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kia, t he c ompany
Congratulations! Your selection of a Kia was a wise investment.
It will give you years of driving pleasure. Now that you are the
owner of a Kia vehicle, you’ll probably be asked a lot of questions about your vehicle and the company like “What is a Kia?”,
“Who is Kia?”, “What does ‘Kia’ mean?”.
Here are some answers. First, Kia is the oldest car company in
Korea. It is a company that has thousands of employees focused
on building high-quality vehicles at affordable prices.
The first syllable, Ki, in the word “Kia” means “to arise from to
the world” or “to come up out of to the world.” The second syllable, a, means “Asia.” So, the word Kia, means “to arise from”
or “to come up out of Asia to the world.”
Drive safely and enjoy your Kia!
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Foreword
Thank you for choosing a Kia vehicle.
When you require service, remember that your dealer
knows your vehicle best. Your dealer has factory-trained
technicians, recommended special tools, genuine Kia
replacement parts and is dedicated to your complete satisfaction.
Because subsequent owners require this important information as well, this publication should remain with the
vehicle if it is sold.
This manual will familiarize you with operational, maintenance and safety information about your new vehicle. It
is supplemented by a Warranty and Consumer
Information manual that provides important information
on all warranties regarding your vehicle. If your vehicle
is equipped with an audio system, you will also have a
Kia Integrated Audio System manual explaining its operation. We urge you to read these publications carefully
and follow the recommendations to help assure enjoyable
and safe operation of your new vehicle.
Kia offers a great variety of options, components and features for its various models.
Therefore, the equipment described in this manual, along
with the various illustrations, may not all be applicable to
your particular vehicle.
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The information and specifications provided in this manual were accurate at the time of printing. Kia reserves the
right to discontinue or change specifications or design at
any time without notice and without incurring any obligation. If you have questions, always check with your
Kia Dealer.
We assure you of our continuing interest in your motoring pleasure and satisfaction in your Kia vehicle.
© 2005 Kia Motors Corp.
All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording,
or by any information storage and retrieval system or
translation in whole or part is not permitted without written authorization from Kia Motors Corporation.
Printed in Korea
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table of contents
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Introduction
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Your vehicle at a glance
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Knowing your vehicle
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Driving your vehicle
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Driving tips
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In case of an emergency
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Maintenance
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Specifications
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Index
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How to use this manual / 1-2
Vehicle break-in process / 1-3
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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. At the very least, you
must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections spread throughout the
manual, which are easily recognized
by their special markings. These sections have precautions that must be
followed to prevent personal injury or
death.
Illustrations complement the words
in this manual to best explain how to
enjoy your vehicle. By reading your
manual, you learn about features,
important safety information, and
driving tips under various road conditions.
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The general layout of the manual is
provided in the Table of Contents. A
good place to start is the index; 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’ll find various WARNING’s,
CAUTION’s, and NOTICE’s in this
manual.
These
WARNING’s,
CAUTION’s and NOTICE’s were prepared to enhance your personal
safety and continued satisfaction
with Kia vehicle. You should carefully
read and follow ALL procedures and
recommendations provided in these
WARNING’s,
CAUTION’s
and
NOTICE’s.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation
in which serious bodily injury or
death could result if the warning
is ignored.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation
in which personal injury, perhaps
severe, could result if the caution
is ignored.
✽ NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates a situation in
which damage to your vehicle could
result if the notice is ignored.
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VEHICLE BREAK-IN
PROCESS
No special break-in period is needed. By following a few simple precautions for the first 600 miles (1,000
km) you may add to the performance, economy and life of your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• 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.
• Avoid full-throttle starts.
