCM (SRS Control
Module) controls the air bag inflation.
Failure to properly wear seat belts can
increase the risk or severity of injury in
an accident.
Additionally, your vehicle is equipped
with an occupant detection system in the
front passenger's seat. The occupant
detection system detects the presence of
a passenger in the front passenger's seat
and will turn off the front passenger's air
bag under certain conditions. For more
detail, see "Occupant detection system"
in this section.
WARNING
• Modification to the seat structure
can cause the air bag to deploy at
a different level than should be
provided.
• Do not place any objects underneath the front seats as they
could damage or interfere with
the occupant detection system.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
Manufacturers are required by government regulations to provide a
contact point concerning modifications to the vehicle for persons with
disabilities, which modifications
may affect the vehicle’s advanced
air bag system. However, Kia does
not endorse nor will it support any
changes to any part or structure of
the vehicle that could affect the
advanced air bag system, including
the occupant detection system.
Specifically, the front passenger
seat, dashboard or door should not
be replaced except by an authorized Kia dealer using original Kia
parts designed for this vehicle and
model. Any other such replacement
or modification could adversely
affect the operation of the occupant
detection
system
and
your
advanced air bags. For the same
reason, do not attach anything to
the seat, dashboard or door, even
temporarily. If the system is
adversely affected, it could cause
severe personal injuries or death in
a collision.
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✽ NOTICE
• Be sure to read information about the
SRS on the labels provided on the sunvisor.
• Advanced air bags are combined with
pre-tensioner seat belts to help provide enhanced occupant protection in
frontal crashes. Front air bags are not
intended to deploy in all frontal collisions in which sufficient protection
can be provided by the pre-tensioner
seat belt.
WARNING
Always use seat belts and child
restraints – every trip, every time,
everyone! Air bags inflate with considerable force and in the blink of
an eye. Seat belts help keep occupants in proper position to obtain
maximum benefit from the air bag.
Even with advanced air bags,
improperly and unbelted occupants
can be severely injured when the
air bag inflates. Always follow the
precautions about seat belts, air
bags and occupant safety contained in this manual.
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To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries and receive the maximum safety benefit from your
restraint system:
• Never place a child in any child or
booster seat in the front seat.
• ABC – Always Buckle Children in
the back seat. It is the safest
place for children of any age to
ride.
• Front and side air bags can injure
occupants improperly positioned
in the front seats.
• Move your seat as far back as
practical from the front air bags,
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle.
• You and your passengers should
never sit or lean unnecessarily
close to the air bags. Improperly
positioned drivers and passengers can be severely injured by
inflating air bags.
• Never lean against the door or
center console – always sit in an
upright position.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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• Do not allow a passenger to ride
in the front seat when the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator is illuminated, because the air
bag will not deploy in the event of
a moderate or severe frontal
crash.
• No objects should be placed over
or near the air bag modules on
the steering wheel, instrument
panel or the front passenger's
panel above the glove box,
because any such object could
cause harm if the vehicle is in a
crash severe enough to cause
the air bags to deploy.
• Never place covers, blankets or
aftermarket seat warmers on the
driver or front passenger seats
as these may interfere with the
occupant detection system.
• Do not tamper with or disconnect
SRS wiring or other components
of the SRS system. Doing so
could result in injury, due to accidental deployment of the air bags
or by rendering the SRS inoperative.
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• If the SRS air bag warning light
remains illuminated while the
vehicle is being driven, have an
authorized Kia dealer inspect the
air bag system as soon as possible.
• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized Kia dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• The SRS is designed to deploy
the front air bags only when an
impact is sufficiently severe and
when the impact angle is less
than 30° from the forward longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
Additionally, the air bags will only
deploy once. Seat belts must be
worn at all times.
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• Front air bags are not intended to
deploy in side-impact, rearimpact or rollover crashes. In
addition, front air bags will not
deploy in frontal crashes below
the deployment threshold.
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Rear impact
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Side impact
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Rollover
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Safety features of your vehicle
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• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant
detection system, do not install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger seat position. A child
restraint system must never be
placed in the front seat.The infant
or child could be severely injured
or killed by an air bag deployment
in case of an accident.
• Children age 12 and under must
always be properly restrained in
the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must
be seated in the front seat, he or
she must be properly belted and
the seat should be moved as far
back as possible.
• For maximum safety protection in
all types of crashes, all occupants including the driver should
always wear their seat belts
whether or not an air bag is also
provided at their seating position
to minimize the risk of severe
injury or death in the event of a
crash. Do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the air bag while
the vehicle is in motion.
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• Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious or fatal
injury in a crash. All occupants
should sit upright with the seat
back in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with
their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on
the floor until the vehicle is
parked and the ignition key is
removed or the engine is shut off.
• The SRS air bag system must
deploy very rapidly to provide
protection in a crash. If an occupant is out of position because of
not wearing a seat belt, the air
bag may forcefully contact the
occupant causing serious or fatal
injuries.
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* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ
from the illustration.
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Side impact air bag
Your vehicle is equipped with a side
impact air bag in each front seat.
Safety features of your vehicle
The purpose of the air bag is to provide
the vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than
that offered by the seat belt alone.
• The side impact air bags are designed
to deploy during certain side-impact
collisions, depending on the crash
severity, angle, speed and point of
impact.
• The side impact air bags do not only
deploy on the side of the impact but
also on the opposite side.
• Also, both sides of the side impact air
bags deploy in certain rollover situations.
• The side impact air bags are not
designed to deploy in all side impact or
rollover situations.
WARNING
Do not allow the passengers to lean
their heads or bodies onto doors,
put their arms on the doors, stretch
their arms out of the window, or
place objects between the doors
and passengers when they are
seated on seats equipped with side
and/or curtain air bags.
WARNING
• The side impact air bag is supplemental to the driver's and the
passenger's seat belt systems
and is not a substitute for them.
Therefore your seat belts must be
worn at all times while the vehicle
is in motion. The air bags deploy
only in certain side impact or
rollover
conditions
severe
enough to cause significant
injury to the vehicle occupants.
• For best protection from the side
air bag system and to avoid being
injured by the deploying side air
bag, both front seat occupants
should sit in an upright position
with the seat belt properly fastened. The driver's hands should
be placed on the steering wheel
at the 9:00 and 3:00 positions.
The passenger's arms and hands
should be placed on their laps.
• Do not use any accessory seat
covers.
• Use of seat covers could reduce
or prevent the effectiveness of
the system.
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• Do not install any accessories on
the side or near the side impact
air bag.
• Do not place any objects over the
air bag or between the air bag
and yourself.
• Do not place any objects (an
umbrella, bag, etc.) between the
front door and the front seat.
Such objects may become dangerous projectiles and cause
injury if the supplemental side air
bag inflates.
• To prevent unexpected deployment of the side impact air bag
that may result in personal injury,
avoid impact to the side impact
sensor when the ignition switch
is on.
• If seat or seat cover is damaged,
have the vehicle checked and
repaired by an authorized Kia
dealer. Inform the dealer that your
vehicle is equipped with side
impact air bags and an occupant
detection system.
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They are designed to help protect the
heads of the front seat occupants and
the rear outboard seat occupants in certain side impact collisions.
• The curtain air bags are designed to
deploy during certain side impact collisions, depending on the crash severity,
angle, speed and point of impact.
• The curtain air bags do not only deploy
on the side of the impact but also on
the opposite side.
• Also, both sides of the curtain air bags
deploy in certain rollover situations.
• The curtain air bags are not designed
to deploy in all side impact or rollover
situations.
WARNING
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* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ
from the illustration.
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Curtain air bag
Curtain air bags are located along both
sides of the roof rails above the front and
rear doors.
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• In order for side and curtain air
bags to provide the best protection, front seat occupants and
outboard rear occupants should
sit in an upright position with the
seat belts properly fastened.
Importantly, children should sit in
a proper child restraint system in
the rear seat.
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• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats, they must be
seated in the proper child
restraint system. Make sure to
position the child restraint system as far away from the door
side as possible, and secure the
child restraint system in a locked
position.
• Do not allow the passengers to
lean their heads or bodies
against the doors, put their arms
on the doors, stretch their arms
out of the window or place
objects between the doors and
passengers when they are seated
on seats equipped with side
impact and/or curtain air bags.
• Never try to open or repair any
components of the side and curtain air bag system. This should
only be done by an authorized
Kia dealer.
Failure to follow the above mentioned instructions can result in
injury or death to the vehicle occupants in an accident.
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Why didn’t my air bag go off in a
collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)
There are many types of accidents in
which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection.
These include rear impacts, second or
third collisions in multiple impact
accidents, as well as low speed
impacts. In other words, just because
your vehicle is damaged and even if it
is totally unusable, don’t be surprised
that the air bags did not inflate.
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Air bag collision sensors
(1) SRS control module/
Rollover sensor
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Side impact sensor
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WARNING
• Do not hit or allow any objects to
impact the locations where air
bags or sensors are installed.
This may cause unexpected air
bag deployment, which could
result in serious personal injury
or death.
• If the installation location or
angle of the sensors is altered in
any way, the air bags may deploy
when they should not or they may
not deploy when they should,
causing severe injury or death.
Therefore, do not try to perform
maintenance on or around the air
bag sensors. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized Kia dealer.
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• Problems may arise if the sensor
installation angles are changed
due to the deformation of the
front bumper, front end module,
body or front doors and/or B pillar where side collision sensors
are installed. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized Kia dealer.
• Your vehicle has been designed
to absorb impact and deploy the
air bag(s) in certain collisions.
Installing bumper guards (or side
step or running board) or replacing a bumper (or front door module) with non-genuine parts may
adversely affect your vehicle’s
collision and air bag deployment
performance.
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Air bag inflation conditions
Front air bags
Front air bags are designed to inflate in a
frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front
collision.
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Also, the side impact and curtain air bags
are designed to inflate when a rollover is
detected by a rollover sensor.
Although the front air bags (driver’s and
front passenger’s air bags) are designed
to inflate only in frontal collisions, they
also may inflate in other types of collisions if the front impact sensors detect a
sufficient impact. Side impact and curtain
air bags are designed to inflate only in
side impact collisions or rollovers. But
they may inflate in other type of collisions
or similar rollover situations, including
when the vehicle is tilted such as being
towed if the side impact sensors or
rollover sensor detect a sufficient impact
or rollover.
If the vehicle chassis is impacted by
bumps or objects on unimproved roads,
the air bags may deploy. Drive carefully
on unimproved roads or on surfaces not
designed for vehicle traffic to prevent
unintended air bag deployment.
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Air bag non-inflation conditions
• In certain low-speed collisions the air
bags may not deploy. The air bags are
designed not to deploy in such cases
because they may not provide benefits
beyond the protection of the seat belts
in such collisions.
* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ
from the illustration.
Side impact and/or curtain air bags
Side impact and/or curtain air bags are
designed to inflate when an impact is
detected by side collision sensors
depending on the strength, speed or
angles of impact resulting from a side
impact collision.
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• Air bags are not designed to inflate in
rear collisions, because occupants are
moved backward by the force of the
impact. In this case, inflated air bags
would not be able to provide any additional benefit.
• Front air bags may not inflate in side
impact collisions, because occupants
move to the direction of the collision,
and thus in side impacts, frontal air bag
deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.
However, if equipped with side impact
and curtain air bags, the air bags may
inflate depending on the intensity, vehicle speed and angles of impact.
• In an angled collision, the force of
impact may direct the occupants in a
direction where the air bags would not
be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the sensors may not
deploy any air bags.
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• Just before impact, drivers often brake
heavily. Such heavy braking lowers the
front portion of the vehicle causing it to
“ride” under a vehicle with a higher
ground clearance. Air bags may not
inflate in this "under-ride" situation
because deceleration forces that are
detected by sensors may be significantly reduced by such “under-ride”
collisions.
• Front air bags may not inflate in
rollover accidents because front air
bag deployment would not provide
additional occupant protection.
However, if equipped with side impact
and curtain air bags, the air bags may
inflate in a rollover, when it is detected
by the rollover sensor.
• Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle
collides with objects such as utility
poles or trees, where the point of
impact is concentrated to one area and
the full force of the impact is not delivered to the sensors.
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SRS Care
The SRS is virtually maintenance-free
and so there are no parts you can safely
service by yourself. If the SRS air bag
warning light does not illuminate, or continuously remains on, have your vehicle
immediately inspected by an authorized
Kia dealer.
Any work on the SRS system, such as
removing, installing, repairing, or any
work on the steering wheel, the front
passenger’s panel, front seats and roof
rails must be performed by an authorized
Kia dealer. Improper handling of the SRS
system may result in serious personal
injury.
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WARNING
• Modification to SRS components
or wiring, including the addition
of any kind of badges to the pad
covers or modifications to the
body structure, can adversely
affect SRS performance and lead
to possible injury.
• For cleaning the air bag pad covers, use only a soft, dry cloth or
one which has been moistened
with plain water. Solvents or
cleaners could adversely affect
the air bag covers and proper
deployment of the system.
• No objects should be placed over
or near the air bag modules on the
steering wheel, instrument panel,
and the front passenger's panel
above the glove box, because any
such object could cause harm if the
vehicle is in a crash severe enough
to cause the air bags to inflate.
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• If the air bags inflate, they must
be replaced by an authorized Kia
dealer.
• Do not tamper with or disconnect
SRS wiring, or other components
of the SRS system. Doing so
could result in injury, due to accidental inflation of the air bags or
by rendering the SRS inoperative.
• If components of the air bag system must be discarded, or if the
vehicle must be scrapped, certain
safety precautions must be
observed. An authorized Kia
dealer knows these precautions
and can give you the necessary
information. Failure to follow
these precautions and procedures could increase the risk of
personal injury.
• If your car was flooded and has
soaked carpeting or water on
flooring, you shouldn't try to start
the engine; have the car towed to
an authorized Kia dealer.
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Additional safety precautions
• Never let passengers ride in the
cargo area or on top of a foldeddown back seat. All occupants should
sit upright, fully back in their seats with
their seat belts on and their feet on the
floor.
• Passengers should not move out of
or change seats while the vehicle is
moving. A passenger who is not wearing a seat belt during a crash or emergency stop can be thrown against the
inside of the vehicle, against other
occupants, or out of the vehicle.
• Each seat belt is designed to
restrain one occupant. If more than
one person uses the same seat belt,
they could be seriously injured or killed
in a collision.
• Do not use any accessories on seat
belts. Devices claiming to improve
occupant comfort or reposition the seat
belt can reduce the protection provided
by the seat belt and increase the
chance of serious injury in a crash.
• Passengers should not place hard
or sharp objects between themselves and the air bags. Carrying
hard or sharp objects on your lap or in
your mouth can result in injuries if an
air bag inflates.
• Keep occupants away from the air
bag covers. All occupants should sit
upright, fully back in their seats with
their seat belts on and their feet on the
floor. If occupants are too close to the
air bag covers, they could be injured if
the air bags inflate.
• Do not attach or place objects on or
near the air bag covers. Any object
attached to or placed on the front or
side air bag covers could interfere with
the proper operation of the air bags.
• Do not modify the front seats.
Modification of the front seats could
interfere with the operation of the supplemental restraint system sensing
components or side air bags.
• Do not place items under the front
seats. Placing items under the front
seats could interfere with the operation
of the supplemental restraint system
sensing components and wiring harnesses.
• Never hold an infant or child on your
lap. The infant or child could be seriously injured or killed in the event of a
crash. All infants and children should
be properly restrained in appropriate
child safety seats or seat belts in the
rear seat.
WARNING
• Sitting improperly or out of position can cause occupants to be
shifted too close to a deploying
air bag, strike the interior structure or be thrown from the vehicle
resulting in serious injury or
death.
• Always sit upright with the seatback in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with
your seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and your feet on
the floor.
• Always have the ignition OFF in
an abnormal situation. The side
air bags may inflate if the vehicle
is tilted such as when being
towed because the rollover sensor detects it as a rollover situation.
• Be careful not to cause impact to
the doors when the ignition is
ON. The air bags may inflate.
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Adding equipment to or modifying your air bag-equipped vehicle
If you modify your vehicle by changing
your vehicle's frame, bumper system,
front end or side sheet metal or ride
height, this may affect the operation of
your vehicle's air bag system.
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Air bag warning label
Air bag warning labels, some required by the
Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(CMVSS), are attached to the sunvisor to alert the
driver and passengers of potential risks of the air
bag system.
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Keys / 4-2
Remote keyless entry / 4-6
Smart key / 4-9
Theft-alarm system / 4-13
Door locks / 4-15
Tailgate / 4-20
Windows / 4-22
Hood / 4-26
Fuel filler lid / 4-28
Panoramic sunroof / 4-30
Features of your vehicle
Steering wheel / 4-34
Mirrors / 4-37
Instrument cluster / 4-45
Rear parking assist system / 4-63
Rearview camera / 4-66
Hazard warning flasher / 4-66
Lighting / 4-67
Wipers and washers / 4-72
Interior lights / 4-76
Defroster / 4-79
Manual climate control system / 4-80
Automatic climate control system / 4-88
Windshield defrosting and defogging / 4-95
Storage compartments / 4-98
Interior features / 4-101
Exterior features / 4-107
Audio system / 4-108
Sirius satellite radio information / 4-128
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Features of your vehicle
KEYS
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Key operations
Type A
Record your key number
The key code number is
stamped on the tag
attached to the key set.
Should you lose your
keys, this number will
enable an authorized Kia dealer to duplicate the keys easily. Remove the tag and
store it in a safe place. Also, record the
code number and keep it in a safe place
(not in the vehicle).
• Used to start the engine.
• Used to lock and unlock the doors.
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Type B
To unfold the key, press the release button then the key will unfold automatically.
To fold the key, fold the key manually
while pressing the release button.
Type B
CAUTION
Do not fold the key without pressing the release button. This may
damage the key.
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Type C
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Type C
To remove the mechanical key, press and
hold the release button (1) and remove
the mechanical key (2).
To reinstall the mechanical key, put the
key into the hole and push it until a click
sound is heard.
Features of your vehicle
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WARNING - Ignition key
Leaving children unattended in a
vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous even if the key is not in the
ignition switch. Children copy
adults and they could place the key
in the ignition switch. The ignition
key would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle
move, which could result in serious
bodily injury or even death. Never
leave the keys in your vehicle with
unsupervised children.
WARNING
Use only Kia original parts for the
ignition key in your vehicle. If an
aftermarket key is used, the ignition
switch may not return to ON after
START. If this happens, the starter
will continue to operate causing
damage to the starter motor and
possible fire due to excessive current in the wiring.
Immobilizer system (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with an
electronic engine immobilizer system to
reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle
use.
Your immobilizer system is comprised of
a small transponder in the ignition key
and electronic devices inside the vehicle.
With the immobilizer system, whenever
you insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, it checks
and determines and verifies that the ignition key is valid.
If the key is determined to be valid, the
engine will start.
If the key is determined to be invalid, the
engine will not start.
To activate the immobilizer system:
Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
The immobilizer system activates automatically. Without a valid ignition key for
your vehicle, the engine will not start.
To deactivate the immobilizer system:
Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ON position.
WARNING
In order to prevent theft of your
vehicle, do not leave spare keys or
your key number anywhere in the
vehicle. The ignition key and key
number are unique to your vehicle,
and therefore, should be kept confidential.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
When starting the engine, do not use the
key with other immobilizer keys around.
Otherwise the engine may not start or
may stop soon after it starts. Keep each
key separately in order to avoid a starting malfunction.
If you need additional keys or lose your
keys, consult an authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
Do not put metal accessories near
the ignition switch.
Metal accessories may interrupt the
transponder signal and may prevent the engine from being started.
CAUTION
The transponder in your ignition
key is an important part of the
immobilizer system. It is designed
to give years of trouble-free service,
however you should avoid exposure to moisture, static electricity
and rough handling. Immobilizer
system malfunction could occur.
CAUTION
Do not change, alter or adjust the
immobilizer system because it
could cause the immobilizer system to malfunction and should only
be serviced by an authorized Kia
dealer.
Malfunctions caused by improper
alterations, adjustments or modifications to the immobilizer system
are not covered by your vehicle
manufacturer warranty.
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This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
Features of your vehicle
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Limp home (override) procedure
When you turn the ignition switch to the
ON position, if the immobilizer indicator
(
) goes off after blinking 5 times,
your transponder equipped in the ignition
key is out of order. You cannot start the
engine without the limp home procedure.
To start the engine, you have to input
your password by using the ignition
switch. Your password is only available
from an authorized Kia dealership.
Contact an authorized dealer for more
information.
The following procedure is how to input
your password of “2345” as an example.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. The immobilizer indicator (
)
will blink 5 times and go off indicating
the beginning of the limp home procedure.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC
position.
3. To enter the first digit (in this example
“2”), turn the ignition switch to the ON
and ACC position twice. Perform the
same procedure for the next digits
between 3 seconds and 10 seconds
(for example, for “3”, turn the ignition
ON and ACC 3 times).
4. If all of the digits have been input successfully, you have to start the engine
within 30 seconds. If you attempt to
start the engine after 30 seconds, the
engine will not start and you will have
to input your password again.
After performing the limp home procedure, you have to see an authorized Kia
dealer immediately to inspect and repair
your ignition key or immobilizer system.
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Features of your vehicle
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (IF EQUIPPED)
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Remote keyless entry system
operations
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Lock (1)
All doors (and tailgate) are locked if the
lock button is pressed.
If all doors (and tailgate) are closed, the
hazard warning lights will blink once to
indicate that all doors (and tailgate) are
locked.
If the lock button is pressed once more
within 4 seconds, the horn will beep once
with the hazard warning lights blinking
once.
However, if any door (or tailgate) remains
open, the hazard warning lights will not
operate. But if all doors (and tailgate) are
closed after the lock button is pressed,
the hazard warning lights will blink once.
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Unlock (2)
The driver's door is unlocked if the unlock
button is pressed once. The hazard
warning lights will blink twice to indicate
that the driver's door is unlocked.
All doors (and tailgate) are unlocked if
the unlock button is pressed once more
within 4 seconds. The hazard warning
lights will blink twice again to indicate
that all doors (and tailgate) are unlocked.
After pressing this button, the doors (and
tailgate) will be locked automatically
unless you open any door within 30 seconds.
2 stage unlocking may be disabled or reenabled by simultaneously pressing the
Lock (1) and Unlock (2) button for 4 seconds (disabling 2 stage unlock allows all
vehicle doors to unlock simultaneously).
The hazard warning lights will blink 4
times to indicate that 2 stage unlock was
enabled or disabled.
Alarm (3)
The horn sounds and the hazard warning
lights blink for about 30 seconds if this
button is pressed for more than 2 seconds. To stop the horn and lights, press
any button on the transmitter.
Features of your vehicle
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Transmitter precautions
✽ NOTICE
The transmitter will not work if any of
the following occurs:
• The ignition key is in the ignition
switch.
• You exceed the operating distance
limit (10 m [about 30 feet]).
• The battery in the transmitter is
weak.
• Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
• The weather is extremely cold.
• The transmitter is close to a radio
transmitter such as a radio station or
an airport which can interfere with
normal operation of the transmitter.
When the transmitter does not work
properly, open and close the door with
the ignition key. If you have a problem
with the transmitter, contact an authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
Keep the transmitter away from
water or any liquid. If the keyless
entry system is inoperative due to
exposure to water or liquids, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. If the keyless entry
system is inoperative due to
changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
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Battery replacement
A transmitter uses a 3 volt lithium battery
which will normally last for several years.
When replacement is necessary, use the
following procedure.
1. Insert a slim tool into the slot and gently pry open the transmitter center
cover.
2. Replace the battery with a new battery
(CR2032). When replacing the battery,
make sure the battery positive “+” symbol faces up as indicated in the illustration.
3. Install the battery in the reverse order
of removal.
For transmitter replacement, see an
authorized Kia dealer to reprogram the
transmitter.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• The keyless entry system transmitter is designed to give you
years of trouble-free use, however it can malfunction if exposed to
moisture or static electricity. If
you are unsure how to use your
transmitter or replace the battery,
contact an authorized Kia dealer.
• Using the wrong battery can
cause the transmitter to malfunction. Be sure to use the correct
battery.
• To avoid damaging the transmitter, don't drop it, get it wet, or
expose it to heat or sunlight.
WARNING
An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health.
Dispose the battery according to
your local laws or regulations.
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Features of your vehicle
SMART KEY (IF EQUIPPED)
However, if any door (or tailgate) remains
open, the hazard warning lights will not
operate. But if all doors (and tailgate) are
closed after the lock button is pressed,
the hazard warning lights will blink once.
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With a smart key, you can lock or unlock
a door (and tailgate) and even start the
engine without inserting the key.
The functions of the buttons on a smart
key are similar to the remote keyless
entry.
Lock (1)
All doors (and tailgate) are locked if the
lock button is pressed.
If all doors (and tailgate) are closed, the
hazard warning lights will blink and
chime sounds once to indicate that all
doors (and tailgate) are locked.
Unlock (2)
The driver's door is unlocked if the unlock
button is pressed once. The hazard
warning lights will blink and chime
sounds twice to indicate that the driver's
door is unlocked.
All doors (and tailgate) are unlocked if
the unlock button is pressed once more
within 4 seconds. The hazard warning
lights will blink and chime sounds twice
again to indicate that all doors (and tailgate) are unlocked.
After pressing this button, the doors (and
tailgate) will be locked automatically
unless you open any door within 30 seconds.
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Tailgate unlock (3)
The tailgate is unlocked if the button is
pressed for more than 1 second.
The hazard warning lights will blink twice
to indicate that the tailgate is unlocked.
However, after pressing this button, the
tailgate will lock automatically unless you
open the tailgate within 30 seconds.
Also, once the tailgate is opened and
then closed, the tailgate will lock automatically.
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Alarm (4)
The horn sounds and the hazard warning
lights blink for about 30 seconds if this
button is pressed for more than 0.5 seconds. To stop the horn and lights, press
any button on the transmitter.
2 stage unlocking may be disabled or reenabled by simultaneously pressing the
Lock (1) and Unlock (2) button for 4 seconds (disabling 2 stage unlock allows all
vehicle doors to unlock simultaneously).
The hazard warning lights will blink 4
times to indicate that 2 stage unlock was
enabled or disabled.
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Features of your vehicle
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Smart key functions
Carrying the smart key, you may lock and
unlock the vehicle doors (and tailgate).
Also, you may start the engine. Refer to
the following, for more details.
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Locking
Pressing the button of the front outside
door handles with all doors (and tailgate)
closed and any door unlocked, locks all
the doors (and tailgate). The hazard
warning lights blink and the chime
sounds once to indicate that all doors
(and tailgate) are locked. The button will
only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside
door handle. If you want to make sure
that a door has locked or not, you should
check the door lock button inside the
vehicle or pull the outside door handle.
Even though you press the button, the
doors will not lock and the chime sounds
for 3 seconds if any of the following
occurs:
• The smart key is in the vehicle.
• The ENGINE START/STOP button is in
the ACC or ON position.
• Any door except the tailgate is opened.
Unlocking
Pressing the button of the driver’s outside door handle with all doors (and tailgate) closed and locked, unlocks the driver’s door. The hazard warning lights
blink and the chime sounds twice to indicate that the driver’s door is unlocked. All
doors (and tailgate) are unlocked if the
button is pressed once more within 4
seconds. The hazard warning lights will
blink and the chime will sound twice to
indicate that all the doors (and tailgate)
are unlocked.
Pressing the button of the front passenger’s outside door handle with all doors
(and tailgate) closed and locked, unlocks
all the doors (and tailgate). The hazard
warning lights blink and the chime
sounds twice to indicate that all doors
(and tailgate) are unlocked.
The button will only operate when the
smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.)
from the outside door handle.
When the smart key is recognized in the
area of 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the front
outside door handle, other people can
also open the door without possession of
the smart key.
Features of your vehicle
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Tailgate unlocking
If you are within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from
the outside tailgate handle, with your
smart key in possession, the tailgate will
unlock and open when you press the tailgate handle switch.
The hazard warning lights will blink twice
to indicate that the tailgate is unlocked.
Also, once the tailgate is opened and
then closed, the tailgate will lock automatically.
Smart key precautions
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Start-up
You can start the engine without inserting
the key. For detailed information refer to
“Starting the engine with a smart key” in
section 5.
✽ NOTICE
• If, for some reason, you happen to lose
your smart key, you will not be able to
start the engine. Tow the vehicle, if
necessary, and contact an authorized
Kia dealer.
• A maximum of 2 smart keys can be
registered to a single vehicle. If you
lose a smart key, you should immediately take the vehicle and key to your
authorized Kia dealer to protect it
from potential theft.
• The smart key will not work if any of
the following occurs:
- The smart key is close to a radio
transmitter such as a radio station or
an airport which can interfere with
normal operation of the smart key.
- The smart key is near a mobile twoway radio system or a cellular
phone.
- Another vehicle’s smart key is being
operated close to your vehicle.
When the smart key does not work
properly, open and close the door with
the mechanical key. If you have a
problem with the smart key, contact
an authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
Keep the smart key away from
water or any liquid. If the keyless
entry system is inoperative due to
exposure to water or liquids, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
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Features of your vehicle
1. Pry open the rear cover of the smart
key.
2. Replace the battery with a new battery
(CR2032). When replacing the battery,
make sure the battery positive “+” symbol faces up as indicated in the illustration.
3. Install the battery in the reverse order
of removal.
✽ NOTICE
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Battery replacement
A smart key battery should last for several years, but if the smart key is not working properly, try replacing the battery with
a new one. If you are unsure how to use
your smart key or replace the battery,
contact an authorized Kia dealer.
✽ NOTICE
The circuit inside the smart key can
have a problem if exposed to moisture
or static electricity. If you are unsure
how to use your smart key or replace the
battery, contact an authorized Kia dealer.
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• Using the wrong battery can cause the
smart key to malfunction. Be sure to
use the correct battery.
• Circuits inside the smart key may
develop problems when dropped,
exposed to moisture or static electricity.
• If you suspect that your smart key
might have sustained some damage,
or you feel your smart key is not
working correctly, contact an authorized Kia dealer.
WARNING
An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health.
Dispose the battery according to
your local laws or regulations.
Features of your vehicle
THEFT-ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
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Armed stage
Armed
stage
Disarmed
stage
Theft-alarm
stage
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This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the
car. This system is operated in three
stages: the first is the "Armed" stage, the
second is the "Theft-alarm" stage, and
the third is the "Disarmed" stage. If triggered, the system provides an audible
alarm with blinking of the hazard warning
lights.
Park the car and stop the engine. Arm
the system as described below.
1. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.
2. Make sure that all doors (and tailgate)
and engine hood are closed and
latched.
3. Lock the doors using the transmitter of
the keyless entry system (or smart
key) or ignition key.
After completion of the steps above, the
hazard warning lights will blink (for smart
key, the chime also sounds) once to indicate that the system is armed.
If any door (or tailgate) or engine hood
remains open, the hazard warning lights
and the chime will not operate and the
theft-alarm will not arm. If all doors (and
tailgate) and engine hood are closed
after the lock button is pressed, the hazard warning lights blink once.
The system can also be armed by locking the doors with the key from the front
doors; however, the hazard warning
lights will not blink using this method.
✽ NOTICE
The theft-alarm system by the key can
be deactivated by an authorized Kia
dealer.
If you want this feature, consult an
authorized Kia dealer.
Do not arm the system until all passengers have left the vehicle. If the
system is armed while a passenger(s)
remains in the vehicle, the alarm may
be activated when the remaining passenger(s) leave the vehicle. If any
door (or tailgate) or engine hood is
opened within 30 seconds after the
system enters the armed stage, the
system is disarmed to prevent an
unnecessary alarm.
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Features of your vehicle
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Theft-alarm stage
Disarmed stage
The alarm will be activated if any of the
following occurs while the system is
armed.
• A front or rear door is opened without
using the ignition key or transmitter (or
smart key).
• The tailgate is opened without using
the transmitter (or smart key).
• The engine hood is opened.
The horn will sound and the hazard
warning lights will blink continuously for
approximately 27 seconds, and repeat
the horn 3 times unless the system is disarmed. To turn off the system, unlock the
doors with the ignition key or transmitter
(or smart key).
The system will be disarmed when the
doors (and tailgate) are unlocked with the
transmitter (or smart key) or the ignition
key.
After depressing the unlock button, the
hazard warning lights will blink and the
chime will sound twice to indicate that the
system is disarmed.
After depressing the unlock button, if any
door (or tailgate) is not opened within 30
seconds, the system will be rearmed.
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✽ NOTICE
• Avoid trying to start the engine while
the alarm is activated. The vehicle
starting motor is disabled during the
theft-alarm stage.
If the system is not disarmed with the
transmitter, insert the key into the
ignition switch, turn the ignition
switch to the ON position and wait for
30 seconds. Then the system will be
disarmed. (if equipped)
• If you lose your keys, consult your
authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
Do not change, alter or adjust the
theft-alarm system because it could
cause the theft-alarm system to
malfunction and should only be
serviced by an authorized Kia dealer.
Malfunctions caused by improper
alterations, adjustments or modifications to the theft-alarm system
are not covered by your vehicle
manufacturer warranty.
Features of your vehicle
DOOR LOCKS
Unlock
Lock
• Doors can also be locked and
unlocked with the transmitter.
• Once the doors are unlocked, they may
be opened by pulling the door handle.
• When closing the door, push the door
by hand. Make sure the doors are
closed securely.
✽ NOTICE
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Operating door locks from outside the vehicle
• Turn the key clockwise to unlock and
counterclockwise to lock.
• If you lock the driver’s door with a key,
all vehicle doors will lock automatically.
• From the driver’s door, turn the key to
the right once to unlock the door and
once more within 4 seconds to unlock
all doors.
• In cold and wet climates, door lock
and door mechanisms may not work
properly due to freezing conditions.
• If the door is locked/unlocked multiple times in rapid succession with
either the vehicle key or door lock
switch, the system may stop operating
temporarily in order to protect the
circuit and prevent damage to system
components.
WARNING
• If you don’t close the
securely, the door may
again.
• Be careful that someone’s
and hands are not trapped
closing the door.
door
open
body
when
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• To lock a door without the key, push the
inside door lock button (1) or central
door lock switch (2) to the “Lock” position and close the door (3).
• If you lock the door with the central
door lock switch (2), all vehicle doors
will lock automatically.
✽ NOTICE
Always remove the ignition key, engage
the parking brake, close all windows
and lock all doors when leaving your
vehicle unattended.
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Features of your vehicle
Unlock
• If the inner door handle of the driver’s
(or front passenger’s) door is pulled
when the door lock button is in the lock
position, the button will unlock and the
door will open. (if equipped)
• Front doors cannot be locked if the
ignition key is in the ignition switch and
any front door is opened.
• Doors cannot be locked if the smart
key is in the vehicle and any door is
opened. (if equipped)
Lock
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Operating door locks from inside
the vehicle
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With the door lock button
• To unlock a door, push the door lock
button (1) to the “Unlock” position. The
red mark (2) on the button will be visible.
• To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Lock” position. If the door
is locked properly, the red mark (2) on
the door lock button will not be visible.
• To open a door, pull the door handle
(3) outward.
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WARNING - Door lock malfunction
If a power door lock ever fails to
function while you are in the vehicle, try one or more of the following
techniques to exit:
• Operate the door unlock feature
repeatedly (both electronic and
manual) while simultaneously
pulling on the door handle.
• Operate the other door locks and
handles, front and rear.
• Lower a front window and use the
key to unlock the door from outside.
• Move to the cargo area and open
the tailgate.
Features of your vehicle
• If the key is in the ignition switch and
any front door is opened, the doors will
not lock even though the front portion
(1) of the central door lock switch is
pressed.
• If the smart key is in the vehicle and
any door is opened, the doors will not
lock even though the front portion (1)
of the central door lock switch is
pressed. (if equipped)
Driver’s door (if equipped)
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Passenger’s door (if equipped)
WARNING - Doors
• The doors should always be fully
closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door.
Locked doors will also discourage potential intruders when the
vehicle stops or slows down.
• Be careful when opening doors
and watch for vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians
approaching the vehicle in the
path of the door. Opening a door
when something is approaching
can cause damage or injury.
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With central door lock switch
(if equipped)
Operate by pressing the central door lock
switch.
• When pressing the front portion (1) of
the switch, all vehicle doors will lock.
• When pressing the rear portion (2) of
the switch, all vehicle doors will unlock.
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Features of your vehicle
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WARNING - Unlocked
vehicles
Leaving your vehicle unlocked can
invite theft or possible harm to you
or others from someone hiding in
your vehicle while you are gone.
Always remove the ignition key,
engage the parking brake, close all
windows and lock all doors when
leaving your vehicle unattended.
WARNING - Unattended
children
An enclosed vehicle can become
extremely hot, causing death or
severe injury to unattended children or animals who cannot escape
the vehicle. Furthermore, children
might operate features of the vehicle that could injure them, or they
could encounter other harm, possibly from someone gaining entry to
the vehicle. Never leave children or
animals unattended in your vehicle.
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Impact sensing door unlock
system (if equipped)
In the event of air bag deployment resulting from a vehicle impact, all doors will
automatically unlock.
Auto door lock/unlock feature
(Automatic transaxle, if equipped)
• All doors will automatically lock when
the transaxle shift lever is shifted out of
P(Park).
• All doors will automatically unlock
when the transaxle shift lever is shifted
into P (Park).
Speed sensing door lock system
(Manual transaxle, if equipped)
• All doors will automatically lock after
the vehicle speed exceeds about 15
km (9 mph).
• All doors will automatically unlock
when the engine is shut off and the
ignition key is removed.
✽ NOTICE
An authorized Kia dealer can activate
or deactivate some auto door lock/
unlock features.
If you want to activate or deactivate
some door lock/unlock feature, consult
an authorized Kia dealer.
Features of your vehicle
3. Close the rear door.
To open the rear door, pull the outside
door handle (2).
Even though the doors may be unlocked,
the rear door will not open by pulling the
inner door handle (3) until the rear door
child safety lock is unlocked.
WARNING - Rear door
locks
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Child-protector rear door lock
The child safety lock is provided to help
prevent children from accidentally opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle.
The rear door safety locks should be
used whenever children are in the vehicle.
1. Open the rear door.
2. Insert the key into the child safety lock
hole (1) and turn the key to the lock
(
) position. When the child safety
lock is in the lock position, the rear
door will not open even though the
inner door handle is pulled.
If children accidentally open the
rear doors while the vehicle is in
motion, they could fall out of the
vehicle, resulting in severe injury or
death. To prevent children from
opening the rear doors from the
inside, the rear door safety locks
should be used whenever children
are in the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
TAILGATE
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, door lock and
door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
WARNING
The tailgate swings upward. Make
sure no objects or people are near
the rear of the vehicle when opening the tailgate.
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Opening the tailgate
• The tailgate is locked or unlocked
when all doors are locked or unlocked
with the key, transmitter (or smart key)
or central door lock switch.
• If unlocked, the tailgate can be opened
by pressing the handle switch and then
pulling the handle up.
• Only the tailgate is unlocked if the tailgate unlock button on the smart key is
pressed (if equipped). Once the tailgate is opened and then closed, the
tailgate is locked automatically.
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CAUTION
Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle.
Possible damage may occur to the
tailgate lift cylinders and attached
hardware if the tailgate is not
closed prior to driving.
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Closing the tailgate
To close the tailgate, lower and push
down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that
the tailgate is securely latched.
WARNING
Make sure your hands, feet and
other parts of your body are safely
out of the way before closing the
tailgate.
CAUTION
Make sure nothing is near the tailgate latch and striker while closing
the tailgate. It may damage the tailgate's latch.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Exhaust
WARNING
fumes
If you drive with the tailgate open,
you may draw dangerous exhaust
fumes into your vehicle which can
cause serious injury or death to
vehicle occupants.
If you must drive with the tailgate
opened, keep the air vents and all
windows open so that additional
outside air comes into the vehicle.
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WARNING - Rear cargo
area
Occupants should never ride in the
rear cargo area where no restraints
are available. To avoid injury in the
event of an accident or sudden
stops, occupants should always be
properly restrained.
Emergency tailgate safety release
Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency tailgate safety release lever located on the bottom of the tailgate. When
someone is inadvertently locked in the
cargo area, the tailgate can be opened
by pushing the release lever and pushing
open the tailgate.
• For emergencies, be fully aware
of the location of the emergency
tailgate safety release lever in the
vehicle and how to open the tailgate if you are accidentally
locked in the cargo area.
• No one should be allowed to
occupy the cargo area of the
vehicle at any time. The cargo
area is a very dangerous location
in the event of a crash.
• Use the release lever for emergencies only. Use with extreme
caution, especially while the vehicle is in motion.
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Features of your vehicle
WINDOWS
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(1) Driver’s door power window switch
(2) Front passenger’s door power window switch
(3) Rear door (left) power window switch
(4) Rear door (right) power window
switch
(5) Window opening and closing
(6) Automatic power window up*/down
(Driver’s window)
(7) Power window lock switch
* if equipped
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, power windows
may not work properly due to freezing
conditions.
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Features of your vehicle
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Power windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for power windows to operate.
Each door has a power window switch
that controls the door's window. The driver has a power window lock button which
can block the operation of passenger
windows. The power windows can be
operated for approximately 30 seconds
after the ignition key is removed or turned
to the ACC or LOCK position. However, if
the front doors are opened, the power
windows cannot be operated even within
the 30 second period.
✽ NOTICE
While driving with the rear windows
down or with the sunroof (if equipped)
in an open (or partially open) position,
your vehicle may demonstrate a wind
buffeting or pulsation noise. This noise
is a normal occurrence and can be
reduced or eliminated by taking the following actions. If the noise occurs with
one or both of the rear windows down,
partially lower both front windows
approximately one inch. If you experience the noise with the sunroof open,
slightly reduce the size of the sunroof
opening.
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Window opening and closing
The driver’s door has a master power
window switch that controls all the windows in the vehicle.
To open or close a window, press down
or pull up the front portion of the corresponding switch to the first detent position (5).
Auto down window
(Driver’s window, if equipped)
Pressing the power window switch
momentarily to the second detent position (6) completely lowers the driver’s
window even when the switch is
released. To stop the window at the
desired position while the window is in
operation, momentarily pull the switch in
the direction opposite of the window’s
movement.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
The automatic reverse feature for the
driver’s window is only active when the
“auto up” feature is used by fully
pulling up the switch. The automatic
reverse feature will not operate if the
window is raised using the halfway position on the power window switch.
WARNING
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Auto up/down window
(Driver's window, if equipped)
Pressing or pulling up the power window
switch momentarily to the second detent
position (6) completely lowers or raises
the window even when the switch is
released. To stop the window at the
desired position while the window is in
operation, pull up or press down and
release the switch.
If the power window does not operate
normally, the automatic power window
system must be reset as follows:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Close the driver’s window and continue pulling up the driver’s power window switch for at least 1 second after
the window is completely closed.
Automatic reversal
If the upward movement of the window is
blocked by an object or part of the body,
the window will detect the resistance and
will stop upward movement. The window
will then lower approximately 30 cm (11.8
in.) to allow the object to be cleared.
The distance may vary based on the size
or position of the window. If the window
detects the resistance while the power
window switch is pulled up continuously,
the window will stop upward movement
then lower approximately 2.5 cm (1 in.).
And if the power window switch is pulled
up continuously again within 5 seconds
after the window is lowered by the automatic window reversal feature, the automatic window reversal will not operate.
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Always check for obstructions
before raising any window to avoid
injuries or vehicle damage. If an
object less than 4 mm (0.16 in.) in
diameter is caught between the
window glass and the upper window channel, the automatic reverse
window may not detect the resistance and will not stop and reverse
direction.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
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Power window lock button
• The driver can disable the power window switches on the passenger doors
by pressing the power window lock button located on the driver’s door to the
LOCK position (pressed).
• When the power window lock button
is in the LOCK position (pressed),
the driver’s master control cannot
operate the passenger door power
windows.
• To prevent possible damage to
the power window system, do not
open or close two windows or
more at the same time. This will
also ensure the longevity of the
fuse.
• Never try to operate the main
switch on the driver's door and
the individual door window
switch in the opposite directions
at the same time. If this is done,
the window will stop and cannot
be opened or closed.
WARNING - Windows
• NEVER leave the ignition key in
the vehicle.
• NEVER leave any child unattended in the vehicle. Even very
young children may inadvertently
cause the vehicle to move, entangle themselves in the windows,
or otherwise injure themselves or
others.
• Always double check to make
sure all arms, hands, head and
other obstructions are safely out
of the way before closing a window.
• Do not allow children to play with
the power windows. Keep the driver’s door power window lock
button in the LOCK position
(pressed). Serious injury can
result from unintentional window
operation by the child.
• Do not extend heads or any
limbs outside the window while
the vehicle is in motion.
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Features of your vehicle
HOOD
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Opening the hood
1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the
hood. The hood should pop open
slightly.
WARNING
Open the hood after turning off the
engine on a flat surface, shifting
the shift lever to the P(Park) position for automatic transaxle and to
the 1st(First) gear or R(Reverse) for
manual transaxle, and setting the
parking brake.
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2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the
hood slightly, pull the secondary latch
(1) inside of the hood center and lift
the hood (2).
3. Pull out the support rod from the support rod holder.
4. Place the support rod end in the designated hole on the underside of the
hood to hold up the hood.
WARNING - Hot parts
Grasp the support rod in the area
wrapped in rubber. The rubber will
help prevent you from being burned
by hot metal when the engine is
hot.