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Your vehicle at a glance
Exterior overview / 2-2
Interior overview / 2-4
Instrument panel overview / 2-5
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EXTERIOR OVERVIEW
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1. Headlights
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3. Engine hood
2. Turn signal light
4. Wiper
5. Sunroof (if equipped)
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6. Window
7. Outside rearview mirror
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8. Door
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1. Rear door child safety lock
2. Fuel filler lid
3. Rear window
4. Trunk release lever and key lock
5. Spare tire
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6. Outside rearview mirror
7. Tail lights
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8. Door handle (driver)
9. Door handle (passenger)
10. Emergency trunk release lever
11. Antenna (if equipped)
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INTERIOR OVERVIEW
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1. Door lock/unlock button
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2. Outside rearview mirror control switch
(if equipped)
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3. Power window switches (if equipped)
4. Master power door lock control
(if equipped)
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5. Master power window control lock
(if equipped)
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6. Vent controls
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8. Inside rearview mirror
7. Instrument cluster
9. Steering wheel
10. Steering wheel tilt (if equipped)
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11. Instrument panel illumination
(if equipped)
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12. Trunk release button
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14. Brake pedal
13. Hood release lever
15. Accelerator pedal
16. Fuel filler lid release lever
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INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW
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1. Driver’s Air Bag
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2. Light control / Turn signals
3. Instrument cluster
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4. Wiper/Washer
5. Ignition switch
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6. Traction control system (if equipped)
7. Hazard
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8. Climate control system
9. Shift lever
10. Passenger’s airbag
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11. Glove box
12. Audio controls (if equipped)
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13. Auto cruise controls (if equipped)
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Keys / 3-2
Remote keyless entry / 3-4
Immobilizer system / 3-7
Door locks / 3-9
Knowing your vehicle
Windows / 3-14
Seat / 3-17
Safety belts / 3-29
Airbag - supplemental restraint system / 3-56
Trunk / 3-80
Hood / 3-83
Fuel filler lid / 3-84
Mirrors / 3-87
Interior lights / 3-91
Storage compartment / 3-93
Interior features / 3-96
Sunroof / 3-101
Luggage net / 3-104
Antenna / 3-105
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KEYS
WARNING - Ignition key
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➀
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The key code number is stamped on
the plate 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 plate and store it in a
safe place. Also, record the code
number and keep it in a safe and
handy place, but not in the vehicle.
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➁
Key operations
➀ Master key
Used to start the engine, lock and
unlock the doors, lock and unlock
the glove box (if equipped), and
open the trunk (if equipped).
➁ Transmitter
Used to lock and unlock the doors
and trunk (if equipped).
Leaving children unattended in
a vehicle with the ignition key is
dangerous even if the key is not
in the ignition. Children copy
adults and they could place the
key in the ignition. 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.
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CAUTION
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.
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REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (IF EQUIPPED)
➀
• Type A
➁
➀ Lock (
➃
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All doors are locked and the hazard lamp flash once if the lock button is pressed.
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➁ Unlock (
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• Type B
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➁
➃
➀
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➀ Lock button
➁ Unlock button
➂ Trunk lid open button
➃ Panic button
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The driver’s door is unlocked and
the hazard lamp will flash twice if
the unlock button is pressed once.
All doors are unlocked if the
unlock button is pressed twice
within 3 seconds.
After depressing this button, the
doors will be locked automatically
unless you open the doors within
30 seconds.
➂ Trunk lid open (
, if equipped)
The trunk lid opens if this button is
pressed.
➃ Panic (
, if equipped)
The horn sounds and hazard
lamp will flash for about 27 seconds if this button is pressed.
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✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
The transmitter will not work if any
of following occur:
- The ignition key is in ignition
switch.
- You exceed the operating distance
limit (10 m).
- 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
correctly, open and close the door
with the ignition key. If you have a
problem with the transmitter, contact an authorized Kia Dealer.
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 vehicle warranty.
Operational distance may vary
depending upon the area the transmitter is used in. For example, if the
vehicle is parked near police stations, government and public offices,
broadcasting stations, military installations, airports, or transmitting towers, etc.
This device complies with
Industry Canada Standard RSS210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of
the device.
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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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1. Insert a slim tool into the slot and
gently pry open the transmitter
center cover (➀).