Features of your vehicle
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Closing the hood
1. Before closing the hood, check the following:
• All filler caps in the engine compartment must be correctly installed.
• Gloves, rags or any other combustible material must be removed
from the engine compartment.
2. Return the support rod to its clip to
prevent it from rattling.
3. Lower the hood until it is about 30 cm
(1 ft.) above the closed position and let
it drop. Make sure that it locks into
place.
WARNING
• Before closing the hood, ensure
that all obstructions are removed
from the hood opening. Closing
the hood with an obstruction
present in the hood opening may
result in property damage or
severe personal injury.
• Do not leave gloves, rags or any
other combustible material in the
engine compartment. Doing so
may cause a heat-induced fire.
WARNING
• Always double check to be sure
that the hood is firmly latched
before driving away. If it is not
latched, the hood could open
while the vehicle is being driven,
causing total loss of visibility,
which might result in an accident.
• The support rod must be inserted
completely into the hole provided
whenever you inspect the engine
compartment. This will prevent
the hood from falling and possibly injuring you.
• Do not move the vehicle with the
hood raised. The view will be
blocked and the hood could fall
or get damaged.
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Features of your vehicle
FUEL FILLER LID
✽ NOTICE
There may be an intermittent noise near
the refueling hole while the engine is
idling if the fuel cap is not closed securely. This occurs normally with the OBD
system.
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WARNING - Refueling
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The fuel filler lid must be opened from
inside the vehicle by pulling up the fuel
filler lid opener.
1. Stop the engine.
2. To open the fuel filler lid, pull up the
fuel filler lid opener.
3. Pull open the fuel filler lid (1).
4. To remove the cap, turn the fuel filler
cap (2) counterclockwise.
5. Refuel as needed.
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Opening the fuel filler lid
✽ NOTICE
If the fuel filler lid does not open
because ice has formed around it, tap
lightly or push on the lid to break the ice
and release the lid. Do not pry on the lid.
If necessary, spray around the lid with
an approved de-icer fluid (do not use
radiator anti-freeze) or move the vehicle
to a warm place and allow the ice to
melt.
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Closing the fuel filler lid
1. To install the cap, turn it clockwise until
it “clicks”. This indicates that the cap is
securely tightened.
2. Close the fuel filler lid and push it in
lightly making sure that it is securely
closed.
• If pressurized fuel sprays out, it
can cover your clothes or skin
and subject you to the risk of fire
and burns. Always remove the
fuel cap carefully and slowly. If
the cap is venting fuel or if you
hear a hissing sound, wait until
the condition stops before completely removing the cap.
• Do not "top off" after the nozzle
automatically shuts off when
refueling.
• Tighten the cap until it clicks, otherwise the Check Engine
light
will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Refueling dangers
Automotive fuels are flammable
materials. When refueling, please
note the following guidelines carefully. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in severe personal
injury, severe burns or death by fire
or explosion.
• Read and follow all warnings
posted at the gas station facility.
• Before refueling, note the location of the Emergency Gasoline
Shut-Off, if available, at the gas
station facility.
• Before touching the fuel nozzle,
you should eliminate potentially
dangerous static electricity discharge by touching another metal
part of the vehicle, a safe distance away from the fuel filler
neck, nozzle, or other gas source.
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• Do not get back into a vehicle
once you have begun refueling
since you can generate static
electricity by touching, rubbing
or sliding against any item or fabric (polyester, satin, nylon, etc.)
capable of producing static electricity. Static electricity discharge
can ignite fuel vapors resulting in
rapid burning. If you must reenter the vehicle, you should
once again eliminate potentially
dangerous static electricity discharge by touching a metal part
of the vehicle, away from the fuel
filler neck, nozzle or other gasoline source.
• When
using
an
approved
portable fuel container, be sure to
place the container on the
ground prior to refueling. Static
electricity discharge from the
container can ignite fuel vapors
causing a fire. Once refueling has
begun, contact with the vehicle
should be maintained until the
filling is complete.
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Use only approved portable plastic fuel containers designed to
carry and store gasoline.
• Do not use cellular phones while
refueling. Electric current and/or
electronic interference from cellular phones can potentially
ignite fuel vapors causing a fire.
• When refueling, always shut the
engine off. Sparks produced by
electrical components related to
the engine can ignite fuel vapors
causing a fire. Once refueling is
complete, check to make sure the
filler cap and filler door are
securely closed, before starting
the engine.
• DO NOT use matches or a lighter
and DO NOT SMOKE or leave a lit
cigarette in your vehicle while at
a gas station especially during
refueling. Automotive fuel is
highly flammable and can, when
ignited, result in fire.
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Features of your vehicle
PANORAMIC SUNROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
Sunroof open warning chime
(if equipped)
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• If a fire breaks out during refueling, leave the vicinity of the vehicle, and immediately contact the
manager of the gas station and
then contact the local fire department. Follow any safety instructions they provide.
CAUTION
• Make sure to refuel your vehicle
according to the “Fuel requirements” suggested in section 1.
• If the fuel filler cap requires
replacement, use only a genuine
Kia cap or the equivalent specified for your vehicle. An incorrect
fuel filler cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel system or emission control system.
• Do not spill fuel on the exterior
surfaces of the vehicle. Any type
of fuel spilled on painted surfaces
may damage the paint.
• After refueling, make sure the fuel
cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of
an accident.
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OSL040022
If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof,
you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the
sunroof control lever located on the overhead console (1).
The sunroof can only be opened, closed,
or tilted when the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
If the driver removes the ignition key
(smart key: turns off the engine) and
opens the driver-side door when the sunroof is not fully closed, the warning chime
will sound for approximately 7 seconds.
However, if the smart key is in the smart
key holder, the warning chime will not
sound.
Close the sunroof securely when leaving
your vehicle.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
• In cold and wet climates, the sunroof
may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
• After a vehicle is washed or in a rainstorm be sure to wipe off any water
that is on the sunroof before operating
it.
The sunroof cannot tilt when it is in the
slide position but can be slid while in a
tilt position.
CAUTION
• Do not continue to pull or push
the sunroof control lever after the
sunroof is fully opened, closed, or
tilted. Damage to the motor or
system components could occur.
• Make sure the sunroof is closed
fully when leaving your vehicle. If
the sunroof is open, rain or snow
may leak through the sunroof and
wet the interior as well as cause
theft.
WARNING
• Never adjust the sunroof or roller
blind while driving. This could
result in loss of control and an
accident that may cause death,
serious injury, or property damage.
• If you would like to carry items on
the roof rack using a cross bar,
do not operate the sunroof.
• When carrying cargo on the roof
rack, do not load heavy items
above the sunroof or glass roof.
• All occupants of the vehicle must
wear their seat belts at all times.
Seat belts and child restraints
reduce serious or fatal injuries
for all occupants in the event of a
collision or sudden stop.
OSL040023
Sliding the sunroof
Before opening or closing the sunroof,
open the roller blind (refer to the following
page for instructions on how to use the
roller blind).
To open or close the sunroof (manual
slide feature), pull or push the sunroof
control lever backward or forward to the
first detent position.
Pulling the control lever downward also
closes the sunroof.
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Features of your vehicle
To open the sunroof automatically:
Pull the sunroof control lever backward to
the second detent position and then
release it. The sunroof will slide open all
the way automatically.
To stop the sunroof sliding at any point,
pull or push the sunroof control lever
momentarily.
To close the sunroof automatically:
Push the sunroof control lever forward to
the second detent position and then
release it. The sunroof will automatically
close all the way.
To stop the sunroof sliding at any point,
pull or push the sunroof control lever
momentarily.
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OXM049029
Automatic reversal
If an object or part of the body is detected while the sunroof is closing automatically, it will reverse the direction, and then
stop.
The auto reverse function does not work
if a tiny obstacle is between the sliding
glass and the sunroof sash. You should
always check that all passengers and
objects are away from the sunroof before
closing it.
OSL040024
Tilting the sunroof
Before opening or closing the sunroof,
open the roller blind (refer to the following
page for instructions on how to use the
roller blind).
To open the sunroof, push the sunroof
control lever upward.
To close the sunroof, pull the sunroof
lever downward or forward until the sunroof moves to the desired position.
Features of your vehicle
Resetting the sunroof
WARNING - Sunroof
Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, you must reset
your sunroof system as follows:
• Be careful that no head, hands
and body parts are obstructed by
a closing sunroof.
• Do not extend the face, neck,
arms or body outside the sunroof
while driving.
• Make sure your hands and head
are safely out of the way before
closing a sunroof.
OXM049031N
CAUTION
• Periodically remove any dirt that
may accumulate on the guide rail.
• If you try to open the sunroof
when the temperature is below
freezing or when the sunroof is
covered with snow or ice, the
glass or the motor could be damaged.
• Do not leave the roller blind
closed while the sunroof is
opened.
Roller blind
The roller blinds are installed inside of
the sunroof and glass roof.
Open or close the roller blind manually
using the handle (1) when you need to.
Before opening or closing the sunroof,
open the roller blind.
CAUTION
Operation of the roller blind without
using the handle (1) may cause misalignment or malfunction.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON
position.
2. Open the roller blind.
3. Close the sunroof.
4. Release the sunroof control lever.
5. Push the sunroof control lever forward
in the direction of close (about 10 seconds) until the sunroof is moved a little. Then, release the lever.
6. Push the sunroof control lever forward
in the direction of close until the sunroof operates as follows;
TILT OPEN → SLIDE OPEN →
SLIDE CLOSE
Then, release the lever.
When this is complete, the sunroof system has been reset.
✽ NOTICE
It is normal for wrinkles to form on the
blind because of its material characteristic.
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Features of your vehicle
STEERING WHEEL
Electric power steering
✽ NOTICE
Power steering uses the motor to assist
you in steering the vehicle. If the engine
is off or if the power steering system
becomes inoperative, the vehicle may
still be steered, but it will require
increased steering effort.
The motor driven power steering is controlled by the power steering control unit
which senses the steering wheel torque
and vehicle speed to command the
motor.
The steering wheel becomes heavier as
the vehicle’s speed increases and
becomes lighter as the vehicle’s speed
decreases for better control of the steering wheel.
Should you notice any change in the
effort required to steer during normal
vehicle operation, have the power steering checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
The following symptoms may occur during normal vehicle operation:
• The EPS warning light does not illuminate.
• The steering effort is high immediately after turning the ignition switch on.
This happens as the system performs
the EPS system diagnostics. When the
diagnostics is completed, the steering
wheel will return to its normal condition.
• A click noise may be heard from the
EPS relay after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON or LOCK position.
• Motor noise may be heard when the
vehicle is at a stop or at a low driving
speed.
• The steering effort can suddenly
increase, if the operation of the EPS
system is stopped to prevent serious
accidents when it detects malfunction
of the EPS system by self-diagnosis.
• The steering effort increases if the
steering wheel is rotated continuously
when the vehicle is not in motion.
However, after a few minutes, it will
return to its normal conditions.
• When you operate the steering wheel
in low temperature, abnormal noise
could occur. If temperature rises, the
noise will disappear. This is a normal
condition.
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CAUTION
If the EPS system does not operate
normally, the warning light will illuminate on the instrument cluster.
The steering wheel may become
difficult to control or operate abnormally. Take your vehicle to an
authorized Kia dealer and have the
vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Features of your vehicle
D130300AUN
Tilt steering/
Telescope steering (if equipped)
Tilt steering allows you to adjust the
steering wheel before you drive.
You can also raise the steering wheel to
give your legs more room when you exit
and enter the vehicle (if equipped).
The steering wheel should be positioned
so that it is comfortable for you to drive,
while permitting you to see the instrument panel warning lights and gauges.
WARNING
• Never adjust the angle of the
steering wheel while driving. You
may lose steering control and
cause severe personal injury,
death or accidents.
• After adjusting, push the steering
wheel both up and down to be
certain it is locked in position.
(if equipped)
OSL040025L
To change the steering wheel angle, pull
down the lock-release lever (1), adjust
the steering wheel to the desired angle
(2) and height (3, if equipped) then pull
up the lock-release lever to lock the
steering wheel in place. Be sure to adjust
the steering wheel to the desired position
before driving.
✽ NOTICE
After adjudgement, sometimes the lockrelease lever may not lock the steering
wheel. It is not a malfunction. This
occurs when two gears engage. In this
case, adjust the steering wheel again and
then lock the steering wheel.
OSL041250
Heated steering wheel
(if equipped)
With the ENGINE START/STOP button in
the ON position, pressing the heated
steering wheel button warms the steering
wheel. The indicator on the button will
illuminate.
To turn the steering wheel off, press the
button once again. The indicator on the
button will turn off.
It will turn off automatically approximately 30 minutes after the heated steering
wheel is turned on.
If ignition is turned OFF, then ON again
within 30 miuntes of steering wheel
heater being turned on, the system will
be automatically be set ON again.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• Do not install aftermarket steering wheel grip to the steering
wheel. This may causes damage
to the heated steering wheel system.
• When cleaning the heated steering wheel, do not use an organic
solvent such as paint thinner,
benzene, alcohol and gasoline.
Doing so may damage the surface of the steering wheel.
• If the surface of steering wheel is
damaged by sharp object, damage to the heated steering wheel
components could occur.
CAUTION
Do not strike the horn severely to
operate it, or hit it with your fist. Do
not press on the horn with a sharppointed object.
OSL040026
D130500AUN
Horn
To sound the horn, press the horn symbols on your steering wheel. Check the
horn regularly to be sure it operates
properly.
✽ NOTICE
To sound the horn, press the area indicated by the horn symbol on your steering wheel (see illustration). The horn
will operate only when this area is
pressed.
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Features of your vehicle
MIRRORS
D140100AHM
D140102AHM-EE-C1
Inside rearview mirror
Electrochromic Mirror (ECM)
(if equipped)
The electric rearview mirror automatically controls the glare from the headlights
of the vehicles behind you in nighttime or
low light driving conditions. The sensor
mounted in the mirror senses the light
level around the vehicle, and automatically controls the headlight glare from the
vehicles behind you.
When the engine is running, the glare is
automatically controlled by the sensor
mounted in the rearview mirror.
Whenever the shift lever is shifted into
reverse (R), the mirror will automatically
go to the brightest setting in order to
improve the drivers view behind the vehicle.
Adjust the rearview mirror so that the
center view through the rear window is
seen. Make this adjustment before you
start driving.
Night
WARNING - Rear visibility
Do not place objects in the rear
seat or cargo area which would
interfere with your vision through
the rear window.
Day
OAM049023
D140101AHM
WARNING
Do not adjust the rearview mirror
while the vehicle is moving. This
could result in loss of control, and
an accident which could cause
death, serious injury or property
damage.
WARNING
Do not modify the inside mirror and
don’t install a wide mirror. It could
result in injury, during an accident
or deployment of the air bag.
Day/night rearview mirror
(if equipped)
Make this adjustment before you start
driving and while the day/night lever is in
the day position.
Pull the day/night lever toward you to
reduce the glare from the headlights of
the vehicles behind you during night driving.
Remember that you lose some rearview
clarity in the night position.
CAUTION
When cleaning the mirror, use a
paper towel or similar material
dampened with glass cleaner. Do
not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror. It may cause the liquid
cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
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Features of your vehicle
• Press the ON/OFF button (1) to turn
the automatic dimming function off.
The mirror indicator light will turn off.
Press the ON/OFF button (1) to turn
the automatic dimming function on.
The mirror indicator light will illuminate.
■ Type A
Indicator
Sensor
OXM049035
■ Type B
Rearview display
Sensor
Indicator
1
OSL040240L
To operate the electric rearview mirror:
• The mirror defaults to the ON position
whenever the ignition switch is turned
on.
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CAUTION
If your vehicle has window tint or
other types of metallic coating on
the rear window the electric
rearview mirror may not work properly.
OHD046025N
Electric chromic mirror with homelink
system (if equipped)
To operate the electric rearview mirror
Press the I button (1) to turn the automatic- dimming function on. The mirror
indicator light will illuminate.
Press the O button (2) to turn the automatic- dimming function off. The mirror
indicator light will turn off.
Features of your vehicle
Indicator light
Glare detection sensor
WARNING
Homelink buttons
OHD046305N
HomeLink® Wireless Control System
Your new mirror comes with an integrated HomeLink Universal Transceiver,
which allows you to program the mirror to
activate your garage door(s), estate gate,
home lighting, etc. The mirror actually
learns the codes from your various existing transmitters.
• When
programming
the
HomeLink® Wireless Control
System, you may be operating a
garage door or gate operator.
Make sure that people and objects
are out of the way of the moving
door or gate to prevent potential
harm or damage.
• Do not use HomeLink with any
garage door opener that lacks the
safety stop and reverse feature
as required by federal safety
standards. (This includes any
garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982.) A
garage door opener which cannot
detect an object, signaling the
door to stop and reverse, does
not meet current federal safety
standards. Using a garage door
opener without these features
increases risk of serious injury or
death. For more information, call
1-800-355-3515 or on the internet
at www.homelink.com.
Retain the original transmitter for future
programming procedures (i.e., new vehicle purchase). It is also suggested that
upon the sale of the vehicle, the programmed HomeLink buttons be erased
for security purposes (follow step 1 in the
“Programming” portion of this text).
Programming
Your vehicle may require the ignition
switch to be turned to the ACC position
for programming and/or operation of
HomeLink. It is also recommended that a
new battery be replaced in the hand-held
transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the
radio-frequency.
Follow these steps to train your
HomeLink mirror:
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Flashing
OHD046306N
1. When programming the buttons for the
first time, press and hold the left and
,
) simultanecenter buttons (
ously until the indicator light begins to
flash after approximately 20 seconds.
(This procedure erases the factory-set
default codes. Do not perform this step
to program additional hand-held transmitters.)
For non rolling code garage door openers, follow steps 2 - 3.
For rolling code garage door openers,
follow steps 2 - 6.
For Canadian Programming, please follow the Canadian Programming section.
For help with determining whether your
garage is non-rolling code or rolling
code, please refer to the garage door
openers owner’s manual or contact
HomeLink customer service at 1-800355-3515.
Flashing
es
ch
3in
1
Transmitter
OHD046307N
2. Press and hold the button on the
HomeLink system you wish to train
and the button on the transmitter while
the transmitter is approximately 2-8 cm
(1 to 3 inches) away from the mirror.
Do not release the buttons until step 3
has been completed.
3. The HomeLink indicator light will flash,
first slowly and then rapidly. When the
indicator light flashes rapidly, both buttons may be released. (The rapid flashing light indicates successful programming of the new frequency signal.)
✽ NOTICE
Some gate operators and garage door
openers may require you to replace step
#3 with the “cycling” procedure noted in
the “Canadian Programming” section
of this document.
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Features of your vehicle
Rolling code programming
To train a garage door opener (or other
rolling code equipped devices) with the
rolling code feature, follow these instructions after completing the “Programming”
portion of this text. (A second person
may make the following training procedures quicker & easier.)
4. Locate the “learn” or “smart” button on
the device’s motor head unit. Exact
location and color of the button may
vary by product brand. If there is difficulty locating the “learn” or “smart” button, reference the device’s owner’s
manual or contact HomeLink at 1-800355-3515 or on the internet at
www.homelink.com.
5. Press and release the “learn” or
“smart” button on the device’s motor
head unit. You have 30 seconds to
complete step number 6.
6. Return to the vehicle and firmly press
and
release
the
programmed
HomeLink button up to three times.
The rolling code equipped device
should now recognize the HomeLink
signal and activate when the
HomeLink button is pressed. The
remaining two buttons may now be
programmed if this has not previously
been
done.
Refer
to
the
“Programming” portion of this text.
Operating HomeLink
To operate, simply press the programmed HomeLink button. Activation
will now occur for the trained product
(garage door, security system, entry door
lock, estate gate, or home or office lighting). For convenience, the hand-held
transmitter of the device may also be
used at any time. The HomeLink
Wireless Controls System (once programmed) or the original hand-held
transmitter may be used to activate the
device (e.g. garage door, entry door lock,
etc.). In the event that there are still programming difficulties, contact HomeLink
at 1-800-355-3515 or on the internet at
www.homelink.com.
Flashing
OHD046306N
Erasing programmed HomeLink buttons
To erase the three programmed buttons
(individual buttons cannot be erased):
• Press and hold the left and center
buttons simultaneously, until the indicator light begins to flash (approximately 20 seconds). Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer than 30
seconds.
HomeLink is now in the train (or learning)
mode and can be programmed at any
time.
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Features of your vehicle
Reprogramming a single HomeLink
button
To program a device to HomeLink using
a HomeLink button previously trained,
follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink
button. Do NOT release until step 4
has been completed.
2. When the indicator light begins to flash
slowly (after 20 seconds), position the
hand-held transmitter 2-8 cm (1 to 3
inches) away from the HomeLink surface.
3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter button (or press and “cycle” - as
described in “Canadian Programming”
above).
4. The HomeLink indicator light will flash,
first slowly and then rapidly. When the
indicator light begins to flash rapidly,
release both buttons.
The previous device has now been
erased and the new device can be activated by pushing the HomeLink button
that has just been programmed. This procedure will not affect any other programmed HomeLink buttons.
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Gate operator programming & canadian programming
During programming, your hand-held
transmitter may automatically stop transmitting. Continue to press and hold the
HomeLink button (note steps 2 through 4
in the “Programming” portion of this text)
while you press and re-press (“cycle”)
your handheld transmitter every two seconds until the frequency signal has been
learned. The indicator light will flash
slowly and then rapidly after several seconds upon successful training.
CAUTION
If programming a garage door
opener or gate, it is advised to
unplug the device during the
“cycling” process to prevent possible motor burn-up.
Accessories
If you would like additional information on
the HomeLink Wireless Control System,
HomeLink compatible products, or to
purchase other accessories such as the
HomeLink® Lighting Package, please
contact HomeLink at 1-800-355-3515 or
on the internet at www.homelink.com.
This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
The HomeLink transmitter has
been tested and complies with FCC
and industry Canada rules.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
IC: 4112104541A Gentex
MODEL/FCC ID: NZLSTDHL3
Features of your vehicle
D140200AHM-EU
Outside rearview mirror
Be sure to adjust the mirror angles
before driving.
Your vehicle is equipped with both lefthand and right-hand outside rearview
mirrors. The mirrors can be adjusted
remotely with the remote switch. The mirror heads can be folded back to prevent
damage during an automatic car wash or
when passing through a narrow street.
WARNING - Rearview mirrors
• The right outside rearview mirror
is convex. Objects seen in the
mirror are closer than they
appear.
• Use your interior rearview mirror
or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing
lanes.
CAUTION
Do not scrape ice off the mirror
face; this may damage the surface
of the glass. If ice should restrict
the movement of the mirror, do not
force the mirror for adjustment. To
remove ice, use a deicer spray, or a
sponge or soft cloth with very warm
water.
CAUTION
If the mirror is jammed with ice, do
not adjust the mirror by force. Use
an approved spray de-icer (not radiator antifreeze) to release the
frozen mechanism or move the
vehicle to a warm place and allow
the ice to melt.
WARNING
Do not adjust or fold the outside
rearview mirrors while the vehicle
is moving. This could result in loss
of control, and an accident which
could cause death, serious injury
or property damage.
OSL040027
D140201AHM-EE
Remote control
Electric type
The electric remote control mirror switch
allows you to adjust the position of the
left and right outside rearview mirrors. To
adjust the position of either mirror the
ignition switch should be in the ACC position. Move the switch (1) to R or L to
select the right side mirror or the left side
mirror, then press a corresponding point
on the mirror adjustment control to position the selected mirror up, down, left or
right.
After the adjustment, put the switch into
the neutral (center) position to prevent
inadvertent adjustment.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• The mirrors stop moving when
they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is
pressed. Do not press the switch
longer than necessary, the motor
may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to adjust the outside rearview mirror by hand.
Doing so may damage the parts.
OSL040028
D140202AHM-EU
Folding the outside rearview mirror
To fold the outside rearview mirror, grasp
the housing of the mirror and then fold it
toward the rear of the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
■ Type A
1. Tachometer
2. Turn signal indicators
3. Speedometer
4. Engine temperature gauge
5. Warning and indicator lights
6. Fuel gauge
7. Odometer/Tripmeter*/Trip computer*
■ Type B
8. Shift position indicator*
(Automatic transaxle only)
* if equipped
❈ The actual cluster in the vehicle may differ
from the illustration.
OSL040065CC/OSL040064C
D150000AAM-EU
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Features of your vehicle
Type A
Type A
Type B
OSL040036C
OSL040034
Type B
OSL040039/OSL040038
D150100AAM-EU
D150202AHM
Instrument panel illumination
Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per
minute (rpm).
Use the tachometer to select the correct
shift points and to prevent lugging and/or
over-revving the engine.
When the ignition switch is on, press the
illumination control button to adjust the
brightness of the instrument panel illumination.
OSL040035C
Gauges
D150201AHM
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the forward
speed of the vehicle.
The speedometer is calibrated in kilometers per hour and/or miles per hour.
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Features of your vehicle
When the door is opened, or if the engine
is not started within 1 minute, the
tachometer pointer may move slightly in
the ON position with the engine OFF.
This movement is normal and will not
affect the accuracy of the tachometer
once the engine is running.
■ Type A
■ Type B
WARNING
Never remove the radiator cap
when the engine is hot. The engine
coolant is under pressure and
could cause severe burns. Wait
until the engine is cool before
adding coolant to the reservoir.
CAUTION
Do not operate the engine within
the tachometer's RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.
OSL040065N/OSL040042
D150203AUN
Engine temperature gauge
This gauge shows the temperature of the
engine coolant when the ignition switch
is ON.
Do not continue driving with an overheated engine. If your vehicle overheats, refer
to “If the engine overheats” in section 6.
CAUTION
If the gauge pointer moves beyond
the normal range area toward the
“H” position, it indicates overheating that may damage the engine.
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Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
■ Type B
WARNING - Fuel gauge
Running out of fuel can expose
vehicle occupants to danger.
You must stop and obtain additional fuel as soon as possible after the
warning light comes on or when the
gauge indicator comes close to the
E level.
OSL040065N/OSL040043
D150204BHM-EE
Fuel gauge
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank. The fuel tank capacity is given in section 8. The fuel gauge is supplemented by
a low fuel warning light, which will illuminate when the fuel tank is nearly empty.
On inclines or curves, the fuel gauge
pointer may fluctuate or the low fuel
warning light may come on earlier than
usual due to the movement of fuel in the
tank.
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CAUTION
Avoid driving with a extremely low
fuel level. Running out of fuel could
cause the engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic converter.
OSL040040
D150205AAM-EU
Odometer/Tripmeter/TRIP computer
(if equipped)
The trip computer is a microcomputercontrolled driver information system that
displays information related to driving,
such as odometer, tripmeter, distance to
empty, average speed, driving time, average fuel consumption, and the ECOMINDERTM Indicator (ECO ON/OFF) mode on
the display when the ignition switch is in
the ON position. All stored driving information (except odometer and distance to
empty) is reset if the battery is disconnected.
Features of your vehicle
The odometer is always displayed until
the display is turned off.
Press the TRIP button to select any
mode as follows:
Type A
Type B
Type A
Type B
Tripmeter A
Tripmeter B
Distance to empty
Average fuel consumption
Instant fuel consumption*
Average speed
Driving time
Outside thermometer*
ECOMINDERTM INDICATOR
(ECO ON/OFF mode)*
OSL040200
OSL040201
Odometer
The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
You will also find the odometer useful to
determine when periodic maintenance
should be performed.
See Maintenance, section 7.
Tripmeter
TRIP A : Tripmeter A
TRIP B : Tripmeter B
This mode indicates the distance of individual trips selected since the last tripmeter reset.
The meter's working range is from 0.0 to
999.9 km (0.0 to 999.9 miles).
Pressing the RESET button, when the
tripmeter (TRIP A or TRIP B) is being displayed, clears the tripmeter to zero (0.0).
✽ NOTICE
It is unlawful to alter the odometer of all
vehicles with the intent to change the
mileage registered on the odometer. The
alteration may void your warranty coverage.
* if equipped
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Features of your vehicle
Type A
Type A
Type B
Type A
Type B
OSL040202C
Type B
OSL040203C
Distance to empty (km or mi.)
This mode indicates the estimated distance to empty based on the current fuel
in the fuel tank and the amount of fuel
delivered to the engine. When the
remaining distance is below 50 km (30
miles), “---” will be displayed and the distance to empty indicator (RANGE) will
blink until the vehicle is refueled.
The meter’s working range is from 50 to
990 km (30 to 990 miles).
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OSL040204C
OSL040205C
Average fuel consumption
(l/100 km or MPG)
This mode calculates the average fuel
consumption from the total fuel used and
the distance since the last average consumption reset. The total fuel used is calculated from the fuel consumption input.
For an accurate calculation, drive more
than 50 m (0.03 miles).
Pressing the RESET button for more than
1 second, when the average fuel consumption is being displayed, clears the
average fuel consumption to zero (--.-).
If the vehicle speed exceeds 1 km/h (1.6
MPH) after refueled more than 6 l (1.6
gallons), the average fuel consumption
will be cleared to zero (--.-).
Instant fuel consumption (if equipped)
(l/100 km or MPG)
This mode calculates the instant fuel
consumption during the last few seconds.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• If the vehicle is not on level ground or
the battery power has been interrupted, the “Distance to empty” function
may not operate correctly.
The trip computer may not register
additional fuel if less than 6 liters (1.6
gallons) of fuel are added to the vehicle.
• The fuel consumption and distance to
empty values may vary significantly
based on driving conditions, driving
habits, and condition of the vehicle.
• The distance to empty value is an estimate of the available driving distance.
This value may differ from the actual
driving distance available.
Type A
Type B
Type A
Type B
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Average speed (km/h or MPH)
This mode calculates the average speed
of the vehicle since the last average
speed reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
average speed keeps going while the
engine is running.
Pressing the RESET button for more
than 1 second, when the average speed
is being displayed or after the engine
stops and 2 hours elapsed clears the
average speed to zero (---).
Driving time
This mode indicates the total time traveled since the last driving time reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
driving time keeps going while the engine
is running.
The meter’s working range is from
0:00~99:59.
Pressing the RESET button for more
than 1 second, when the driving time is
being displayed or after the engine stops
and 2 hours elapsed clears the driving
time to zero (0:00).
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Features of your vehicle
Type A
Type B
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Warnings and indicators
Type B
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Outside thermometer (if equipped)
This mode indicates the outside temperature around the vehicle.
The meter's working range is from -40°C
to 80°C (-40°F to 176°F).
To change the outside temperature display unit (°C ↔ °F), press the RESET
button more than 1 second in this mode.
• The outside temperature on the display
may not change immediately like a
general thermometer to prevent the
driver from being inattentive.
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ECOMINDER INDICATOR
ECO ON/OFF mode (if equipped)
You can turn the ECOMINDERTM indicator (which is identified on your instrument
dashboard by the “ECO” name) on/off on
the instrument cluster in this mode.
If you push the RESET button more than
1 second in the ECOMINDERTM indicator
ECO ON mode, then ECO OFF is displayed in the screen and the ECO indicator turns off.
If you want to display the ECOMINDERTM
indicator ECO again, press the RESET
button more than 1 second in the ECO
OFF mode and then ECO ON mode is
displayed in the screen.
When you press the TRIP button in the
ECO mode, the mode is changed to trip
meter.
All warning lights are checked by turning
the ignition switch ON (do not start the
engine). Any light that does not illuminate
should be checked by an authorized Kia
dealer.
After starting the engine, check to make
sure that all warning lights are off. If any
warning lights are still on, this indicates a
situation that needs attention. When
releasing the parking brake, the brake
system warning light should go off. The
fuel warning light will stay on if the fuel
level is low.
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ECOMINDERTM indicator
(if equipped)
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ECO
The ECOMINDERTM indicator is a system
that illuminates “ECO” when the driver
has reached optimum fuel efficiency.
• The ECOMINDERTM indicator will turn
the ECO light green on the instrument
panel when you are driving fuel efficiently in the ECO ON mode.
If you don't want the indicator displayed, you can turn the ECO ON
mode to OFF mode by pressing the
TRIP and RESET button.
For ECO ON/OFF Mode operation,
please refer to the previous page.
• Fuel efficient driving can be influenced
by driving habits and road conditions.
• The indicator will not display while in P
(Park), N (Neutral) or R (Reverse).
ECOMINDERTM WARNING
Don't keep watching the “ECO”
ECOMINDERTM indicator while driving. It may distract you while driving and cause an accident that
could result in severe personal
injury.
Air bag warning light
This warning light will illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds each time you
turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
This light also comes on when the
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is
not working properly. If the AIR BAG
warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after operating for
about 6 seconds when you turned the
ignition switch to the ON position or started the engine, or if it comes on while
driving, have the SRS inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer.
For passenger air bag OFF indicator on
the center facia, refer to ‘air bag’ in section 3.
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Features of your vehicle
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Anti-lock brake system
(ABS) warning light
(if equipped)
This warning light illuminates if the ignition switch is turned ON and goes off in
approximately 3 seconds if the system is
operating normally.
If the ABS warning light remains on,
comes on while driving, or does not
come on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, this indicates
that the ABS may have malfunctioned.
If this occurs, have your vehicle checked
by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as
possible. The normal braking system will
still be operational, but without the assistance of the anti-lock brake system.
Electronic brake
force distribution
(EBD) system
warning light
If these two warning lights illuminate at
the same time while driving, the ABS and
EBD system may have malfunctioned.
In this case, your ABS and regular brake
system may not work normally. Have the
vehicle checked by an authorized Kia
dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING
If both ABS and brake warning
lights are on and stay on, your vehicle’s brake system will not work
normally during sudden braking. In
this case, avoid high speed driving
and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia
dealer as soon as possible.
✽ NOTICE
If the ABS warning light or EBD warning light is on and stays on, the
speedometer or odometer/tripmeter may
not work. Also, the EPS warning light
may illuminate and the steering effort
may increase or decrease. In this case,
have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.
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Seat belt warning
As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds each time you turn the ignition
switch ON, regardless of belt fastening.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned on, the
seat belt warning light and the seat belt
warning chime will operate for approximately 6 seconds. But if it is fastened
within the 6 seconds, the warning light
will blink until the 6 seconds are up The
warning chime will turn off immediately.
If the driver's seat belt is disconnected
after the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the seat belt warning light
will blink for approximately 6 seconds.
But if it is fastened within the 6 seconds
the warning light will turn off immediately.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h
(6 mph), the seat belt warning light and
chime will operate approximately 11
times with a pattern of 6 seconds on and
24 seconds off until the belt is fastened
or the vehicle speed decreases below 5
km/h (3 mph).
For front passenger’s seat belt warning
light on the center facia, refer to ‘seat
belt’ in section 3.
Features of your vehicle
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Turn signal indicator
Tail light indicator
(if equipped)
The blinking green arrows on the instrument panel show the direction indicated
by the turn signals. If the arrow comes on
but does not blink, blinks more rapidly
than normal, or does not illuminate at all,
it indicates a malfunction in the turn signal system. You should consult your dealer for repairs.
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High beam indicator
This indicator illuminates when the headlights are on and in the high beam position or when the turn signal lever is pulled
into the Flash-to-Pass position.
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Front fog light indicator
(if equipped)
This indicator illuminates when the front
fog lights are on.
This indicator illuminates when the tail
lights are on.
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Engine oil pressure
warning light
This warning light indicates the engine oil
pressure is low.
If the warning light illuminates while driving:
1. Drive safely to the side of the road and
stop.
2. With the engine off, check the engine
oil level. If the level is low, add oil as
required.
If the warning light remains on after
adding oil or if oil is not available, call an
authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure
warning light is illuminated, severe
damage could result.
CAUTION
If the oil pressure warning light
stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may
result. The oil pressure warning
light comes on whenever there is
insufficient oil pressure. In normal
operation, it should come on when
the ignition switch is turned on,
then go out when the engine is
started. If the oil pressure warning
light stays on while the engine is
running, there is a serious malfunction.
If this happens, stop the vehicle as
soon as it is safe to do so, turn off
the engine and check the oil level. If
the oil level is low, fill the engine oil
to the proper level and start the
engine again. If the light stays on
with the engine running, turn the
engine off immediately. In any
instance where the oil light stays on
when the engine is running, the
engine should be checked by an
authorized Kia dealer before the
vehicle is driven again.
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Features of your vehicle
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Parking brake & brake
fluid warning light
Parking brake warning
This light is illuminated when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch in
the START or ON position. The warning
light should go off after a few seconds
when the parking brake is released.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the warning light remains on, it may
indicate that the brake fluid level in the
reservoir is low.
If the warning light remains on:
1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe
location and stop your vehicle.
2. With the engine stopped, check the
brake fluid level immediately and add
fluid as required. Then check all brake
components for fluid leaks.
3. Do not drive the vehicle if leaks are
found, the warning light remains on or
the brakes do not operate properly.
Have the vehicle towed to any authorized Kia dealer for a brake system
inspection and necessary repairs.
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Your vehicle is equipped with dual-diagonal braking systems. This means you still
have braking on two wheels even if one
of the dual systems should fail. With only
one of the dual systems working, more
than normal pedal travel and greater
pedal pressure are required to stop the
vehicle. Also, the vehicle will not stop in
as short a distance with only a portion of
the brake system working. If the brakes
fail while you are driving, shift to a lower
gear for additional engine braking and
stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
so.
To check bulb operation, check whether
the parking brake and brake fluid warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
WARNING
Driving the vehicle with a warning
light on is dangerous. If the brake
warning light remains on, have the
brakes checked and repaired immediately by an authorized Kia dealer.
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Shift pattern indicator
(if equipped)
P
This indicator displays which automatic
transaxle shift position is selected.
Manual transaxle shift indicator
■ Type A
■ Type B
(if equipped)
This indicator informs you which gear is
desired while driving to save fuel.
For example
: Indicates that shifting up to the 3rd
gear is desired (currently the shift
lever is in the 2nd gear).
: Indicates that shifting down to the
3rd gear is desired (currently the
shift lever is in the 4th gear).
✽ NOTICE
When the system is not working properly, up & down arrow indicator and Gear
are not displayed.
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Charging system warning
light
Tailgate open warning
light
Low fuel level warning light
This warning light indicates a malfunction
of either the generator or electrical
charging system.
If the warning light illuminates while the
vehicle is in motion:
1. Drive to the nearest safe location.
2. With the engine off, check the generator drive belt for looseness or breakage.
3. If the belt is adjusted properly, a problem exists somewhere in the electrical
charging system. Have an authorized
Kia dealer correct the problem as soon
as possible.
This warning light illuminates when the
tailgate is not closed securely with the
ignition switch in any position.
This warning light indicates the fuel tank
is nearly empty. When it comes on, you
should add fuel as soon as possible.
Driving with the fuel level warning light on
or with the fuel level below “E” can cause
the engine to misfire and damage the
catalytic converter.
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Door ajar warning light
This warning light illuminates when a
door is not closed securely with the ignition switch in any position.
Electric power steering
(EPS) system warning light
EPS
This indicator light comes on after the
ignition key is turned to the ON position
and then it will go out after the engine is
started.
This light also comes on when the EPS
has some troubles. If it comes on while
driving, have your vehicle inspected by
an authorized Kia dealer.
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Features of your vehicle
Immobilizer indicator
(if equipped)
With smart key system
If any of the following occurs in a vehicle
equipped with the smart key, the immobilizer indicator illuminates, blinks or goes
off.
• When the smart key is in the vehicle, if
the ENGINE START/STOP button is in
the ACC or ON position, the indicator
will illuminate for approximately 30
seconds to indicate that you are able to
start the engine. However, when the
smart key is not in the vehicle, if the
ENGINE START/STOP button is
pressed, the indicator will blink for a
few seconds to indicate that you are
not be able to start the engine.
• If the indicator illuminates only for 2
seconds and goes out when the
ENGINE START/STOP button is
turned to ON position with the smart
key in the vehicle, have the system
checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
• When the battery is weak, if the
ENGINE START/STOP button is
pressed, the indicator will blink and you
are not able to start the engine.
However, you are able to start the
engine by inserting the smart key in
the smart key holder. Also, if the smart
key system related parts have a problem, the indicator will blink.
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Malfunction Indicator Light
(MIL) (check engine light)
This indicator light is part of the Engine
Control System which monitors various
emission control system components. If
this light illuminates while driving, it indicates that a potential malfunction has
been detected somewhere in the emission control system.
This light will also illuminate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and will go out in a few seconds
after the engine is started. If it illuminates
while driving, or does not illuminate when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, take your vehicle to the nearest
authorized Kia dealer and have the system checked.
Generally, your vehicle will continue to be
drivable, but have the system checked by
an authorized Kia dealer promptly.
CAUTION
Prolonged driving with the Emission
Control
System
Malfunction
Indicator Light illuminated may
cause damage to the emission control systems which could effect drivability and/or fuel economy.
CAUTION
If the Emission Control System
Malfunction Indicator Light illuminates, potential catalytic converter
damage is possible. This could
result in loss of engine power. Have
the Engine Control System inspected as soon as possible by an
authorized Kia dealer.
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ESC (Electronic Stability
Control) indicator
ESC OFF indicator
DBC (Downhill brake control) indicator (if equipped)
The ESC indicator will illuminate when
the ignition switch is turned ON, but
should go off after approximately 3 seconds. When the ESC is on, it monitors
the driving conditions and under normal
driving conditions, the ESC indicator will
remain off. When a slippery or low traction condition is encountered, the ESC
will operate, and the ESC indicator will
blink to indicate the ESC is operating.
If this indicator illuminates and stays on,
the ESC may have malfunctioned. Take
your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer
and have the system checked.
The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned ON,
but should go off after approximately 3
seconds. To switch to ESC OFF mode,
press the ESC OFF button. The ESC
OFF indicator will illuminate indicating
the ESC is deactivated.
The DBC indicator will illuminate when
the DBC button is pressed and the system is on.
When driving down a steep hill at a
speed under 35 km/h (22 mph), the DBC
will operate and the DBC indicator will
blink to indicate the DBC is operating.
✽ NOTICE
No system, no matter how advanced, can
compensate for all driver error and/or
driving conditions. Always drive responsibly.
If the red indicator illuminates, the DBC
system may have malfunctioned. Take
your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer
and have the system checked.
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Cruise indicators (if equipped)
Key reminder warning chime
(if equipped)
If the driver’s door is opened while the
ignition key is left in the ignition switch
(ACC or LOCK position), the key
reminder warning chime will sound. This
is to prevent you from locking your keys
in the vehicle. The chime sounds until the
key is removed from the ignition switch or
the driver’s door is closed.
CRUISE indicator
CRUISE
The indicator illuminates when the cruise
control system is enabled.
The cruise indicator in the instrument
cluster is illuminated when the cruise
control ON-OFF switch on the steering
wheel is pushed.
The indicator goes off when the cruise
control ON-OFF switch is pushed again.
For more information about the use of
cruise control, refer to “Cruise control
system” in section 5.
Cruise SET indicator
SET
The indicator illuminates when the cruise
function switch (SET - or RES +) is ON.
The cruise SET indicator in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the
cruise control switch (SET - or RES +) is
pushed.
The cruise SET indicator does not illuminate when the cruise control switch
(CANCEL) is pushed or the system is
disengaged.
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KEY OUT indicator
(if equipped)
KEY
OUT
When the ENGINE START/STOP button
is in the ACC or ON position, if any door
is open, the system checks for the smart
key. If the smart key is not in the vehicle,
the indicator will blink, and if all doors are
closed, the chime will also sound for
about 5 seconds. The indicator will go off
while the vehicle is moving. Keep the
smart key in the vehicle or insert it in the
smart key holder.
4WD system warning light
(if equipped)
When the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the 4WD indicator will illuminate and then go off in a few seconds.
If the 4WD system warning light
illuminates, this indicates that there is a
malfunction in the 4WD system. If this
occurs, have your vehicle checked by an
authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.
Features of your vehicle
4WD LOCK indicator
(if equipped)
The 4WD LOCK indicator light is illuminated when the 4WD LOCK button is
pushed. The purpose of this 4WD LOCK
mode is to increase the drive power
when driving on wet pavement, snowcovered roads and/or off-road. The 4WD
LOCK indicator light is turned off by
pushing the button again.
CAUTION
Do not use 4WD LOCK mode on dry
paved roads or highway, it can
cause noise, vibration or damage of
4WD related parts.
LCD display warning (if equipped)
Key not in vehicle
If the smart key is not in the vehicle and
if any door is opened or closed with the
ENGINE START/STOP button in the
ACC, ON, or START position, the warning illuminates on the LCD display. Also,
the chime sounds for 5 seconds when
the smart key is not in the vehicle and the
door is closed.
Always have the smart key with you.
Key not detected
If the smart key is not in the vehicle or is
not detected and you press the ENGINE
START/STOP button, the warning illuminates on the LCD display for 10 seconds.
Also, the immobilizer indicator and the
key holder light blinks for 10 seconds.
Low key battery
If the ENGINE START/STOP button turns
to the OFF position when the smart key
in the vehicle discharges, the warning
illuminates on the LCD display for about
10 seconds. Also, the warning chime
sounds once.
Replace the battery with a new one.
Press brake pedal to start engine
If the ENGINE START/STOP button turns
to the ACC position twice by pressing the
button repeatedly without depressing the
brake pedal, the warning illuminates on
the LCD display for about 10 seconds to
indicate that you should depress the
brake pedal to start the engine.
Press cluch pedal to start engine
If the ENGINE START/STOP button turns
to the ACC position twice by pressing the
button repeatedly without depressing the
clutch pedal, the warning illuminates on
the LCD display for about 10 seconds to
indicate that you should depress the
clutch pedal to start the engine.