2. Replace the battery with new one.
When replacing the battery, make
sure the battery positive “+” symbol faces up (type A) or faces
down (type B) as indicated in the
illustration.
3. Install the battery in the reverse
order of removal.
• Type A
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• Type B
✽ NOTICE
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The keyless entry system transmitter is designed to give you years of
troublefree 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.
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Battery replacement
Transmitter uses a 3 volt lithium battery which will normally last for several years. When replacement is necessary, use the following procedure.
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For replacement transmitters, see an
Authorized Kia Dealer for reprogramming.
CAUTION
• 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.
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IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Your vehicle is 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 antenna coil in the
key cylinder and BCM (Body Control
Module) in the instrument panel.
With this system, whenever you
insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, the
antenna coil in the ignition switch
receives a signal from the transponder in the ignition key and then sends
the signal to the BCM (Body control
Module).
The BCM checks the signal and
determines whether 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 deactivate the immobilizer system:
Insert the ignition key into the key
cylinder and turn it to the ON position.
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.
✽ 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 not
to have any malfunction after you
receive your new vehicle.
This device complies with
Industry Canada Standard RSS210. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference, including interference that
may cause undesired operation of
the device.
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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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Limp home (override) procedure
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When you turn the ignition key to the
ON position, if the IMMO indicator
remains on continuously after blinking 6 times, your transponder
equipped in the ignition key is out of
order. You cannot start the engine
without the lime home procedure. To
start the engine, you have to input
your password by using the ignition
switch.
The following procedure is how to
input your password of “2345” as an
example.
1. Turn the ignition key to the ON position. The IMMO indicator (
) will
blink 6 times and remain on indicating the beginning of the limp home
procedure.
2. Turn the ignition key to the ACC
position.
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3. To enter the first digit (in this
example “2”), turn the ignition key
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 10 seconds. If you
attempt to start the engine after 10
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.
CAUTION
If you cannot start your engine
in spite of limp home procedure,
have your vehicle towed by an
authorized Kia dealer for
inspection
and
necessary
repairs.
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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DOOR LOCKS
Lock
• Doors can also be locked and
unlocked with the transmitter key.
• Once the doors are unlocked, it
may be opened by pulling the door
handle.
• When closing the door, push the
door by the hand. Make sure that
doors are closed securely.
Unlock
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Operating door locks from
outside the vehicle
• Turn the key toward rear of vehicle
to unlock and toward front of vehicle to lock.
• Turn the key to the right once to
unlock the driver’s door and to the
right twice within 3 seconds to
unlock all doors. (if equipped)
• Turn the key to the left once to
unlock the passenger’s door and to
the left twice within 3 seconds to
unlock all doors. (if equipped)
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To lock a door without the key, push
the inside door lock button (➀) or
door lock switch (➁, if equipped) to
the “LOCK” position and close the
door (➂).
✽ 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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✽ NOTICE
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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.
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Unlock
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, pull the door lock
button out to the “UNLOCK” position (the red part (➁) of the button
becomes visible).
• To lock a door, push the door lock
button (➀) to the “LOCK” position
(red part (➁) of the knob becomes
invisible).
• To open a door, pull the door handle (➂) outward.
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• If the inner door handle of the driver’s (front passenger’s, if equipped)
side door is pulled when the door
lock button is in the lock position, the
button is unlocked and the door will
open (if equipped).
• Front doors cannot be locked if the
ignition key is in the ignition switch
and door is open.
• If you lock the front door with door
lock button, all vehicle doors will
lock automatically. (if equipped)
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• When pushing down on the front
portion (➀) of the central door lock
switch, all vehicle doors will lock.
• When pushing down on the rear
portion (➁) of the switch, all vehicle
doors will unlock.
• However, if the key is in the ignition
switch and any front door is open,
the doors will not lock when the
front portion of central door lock
switch is pressed.
Driver’s door
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Passenger’s door (if equipped)
CAUTION
• 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.