Remove key
When you turn off the engine with the
smart key in the smart key holder, the
warning illuminates on the LCD display
for about 10 seconds. Also, the smart key
holder light blinks for about 10 seconds.
To remove the smart key push the smart
key once and pull it out from the smart
key holder.
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Features of your vehicle
Insert key
If you press the ENGINE START/STOP
button while "Key is not detected" illuminates on the LCD display, the warning
“Insert key” illuminates for about 10 seconds. Also, the immobilizer indicator and
the key holder light blinks for about 10
seconds.
Shift to "P" position
If you try to turn off the engine without the
shift lever in the P (Park) position, the
ENGINE START/STOP button will turn to
the ACC position. If the button is pressed
once more it will turn to the ON position.
The warning illuminates on the LCD display
for about 10 seconds to indicate that you
should press the ENGINE START/STOP
button with the shift lever in the P (Park)
position to turn off the engine.
Also, the warning chime sounds for about
10 seconds. (if equipped)
Check stop lamp fuse
When the stop lamp fuse is disconnected, the warning illuminates for 10 seconds on the LCD display.
Replace the fuse with a new one. If that
is not possible you can start the engine
by pressing the engine start/stop button
for 10 seconds with the engine start/stop
button in ACC.
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Press start button again
If you can not operate the ENGINE
START/STOP button when there is a
problem with the ENGINE START/STOP
button system, the warning illuminates
for 10 seconds and the chime sounds
continuously to indicate that you could
start the engine by pressing the ENGINE
START/STOP button once more.
The chime will stop if the ENGINE
START/STOP button system works normally or the theft alarm system is armed.
If the warning illuminates each time you
press the ENGINE START/STOP button,
take your vehicle to an authorized Kia
dealer and have the system checked.
Shift to "P" or "N" to start the engine
If you try to start the engine with the shift
lever not in the P (Park) or N (Neutral)
position, the warning illuminates for
about 10 seconds on the LCD display.
You can also start the engine with the
shift lever in the N (Neutral) position, but
for your safety start the engine with the
shift lever in the P (Park) position.
Low washer liquid
This warning light indicates the washer
fluid reservoir is near empty. Refill the
washer fluid as soon as possible.
Features of your vehicle
REAR PARKING ASSIST SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING
The rear parking assist system is a
supplementary function only. The
operation of the rear parking assist
system can be affected by several
factors (including environmental
conditions). It is the responsibility
of the driver to always check the
area behind the vehicle before and
while backing up.
Sensors
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The rear parking assist system assists
the driver during backward movement of
the vehicle by chiming if any object is
sensed within a distance of 120 cm (47
in.) behind the vehicle.
This system is a supplemental system
and it is not intended to nor does it
replace the need for extreme care and
attention of the driver. The sensing range
and objects detectable by the back sensors are limited. Whenever backing-up,
pay as much attention to what is behind
you as you would in a vehicle without a
rear parking assist system.
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Operation of the rear parking
assist system
Operating condition
• This system will activate when backing
up with the ignition switch ON.
If the vehicle is moving at a speed over
5 km/h (3 mph), the system may not be
activated correctly.
• This system will activate when the indicator on the rear parking assist OFF
button is not illuminated. If you desire
to deactivate the rear parking assist
system, press the rear parking assist
OFF button. (The indicator on the button will illuminate.) To turn the system
on, press the button again. (The indicator on the button will go off.)
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Features of your vehicle
• The sensing distance while the rear
parking assist system is in operation is
approximately 120 cm (47 in.).
• When more than two objects are
sensed at the same time, the closest
one will be recognized first.
Types of warning sound
• When an object is 120 cm to 81 cm (47
in. to 32 in.) from the rear bumper:
Buzzer beeps intermittently.
• When an object is 80 cm to 41 cm (31
in. to 16 in.) from the rear bumper:
Buzzer beeps more frequently.
• When an object is within 40 cm (15 in.)
of the rear bumper:
Buzzer sounds continuously.
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Non-operational conditions of
rear parking assist system
The rear parking assist system may
not operate properly when:
1. Moisture is frozen to the sensor. (It will
operate normally when the moisture
has been cleared.)
2. The sensor is covered with foreign
matter, such as snow or water, or the
sensor cover is blocked. (It will operate
normally when the material is removed
or the sensor is no longer blocked.)
3. Driving on uneven road surfaces
(unpaved roads, gravel, bumps, gradient).
4. Objects generating excessive noise
(vehicle horns, loud motorcycle
engines, or truck air brakes) are within
range of the sensor.
5. Heavy rain or water spray exists.
6. Wireless transmitters or mobile phones
are within range of the sensor.
7. The sensor is covered with snow.
8. Trailer towing
The detecting range may decrease
when:
1. The sensor is stained with foreign matter such as snow or water. (The sensing range will return to normal when
removed.)
2. Outside air temperature is extremely
hot or cold.
The following objects may not be recognized by the sensor:
1. Sharp or slim objects such as ropes,
chains or small poles.
2. Objects which tend to absorb the sensor frequency such as clothes, spongy
material or snow.
3. Undetectable objects smaller than 1 m
(40 in.) in height and narrower than 14
cm (6 in.) in diameter.
Features of your vehicle
Rear parking assist system precautions
• The rear parking assist system may
not sound consistently depending on
the speed and shapes of the objects
detected.
• The rear parking assist system may
malfunction if the vehicle bumper
height or sensor installation has been
modified or damaged. Any non-factory
installed equipment or accessories
may also interfere with the sensor performance.
• The sensor may not recognize objects
less than 40 cm (15 in.) from the sensor, or it may sense an incorrect distance. Use caution.
• When the sensor is frozen or stained
with snow, dirt, or water, the sensor
may be inoperative until the stains are
removed using a soft cloth.
• Do not push, scratch or strike the sensor. Sensor damage could occur.
✽ NOTICE
Self-diagnosis
This system can only sense objects within the range and location of the sensors;
It can not detect objects in other areas
where sensors are not installed. Also,
small or slim objects, such as poles or
objects located between sensors may not
be detected by the sensors.
Always visually check behind the vehicle when backing up.
Be sure to inform any drivers of the
vehicle that may be unfamiliar with the
system regarding the systems capabilities and limitations.
If you don’t hear an audible warning
sound or if the buzzer sounds intermittently when shifting the gear to the R
(Reverse) position, this may indicate a
malfunction in the rear parking assist system. If this occurs, have your vehicle
checked by an authorized Kia dealer as
soon as possible.
WARNING
Pay close attention when the vehicle is driven close to objects on the
road, particularly pedestrians, and
especially children. Be aware that
some objects may not be detected
by the sensors, due to the object’s
distance, size or material, all of
which can limit the effectiveness of
the sensor. Always perform a visual inspection to make sure the vehicle is clear of all obstructions
before moving the vehicle in any
direction.
WARNING
Your new vehicle warranty does not
cover any accidents or damage to
the vehicle or injuries to its occupants due to a rear parking assist
system malfunction. Always drive
safely and cautiously.
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Features of your vehicle
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
REARVIEW CAMERA (IF EQUIPPED)
Rear view display
1
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OSL040055
D330000AHM-EE
The rearview camera will activate when
the back-up light is ON with the ignition
switch ON and the shift lever in the R
(Reverse) position.
This system is a supplemental system
that shows behind the vehicle through
the rearview display mirror while backing-up.
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The rearview camera may be turned off
by pressing the ON/OFF button (1) when
the rearview camera is activated.
To turn the camera on again, press the
ON/OFF button again when the ignition
switch is on and the shift lever in R
(Reverse). Also, the camera will turn on
automatically whenever the ignition
switch is turned off and on again.
WARNING
• This system is a supplementary
function only. It is the responsibility of the driver to always
check the inside/outside rearview
mirrors and the area behind the
vehicle before and while backing
up because there is a dead zone
that can't be seen by the camera.
• Always keep the camera lens
clean. If lens is covered with foreign matter, the camera may not
operate normally.
Detailed information for rearview camera
on the navigation system is described in
a separately supplied manual.
OSL060001
D180000AHM
The hazard warning flasher should be
used whenever you find it necessary to
stop the vehicle in a hazardous location.
When you must make such an emergency stop, always pull off the road as far
as possible.
The hazard warning lights are turned on
by pushing in the hazard switch. Both
turn signal lights will blink. The hazard
warning lights will operate even though
the key is not in the ignition switch.
To turn the hazard warning lights off,
push the switch again.
Features of your vehicle
LIGHTING
D190100APB
Battery saver function
• The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged
if the lights are left in the ON position.
The system automatically shuts off the
parking lights 30 seconds after the
ignition key is removed and the driver’s
door is opened and closed.
• With this feature, the parking lights will
turn off automatically if the driver parks
on the side of the road at night and
opens the driver’s side door.
If necessary, to keep the parking lights
on when the ignition key is removed,
perform the following:
1) Open the driver-side door.
2) Turn the parking lights OFF and ON
again using the light switch on the
steering column.
Headlight escort function
(if equipped)
Headlight welcome function
(if equipped)
The headlights (and/or taillights) remain
on for approximately 20 minutes after the
ignition key is removed or turned to the
ACC or LOCK position. However, if the
driver’s door (and tailgate) is opened and
closed, the headlights are turned off after
30 seconds.
The headlights can be turned off by
pressing the lock button on the transmitter (or smart key) twice or turning off the
light switch from the headlight or Auto
light position.
When the headlight switch is in the ON or
AUTO position and all doors (and tailgate) are closed and locked, if you press
the door unlock button on the transmitter
(or smart key), the headlights will come
on for about 15 seconds.
If the headlight switch is in the AUTO
position, the function can only operate at
night.
At this time, if you press the door lock
button or unlock button (once or twice) on
the transmitter (or smart key), the headlights will turn off immediately.
CAUTION
If the driver gets out of the vehicle
through other doors (except driver's door), the battery saver function does not operate and the headlight escort function does not turn
off automatically. Therefore, It causes the battery to be discharged. In
this case, make sure to turn off the
lamp before getting out of the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
OXM049110
❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
D190400AUN-C1
Lighting control
The light switch has a Headlight and a
Parking light position.
To operate the lights, turn the knob at the
end of the control lever to one of the following positions:
(1) OFF position
(2) Parking light position
(3) Headlight position
(4) Auto light position (if equipped)
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OXM049250N
OXM049251N
D190401AHM
D190402AHM
Parking light position (
)
When the light switch is in the parking
light position (1st position), the tail,
license and instrument panel lights will
turn ON.
Headlight position ( )
When the light switch is in the headlight
position (2nd position), the head, tail,
license and instrument panel lights will
turn ON.
✽ NOTICE
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position to turn on the headlights.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
OSL040057
Auto light position (if equipped)
When the light switch is in the AUTO light
position, the taillights and headlights will
turn ON or OFF automatically depending
on the amount of light outside the vehicle.
• Never place anything over the
sensor (1) located on the instrument panel. This will ensure better auto-light system control.
• Don’t clean the sensor using a
window cleaner. The cleaner may
leave a light film which could
interfere with sensor operation.
• If your vehicle has window tint or
other types of metallic coating on
the front windshield, the Auto
light system may not work properly.
OAM049044
D190500AUN
High beam operation
To turn on the high beam headlights,
push the lever away from you. Pull it back
for low beams.
The high beam indicator will light when
the headlight high beams are switched
on.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on for a
prolonged time while the engine is not
running.
WARNING
Do not use high beam when there
are other vehicles. Using high
beam could obstruct the other driver’s vision.
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Features of your vehicle
To signal a lane change, move the turn
signal lever slightly and hold it in position
(B). The lever will return to the OFF position when released.
If an indicator stays on and does not
flash or if it flashes abnormally, one of the
turn signal bulbs may be burned out and
will require replacement.
OAM049043
To flash the headlights, pull the lever
towards you. It will return to the normal
(low beam) position when released. The
headlight switch does not need to be on
to use this flashing feature.
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OAM049045
D190600AUN-U1
Turn signals and lane change signals
The ignition switch must be on for the
turn signals to function. To turn on the
turn signals, move the lever up or down
(A). The green arrow indicators on the
instrument panel indicate which turn signal is operating. They will self-cancel
after a turn is completed. If the indicator
continues to flash after a turn, manually
return the lever to the OFF position.
Features of your vehicle
One-touch lane change function
(if equipped)
To activate an one-touch lane change
function, move the turn signal lever
slightly for less than 1.5 second and then
release it. The lane change signals will
blink 3 times.
D190900AUN-EU
Daytime running light
✽ NOTICE
If an indicator flash is abnormally quick
or slow, a bulb may be burned out or
have a poor electrical connection in the
circuit.
OAM049046N
D190700AAM-EU
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) can make
it easier for others to see the front of your
vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions,
and it is especially helpful after dawn and
before sunset.
The DRL system will make the daytime
running lights turn OFF when:
1. The headlight switch is ON.
2. The parking brake is applied.
3. Engine stops.
Front fog light (if equipped)
Fog lights are used to provide improved
visibility when visibility is poor due to fog,
rain or snow, etc. The fog lights will turn
on when the fog light switch (1) is turned
to the on position after the headlight is
turned on.
To turn off the fog lights, turn the fog light
switch (1) to the OFF position.
CAUTION
When in operation, the fog lights
consume large amounts of vehicle
electrical power. Only use the fog
lights when visibility is poor.
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Features of your vehicle
WIPERS AND WASHERS
Windshield wiper/washer
Rear window wiper/washer
/AUTO*
OXM049231L/OAM049048N
D200000AAM-EE
A : Wiper speed control
· MIST – Single wipe
· OFF – Off
· INT – Intermittent wipe
AUTO* – Auto control wipe
· LO – Low wiper speed
· HI – High wiper speed
D : Rear wiper control
· ON – Continuous wipe
· INT* – Intermittent wipe
· OFF – Off
E : Wash with brief wipes (rear)
* if equipped
B : Intermittent wipe time adjustment
C : Wash with brief wipes (front)
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D200100AAM
Front windshield wipers
Operates as follows when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
MIST : For a single wiping cycle, push the
lever upward and release it with
the lever in the OFF position. The
wipers will operate continuously if
the lever is pushed upward and
held.
OFF : Wiper is not in operation
INT : Wiper operates intermittently at the
same wiping intervals. Use this
mode in light rain or mist. To vary
the speed setting, turn the speed
control knob.
LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed
✽ NOTICE
If there is heavy accumulation of snow
or ice on the windshield, defrost the
windshield for about 10 minutes, or
until the snow and/or ice is removed
before using the windshield wipers to
ensure proper operation.
Features of your vehicle
To vary the speed setting, turn the speed
control knob (1).
If the wiper switch is set in AUTO mode
when the ignition switch is ON, the wiper
will operate once to perform a self-check
of the system. Set the wiper to OFF position when the wiper is not in use.
CAUTION
Rain sensor
OXM049123
Auto control (if equipped)
The rain sensor located on the upper end
of the windshield glass senses the
amount of rainfall and controls the wiping
cycle for the proper interval. The more it
rains, the faster the wiper operates. When
the rain stops, the wiper stops.
When the ignition switch is ON and
the windshield wiper switch is
placed in the AUTO mode, use caution in the following situations to
avoid any injury to the hands or
other parts of the body:
• Do not touch the upper end of the
windshield glass facing the rain
sensor.
• Do not wipe the upper end of the
windshield glass with a damp or
wet cloth.
• Do not put pressure on the windshield glass.
CAUTION
When washing the vehicle, set the
wiper switch in the OFF position to
stop the auto wiper operation.
The wiper may operate and be damaged if the switch is set in the AUTO
mode while washing the vehicle.
Do not remove the sensor cover
located on the upper end of the passenger side windshield glass.
Damage to system parts could
occur and may not be covered by
your vehicle warranty.
When starting the vehicle in winter,
set the wiper switch in the OFF
position. Otherwise, wipers may
operate and ice may damage the
windshield wiper blades. Always
remove all snow and ice and defrost
the windshield properly prior to
operating the windshield wipers.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
To prevent possible damage to the
washer pump, do not operate the
washer when the fluid reservoir is
empty.
WARNING
OAM049102N
D200200ASA
Front windshield washers
In the OFF position, pull the lever gently
toward you to spray washer fluid on the
windshield and to run the wipers 1-3
cycles.
Use this function when the windshield is
dirty.
The spray and wiper operation will continue until you release the lever.
If the washer does not work, check the
washer fluid level. If the fluid level is not
sufficient, you will need to add appropriate non-abrasive windshield washer fluid
to the washer reservoir.
The reservoir filler neck is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the
passenger side.
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Do not use the washer in freezing
temperatures without first warming
the windshield with the defrosters;
the washer solution could freeze on
the windshield and obscure your
vision.
CAUTION
• To prevent possible damage to
the wipers or windshield, do not
operate the wipers when the
windshield is dry.
• To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
• To prevent damage to the wiper
arms and other components, do
not attempt to move the wipers
manually.
Features of your vehicle
OAM049103N
D200300AAM
Rear window wiper and washer
switch (if equipped)
The rear window wiper and washer
switch is located at the end of the wiper
and washer switch lever. Turn the switch
to the desired position to operate the rear
wiper and washer.
ON - Normal wiper operation
INT - Intermittent wiper operation
(if equipped)
OXM049125
Push the lever away from you to spray
rear washer fluid and to run the rear
wipers 1~3 cycles. The spray and wiper
operation will continue until you release
the lever.
OFF - Wiper is not in operation
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Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR LIGHTS
D210000AEN
CAUTION
Do not use the interior lights for
extended periods when the engine
is not running.
It may cause battery discharge.
WARNING
Do not use the interior lights when
driving in the dark. Accidents could
happen because the view may be
obscured by interior lights.
OXM049132
D210200AAM-EU
Room lamp
The light will turn on and off as follw if the
switch is moved.
• ON
: The light stays on at all times.
• OFF : The light stays off at all times.
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• DOOR : The light comes on when any
door is opened regardless of
the ignition switch position.
When doors are unlocked by
the transmitter or the key is
removed from the ignition
switch, the light comes on for
approximately 30 seconds as
long as any door is not opened.
The light goes out gradually
after approximately 30 seconds
if the door is closed.
However, if the ignition switch
is ON or all doors are locked,
the light will turn off immediately. If a door is opened with the
ignition switch in the ACC or
LOCK position, the light stays
on for about 20 minutes.
However, if a door is opened
with the ignition switch in the
ON position, the light stays on
continuously.
Features of your vehicle
• DOOR
The light comes on when any door is
opened or the ignition switch is turned
OFF. (if equipped)
The light goes out gradually after
approximately 30 seconds if the door is
closed or the ignition switch is turned
OFF.
However, if all doors are locked or the
ignition switch is turned ON, the light
will turn off immediately.
OSL040058
Map lamp
The light will turn on and off as below if
the switch is pressed. The light will turn
off if the button is pressed again.
• Push the lens to turn the map lamp on
or off. This light produces a spot beam
for convenient use as a map lamp at
night or as a personal lamp for the driver and the front passenger.
Interior light welcome function
(if equipped)
When the interior light switch is in the
DOOR position and all doors (and tailgate) are locked and closed, the room
lamp will come on for 30 seconds if any
of the below is performed.
• Without smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the transmitter.
• With the smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the smart key.
- When the button of the outside door
handle is pressed.
- When the smart key is within 1m (40 in.)
from the outside handle.
At this time, if you press the door lock
button, the room lamp will turn off immediately.
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Features of your vehicle
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OSL040060
OSL040059
Luggage lamp (if equipped)
Glove box lamp (if equipped)
Vanity mirror lamp (if equipped)
The luggage room lamp comes on when
the tailgate is opened.
The glove box lamp comes on when the
glove box is opened.
The parking lights or headlights must be
ON for the glove box lamp to function.
•
: The lamp will turn on if this button is pressed.
•
: The lamp will turn off if this button is pressed.
✽ NOTICE
Turn off the lamp before return the sunvisor to its original position.
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Features of your vehicle
DEFROSTER
220000AUN
Outside rearview mirror defroster
(if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the outside rearview mirror defrosters, they will
operate at the same time you turn on the
rear window defroster.
■ Type A
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the conductors bonded to the inside surface of
the rear window, never use sharp
instruments or window cleaners
containing abrasives to clean the
window.
■ Type B
Wiper deicer (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the wiper
deicer, it will operate at the same time
you turn on the rear window defroster.
✽ NOTICE
If you want to defrost and defog the
front windshield, refer to “Windshield
defrosting and defogging” in this section.
OSL040062
Rear window defroster
The defroster heats the window to
remove frost, fog and thin ice from the
rear window, while the engine is running.
To activate the rear window defroster,
press the rear window defroster button
located in the center facia switch panel.
The indicator on the rear window
defroster button illuminates when the
defroster is ON.
If there is heavy accumulation of snow on
the rear window, brush it off before operating the rear defroster.
The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after approximately 20 minutes
or when the ignition switch is turned off.
To turn off the defroster, press the rear
window defroster button again.
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Features of your vehicle
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Heating and air conditioning
1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
For improving the effectiveness of
heating and cooling;
- Heating:
- Cooling:
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position (if equipped).
5. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the
air conditioning system (if equipped)
on.
1. Fan speed control knob
5. Rear window defroster button
2. Front windshield defroster button
3. Air conditioning button (if equipped)
6. Temperature control knob
7. Mode selection button
4. Air intake control button
❈ The actual control panel in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Features of your vehicle
OSL040071
Mode selection
The mode selection buttons control the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
Air can be directed to the floor, dashboard outlets, or windshield. Five symbols are used to represent Face, BiLevel, Floor, Floor-Defrost and Defrost
air position.
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Features of your vehicle
Face-Level (B, D)
Air flow is directed toward the upper body
and face. Additionally, each outlet can be
controlled to direct the air discharged
from the outlet.
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, D, E)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
Defrost-Level (A, D)
Bi-Level (B, D, E, C)
Air flow is directed towards the face and
the floor.
Floor-Level (C, E, A, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the
floor, with a small amount of the air being
directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.
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Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
OSL040073
Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed
separately using the thumbwheel. (If
equipped)
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivery from these vents using the vent
control lever as shown.
Features of your vehicle
Recirculated air position
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
the passenger compartment will be drawn through
the heating system and
heated or cooled according
to the function selected.
OSL040074
OSL040075
Temperature control
The temperature control knob allows you
to control the temperature of the air flowing from the ventilation system. To
change the air temperature in the passenger compartment, turn the knob to
the right position for warm and hot air or
left position for cooler air.
Air intake control
The air intake control is used to select
the outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position.
To change the air intake control position,
press the control button.
MAX
If you select the A/C , the air conditioning
and the recirculated air position will be
selected automatically.
Outside (fresh) air position
With the outside (fresh) air
position
selected,
air
enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or
cooled according to the
function selected.
✽ NOTICE
Prolonged operation of the heater in the
recirculated air position (without air
conditioning selected) may cause fogging
of the windshield and side windows and
the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.
In addition, prolonged use of the air conditioning with the recirculated air position selected will result in excessively dry
air in the passenger compartment.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Continue using the climate control system in the recirculated air
position may allow humidity to
increase inside the vehicle which
may fog the glass and obscure
visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with the
air conditioning or heating system on. It may cause serious
harm or death due to a drop in the
oxygen level and/or body temperature.
• Continue using the climate control system in the recirculated air
position can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness, and loss of vehicle
control. Set the air intake control
to the outside (fresh) air position
as much as possible while driving.
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OSL040077
Fan speed control
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for fan operation.
The fan speed control knob allows you to
control the fan speed of the air flowing
from the ventilation system. To change
the fan speed, turn the knob to the right
for higher speed or left for lower speed.
Setting the fan speed control knob to the
“0” position turns off the fan.
Air conditioning
Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will
illuminate). Press the button again to turn
the air conditioning system off.
Features of your vehicle
System operation
Ventilation
1. Set the mode to the
position.
2. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
Heating
1. Set the mode to the
position.
2. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
5. If dehumidified heating is desired, turn
the air conditioning system (if
equipped) on.
• If the windshield fogs up, set the mode
to the
or
position.
Operation Tips
• To keep dust or unpleasant fumes from
entering the vehicle through the ventilation system, temporarily set the air
intake control to the recirculated air
position. Be sure to return the control
to the fresh air position when the irritation has passed to keep fresh air in the
vehicle. This will help keep the driver
alert and comfortable.
• Air for the heating/cooling system is
drawn in through the grilles just ahead
of the windshield. Care should be
taken that these are not blocked by
leaves, snow, ice or other obstructions.
• To prevent interior fog on the windshield, set the air intake control to the
fresh air position and fan speed to the
desired position, turn on the air conditioning system, and adjust the temperature control to desired temperature.
Air conditioning
All Kia Air Conditioning Systems are
filled with environmentally friendly
R-134a refrigerant which does not damage the ozone layer.
1. Start the engine. Press the air conditioning button.
2. Set the mode to the
position.
3. Set the air intake control to the outside
air or recirculated air position.
4. Adjust the fan speed control and temperature control to maintain maximum
comfort.
• When maximum cooling is desired, set
the temperature control to the extreme
left position, set the mode control to
the MAX A/C position, then set the fan
speed control to the highest speed.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• When using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge
closely while driving up hills or in
heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause engine overheating. Continue to use the blower
fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates engine overheating.
• When opening the windows in humid
weather air conditioning may create
water droplets inside the vehicle.
Since excessive water droplets may
cause damage to electrical equipment,
air conditioning should only be used
with the windows closed.
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Air conditioning system operation tips
• If the vehicle has been parked in direct
sunlight during hot weather, open the
windows for a short time to let the hot
air inside the vehicle escape.
• To help reduce moisture inside of the
windows on rainy or humid days,
decrease the humidity inside the vehicle by operating the air conditioning
system.
• During air conditioning system operation, you may occasionally notice a
slight change in engine speed as the
air conditioning compressor cycles.
This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Use the air conditioning system every
month only for a few minutes to ensure
maximum system performance.
• When using the air conditioning system, you may notice clear water dripping (or even puddling) on the ground
under the passenger side of the vehicle. This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Operating the air conditioning system
in the recirculated air position provides
maximum cooling, however, continual
operation in this mode may cause the
air inside the vehicle to become stale.
• During cooling operation, you may
occasionally notice a misty air flow
because of rapid cooling and humid air
intake. This is a normal system operation characteristic.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Outside air
Recirculated
air
Blower
Climate control air filter
Heater core
Evaporator core
OHM048209
Climate control air filter
(if equipped)
The climate control air filter installed
behind the glove box filters the dust or
other pollutants that come into the vehicle from the outside through the heating
and air conditioning system. If dust or
other pollutants accumulate in the filter
over a period of time, the air flow from the
air vents may decrease, resulting in
moisture accumulation on the inside of
the windshield even when the outside
(fresh) air position is selected. If this happens, inspect and replace the climate
control air filter. (Refer to “climate control
air filter” in section 7.)
If you’re unsure about replacing procedure, have it done by an authorized Kia
dealer.
• Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
If the vehicle is being driven in severe
conditions such as dusty or rough
roads, more frequent air conditioner
filter inspections and changes are
required.
• When the air flow rate suddenly
decreases, the system should be
checked at an authorized Kia dealer.
Checking the amount of air conditioner refrigerant and compressor lubricant
When the amount of refrigerant is low,
the performance of the air conditioning is
reduced. Overfilling also has a negative
impact on the air conditioning system.
Therefore, if abnormal operation is
found, have the system inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer.
✽ NOTICE
It is important that the correct type and
amount of oil and refrigerant is used.
Otherwise, damage to the compressor
and abnormal system operation may
occur.
WARNING
The air conditioning system should
be serviced by an authorized Kia
dealer. Improper service may cause
serious injury to the person performing the service.
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Features of your vehicle
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
1. AUTO (automatic control) button
2. Driver's temperature control knob
3. A/C display
4. Mode selection button
5. Air conditioning button*
6. Fan speed control switch
7. Passenger's temperature control knob
8. Dual temperature control selection button
9. Rear window defroster button
10. Air intake control button
11. Blower OFF button
12. Front windshield defroster button
* if equipped
❈ The actual control panel in the vehicle
may differ from the illustration.
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Features of your vehicle
OSL040079
Automatic heating and air conditioning
The automatic climate control system is
controlled by simply setting the desired
temperature.
The Full Automatic Temperature Control
(FATC) system automatically controls the
heating and cooling system as follows;
2. Set the temperature switch to the
desired temperature.
If the temperature is set to the lowest
setting (Lo), the air conditioning system will operate continuously.
3. To turn the automatic operation off,
select any button or switch of the following:
• Mode selection button
• Air conditioning button
• Front windshield defroster button
• Fan speed control switch
The selected function will be controlled
manually while other functions operate
automatically.
For your convenience and to improve the
effectiveness of the climate control, use
the AUTO button and set the temperature
to 23°C/73°F.
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✽ NOTICE
Never place anything over the sensor
located on the instrument panel to
ensure better control of the heating and
cooling system.
1. Press the AUTO button. The modes,
fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically
by setting the temperature.
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Features of your vehicle
Manual heating and air conditioning
The heating and cooling system can be
controlled manually by pressing buttons
or turning knob(s) other than the AUTO
button. In this case, the system works
sequentially according to the order of
buttons or knob(s) selected.
1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
For improving the effectiveness of
heating and cooling;
- Heating:
- Cooling:
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
5. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the
air conditioning system on.
Press the AUTO button in order to convert to full automatic control of the system.
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Face-Level
Air flow is directed toward the upper body
and face. Additionally, each outlet can be
controlled to direct the air discharged
from the outlet.
Bi-Level
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Mode selection
The mode selection button controls the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
The air flow outlet port is converted as
follows:
Refer to the illustration in the “Manual climate control system”.
Air flow is directed towards the face and
the floor.
Floor-Level
Most of the air flow is directed to the
floor, with a small amount of the air being
directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.
Floor/Defrost-Level
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
Features of your vehicle
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Defrost-Level
Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed
separately using the thumbwheel. (If
equipped)
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivery from these vents using the vent
control lever as shown.
Temperature control
The temperature will increase to the
maximum (HI) by turning the knob to the
extreme right.
The temperature will decrease to the
minimum (Lo) by turning the knob to the
extreme left.
When turning the knob, the temperature
will increase or decrease by 0.5°C./1°F
When set to the lowest temperature setting, the air conditioning will operate continuously.
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Features of your vehicle
Adjusting the driver and passenger side
temperature equally
1. Press the DUAL button again to deactivate DUAL mode. The passenger
side temperature will be set to the
same temperature as the driver side.
2. Operate the driver side temperature
control switch. The driver and passenger side temperature will be adjusted
equally.
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Adjusting the driver and passenger side
temperature individually
1. Press the DUAL button to operate the
driver and passenger side temperature
individually. Also, if the passenger side
temperature control switch is operated, it will automatically change to the
DUAL mode as well.
2. Operate the left temperature control to
adjust the driver side temperature.
Operate the right temperature control
to adjust the passenger side temperature.
When the driver side temperature is set
to the highest (HI) or lowest (Lo) temperature setting, the DUAL mode is deactivated for maximum heating or cooling.
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Temperature conversion
You can switch the temperature mode
from Centigrade to Fahrenheit as follows:
While pressing the OFF button, press the
AUTO button for 3 seconds or more.
The display will change from Centigrade
to Fahrenheit, or from Fahrenheit to
Centigrade.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, the temperature mode display will reset to Centigrade.
Features of your vehicle
Recirculated air position
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
the passenger compartment will be drawn through
the heating system and
heated or cooled according
to the function selected.
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Air intake control
This is used to select the outside (fresh)
air position or recirculated air position.
To change the air intake control position,
push the control button.
Outside (fresh) air position
With the outside (fresh) air
position
selected,
air
enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or
cooled according to the
function selected.
✽ NOTICE
Prolonged operation of the heater in the
recirculated air position (without air
conditioning selected) may cause fogging of the windshield and side windows
and the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.
In addition, prolonged use of the air conditioning with the recirculated air position selected will result in excessively dry
air in the passenger compartment.
WARNING
• Continue using the climate control
system in the recirculated air position may allow humidity to
increase inside the vehicle which
may fog the glass and obscure visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with the
air conditioning or heating system
on. It may cause serious harm or
death due to a drop in the oxygen
level and/or body temperature.
• Continue using the climate control
system in the recirculated air position can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness, and loss of vehicle
control. Set the air intake control to
the outside (fresh) air position as
much as possible while driving.
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Features of your vehicle
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OSL040087
OSL040088
Fan speed control
The fan speed can be set to the desired
speed by operating the fan speed control
switch.
To change the fan speed, press (
) the
switch for higher speed, or push (
)
the switch for lower speed. To turn the fan
speed control off, press the front blower
OFF button.
Air conditioning
Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will
illuminate).
Press the button again to turn the air
conditioning system off.
OFF mode
Press the front blower OFF button to turn
off the front air climate control system.
However, you can still operate the mode
and air intake buttons as long as the ignition switch is in the ON position.
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Features of your vehicle
WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING
WARNING - Windshield
heating
Do not use the
or
position
during cooling operation in
extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of
the outside air and the windshield
could cause the outer surface of
the windshield to fog up, causing
loss of visibility. In this case, set
the mode selection to the
position and fan speed control to the
lower speed.
• For maximum defrosting, set the temperature control to the extreme
right/hot position and the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
• If warm air to the floor is desired while
defrosting or defogging, set the mode
to the floor-defrost position.
• Before driving, clear all snow and ice
from the windshield, rear window, outside rear view mirrors, and all side windows.
• Clear all snow and ice from the hood
and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve
heater and defroster efficiency and to
reduce the probability of fogging up the
inside of the windshield.
or
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Manual climate control system
To defog inside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Select the
or
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air will be selected
automatically. If the
position is
selected, air conditioning will also be
selected automatically.
If the air conditioning and/or outside
(fresh) air position are not selected automatically, press the corresponding button
manually.
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Features of your vehicle
OSL040090
To defrost outside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.
2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot
position.
3. Select the
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically.
If the air conditioning is not selected
automatically press the corresponding
button manually.
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OSL040091
Automatic climate control system
To defog inside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Press the defroster button (
).
4. The outside (fresh) air position will be
selected automatically and the air conditioning will turn on according to the
detected ambient temperature.
If the air conditioning and outside (fresh)
air position are not selected automatically, adjust the corresponding button manually. If the
position is selected,
lower fan speed is adjusted to a higher
fan speed.
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To defrost outside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.
2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot
(HI) position.
3. Press the defroster button (
).
4. The outside (fresh) air position will be
selected automatically and the air conditioning will turn on according to the
detected ambient temperature.
Features of your vehicle
Defogging logic
To reduce the possibility of fogging up
the inside of the windshield, the air intake
or air conditioning is controlled automatically according to certain conditions such
as
or
position. To cancel or
return to the defogging logic, do the following.
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OSL040094
Manual climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Turn the mode selection knob to the
defrost position (
).
3. Press the air intake control button at
least 5 times within 3 seconds.
The indicator light in the air intake control
button will blink 3 times with 0.5 second
of interval. It indicates that the defogging
logic is canceled or returned to the programmed status.
Automatic climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Select the defroster position pressing
the defroster button (
).
3. While pressing the air conditioning
button (A/C), press the air intake control button at least 5 times within 3 seconds.
The A/C display blinks 3 times with 0.5
second of interval. It indicates that the
defogging logic is canceled or returned to
the programmed status.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic
status.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic
status.
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Features of your vehicle
STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
D270000AHM
These compartments can be used to
store small items.
CAUTION
• To avoid possible theft, do not
leave valuables in the storage
compartment.
• Always keep the storage compartment covers closed while
driving. Do not attempt to place
so many items in the storage
compartment that the storage
compartment cover cannot close
securely.
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Center console storage
(if equipped)
To open the center console storage, pull
up the lever.
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Glove box
To open the glove box, pull the handle
and the glove box will automatically
open. Close the glove box after use.
WARNING - Flammable
materials
Do not store cigarette lighters,
propane cylinders, or other flammable/explosive materials in the vehicle. These items may catch fire
and/or explode if the vehicle is
exposed to hot temperatures for
extended periods.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury in an
accident or sudden stop, always
keep the glove box door closed
while driving.
WARNING
Do not keep food in the glove box
for a long time.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
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OSL040103
Glove box cooling (if equipped)
Sunglass holder (if equipped)
You can keep beverage cans or other
items cool using the open/close lever of
the vent installed in the glove box.
To open the sunglass holder, press the
cover and the holder will slowly open.
Place your sunglasses with the lenses
facing out. To close the sunglass holder,
push it up.
1. Turn on the air conditioning (A/C) system.
2. Move the open/close lever (1) of the
vent installed in the glove box to the
open position.
When the cool box is not used, turn the
lever to its closed position ( ).
• Do not keep objects except sunglasses inside the sunglass holder. Such objects can be thrown
from the holder in the event of a
sudden stop or an accident, possibly injuring the passengers in
the vehicle.
• Do not open the sunglass holder
while the vehicle is moving. The
rear view mirror of the vehicle
can be blocked by an opened
sunglass holder.
✽ NOTICE
While using the cooling function, a small
amount of condensed moisture could
damage your pieces of paper.
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Features of your vehicle
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D270500BUN-C1
Luggage box (if equipped)
You can place a first aid kit, a reflector triangle, tools, etc. in the box for easy
access.
Grasp the handle on the edge of the
cover and lift it.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the goods or
the vehicle, care should be taken
when carrying fragile or bulky
objects in the luggage box.
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Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR FEATURES
Cup holder
■ Front
Type A
*
WARNING - Hot liquids
• Do not place uncovered cups
with hot liquid in the cup holder
while the vehicle is in motion. If
the hot liquid spills, you may burn
yourself. Such a burn to the driver could lead to loss of control of
the vehicle.
• To reduce the risk of personal
injury in the event of sudden stop
or collision, do not place uncovered or unsecured bottles, glasses, cans, etc., in the cup holder
while the vehicle is in motion.
WARNING
Keep cans or bottles out of direct
sun light and do not put them in a
vehicle that is heated up. It may
explode.
*
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Type B
OLM049207
Sunvisor
OSL040108
■ Rear (if equipped)
OSL040149
Use the sunvisor to shield direct light
through the front or side windows.
To use the sunvisor, pull it downward.
To use the sunvisor for the side window,
pull it downward, unsnap it from the
bracket (1) and swing it to the side (2).
Adjust the sunvisor extension forward or
backward (3). (if equipped)
To use the vanity mirror, pull down the
visor and slide the mirror cover (4).
The ticket holder (5) is provided for holding a tollgate ticket. (if equipped)
* The actual sunvisor lamp in the vehicle
may differ from the illustration.
Cups or small beverage cans may be
placed in the cup holders.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION - Vanity mirror
■ Front
CAUTION
lamp (if equipped)
If you use the vanity mirror lamp,
turn off the lamp before returning
the sunvisor to its original position,
otherwise it could result in battery
discharge and possible sunvisor
damage.
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WARNING
■ Rear (if equipped)
For your safety, do not obstruct
your vision when using the sunvisor.
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D280500AEN
Power outlet (if equipped)
The power outlet is designed to provide
power for mobile telephones or other
devices designed to operate with vehicle
electrical systems. The devices should
draw less than 10 amps with the engine
running.
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• Use the power outlet only when
the engine is running and remove
the accessory plug after use.
Using the accessory plug for prolonged periods of time with the
engine off could cause the battery to discharge.
• Only use 12V electric accessories
which are less than 10A in electric capacity.
• Adjust the air-conditioner or
heater to the lowest operating
level when using the power outlet.
• Close the cover when not in use.
• Some electronic devices can
cause electronic interference
when plugged into a vehicle’s
power outlet. These devices may
cause excessive audio static and
malfunctions in other electronic
systems or devices used in your
vehicle.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING
Do not put a finger or a foreign element (pen, etc.) into a power outlet
and do not touch with a wet hand.
You may get an electric shock.
SL_USA_RADIO/Q
Digital clock (if equipped)
Whenever the battery terminals or related fuses are disconnected, you must
reset the time.
For details, refer to the audio in the end
of this section.
WARNING
Do not adjust the clock while driving. You may lose your steering
control and cause an accident that
results in severe personal injury or
death.
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❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
Clothes hanger (if equipped)
CAUTION
Do not hang heavy clothes, since
those may damage the hook.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury in an
accident or sudden stop, do not
hang sharp or dangerous things
except clothes.
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Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
WARNING
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■ Type B
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❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
Floor mat anchor(s) (if equipped)
When using a floor mat on the front floor
carpet, make sure it attaches to the floor
mat anchor(s) in your vehicle. This keeps
the floor mat from sliding forward.
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The following must be observed
when installing ANY floormat to the
vehicle.
• Ensure that the floormats are
securely attached to the vehicle's
floormat anchor(s) before driving
the vehicle.
• Do not use ANY floormat that
cannot be firmly attached to the
vehicle's floormat anchors.
• Do not stack floormats on top of
one another (e.g. all-weather rubber mat on top of a carpeted
floormat). Only a single floormat
should be installed in each position.
IMPORTANT - Your vehicle was
manufactured with driver's side
floormat anchors that are designed
to securely hold the floormat in
place. To avoid any interference
with pedal operation, Kia recommends that only the Kia floormat
designed for use in your vehicle be
installed.
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OSL040114
D281000AHM
Luggage net holder (if equipped)
To keep items from shifting in the cargo
area, you can use the holders located in
the cargo area to attach the luggage net.
If necessary, contact your authorized Kia
dealer to obtain a luggage net.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the goods or
the vehicle, care should be taken
when carrying fragile or bulky
objects in the luggage compartment.
WARNING
To avoid eye injury, DO NOT overstretch the luggage net. ALWAYS
keep your face and body out of the
luggage net’s recoil path. DO NOT
use the luggage net when the strap
has visible signs of wear or damage.
OSL040115
Cargo security screen
(if equipped)
Use the cargo security screen to hide
items stored in the cargo area.
OSL040116
To use the cargo security screen, pull the
handle backward and insert the edges
into the slots.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
OSL040117
When not in use, place the cargo security screen on the lower portion of the
cargo area.
• Do not place objects on the cargo
security screen. Such objects
may be thrown about inside the
vehicle and possibly injure vehicle occupants during an accident
or when braking.
• Never allow anyone to ride in the
luggage compartment. It is
designed for luggage only.
• Maintain the balance of the vehicle and locate the weight as far
forward as possible.
CAUTION
Since the cargo security screen
may be damaged or malformed, do
not put the luggage on it when it is
used.
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Features of your vehicle
EXTERIOR FEATURES
CAUTION
OSL040150
• When carrying cargo on the roof
rack, take the necessary precautions to make sure the cargo does
not damage the roof of the vehicle.
• When carrying large objects on
the roof rack, make sure they do
not exceed the overall roof length
or width.
• When you are carrying cargo on
the roof rack, do not operate the
sunroof (if equipped).
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Roof rack (if equipped)
If the vehicle has a roof rack, you can
load cargo on top of your vehicle.
✽ NOTICE
If the vehicle is equipped with a sunroof,
be sure not to position cargo onto the
roof rack in such a way that it could
interfere with sunroof operation.
WARNING
• The following specification is the
maximum weight that can be
loaded onto the roof rack.
Distribute the load as evenly as
possible on the roof rack and
secure the load firmly.
ROOF
RACK
100 kg (220 lbs.)
EVENLY DISTRIBUTED
Loading cargo or luggage in
excess of the specified weight
limit on the roof rack may damage your vehicle.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• The vehicle center of gravity will
be higher when items are loaded
onto the roof rack. Avoid sudden
starts, braking, sharp turns,
abrupt maneuvers or high speeds
that may result in loss of vehicle
control or rollover resulting in an
accident.
• Always drive slowly and turn corners carefully when carrying
items on the roof rack. Severe
wind updrafts, caused by passing
vehicles or natural causes, can
cause sudden upward pressure
on items loaded on the roof rack.
This is especially true when carrying large, flat items such as
wood panels or mattresses. This
could cause the items to fall off
the roof rack and cause damage
to your vehicle or others around
you.
• To prevent damage or loss of
cargo while driving, check frequently before or while driving to
make sure the items on the roof
rack are securely fastened.
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Features of your vehicle
AUDIO SYSTEM
✽ NOTICE
CAUTION
If you install an after market HID head
lamp, your vehicle’s audio and electronic device may malfunction.
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Antenna
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Your vehicle uses a roof antenna to
receive both AM and FM broadcast signals.
This antenna is removable. To remove
the roof antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To install the roof antenna, turn it
clockwise.
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• Before entering a place with a low
height clearance or a car wash,
remove the antenna by rotating it
counter-clockwise. If not, the
antenna may be damaged.
• When reinstalling your roof
antenna, it is important that it is
fully tightened and adjusted to
the upright position to ensure
proper reception. But it could be
removed when parking the vehicle or when loading cargo on the
roof rack.
• When cargo is loaded on the roof
rack, do not place the cargo near
the antenna pole to ensure proper
reception.
Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
CAUTION
Do not operate audio remote control buttons simultaneously.
CD/USB/iPod mode
It will function as TRACK UP/DOWN button.
D300204AHM
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■ Type B
VOLUME (
/
) (1)
• Press the lever upward (
increase the volume.
• Press the lever downward (
decrease the volume.
) to
) to
D300203AHM
SEEK/PRESET (
/
) (2)
The SEEK/PRESET button has different
functions based on the system mode. For
the following functions the button should
be pressed for 0.8 seconds or more.
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❈ The actual feature may differ from the
illustration.
D300200AEN
Steering wheel audio controls
(if equipped)
The steering wheel may incorporate
audio control buttons.
RADIO mode
It will function as the PRESET STATION
buttons.
RADIO mode
It will function as the AUTO SEEK select
button.
D300202AEN
MODE (3)
Press the button to change audio source.
FM(1~2) ➟ AM ➟ SAT(1~3) ➟ CD ➟ USB
AUX(iPod)➟FM...
D300205AHM
MUTE (4)
• Press the button to mute the sound.
• Press the button to turn off the microphone during a telephone call.
Detailed information for audio control
buttons is described in the following
pages in this section.
CD/USB/iPod mode
It will function as the FF/REW button.
If the SEEK/PRESET button is pressed
for less than 0.8 seconds, it will work as
follows in each mode.
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Features of your vehicle
FM reception
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JBM001
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D300800AHM
Aux, USB and iPod® * port
(if equipped)
How vehicle audio works
If your vehicle has an aux and/or
USB(universal serial bus) port or iPod
port, you can use an aux port to connect
audio devices and an USB port to plug in
an USB and also an iPod port to plug in
an iPod.
✽ NOTICE
When using a portable audio device
connected to the power outlet, noise may
occur during playback. If this happens,
use the power source of the portable
audio device.
* iPod ® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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AM reception
AM and FM radio signals are broadcast
from transmitter towers located around
your city. They are intercepted by the
radio antenna on your vehicle. This signal
is then received by the radio and sent to
your vehicle speakers.
When a strong radio signal has reached
your vehicle, the precise engineering of
your audio system ensures the best possible quality reproduction. However, in
some cases the signal coming to your
vehicle may not be strong and clear. This
can be due to factors such as the distance from the radio station, closeness of
other strong radio stations or the presence of buildings, bridges or other large
obstructions in the area.
JBM002
AM broadcasts can be received at
greater distances than FM broadcasts.
This is because AM radio waves are
transmitted at low frequencies. These
long, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than
travelling straight out into the atmosphere. In addition, they curve around
obstructions so that they can provide better signal coverage.
Features of your vehicle
FM radio station
JBM003
JBM004
JBM005
FM broadcasts are transmitted at high
frequencies and do not bend to follow the
earth's surface. Because of this, FM
broadcasts generally begin to fade at
short distances from the station.
Also, FM signals are easily affected by
buildings, mountains, or other obstructions. These can result in certain listening
conditions which might lead you to
believe a problem exists with your radio.
The following conditions are normal and
do not indicate radio trouble:
• Fading - As your vehicle moves away
from the radio station, the signal will
weaken and sound will begin to fade.
When this occurs, we suggest that you
select another stronger station.
• Flutter/Static - Weak FM signals or
large obstructions between the transmitter and your radio can disturb the
signal causing static or fluttering noises to occur. Reducing the treble level
may lessen this effect until the disturbance clears.
• Station Swapping - As a FM signal
weakens, another more powerful signal near the same frequency may
begin to play. This is because your
radio is designed to lock onto the clearest signal. If this occurs, select another
station with a stronger signal.
• Multi-Path Cancellation - Radio signals
being received from several directions
can cause distortion or fluttering. This
can be caused by a direct and reflected signal from the same station, or by
signals from two stations with close
frequencies. If this occurs, select
another station until the condition has
passed.
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Features of your vehicle
Satellite radio reception
You may experience difficulties in receiving SIRIUS satellite radio signals in the
following situations.
• If you are driving on a mountain road
where is the signal blocked by mountains.
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SATELITE1
• If you are driving in a tunnel or a covered parking area.
• If you are driving beneath the top level
of a multi-level freeway.
• If you drive under a bridge.
• If you are driving next to a tall vehicle
(such as a truck or a bus) that blocks
the signal.
• If you are driving in a valley where the
surrounding hills or peaks block the
signal from the satellite.
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• If you are driving in an area with tall
trees that block the signal (10m / or
more), for example on an road that
goes through a dense forest.
• The signal can become weak in some
areas that are not covered by the SIRIUS repeater network.
NOTE:
There may be other unforeseen circumstances leading to reception
problems with the SIRIUS satellite
radio signal.
Features of your vehicle
Using a cellular phone or a two-way
radio
When a cellular phone is used inside the
vehicle, noise may be produced from the
audio equipment. This does not mean
that something is wrong with the audio
equipment. In such a case, use the cellular phone at a place as far as possible
from the audio equipment.
CAUTION
When using a communication system such a cellular phone or a radio
set inside the vehicle, a separate
external antenna must be fitted.
When a cellular phone or a radio set
is used with an internal antenna
alone, it may interfere with the vehicle's electrical system and adversely affect safe operation of the vehicle.
WARNING
Care of discs
• If the temperature inside the vehicle is
too high, open the vehicle windows for
ventilation before using your vehicle
audio.
• It is illegal to copy and use MP3/WMA
files without permission. Use CDs that
are created only by lawful means.
• Do not apply volatile agents such as
benzene and thinner, normal cleaners
and magnetic sprays made for analogue disc onto CDs.
• To prevent the disc surface from getting damaged. Hold and carry CDs by
the edges or the edges of the center
hole only.
• Clean the disc surface with a piece of
soft cloth before playback (wipe it from
the center to the outside edge).
• Do not damage the disc surface or
attach pieces of sticky tape or paper
onto it.
• Make sure objects other than CDs are
not inserted into the CD player (Do not
insert more than one CD at a time).
• Keep CDs in their cases after use to
protect them from scratches or dirt.
• Depending on the type of CD-R/CDRW CDs, certain CDs may not operate
normally according to manufacturing
companies or making and recording
methods. In such circumstances, if you
still continue to use those CDs, they
may cause the malfunction of your
vehicle audio system.
✽ NOTICE - Playing an
Incompatible Copy
Protected Audio CD
Some copy protected CDs, which do not
comply with the international audio CD
standards (Red Book), may not play on
your vehicle audio. Please note that if
you try to play copy protected CDs and
the CD player does not perform correctly the CDs maybe defective, not the CD
player.
Do not use a cellular phone while
driving. Stop at a safe location to
use a cellular phone.
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■ CD Player : PA710SL
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3. SEEK Button
SEEK is pressed, it will
• When the
automatically tune to the next lower
station.
• When the SEEK
is pressed, it will
automatically tune to the next higher
station.
4. SCAN Button
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Using RADIO, SETUP, VOLUME
and AUDIO CONTROL
1. FM/AM Button
The FM/AM button toggles between FM
and AM. Listed below are the paths as
the system switches from FM to AM and
back to FM.
• FM/AM : FM1➟FM2➟AM➟FM1...
2. POWER Button &
VOL
• When the button is pressed, it automatically scans the radio stations
upwards.
• The SCAN feature steps through each
station, starting from the initial station,
for 5 seconds.
• Press the SCAN button again to stop
the scan feature and to listen to the
currently selected channel.
7.
5. MUTE Button
Turn the LCD Display & Backlight
ON/OFF when DISP button press.
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1
• Press
~ 6
button more
than 0.8 seconds or longer to save the
current station to the respective button
with a beep.
DISP
Button
When the button is pressed, stops sound
and “Audio Mute” is displayed on LCD.
Knob
• Turns the audio system on/off when
the ignition switch is on ACC or ON.
• If the knob is turned clockwise/counterclockwise, the volume will increase
/decrease.
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6. PRESET Buttons
1
• Press
~ 6
buttons less
than 0.8 seconds to play the station
saved in each button.
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8. SETUP
Button
Press this button to enter SETUP mode,
If no action is taken for 8 seconds, it will
return to previous mode.
In “SETUP” mode, rotate the TUNE knob
to move the cursor between items, and
push the TUNE knob to select.
• SDVC (Speed Dependent Volume Control)
Select this item to turn the SDVC feature
On or Off. If it is turned ON, volume level
is adjusted automatically according to
the vehicle speed.
• MAIN
Select this item to enter the Scroll and
SDVC setup.
• MEDIA
Select default display of MP3 play information. “Folder/File” or “Artist/Title” can
be selected.
• SCROLL
Select whether long file names are
scrolled continuously (On) or just once
(Off).
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• CLOCK
Select this item to enter Clock setup
mode. Adjust the hour and press the
ENTER button to set. Adjust the minute
and press the ENTER button to complete
and exit from clock adjustment mode.
Pressing the SETUP button while in
power off, screen will allow the user to
make immediately adjustments to the
clock.
• P.BASS (PowerBass)
This function creates virtual sound
effects and allows adjustments to the
Bass level.
Off ➟ Low ➟ Mid ➟ High ➟ Off...
❈ AM Mode is not supported.
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• MIDDLE Control
To increase the MIDDLE, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the MIDDLE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
• SAT
Select default display of SIRIUS mode.
“Cat./Ch.” or “Artist/Title” can be selected.
• TREBLE Control
To increase the TREBLE, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the TREBLE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
• PHONE
Select this item to enter BLUETOOTH
setup mode. Refer to “BLUETOOTH
PHONE OPERATION” section for
detailed information.
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9. TUNE & Audio Control Knob
Rotate the knob clockwise or counterclock wise to increase or decrease from
current frequency.
(AM 10 kHz, FM 200 MHz)
Pressing the button changes the BASS,
MIDDLE, TREBLE, FADER and BALANCE TUNE mode. The mode selected
is shown on the display. After selecting
each mode, rotate the Audio control knob
clockwise or counterclockwise.
• FADER Control
Turn the control knob clockwise to emphasize rear speaker sound (front speaker
sound will be attenuated). When the control knob is turned counterclockwise, front
speaker sound will be emphasized (rear
speaker sound will be attenuated).
• BALANCE Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to emphasize
right speaker sound (left speaker sound
will be attenuated). When the control
knob is turned counter clockwise, left
speaker sound will be emphasized (right
speaker sound will be attenuated).
• BASS Control
To increase the BASS, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the BASS,
rotate the knob counterclockwise.
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• RDM : Only files/tracks in a folder/disc
are played back in a random sequence.
• ALL RDM (MP3/WMA Only) : All files in
a disc are played back in the random
sequence.
4.
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Using CD Player
1. CD Eject Button
• Press
button to eject the CD.
This button works regardless of ignition
switch status.
2. CD/AUX Button (CD)
If the CD is loaded, turns to CD mode. If
no CD, it displays “No Media” for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode.
3.
1
Button (RANDOM)
Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to activate ‘RDM’ mode and more
than 0.8 seconds to activate ‘ALL RDM’
mode.
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2
Button (REPEAT)
Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to activate 'RPT' mode and more
than 0.8 seconds to activate 'FLD RPT'
mode.
• RPT : Only a track (file) is repeatedly
played back.
• FLD RPT (MP3/WMA Only) : Only files
in a folder are repeatedly played back.
6. CD Slot
Insert a CD label side up and gently push
in while ignition switch is on ACC or ON.
The audio automatically switches to CD
mode and begins to play the CD.
If the audio was turned off, audio power
will automatically turned on as the CD is
inserted.
• This audio only recognizes 12cm-size, CDDA (Audio CD) or ISO data-CD (MP3 CD).
• If UDF data-CD or non-CD (e.g. DVD) is
inserted, "Reading Error" message will
be displayed and the disc will be ejected.
5. SCAN Button
Play each song in the CD for 10 seconds. To
cancel SCAN Play, press this button again.
CAUTION
Do not insert a CD if CD indicator is
lit.
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8. FOLDER Button
FOLDER button to move to
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7. TRACK Button
• Press T TRACK button for less than
0.8 seconds to play from the beginning
of current song.
• Press T TRACK button for less than
0.8 seconds and press again within
1 second to play the previous song.
• Press T TRACK button for 0.8 seconds or longer to initiate reverse direction high speed sound search of current song.
• Press TRACK
button for less than
0.8 seconds to play the next song.
• Press TRACK
button for 0.8 seconds or longer to initiate forward direction high speed sound search of current song.
• Press
child folder of the current folder and
display the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed. It will play the first
song in the folder.
• Press FOLDER
button to move to
parent folder of the current folder and
display the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed.
9. INFO
• Pressing this knob without turning
enters to AUDIO CONTROL mode.
NOTE:
Order of playing files (folders) :
1. Song playing order : to sequentially.
Button
Displays the information of the current
song.
• Audio CD : Disc Title/Artist, Track Title
/Artist, Total Track.
• MP3 CD : File Name, Title, Artist,
Album, Folder, Total Files (Not displayed if the information is unavailable
on the CD or file.)
10. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
• Turn this knob clockwise to browse
songs after current song, or counterclockwise to browse songs before current song. To play the displayed song,
press the knob.
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2. Folder playing order :
❋ If no song file is contained in the
folder, that folder is not displayed.
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CAUTION IN USING
USB DEVICE
• To use an external USB device,
make sure the device is not connected when starting up the vehicle. Connect the device after
starting up.
• If you start the engine when the
USB device is connected, it may
damage the USB device. (USB
flashdrives are very sensitive to
electric shock.)
• If the engine is started up or
turned off while the external USB
device is connected, the external
USB device may not work.
• It may not play inauthentic MP3 or
WMA files.
1) It can only play MP3 files with
the compression rate between
8Kbps~320Kbps.
2) It can only play WMA music
files with the compression rate
between 8Kbps~320Kbps.
• Take precautions for static electricity when connecting or disconnecting the external USB device.
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• An encrypted MP3 PLAYER is not
recognizable.
• Depending on the condition of
the external USB device, the connected external USB device can
be unrecognizable.
• When the formatted byte/sector
setting of External USB device is
not either 512BYTE or 2048BYTE,
then the device will not be recognized.
• Use only a USB device formatted
to FAT 12/16/32.
• USB devices without USB I/F
authentication may not be recognizable.
• Make sure the USB connection
terminal does not come in contact
with the human body or other
objects.
• If you repeatedly connect or disconnect the USB device in a short
period of time, it may break the
device.
• You may hear a strange noise
when connecting or disconnecting a USB device.
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• If you disconnect the external USB
device during playback in USB
mode, the external USB device can
be damaged or may malfunction.
Therefore, disconnect the external
USB device when the audio is
turned off or in another mode. (e.g,
Radio, SIRIUS or CD)
• Depending on the type and capacity of the external USB device or
the type of the files stored in the
device, there is a difference in the
time taken for recognition of the
device.
• Do not use the USB device for purposes other than playing music
files.
• Use of USB accessories such as
rechargers or heaters using USB
I/F may lower performance or
cause trouble.
• If you use devices such as a USB
hub purchased separately, the
vehicle’s audio system may not
recognize the USB device. In that
case, connect the USB device
directly to the multimedia terminal of the vehicle.
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• If the USB device is divided by
logical drives, only the music files
on the highest-priority drive are
recognized by car audio.
• Devices such as MP3 Player/
Cellular phone/Digital camera can
be unrecognizable by standard
USB I/F can be unrecognizable.
• Some non-standard USB devices
(METAL COVER TYPE USB) can be
unrecognizable.
• Some USB flash memory readers
(such as CF, SD, microSD, etc.) or
external-HDD type devices can be
unrecognizable.
• Music files protected by DRM
(DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT)
are not recognizable.
• The data in the USB memory may
be lost while using this audio.
Always back up important data on
a personal storage device.
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• Please avoid using USB memory
products which can be used as
key chains or cellular phone
accessories as they could cause
damage to the USB jack. Please
make certain only to use plug type
connector products as shown
below.
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• To cancel RANDOM play, press this
button again.
3.
2
Button (REPEAT)
• Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to repeat current song.
• Press this button for 0.8 seconds or longer
to repeat all songs in current folder.
• To cancel REPEAT, press this button
again.
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Using USB device
1. CD/AUX Button (USB or AUX)
If the auxiliary device is connected, it
switches to AUX or USB mode to play the
sound from the auxiliary player.
If there is no auxiliary device, then the
message “No Media” will become displayed on the LCD for 3 seconds and
returns to previous mode.
2.
1
Button (RANDOM)
• Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to play songs randomly in current
folder.
• Press this button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play songs randomly in entire
USB device.
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4. TRACK Button
• Press the T TRACK button for less
than 0.8 seconds to play from the
beginning of the current song.
Press the button for less than 0.8 sec
onds and press it again within 1 second to move to and play the previous
song.
Press the button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play the song in reverse
direction in fast speed.
• Press the TRACK
button for less
than 0.8 seconds to move to the next
song. Press the button for 0.8 seconds
or longer to play the song in forward
direction in fast speed.
5. SCAN Button
Plays each song in the USB device for 10
seconds.
To cancel SCAN Play, press this button
again.
6. INFO
Button
Displays the information of the file currently played in the order of
FILE NAME ➟ TITLE ➟ ARTIST ➟
ALBUM ➟ FOLDER ➟ TOTAL FILE ➟
NORMAL DISPLAY ➟ FILE NAME…
(Displays no information if the file has no
song information.)
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8. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
• Turn this knob clockwise to browse
songs after current song, or counter
clockwise to browse songs before current song. To play the displayed song,
press the knob.
• Pressing this knob without turning
enters to AUDIO CONTROL mode.
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7. FOLDER Button
FOLDER button to move to
• Press
child folder of the current folder and
display the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed. It will play the first
song in the folder.
• Press FOLDER
button to move to
parent folder display the first song in
the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed.
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✽ NOTICE FOR USING THE
iPod® DEVICE
• Some iPod models might not support the communication protocol
and the files will not be played.
Supported iPod models:
- iPod Mini
- iPod 4th(Photo) ~ 6th(Classic)
generation
- iPod Nano 1st~4th generation
- iPod Touch 1st~2nd generation
• The order of search or playback of
songs in the iPod can be different
from the order searched in the
audio system.
• If the iPod disabled due to its own
malfunction, reset the iPod. (Reset:
Refer to iPod manual)
• An iPod may not operate normally
on low battery.
• Some iPod devices, such as the
iPhone, can be connected through the
Bluetooth® interface. The device
must have audio Bluetooth® capability (such as for stereo headphone
Bluetooth®). The device can play, but
it will not be controlled by the audio
system.
CAUTION IN USING THE
iPod® DEVICE
• The Kia iPod Power Cable is
needed in order to operate iPod
with the audio buttons on the
audio system. The USB cable provided by Apple may cause malfunction and should not be used
for Kia vehicles.
❋ The Kia iPod Power Cable may
be purchased through your Kia
Dealership.
• When connecting iPod with the
iPod Power Cable, insert the connector to the multimedia socket
completely. If not inserted completely, communications between
iPod and audio may be interrupted.
• When adjusting the sound effects of
the iPod and the audio system, the
sound effects of both devices will
overlap and might reduce or distort
the quality of the sound.
• Deactivate (turn off) the equalizer
function of an iPod when adjusting the audio system’s volume,
and turn off the equalizer of the
audio system when using the
equalizer of an iPod.
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• When the iPod cable is connected,
the system can be switched to AUX
mode even without iPod device
and may cause noise. Disconnect
the iPod cable when you are not
using the iPod device.
• When not using iPod with car
audio, detach the iPod cable from
iPod. Otherwise, iPod may remain
in accessory mode, and may not
work properly.
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• Press this button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to shuffle order of albums in current category. (Album Random)
• To cancel RANDOM Play, press this
button again.
3.
2
Button (REPEAT)
Repeats the song currently played.
4. TRACK Button
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Using iPod
❋
iPod ®
is a trademark of Apple Inc.
1. CD/AUX Button (iPod)
If iPod is connected, it switches to the
iPod mode from the previous mode to
play the song files stored in the iPod.
If there is no iPod connected, then it displays the message "No Media" for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode.
2.
1
Button (RANDOM)
• Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to shuffle order of all songs in
current category. (Song Random)
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• Press the T TRACK button for less
than 0.8 seconds to play from the
beginning of the song currently played.
Press the button for less than 0.8 seconds and press it again within 1 second to move to and play the previous
track.
Press the button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play the song in reverse
direction in fast speed.
• Press the TRACK
button for less
than 0.8 seconds to move to the next
track.
Press the button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play the song in forward direction in fast speed.
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5. SCAN Button
Plays each song in the USB device for 10
seconds.
To cancel SCAN Play, press this button
again.
6.
6
Button (MENU)
Moves to the upper category from currently played category of the iPod.
To move to (play) the category (song)
displayed, press TUNE knob.
You will be able to search through the
lower category of the selected category.
The standard order of iPod’s category is
SONGS ➟ ALBUMS ➟ ARTISTS ➟ GENRES ➟ iPod
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8. INFO
Button
Displays the information of the file currently played in the order of
TITLE ➟ ARTIST ➟ ALBUM ➟ NORMAL
DISPLAY ➟ TITLE... (Displays no information if the file has no song information.)
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7. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
When you rotate the knob clockwise, it
will display the songs (category) ahead
of the song currently played (category in
the same level).
Also, when you rotate the knob counterclockwise, it will display the songs (category) before the song currently played
(category in the same level).
To listen to the song displayed in the
song category, press the button to skip to
and play the selected song.
Pressing the button changes the BASS,
MIDDLE, TREBLE, FADER and BALANCE TUNE mode. The mode selected
is shown on the display. After selecting
each mode, rotate the Audio control knob
clockwise or counterclockwise.
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SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO INFORMATION (IF EQUIPPED)
Satellite Radio channels:
SIRIUS Satellite Radio has over 130 channels, including 69 channels of 100% commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk
and entertainment available nationwide in
your vehicle. For more information and a
complete list of SIRIUS Satellite Radio
channels, visit sirius.com in the United
States, sirius-canada.ca in Canada, or call
SIRIUS at 1-888-539-7474.
Satellite Radio reception factors:
To receive the satellite signal, your vehicle has been equipped with a satellite
radio antenna located on the roof of your
vehicle. The vehicle roof provides the
best location for an unobstructed, open
view of the sky, a requirement of a satellite radio system. Like AM/FM, there are
several factors that can affect satellite
radio reception performance:
• Antenna obstructions: For optimal
reception performance, keep the antenna clear of snow and ice build-up and
keep luggage and other material as far
away from the antenna as possible.
• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings,
bridges, tunnels, freeway overpasses,
parking garages, dense tree foliage
and thunderstorms can interfere with
your reception.
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SIRIUS Satellite Radio service:
NOTE:
SIRIUS Satellite Radio is a subscriptionbased satellite radio service that broadcasts music, sports, news and entertainment programming to radio receivers,
which are available for installation in
motor vehicles or factory installed, as
well as for the home, portable and wireless devices, and through an Internet
connection on personal computer.
Vehicles that are equipped with a factory
installed SIRIUS Satellite Radio system
include:
• Hardware and an introductory trial subscription term, which begins on the
date of sale or lease of the vehicle.
• For a small upgrade fee, access to
SIRIUS music channels, and other
select channels over the Internet using
any computer connected to the
Internet (U.S. customers only).
For information on extended subscription terms, contact SIRIUS at 1-888539-7474.
Satellite Radio requires SIRIUS® compatible receiver and a subscription service fee after trial period.
Vehicles without a factory-installed
radio receiver require hardware purchase and installation. Please see your
dealer for further details. All fees and
programming subject to change.
Subscriptions governed by the SIRIUS
Terms & Conditions available at
www.sirius.com / service terms.
Available only in the 48 contiguous
United States and the District of
Columbia. Service available in Canada;
see www.siriuscanada.ca
KIA shall not be responsible for any
such programming changes.
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial
Number (ESN): This 12-digit Satellite
Serial Number is needed to re-activate,
modify or track your satellite radio
account. You will need this number when
communicating with SIRIUS.
Features of your vehicle
Please note that the vehicle will need to
be turned on, in Sirius mode, and have
an unobstructed view of the sky in order
for the radio to receive the activation signal.
1.
SAT
Button(SIRIUS Satellite
Radio)
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Using SIRIUS Satellite Radio
Your Kia vehicle is equipped with a 3
month complimentary period of SIRIUS
Satellite Radio so you have access to
over 130 channels of music, information,
and entertainment programming.
Activation
In order to extend or reactivate your subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you
will need to contact SIRIUS Customer
Care at 1-888-539-7474. Have your 12
digit SID (Sirius Identification Number)/ESN
(Electronic Serial Number) ready. To retrieve
the SID/ESN, turn on the radio, press the
[SAT] button, and tune to channel zero.
SAT
Press the
button to switch to
SIRIUS Satellite Radio. It cycles through
the different bands as noted below.
SAT1➟SAT2➟SAT3➟SAT1...
2. SEEK Button (CHANNEL)
SEEK
• Press
button for less than
0.8 seconds to select previous or next
channel.
SEEK
• Press
button for 0.8 seconds or longer to continuously move to
previous or next channel.
• If “CATEGORY” Icon is displayed at the
top of the screen, channel up/down is
done through the channels within current category.
• The SCAN feature steps through every
channel, starting from the initial channel, for ten seconds.
• Press the SCAN button again to stop
the scan feature and to listen to the
currently selected channel.
• If "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed at
the top of the screen, channel changing is done through the channels within current category.
4.
CAT
Button (CATEGORY)
CAT
• Press
button to enter the
Category List Mode. The display will
indicate the category items, highlight
the category that the current channel
belongs to.
• In the Category List Mode, press these
buttons to navigate category list.
• Press ENTER Button to select the
lowest channel in highlighted category.
• If channel is selected by selecting category "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed
at the top of the screen.
3. SCAN Button
• When the SCAN button is pressed, it
automatically scans the radio stations
upwards.
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• Press this to make selection of channels or items.
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5. PRESET Buttons
1
• Press
~ 6
buttons less
than 0.8 seconds to play the channel
saved in each button.
1
• Press
~ 6
buttons for 0.8
seconds or longer to save current
channel to the respective button with a
beep.
6. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
• Rotate clockwise to increase the channel number or to scroll down the category list.
• Rotate counterclockwise to decrease
the channel number or to scroll up the
category list.
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Button
Displays the information of the current
channel as below when the button is
pressed each time.
• When default display is
CAT(Category)/CH(Channel) ➟ Artist/Title ➟
Composer (if available) ➟Category/Channel...
• When default display is
ART(Artist)/TITLE(Title) ➟ Category/Channel
➟ Composer(if available) ➟ Artist/Title...
✽ Troubleshooting
1. Antenna Error
If this message is displayed, the antenna or antenna cable is broken or
unplugged. Please consult with your
Kia dealership.
2. Acquiring Signal
If this message is displayed, it means
that the antenna is covered and that
the SIRIUS Satellite Radio signal is
not available. Ensure the antenna is
uncovered and has a clear view of the
sky.
Features of your vehicle
BLUETOOTH® PHONE OPERATION
(if equipped)
1
2
4
5
3
1. VOLUME button : Raises or lowers speaker volume.
2. MUTE : Mute the microphone during
a call.
3.
button : Activates voice recognition.
4.
button : Places and transfers calls.
5.
button : Ends calls or cancels functions.
■ What
is Bluetooth®?
Bluetooth® is a wireless technology that
allows multiple devices to be connected
in a short range, low-powered devices
like hands-free, stereo headset, steering
remote control, etc. For more information, visit the Bluetooth® website at
www.Bluetooth.com
■
General Features
• This audio system supports Bluetooth®
hands-free and stereo-headset features.
- HANDS-FREE feature: Making or
receiving calls wirelessly through
voice recognition.
- STEREO-HEADSET feature: Playing
music from cellular phones (that supports A2DP feature) wirelessly.
• Voice recognition engine of the
Bluetooth® system supports 3 types of
languages:
English
Canadian French
US Spanish
✽ NOTICE
• The phone must be paired to the system before using Bluetooth® features.
• Only one selected (linked) cellular phone
can be used with the system at a time.
• Some phones are not fully compatible
with this system.
• The Bluetooth® word mark and logos
are registered trademarks owned by
Bluetooth® SIG, Inc. and any use of
such marks by Kia is under license.
A Bluetooth enabled cell phone is
required to use Bluetooth® wireless
technology.
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Receiving a Phone Call
When receiving a phone call, a ringtone
is audible from speakers and the audio
system changes into telephone mode.
When receiving a phone call, “Incoming
call” message and incoming phone number (if available) are displayed on the
audio.
• To Answer a Call:
- Press
button on the steering wheel.
• To Reject a Call:
- Press
button on the steering wheel.
• To Adjust Ring Volume:
- Use VOLUME buttons on the steering
wheel.
• To Transfer a Call to the Phone (Secret
Call):
- Press and hold
button on the
steering wheel until the audio system
transfers a call to the phone.
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■ Talking
on the Phone
When talking on the phone, “Active Call”
message and the other party’s phone
number (if available) are displayed on the
audio.
• To Finish a Call
- Press
button on the steering wheel.
✽ NOTICE
In the following situations, you or the
other party may have difficulty hearing
each other:
1. Speaking at the same time, your voice
may not reach each other parties. (This
is not a malfunction.) Speak alternately with the other party on the phone.
2. Keep the Bluetooth® volume to a low
level. High-level volume may result in
distortion and echo.
3. When driving on a rough road.
4. When driving at high speeds.
5. When the window is open.
6. When the air conditioning vents are
facing the microphone.
7. When the sound of the air conditioning fan is loud.
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Bluetooth® Audio Music Streaming
The audio system supports Bluetooth®
A2DP (Audio Advanced Distribution
Profile) and AVRCP (Audio Video
Remote Control Profile) technologies.
Both profiles provide steaming of music
via compatible “PAIRED” Bluetooth®
Cellular phone.
To stream music from the Bluetooth® cellular phone, play your music files on your
cellular phone according to your cellular
phone user’s manual and press the
CD/AUX button on the audio system until
“MP3 play” is displayed on the LCD.
The audio system head unit displays
‘MP3 MODE’.
NOTE:
• In addition to streaming MP3 files,
all music and sound files your cellular phone supports can be played
by the audio system.
• Bluetooth® compatible
cellular
phones must include A2DP and
AVRCP capabilities.
• Some A2DP and AVRCP compatible
Bluetooth® cellular phones may not
play music through the audio system initially. These cellular phones
may need to have the Bluetooth®
streaming enabled, for example;
i.e : Menu➟Filemanager➟Music➟
Option➟Play via Bluetooth
• Please refer to User’s Guide for your
cellular phone for more information.
To cancel Bluetooth® cellular phone
music streaming, stop music playback on the cellular phone or
change the audio mode to AM/FM,
SIRIUS, CD, iPod, ect.
Features of your vehicle
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Phone Setup
All Bluetooth® related operations can be
performed in PHONE menu.
1) Push the SETUP button to enter
SETUP mode.
2) Select “Phone” item by rotating the
TUNE knob, then push the knob.
• Pairing a phone
Before using Bluetooth® features, the
phone must be paired (registered) with
the audio system. Up to 5 phones can be
paired with the system.
NOTE:
• The pairing procedure of the phone
3) Select desired item by rotating the
TUNE knob, then push the knob.
varies according to each phone
model. Before attempting to pair
phone, please see your phone’s
User’s Guide for instructions.
• Once pairing with the phone is completed, there is no need to pair with
that phone again unless the phone
is deleted manually from the audio
system (refer “Deleting a Phone”
section) or the vehicle’s information
is removed from the phone.
NOTE:
• If the phone is paired with two or
more vehicles of the same model,
some phones may not handle
Bluetooth® devices of that name
correctly. In this case, you may need
to change the name displayed on
your phone.
For example, if the vehicles' name is
KMC CAR, you may need to change
the name displayed on you phone
from KMC_CAR to JOHNS_CAR or
KMC CAR_1 to avoid ambiguity.
Refer to your phone User’s Guide, or
contact your cellular carrier or phone
manufacturer for instructions.
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Pair” in PHONE
menu.
➂ The audio displays “Device : [Name]
passkey: 0000”
➃ Search and select the device name in
your mobile phone to starting the pairing process.
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• Connecting a phone
When the Bluetooth® system is enabled,
the phone previously used is automatically selected and re-connected. If you
want to select different phone previously
paired, the phone can be selected
through “Select Phone” menu.
Only a selected phone can be used with
the hands-free system at a time.
➀ Press
mode.
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shown.
➃ The Bluetooth® icon appears on the
upper side of audio display when a
phone is connected.
• Changing Priority
If several phones are paired with the
audio system, the system attempts to
connect following order when the
Bluetooth® system is enabled:
1) “Priority” checked phone.
2) Previously connected phone
3) Gives up auto connection.
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Select” in PHONE
menu.
➂ Select desired phone name from the list
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Priority” in PHONE
menu.
➂ Select desired phone name from the
list shown.
Features of your vehicle
• Deleting a Phone
The paired phone can be deleted.
- When the phone is deleted, all the information associated with that phone is
also deleted (including phonebook).
- If you want to use the deleted phone with
the audio system again, pairing procedure must be completed once more.
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Delete” in PHONE
menu.
➂ Select desired phone name from the list
shown.
• ADVANCED Menu
After pressing the SETUP button, select
the “Phone” menu. while in PHONE
menu, select the “Advanced” menu to
make Bluetooth® Phone settings.(The
ADVANCED menu may differ according to
audio specifications.)
Incoming Volume (Bluetooth® call volume adjustments)
While in ADVANCED menu, press “In. Vol”
Use the knob key to set the desired volume and select the ENTER button.
Contacts Sync (Automatic Phonebook
download setting)
While in ADVANCED menu, select
“Contacts” To automatically save the
contacts and call history in your mobile
phone each time you connect a mobile
device, select ON. If you do not wish for
automatic download, select OFF.
It’s not available to make a phone call by
bluetooth audio system while the phonebook is being downloaded.
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Language of Bluetooth® voice recognition
While in ADVANCED menu, select
“Language”. To change the language,
select the desired language and press
the ENTER button.
Bluetooth® system off
While in ADVANCED menu, select
“BT Off” to turn off the Bluetooth® System.
■ Voice
Recognition Activation
• The voice recognition engine contained
in the Bluetooth® System can be activated in the following conditions:
- Button Activation
The voice recognition system will be
active when the
button is pressed
and after the sound of a Beep.
- Active Listening
The voice recognition system will be
active for a period of time when the
Voice Recognition system has asked
for a customer response.
■
Menu tree
The menu tree identifies available voice
recognition Bluetooth® functions.
Call [Name]
Ex) Call John (at Home)
Dial [Number] Ex) Dial 911
Call
By name
By number
Redial
• The system can recognize single digits
from zero to nine while number greater
than ten will not be recognized.
• The system shall cancel voice recognition mode in following cases : When
pressing the
button and saying
“cancel” following the beep. When not
making a call and pressing the
button. When voice recognition has
failed 3 consecutive times.
• At any time if you say “help”, the system
will announce what commands are
available.
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Call Back
Phonebook
Add entry
By voice
By phone
Change name
Delete name
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✽ Tip
■ Voice Operation
To get the best performance out of the
Voice Recognition System, observe the
followings:
- Keep the interior of the vehicle as
quiet as possible. Close the window
to eliminate surrounding noise
(traffic noise, vibration sounds,
etc), which may disturb recognizing the voice command correctly.
- Speak a command after a beep
sound within 5 seconds. Otherwise
the command will not be received
properly.
- Speak in a natural voice without
pausing between words.
- While receiving voice commands,
press the
button on the steering wheel remote controller to terminate guidance. Voice command
will convert back to waiting mode
to allow the user to say a new voice
command.
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Making a Phone Call
• Direct Calling
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say the following command.
- Call <John> : Connects the call to John.
- Call <John> on <Mobile> : Connects
the call to John’s mobile phone number.
- Call <John> at <Home> : Connects
the call to john’s home number.
- Call <John> in <Office> : Connects
the call to John’s office number.
Note:
Calls can be immediately connected
to contacts who name or voice tag are
saved in the phonebook(or contacts).
• Calling by Name
A phone call can be made by speaking
names registered in the audio system.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Call”.
➂ Say “By name” when prompted.
➃ Say desired name (in Phonebook or
voice tag).
➄ Say desired location (phone number
type). Only stored locations can be
selected.
➅ Say “Yes” to confirm and make a call.
✽ Tip
A shortcut to each of the following functions is available:
1. Say “Call Name”
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• Dialing by Number
A phone call can be made by dialing the
spoken numbers. The system can recognize single digits from zero to nine.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Call”.
➂ Say “By number” when prompted.
➃ Say desired phone numbers.
➄ Say “Dial” to complete the number and
make a call.
✽ Tip
A shortcut to each of the following functions is available:
➀ Say “Dial Number”
➁ Say “Dial <digit>”
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Phone Book (In-Vehicle)
• Adding entry by voice
Phone numbers and voice tags can be
registered. Entries registered in the
phone can also be transferred.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say "Phonebook".
- The system replies with all available
commands.
- To skip the information message,
press
again and then a beep is
heard.
➂ Say “Add Entry”.
➃ Say “By Voice” to proceed.
➄ Say the name of the entry when
prompted.
➅ Say “Yes” to confirm.
➆ Say the phone number of that entry
when prompted.
➇ Say “Store” if phone number input is
finished.
➈ Say a phone number type. “Home”,
“Work”, “Mobile”, “Other” or “Default” is
available.
➉ Say “Yes” to complete adding entry.
11 Say “Yes” to store additional location
for this contact, or say “Cancel” to finish the process.
✽ NOTICE
- The system can recognize single digits
from zero to nine. Numbers that are
ten or greater cannot be recognized.
- You can enter each digit individually
or group digits together in preferred
string lengths.
- To speed up input, it is a good idea to
group all digits into a continuous string.
- Recommend to enter the numbers
constituted an grouping within all
digit numbers to dial 995 / 734 / 0000
- The display corresponding to each
operation appears on the screen as follows:
Input operation example:
1. Say: “Nine, nine, five”
➟ Display: “995”
2. And say: “Seven, three, four”
➟ Display: “995734”
Features of your vehicle
• Adding Entry by Phone
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say "Phonebook".
➂ Say "Add Entry" after prompt.
➃ Say "By Phone" to proceed.
➄ Say “Yes” to confirm.
➅ Your phone will start to transfer
phone/contact list to the audio system.
This process may take over 10 minutes depending on the phone model
and number of entries
➆ Wait till the audio displays “Transfer
Complete” message.
• Changing Name
The registered names can be modified.
• Deleting Name
The registered names can be deleted.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Phonebook”.
➂ Say “Delete Name” after prompt.
➃ Say the name of the entry (voice tag).
➄ Say “Yes” to confirm.
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Bluetooth® Audio Speaker Adaptation
Speaker adaptation will improve performance of voice recognition system to a
particular user voice.
This will degrade the performance for
other users.
• Record
➀ Press
button for 10sec.
➁ Say “Record profile”.
➂ Say “Yes”.
➃ Say the word displayed on Radio.
• Delete
➀ Press
button for 10sec.
➁ Say “Delete profile”.
➂ Say “Yes”.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Phonebook”.
➂ Say “Change Name” after prompt.
➃ Say the name of the entry (voice tag).
➄ Say “Yes” to confirm.
➅ Say new desired name.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION IN USING
BLUETOOTH® CELLULAR
PHONE
• Do not use a cellular phone or
perform Bluetooth® settings (e.g.
pairing a phone) while driving.
• Some Bluetooth®-enabled phones
may not be recognized by the
system or fully compatible with
the system.
• Before using Bluetooth® related
features of the audio system,
refer your phone’s User’s Manual
for phone-side Bluetooth® operations.
• The phone must be paired to the
audio system to use Bluetooth®
related features.
• You will not be able to use the
hands-free feature when your
phone (in the car) is outside of
the cellular service area (e.g. in a
tunnel, in a underground, in a
mountainous area, etc.).
• If the cellular phone signal is poor
or the vehicles interior noise is
too loud, it may be difficult to hear
the other person’s voice during a
call.
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• Do not place the phone near or
inside metallic objects, otherwise
communications with Bluetooth®
system or cellular service stations can be disturbed.
• While a phone is connected
through Bluetooth® your phone
may discharge quicker than usual
for additional Bluetooth®-related
operations.
• Some cellular phones or other
devices may cause interference
noise or malfunction to audio
system. In this case, store the
device in a different location may
resolve the situation.
NOTE:
If you need more information about
Kia’s Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Contact kia website “www.kia.com”
(OWNERS>General Info>BLUETOOTH
wireless technology).
Features of your vehicle
■
Key matrix
Class
No.
KEY
Connected
Paired H/P
Empty
Disconnected
SHORT
Not Paired
Not Connecting
-
-
Accept Call
-
2nd Call
2nd call
1st Call:waiting 2nd Call:waiting
2nd Call:active 1st Call:active
LONG
-
-
-
-
-
-
Transfer call:secret call
SHORT
VR
MODE Cancel
VR
MODE Cancel
VR
MODE Cancel
VR
MODE Cancel
Reject Call
End Call
End Call
End Call
LONG
[10sec]
-
-
Speaker
Adaptation
(Only English)
Speaker
Adaptation
(Only English)
-
-
-
-
SHORT
Active
Active
Active
Active
-
-
-
-
LONG
[10sec]
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Normal mode BT SETUP menu
Incoming Call Outgoing Call
Active Call
2nd Call
1
2
3
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Before driving / 5-3
Key positions / 5-4
Engine start/Stop button / 5-7
Manual transaxle / 5-12
Automatic transaxle5-15
Four wheel drive (4WD) / 5-21
Brake system / 5-27
Cruise control system / 5-40
Economical operation / 5-44
Special driving conditions / 5-46
Winter driving / 5-51
Driving your vehicle
Trailer towing / 5-54
Vehicle load limit / 5-63
Vehicle weight glossary / 5-68
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Driving your vehicle
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WARNING - ENGINE EXHAUST CAN BE DANGEROUS!
Engine exhaust fumes can be extremely dangerous. If, at any time, you smell exhaust fumes inside the vehicle, open the windows immediately.
• Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.
• Be sure the exhaust system does not leak.
The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear
a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the car, have the
exhaust system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Kia dealer.
• Do not run the engine in an enclosed area.
Letting the engine idle in your garage, even with the garage door open, is a hazardous practice. Never run the engine in your
garage any longer than it takes to start the engine and back the car out.
• Avoid idling the engine for prolonged periods with people inside the car.
If it is necessary to idle the engine for a prolonged period with people inside the car, be sure to do so only in an open area
with the air intake set at "Fresh" and fan operating at one of the higher speeds so fresh air is drawn into the interior.
If you must drive with the tailgate open because you are carrying objects that make this necessary:
1. Close all windows.
2. Open side vents.
3. Set the air intake control at "Fresh", the air flow control at "Floor" or "Face" and the fan at one of the higher speeds.
To assure proper operation of the ventilation system, be sure the ventilation air intakes located just in front of the windshield are
kept clear of snow, ice, leaves or other obstructions.
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BEFORE DRIVING
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Before entering vehicle
Before starting
WARNING - Driving under
• Be sure that all windows, outside mirror(s), and outside lights are clean.
• Check the condition of the tires.
• Check under the vehicle for any sign of
leaks.
• Be sure there are no obstacles behind
you if you intend to back up.
• Close and lock all doors.
• Position the seat so that all controls are
easily reached.
• Adjust the inside and outside rearview
mirrors.
• Be sure that all lights work.
• Check all gauges.
• Check the operation of warning lights
when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position.
• Release the parking brake and make
sure the brake warning light goes out.
For safe operation, be sure you are familiar with your vehicle and its equipment.
the influence of alcohol or
drugs
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Necessary inspections
Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine
coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid
should be checked on a regular basis, at
the exact interval depending on the fluid.
Further details are provided in section 7,
“Maintenance”.
WARNING
Driving while distracted can result in
a loss of vehicle control, that may
lead to an accident, severe personal
injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in the safe and
legal operation of a vehicle, and use
of any handheld devices, other
equipment, or vehicle systems which
take the driver’s eyes, attention and
focus away from the safe operation
of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used
during operation of the vehicle.
WARNING
All passengers must be properly
belted whenever the vehicle is moving. Refer to “Seat belts” in section
3 for more information on their
proper use.
Drinking and driving is dangerous.
Drunk driving is the number one
contributor to the highway death
toll each year. Even a small amount
of alcohol will affect your reflexes,
perceptions and judgment. Driving
while under the influence of drugs
is as dangerous or more dangerous
than driving drunk.
You are much more likely to have a
serious accident if you drink or
take drugs and drive.
If you are drinking or taking drugs,
don’t drive. Do not ride with a driver who has been drinking or taking
drugs. Choose a designated driver
or call a cab.
WARNING
Always check the surrounding
areas near your vehicle for people,
especially children, before putting a
car into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).
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KEY POSITIONS (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING
• When you intend to park or stop
the vehicle with the engine on, be
careful not to depress the accelerator pedal for a long period of
time. It may overheat the engine
or exhaust system and ignite a
fire.
• When you make a sudden stop or
turn the steering wheel rapidly,
loose objects may drop on the
floor and it could interfere with
the operation of the foot pedals,
possibly causing an accident.
Keep all things in the vehicle
safely stored.
• If you do not focus on driving, it
may cause an accident. Be careful when operating what may disturb driving such as audio or
heater. It is the responsibility of
the driver to always drive safely.
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Illuminated ignition switch
(if equipped)
Ignition switch position
Whenever a front door is opened, the
ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is
not in the ON position. The light will go off
immediately when the ignition switch is
turned on. It will also go off after about 30
seconds when the door is closed.
LOCK
The steering wheel locks to protect against
theft (if equipped). The ignition key can be
removed only in the LOCK position.
When turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, push the key inward at the
ACC position and turn the key toward the
LOCK position.
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ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel is unlocked and electrical accessories are operative.
START
Turn the ignition switch to the START
position to start the engine. The engine
will crank until you release the key; then
it returns to the ON position. The brake
warning light can be checked in this position.
✽ NOTICE
If difficulty is experienced turning the
ignition switch to the ACC position, turn
the key while turning the steering wheel
right and left to release the tension.