• 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)
It is operated by depressing the door
lock switch. If any door is open when
the switch is depressed, the door will
remain locked when closed.
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WARNING
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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.
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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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Rear door child safety 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.
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1. Open the rear door.
2. Push the child safety lock located
on the rear edge of the door to the
“lock” position. When the child
safety lock is in the “lock ( )”
position, rear door will not open
when the inner door handle is
pulled inside the vehicle.
3. Close the rear door.
4. To open the rear door, pull the outside door handle.
Even though the doors may be
unlocked, the rear door will not open
by pulling the inner door handle (➀),
until rear door child safety lock is
unlocked (
).
WARNING - Rear door
locks
If children accidentally open the
rear doors while the vehicle is in
motion, they could fall out and
be severely injured or killed. 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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Rear hatch (if equipped)
Opening the rear hatch
• Rear hatch is locked or unlocked
with a key.
• To open the rear hatch, insert the
key into the lock (➀), turn it to the
unlock position (➁), and pull up the
rear hatch by pressing the handle
(➂).
• You can also lock/unlock the latch
(but not release it) with the central
door lock system (if equipped).
• If unlocked, the rear hatch can be
opened by pressing the handle (➂)
and pulling the hatch up.
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WINDOWS
Power windows (if equipped)
➀ Driver’s door power window switch
➁ Front passenger’s door power window switch
➂ Rear door (left) power window
switch
➃ Rear door (right) power window
switch
➄ Window opening and closing
(see page 3-15)
➅ Automatic power window down
(Driver’s window, if equipped)
➆ Power window lock switch
(see page 3-15)
• Power window timer (if equipped)
The power windows can be operated for approximately 30 seconds
after the ignition key is removed or
turn to the ACC or LOCK position.
However, if the front doors are
opened, the power windows cannot be operated even within the 30
seconds after the ignition key
removal.
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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 (➄) or
pull up (➄) the front portion of the
corresponding switch.
Automatic power window down
(driver’s window, if equipped)
Depressing the power window switch
momentarily to the second detent
position (➅) 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, pull up the
switch momentarily to the opposite
direction of the window movement.
If the battery has been discharged
or disconnected, the automatic
power window system must be reset
as follows:
1. Turn the ignition key to ON position.
2. Close each window and continue
pulling up on each power window
switch for at least 0.5 second after
the window is completely closed.
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Power window lock switch
• The driver can disable the power
window switches on a passenger
door by depressing the power window lock switch located on the driver’s door to LOCK (pressed).
• When the power window lock
switch is ON, the driver’s master
control cannot operate the passenger door power windows either.
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Power windows (if equipped)
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for power windows to operate. Each door has a power window
switch that controls that door’s window. However, the driver has a power
window lock switch which can block
the operation of passenger windows.
If you notice buffeting and pulsation
(wind shock) with either side window
open, you should open the opposite
window slightly to reduce the condition.
✽ NOTICE
To prevent the power window system from the possibility of damage,
do not open or close two windows at
the same time. This will also ensure
the longevity of the fuse.
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CAUTION
• Make sure heads and hands
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 switch in the LOCK
position (depressed). Serious
injury can result from unintentional window operation by
the child.
• Do not extend face or arms
outside through the window
opening while driving.
• Always double check to make
sure all arms, hands and other
obstructions are safely out of
the way before closing a window.
3FDA2015
Manual windows (if equipped)
Use the window crank to open and
close each window.
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SEAT
Driver’s seat
➀ Seat adjustment, forward / back-
ward
(see page 3- 19)
Seatback
recliner
(see page 3- 20)
➁
➂ Seat adjustment, height
(if equipped, see page 3- 19)
➃ Seat warmer
(if equipped, see page 3- 21)
➄ Headrest adjustment
(see page 3- 22)
Front passenger seat
➅ Seat adjustment, forward / back-
• Type A
ward
(see page 3- 23)
➆ Seatback recliner (see page 3- 24)
➇ Headrest adjustment
(see page 3- 24)
• Type B
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5
6
7
Rear seat
➈ Split folding rear seat
(if equipped, see page 3- 25)
➉ Headrest adjustment
(if equipped, see page 3- 28)
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WARNING
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2
3
4
• Loose objects in the driver’s
foot area could interfere with
the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing an accident. Loose objects might
interfere with the seat slide
mechanism. Do not place anything under the front seats.
• Children should never be left
unattended in the car.
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WARNING - Driver’s seat
• Never attempt to adjust 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.
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(Continued)
• Always drive and ride with
your seatback upright and the
lap portion of the safety belt,
or lap belt, snug and low
across the hips. This position
puts your safety belts in the
best position to protect you in
case of an accident.
• In order to avoid unnecessary
airbag injuries including the
possibility of severe injury or
death, always sit as far back
as possible from the steering
wheel so that your chest is
away at least 10 inches (250
mm) away from the steering
wheel.
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Adjust the seat before driving, and
make sure the seat is locked securely by trying to move forward and
backward without using the control
knob. If the seat moves, it is not
locked properly.
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3
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Driver’s seat adjustment
Adjusting the seat forward and
backward
To move the seat forward or backward:
1. Pull the seat slide adjustment
lever under the front edge of the
seat cushion 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.
1LDA2028
Adjusting height of driver seat
cushion (if equipped)
Pivot the lever upward to raise the
seat cushion.
Pivot the lever downward to lower the
seat cushion.
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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.)
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1LDA2029
Adjusting the driver’s seatback
recliner
To recline the seatback:
1. Lean forward slightly and lift up on
the seatback recline lever located
on the outside of the seat, at the
rear.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat
and adjust the seatback to the
position you desire.
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WARNING
Driving or riding in a vehicle
with a front seatback reclined
could lead to serious or fatal
injury in an accident. If a front
seat is reclined during an accident, the occupant’s hips may
slide under the lap portion of
the safety belt applying great
force to the unprotected
abdomen or neck. Serious or
fatal internal injuries could
result. Keep the seatbacks in a
comfortably upright position
whenever the vehicle is in
motion.
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✽ NOTICE
1LDC2030
Warming the driver’s seat
(if equipped)
The front seats can be electrically
heated individually when the ignition
switch is ON. When you depress the
seat warmer switch, a thermostat
regulates seat temperature. To deactivate the heating system, depress
the switch once again.
• The seat warmer will not operate
if ambient temperature is above
37±3 °C (98.5±5.5°F).
• If the seat warmer doesn't work
when the ambient temperature is
below 28±3 °C (82.5±5.5°F), have
the system checked by an authorized dealer.
• 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
warmer, do not place blankets,
cushions or seat covers on the
seats while the seat warmer 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
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using seat warmers due to the possibility of
excess heating or burns. In particular, the following types of
passengers should exercise
extreme care:
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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WARNING
To reduce the risk of head and
neck injuries, do not drive the
vehicle with the headrest
removed or improperly positioned.
Do not adjust the driver’s headrest while driving.
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1LDA2033
1LDA2034
Headrest adjustment
Adjusting the height up and down
The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and passengers,
but also helps to protect the head
and neck in the event of a collision.
To raise the headrest, pull it up to the
desired position (➀). To lower the
headrest, push and hold the release
button (➁) on the headrest support
and lower the headrest to the desired
position (➂). For best protection,
adjust the headrest so its center is as
high as your ears. Also adjust the
headrest so its distance from the
head is as wide as your fist.
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as
far as it can go then press the
release lever (➀ ) while pulling
upward (➁).
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Adjust the seat before driving, and
make sure the seat is locked securely by trying to move forward and
backward without using the control
knob. If the seat moves, it is not
locked properly.
1LDA2035
WARNING
In order to avoid unnecessary
airbag injuries including the
possibility of severe injury or
death, always sit as far back as
possible by moving the seat far
back, while still maintaining
good vehicle control. Serious
injury or death may be caused
due to the deployment of the
passenger’s airbag.