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ON
The warning lights can be checked
before the engine is started. This is the
normal running position after the engine
is started.
Do not leave the ignition switch ON if the
engine is not running to prevent battery
discharge.
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WARNING - Ignition
switch
• Never turn the ignition switch to
LOCK or ACC while the vehicle is
moving. This would result in loss
of directional control and braking
function, which could cause an
accident.
• The anti-theft steering column lock
is not a substitute for the parking
brake. Before leaving the driver’s
seat, always make sure the shift
lever is engaged in 1st gear for the
manual transaxle or P (Park) for
automatic transaxle, set the parking brake fully and shut the engine
off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur if these
precautions are not taken.
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• Never reach for the ignition switch,
or any other controls through the
steering wheel while the vehicle is
in motion. The presence of your
hand or arm in this area could
cause a loss of vehicle control, an
accident and serious bodily injury
or death.
• Do not place any movable objects
around the driver’s seat as they
may move while driving, interfere
with the driver and lead to an accident.
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Starting the engine
WARNING
Always wear appropriate shoes
when operating your vehicle.
Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski
boots,etc.) may interfere with your
ability to use the brake and accelerator pedal, and the clutch (if
equipped).
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1. Make sure the parking brake is
applied.
2. Manual Transaxle - Depress the
clutch pedal fully and shift the
transaxle into Neutral. Keep the clutch
pedal and brake pedal depressed
while turning the ignition switch to the
start position. The starter will not operate if the clutch pedal is not fully
depressed.
Automatic Transaxle - Place the
transaxle shift lever in P (Park).
Depress the brake pedal fully.
You can also start the engine when
the shift lever is in the N (Neutral)
position.
3. Turn the ignition switch to START and
hold it there until the engine starts (a
maximum of 10 seconds), then
release the key.
4. In extremely cold weather (below
0°F / -18°C) or after the vehicle has
not been operated for several days, let
the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without depressing
the accelerator.
CAUTION
If the engine stalls while you are in
motion, do not attempt to move the
shift lever to the P (Park) position. If
traffic and road conditions permit,
you may put the shift lever in the N
(Neutral) position while the vehicle
is still moving and turn the ignition
switch to the START position in an
attempt to restart the engine.
CAUTION
Do not engage the starter for more
than 10 seconds. If the engine stalls
or fails to start, wait 5 to 10 seconds
before re-engaging the starter.
Improper use of the starter may
damage it.
Driving your vehicle
ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON (IF EQUIPPED)
ENGINE START/STOP button
position
OFF
Not illuminated
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Illuminated ENGINE START/STOP
button
Whenever the front door is opened, the
ENGINE START/STOP button will illuminate for your convenience. The light will
go off after about 30 seconds when the
door is closed. It will also go off immediately when the theft-alarm system is
armed.
• With automatic transaxle
To turn off the engine (START/RUN position) or vehicle power (ON position),
press the ENGINE START/STOP button
with the shift lever in the P (Park) position. When you press the ENGINE
START/STOP button without the shift
lever in the P (Park) position, the
ENGINE START/STOP button will not
change to the OFF position but to the
ACC position.
CAUTION
You are able to turn off the engine
(START/RUN) or vehicle power
(ON), only when the vehicle is not in
motion. In an emergency situation
while the vehicle is in motion, you
are able to turn the engine off and
to the ACC position by pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button for
more than 2 seconds or 3 times
successively within 3 seconds. If
the vehicle is still moving, you can
restart the engine without depressing the brake pedal by pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button with
the shift lever in the N (Neutral)
position.
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ACC(Accessory)
ON
Orange indicator
• With automatic transaxle
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button
while it is in the OFF position without
depressing the brake pedal.
If the ENGINE START/STOP button is in
the ACC position for more than 1 hour,
the button is turned off automatically to
prevent battery discharge.
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START/RUN
Green indicator
• With automatic transaxle
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button
while it is in the ACC position without
depressing the brake pedal.
The warning lights can be checked
before the engine is started. Do not leave
the ENGINE START/STOP button in the
ON position for a long time. The battery
may discharge, because the engine is
not running.
Not illuminated
• With automatic transaxle
To start the engine, depress the brake
pedal and press the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the shift lever in the P
(Park) or the N (Neutral) position. For
your safety, start the engine with the shift
lever in the P (Park) position.
✽ NOTICE
If you press the ENGINE START/STOP
button without depressing the brake
pedal for automatic transaxle vehicles,
the engine will not start and the ENGINE
START/STOP button changes as follow:
OFF ➔ACC ➔ ON ➔ OFF or ACC
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✽ NOTICE
If you leave the ENGINE START/ STOP
button in the ACC or ON position for a
long time, the battery will discharge.
WARNING
• Never press the ENGINE START/
STOP button while the vehicle is
in motion except in an emergency. If the engine stops while
the vehicle is in motion, this
would result in loss of directional
control and braking function,
which could cause an accident.
• Before leaving the driver's seat,
always make sure the shift lever
is engaged in P (Park), set the
parking brake fully and shut the
engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur
if these precautions are not
taken.
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• Never reach for the ENGINE
START/STOP button or any other
controls through the steering
wheel while the vehicle is in
motion. The presence of your
hand or arm in the area could
cause loss of vehicle control, an
accident and serious bodily
injury or death.
• Do not place any movable objects
around the driver's seat as they
may move while driving, interfere
with the driver and lead to an
accident.
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Starting the engine with a smart
key (if equipped)
1. Carry the smart key or leave it inside
the vehicle.
2. Make sure the parking brake is firmly
applied
3. Automatic Transaxle - Place the
transaxle shift lever in P (Park).
Depress the brake pedal fully.
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button while depressing the brake pedal.
5. In extremely cold weather (below
-18°C (0°F)) or after the vehicle has
not been operated for several days, let
the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without depressing the
accelerator.
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• Even if the smart key is in the vehicle,
if it is far away from you, the engine
may not start.
• When the ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ACC position or above, if
any door is opened, the system checks
for the smart key. If the smart key is not
in the vehicle, the "KEY OUT" indicator
will blink. And if all doors are closed,
the chime will sound for 5 seconds. The
indicator or warning will turn off while
the vehicle is moving. Always have the
smart key with you.
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WARNING
The engine will start, only when the
smart key is in the vehicle.
Never allow children or any person
who is unfamiliar with the vehicle
touch the ENGINE START/STOP
button or related parts.
CAUTION
If the engine stalls while the vehicle
is in motion, do not attempt to move
the shift lever to the P (Park) position. If the traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift
lever in the N (Neutral) position
while the vehicle is still moving and
press the ENGINE START/STOP
button in an attempt to restart the
engine.
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• When the stop lamp fuse is blown, you
can't start the engine normally.
Replace the fuse with a new one. If it
is not possible, you can start the
engine by pressing the ENGINE
START/STOP button for 10 seconds
while it is in the ACC position. The
engine can start without depressing
the brake pedal. But for your safety
always depress the brake pedal before
starting the engine.
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✽ NOTICE
• If the battery is weak or the smart key
does not work correctly, you can start
the engine by inserting the smart key
in the smart key holder. When you
pull out the smart key from the smart
key holder, press the smart key and
pull it out.
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CAUTION
Do not press the ENGINE START/
STOP button for more than 10 seconds except when the stop lamp
fuse is blown.
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MANUAL TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
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Manual transaxle operation
The shift lever can be moved without pulling
the R knob (1).
The R knob (1) must be pulled up while
moving the shift lever.
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The manual transaxle has 6 forward
gears.
This shift pattern is imprinted on the shift
knob. The transaxle is fully synchronized
in all forward gears so shifting to either a
higher or a lower gear is easily accomplished.
Press the clutch pedal down fully while
shifting, then release it slowly.
If your vehicle is equipped with an ignition lock switch, the engine will not start
when starting the engine without
depressing the clutch pedal. (if equipped)
The gearshift lever must be returned to
the neutral position before shifting into R
(Reverse).
The ring (1) located immediately below
the shift knob must be pulled upward
while moving the shift lever to the R position. (if equipped)
Make sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before shifting into R (Reverse).
Never operate the engine with the
tachometer (rpm) in the red zone.
CAUTION
• When downshifting from fifth
gear to fourth gear, caution
should be taken not to inadvertently press the gear shift lever
sideways in such a manner that
second gear is engaged. Such a
drastic downshift may cause the
engine speed to increase to the
point that the tachometer will
enter the red-zone. Such overrevving of the engine may possibly cause engine damage.
• Do not downshift more than 2
gears or downshift the gear when
the engine is running at high
speed (5,000 RPM or higher).
Such a downshifting may damage
the engine.
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• During cold weather, shifting may be
difficult until the transaxle lubricant has
warmed up. This is normal and not
harmful to the transaxle.
• If you've come to a complete stop and
it's hard to shift into 1st or R (Reverse),
put the shift lever in N (Neutral) position and release the clutch. Press the
clutch pedal back down, and then shift
into 1st or R (Reverse) gear position.
CAUTION
• To avoid premature clutch wear
and damage, do not drive with
your foot resting on the clutch
pedal. Also, don’t use the clutch
to hold the vehicle stopped on an
uphill grade, while waiting for a
traffic light, etc.
• Do not use the shift lever as a
handrest during driving, as this
can result in premature wear of
the transaxle shift forks.
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WARNING
• Before leaving the driver’s seat,
always set the parking brake fully
and shut the engine off. Then
make sure the transaxle is shifted
into 1st gear when the vehicle is
parked on a level or uphill grade,
and shifted into R (Reverse) on a
downhill grade. Unexpected and
sudden vehicle movement can
occur if these precautions are not
followed in the order identified.
• If your vehicle has a manual
transaxle not equipped with a
ignition lock switch, it may move
and cause a serious accident
when starting the engine without
depressing the clutch pedal while
the parking brake is released and
the shift lever not in the N (neutral) position.
Using the clutch
The clutch should be pressed all the way
to the floor before shifting, then released
slowly. The clutch pedal should always be
fully released while driving. Do not rest
your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. This can cause unnecessary wear.
Do not partially engage the clutch to hold
the car on an incline. This causes unnecessary wear. Use the foot brake or parking brake to hold the car on an incline. Do
not operate the clutch pedal rapidly and
repeatedly.
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Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy traffic or while driving up steep hills, downshift before the engine starts to labor.
Downshifting reduces the chance of
stalling and gives better acceleration
when you again need to increase your
speed. When the vehicle is traveling
down steep hills, downshifting helps
maintain safe speed and prolongs brake
life.
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Good driving practices
• Never take the vehicle out of gear and
coast down a hill. This is extremely
hazardous. Always leave the vehicle in
gear.
• Don't "ride" the brakes. This can cause
them to overheat and malfunction.
Instead, when you are driving down a
long hill, slow down and shift to a lower
gear. When you do this, engine braking
will help slow down the vehicle.
• Slow down before shifting to a lower
gear. This will help avoid over-revving
the engine, which can cause damage.
• Slow down when you encounter cross
winds. This gives you much better control of your vehicle.
• Be sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before you attempt to shift into
reverse. The transaxle can be damaged if you do not. To shift into reverse,
depress the clutch, move the shift lever
to neutral, then shift to the reverse
position.
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• Exercise extreme caution when driving
on a slippery surface. Be especially
careful when braking, accelerating or
shifting gears. On a slippery surface,
an abrupt change in vehicle speed can
cause the drive wheels to lose traction
and the vehicle to go out of control.
WARNING
• Always buckle-up! In a collision,
an unbelted occupant is significantly more likely to be seriously
injured or killed than a properly
belted occupant.
• Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.
• Do not make quick steering
wheel movements, such as sharp
lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
• The risk of rollover is greatly
increased if you lose control of
your vehicle at highway speeds.
• Loss of control often occurs if
two or more wheels drop off the
roadway and the driver oversteers to reenter the roadway.
• In the event your vehicle leaves
the roadway, do not steer sharply.
Instead, slow down before pulling
back into the travel lanes.
• Never exceed posted speed limits.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
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Automatic transaxle operation
Shift lever
Button
The automatic transaxle has 6 forward
speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically,
depending on the position of the shift
lever.
✽ NOTICE
+ (UP)
The first few shifts on a new vehicle, if
the battery has been disconnected, may
be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and the shifting sequence will
adjust after shifts are cycled a few times
by the TCM (Transaxle Control
Module) or PCM (Powertrain Control
Module).
- (DOWN)
To shift, depress the brake pedal and press the button when the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
Press the button when shifting.
The shift lever can be shifted freely.
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For smooth operation, depress the brake
pedal when shifting from N (Neutral) to a
forward or reverse gear.
WARNING - Automatic
transaxle
• Always check the surrounding
areas near your vehicle for people, especially children, before
shifting the shift lever into D
(Drive) or R (Reverse).
• Before leaving the driver’s seat,
always make sure the shift lever
is in the P (Park) position; then
set the parking brake fully and
shut the engine off. Unexpected
and sudden vehicle movement
can occur if these precautions
are not followed in the order identified.
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CAUTION
• To avoid damage to your
transaxle, do not accelerate the
engine in R (Reverse) or any forward gear position with the
brakes on.
• When stopped on an incline, do
not hold the vehicle with the
engine power. Use the service
brake or the parking brake.
• Do not shift from N (Neutral) or P
(Park) into D (Drive), or R
(Reverse) when the engine is
above idle speed.
Transaxle ranges
The indicator in the instrument cluster
displays the shift lever position when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
P (Park)
Always come to a complete stop before
shifting into P (Park). This position locks
the transaxle and prevents the drive
wheels from rotating.
WARNING
• Shifting into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion will cause the
drive wheels to lock which will
cause you to lose control of the
vehicle.
• Do not use the P (Park) position
in place of the parking brake.
Always make sure the shift lever
is latched in the P (Park) position
and set the parking brake fully.
• Never leave a child unattended in
a vehicle.
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CAUTION
The transaxle may be damaged if
you shift into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion.
R (Reverse)
Use this position to drive the vehicle
backward.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop
before shifting into or out of R
(Reverse); you may damage the
transaxle if you shift into R
(Reverse) while the vehicle is in
motion, except when “Rocking the
vehicle” explained in this section.
N (Neutral)
The wheels and transaxle are not
engaged. The vehicle will roll freely even
on the slightest incline unless the parking
brake or service brakes are applied.
D (Drive)
This is the normal forward driving position. The transaxle will automatically shift
through a 6-gear sequence, providing the
best fuel economy and power.
For extra power when passing another
vehicle or climbing grades, depress the
accelerator fully, at which time the
transaxle will automatically downshift to
the next lower gear.
✽ NOTICE
Always come to a complete stop before
shifting into D (Drive).
Sports
mode
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Sports mode
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in
motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the shift lever from the D (Drive) position into the manual gate. To return to D
(Drive) range operation, push the shift
lever back into the main gate.
In sports mode, moving the shift lever
backwards and forwards will allow you to
make gearshifts rapidly. In contrast to a
manual transaxle, the sports mode
allows gearshifts with the accelerator
pedal depressed.
Up (+) : Push the lever forward once to
shift up one gear.
Down (-) : Pull the lever backwards once
to shift down one gear.
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✽ NOTICE
• In sports mode, the driver must execute upshifts in accordance with road
conditions, taking care to keep the
engine speed below the red zone.
• In sports mode, only the 6 forward
gears can be selected. To reverse or
park the vehicle, move the shift lever
to the R (Reverse) or P (Park) position
as required.
• In sports mode, downshifts are made
automatically when the vehicle slows
down. When the vehicle stops, 1st gear
is automatically selected.
• In sports mode, when the engine rpm
approaches the red zone shift points
are varied to upshift automatically.
• To maintain the required levels of
vehicle performance and safety, the
system may not execute certain
gearshifts when the shift lever is operated.
• When driving on a slippery road,
push the shift lever forward into the
+(up) position. This causes the
transaxle to shift into the 2nd gear
which is better for smooth driving on
a slippery road. Push the shift lever to
the -(down) side to shift back to the 1st
gear.
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Shift lock system
For your safety, the automatic transaxle
has a shift lock system which prevents
shifting the transaxle from P (Park) or N
(Neutral) into R (Reverse) unless the
brake pedal is depressed.
To shift the transaxle from P (Park) or N
(Neutral) into R (Reverse):
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine or turn the ignition
switch to the ON position.
3. Depress the lock release button and
move the shift lever.
If the brake pedal is repeatedly
depressed and released with the shift
lever in the P (Park) position, a chattering
noise near the shift lever may be heard. It
is a normal condition.
WARNING
Always fully depress the brake
pedal before and while shifting out
of the P (Park) position into another position to avoid inadvertent
motion of the vehicle which could
injure persons in or around the
vehicle.
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Shift-lock override
If the shift lever cannot be moved from
the P (Park) or N (Neutral) position into R
(Reverse) position with the brake pedal
depressed, continue depressing the
brake, then do the following:
1. Carefully remove the cap covering the
shift-lock access hole (1).
2. Insert a key (or screwdriver) into the
access hole and press down on the
key (or screwdriver).
3. Depress the lock release button (2)
and move the shift lever.
4. Have your vehicle inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer immediately.
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Ignition key interlock system
The ignition key cannot be removed
unless the shift lever is in the P (Park)
position. Even if the ignition switch is in
the LOCK position, the key also cannot
be removed.
If your vehicle is equipped with ENGINE
START/STOP button, the button will not
change to the OFF position unless the
shift lever is in the P (Park) position.
Good driving practices
• Never move the gear shift lever from P
(Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal
depressed.
• Never move the gear shift lever into P
(Park) when the vehicle is in motion.
• Be sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before you attempt to shift into
R (Reverse) or D (Drive).
• Never take the vehicle out of gear and
coast down a hill. This may be
extremely hazardous. Always leave the
car in gear when moving.
• Do not "ride" the brakes. This can
cause them to overheat and malfunction. Instead, when you are driving
down a long hill, slow down and shift to
a lower gear. When you do this, engine
braking will help slow down the car.
• Slow down before shifting to a lower
gear. Otherwise, the lower gear may
not be engaged.
• Always use the parking brake. Do not
depend on placing the transaxle in P
(Park) to keep the vehicle from moving.
• Exercise extreme caution when driving
on a slippery surface. Be especially
careful when braking, accelerating or
shifting gears. On a slippery surface,
an abrupt change in vehicle speed can
cause the drive wheels to lose traction
and the vehicle to go out of control.
• Optimum vehicle performance and
economy is obtained by smoothly
depressing and releasing the accelerator pedal.
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WARNING
• Always buckle-up! In a collision,
an unbelted occupant is significantly more likely to be seriously
injured or killed than a properly
belted occupant.
• Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.
• Do not make quick steering
wheel movements, such as sharp
lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
• The risk of rollover is greatly
increased if you lose control of
your vehicle at highway speeds.
• Loss of control often occurs if
two or more wheels drop off the
roadway and the driver oversteers to reenter the roadway.
• In the event your vehicle leaves
the roadway, do not steer sharply.
Instead, slow down before pulling
back into the travel lanes.
• Never exceed posted speed limits.
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WARNING
If your vehicle becomes stuck in
snow, mud, sand, etc., then you
may attempt to rock the vehicle free
by moving it forward and backward.
Do not attempt this procedure if
people or objects are anywhere
near the vehicle. During the rocking
operation the vehicle may suddenly
move forward of backward as it
becomes unstuck, causing injury
or damage to nearby people or
objects.
Moving up a steep grade from a standing start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift
the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the
appropriate gear depending on load
weight and steepness of the grade, and
release the parking brake. Depress the
accelerator gradually while releasing the
service brakes.
When accelerating from a stop on a
steep hill, the vehicle may have a tendency to roll backwards. Shifting the
shift lever into 2 (Second Gear) will
help prevent the vehicle from rolling
backwards.
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FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (4WD) (IF EQUIPPED)
Engine power can be delivered to all front
and rear wheels for maximum traction.
4WD is useful when extra traction is
required on road, such as, when driving
on slippery, muddy, wet, or snow-covered
roads. These vehicles are not designed
for challenging off-road use. Occasional
off-road use such as established
unpaved roads and trails are OK. It is
always important when traveling off-highway that the driver carefully reduces the
speed to a level that does not exceed the
safe operating speed for those conditions. In general, off-road conditions provide less traction and braking effectiveness than normal road conditions. The
driver must be especially alert to avoid
driving on slopes which tilt the vehicle to
either side.
These factors must be carefully considered when driving off-road. Keeping the
vehicle in contact with the driving surface
and under control in these conditions is
always the driver's responsibility for the
safety of him/herself and his or her passengers.
WARNING - Off road driving
This vehicle is designed primarily
for on road use although it can operate effectively off road. However, it
was not designed to drive in challenging off-road conditions. Driving
in conditions that exceed the vehicle's intended design or the driver's
experience level may result in
severe injury or death.
WARNING
If the 4WD system warning light
( ) illuminates, this indicates that
there is a malfunction in the 4WD
system.
If this occurs, have your vehicle
checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.
Tight corner brake effect
CAUTION - 4WD
When turning sharply on a paved
road at low speed while in fourwheel drive, steering control will be
difficult.
Tight corner brake effect is a unique
characteristic of four-wheel drive vehicles
caused by the difference in tire rotation at
the four wheels and the zero-degree
alignment of the front wheels and suspension.
Sharp turns at low speeds should be carried out with caution.
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Four Wheel Drive (4WD) transfer mode selection
Transfer mode
Selection button
Indicator light
4WD AUTO
(4WD LOCK is
deactivated)
(Indicator light is
not illuminated)
4WD LOCK
(Indicator light is
illuminated)
Description
• When driving in 4WD AUTO mode, the vehicle operates similar to conventional 2WD vehicles under normal operating
conditions. However, if the system determines that there is a
need for the 4WD mode, the engine’s driving power is distributed to all four wheels automatically without driver intervention.
• When driving on normal roads and pavement, the vehicle
moves similar to conventional 2WD vehicles.
• This mode is used for climbing or descending sharp grades,
off-road driving, driving on sandy and muddy roads, etc., to
maximize traction.
• This mode automatically begins to deactivate at speeds
above 30 km/h (19 mph) and is shifted to 4WD AUTO mode
at speed above 40 km/h (25 mph). If the vehicle decelerates
to speeds below approximate 40 km/h (25 mph), however,
the transfer mode is shifted into 4WD LOCK mode again.
✽ NOTICE
• When driving on normal roads, deactivate the 4WD LOCK mode by pushing the 4WD LOCK button (the indicator light goes
off). Driving on normal roads with 4WD LOCK mode (especially, when cornering) may cause mechanical noise or vibration.
The noise and vibration will disappear when the 4WD LOCK mode is deactivated. Some parts of the power train may be damaged by prolonged driving with the noise and vibration.
• When the 4WD LOCK mode is deactivated, a shock may be felt as the drive power is delivered entirely to the front wheels.
This shock is not a mechanical failure.
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For safe four-wheel drive operation
WARNING - Four-wheel
driving
The conditions of on-road or offroad that demand four-wheel drive
mean all functions of your vehicle
are exposed to extreme stress than
under normal road conditions. Slow
down and be ready for changes in
the composition and traction of the
surface under your tires. If you
have any doubt about the safety of
the conditions you are facing, stop
and consider the best way to proceed. Do not exceed the ability of
yourself or your vehicle to operate
safely.
• Do not try to drive in deep standing
water or mud since such conditions
can stall your engine and clog your
exhaust pipes. Do not drive down
steep hills since it requires extreme
skill to maintain control of the vehicle.
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• When you are driving up or down hills
drive as straight as possible. Use
extreme caution in going up or down
steep hills, since you may flip your
vehicle over depending on the grade,
terrain and water/mud conditions.
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WARNING - Hills
Driving across the contour of steep
hills can be extremely dangerous.
This danger can come from slight
changes in the wheel angle which
can destabilize the vehicle or, even
if the vehicle is maintaining stability under power, it can lose that stability if the vehicle stops its forward
motion. Your vehicle may roll over
without warning and without time
for you to correct a mistake that
could cause serious injury or
death.
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• You must consciously take the effort to
learn how to corner in a 4WD vehicle.
Do not rely on your experience in conventional 2WD vehicles in choosing
safe cornering speed in 4WD mode.
For starters, you must drive more slowly in 4WD.
• Drive carefully off-road because your
vehicle may be damaged by rocks or
roots of trees. Become familiar with the
off-road conditions where you are
going to drive before you begin driving.
WARNING - Wind danger
If you are driving in heavy wind, the
vehicle's higher center of gravity
decreases your steering control
capacity and requires you to drive
more slowly.
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WARNING - 4WD
Reduce speed when you turn corners. The center of gravity of 4WD
vehicles is higher than that of conventional 2WD vehicles, making
them more likely to roll over when
you turn corners too fast.
WARNING - Steering
wheel
Do not grab the inside of the steering wheel when you are driving offroad. You may hurt your arm by a
sudden steering maneuver or from
steering wheel rebound due to
impact with objects on the ground.
You could lose control of the steering wheel.
• Always hold the steering wheel firmly
when you are driving off-road.
• Make sure all passengers are wearing
seat belts.
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• If you need to drive in the water, stop
your vehicle, set your transfer to the
4WD LOCK mode and drive at less
than 8 km/h (5 mph).
WARNING - Driving
through water
Drive slowly. If you are driving too
fast in water, the water can get into
the engine compartment and wet
the ignition system, causing your
vehicle to suddenly stop. If this
happens and your vehicle is in a
tilted position, your vehicle may roll
over.
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✽ NOTICE
• Do not drive in water if the level is
higher than the bottom of the vehicle.
• Check your brake condition once you
are out of mud or water. Press the
brake pedal several times as you move
slowly until you feel normal braking
forces return.
• Shorten your scheduled maintenance
interval if you drive in off-road conditions such as sand, mud or water (see
“Maintenance under severe usage
conditions” in section 7). Always wash
your vehicle thoroughly after off-road
use, especially cleaning the bottom of
the vehicle.
• Since the driving torque is always
applied to the 4 wheels the performance of the 4WD vehicle is greatly
affected by the condition of the tires.
Be sure to equip the vehicle with four
tires of the same size and type.
• A full time four wheel drive vehicle
cannot be towed by an ordinary tow
truck. Make sure that the vehicle is
placed on a flat bed truck for moving.
WARNING - 4WD driving
• Avoid high cornering speed.
• Do not make quick steering
wheel movements, such as sharp
lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
• The risk of rollover is greatly
increased if you lose control of
your vehicle at high speed.
• In a collision, an unbelted person
is significantly more likely to die
compared to a person wearing a
seat belt.
• Loss of control often occurs if
two or more wheels drop off the
roadway and the driver oversteers to re-enter the roadway. In
the event your vehicle leaves the
roadway, do not steer sharply.
Instead, slow down before pulling
back into the travel lanes.
WARNING - Jacked vehicle
While the full-time 4WD vehicle is
being raised on a jack, never start
the engine or cause the tires to
rotate.
There is the danger that rotating
tires touching the ground could
cause the vehicle to go off the jack
and to jump forward.
CAUTION - Mud or snow
If one of the front or rear wheels
begins to spin in mud, snow, etc.
the vehicle can sometimes be driven out by depressing the accelerator pedal further; however avoid
running the engine continuously at
high rpm because doing so could
damage the 4WD system.
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• Full-time 4WD vehicles must be tested
on a special four wheel chassis
dynamometer.
WARNING - Dynamometer
testing
✽ NOTICE
Never engage the parking brake while
performing these tests.
• A full-time 4WD vehicle should not be
tested on a 2WD roll tester. If a 2WD
roll tester must be used, perform the
following:
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Temporary free roller
Keep away from the front of the
vehicle while the vehicle is in gear
on the dynamometer. This is very
dangerous as the vehicle can jump
forward and cause serious injury or
death.
Roll tester (speedometer)
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1. Check the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.
2. Place the front wheels on the roll
tester for a speedometer test as shown
in the illustration.
3. Release the parking brake.
4. Place the rear wheels on the temporary free roller as shown in the illustration.
CAUTION
• When lifting up the vehicle, do not
operate front and rear wheel separately. All four wheels should be
operated.
• If you need to operate the front
wheel and rear wheel when lifting
up the vehicle, you should
release the parking brake.
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Power brakes
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes
that adjust automatically through normal
usage.
In the event that the power-assisted
brakes lose power because of a stalled
engine or some other reason, you can
still stop your vehicle by applying greater
force to the brake pedal than you normally would. The stopping distance, however, will be longer.
When the engine is not running, the
reserve brake power is partially depleted
each time the brake pedal is applied. Do
not pump the brake pedal when the
power assist has been interrupted.
Pump the brake pedal only when necessary to maintain steering control on slippery surfaces.
WARNING - Brakes
• Do not drive with your foot resting on the brake pedal. This will
create abnormal high brake temperatures, excessive brake lining
and pad wear, and increased
stopping distances.
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• When descending a long or steep
hill, shift to a lower gear and
avoid continuous application of
the brakes. Continuous brake
application will cause the brakes
to overheat and could result in a
temporary loss of braking performance.
• Wet brakes may impair the vehicle’s ability to safely slow down;
the vehicle may also pull to one
side when the brakes are applied.
Applying the brakes lightly will
indicate whether they have been
affected in this way. Always test
your brakes in this fashion after
driving through deep water. To
dry the brakes, apply them lightly
while maintaining a safe forward
speed until brake performance
returns to normal.
• Always, confirm the position of
the brake and accelerator pedal
before driving. If you don’t check
the position of the accelerator
and brake pedal before driving,
you may depress the accelerator
instead of the brake pedal. It may
cause a serious accident.
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If service brakes fail to operate while the
vehicle is in motion, you can make an
emergency stop with the parking brake.
The stopping distance, however, will be
much greater than normal.
WARNING - Parking brake
Applying the parking brake while
the vehicle is moving at normal
speeds can cause a sudden loss of
control of the vehicle. If you must
use the parking brake to stop the
vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.
CAUTION
Do not operate the parking brake
while the vehicle is moving except
in an emergency situation. It could
damage the vehicle system and
make endanger driving safety.
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Disc brakes wear indicator
When your brake pads are worn and new
pads are required, you will hear a highpitched warning sound from your front
brakes or rear brakes. You may hear this
sound come and go or it may occur
whenever you depress the brake pedal.
Please remember that some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake
squeal when you first apply (or lightly
apply) the brakes. This is normal and
does not indicate a problem with your
brakes.
CAUTION
• To avoid costly brake repairs, do
not continue to drive with worn
brake pads.
• Always replace the front or rear
brake pads as pairs.
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Parking brake
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Applying the parking brake
Foot type
To engage the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and then depress the parking brake pedal down as far as possible.
Hand type
To engage the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and then without pressing
the release button in, pull the parking
brake lever up as far as possible.
In addition it is recommended that when
parking the vehicle on a gradient, the
shift lever should be positioned in the
appropriate low gear on manual
transaxle vehicles.
WARNING - Brake wear
This brake wear warning sound
means your vehicle needs service.
If you ignore this audible warning,
you will eventually lose braking
performance, which could lead to a
serious accident.
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CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake
applied will cause excessive brake
pad and brake rotor wear.
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Releasing the parking brake
Foot type
To release the parking brake, depress
the parking brake pedal a second time
while applying the foot brake. The pedal
will automatically extend to the fully
released position.
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Hand type
To release the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and pull up the parking
brake lever slightly. Secondly press the
release button (1) and lower the parking
brake lever (2) while holding the button.
• To prevent unintentional movement when stopped and leaving
the vehicle, do not use the shift
lever instead of the parking
brake. Set the parking brake AND
make sure the shift lever is
securely positioned in 1st (First)
gear or R (Reverse) for manual
transaxle equipped vehicles and
in P (Park) for automatic
transaxle equipped vehicles.
• Never allow anyone who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch
the parking brake. If the parking
brake is released unintentionally,
serious injury may occur.
• All vehicles should always have
the parking brake fully engaged
when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the vehicle
which can injure occupants or
pedestrians.
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Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
WARNING
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Check the brake warning light by turning
the ignition switch ON (do not start the
engine). This light will be illuminated when
the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position.
Before driving, be sure the parking brake
is fully released and the brake warning
light is off.
If the brake warning light remains on after
the parking brake is released while the
engine is running, there may be a malfunction in the brake system. Immediate
attention is necessary.
If at all possible, cease driving the vehicle immediately. If that is not possible,
use extreme caution while operating the
vehicle and only continue to drive the
vehicle until you can reach a safe location or repair shop.
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ABS (or ESC) will not prevent accidents due to improper or dangerous driving maneuvers. Even
though vehicle control is improved
during emergency braking, always
maintain a safe distance between
you and objects ahead. Vehicle
speeds should always be reduced
during extreme road conditions.
The braking distance for vehicles
equipped with an anti-lock braking
system (or Electronic Stability
Control System) may be longer
than for those without it in the following road conditions.
During these conditions the vehicle
should be driven at reduced
speeds:
• Rough, gravel or snow-covered
roads.
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• On roads where the road surface
is pitted or has different surface
height.
The safety features of an ABS (or
ESC) equipped vehicle should not
be tested by high speed driving or
cornering. This could endanger the
safety of yourself or others.
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The ABS continuously senses the speed
of the wheels. If the wheels are going to
lock, the ABS system repeatedly modulates the hydraulic brake pressure to the
wheels.
When you apply your brakes under conditions which may lock the wheels, you
may hear a “tik-tik’’ sound from the
brakes, or feel a corresponding sensation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and it
means your ABS is active.
In order to obtain the maximum benefit
from your ABS in an emergency situation, do not attempt to modulate your
brake pressure and do not try to pump
your brakes. Press your brake pedal as
hard as possible or as hard as the situation allows the ABS to control the force
being delivered to the brakes.
✽ NOTICE
A click sound may be heard in the
engine compartment when the vehicle
begins to move after the engine is started. These conditions are normal and
indicate that the anti-lock brake system
is functioning properly.
• Even with the anti-lock brake system,
your vehicle still requires sufficient
stopping distance. Always maintain a
safe distance from the vehicle in front
of you.
• Always slow down when cornering.
The anti-lock brake system cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speeds.
• On loose or uneven road surfaces,
operation of the anti-lock brake system
may result in a longer stopping distance than for vehicles equipped with a
conventional brake system.
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CAUTION
• If the ABS warning light is on and
stays on, you may have a problem
with the ABS. In this case, however, your regular brakes will work
normally.
• The ABS warning light will stay on
for approximately 3 seconds after
the ignition switch is ON. During
that time, the ABS will go through
self-diagnosis and the light will go
off if everything is normal. If the
light stays on, you may have a
problem with your ABS. Contact
an authorized Kia dealer as soon
as possible.
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CAUTION
• When you drive on a road having
poor traction, such as an icy road,
and have operated your brakes
continuously, the ABS will be
active continuously and the ABS
warning light may illuminate. Pull
your car over to a safe place and
stop the engine.
• Restart the engine. If the ABS
warning light goes off, then your
ABS
system
is
normal.
Otherwise, you may have a problem with the ABS. Contact an
authorized Kia dealer as soon as
possible.
✽ NOTICE
When you jump start your vehicle
because of a drained battery, the engine
may not run as smoothly and the ABS
warning light may turn on at the same
time. This happens because of low battery voltage. It does not mean your ABS
has malfunctioned.
• Do not pump your brakes!
• Have the battery recharged before
driving the vehicle.
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WARNING
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Electronic stability control (ESC)
The Electronic Stability control (ESC)
system is designed to stabilize the vehicle
during cornering maneuvers. ESC checks
where you are steering and where the
vehicle is actually going. ESC applies the
brakes on individual wheels and
intervenes with the engine management
system to stabilize the vehicle.
Never drive too fast according to
the road conditions or too quickly
when cornering. Electronic stability
control (ESC) will not prevent accidents. Excessive speed in turns,
abrupt maneuvers and hydroplaning on wet surfaces can still result
in serious accidents. Only a safe
and attentive driver can prevent
accidents by avoiding maneuvers
that cause the vehicle to lose traction. Even with ESC installed,
always follow all the normal precautions for driving - including driving
at safe speeds for the conditions.
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The Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
system is an electronic system designed
to help the driver maintain vehicle control
under adverse conditions. It is not a
substitute for safe driving practices.
Factors including speed, road conditions
and driver steering input can all affect
whether ESC will be effective in
preventing a loss of control. It is still your
responsibility to drive and corner at
reasonable speeds and to leave a
sufficient margin of safety.
When you apply your brakes under conditions which may lock the wheels, you
may hear a “tik-tik’’ sound from the
brakes, or feel a corresponding sensation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and it
means your ESC is active.
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ESC operation
ESC ON condition
• When the ignition is turned ON, ESC
and ESC OFF indicator lights illuminate
for approximately 3 seconds, then ESC
is turned on.
• Press the ESC OFF button for at least
half a second after turning the ignition
ON to turn ESC off. (ESC OFF indicator will illuminate). To turn the ESC on,
press the ESC OFF button (ESC OFF
indicator light will go off).
• When starting the engine, you may
hear a slight ticking sound. This is the
ESC performing an automatic system
self-check and does not indicate a
problem.
When operating
When the ESC is in operation,
ESC indicator light blinks.
• When the Electronic Stability
Control is operating properly,
you can feel a slight pulsation
in the vehicle. This is only the
effect of brake control and
indicates nothing unusual.
• When moving out of the mud
or slippery road, pressing the
accelerator pedal may not
cause the engine rpm (revolutions per minute) to
increase.
✽ NOTICE
A click sound may be heard in the
engine compartment when the vehicle
begins to move after the engine is started. These conditions are normal and
indicate that the Electronic Stability
Control System is functioning properly.
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ESC operation off
ESC OFF state
• To cancel ESC operation,
press the ESC OFF button
(ESC OFF indicator light illuminates).
• If the ignition switch is turned
to LOCK position when ESC
is off, ESC remains off. Upon
restarting the engine, the
ESC will automatically turn
on again.
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■ ESC indicator light
■ ESC OFF indicator light
CAUTION
Driving with varying tire or wheel
sizes may cause the ESC system to
malfunction. When replacing tires,
make sure they are the same size as
your original tires.
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Indicator light
When the ignition switch is turned ON,
the indicator light illuminates, then goes
off if ESC system is operating normally.
The ESC indicator light blinks whenever
ESC is operating and illuminates when
ESC fails to operate.
The ESC OFF indicator light comes on
when the ESC is turned off with the button.
The Electronic Stability Control system is only a driving aid; use precautions for safe driving by slowing
down on curved, snowy, or icy
roads. Drive slowly and don’t
attempt to accelerate whenever the
ESC indicator light is blinking, or
when the road surface is slippery.
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ESC OFF usage
When driving
• It’s a good idea to keep the ESC turned
on for daily driving whenever possible.
• To turn ESC off while driving, press the
ESC OFF button while driving on a flat
road surface.
WARNING
Never press the ESC OFF button
while ESC is operating (ESC indicator light blinks).
If ESC is turned off while ESC is
operating, the vehicle may slip out
of control.
✽ NOTICE
• When operating the vehicle on a
dynamometer, ensure that the ESC is
turned off (ESC OFF light illuminated). If the ESC is left on, it may prevent the vehicle speed from increasing, and result in false diagnosis.
• Turning the ESC off does not affect
ABS or brake system operation.
Vehicle stability management
(VSM) (if equipped)
This system provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering
responses when a vehicle is driving on a
slippery road or a vehicle detected
changes in coefficient of friction between
right wheels and left wheels when braking.
VSM operation
When the VSM is in operation, ESC indicator light (
) blinks.
When the vehicle stability management
is operating properly, you can feel a slight
pulsation in the vehicle and/or abnormal
steering responses (EPS). This is only
the effect of brake and EPS control and
indicates nothing unusual.
The VSM does not operate when:
• Driving on bank road such as gradient
or incline
• Driving rearward
• ESC OFF indicator light (
) remains
on the instrument cluster
• EPS indicator light remains on the
instrument cluster
VSM operation off
If you press the ESC OFF button to turn
off the ESC, the VSM will also cancel and
the ESC OFF indicator light (
) illuminates.
To turn on the VSM, press the button
again. The ESC OFF indicator light goes
out.
Malfunction indicator
The VSM can be deactivated even if you
don’t cancel the VSM operation by pressing the ESC OFF button. It indicates that
a malfunction has been detected somewhere in the Electric Power Steering system or VSM system. If the ESC indicator
light (
) or EPS warning light remains
on, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia
dealer and have the system checked.
✽ NOTICE
• The VSM is designed to function
above approximately 15 km/h (9 mph)
on curves.
• The VSM is designed to function
above approximately 30 km/h (18
mph) when a vehicle is braking on a
split-mu road. The split-mu road is
made of surfaces which have different
friction forces.
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WARNING
• The Vehicle Stability Management
system is not a substitute for
safe driving practices but a supplementary function only. It is the
responsibility of the driver to
always check the speed and the
distance to the vehicle ahead.
Always hold the steering wheel
firmly while driving.
• Your vehicle is designed to activate according to the driver’s
intention, even with installed
VSM. Always follow all the normal
precautions for driving at safe
speeds for the conditions –
including driving inclement
weather and on a slippery road.
• Driving with varying tire or wheel
sizes may cause the VSM system
to malfunction. When replacing
tires, make sure they are the
same size as your original tires.
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Hill-start assist control (HAC)
(if equipped)
A vehicle has the tendency to roll back
on a steep hill when it starts to go after
stopping. The Hill-start Assist Control
(HAC) prevents the vehicle from rolling
back by applying the brakes automatically for about 2 seconds. The brakes are
released when the accelerator pedal is
depressed or after about 2 seconds.
WARNING
The HAC is activated only for about
2 seconds, so when the vehicle is
starting off always depress the
accelerator pedal.
✽ NOTICE
• The HAC does not operate when the
transaxle shift lever is in the P (Park)
or N (Neutral) position.
• The HAC activates even though the
ESC is off but it does not activate
when the ESC has malfunctioned.
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Downhill brake control (DBC)
(if equipped)
The Downhill Brake Control (DBC) supports the driver driving down a steep hill
without the driver depressing the brake
pedal. It slows down the vehicle under 8
km/h (5mph) and lets the driver concentrate on steering the vehicle.
DBC defaults to the OFF position whenever the ignition is turned on.
The DBC can be turned on or off by
pushing the button.
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Mode
Indicator light
Standby
illuminated
Activated
blinks
Temporarily
deactivated
illuminated
OFF
not
illuminated
Description
Press the DBC button when the vehicle speed is under
40 km/h (25 mph). The DBC system will turn ON and
enter the standby mode.
The system does not turn ON if the vehicle speed is
over 40 km/h (25 mph).
In the standby mode, if the vehicle speed is under 35
km/h (22 mph) while driving down a steep hill, the DBC
will activate automatically.
In the activated mode, the DBC will temporarily deactivate under the following conditions:
• The hill is not steep enough.
• The brake pedal or accelerator pedal is depressed.
If the above conditions are gone, the DBC will automatically activate again.
The DBC will turn OFF under the following conditions:
• The DBC button is pressed again.
• The vehicle speed is over 60 km/h (38 mph).
✽ NOTICE
• The DBC does not turn ON in the P
(Park) position.
• The DBC may not activate if the ESC
(or BAS) is activated.
• Noise or vibration may occur from the
brakes when the DBC is activated.
• The rear stop light comes on when the
DBC is activated.
• In a very steep hill even though the
brake pedal or accelerator pedal is
depressed the DBC may not deactivate.
• Always turn OFF the DBC on normal
roads. The DBC might activate from
the standby mode when abrupt corning or driving through speed bumps.
• DBC may activate and cause the
engine to stop in vehicles with manual
transaxle if you drive in 3rd gear (or
above) with DBC on. Do not turn on
DBC when driving in 3rd gear (or
above).
WARNING
If the DBC red indicator light illuminates, the system has overheated or something is wrong. The DBC will not activate. If the DBC red indicator light illuminates even though the DBC system has been cooled enough have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
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Good braking practices
WARNING
• Whenever you leave or park your
vehicle, always set the parking
brake as far as possible and shift
the vehicle to 1st (First) gear or R
(Reverse) for manual transaxle, or
P (Park) for automatic transaxle. If
the parking brake is not fully
engaged, the vehicle may move
inadvertently and injure yourself
and others.
• All vehicles should always have
the parking brake fully engaged
when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the vehicle
which can injure occupants or
pedestrians.
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• Check to be sure the parking brake is
not engaged and the parking brake
indicator light is out before driving
away.
• Driving through water may get the
brakes wet. They can also get wet
when the vehicle is washed. Wet
brakes can be dangerous! Your vehicle
will not stop as quickly if the brakes are
wet. Wet brakes may cause the vehicle
to pull to one side.
To dry the brakes, apply the brakes
lightly until the braking action returns to
normal, taking care to keep the vehicle
under control at all times. If the braking
action does not return to normal, stop
as soon as it is safe to do so and call
an authorized Kia dealer for assistance.
• Don't coast down hills with the vehicle
out of gear. This is extremely hazardous. Keep the vehicle in gear at all
times, use the brakes to slow down,
then shift to a lower gear so that
engine braking will help you maintain a
safe speed.
• Don't "ride" the brake pedal. Resting
your foot on the brake pedal while driving can be dangerous because the
brakes might overheat and lose their
effectiveness. It also increases the
wear of the brake components.
• If a tire goes flat while you are driving,
apply the brakes gently and keep the
vehicle pointed straight ahead while
you slow down. When you are moving
slowly enough for it to be safe to do so,
pull off the road and stop in a safe
place.
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• If your vehicle is equipped with an
automatic transaxle, don't let your vehicle creep forward. To avoid creeping
forward, keep your foot firmly on the
brake pedal when the vehicle is
stopped.
• Be cautious when parking on a hill.
Firmly engage the parking brake and
place the shift lever in P (automatic
transaxle) or in first or reverse gear
(manual transaxle). If your vehicle is
facing downhill, turn the front wheels
into the curb to help keep the vehicle
from rolling. If your vehicle is facing
uphill, turn the front wheels away from
the curb to help keep the vehicle from
rolling. If there is no curb or if it is
required by other conditions to keep
the vehicle from rolling, block the
wheels.
• Under some conditions your parking
brake can freeze in the engaged position. This is most likely to happen when
there is an accumulation of snow or ice
around or near the rear brakes or if the
brakes are wet. If there is a risk that the
parking brake may freeze, apply it only
temporarily while you put the shift lever
in P (automatic transaxle) or in first or
reverse gear (manual transaxle) and
block the rear wheels so the vehicle
cannot roll. Then release the parking
brake.
• Do not hold the vehicle on the upgrade
with the accelerator pedal. This can
cause the transaxle to overheat.
Always use the brake pedal or parking
brake.
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CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
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The cruise control system allows you to
program the vehicle to maintain a constant speed without pressing the accelerator pedal.
This system is designed to function
above approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
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• If the cruise control is left on
(CRUISE indicator light in the
instrument cluster illuminated),
the cruise control can be
switched on accidentally. Keep
the cruise control system off
(CRUISE indicator light OFF)
when the cruise control is not in
use, to avoid inadvertently setting a speed.
• Use the cruise control system
only when traveling on open
highways in good weather.
• Do not use the cruise control
when it may not be safe to keep
the vehicle at a constant speed,
for instance, driving in heavy or
varying traffic, or on slippery
(rainy, icy or snow-covered) or
winding roads or over 6% up-hill
or down-hill roads.
• Pay particular attention to the
driving conditions whenever
using the cruise control system.
• Be careful when driving downhill
using the cruise control system,
which may increase the vehicle
speed.
CAUTION
During cruise-speed driving of a
manual transaxle vehicle, do not
shift into neutral without depressing the clutch pedal, since the
engine will be overrevved. If this
happens, depress the clutch pedal
or release the cruise control ONOFF switch.
✽ NOTICE
During normal cruise control operation,
when the SET switch is activated or
reactivated after applying the brakes,
the cruise control will energize after
approximately 3 seconds. The delay is
normal.
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To set cruise control speed:
1. Push the cruise ON-OFF button on the
steering wheel, to turn the system on.
The CRUISE indicator light in the
instrument cluster will illuminate.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which
must be more than 40 km/h (25 mph).
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3. Push the - SET switch, and release it
at the desired speed. The SET indicator light in the instrument cluster will
illuminate. Release the accelerator at
the same time. The desired speed will
automatically be maintained.
On a steep grade, the vehicle may slow
down or speed up slightly while going
downhill.
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To increase cruise control set
speed:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push the RES + switch and hold it. Your
vehicle will accelerate. Release the
switch at the speed you want.
• Push the RES + switch and release it
immediately. The cruising speed will
increase by 2.0 km/h (1.2 mph) each
time the RES + switch is operated in
this manner.
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To temporarily accelerate with the
cruise control on:
If you want to speed up temporarily when
the cruise control is on, depress the
accelerator pedal. Increased speed will
not interfere with cruise control operation
or change the set speed.
To return to the set speed, take your foot
off the accelerator.
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To decrease the cruising speed:
To cancel cruise control, do one
of the following:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push the - SET switch and hold it. Your
vehicle will gradually slow down.
Release the switch at the speed you
want to maintain.
• Push the - SET switch and release it
immediately. The cruising speed will
decrease by 2.0 km/h (1.2 mph) each
time the - SET switch is operated in
this manner.
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• Press the brake pedal.
• Press the clutch pedal with a manual
transaxle.
• Shift into N (Neutral) with an automatic
transaxle.
• Push the CANCEL switch located on
the steering wheel.
• Decrease the vehicle speed lower than
the memory speed by 20 km/h (12
mph).
• Decrease the vehicle speed to less
than approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
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Each of these actions will cancel cruise
control operation (the SET indicator light
in the instrument cluster will go off), but it
will not turn the system off. If you wish to
resume cruise control operation, push
the RES + switch located on your steering wheel. You will return to your previously preset speed.
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To resume cruising speed at
more than approximately 40 km/h
(25 mph):
To turn cruise control off, do one
of the following:
If any method other than the cruise ONOFF switch was used to cancel cruising
speed and the system is still activated,
the most recent set speed will automatically resume when the RES + switch is
pushed.
It will not resume, however, if the vehicle
speed has dropped below approximately
40 km/h (25 mph).
• Push the cruise ON-OFF button (the
CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster will go off).
• Turn the ignition off.
Both of these actions will cancel the
cruise control operation. If you want to
resume the cruise control operation,
repeat the steps provided in “To set
cruise control speed” on the previous
page.
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ECONOMICAL OPERATION
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Your vehicle's fuel economy depends
mainly on your style of driving, where you
drive and when you drive.
Each of these factors affects how many
kilometers (miles) you can get from a liter
(gallon) of fuel. To operate your vehicle
as economically as possible, use the following driving suggestions to help save
money in both fuel and repairs:
• Drive smoothly. Accelerate at a moderate rate. Don't make "jack-rabbit" starts
or full-throttle shifts and maintain a
steady cruising speed. Don't race
between stoplights. Try to adjust your
speed to the traffic so you don't have to
change speeds unnecessarily. Avoid
heavy traffic whenever possible.
Always maintain a safe distance from
other vehicles so you can avoid unnecessary braking. This also reduces
brake wear.
• Drive at a moderate speed. The faster
you drive, the more fuel your vehicle
uses. Driving at a moderate speed,
especially on the highway, is one of the
most effective ways to reduce fuel consumption.
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• Don't "ride" the brake pedal. This can
increase fuel consumption and also
increase wear on these components.
In addition, driving with your foot resting on the brake pedal may cause the
brakes to overheat, which reduces
their effectiveness and may lead to
more serious consequences.
• Take care of your tires. Keep them
inflated to the recommended pressure.
Incorrect inflation, either too much or
too little, results in unnecessary tire
wear. Check the tire pressures at least
once a month.
• Be sure that the wheels are aligned
correctly. Improper alignment can
result from hitting curbs or driving too
fast over irregular surfaces. Poor alignment causes faster tire wear and may
also result in other problems as well as
greater fuel consumption.
• Keep your vehicle in good condition.
For better fuel economy and reduced
maintenance costs, maintain your vehicle in accordance with the maintenance schedule in section 7. If you
drive your vehicle in severe conditions,
more frequent maintenance is required
(see section 7 for details).
• Keep your vehicle clean. For maximum
service, your vehicle should be kept
clean and free of corrosive materials. It
is especially important that mud, dirt,
ice, etc. not be allowed to accumulate
on the underside of the vehicle. This
extra weight can result in increased
fuel consumption and also contribute
to corrosion.
• Travel lightly. Don't carry unnecessary
weight in your vehicle. Weight reduces
fuel economy.
• Don't let the engine idle longer than
necessary. If you are waiting (and not
in traffic), turn off your engine and
restart only when you're ready to go.
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• Remember, your vehicle does not
require extended warm-up. After the
engine has started, allow the engine to
run for 10 to 20 seconds prior to placing the vehicle in gear. In very cold
weather, however, give your engine a
slightly longer warm-up period.
• Don't "lug" or "over-rev" the engine.
Lugging is driving too slowly in a very
high gear resulting in engine bucking. If
this happens, shift to a lower gear.
Over-revving is racing the engine
beyond its safe limit. This can be avoided by shifting at the recommended
speed.
• Use your air conditioning sparingly.
The air conditioning system is operated by engine power so your fuel economy is reduced when you use it.
• Open windows at high speeds can
reduce fuel economy.
• Fuel economy is less in crosswinds
and headwinds. To help offset some of
this loss, slow down when driving in
these conditions.
Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is important both for economy and
safety. Therefore, have an authorized Kia
dealer perform scheduled inspections
and maintenance.
WARNING - Engine off during motion
Never turn the engine off to coast
down hills or anytime the vehicle is
in motion. The power steering and
power brakes will not function
properly without the engine running. Instead, keep the engine on
and downshift to an appropriate
gear for engine braking effect. In
addition, turning off the ignition
while driving could engage the
steering wheel lock resulting in
loss of vehicle steering which
could cause serious injury or
death.
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Hazardous driving conditions
When hazardous driving conditions are
encountered such as water, snow, ice,
mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow
these suggestions:
• Drive cautiously and allow extra distance for braking.
• Avoid sudden braking or steering.
• When braking with non-ABS brakes
pump the brake pedal with a light upand-down motion until the vehicle is
stopped.
WARNING - ABS
Do not pump the brake pedal on a
vehicle equipped with ABS.
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• If stalled in snow, mud, or sand, use
second gear. Accelerate slowly to
avoid spinning the drive wheels.
• Use sand, rock salt, or other non-slip
material under the drive wheels to provide traction when stalled in ice, snow,
or mud.
WARNING - Downshifting
Downshifting with an automatic
transaxle, while driving on slippery
surfaces can cause an accident.
The sudden change in tire speed
could cause the tires to skid. Be
careful when downshifting on slippery surfaces.
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Reducing the risk of a rollover
This multi-purpose passenger vehicle is
defined as a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
SUV’s have higher ground clearance and
a narrower track to make them capable
of performing in a wide variety of off-road
applications. Specific design characteristics give them a higher center of gravity
than ordinary vehicles. An advantage of
the higher ground clearance is a better
view of the road, which allows you to
anticipate problems. They are not
designed for cornering at the same
speeds as conventional passenger vehicles, any more than low-slung sports
vehicles are designed to perform satisfactorily in off-road conditions. Due to this
risk, driver and passengers are strongly
recommended to buckle their seat belts.
In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is
more likely to die than a person wearing
a seat belt. There are steps that a driver
can make to reduce the risk of a rollover.
If at all possible, avoid sharp turns or
abrupt maneuvers, do not load your roof
rack with heavy cargo, and never modify
your vehicle in any way.
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WARNING - Rollover
As with other Sports Utility Vehicle
(SUV), failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of
control, an accident or vehicle
rollover.
• Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other
types of vehicles.
• Specific design characteristics
(higher ground clearance, narrower track, etc.) give this vehicle
a higher center of gravity than
ordinary vehicles.
• A SUV is not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional vehicles.
• Avoid sharp turns or abrupt
maneuvers.
• In a rollover crash, an unbelted
person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a
seat belt. Make sure everyone in
the vehicle is properly buckled
up.
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Rocking the vehicle
WARNING
Your vehicle is equipped with tires
designed to provide safe ride and
handling capability. Do not use a
size and type of tire and wheel that
is different from the one that is
originally installed on your vehicle.
It can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could
lead to steering failure or rollover
and serious injury. When replacing
the tires, be sure to equip all four
tires with the tire and wheel of the
same size, type, tread, brand and
load-carrying capacity. If you nevertheless decide to equip your vehicle with any tire/wheel combination
not recommended by Kia for off
road driving, you should not use
these tires for highway driving.
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free
it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the
steering wheel right and left to clear the
area around your front wheels. Then, shift
back and forth between 1st (First) and R
(Reverse) in vehicles equipped with a
manual transaxle or R (Reverse) and any
forward gear in vehicles equipped with an
automatic transaxle. Do not race the
engine, and spin the wheels as little as
possible. If you are still stuck after a few
tries, have the vehicle pulled out by a tow
vehicle to avoid engine overheating and
possible damage to the transaxle.
CAUTION
Prolonged rocking may cause
engine overheating, transaxle damage or failure, and tire damage.
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WARNING - Spinning tires
Do not spin the wheels, especially
at speeds more than 56 km/h (35
mph). Spinning the wheels at high
speeds when the vehicle is stationary could cause a tire to overheat
which could result in tire damage
that may injure bystanders.
✽ NOTICE
The ESC system (if equipped) should be
turned OFF prior to rocking the vehicle.
WARNING
If your vehicle becomes stuck in
snow, mud, sand, etc., then you
may attempt to rock the vehicle free
by moving it forward and backward.
Do not attempt this procedure if
people or objects are anywhere
near the vehicle. During the rocking
operation the vehicle may suddenly
move forward of backward as it
becomes unstuck, causing injury
or damage to nearby people or
objects.
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Smooth cornering
Driving at night
Avoid braking or gear changing in corners, especially when roads are wet.
Ideally, corners should always be taken
under gentle acceleration. If you follow
these suggestions, tire wear will be held
to a minimum.
Because night driving presents more
hazards than driving in the daylight, here
are some important tips to remember:
• Slow down and keep more distance
between you and other vehicles, as it
may be more difficult to see at night,
especially in areas where there may
not be any street lights.
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• Adjust your mirrors to reduce the glare
from other driver's headlights.
• Keep your headlights clean and properly aimed on vehicles not equipped
with the automatic headlight aiming
feature. Dirty or improperly aimed
headlights will make it much more difficult to see at night.
• Avoid staring directly at the headlights
of oncoming vehicles. You could be
temporarily blinded, and it will take
several seconds for your eyes to readjust to the darkness.
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Driving in the rain
Rain and wet roads can make driving
dangerous, especially if you’re not prepared for the slick pavement. Here are a
few things to consider when driving in the
rain:
• A heavy rainfall will make it harder to
see and will increase the distance
needed to stop your vehicle, so slow
down.
• Keep your windshield wiping equipment in good shape. Replace your
windshield wiper blades when they
show signs of streaking or missing
areas on the windshield.
• If your tires are not in good condition,
making a quick stop on wet pavement
can cause a skid and possibly lead to
an accident. Be sure your tires are in
good shape.
• Turn on your headlights to make it easier for others to see you.
• Driving too fast through large puddles
can affect your brakes. If you must go
through puddles, try to drive through
them slowly.
• If you believe you may have gotten
your brakes wet, apply them lightly
while driving until normal braking operation returns.
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Driving in flooded areas
Avoid driving through flooded areas
unless you are sure the water is no higher than the bottom of the wheel hub.
Drive through any water slowly. Allow
adequate stopping distance because
brake performance may be affected.
After driving through water, dry the
brakes by gently applying them several
times while the vehicle is moving slowly.
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Highway driving
Tires
Adjust the tire inflation pressures to
specification. Low tire inflation pressures
will result in overheating and possible
failure of the tires.
Avoid using worn or damaged tires which
may result in reduced traction or tire failure.
✽ NOTICE
Never exceed the maximum tire inflation
pressure shown on the tires.
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WARNING
• Underinflated or overinflated
tires can cause poor handling,
loss of vehicle control, and sudden tire failure leading to accidents, injuries, and even death.
Always check tires for proper
inflation before driving. For proper tire pressures, refer to “Tires
and wheels” in section 8.
• Driving on tires with no or insufficient tread is dangerous. Wornout tires can result in loss of
vehicle control, collisions, injury,
and even death. Worn-out tires
should be replaced as soon as
possible and should never be
used for driving. Always check
the tire tread before driving your
car. For further information and
tread limits, refer to “Tires and
wheels” in section 7.
Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil
High speed travel consumes more fuel
than urban motoring. Do not forget to
check both the engine coolant and
engine oil.
Drive belt
A loose or damaged drive belt may result
in overheating of the engine.
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WINTER DRIVING
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Severe weather conditions in the winter
result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize the problems of winter
driving, you should follow these suggestions:
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Snowy or icy conditions
Snow tires
If you mount snow tires on your vehicle,
make sure they are radial tires of the
same size and load range as the original
tires. Mount snow tires on all four wheels
to balance your vehicle’s handling in all
weather conditions. Keep in mind that the
traction provided by snow tires on dry
roads may not be as high as your vehicle's original equipment tires. You should
drive cautiously even when the roads are
clear. Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations.
To drive your vehicle in deep snow, it may
be necessary to use snow tires on your
tires. If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select tires equivalent in size
and type of the original equipment tires.
Failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Furthermore, speeding, rapid acceleration, sudden brake applications, and
sharp turns are potentially very hazardous practices.
During deceleration, use engine braking
to the fullest extent. Sudden brake applications on snowy or icy roads may cause
skids to occur. You need to keep sufficient distance between the vehicle in
operation in front and your vehicle. Also,
apply the brake gently.
WARNING - Snow tire size
Snow tires should be equivalent in
size and type to the vehicle's standard tires. Otherwise, the safety
and handling of your vehicle may
be adversely affected.
Do not install studded tires without first
checking local, state and municipal regulations for possible restrictions against
their use.
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Use high quality ethylene glycol
coolant
Change to "winter weight" oil if
necessary
To keep locks from freezing
Your vehicle is delivered with high quality
ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling
system. It is the only type of coolant that
should be used because it helps prevent
corrosion in the cooling system, lubricates the water pump and prevents
freezing. Be sure to replace or replenish
your coolant in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in section 7.
Before winter, have your coolant tested to
assure that its freezing point is sufficient
for the temperatures anticipated during
the winter.
In some climates it is recommended that
a lower viscosity "winter weight" oil be
used during cold weather. See section 8
for recommendations. If you aren't sure
what weight oil you should use, consult
an authorized Kia dealer.
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Check battery and cables
Winter puts additional burdens on the
battery system. Visually inspect the battery and cables as described in section
7. The level of charge in your battery can
be checked by an authorized Kia dealer
or a service station.
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To keep the locks from freezing, squirt an
approved de-icer fluid or glycerine into
the key opening. If a lock is covered with
ice, squirt it with an approved de-icing
fluid to remove the ice. If the lock is
frozen internally, you may be able to thaw
it out by using a heated key. Handle the
heated key with care to avoid injury.
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Check spark plugs and ignition
system
Inspect your spark plugs as described in
section 7 and replace them if necessary.
Also check all ignition wiring and components to be sure they are not cracked,
worn or damaged in any way.
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Use approved window washer
anti-freeze in system
To keep the water in the window washer
system from freezing, add an approved
window washer anti-freeze solution in
accordance with instructions on the container. Window washer anti-freeze is
available from an authorized Kia dealer
and most auto parts outlets. Do not use
engine coolant or other types of antifreeze as these may damage the paint
finish.
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Don’t let your parking brake
freeze
Carry emergency equipment
Under some conditions your parking
brake can freeze in the engaged position.
This is most likely to happen when there
is an accumulation of snow or ice around
or near the rear brakes or if the brakes
are wet. If there is a risk the parking
brake may freeze, apply it only temporarily while you put the gear shift lever in P
(Park, automatic transaxle) or in first or
reverse gear (manual transaxle) and
block the rear wheels so the vehicle cannot roll. Then release the parking brake.
Depending on the severity of the weather, you should carry appropriate emergency equipment. Some of the items you
may want to carry include, tow straps or
chains, flashlight, emergency flares,
sand, shovel, jumper cables, window
scraper, gloves, ground cloth, coveralls,
blanket, etc.
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Don't let ice and snow accumulate underneath
Under some conditions, snow and ice
can build up under the fenders and interfere with the steering. When driving in
severe winter conditions where this may
happen, you should periodically check
underneath the vehicle to be sure the
movement of the front wheels and the
steering components are not obstructed.
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If you are considering towing with your
vehicle, you should first check with your
country's Department of Motor Vehicles
to determine their legal requirements.
Since laws vary the requirements for towing trailers, cars, or other types of vehicles or apparatus may differ. Ask an
authorized Kia dealer for further details
before towing.
WARNING - Weight limits
Before towing, make sure the total
trailer weight, GCW (gross combination weight), GVW (gross vehicle
weight), GAW (gross axle weight)
and trailer tongue load are all within the limits.
CAUTION
WARNING - Towing a trailer
If you don't use the correct equipment and/or drive improperly, you
can lose control when you pull a
trailer. For example, if the trailer is
too heavy, the brakes may not work
well - or even at all. You and your
passengers could be seriously or
fatally injured. Pull a trailer only if
you have followed all the steps in
this section.
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Pulling a trailer improperly can
damage your vehicle and result in
costly repairs not covered by your
warranty. To pull a trailer correctly,
follow the advice in this section.
Your vehicle can tow a trailer. To identify
what the vehicle trailering capacity is for
your vehicle, you should read the information in “Weight of the trailer” that
appears later in this section.
Remember that trailering is different than
just driving your vehicle by itself.
Trailering means changes in handling,
durability, and fuel economy. Successful,
safe trailering requires correct equipment, and it has to be used properly.
This section contains many time-tested,
important trailering tips and safety rules.
Many of these are important for your
safety and that of your passengers.
Please read this section carefully before
you pull a trailer.
Load-pulling components such as the
engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies, and
tires are forced to work harder against
the load of the added weight. The engine
is required to operate at relatively higher
speeds and under greater loads. This
additional burden generates extra heat.
The trailer also adds considerably to
wind resistance, increasing the pulling
requirements.
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Hitches
Safety chains
Trailer brakes
It's important to have the correct hitch
equipment. Crosswinds, large trucks
going by, and rough roads are a few reasons why you’ll need the right hitch. Here
are some rules to follow:
• Will you have to make any holes in the
body of your vehicle when you install a
trailer hitch? If you do, then be sure to
seal the holes later when you remove
the hitch.
If you don’t seal them, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can
get into your vehicle, as well as dirt and
water.
• The bumpers on your vehicle are not
intended for hitches. Do not attach
rental hitches or other bumper-type
hitches to them. Use only a framemounted hitch that does not attach to
the bumper.
• Kia trailer hitch accessory is available
at an authorized Kia dealer.
You should always attach chains
between your vehicle and your trailer.
Cross the safety chains under the tongue
of the trailer so that the tongue will not
drop to the road if it becomes separated
from the hitch.
Instructions about safety chains may be
provided by the hitch manufacturer or by
the trailer manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching
safety chains. Always leave just enough
slack so you can turn with your trailer.
And, never allow safety chains to drag on
the ground.
If your trailer is equipped with a braking
system, make sure it conforms to your
state’s regulations and that it is properly
installed and operating correctly.
If your trailer weight exceeds the maximum allowed weight without trailer
brakes, then the trailer will also require its
own brakes as well. Be sure to read and
follow the instructions for the trailer
brakes so you’ll be able to install, adjust
and maintain them properly.
• Don’t tap into or modify your vehicle's
brake system.
WARNING - Trailer brakes
Do not use a trailer with its own
brakes unless you are absolutely
certain that you have properly set
up the brake system. This is not a
task for amateurs. Use an experienced, competent trailer shop for
this work.
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Driving with a trailer
Following distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving
your vehicle without a trailer. This can
help you avoid situations that require
heavy braking and sudden turns.
Making turns
When you’re turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so your
trailer won’t strike soft shoulders, curbs,
road signs, trees, or other objects near
the edge of the road. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance
before turning or lane changes.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. Before setting out
for the open road, you must get to know
your trailer. Acquaint yourself with the
feel of handling and braking with the
added weight of the trailer. And always
keep in mind that the vehicle you are
driving is now a good deal longer and not
nearly so responsive as your vehicle is
by itself.
Before you start, check the trailer hitch
and platform, safety chains, electrical
connector(s), lights, tires and mirror
adjustment. If the trailer has electric
brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are
working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same time.
During your trip, check occasionally to be
sure that the load is secure, and that the
lights and any trailer brakes are still working.
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Passing
You’ll need more passing distance up
ahead when you’re towing a trailer. And,
because of the increased vehicle length,
you’ll need to go much farther beyond the
passed vehicle before you can return to
your lane. Due to the added load to the
engine when going uphill the vehicle may
also take longer to pass than it would on
flat ground.
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Backing up
Hold the bottom of the steering wheel
with one hand. Then, to move the trailer
to the left, just move your hand to the left.
To move the trailer to the right, move your
hand to the right. Always back up slowly
and, if possible, have someone guide
you.
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Turn signals when towing a trailer
When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has
to have a different turn signal flasher and
extra wiring. The green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash whenever you
signal a turn or lane change. Properly
connected, the trailer lights will also flash
to alert other drivers you’re about to turn,
change lanes, or stop.
When towing a trailer, the green arrows
on your instrument panel will flash for
turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are
burned out. Thus, you may think drivers
behind you are seeing your signals
when, in fact, they are not. It’s important
to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. You must also
check the lights every time you disconnect and then reconnect the wires.
Do not connect a trailer lighting system
directly to your vehicle’s lighting system.
Use only an approved trailer wiring harness.
An authorized Kia dealer can assist you
in installing the wiring harness.
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WARNING
Failure to use an approved trailer
wiring harness could result in damage to the vehicle electrical system
and/or personal injury.
Driving on grades
Reduce speed and shift to a lower gear
before you start down a long or steep
downgrade. If you don’t shift down, you
might have to use your brakes so much
that they would get hot and no longer
operate efficiently.
On a long uphill grade, shift down and
reduce your speed to around 70 km/h (45
mph) to reduce the possibility of engine
and transaxle overheating.
If your trailer weighs more than the maximum trailer weight without trailer brakes
and you have an automatic transaxle,
you should drive in D (Drive) when towing a trailer.
Operating your vehicle in D (Drive) when
towing a trailer will minimize heat build up
and extend the life of your transaxle.
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CAUTION
• When towing a trailer on steep
grades (in excess of 6%) pay
close attention to the engine
coolant temperature gauge to
ensure the engine does not overheat.
If the needle of the coolant temperature gauge moves across the
dial towards “H” (HOT), pull over
and stop as soon as it is safe to
do so, and allow the engine to idle
until it cools down. You may proceed once the engine has cooled
sufficiently.
• You must decide driving speed
depending on trailer weight and
uphill grade to reduce the possibility of engine and transaxle
overheating.
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Parking on hills
Generally, if you have a trailer attached to
your vehicle, you should not park your
vehicle on a hill. People can be seriously
or fatally injured, and both your vehicle
and the trailer can be damaged if they
unexpectedly roll downhill.
WARNING - Parking on a
hill
Parking your vehicle on a hill with a
trailer attached could cause serious injury or death, should the trailer break loose or brake stops working.
However, if you ever have to park your
trailer on a hill, here's how to do it:
1. Pull the vehicle into the parking space.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction
of the curb (right if headed downhill,
left if headed up hill).
2. If the vehicle has a manual transaxle,
place the car in neutral. If the vehicle
has an automatic transaxle, place the
car in P (Park).
3. Set the parking brake and shut off the
vehicle.
4. Place chocks under the trailer wheels
on the down hill side of the wheels.
5. Start the vehicle, hold the brakes, shift
to neutral, release the parking brake
and slowly release the brakes until the
trailer chocks absorb the load.
6. Reapply the brakes, reapply the parking brake and shift the vehicle to R
(Reverse) for manual transaxle or P
(Park) for automatic transaxle.
7. Shut off the vehicle and release the
vehicle brakes but leave the parking
brake set.
WARNING - Parking brake
It can be dangerous to get out of
your vehicle if the parking brake is
not firmly set.
If you have left the engine running,
the vehicle can move suddenly. You
or others could be seriously or
fatally injured.
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When you are ready to leave after parking on a hill
1. With the manual transaxle in Neutral
or automatic transaxle in P (Park),
apply your brakes and hold the brake
pedal down while you:
• Start your engine;
• Shift into gear; and
• Release the parking brake.
2. Slowly remove your foot from the
brake pedal.
3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of
the chocks.
4. Stop and have someone pick up and
store the chocks.
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Maintenance when trailer towing
Your vehicle will need service more often
when you regularly pull a trailer.
Important items to pay particular attention to include engine oil, automatic
transaxle fluid, axle lubricant and cooling
system fluid. Brake condition is another
important item to frequently check. Each
item is covered in this manual, and the
Index will help you find them quickly. If
you’re trailering, it’s a good idea to review
these sections before you start your trip.
Don’t forget to also maintain your trailer
and hitch. Follow the maintenance
schedule that accompanied your trailer
and check it periodically. Preferably, conduct the check at the start of each day’s
driving. Most importantly, all hitch nuts
and bolts should be tight.
CAUTION
• Due to higher load during trailer
usage, overheating might occur
in hot days or during uphill driving. If the coolant gauge indicates
over-heating, switch off the A/C
and stop the vehicle in a safe area
to cool down the engine.
• When towing check transaxle
fluid more frequently.
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Engine
If you do decide to pull a trailer
Here are some important points if you
decide to pull a trailer:
• Consider using a sway control. You can
ask a hitch dealer about sway control.
• Do not do any towing with your car during its first 2,000 km (1,200 miles) in
order to allow the engine to properly
break in. Failure to heed this caution
may result in serious engine or
transaxle damage.
• When towing a trailer, be sure to consult an authorized Kia dealer for further
information on additional requirements
such as a towing kit, etc.
• Always drive your vehicle at a moderate speed (less than 100 km/h (60
mph)).
• On a long uphill grade, do not exceed
70 km/h (45 mph) or the posted towing
speed limit, whichever is lower.
• The chart contains important considerations that have to do with weight:
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2WD
4WD
Without brake system
454
(1000)
454
(1000)
With brake system
907
(2000)
907
(2000)
91
(200)
91
(200)
Item
Maximum trailer
weight
2.4L Gasoline Engine
Maximum tongue weight
2WD : 2-Wheel drive
4WD : 4-Wheel drive
To identify what the vehicle trailering capacity is for your vehicle, you should read the information in “Weight of the Trailer” that appears later in this section.
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The trailer tongue should weigh a maximum of 10% of the total loaded trailer
weight, within the limits of the maximum
permissible trailer tongue load. After
you've loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to
see if the weights are proper. If they
aren’t, you may be able to correct them
simply by moving some items around in
the trailer.
Tongue Load
Total Trailer Weight
Gross Axle Weight
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Weight of the trailer
What is the maximum safe weight of a
trailer? It should never weigh more than
the maximum trailer weight with trailer
brakes. But even that can be too heavy.
It depends on how you plan to use your
trailer. For example, speed, altitude, road
grades, outside temperature and how
often your vehicle is used to pull a trailer
are all important. The ideal trailer weight
can also depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle.
Weight of the trailer tongue
The tongue load of any trailer is an
important weight to measure because it
affects the total gross vehicle weight
(GVW) of your vehicle. This weight
includes the curb weight of the vehicle,
any cargo you may carry in it, and the
people who will be riding in the vehicle.
And if you will tow a trailer, you must add
the tongue load to the GVW because
your vehicle will also be carrying that
weight.
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WARNING - Trailer
• Never load a trailer with more
weight in the rear than in the
front. The front should be loaded
with approximately 60% of the
total trailer load; the rear should
be loaded with approximately
40% of the total trailer load.
• Never exceed the maximum
weight limits of the trailer or trailer towing equipment. Improper
loading can result in damage to
your vehicle and/or personal
injury. Check weights and loading
at a commercial scale or highway
patrol office equipped with
scales.
• An improperly loaded trailer can
cause loss of vehicle control.
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VEHICLE LOAD LIMIT
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Tire and loading information label
The label located on the driver's door
sill gives the original tire size, cold
tire pressures recommended for your
vehicle, the number of people that
can be in your vehicle and vehicle
capacity weight.
Seating capacity:
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Vehicle capacity weight:
5 persons : 420 kg (926 lbs.)
Vehicle capacity weight is the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo. If your vehicle is equipped
with a trailer, the combined weight
includes the tongue load.
Total : 5 persons
- Front seat : 2 persons
- Rear seat : 3 persons
Seating capacity is the maximum
number of occupants including a
driver, your vehicle may carry.
However, the seating capacity may
be reduced based upon the weight of
all of the occupants, and the weight
of the cargo being carried or towed.
Do not overload the vehicle as there
is a limit to the total weight, or load
limit including occupants and cargo,
the vehicle can carry.
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Towing capacity:
Steps for determining correct load
limit
Without trailer brakes
: 454 kg (1000 lbs)
With trailer brakes
: 907 kg (2000 lbs)
Towing capacity is the maximum
trailer weight including its cargo
weight, your vehicle can tow.
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Cargo capacity:
The cargo capacity of your vehicle
will increase or decrease depending
on the weight and the number of
occupants and the tongue load, if
your vehicle is equipped with a trailer.
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1. Locate the statement "The combined
weight of occupants and cargo
should never exceed XXX kg or XXX
lbs.'' on your vehicle's placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kg
or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the
available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
the "XXX" amount equals 635 kg
(1400 lbs.) and there will be five 68
kg (150 lbs.) passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity
is 295 kg (650 lbs).
(635-340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg or
1400-750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded
on the vehicle. That weight may
not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult
this manual to determine how this
reduces the available cargo and
luggage load capacity of your
vehicle.
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Example 1
A
Example 2
B
C
A
C190F01JM
Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
635 kg
Weight
(1400 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
136 kg
Weight
(300 lbs)
68 kg (150 lbs) × 2
Available Cargo and 499 kg
Luggage weight (1100 lbs)
Example 3
B
C
A
C190F02JM
Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
635 kg
Weight
(1400 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
340 kg
Weight
(750 lbs)
68 kg (150 lbs) × 5
Available Cargo and 295 kg
Luggage weight (650 lbs)
B
C
C190F03JM
Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
635 kg
Weight
(1400 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
390 kg
Weight
(860 lbs)
78 kg (172 lbs) × 5
Available Cargo and 245 kg
Luggage weight (540 lbs)
Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight
and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's
capacity weight.
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Certification label
The certification label is located on
the driver's door sill at the center pillar.
This label shows the maximum
allowable weight of the fully loaded
vehicle. This is called the GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The
GVWR includes the weight of the
vehicle, all occupants, fuel and
cargo.
This label also tells you the maximum weight that can be supported
by the front and rear axles, called
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
To find out the actual loads on your
front and rear axles, you need to go
to a weigh station and weigh your
vehicle.Your dealer can help you with
this. Be sure to spread out your load
equally on both sides of the centerline.
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WARNING - Over loading
• Never exceed the GVWR for
your vehicle, the GAWR for
either the front or rear axle
and vehicle capacity weight.
Exceeding these ratings can
cause an accident or vehicle
damage. You can calculate the
weight of your load by weighing the items (or people)
before putting them in the
vehicle. Be careful not to overload your vehicle.
• Do not load your vehicle any
heavier than the GVWR, either
the maximum front or rear
GAWR and vehicle capacity
weight. If you do, parts,
including tires on your vehicle
can break, and it can change
the way your vehicle handles
and braking ability. This could
cause you to lose control and
crash. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
The label will help you decide how
much cargo and installed equipment
your vehicle can carry.
If you carry items inside your vehicle
- like suitcases, tools, packages, or
anything else - they are moving as
fast as the vehicle. If you have to stop
or turn quickly, or if there is a crash,
the items will keep going and can
cause an injury if they strike the driver or a passenger.
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WARNING
• Overloading your vehicle can
cause heat buildup in your
vehicle's tires and possible
tire failure that could lead to a
crash.
• Overloading your vehicle can
cause increased stopping distances that could lead to a
crash.
• A crash resulting from poor
handling vehicle damage, tire
failure, or increased stopping
distances could result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION
• Overloading your vehicle may
cause damage. Repairs would
not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle.
• Using heavier suspension components to get added durability
might not change your weight
ratings. Ask your dealer to help
you load your vehicle the right
way.
WARNING - Loose cargo
Items you carry inside your
vehicle can strike and injure
occupants in a sudden stop or
turn, or in a crash.
• Put items in the cargo area of
your vehicle. Try to spread the
weight evenly.
• Never stack items, like suitcases, inside the vehicle
above the tops of the seats.
• Do not leave an unsecured
child restraint in your vehicle.
• When you carry something
inside the vehicle, secure it.
• Do not drive with a seat folded
down unless necessary.
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VEHICLE WEIGHT GLOSSARY
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This section will guide you in the proper
loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to
keep your loaded vehicle weight within its
design rating capability, with or without a
trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will
provide maximum return of the vehicle
design performance. Before loading your
vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining your vehicle's weight ratings, with or without a
trailer, from the vehicle's specifications
and the certification label:
Cargo weight
This figure includes all weight added to
the Base Curb Weight, including cargo
and optional equipment.
GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating)
This is the maximum allowable weight of
the fully loaded vehicle (including all
options, equipment, passengers and
cargo). The GVWR is shown on the certification label located on the driver’s
door sill.
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GAW (Gross axle weight)
This is the total weight placed on each
axle (front and rear) - including vehicle
curb weight and all payload.
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Base curb weight
This is the weight of the vehicle including
a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers,
cargo, or optional equipment.
GAWR (Gross axle weight rating)
This is the maximum allowable weight
that can be carried by a single axle (front
or rear). These numbers are shown on
the certification label.
The total load on each axle must never
exceed its GAWR.
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Vehicle curb weight
This is the weight of your new vehicle
when you picked it up from your dealer
plus any aftermarket equipment.
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GVW (Gross vehicle weight)
This is the Base Curb Weight plus actual
Cargo Weight plus passengers.
Road warning / 6-2
In case of an emergency while driving / 6-2
If the engine will not start / 6-3
Emergency starting / 6-4
If the engine overheats / 6-6
If you have a flat tire / 6-7
Towing / 6-15
What to do in an emergency
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What to do in an emergency
ROAD WARNING
It should be used whenever emergency
repairs are being made or when the vehicle is stopped near the edge of a roadway.
Depress the flasher switch with the ignition switch in any position. The flasher
switch is located in the center console
switch panel. All turn signal lights will
flash simultaneously.
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Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher serves as a
warning to other drivers to exercise
extreme caution when approaching,
overtaking, or passing your vehicle.
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• The hazard warning flasher operates
whether your vehicle is running or not.
• The turn signals do not work when the
hazard flasher is on.
• Care must be taken when using the
hazard warning flasher while the vehicle is being towed.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
WHILE DRIVING
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If the engine stalls at a crossroad
or crossing
If the engine stalls at a crossroad or
crossing, set the shift lever in the N
(Neutral) position and then push the vehicle to a safe place.
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If you have a flat tire while driving
If a tire goes flat while you are driving:
1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal
and let the vehicle slow down while
driving straight ahead. Do not apply the
brakes immediately or attempt to pull
off the road as this may cause a loss of
control. When the vehicle has slowed
to such a speed that it is safe to do so,
brake carefully and pull off the road.
Drive off the road as far as possible
and park on a firm level ground. If you
are on a divided highway, do not park
in the median area between the two
traffic lanes.
What to do in an emergency
IF THE ENGINE WILL NOT START
2. When the vehicle is stopped, turn on
your emergency hazard flashers, set
the parking brake and put the transaxle
in P (Park, automatic transaxle) or
reverse (manual transaxle).
3. Have all passengers get out of the
vehicle. Be sure they all get out on the
side of the car that is away from traffic.
4. When changing a flat tire, follow the
instruction provided later in this section.
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If the engine stalls while driving
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping
a straight line. Move cautiously off the
road to a safe place.
2. Turn on your emergency flashers.
3. Try to start the engine again. If your
vehicle will not start, contact an
authorized Kia dealer or seek other
qualified assistance.
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If engine doesn't turn over or
turns over slowly
If engine turns over normally but
does not start
1. If your car has an automatic transaxle,
be sure the shift lever is in N (Neutral)
or P (Park) and the emergency brake
is set.
2. Check the battery connections to be
sure they are clean and tight.
3. Turn on the interior light. If the light
dims or goes out when you operate the
starter, the battery is discharged.
4. Check the starter connections to be
sure they are securely tightened.
5. Do not push or pull the vehicle to start
it. See instructions for "Jump starting".
1. Check the fuel level.
2. With the ignition switch in the LOCK
position, check all connectors at the
ignition coils and spark plugs.
Reconnect any that may be disconnected or loose.
3. Check the fuel line in the engine compartment.
4. If the engine still does not start, call an
authorized Kia dealer or seek other
qualified assistance.
WARNING
If the engine will not start, do not
push or pull the vehicle to start it.
This could result in a collision or
cause other damage. In addition,
push or pull starting may cause the
catalytic converter to overload and
create a fire hazard.
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What to do in an emergency
EMERGENCY STARTING
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Jumper Cables
Jump starting
(-)
(+)
(-)
(+)
Booster
battery
Discharged
battery
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Connect cables in numerical order and
disconnect in reverse order.
Jump starting can be dangerous if done
incorrectly. Therefore, to avoid harm to
yourself or damage to your vehicle or
battery, follow these jump starting procedures. If in doubt, we strongly recommend that you have a competent technician or towing service jump start your
vehicle.
CAUTION
Use only a 12-volt jumper system.
You can damage a 12-volt starting
motor, ignition system, and other
electrical parts beyond repair by
use of a 24-volt power supply (either
two 12-volt batteries in series or a
24-volt motor generator set).
WARNING - Battery
Never attempt to check the electrolyte level of the battery as this
may cause the battery to rupture or
explode causing serious injury.
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WARNING - Battery
• Keep all flames or sparks away
from the battery. The battery produces hydrogen gas which may
explode if exposed to flame or
sparks.
If these instructions are not followed exactly, serious personal
injury and damage to the vehicle
may occur! If you are not sure
how to follow this procedure,
seek
qualified
assistance.
Automobile batteries contain sulfuric acid. This is poisonous and
highly corrosive. When jump
starting, wear protective glasses
and be careful not to get acid on
yourself, your clothing or on the
vehicle.
• Do not attempt to jump start the
vehicle if the discharged battery
is frozen or if the electrolyte level
is low; the battery may rupture or
explode.
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Jump starting procedure
1. Make sure the booster battery is 12volt and that its negative terminal is
grounded.
2. If the booster battery is in another
vehicle, do not allow the vehicles to
come in contact.
3. Turn off all unnecessary electrical
loads.
4. Connect the jumper cables in the exact
sequence shown in the illustration.
First connect one end of a jumper
cable to the positive terminal of the
discharged battery (1), then connect
the other end to the positive terminal
of the booster battery (2).
Proceed to connect one end of the
other jumper cable to the negative terminal of the booster battery (3), then
the other end to a solid, stationary,
metallic point (for example, the engine
lifting bracket) away from the battery
(4). Do not connect it to or near any
part that moves when the engine is
cranked.
Do not allow the jumper cables to contact anything except the correct battery
terminals or the correct ground. Do not
lean over the battery when making
connections.
CAUTION - Battery cables
Do not connect the jumper cable
from the negative terminal of the
booster battery to the negative terminal of the discharged battery.
This can cause the discharged battery to overheat and crack, releasing battery acid.
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Push-starting
Vehicles equipped with automatic
transaxle and manual transaxle vehicles
equipped with clutch lock system cannot
be push-started.
Follow the directions in this section for
jump-starting.
WARNING
Never tow a vehicle to start it
because the sudden surge forward
when the engine starts could cause
a collision with the tow vehicle.
5. Start the engine of the vehicle with the
booster battery and let it run at 2,000
rpm, then start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
If the cause of your battery discharging is
not apparent, you should have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
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What to do in an emergency
IF THE ENGINE OVERHEATS
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If your temperature gauge indicates overheating, you experience a loss of power,
or hear loud pinging or knocking, the
engine will probably be too hot. If this
happens, you should:
1. Pull off the road and stop as soon as it
is safe to do so.
2. Place the shift lever in P (Park, automatic transaxle) or Neutral (manual
transaxle) and set the parking brake. If
the air conditioning is on, turn it off.
3. If engine coolant is running out under
the vehicle or steam is coming out
from underneath the hood, stop the
engine. Do not open the hood until the
coolant has stopped running or the
steaming has stopped. If there is no
visible loss of engine coolant and no
steam, leave the engine running and
check to be sure the engine cooling
fan is operating. If the fan is not running, turn the engine off.
4. Check to see if the water pump drive
belt is missing. If it is not missing,
check to see that it is tight. If the drive
belt seems to be satisfactory, check for
coolant leaking from the radiator,
hoses or under the vehicle. (If the air
conditioning had been in use, it is normal for cold water to be draining from
it when you stop).
WARNING
While the engine is running, keep
hair, hands and clothing away from
moving parts such as the fan and
drive belts to prevent injury.
5. If the water pump drive belt is broken
or engine coolant is leaking out, stop
the engine immediately and call the
nearest authorized Kia dealer for
assistance.
WARNING
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine is hot. This may
result in coolant being blown out of
the opening and cause serious
burns.
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6. If you cannot find the cause of the
overheating, wait until the engine temperature has returned to normal. Then,
if coolant has been lost, carefully add
coolant to the reservoir to bring the
fluid level in the reservoir up to the
halfway mark.
7. Proceed with caution, keeping alert for
further signs of overheating. If overheating happens again, call an authorized Kia dealer for assistance.
CAUTION
Serious loss of coolant indicates
there is a leak in the cooling system
and this should be checked as soon
as possible by an authorized Kia
dealer.
What to do in an emergency
IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
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Jacking instructions
The jack is provided for emergency
tire changing only.
To prevent the jack from “rattling”
while the vehicle is in motion, store it
properly.
Follow jacking instructions to reduce
the possibility of personal injury.
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Jack and tools
The jack, jack handle, wheel lug nut
wrench are stored in the luggage
compartment.
Pull up the luggage box cover to
reach this equipment.
(1) Jack handle
(2) Jack
(3) Wheel lug nut wrench
WARNING - Changing tires
• Never attempt vehicle repairs
in the traffic lanes of a public
road or highway.
• Always move the vehicle completely off the road and onto
the shoulder before trying to
change a tire. The jack should
be used on a firm level
ground. If you cannot find a
firm, level place off the road,
call a towing service company
for assistance.
• Be sure to use the correct
front and rear jacking positions on the vehicle; never
use the bumpers or any other
part of the vehicle for jack
support.
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• The vehicle can easily roll off
the jack causing serious
injury or death. No person
should place any portion of
their body under a vehicle that
is supported only by a jack;
use vehicle support stands.
• Do not start or run the engine
while the vehicle is on the
jack.
• Do not allow anyone to remain
in the vehicle while it is on the
jack.
• Make sure any children present are in a secure place away
from the road and from the
vehicle to be raised with the
jack.
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Removing and storing the spare
tire
Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt
counterclockwise.
Store the tire in the reverse order of
removal.
To prevent the spare tire and tools
from “rattling” while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
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Changing tires
1. Park on a level surface and apply
the parking brake firmly.
2. Place the transaxle shift lever in R
(Reverse) with manual transaxle or
P (Park) with automatic transaxle.
3. Activate the hazard warning flasher.
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4. Remove the wheel lug nut wrench,
jack, jack handle, and spare tire
from the vehicle.
5. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel that is diagonally opposite
from the jack position.
WARNING - Changing a tire
• To prevent vehicle movement
while changing a tire, always
set the parking brake fully,
and always block the wheel
diagonally opposite the wheel
being changed.
• We recommend that the
wheels of the vehicle be
blocked, and that no person
remain in a vehicle that is
being jacked.
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6. Loosen the wheel lug nuts counterclockwise one turn each, but do
not remove any nut until the tire
has been raised off the ground.
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7. Place the jack at the front or rear
jacking position closest to the tire
you are changing. Place the jack
at the designated locations under
the frame.
8. Insert the jack handle into the jack
and turn it clockwise, raising the
vehicle until the tire just clears the
ground. This measurement is
approximately 30 mm (1 in.).
Before removing the wheel lug
nuts, make sure the vehicle is stable and that there is no chance for
movement or slippage.
WARNING - Jack location
To reduce the possibility of
injury, be sure to use only the
jack provided with the vehicle
and in the correct jack position;
never use any other part of the
vehicle for jack support.
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9. Loosen the wheel nuts and
remove them with your fingers.
Slide the wheel off the studs and
lay it flat so it cannot roll away. To
put the wheel on the hub, pick up
the spare tire, line up the holes
with the studs and slide the wheel
onto them. If this is difficult, tip the
wheel slightly and get the top hole
in the wheel lined up with the top
stud. Then jiggle the wheel back
and forth until the wheel can slide
over the other studs.
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WARNING
Wheels may have sharp edges.
Handle them carefully to avoid
possible severe injury. Before
putting the wheel into place, be
sure that there is nothing on the
hub or wheel (such as mud, tar,
gravel, etc.) that prevents with
the wheel from fitting solidly
against the hub.
If there is, remove it. If the contact of the mounting surface
between the wheel and hub is
not good, the wheel nuts could
come loose and cause the loss
of a wheel. Loss of a wheel may
result in loss of control of the
vehicle. This may cause serious
injury or death.
10. To install the wheel, hold it on the
studs, put the wheel nuts on the
studs and tighten them finger
tight. Jiggle the tire to be sure it is
completely seated, then tighten
the nuts as much as possible
with your fingers again.
11. Lower the vehicle to the ground
by turning the wheel nut wrench
counterclockwise.
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Then position the wrench as shown
in the drawing and tighten the wheel
nuts. Be sure the socket is seated
completely over the nut. Do not stand
on the wrench handle or use an
extension pipe over the wrench handle. Go around the wheel tightening
every nut following the numerical
sequence shown in the image until
they are all tight. Then double-check
each nut for tightness. After changing
wheels, have an authorized Kia dealer tighten the wheel nuts to their
proper torque as soon as possible.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
9~11 kg·m (65~79 lb·ft)
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What to do in an emergency
If you have a tire gauge, remove the
valve cap and check the air pressure.
If the pressure is lower than recommended, drive slowly to the nearest
service station and inflate to the correct pressure. If it is too high, adjust
it until it is correct. Always reinstall
the valve cap after checking or
adjusting the tire pressure. If the cap
is not replaced, dust and dirt may get
into the tire valve and air may leak
from the tire. If you lose a valve cap,
buy another and install it as soon as
possible.
After you have changed the wheels,
always secure the flat tire in its place
and return the jack and tools to their
proper storage locations.
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CAUTION
Your vehicle has metric threads
on the wheel studs and nuts.
Make certain during wheel
removal that the same nuts that
were removed are reinstalled or, if replaced, that nuts with
metric threads and the same
chamfer configuration are used.
Installation of a non-metric
thread nut on a metric stud or
vice-versa will not secure the
wheel to the hub properly and
will damage the stud so that it
must be replaced.
Note that most lug nuts do not
have metric threads. Be sure to
use extreme care in checking
for thread style before installing
aftermarket lug nuts or wheels.
If in doubt, consult an authorized Kia dealer.
WARNING - Wheel studs
If the studs are damaged, they
may lose their ability to retain
the wheel. This could lead to the
loss of the wheel and a collision
resulting in serious injuries.
To prevent the jack, jack handle,
wheel lug nut wrench and spare tire
from rattling while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
WARNING - Inadequate
spare tire pressure
Check the inflation pressures as
soon as possible after installing
the spare tire. Adjust it to the
specified pressure, if necessary.
Refer to “Tires and wheels” in
section 8.
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Important - use of compact spare tire
(if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare tire. This compact spare
tire takes up less space than a regular-size tire. This tire is smaller than a
conventional tire and is designed for
temporary use only.
CAUTION
• You should drive carefully
when the compact spare is in
use. The compact spare
should be replaced by the
proper conventional tire and
rim at the first opportunity.
• The operation of this vehicle
is not recommended with
more than one compact spare
tire in use at the same time.
WARNING
The compact spare tire is for
emergency use only. Do not
operate your vehicle on this
compact spare at speeds over
80 km/h (50 mph). The original
tire should be repaired or
replaced as soon as is possible
to avoid failure of the spare
possibly leading to personal
injury or death.
The compact spare should be inflated to 420 kPa (60 psi).
✽ NOTICE
Check the inflation pressure after
installing the spare tire. Adjust it to
the specified pressure, as necessary.
When using a compact spare tire,
observe the following precautions:
• Under no circumstances should
you exceed 80 km/h (50 mph); a
higher speed could damage the
tire.
• Ensure that you drive slowly
enough for the road conditions to
avoid all hazards. Any road hazard,
such as a pothole or debris, could
seriously damage the compact
spare.
• Any continuous road use of this tire
could result in tire failure, loss of
vehicle control, and possible personal injury.
• Do not exceed the vehicle’s maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall
of the compact spare tire.
• Avoid driving over obstacles. The
compact spare tire diameter is
smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the
ground clearance approximately
25 mm (1 inch), which could result
in damage to the vehicle.
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• Do not take this vehicle through an
automatic car wash while the compact spare tire is installed.
• Do not use the compact spare tire
on any other vehicle because this
tire has been designed especially
for your vehicle.
• The compact spare tire’s tread life
is shorter than a regular tire.
Inspect your compact spare tire
regularly and replace worn compact spare tires with the same size
and design, mounted on the same
wheel.
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• The compact spare tire should not
be used on any other wheels, nor
should standard tires, snow tires,
wheel covers or trim rings be used
with the compact spare wheel. If
such use is attempted, damage to
these items or other car components may occur.
• Do not use more than one compact
spare tire at a time.
• Do not tow a trailer while the compact spare tire is installed.
What to do in an emergency
TOWING
On 4WD vehicles, your vehicle must be
towed with a wheel lift and dollies or
flatbed equipment with all the wheels off
the ground.
CAUTION
The 4WD vehicle should never be
towed with the wheels on the
ground. This can cause serious
damage to the transaxle or the 4WD
system.
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Towing service
If emergency towing is necessary, we
recommend having it done by an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow-truck
service. Proper lifting and towing procedures are necessary to prevent damage
to the vehicle. The use of wheel dollies or
flatbed is recommended.
For trailer towing guidelines information,
refer to “Trailer towing” in section 5.
WARNING
If your vehicle is equipped with side
and curtain air bag, set the ignition
switch to LOCK or ACC position
when the vehicle is being towed.
The side and curtain air bag may
deploy when the ignitions is ON,
and the rollover sensor detects the
situation as a rollover.
On 2WD vehicles, it is acceptable to tow
the vehicle with the rear wheels on the
ground (without dollies) and the front
wheels off the ground.
If any of the loaded wheels or suspension components are damaged or the
vehicle is being towed with the front
wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly
under the front wheels.
When being towed by a commercial tow
truck and wheel dollies are not used, the
front of the vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear.
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What to do in an emergency
When towing your vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies :
1. Set the ignition switch in the ACC position.
2. Place the transaxle shift lever in N
(Neutral).
3. Release the parking brake.
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■ Front
CAUTION
Failure to place the transaxle shift
lever in N (Neutral) may cause internal damage to the transaxle.
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■ Rear
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CAUTION
• Do not tow the vehicle backwards
with the front wheels on the
ground as this may cause damage to the vehicle.
• Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed
equipment.
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Removable towing hook
(if equipped)
1. Open the tailgate, and remove the towing hook from the tool case.
2. Remove the hole cover pressing the
lower part of the cover on the bumper.
What to do in an emergency
3. Install the towing hook by turning it
clockwise into the hole until it is fully
secured.
4. Remove the towing hook and install
the cover after use.
■ Front
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■ Rear
If towing service is not available in an
emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain
secured to the emergency towing hook
under the front (or rear) of the vehicle.
Use extreme caution when towing the
vehicle. A driver must be in the vehicle to
steer it and operate the brakes.
Towing in this manner may be done only
on hard-surfaced roads for a short distance and at low speeds. Also, the
wheels, axles, power train, steering and
brakes must all be in good condition.
• Do not use the tow hooks to pull a vehicle out of mud, sand or other conditions from which the vehicle cannot be
driven out under its own power.
• Avoid towing a vehicle heavier than the
vehicle doing the towing.
• The drivers of both vehicles should
communicate with each other frequently.
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Emergency towing
If towing is necessary, have it done by
an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow truck service.
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What to do in an emergency
CAUTION
• Attach a towing strap to the tow
hook.
• Using a portion of the vehicle
other than the tow hooks for towing may damage the body of your
vehicle.
• Only use a cable or chain specifically intended for use in towing
vehicles. Securely fasten the
cable or chain to the towing hook
provided.
• Before emergency towing, check that
the hook is not broken or damaged.
• Fasten the towing cable or chain
securely to the hook.
• Do not jerk the hook. Apply it steadily
and with even force.
• To avoid damaging the hook, do not
pull from the side or at a vertical angle.
Always pull straight ahead.
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WARNING
Use extreme caution when towing
the vehicle.
• Avoid sudden starts or erratic
driving maneuvers which would
place excessive stress on the
emergency towing hook and towing cable or chain. The hook and
towing cable or chain may break
and cause serious injury or damage.
• If the disabled vehicle cannot be
moved, do not forcibly continue
the towing. Contact an authorized
Kia dealer or a commercial tow
truck service for assistance.
• Tow the vehicle as straight ahead
as possible.
• Keep away from the vehicle during towing.
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• Use a towing strap less than 5 m (16
feet) long. Attach a white or red cloth
(about 30 cm (12 inches) wide) in the
middle of the strap for easy visibility.
• Drive carefully so that the towing strap
is not loose during towing.
What to do in an emergency
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Emergency towing precautions
• Turn the ignition switch to ACC so the
steering wheel isn’t locked.
• Place the transaxle shift lever in N
(Neutral).
• Release the parking bake.
• Press the brake pedal with more force
than usual since you will have reduced
brake performance.
• More steering effort will be required
because the power steering system
will be disabled.
• If you are driving down a long hill, the
brakes may overheat and brake performance will be reduced. Stop often
and let the brakes cool off.
CAUTION - Automatic
transaxle
• If the car is being towed with all
four wheels on the ground, it can
be towed only from the front. Be
sure that the transaxle is in neutral. Be sure the steering is
unlocked by placing the ignition
switch in the ACC position. A
driver must be in the towed vehicle to operate the steering and
brakes.
• To avoid serious damage to the
automatic transaxle, limit the
vehicle speed to 15 km/h (10 mph)
and drive less than 1.5 km (1 mile)
when towing.
• Before towing, check the automatic transaxle fluid leak under
your vehicle. If the automatic
transaxle fluid is leaking, a
flatbed equipment or towing dolly
must be used.
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Tie-down hook
(for flatbed towing, if equipped)
WARNING
Do not use the tie-down hooks
under the front of the vehicle for
towing purposes. These hooks are
designed ONLY for transport tiedown. If the tie-down hooks are
used for towing, the tie-down hooks
or front bumper will be damaged
and this could lead to serious
injury.
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Engine compartment / 7-2
Maintenance services / 7-3
Owner maintenance / 7-4
Maintenance schedule / 7-6
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items / 7-10
Engine oil / 7-16
Engine coolant / 7-18
Brake/clutch fluid / 7-21
Washer fluid / 7-22
Parking brake / 7-22
Air cleaner / 7-23
Climate control air filter / 7-24
Wiper blades / 7-25
Battery / 7-28
Tires and wheels / 7-31
Fuses / 7-45
Maintenance
Appearance care / 7-53
Emission control system / 7-59
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Maintenance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ MPI engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake/clutch* fluid reservoir
4. Positive battery terminal
5. Negative battery terminal
■ T-GDI engine
6. Fuse box
7. Air cleaner
8. Engine oil dipstick
9. Radiator cap
10. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
* if equipped
❈ The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SERVICES
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You should exercise the utmost care to
prevent damage to your vehicle and
injury to yourself whenever performing
any maintenance or inspection procedures.
Should you have any doubts concerning
the inspection or servicing of your vehicle, we strongly recommend that you
have an authorized Kia dealer perform
this work.
An authorized Kia dealer has factory
trained technicians and genuine Kia
parts to service your vehicle properly. For
expert advice and quality service, see an
authorized Kia dealer.
Inadequate, incomplete or insufficient
servicing may result in operational problems with your vehicle that could lead to
vehicle damage, an accident, or personal injury.
Owner’s responsibility
Owner maintenance precautions
✽ NOTICE
Maintenance Service and Record
Retention are the owner's responsibility.
You should retain documents that show
proper maintenance has been performed
on your vehicle in accordance with the
scheduled maintenance service charts
shown on the following pages. You need
this information to establish your compliance with the servicing and maintenance
requirements of your vehicle warranties.
Detailed warranty information is provided
in your Warranty & Consumer Information
manual.
Repairs and adjustments required as a
result of improper maintenance or a lack
of required maintenance are not covered.
We recommend you have your vehicle
maintained and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer. An authorized Kia dealer
meets Kia’s high service quality standards and receives technical support
from Kia in order to provide you with a
high level of service satisfaction.
Improper or incomplete service may
result in problems. This section gives
instructions only for the maintenance
items that are easy to perform.
As explained earlier in this section, several procedures can be done only by an
authorized Kia dealer with special tools.
✽ NOTICE
Improper owner maintenance during
the warranty period may affect warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Warranty & Consumer Information
manual provided with the vehicle. If
you're unsure about any servicing or
maintenance procedure, have it done by
an authorized Kia dealer.
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Maintenance
OWNER MAINTENANCE
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WARNING - Maintenance
work
• Performing maintenance work on
a vehicle can be dangerous. You
can be seriously injured while
performing some maintenance
procedures. If you lack sufficient
knowledge and experience or the
proper tools and equipment to do
the work, have it done by an
authorized Kia dealer.
• Working under the hood with the
engine running is dangerous. It
becomes even more dangerous
when you wear jewelry or loose
clothing. These can become
entangled in moving parts and
result in injury. Therefore, if you
must run the engine while working under the hood, make certain
that you remove all jewelry (especially rings, bracelets, watches,
and necklaces) and all neckties,
scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the
engine or cooling fans.
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The following lists are vehicle checks and
inspections that should be performed by
the owner or an authorized Kia dealer at
the frequencies indicated to help ensure
safe, dependable operation of your vehicle.
Any adverse conditions should be
brought to the attention of your dealer as
soon as possible.
These Owner Maintenance Checks are
generally not covered by warranties and
you may be charged for labor, parts and
lubricants used.
Owner maintenance schedule
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When you stop for fuel:
• Check the engine oil level.
• Check the coolant level in the coolant
reservoir.
• Check the windshield washer fluid
level.
• Look for low or under-inflated tires.
WARNING
Be careful when checking your
engine coolant level when the
engine is hot. Scalding hot coolant
and steam may blow out under
pressure. This could cause burns
or other serious injury.
Maintenance
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While operating your vehicle:
• Note any changes in the sound of the
exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes
in the vehicle.
• Check for vibrations in the steering
wheel. Notice any increased steering
effort or looseness in the steering
wheel, or change in its straight-ahead
position.
• Notice if your vehicle constantly turns
slightly or “pulls” to one side when traveling on smooth, level road.
• When stopping, listen and check for
unusual sounds, pulling to one side,
increased brake pedal travel or “hardto-push” brake pedal.
• If any slipping or changes in the operation of your transaxle occurs, check
the transaxle fluid level.
• Check the automatic transaxle P
(Park) function.
• Check the parking brake.
• Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle
(water dripping from the air conditioning system during or after use is normal).
At least monthly:
• Check the coolant level in the engine
coolant reservoir.
• Check the operation of all exterior
lights, including the stoplights, turn signals and hazard warning flashers.
• Check the inflation pressures of all
tires including the spare.
At least once a year:
• Clean the body and door drain holes.
• Lubricate the door hinges and checks,
and hood hinges.
• Lubricate the door and hood locks and
latches.
• Lubricate the door rubber weatherstrips.
• Check the air conditioning system.
• Check the power steering fluid level.
• Inspect and lubricate the automatic
transaxle linkage and controls.
• Clean the battery and terminals.
• Check the brake/clutch fluid level.
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At least twice a year
(i.e., every Spring and Fall):
• Check the radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks or damage.
• Check the windshield washer spray
and wiper operation. Clean the wiper
blades with clean cloth dampened with
washer fluid.
• Check the headlight alignment.
• Check the muffler, exhaust pipes,
shields and clamps.
• Check the lap/shoulder belts for wear
and function.
• Check for worn tires and loose wheel
lug nuts.
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
The following maintenance services must be performed to ensure good emission control and performance. Keep receipts for all vehicle emission
services to protect your warranty. Where both kilometrage and time are shown, the frequency of service is determined by whichever occurs first.
R : Replace or change
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
# Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
66
72
78
84
90
96
Replace every 12,000 km or 12 months
Engine oil and oil filter (MPI engine)
At first, replace at 5,000 km or 6 months,
Engine oil and oil filter (T-GDI engine)
after that, every 8,000 km or 6 months,
Add every 12,000 km or 12 months
Add fuel additive (1)
Fuel filter (2)
Fuel tank/cap/canister/fuel line/
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fuel hoses/connections/vapor hose
Fuel tank air filer (CCV filter) (2)
(1) If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not available, one bottle of additive is recommended. Additives ars available from your authorized Kia
dealer along with information on how to use them. Do not mix other additives.
(2) Fuel filter & Fuel tank air filter are considered to be maintenance free but periodic inspection is recommended for this maintenance schedule
depends on fuel quality. If there are some important safety matters like fuel flow restriction, surging, loss of power, hard starting problem etc,
replace the fuel filter immediately regardless of maintenance schedule and consult an authorized Kia dealer for details.
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONT.)
R : Replace or change
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
# Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
66
72
78
84
90
96
Vaccum hoses
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Air cleaner element
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MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Spark plugs (MPI engine)
Spark plugs (T-GDI engine)
Valve clearance (3)
R
R
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(3) Inspect for excessive valve noise and/or engine vibration and adjust if necessary. A qualified technician should perform the operation.
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONT.)
R : Replace or change
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
# Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
66
72
78
84
90
96
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At first, inspect the drive belt at 96,000 km or 72 months;
after that, inspect it 24,000 km or 24 months
Drive belts (4)
At first, replace at 192,000 km or 120 months;
after that, replace every 48,000 km or 24 months
Engine coolant (5)
Cooling system hoses & connections
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Inspect every 60,000 km or 48 months
Manual transaxle oil
No check, No service required
Automatic transaxle oil
Brake/clutch* fluid
I
Brake lines/lines & connections
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(including booster)
Clutch* & brake pedal free play
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* if equipped
(4) The drive belt should be replaced when cracks occur or tension is reduced excessively.
(5) When adding coolant, use only deionizes water or soft water for your vehicle and never mix hard water in the coolant filled at the factory.
An inproper coolant mixture can result in serious maifunction or engine damage.
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONT.)
R : Replace or change
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
# Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
66
72
78
84
90
96
Front brake disc/pads, calipers
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Rear brake disc/pads
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Exhaust pipes, heat shield & mountings
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Front suspension ball jonts
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Parking brake
Steering gear box, linkage & boots/
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lower arm ball joint, upper arm ball joint
Drive shaft dust boots
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All latch, hinges and locks
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Battery condition
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONT.)
R : Replace or change
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
132
144
156
168
180
192
# Months
6
12
18
24
30
36
42
48
54
60
66
72
78
84
90
96
Power steering fluid & lines*
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Climate contol air filter
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
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Air conditioner compressor operation &
refrigerant amount
Rotate tires
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Transfer case oil (4WD) (6)
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Inspect every 60,000 km or 48 months
Propellar shaft (4WD)
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* if equipped
(6) Transfer case oil should be changed anytime they have been submerged in water.
(7) Rear differential oil should be changed anytime they have been submerged in water.
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Inspect every 60,000 km or 48 months
Rear differential oil (4WD) (7)
Tire condition & inflation pressure
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS
The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars normally used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart
below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.
R : Replace
I : Inspect and, after inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary
MAINTENANCE ITEM
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
OPERATION
DRIVING
CONDITION
ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER (MPI ENGINE)
R
EVERY 6,000 km OR 6 MONTHS
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K
ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER (T-GDI ENGINE)
R
EVERY 5,000 km OR 3 MONTHS
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K
AIR CLEANER ELEMENT
R
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, E
SPARK PLUGS
R
MORE FREQUENTLY
B, H
MANUAL TRANSAXLE FLUID
R
EVERY 120,000 km
A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID
R
EVERY 96,000 km
A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I
FRONT BRAKE DISC/PADS, CALIPERS
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, G, H
REAR BRAKE DISC/PADS
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, G, H
PARKING BRAKE
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, G, H
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE ITEM
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
OPERATION
DRIVING
CONDITION
STEERING GEAR BOX, LINKAGE & BOOTS/
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, E, F, G, H, I
I
EVERY 12,000 km OR 6 MONTHS
C, D, E, F, G
R
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, E
TRANSFER CASE OIL (4WD) (1)
R
EVERY 120,000 km
C, E, G, H, I, J
REAR DIFFERENTIAL OIL (1)
R
EVERY 120,000 km
C, E, G, H, I, J
PROPELLAR SHAFT
I
EVERY 12,000 km OR 6 MONTHS
C, E
LOWER ARM BALL JOINT, UPPER ARM BSALL JOINT
DRIVE SHAFTS AND BOOTS
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR FILTER
(FOR EVAPORATOR AND BLOWER UNIT)
(1) Transfer case Oil and Rear Axle Oil should be changed anytime they have abeen submerged in water.
SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS
A - Repeatedly driving shorts distanse of less than 8 km (5 miles) in
normal temperature or less than 16 km (10 miles) in freezing temperature
B - Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
C - Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread
roads
D - Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very
cold weather
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E - Driving in sandy areas
F - Driving in heavy traffic area over 32°C (90°F)
G - Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road
H - Towing a Trailer, or using a camper, or roof rack
I - Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use or vehicle towing
J - Driving over 170 km/h (100 mph)
K - Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions
Maintenance
EXPLANATION OF SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ITEMS
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Engine oil and filter
Fuel filter (cartridge)
The engine oil and filter should be
changed at the intervals specified in the
maintenance schedule. If the vehicle is
being driven in severe conditions, more
frequent oil and filter changes are
required.
A clogged filter can limit the speed at
which the vehicle may be driven, damage
the emission system and cause multiple
issues such as hard starting. If an excessive amount of foreign matter accumulates in the fuel tank, the filter may
require replacement more frequently.
After installing a new filter, run the engine
for several minutes, and check for leaks
at the connections. Fuel filters should be
installed by an authorized Kia dealer.
Vacuum crankcase ventilation
hoses
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Drive belts
Inspect all drive belts for evidence of
cuts, cracks, excessive wear or oil saturation and replace if necessary. Drive
belts should be checked periodically for
proper tension and adjusted as necessary.
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Fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections
Check the fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections for leakage and damage. Have
an authorized Kia dealer replace any
damaged or leaking parts immediately.
Inspect the surface of hoses for evidence
of heat and/or mechanical damage. Hard
and brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts,
abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration. Particular attention
should be paid to examine those hose
surfaces nearest to high heat sources,
such as the exhaust manifold.
Inspect the hose routing to assure that
the hoses do not come in contact with
any heat source, sharp edges or moving
component which might cause heat damage or mechanical wear. Inspect all hose
connections, such as clamps and couplings, to make sure they are secure, and
that no leaks are present. Hoses should
be replaced immediately if there is any
evidence of deterioration or damage.
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Vapor hose and fuel filler cap
The vapor hose and fuel filler cap should
be inspected at those intervals specified
in the maintenance schedule. Make sure
that a new vapor hose or fuel filler cap is
correctly replaced.
Air cleaner filter
A Genuine Kia air cleaner filter is recommended when the filter is replaced.
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Maintenance
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Spark plugs
Automatic transaxle fluid
(if equipped)
Manual transaxle fluid
(if equipped)
Automatic transaxle fluid should not be
checked under normal usage conditions.
But in severe conditions, the fluid should
be changed at an authorized Kia dealer
in accordance to the scheduled maintenance at the beginning of this section.
Inspect the manual transaxle fluid
according to the maintenance schedule.
Make sure to install new spark plugs of
the correct heat range.
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Valve clearance (if equipped)
Inspect for excessive valve noise and/or
engine vibration and adjust if necessary.
An authorized Kia dealer should perform
the operation.
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Cooling system
Check the cooling system components,
such as the radiator, coolant reservoir,
hoses and connections for leakage and
damage. Replace any damaged parts.
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Coolant
The coolant should be changed at the
intervals specified in the maintenance
schedule.
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✽ NOTICE
Automatic transaxle fluid color is basically red.
As the vehicle is driven, the automatic
transaxle fluid will begin to look darker.
It is normal condition and you should
not judge the need to replace the fluid
based upon the changed color.
CAUTION
The use of a non-specified fluid
could result in transaxle malfunction and failure.
Use only specified automatic
transaxle
fluid.
(Refer
to
“Recommended lubricants and
capacities” in section 8.)
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Brake hoses and lines
Visually check for proper installation,
chafing, cracks, deterioration and any
leakage. Replace any deteriorated or
damaged parts immediately.
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Brake/Clutch (if equipped) fluid
Check the brake fluid level in the brake
fluid reservoir. The level should be
between “MIN” and “MAX” marks on the
side of the reservoir. Use only hydraulic
brake fluid conforming to DOT 3 or DOT
4 specification.
Maintenance
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Parking brake
Suspension mounting bolts
Drive shafts and boots
Inspect the parking brake system including the parking brake lever (or pedal) and
cables.
Check the suspension connections for
looseness or damage. Retighten to the
specified torque.
Check the drive shafts, boots and clamps
for cracks, deterioration, or damage.
Replace any damaged parts and, if necessary, repack the grease.
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Brake discs, pads, calipers and
rotors
Steering gear box, linkage &
boots/lower arm ball joint
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Check the pads for excessive wear, discs
for run out and wear, and calipers for fluid
leakage.
With the vehicle stopped and engine off,
check for excessive free-play in the
steering wheel.
Check the linkage for bends or damage.
Check the dust boots and ball joints for
deterioration, cracks, or damage.
Replace any damaged parts.
Check the air conditioning lines and connections for leakage and damage.
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Exhaust pipe and muffler
Visually inspect the exhaust pipes, muffler and hangers for cracks, deterioration,
or damage. Start the engine and listen
carefully for any exhaust gas leakage.
Tighten connections or replace parts as
necessary.
Air conditioning refrigerant
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Maintenance
ENGINE OIL
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MPI engine
Checking the engine oil level
1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Start the engine and allow it to reach
normal operating temperature.
3. Turn the engine off and wait for a few
minutes (about 5 minutes) for the oil to
return to the oil pan.
4. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and
re-insert it fully.
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T-GDI engine
WARNING - Radiator hose
Be very careful not to touch the
radiator hose when checking or
adding the engine oil as it may be
hot enough to burn you.
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❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
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5. Pull the dipstick out again and check
the level. The level should be between
F and L.
CAUTION
• Do not overfill the engine oil. It
may damage the engine.
• Do not spill engine oil, when
adding or changing engine oil. If
you drop the engine oil on the
engine room, wipe it off immediately.
Maintenance
Use only the specified engine oil. (Refer
to “Recommended lubricants and capacities” in section 8.)
MPI engine
G060200BHM-EU
Changing the engine oil and filter
Have engine oil and filter changed by an
authorized Kia dealer according to the
Maintenance Schedule at the beginning
of this section.
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T-GDI engine
WARNING
OSL071004N
❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
Used engine oil may cause skin irritation or cancer if left in contact
with the skin for prolonged periods
of time. Used engine oil contains
chemicals that have caused cancer
in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing your
hands thoroughly with soap and
warm water as soon as possible
after handling used oil.
If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring
the level to F. Do not overfill.
Use a funnel to help prevent oil from
being spilled on engine components.
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Maintenance
ENGINE COOLANT
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The high-pressure cooling system has a
reservoir filled with year round antifreeze
coolant. The reservoir is filled at the factory.
Check the antifreeze protection and
coolant level at least once a year, at the
beginning of the winter season, and
before traveling to a colder climate.
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Checking the coolant level
WARNING
Removing radiator
cap
• Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead
to cooling system and engine
damage. Also, hot coolant or
steam could cause serious personal injury.
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• Turn the engine off and wait until
it cools down. Use extreme care
when removing the radiator cap.
Wrap a thick towel around it, and
turn it counterclockwise slowly to
the first stop. Step back while the
pressure is released from the
cooling system. When you are
sure all the pressure has been
released, press down on the cap,
using a thick towel, and continue
turning counterclockwise to
remove it.
• Even if the engine is not operating, do not remove the radiator
cap or the drain plug while the
engine and radiator are hot. Hot
coolant and steam may still blow
out under pressure, causing serious injury.
WARNING
The electric motor (cooling fan) is controlled by
engine coolant temperature, refrigerant pressure and vehicle speed.
It may sometimes operate even
when the engine is not running.
Use extreme caution when working
near the blades of the cooling fan
so that you are not injured by a
rotating fan blades. As the engine
coolant temperature decreases, the
electric motor will automatically
shut off. This is a normal condition.
If your vehicle is equipped with
GDI, the electric motor (cooling fan)
may operate untill you disconnect
the negative battery cable.
Maintenance
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OSL070006
Check the condition and connections of
all cooling system hoses and heater
hoses. Replace any swollen or deteriorated hoses.
The coolant level should be filled
between F and L marks on the side of the
coolant reservoir when the engine is
cool.
If the coolant level is low, add enough
distilled (deionized) water to provide protection against freezing and corrosion.
Bring the level to F, but do not overfill. If
frequent additions are required, see an
authorized Kia dealer for a cooling system inspection.
Recommended engine coolant
• When adding coolant, use only deionized water or soft water for your vehicle
and never mix hard water in the
coolant filled at the factory. An improper coolant mixture can result in serious
malfunction or engine damage.
• The engine in your vehicle has aluminum engine parts and must be protected by an ethylene-glycol-based
coolant to prevent corrosion and freezing.
• DO NOT USE alcohol or methanol
coolant or mix them with the specified
coolant.
• Do not use a solution that contains
more than 60% antifreeze or less than
35% antifreeze, which would reduce
the effectiveness of the solution.
For mixture percentage, refer to the following table.
Mixture Percentage (volume)
Ambient
Temperature
Antifreeze
Water
-15°C (5°F)
35
65
-25°C (-13°F)
40
60
-35°C (-31°F)
50
50
-45°C (-49°F)
60
40
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Maintenance
■ Type A
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WARNING
Radiator cap
OSL070007
■ Type B
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine and radiator are
hot. Scalding hot coolant and
steam may blow out under pressure causing serious injury.
Changing the coolant
Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the
Maintenance Schedule at the beginning
of this section.
CAUTION
Put a thick cloth around the radiator
cap before refilling the coolant in
order to prevent the coolant from
overflowing into engine parts such
as the alternator.
WARNING - Coolant
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• Do not use radiator coolant or
antifreeze in the washer fluid
reservoir.
• Radiator coolant can severely
obscure visibility when sprayed
on the windshield and may cause
loss of vehicle control or damage
the paint and body trim.
Maintenance
BRAKE/CLUTCH (IF EQUIPPED) FLUID
If the level is low, add fluid to the MAX
level. The level will fall with accumulated
mileage. This is a normal condition associated with the wear of the brake linings
and/or clutch disc (if equipped). If the
fluid level is excessively low, have the
brake/clutch* system checked by an
authorized Kia dealer.
Use only the specified brake/clutch* fluid.
(Refer to “Recommended lubricants and
capacities” in section 8.)
WARNING - Brake/clutch*
fluid
When changing and adding
brake/clutch* fluid, handle it carefully. Do not let it come in contact
with your eyes. If brake/clutch* fluid
should come in contact with your
eyes, immediately flush them with a
large quantity of fresh tap water.
Have your eyes examined by a doctor as soon as possible.
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G080100AAM
Never mix different types of fluid.
Checking the brake/clutch* fluid
level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.
Before removing the reservoir cap and
adding brake/clutch* fluid, clean the area
around the reservoir cap thoroughly to
prevent brake/clutch* fluid contamination.
* if equipped
CAUTION
WARNING - Loss of
brake/clutch* fluid
In the event the brake/clutch* system requires frequent additions of
fluid, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
Do not allow brake/clutch* fluid to
contact the vehicle's body paint, as
paint damage will result.
Brake/clutch* fluid, which has been
exposed to open air for an extended
time should never be used as its
quality cannot be guaranteed. It
should be disposed of properly.
Don't put in the wrong kind of fluid.
A few drops of mineral-based oil,
such as engine oil, in your
brake/clutch* system can damage
brake/clutch* system parts.
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Maintenance
WASHER FLUID
PARKING BRAKE
WARNING - Coolant
OSL070010
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Checking the washer fluid level
Check the fluid level in the washer fluid
reservoir and add fluid if necessary. Plain
water may be used if washer fluid is not
available. However, use washer solvent
with antifreeze characteristics in cold climates to prevent freezing.
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• Do not use radiator coolant or
antifreeze in the washer fluid
reservoir.
• Radiator coolant can severely
obscure visibility when sprayed
on the windshield and may cause
loss of vehicle control or damage
to paint and body trim.
• Windshield washer fluid agents
contain some amounts of alcohol
and can be flammable under certain circumstances. Do not allow
sparks or flame to contact the
washer fluid or the washer fluid
reservoir. Damage to the vehicle
or occupants could occur.
• Windshield washer fluid is poisonous to humans and animals.
Do not drink and avoid contacting
windshield washer fluid. Serious
injury or death could occur.
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Checking the parking brake
Type A
Check whether the stroke is within specification when the parking brake pedal is
depressed with 20 kg (44 lb, 196 N) of
force. Also, the parking brake alone
should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or
less than specified, have the parking
brake adjusted by an authorized Kia
dealer.
Stroke : 4~5 notch
Maintenance
AIR CLEANER
Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
If the vehicle is operated in extremely
dusty or sandy areas, replace the element more often than the usual recommended intervals.
CAUTION
OSL050012
Type B
Check the stroke of the parking brake by
counting the number of “clicks’’ heard
while fully applying it from the released
position. Also, the parking brake alone
should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or
less than specified, have the parking
brake adjusted by an authorized Kia
dealer.
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G160100AAM
Filter replacement
It must be replaced when necessary, and
should not be washed.
You can clean the filter when inspecting
the air cleaner element.
Clean the filter by using compressed air.
• Do not drive with the air cleaner
removed; this will result in excessive engine wear.
• When removing the air cleaner filter, be careful that dust or dirt
does not enter the air intake, or
damage may result.
• Use a Kia genuine part. Use of
non-genuine parts could damage
the air flow sensor.
Stroke : 5~6 “clicks’’ at a force of
20 kg (44 lbs, 196 N).
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Maintenance
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR FILTER (IF EQUIPPED)
Filter inspection
The climate control air filter should be
replaced according to the maintenance
schedule. If the vehicle is operated in
severely air-polluted cities or on dusty
rough roads for a long period, it should
be inspected more frequently and
replaced earlier. When you replace the
climate control air filter, replace it performing the following procedure, and be
careful to avoid damaging other components.
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Maintenance
WIPER BLADES
Contamination of either the windshield or
the wiper blades with foreign matter can
reduce the effectiveness of the windshield wipers. Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot
wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and
the blades with a good cleaner or mild
detergent, and rinse thoroughly with
clean water.
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Blade inspection
✽ NOTICE
Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to
make the windshield difficult to clean.
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Blade replacement
When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or
cracked, and require replacement.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
arms or other components, do not
attempt to move the wipers manually.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
CAUTION
The use of a non-specified wiper
blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.
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Maintenance
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1JBA7037
1JBA7038
Front windshield wiper blade
1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the wiper
blade assembly to expose the plastic
locking clip.
2. Compress the clip and slide the blade
assembly downward.
3. Lift it off the arm.
4. Install the blade assembly in the
reverse order of removal.
CAUTION
Do not allow the wiper arm to fall
against the windshield, since it may
chip or crack the windshield.
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Maintenance
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OHM078063
Rear window wiper blade
1. Raise the wiper arm and pull out the
wiper blade assembly.
2. Install the new blade assembly by
inserting the center part into the slot in
the wiper arm until it clicks into place.
3. Make sure the blade assembly is
installed firmly by trying to pull it slightly.
To prevent damage to the wiper arms or
other components, have an authorized
Kia dealer replace the wiper blade.
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Maintenance
BATTERY
WARNING - Battery dangers
Always read the following
instructions carefully when
handling a battery.
Keep lighted cigarettes and
all other flames or sparks
away from the battery.
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G190100AAM
For best battery service
• Keep the battery securely mounted.
• Keep the battery top clean and dry.
• Keep the terminals and connections
clean, tight, and coated with petroleum
jelly or terminal grease.
• Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the
battery immediately with a solution of
water and baking soda.
• If the vehicle is not going to be used for
an extended time, disconnect the battery cables.
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Hydrogen, a highly combustible gas, is always
present in battery cells and
may explode if ignited.
Keep batteries out of the
reach of children because
batteries contain highly
corrosive SULFURIC ACID.
Do not allow battery acid to
contact your skin, eyes,
clothing or paint finish.
If any electrolyte gets into
your eyes, flush your eyes
with clean water for at least
15 minutes and get immediate medical attention.
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If electrolyte gets on your
skin, thoroughly wash the
contacted area. If you feel
pain or burning sensation,
get medical attention immediately.
Wear eye protection when
charging or working near a
battery. Always provide
ventilation when working in
an enclosed space.
An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and
Pb
human health. Dispose the
battery according to your
local law(s) or regulation.
• When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the
case may cause battery acid to
leak, resulting in personal injury.
Lift with a battery carrier or with
your hands on opposite corners.
• Never attempt to recharge the
battery when the battery cables
are connected.
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Maintenance
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• The electrical ignition system
works with high voltage. Never
touch these components with the
engine running or the ignition
switched on.
Failure to follow the above warnings can result in serious bodily
injury or death.
CAUTION
If you connect unauthorized electronic devices to the battery, the
battery may be discharged. Never
use unauthorized devices.
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Battery recharging
Your vehicle has a maintenance-free,
calcium-based battery.
• If the battery becomes discharged in a
short time (because, for example, the
headlights or interior lights were left on
while the vehicle was not in use),
recharge it by slow charging (trickle)
for 10 hours.
• If the battery gradually discharges
because of high electric load while the
vehicle is being used, recharge it at 2030A for two hours.
WARNING - Recharging
battery
When recharging the battery,
observe the following precautions:
• The battery must be removed
from the vehicle and placed in an
area with good ventilation.
• Do not allow cigarettes, sparks,
or flame near the battery.
• Watch the battery during charging, and stop or reduce the charging rate if the battery cells begin
gassing (boiling) violently or if
the temperature of the electrolyte
of any cell exceeds 49°C (120°F).
• Wear eye protection when checking the battery during charging.
• Disconnect the battery charger in
the following order.
1. Turn off the battery charger main
switch.
2. Unhook the negative clamp from
the negative battery terminal.
3. Unhook the positive clamp from
the positive battery terminal.
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Maintenance
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WARNING
• Before performing maintenance
or recharging the battery, turn off
all accessories and stop the
engine.
• The negative battery cable must
be removed first and installed
last when the battery is disconnected.
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Reset items
Items should be reset after the battery
has been discharged or the battery has
been disconnected.
• Auto up/down window (See section 4)
• Sunroof (See section 4)
• Trip computer (See section 4)
• Climate control system
(See section 4)
• Clock (See section 4)
• Audio (See section 4)
Maintenance
TIRES AND WHEELS
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CAUTION
Tire care
For proper maintenance, safety, and
maximum fuel economy, you must
always maintain recommended tire
inflation pressures and stay within
the load limits and weight distribution
recommended for your vehicle.
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Recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
All tire pressures (including the
spare) should be checked when the
tires are cold. “Cold Tires” means the
vehicle has not been driven for at
least three hours or driven less than
1.6 km (one mile).
Recommended pressures must be
maintained for the best ride, vehicle
handling, and minimum tire wear.
For recommended inflation pressure,
refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
8.
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All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label
attached to the driver’s side center
pillar.
• Underinflation also results in
excessive wear, poor handling
and reduced fuel economy.
Wheel deformation also is
possible. Keep your tire pressures at the proper levels. If a
tire frequently needs refilling,
have it checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
• Overinflation produces a
harsh ride, excessive wear at
the center of the tire tread, and
a greater possibility of damage from road hazards.
WARNING - Tire underinflation
Severe underinflation can lead
to severe heat build-up, causing
blowouts, tread separation and
other tire failures that can result
in the loss of vehicle control
leading to severe injury or
death. This risk is much higher
on hot days and when driving
for long periods at high speeds.
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Maintenance
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CAUTION
• Warm tires normally exceed
recommended cold tire pressures by 28 to 41 kPa (4 to 6
psi ). Do not release air from
warm tires to adjust the pressure or the tires will be underinflated.
• Be sure to reinstall the tire
inflation valve caps. Without
the valve cap, dirt or moisture
could get into the valve core
and cause air leakage. If a
valve cap is missing, install a
new one as soon as possible.
WARNING - Tire Inflation
Overinflation or underinflation
can reduce tire life, adversely
affect vehicle handling, and
lead to sudden tire failure. This
could result in loss of vehicle
control and potential injury.
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CAUTION - Tire pressure
Always observe the following:
• Check tire pressure when the
tires are cold. (After vehicle
has been parked for at least
three hours or hasn't been
driven more than 1.6 km (one
mile) since startup.)
• Check the pressure of your
spare tire each time you check
the pressure of other tires.
• Never overload your vehicle.
Be careful not to overload a
vehicle luggage rack if your
vehicle is equipped with one.
• Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If your tread is badly
worn, or if your tires have
been damaged, replace them.
Checking tire inflation pressure
Check your tires once a month or
more.
Also, check the tire pressure of the
spare tire.
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How to check
Use a good quality gauge to check
tire pressure. You can not tell if your
tires are properly inflated simply by
looking at them. Radial tires may
look properly inflated even when
they're underinflated.
Check the tire's inflation pressure
when the tires are cold. - "Cold"
means your vehicle has been sitting
for at least three hours or driven no
more than 1.6 km (1 mile).
Maintenance
Remove the valve cap from the tire
valve stem. Press the tire gauge firmly onto the valve to get a pressure
measurement. If the cold tire inflation
pressure matches the recommended
pressure on the tire and loading
information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the pressure is
low, add air until you reach the recommended amount.
If you overfill the tire, release air by
pushing on the metal stem in the
center of the tire valve. Recheck the
tire pressure with the tire gauge. Be
sure to put the valve caps back on
the valve stems. They help prevent
leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture.
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WARNING
• Inspect your tires frequently
for proper inflation as well as
wear and damage. Always use
a tire pressure gauge.
• Tires with too much or too little
pressure wear unevenly causing poor handling, loss of vehicle control, and sudden tire
failure leading to accidents,
injuries, and even death. The
recommended cold tire pressure for your vehicle can be
found in this manual and on
the tire label located on the driver's side center pillar.
• Worn tires can cause accidents. Replace tires that are
worn, show uneven wear, or
are damaged.
• Remember to check the pressure of your spare tire. Kia
recommends that you check
the spare every time you
check the pressure of the
other tires on your vehicle.
Tire rotation
To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated
every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or
sooner if irregular wear develops.
During rotation, check the tires for
correct balance.
When rotating tires, check for uneven
wear and damage. Abnormal wear is
usually caused by incorrect tire pressure, improper wheel alignment, outof-balance wheels, severe braking or
severe cornering. Look for bumps or
bulges in the tread or side of tire.
Replace the tire if you find either of
these conditions. Replace the tire if
fabric or cord is visible. After rotation,
be sure to bring the front and rear tire
pressures to specification and check
lug nut tightness.
Refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
8.
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Maintenance
Disc brake pads should be inspected
for wear whenever tires are rotated.
Without a spare tire
✽ NOTICE
Rotate radial tires that have an
asymmetric tread pattern only from
front to rear and not from right to
left.
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Directional tires (if equipped)
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WARNING
• Do not use the compact spare
tire (if equipped) for tire rotation.
• Do not mix bias ply and radial
ply tires under any circumstances. This may cause
unusual handling characteristics that could result in death,
severe injury, or property
damage.
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Wheel alignment and tire balance
The wheels on your vehicle were
aligned and balanced carefully at the
factory to give you the longest tire life
and best overall performance.
In most cases, you will not need to
have your wheels aligned again.
However, if you notice unusual tire
wear or your vehicle pulling one way
or the other, the alignment may need
to be reset.
If you notice your vehicle vibrating
when driving on a smooth road, your
wheels may need to be rebalanced.
CAUTION
Improper wheel weights can
damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only
approved wheel weights.
Maintenance
WARNING - Replacing
Tread wear indicator
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Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear
indicator will appear as a solid band
across the tread. This shows there is
less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread
left on the tire. Replace the tire when
this happens.
Do not wait for the band to appear
across the entire tread before replacing the tire.
tires
To reduce the chance of serious
or fatal injuries from an accident caused by tire failure or
loss of vehicle control:
• Replace tires that are worn,
show uneven wear, or are
damaged. Worn tires can
cause loss of braking effectiveness, steering control, and
traction.
• Do not drive your vehicle with
too little or too much pressure
in your tires. This can lead to
uneven wear and tire failure.
• When replacing tires, never
mix radial and bias-ply tires
on the same car. You must
replace all tires (including the
spare) if moving from radial to
bias-ply tires.
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• Using tires and wheels other
than the recommended sizes
could cause unusual handling
characteristics and poor vehicle control, resulting in a serious accident.
• Wheels that do not meet Kia’s
specifications may fit poorly
and result in damage to the
vehicle or unusual handling
and poor vehicle control.
• The ABS works by comparing
the speed of the wheels. The
tire size affects wheel speed.
When replacing tires, all 4
tires must use the same size
originally supplied with the
vehicle. Using tires of a different size can cause the
ABS(Anti-lock Brake System)
and ESC(Electronic Stability
Control) to work irregularly.
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Maintenance
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Compact spare tire replacement
Wheel replacement
When replacing the metal wheels for
any reason, make sure the new
wheels are equivalent to the original
factory units in diameter, rim width
and offset.
Tire traction
Tire traction can be reduced if you
drive on worn tires, tires that are
improperly inflated or on slippery
road surfaces. Tires should be
replaced when tread wear indicators
appear. Slow down whenever there
is rain, snow or ice on the road to
reduce the possibility of losing control of the vehicle.
A compact spare tire has a shorter
tread life than a regular size tire.
Replace it when you can see the
tread wear indicator bars on the tire.
The replacement compact spare tire
should be the same size and design
tire as the one provided with your
new vehicle and should be mounted
on the same compact spare tire
wheel. The compact spare tire is not
designed to be mounted on a regular
size wheel, and the compact spare
tire wheel is not designed for mounting a regular size tire.
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WARNING
A wheel that is not the correct
size may adversely affect wheel
and bearing life, braking and
stopping abilities, handling
characteristics, ground clearance, body-to-tire clearance,
snow
chain
clearance,
speedometer and odometer calibration, headlight aim and
bumper height.
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Tire maintenance
In addition to proper inflation, correct
wheel alignment helps to decrease
tire wear. If you find a tire is worn
unevenly, have your dealer check the
wheel alignment.
When you have new tires installed,
make sure they are balanced. This
will increase vehicle ride comfort and
tire life. Additionally, a tire should
always be rebalanced if it is removed
from the wheel.
Maintenance
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1
2. Tire size designation
5,6
7
4
2
3
1
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Tire sidewall labeling
This information identifies and
describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides
the tire identification number (TIN)
for safety standard certification. The
TIN can be used to identify the tire in
case of a recall.
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1. Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or Brand name is
shown.
A tire’s sidewall is marked with a tire
size designation. You will need this
information when selecting replacement tires for your vehicle. The following explains what the letters and
numbers in the tire size designation
mean.
Example tire size designation:
(These numbers are provided as an
example only; your tire size designator could vary depending on your
vehicle.)
P235/55R18 98H
P - Applicable vehicle type (tires
marked with the prefix “P’’ are
intended for use on passenger
vehicles or light trucks; however,
not all tires have this marking).
235 - Tire width in millimeters.
55 - Aspect ratio. The tire’s section
height as a percentage of its
width.
R - Tire construction code (Radial).
18 - Rim diameter in inches.
98 - Load Index, a numerical code
associated with the maximum
load the tire can carry.
H - Speed Rating Symbol. See the
speed rating chart in this section
for additional information.
Wheel size designation
Wheels are also marked with important information that you need if you
ever have to replace one. The following explains what the letters and
numbers in the wheel size designation mean.
Example wheel size designation:
7.0JX18
7.0 - Rim width in inches.
J - Rim contour designation.
18 - Rim diameter in inches.
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Maintenance
Tire speed ratings
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The chart below lists many of the different speed ratings currently being
used for passenger car tires. The
speed rating is part of the tire size
designation on the sidewall of the
tire. This symbol corresponds to that
tire's designed maximum safe operating speed.
3. Checking tire life (TIN : Tire
Identification Number)
Speed
Rating
Symbol
S
T
H
V
Z
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Maximum Speed
180 km/h (112 mph)
190 km/h (118 mph)
210 km/h (130 mph)
240 km/h (149 mph)
240 km/h (Above 149 mph)
Any tires that are over 6 years old,
based on the manufacturing date,
(including the spare tire) should be
replaced by new ones. You can find
the manufacturing date on the tire
sidewall (possibly on the inside of the
wheel), displaying the DOT Code.
The DOT Code is a series of numbers on a tire consisting of numbers
and English letters. The manufacturing date is designated by the last four
digits (characters) of the DOT code.
DOT : XXXX XXXX OOOO
The front part of the DOT means a
plant code number, tire size and
tread pattern and the last four numbers indicate week and year manufactured.
For example:
DOT XXXX XXXX 1611 represents
that the tire was produced in the 16th
week of 2011.
WARNING - Tire age
Tires degrade over time, even
when they are not being used.
Regardless of the remaining
tread, we recommend that tires
be replaced after approximately
six (6) years of normal service.
Heat caused by hot climates or
frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging
process. Failure to follow this
warning can result in sudden
tire failure, which could lead to
a loss of control and an accident involving serious injury or
death.
Maintenance
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G201006AUN
Tread wear
4. Tire ply composition and material
6. Maximum load rating
The number of layers or plies of rubber-coated fabric in the tire. Tire
manufacturers also must indicate the
materials in the tire, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
The letter "R" means radial ply construction; the letter "D" means diagonal or bias ply construction; and the
letter "B" means belted-bias ply construction.
This number indicates the maximum
load in kilograms and pounds that
can be carried by the tire. When
replacing the tires on the vehicle,
always use a tire that has the same
load rating as the factory installed
tire.
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one-and-ahalf times (1½) as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires
depends upon the actual conditions
of their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
These grades are molded on the
side-walls of passenger vehicle tires.
The tires available as standard or
optional equipment on your vehicle
may vary with respect to grade.
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5. Maximum permissible inflation
pressure
This number is the greatest amount
of air pressure that should be put in
the tire. Do not exceed the maximum
permissible inflation pressure. Refer
to the Tire and Loading Information
label for recommended inflation
pressure.
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7. Uniform tire quality grading
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.
For example:
TREADWEAR 200
TRACTION AA
TEMPERATURE A
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Maintenance
Traction - AA, A, B & C
Temperature -A, B & C
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are AA, A, B and C. Those
grades represent the tire’s ability to
stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked
C may have poor traction performance.
The temperature grades are A (the
highest), B and C representing the
tire’s resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can
cause the material of the tire to
degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher
levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than the minimum
required by law.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to
this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests,
and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning,
or peak traction characteristics.
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WARNING - Tire
temperature
The temperature grade for this
tire is established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
build-up and possible sudden
tire failure. This can cause loss
of vehicle control and serious
injury or death.
Maintenance
G201100AAM
Tire terminology and definitions
Air Pressure: The amount of air
inside the tire pressing outward on
the tire. Air pressure is expressed in
kilopascal (kPa) or pounds per
square inch (psi).
Accessory Weight: This means the
combined weight of optional accessories. Some examples of optional
accessories
are,
automatic
transaxle, power seats, and air conditioning.
Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a
tire's height to its width.
Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords
that is located between the plies and
the tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing materials.
Bead: The tire bead contains steel
wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
Bias Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the plies are laid at alternate
angles less than 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
Cold Tire Pressure: The amount of
air pressure in a tire, measured in
kilopascals (kPa) or pounds per
square inch (psi) before a tire has
built up heat from driving.
Curb Weight: This means the weight
of a motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil and
coolant, but without passengers and
cargo.
DOT Markings: The DOT code
includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric designator which can also identify the
tire manufacturer, production plant,
brand and date of production.
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Front Axle.
GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Rear axle.
Intended Outboard Sidewall: The
side of an asymmetrical tire, that
must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for
air pressure.
Load Index: An assigned number
ranging from 1 to 279 that corresponds to the load carrying capacity
of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure: The
maximum air pressure to which a
cold tire may be inflated. The maximum air pressure is molded onto the
sidewall.
Maximum Load Rating: The load
rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that
tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight:
The sum of curb weight; accessory
weight; vehicle capacity weight; and
production options weight.
Normal Occupant Weight: The
number of occupants a vehicle is
designed to seat multiplied by 68 kg
(150 pounds).
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Maintenance
Occupant Distribution: Designated
seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall: The side
of a asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that faces outward when
mounted on a vehicle. The outward
facing sidewall bears white lettering
or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or
model name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same moldings on
the inner facing sidewall.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and multipurpose
vehicles.
Recommended Inflation Pressure:
Vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire inflation pressure and shown
on the tire placard.
Radial Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the ply cords that extend to the
beads are laid at 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
Rim: A metal support for a tire and
upon which the tire beads are seated.
Sidewall: The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
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Speed Rating: An alphanumeric
code assigned to a tire indicating the
maximum speed at which a tire can
operate.
Traction: The friction between the
tire and the road surface. The
amount of grip provided.
Tread: The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Treadwear Indicators: Narrow
bands, sometimes called "wear
bars," that show across the tread of a
tire when only 2/32 inch of tread
remains.
UTQGS: Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards, a tire information
system that provides consumers with
ratings for a tire's traction, temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers
using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into
the sidewall of the tire.
Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions
multiplied by 68 kg (150 lbs.) plus the
rated cargo and luggage load.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire: Load on an individual tire due to
curb and accessory weight plus
maximum occupant and cargo
weight.
Vehicle Normal Load on the Tire:
Load on an individual tire that is
determined by distributing to each
axle its share of the curb weight,
accessory weight, and normal occupant weight and driving by 2.
Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the
original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure.
All season tires
Kia specifies all season tires on
some models to provide good performance for use all year round,
including snowy and icy road conditions. All season tires are identified
by ALL SEASON and/or M+S (Mud
and Snow) on the tire sidewall. Snow
tires have better snow traction than
all season tires and may be more
appropriate in some areas.
Maintenance
Summer tires
Kia specifies summer tires on some
models to provide superior performance on dry roads. Summer tire performance is substantially reduced in
snow and ice. Summer tires do not
have the tire traction rating M+S
(Mud and Snow) on the tire side wall.
if you plan to operate your vehicle in
snowy or icy conditions. Kia recommends the use of snow tires or all
season tires on all four wheels.
Snow tires
If you equip your car with snow tires,
they should be the same size and
have the same load capacity as the
original tires. Snow tires should be
installed on all four wheels; otherwise, poor handling may result.
Snow tires should carry 28 kPa (4
psi) more air pressure than the pressure recommended for the standard
tires on the tire label on the driver's
side of the center pillar, or up to the
maximum pressure shown on the tire
sidewall, whichever is less.
Do not drive faster than 120 km/h (75
mph) when your vehicle is equipped
with snow tires.
Radial-ply tires
Radial-ply tires provide improved
tread life, road hazard resistance and
smoother high speed ride. The radial-ply tires used on this vehicle are of
belted construction, and are selected
to complement the ride and handling
characteristics of your vehicle.
Radial-ply tires have the same load
carrying capacity, as bias-ply or bias
belted tires of the same size, and use
the same recommended inflation
pressure. Mixing of radial-ply tires
with bias-ply or bias belted tires is
not recommended. Any combinations of radial-ply and bias-ply or bias
belted tires when used on the same
vehicle will seriously deteriorate
vehicle handling. The best rule to follow is: Identical radial-ply tires should
always be used as a set of four.
Longer wearing tires can be more
susceptible to irregular tread wear. It
is very important to follow the tire
rotation interval shown in this section
to achieve the tread life potential of
these tires. Cuts and punctures in
radial-ply tires are repairable only in
the tread area, because of sidewall
flexing. Consult your tire dealer for
radial-ply tire repairs.
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Maintenance
FUSES
Blade type
Normal
Blown
Cartridge type
Normal
Blown
Fusible link
Normal
Blown
Normal
Blown
OLM079051N
G210000AAM
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A vehicle’s electrical system is protected
from electrical overload damage by
fuses.
This vehicle has 3 fuse panels, one located in the driver’s side panel bolster, the
other in the engine compartment near
the battery.
If any of your vehicle’s lights, accessories, or controls do not work, check the
appropriate circuit fuse. If a fuse has
blown, the element inside the fuse will
melt.
If the electrical system does not work,
first check the driver’s side fuse panel.
Always replace a blown fuse with one of
the same rating.
If the replacement fuse blows, this indicates an electrical problem. Avoid using
the system involved and immediately
consult an authorized Kia dealer.
Three kinds of fuses are used: blade type
for lower amperage rating, cartridge type,
and multi fuse for higher amperage ratings.
WARNING - Fuse replacement
• Never replace a fuse with anything but another fuse of the
same rating.
• A higher capacity fuse could
cause damage and possibly a
fire.
• Never install a wire or aluminum
foil instead of the proper fuse even as a temporary repair. It may
cause extensive wiring damage
and a possible fire.
CAUTION
Do not use a screwdriver or any
other metal object to remove fuses
because it may cause a short circuit
and damage the system.
Maintenance
If the headlights or other electrical components do not work and the fuses are
OK, check the fuse panel in the engine
compartment. If a fuse is blown, it must
be replaced.
OSL070019
G210100AAM
Inner panel fuse replacement
1. Turn the ignition switch and all other
switches off.
2. Open the fuse panel cover.
OLM079021
3. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.
Use the removal tool provided on the
engine compartment fuse panel cover.
4. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it
is blown.
Spare fuses are provided in the engine
compartment fuse panel.
5. Push in a new fuse of the same rating,
and make sure it fits tightly in the clips.
If it fits loosely, consult an authorized Kia
dealer.
If you do not have a spare, use a fuse of
the same rating from a circuit you may
not need for operating the vehicle, such
as the power outlet fuse.
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Maintenance
✽ NOTICE
• If the memory fuse is pulled out from
the fuse panel, the warning chime,
audio, clock and interior lamps, etc.,
will not operate. Some items must be
reset after replacement. Refer to
“Battery” in this section.
• Even though the memory fuse is
pulled out, the battery can still be discharged by operation of the headlights or other electrical devices.
OSL070022
OLM079023
G210101AHM-C1
G210200AHM
Memory fuse
Your vehicle is equipped with a memory
fuse to prevent battery discharge if your
vehicle is parked without being operated
for prolonged periods. Use the following
procedures before parking the vehicle for
prolonged periods.
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Turn off the headlights and tail lights.
3. Open the driver’s side panel cover and
pull out the memory fuse.
❈ The actual feature may differ from the
illustration.
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Engine compartment fuse
replacement
1. Turn the
switches
2. Remove
pressing
up.
ignition switch and all other
off.
the fuse panel cover by
the tab and pulling the cover
Maintenance
✽ NOTICE
3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it
is blown. To remove or insert the fuse,
use the fuse puller in the engine compartment fuse panel.
4. Push in a new fuse of the same rating,
and make sure it fits tightly in the clips.
If it fits loosely, consult an authorized
Kia dealer.
If the multi fuse is blown, consult an
authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
After checking the fuse panel in the
engine compartment, securely
install the fuse panel cover. If not,
electrical failures may occur from
water contact.
OLM079052N
G210201AAM
Main fuse and multi fuse
If the main fuse and multi fuse is blown,
it must be removed as follows:
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the nuts shown in the picture
above.
3. Replace the fuse with a new one of the
same rating.
4. Reinstall in the reverse order of
removal.
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Maintenance
G210300AAM-EU
Fuse/relay panel description
Inside the fuse/relay panel covers, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/relay name and capacity.
Inner fuse panel
Engine compartment fuse panel
✽ NOTICE
Not all fuse panel descriptions in this
manual may be applicable to your vehicle. It is accurate at the time of printing.
When you inspect the fuse panel in your
vehicle, refer to the fuse panel label.
OSL070026/OLM079027N/OLM079053N
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Maintenance
Inner fuse panel
Fuse Name
AUDIO
POWER
CONNECTOR RF_ANT
A/BAG
S/HEATER FRT
S/HEATER RR
A/CON
HTD MIRR
Fuse rating
20A
7.5A
15A
15A
15A
7.5A
7.5A
Protected component
Audio
RF Receiver
SRS Control Module, Passenger Occupant Detection Sensor, Telltale & SBR Lamp
Driver/Passenger Seat Warmer Switch
Rear Seat Warmer LH/RH
A/C Control Module (Auto)
A/C Control Module, Driver/Passenger Power Outside Mirror
CLUSTER
10A
Driver/Passenger Seat Warmer Switch, Driver CCS Control Module, Instrument Cluster, Tire
Pressure Monitoring Module, Audio, Alternator, BCM, A/C Control Module, Telltale & SBR Lamp
IG2 A
WIPER RR
10A
15A
BCM, Smart Key Control Module, IPS Control Module (IG2)
Rear Wiper Motor, Multifunction Switch (Wiper), ICM Relay Box (Rear Wiper Relay)
IG2 B
10A
Cluster Ionizer, A/C Control Module, Rain Sensor, Sunroof Motor, Electro Chromic Mirror,
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Blower Relay)
POWER OUTLET 2
A/BAG IND
SMART KEY 2
20A
10A
10A
Rear Power Outlet, Front Power Outlet LH, Front Cigarette Lighter
Instrument Cluster (A/Bag IND.)
Smart Key Control Module
WIPER FRT
25A
Front Wiper Motor, Multifunction Switch (Wiper), E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Front Wiper (Low) Relay,
Wiper (Rain Sensor) Relay)
POWER OUTLET 1
SMART KEY 1
ACC
15A
10A
10A
Front Power Outlet RH
BCM, Smart Key Control Module
Audio, Amp, Sunroof Control Module, Power Outside Mirror Switch
START
10A
Burglar Alarm Relay (With Burglar Alarm), E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Start Relay : W/O Burglar Alarm
& Smart Key), Smart Key Control Module (W/O Burglar Alarm & With Smart Key)
MODULE IG1
UH_BOX
10A
20A
EPS Control Module, ATM Shift Lever ILL., 4WD ECM, Stop Lamp Switch, IPS Control Module (IG1)
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (ECU 2 7.5A, ABS 7.5A, TCU 2 7.5A)
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Maintenance
Fuse Name
Fuse rating
Protected component
ROOM LP
10A
BCM, Map Lamp, Room Lamp, Driver/Passenger Vanity Lamp, Electro Chromic Mirror,
Luggage Lamp, Ignition Key ILL. & Door Warning Switch, Tire Pressure Monitoring Module,
Instrument Cluster (MCU, IND.), A/C Control Module, IPS Control Module (B+)
PDM B
DR LOCK
HAZARD
FOG LP RR
PDM A
ATM K/LOCK
CORNERING LAMP
SEAT VENT
P/WDW RH
P/WDW LH
10A
15A
15A
10A
25A
7.5A
10A
15A
25A
25A
Start/Stop Button Switch, FOB Holder, Smart Key Control Module
Door Lock Relay, Door Unlock Relay, Tail Gate Relay, ICM Relay Box (Two Turn Unlock Relay)
BCM
(Not Used)
Smart Key Control Module
ATM Shift Lever, Key Solenoid
(Not Used)
Driver CCS Seat Warmer
Power Window Main Switch, Passenger Power Window Switch, Rear Power Window Switch RH
Rear Power Window Switch LH, Power Window Main Switch
SAFETY POWER
WINDOW
20A
Driver Safety Power Window Module
P/SEAT(DRV)
20A
Driver Seat Manual Switch
MODULE B+
10A
Multipurpose Check Connector, Data Link Connector, Driver CCS Switch,
Rear Parking Assist Buzzer
SUNROOF
AMP
HTD_STRG
15A
25A
15A
Sunroof Motor, Sunroof Control Module
Amp
Heated steering wheel
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Maintenance
Engine compartment fuse panel
Fuse Name
MDPS
B+1
ABS 2
EMS
ABS 1
MULTI
BLOWER
FUSE
Fuse rating
80A
60A
40A
40A
40A
40A
Protected component
EPS Control Module
I/P Junction Box (PDM A 25A, DR LOCK 15A, HAZARD 15A, IPS 4~7)
ESC Module
EMS Box (TCU 1 15A, ECU 30A, A/CON 10A, F/PUMP 15A)
ESC Module
Blower Relay
B+3
60A
I/P Junction Box (P/SEAT(DRV) 20A, SAFETY POWER WINDOW 20A, PDM B 10A, ATM
K/LOCK 7.5A, SEAT VENT 15A, Power Connector (AUDIO 20A, RF_ANT 7.5A),
ROOM LP 10A)
B+2
60A
I/P Junction Box (Power Window Relay, SUNROOF 15A, AMP 25A, MODULE B+ 10A,
IPS 0~3, IPS 8~10)
40A
50A
40A
30A
40A
15A
15A
10A
20A
10A
7.5A
7.5A
7.5A
7.5A
20A
Cooling Fan (High) Relay, Cooling Fan (Low) Relay
Cooling Fan (High) Relay, Cooling Fan (Low) Relay
Rear Defogger Relay
PDM Relay Box (IGN1/ACC Relay : With Smart Key), Ignition Switch (W/O Smart Key)
PDM Relay Box (IGN2 Relay : With Smart Key), Ignition Switch (W/O Smart Key)
Horn Relay
Front Wiper Deicer Relay
Stop Lamp Switch, Smart Key Control Module, ICM Relay Box (DBC Relay)
4WD ECU
Battery Sensor
Transaxle Range Switch
Transaxle Range Switch, Vacuum Switch, Vacuum Pump Relay
ESC Module, ICM Relay Box (DBC Relay), Multi Switch
ATM P/N Relay, PCM, Multifunction Switch (Remote Control)
Vacuum Pump Relay
C/FAN (MPI engine)
C/FAN (T-GDI engine)
RR HTD
IG 1
IG 2
HORN
DEICER
FUSE STOP LP
4WD
AMS
TCU 2 (MPI engine)
TCU 2 (T-GDI engine)
ABS
ECU 2
V_PUMP (T-GDI engine)
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Maintenance
Engine compartment main fuse panel (EMS Box)
Fuse Name
F/PUMP
Fuse rating
15A
Fuel Pump Relay
Protected component
SENSOR 4
15A
Fuel Pump Relay, PCM, Oxygen Sensor (Up)/(Down),
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Cooling Fan (High)/(Low) Relay)
SENSOR 3
SENSOR 2
TCU 1
A/CON
10A
10A
15A
10A
A/CON Relay, Injector #1~#4
(Not Used)
PCM
A/CON Relay
SENSOR 1 (MPI engine)
10A
Immobilizer Module, Crankshaft Position Sensor, Camshaft Position Sensor #1/#2, Oil Control Valve
#1/#2Canister Purge Control Solenoid Valve, Variable Intake Solenoid Valve, Canister Close Valve
SENSOR 1 (T-GDI engine)
10A
Immobilizer Module, Crankshaft Position Sensor, Camshaft Position Sensor #1/#2, Oil Control Valve
#1/#2Canister Purge Control Solenoid Valve, Variable Intake Solenoid Valve, Canister Close Valve,
RCV
ECU 1
ECU
20A
30A
Ignition Coil #1~#4, Condenser
Engine Control Relay
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Maintenance
APPEARANCE CARE
Exterior care
G230101AUN
Exterior general caution
It is very important to follow the label
directions when using any chemical
cleaner or polish. Read all warning and
caution statements that appear on the
label.
G230102BUN
Finish maintenance
Washing
To help protect your vehicle’s finish from
rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly
and frequently at least once a month with
lukewarm or cold water.
If you use your vehicle for off-road driving, you should wash it after each offroad trip. Pay special attention to the
removal of any accumulation of salt, dirt,
mud, and other foreign materials. Make
sure the drain holes in the lower edges of
the doors and rocker panels are kept
clear and clean.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial pollution and similar deposits
can damage your vehicle’s finish if not
removed immediately.
Even prompt washing with plain water
may not completely remove all these
deposits. A mild soap, safe for use on
painted surfaces, may be used.
After washing, rinse the vehicle thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water. Do
not allow soap to dry on the finish.
CAUTION
• Do not use strong soap, chemical
detergents or hot water, and do
not wash the vehicle in direct
sunlight or when the body of the
vehicle is warm.
• Be careful when washing the side
windows
of
your
vehicle.
Especailly, with high-pressure
water. Water may leak through the
windows and wet the interior.
• To prevent damage to the plastic
parts and lamps, do not clean
with chemical solvents or strong
detergents.
WARNING - Wet brakes
After washing the vehicle, test the
brakes while driving slowly to see if
they have been affected by water. If
braking performance is impaired,
dry the brakes by applying them
lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.
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Maintenance
OJB037800
CAUTION
• Water washing in the engine compartment including high pressure
water washing may cause the failure of electrical circuits located in
the engine compartment.
• Never allow water or other liquids
to come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside
the vehicle as this may damage
them.
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Waxing
Wax the vehicle when water will no
longer bead on the paint.
Always wash and dry the vehicle before
waxing. Use a good quality liquid or
paste wax, and follow the manufacturer’s
instructions. Wax all metal trim to protect
it and to maintain its luster.
Removing oil, tar, and similar materials
with a spot remover will usually strip the
wax from the finish. Be sure to re-wax
these areas even if the rest of the vehicle
does not yet need waxing.
G230103AUN
Finish damage repair
Deep scratches or stone chips in the
painted surface must be repaired
promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust
and may develop into a major repair
expense.
✽ NOTICE
If your vehicle is damaged and requires
any metal repair or replacement, be sure
the body shop applies anti-corrosion
materials to the parts repaired or
replaced.
CAUTION
• Wiping dust or dirt off the body
with a dry cloth will scratch the
finish.
• Do not use steel wool, abrasive
cleaners, acid detergents or
strong detergents containing
high alkaline or caustic agents on
chrome-plated or anodized aluminum parts. This may result in
damage to the protective coating
and cause discoloration or paint
deterioration.
G230104AUN
Bright-metal maintenance
• To remove road tar and insects, use a
tar remover, not a scraper or other
sharp object.
• To protect the surfaces of bright-metal
parts from corrosion, apply a coating of
wax or chrome preservative and rub to
a high luster.
• During winter weather or in coastal
areas, cover the bright metal parts with
a heavier coating of wax or preservative. If necessary, coat the parts with
non-corrosive petroleum jelly or other
protective compound.
Maintenance
G230105ASA
Underbody maintenance
Corrosive materials used for ice and
snow removal and dust control may collect on the underbody. If these materials
are not removed, accelerated rusting can
occur on underbody parts such as the
fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust
system, even though they have been
treated with rust protection.
Thoroughly flush the vehicle underbody
and wheel openings with lukewarm or
cold water once a month, after off-road
driving and at the end of each winter. Pay
special attention to these areas because
it is difficult to see all the mud and dirt. It
will do more harm than good to wet down
the road grime without removing it. The
lower edges of the doors, rocker panels,
and frame members have drain holes
that should not be allowed to clog with
dirt; trapped water in these areas can
cause rusting.
WARNING
After washing the vehicle, test the
brakes while driving slowly to see if
they have been affected by water. If
braking performance is impaired,
dry the brakes by applying them
lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.
Aluminum or chrome wheel maintenance
The aluminum or chrome wheels are
coated with a clear protective finish.
• Do not use any abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire
brushes on aluminum or chrome
wheels. They may scratch or damage
the finish.
• Clean the wheel when it has cooled.
• Use only a mild soap or neutral detergent, and rinse thoroughly with water.
Also, be sure to clean the wheels after
driving on salted roads. This helps prevent corrosion.
• Avoid washing the wheels with highspeed car wash brushes.
• Do not use any alkaline or acid detergents. It may damage and corrode the
aluminum or chrome wheels coated
with a clear protective finish.
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Maintenance
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Corrosion protection
Protecting your vehicle from corrosion
By using the most advanced design and
construction practices to combat corrosion, we produce vehicles of the highest
quality. However, this is only part of the
job. To achieve the long-term corrosion
resistance your vehicle can deliver, the
owner's cooperation and assistance is
also required.
Common causes of corrosion
The most common causes of corrosion
on your vehicle are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture that is
allowed to accumulate underneath the
vehicle.
• Removal of paint or protective coatings
by stones, gravel, abrasion or minor
scrapes and dents which leave unprotected metal exposed to corrosion.
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High-corrosion areas
If you live in an area where your vehicle
is regularly exposed to corrosive materials, corrosion protection is particularly
important. Some of the common causes
of accelerated corrosion are road salts,
dust control chemicals, ocean air and
industrial pollution.
Moisture breeds corrosion
Moisture creates the conditions in which
corrosion is most likely to occur. For
example, corrosion is accelerated by
high humidity, particularly when temperatures are just above freezing. In such
conditions, the corrosive material is kept
in contact with the vehicle’s surface by
moisture that evaporate slowly.
Mud is particularly corrosive because it
dries slowly and holds moisture in contact with the vehicle. Although the mud
appears to be dry, it can still retain the
moisture and promote corrosion.
High temperatures can also accelerate
corrosion of parts that are not properly
ventilated so the moisture can be dispersed. For all these reasons, it is particularly important to keep your vehicle
clean and free of mud or accumulations
of other materials. This applies not only
to the visible surfaces but particularly to
the underside of the vehicle.
Maintenance
To help prevent corrosion
You can help prevent corrosion from getting started by observing the following:
Keep your vehicle clean
The best way to prevent corrosion is to
keep your vehicle clean and free of corrosive materials. Attention to the underside of the vehicle is particularly important.
• If you live in a high-corrosion area —
where road salts are used, near the
ocean, areas with industrial pollution,
acid rain, etc.—, you should take extra
care to prevent corrosion. In winter,
hose off the underside of your vehicle
at least once a month and be sure to
clean the underside thoroughly when
winter is over.
• When cleaning underneath the vehicle,
give particular attention to the components under the fenders and other
areas that are hidden from view. Do a
thorough job; just dampening the accumulated mud rather than washing it
away will accelerate corrosion rather
than prevent it. Water under high pressure and steam are particularly effective in removing accumulated mud and
corrosive materials.
• When cleaning lower door panels,
rocker panels and frame members, be
sure that drain holes are kept open so
that moisture can escape and not be
trapped inside to accelerate corrosion.
Keep your garage dry
Don't park your vehicle in a damp, poorly
ventilated garage. This creates a favorable environment for corrosion. This is
particularly true if you wash your vehicle
in the garage or drive it into the garage
when it is still wet or covered with snow,
ice or mud. Even a heated garage can
contribute to corrosion unless it is well
ventilated so moisture is dispersed.
Keep paint and trim in good condition
Scratches or chips in the finish should be
covered with "touch-up" paint as soon as
possible to reduce the possibility of corrosion. If bare metal is showing through,
the attention of a qualified body and paint
shop is recommended.
Bird droppings : Bird droppings are highly corrosive and may damage painted
surfaces in just a few hours. Always
remove bird droppings as soon as possible.
Don't neglect the interior
Moisture can collect under the floor mats
and carpeting and cause corrosion.
Check under the mats periodically to be
sure the carpeting is dry. Use particular
care if you carry fertilizers, cleaning
materials or chemicals in the vehicle.
These should be carried only in proper
containers and any spills or leaks should
be cleaned up, flushed with clean water
and thoroughly dried.
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Maintenance
Interior care
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Interior general precautions
Prevent caustic solutions, such as perfumes or cosmetic oils, from coming into
contact with the dashboard because they
may cause damage or discoloration. If
they do come in contact with the dashboard, wipe off immediately. If necessary,
use a vinyl cleaner, see product instructions for correct usage.
CAUTION
Never allow water or other liquids to
come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside the vehicle as this may damage them.
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Cleaning the upholstery and interior
trim
Vinyl
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean vinyl surfaces with a vinyl cleaner.
Cleaning the lap/shoulder belt webbing
Clean the belt webbing with any mild
soap solution recommended for cleaning
upholstery or carpet. Follow the instructions provided with the soap. Do not
bleach or re-dye the webbing because
this may weaken it.
Fabric
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean with a mild soap solution recommended for upholstery or carpets.
Remove fresh spots immediately with a
fabric spot cleaner. If fresh spots do not
receive immediate attention, the fabric
can be stained and its color can be
affected. Also, its fire-resistant properties
can be reduced if the material is not
properly maintained.
CAUTION
When cleaning leather products
(steering wheel, seats etc.), use
neutral detergents or low alcohol
content solutions. If you use high
alcohol content solutions or
acid/alkaline detergents, the color
of the leather may fade or the surface may get stripped off.
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CAUTION
Using anything but recommended
cleaners and procedures may affect
the fabric’s appearance and fireresistant properties.
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Cleaning the interior window glass
If the interior glass surfaces of the vehicle become fogged (that is, covered with
an oily, greasy or waxy film), they should
be cleaned with a glass cleaner. Follow
the directions on the glass cleaner container.
CAUTION
Do not scrape or scratch the inside
of the rear window. This may result
in damage of the rear window
defroster grid.
Maintenance
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
G270000AHM-EU
The emission control system of your
vehicle is covered by a written limited
warranty. Please see the warranty information contained in the Warranty &
Maintenance booklet in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system to meet all applicable
emission regulations.
There are three emission control systems, as follows.
(1) Crankcase emission control system
(2) Evaporative emission control system
(3) Exhaust emission control system
In order to assure the proper function of
the emission control systems, it is recommended that you have your vehicle
inspected and maintained by an authorized Kia dealer in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in this manual.
Caution for the Inspection and
Maintenance Test (With Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system)
• To prevent the vehicle from misfiring during dynamometer testing,
turn the Electronic Stability Control
(ESC) system off by pressing the
ESC switch.
• After dynamometer testing is completed, turn the ESC system back on
by pressing the ESC switch again.
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1. Crankcase emission control
system
The positive crankcase ventilation system is employed to prevent air pollution
caused by blow-by gases being emitted
from the crankcase. This system supplies
fresh filtered air to the crankcase through
the air intake hose. Inside the crankcase,
the fresh air mixes with blow-by gases,
which then pass through the PCV valve
into the induction system.
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2. Evaporative emission control
(including ORVR: Onboard
Refueling Vapor Recovery)
system
The Evaporative Emission Control
System is designed to prevent fuel
vapors from escaping into the atmosphere.
(The ORVR system is designed to allow
the vapors from the fuel tank to be
loaded into a canister while refueling at
the gas station, preventing the escape of
fuel vapors into the atmosphere.)
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Maintenance
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Canister
Fuel vapors generated inside the fuel
tank are absorbed and stored in the
onboard canister. When the engine is
running, the fuel vapors absorbed in the
canister are drawn into the surge tank
through the purge control solenoid valve.
3. Exhaust emission control
system
Engine exhaust gas precautions
(carbon monoxide)
• Carbon monoxide can be present with
other exhaust fumes. Therefore, if you
smell exhaust fumes of any kind inside
your vehicle, have it inspected and
repaired immediately. If you ever suspect exhaust fumes are coming into
your vehicle, drive it only with all the
windows fully open. Have your vehicle
checked and repaired immediately.
The Exhaust Emission Control System is
a highly effective system which controls
exhaust emissions while maintaining
good vehicle performance.
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Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV)
The purge control solenoid valve is controlled by the Engine Control Module
(ECM); when the engine coolant temperature is low during idling, the PCSV closes so that evaporated fuel is not taken
into the engine. After the engine warms
up during ordinary driving, the PCSV
opens to introduce evaporated fuel to the
engine.
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Vehicle modifications
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification of your vehicle could affect
its performance, safety or durability and
may even violate governmental safety
and emissions regulations.
In addition, damage or performance
problems resulting from any modification
may not be covered under warranty.
• If you use unauthorized electronic
devices, it may cause the vehicle to
operate abnormally, wire damage, battery discharge or fire. For your safety,
do not use unauthorized electronic
devices.
WARNING - Exhaust
Engine exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide (CO). Though colorless and odorless, it is dangerous
and could be lethal if inhaled.
Follow the instructions on this
page to avoid CO poisoning.
Maintenance
• Do not operate the engine in confined
or closed areas (such as garages) any
more than what is necessary to move
the vehicle in or out of the area.
• When the vehicle is stopped in an
open area for more than a short time
with the engine running, adjust the
ventilation system (as needed) to draw
outside air into the vehicle.
• Never sit in a parked or stopped vehicle for any extended time with the
engine running.
• When the engine stalls or fails to start,
excessive attempts to restart the
engine may cause damage to the
emission control system.
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Operating precautions for catalytic
converters (if equipped)
WARNING - Fire
• A hot exhaust system can ignite
flammable items under your vehicle. Do not park, idle or drive the
vehicle over or near flammable
objects, such as grass, vegetation, paper, leaves, etc.
• The exhaust system and catalytic
system are very hot while the
engine is running or immediately
after the engine is turned off.
Keep away from the exhaust system and catalytic, you may get
burned.
Also, do not remove the heat sink
around the exhaust system, do
not seal the bottom of the vehicle
or do not coat the vehicle for corrosion control. It may present a
fire risk under certain conditions.
Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic
converter emission control device.
Therefore, the following precautions
must be observed:
• Use only UNLEADED FUEL for gasoline engines.
• Do not operate the vehicle when there
are signs of engine malfunction, such
as misfire or a noticeable loss of performance.
• Do not misuse or abuse the engine.
Examples of misuse are coasting with
the ignition off and descending steep
grades in gear with the ignition off.
• Do not operate the engine at high idle
speed for extended periods (5 minutes
or more).
• Do not modify or tamper with any part
of the engine or emission control system. All inspections and adjustments
must be made by an authorized Kia
dealer.
• Avoid driving with a extremely low fuel
level. Running out of fuel could cause
the engine to misfire, damaging the
catalytic converter.
Failure to observe these precautions
could result in damage to the catalytic
converter and to your vehicle.
Additionally, such actions could void your
warranties.
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Dimensions / 8-2
Bulb wattage / 8-2
Tires and wheels / 8-3
Recommended lubricants and capacities / 8-4
Vehicle identification number (VIN) / 8-7
Vehicle certification label / 8-7
Tire specification and pressure label / 8-8
Engine number / 8-8
Specifications & Consumer information
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Specifications & Consumer information
DIMENSIONS
BULB WATTAGE
I010000AAM-EU
I030000AAM-EU
Item
mm (in)
Overall length
4440 (174.8)
Overall width
1855 (73.0)
Overall height
1635 (64.4) / 1645 (64.8)*1
Front tread
1618 (63.7)*2/ 1611 (63.4)*3/ 1600 (63.0)*4
Rear tread
1619 (63.7)*2/ 1612 (63.5)*3/ 1601 (63.0)*4
Wheelbase
2640 (103.9)
*1 with
*2 with
*3 with
*4 with
roof rack
215/70R16 tire
225/60R17 tire
235/55R18 tire
Light Bulb
Headlights (Low)
Headlights (High)
Front turn signal lights / Position lights
Front turn signal lights*
Side turn signal*
Front fog lights*
Side marker
Stop and tail lights
Tail lights
Rear turn signal lights
Back-up lights
High mounted stop light
License plate lights
Map lamps*
Room lamps
Glove box lamp*
Luggage lamp*
Vanity mirror lamps*
* If equipped
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Wattage
55
55
28/8
28
LED or 5
27
5
28/8
5
27
16
5 or LED
5
6
10
5
10
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Specifications & Consumer information
TIRES AND WHEELS
I020000AAM-EU
Item
Tire
size
Wheel size
Cold tire inflation pressure kPa (psi)
Front
Rear
Full size tire
215/70R16
225/60R17
235/55R18
6.5J×16
6.5J×17
7.0J×18
230
(33)
230
(33)
Compact spare
tire (if equipped)
T155/90D16
4.0T×16
420
(60)
420
(60)
Wheel lug nut torque
kg•m (lb•ft, N•m)
9~11
(65~79, 88~107)
CAUTION
When replacing tires, use the same
size originally supplied with the
vehicle.
Using tires of a different size can
damage the related parts or make it
work irregularly.
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Specifications & Consumer information
RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES
To help achieve proper engine and powertrain performance and durability, use only lubricants of the proper quality. The correct
lubricants also help promote engine efficiency that results in improved fuel economy.
These lubricants and fluids are recommended for use in your vehicle.
Lubricant
Engine oil
Volume
Classification
4.6 l (4.86 US qt.)
API Service SM*3, ILSAC GF-4 or above
*1 *2
recommended
(or equivalent)
MPI
Manual transaxle fluid
T-GDI
MPI
1.8~1.9 l
(1.90~2.01 US qt.)
2.1~2.2 l
(2.20~2.32 US qt.)
7.1 l (7.50 US qt.)
Automatic transaxle fluid
T-GDI
MPI
AT
7.8 l (8.24 US qt.)
MICHANG ATF SP-IV
SK ATF SP-IV
NOCA ATF SP-IV
Kia genuine ATF SP-IV
6.8 l (7.19 US qt.)
MT
Coolant
API GL-4, SAE 75W/85
T-GDI
6.7 l (7.08 US qt.)
Mixture of antifreeze and distilled water
6.7~6.8 l
(7.08~7.19 US qt.)
(Ethylene glycol base coolant for aluminum radiator)
*1 Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on the next page.
*2 Engine oils labeled Energy Conserving Oil are now available. Along with other additional benefits, they contribute to fuel economy by reducing
the amount of fuel necessary to overcome engine friction. Often, these improvements are difficult to measure in everyday driving, but in a year’s
time, they can offer significant cost and energy savings.
*3 If the API service SM engine oil is not available in your country, you are able to use API service SL.
MT : Manual transaxle
AT : Automatic transaxle
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Specifications & Consumer information
Lubricant
Brake fluid
Volume
0.7~0.8 l (0.7~0.8 US qt.)
Rear differential oil (4WD)
0.65 l (0.69 US qt.)
Transfer case oil (4WD)
0.6 l (0.63 US qt.)
Fuel
58 l (15.32 US gal.)
Classification
FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
HYPOID GEAR OIL API GL-5, SAE 75W/90
(SHELL SPIRAX X or equivalent)
HYPOID GEAR OIL API GL-5, SAE 75W/90
(SHELL SPIRAX X or equivalent)
Refer to “Fuel requirements” in section 1
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Specifications & Consumer information
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Recommended SAE viscosity
number
CAUTION
Always be sure to clean the area
around any filler plug, drain plug, or
dipstick before checking or draining any lubricant. This is especially
important in dusty or sandy areas
and when the vehicle is used on
unpaved roads. Cleaning the plug
and dipstick areas will prevent dirt
and grit from entering the engine
and other mechanisms that could
be damaged.
Engine oil viscosity (thickness) has an
effect on fuel economy and cold weather
operating (engine start and engine oil
flowability). Lower viscosity engine oils
can provide better fuel economy and cold
weather performance, however, higher
viscosity engine oils are required for satisfactory lubrication in hot weather. Using
oils of any viscosity other than those recommended could result in engine damage.
Temperature
When choosing an oil, consider the range
of temperature your vehicle will be operated in before the next oil change.
Proceed to select the recommended oil
viscosity from the chart.
Temperature Range for SAE Viscosity Numbers
°C -30
-20
-10
0
10
20
30
40
(°F)
-10
0
20
40
60
80
100
Engine Oil
(T-GDI engine)
Engine Oil
(MPI engine) *1
5W-30, 5W-40
10W-30
5W-20, 5W-30
*1 For better fuel economy, it is recommended to use the engine oil of
a viscosity grade SAE 5W-20 (API SM / ILSAC GF-4). However, if
the engine oil is not available in your country, select the proper
engine oil using the engine oil viscosity chart.
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120
Specifications & Consumer information
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)
Frame number
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION
LABEL
VIN Label
OLM089001
H010000AAM
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is
the number used in registering your vehicle and in all legal matters pertaining to
its ownership, etc.
The number is punched on the floor
under the front passenger seat. To check
the number, open the carpet flap.
OEN086004N
The VIN is also on a plate attached to the
top of the dashboard. The number on the
plate can easily be seen through the
windshield from outside.
OLM089002N
H020000AUN
The vehicle certification label attached
on the driver’s side center pillar gives the
vehicle identification number (VIN).
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Specifications & Consumer information
TIRE SPECIFICATION AND
PRESSURE LABEL
ENGINE NUMBER
MPI engine
OLM089003
OLM089008N
T-GDI engine
H030000APB
The tires supplied on your new vehicle
are chosen to provide the best performance for normal driving.
The tire label located on the driver's side
center pillar gives the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.
OSL081003N
❈ The actual feature may differ from the illustration.
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The engine number is stamped on the
engine block as shown in the drawing.
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