Adjusting the front passenger
seat
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3
4
5
Forward/backward position
adjustment
To move the seat forward or backward:
1. Pull the seat slide adjustment
lever (under the front edge of the
seat cushion) 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.
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WARNING
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2
3
4
5
6
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1LDA2036
Adjusting the seatback recliner
To recline the seatback:
1. Lean forward slightly and lift up on
the seatback recline lever located
on the outside of the seat, at the
rear.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat
and adjust the seatback 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.)
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Riding in a vehicle with a front
seatback reclined could lead to
serious or fatal injury in an accident. If a front seat is reclined,
the occupant’s hips may slide
under the lap portion of the
safety belt applying great force
to the unprotected abdomen or
neck. Serious or fatal internal
injuries could result. Keep the
seatbacks in a comfortably
upright position whenever the
vehicle is in motion.
1LDA2033A
Headrest adjustment
Adjusting the height up and down
The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and passengers,
but also helps to protect the head
and neck in the event of a collision.
To raise the headrest, pull it up to the
desired position (➀). To lower the
headrest, push and hold the release
button (➁) on the headrest support
and lower the headrest to the desired
position (➂). For best protection,
adjust the headrest so its center is as
high as your ears. Also adjust the
headrest so its distance from the
head is as wide as your fist.
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Rear seat
1LDA2034A
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as
far as it can go then press the
release button (➀ ) while pulling
upward (➁).
Split folding rear seat (if equipped)
The rear seatbacks fold forward to
provide additional cargo space and
to provide access to the cargo area.
• To fold the rear seatback(s) down,
pull the lock release lever, then fold
the seatback forward and down.
• To raise the seatback, lift and push
it firmly until it clicks into place.
• When you return the seatback to
its upright position, reposition the
rear safety belts so that they can
be used by rear seat passengers.
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1LDN3025
WARNING
To reduce the risk of head and
neck injuries, do not drive the
vehicle with the headrest
removed or improperly positioned.
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4 Door (if equipped)
1. Pull the lock release lever.
2. Move the rear center three-point
seat belts (if equipped) to the outside (➀) so that they don’t interfere
with the seatback when lowering.
3. Fold the seatback forward and
down firmly (➁).
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Type A
Type B
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1LDA2239/1LDA2239A
1LDA2241
1LDA2243
1LDA2240
1LDA2242
1LDA2244
5 Door (if equipped)
1. Lift the front of seat cushion (➀)
up.
2. Lift the rear of seat cushion up
(➁).
3. Move the seat cushion firmly until
it clicks (➂).
4. Remove the headrest and put the
headrest poles into the holes on
the rear of the seat cushion (➃).
5. Pull the lock release lever (➄).
6. Fold the seatback forward and
down firmly (➅).
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CAUTION
1LDN3026B
✽ NOTICE
When you fold the rear seatback or
put luggage on the rear seat cushion,
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 or luggage.
1LDN3026A
To unfold the rear seat:
1. Move the rear center shoulder belt
(➀) to the side so that it is clear of
the seatback.
2. Lift and push the seatback backward firmly until it clicks into place
(➁).
Move and push the seat cushion
downward firmly to the proper
position (5 Door, if equipped).
3. Return the rear safety belt to the
proper position.
• When returning the rear seatbacks to the upright position,
remember to return the rear
shoulder belts to their proper
position.
• Do not remove the floor carpet
in your vehicle. Emission control
system
components
cause high exhaust temperatures under the floor.
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WARNING - Cargo
Cargo should always be
secured to prevent it from shifting and causing injury to the
vehicle occupants.
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CAUTION
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• Make sure the engine is off,
the transaxle is in P and the
parking brake is applied
whenever loading or unloading cargo. Vehicle may move if
shift lever is inadvertently
moved to another position.
• Be careful when loading cargo
through the rear passenger
seats to prevent damage to
the vehicle interior.
• When cargo is loaded through
the rear passenger seats,
ensure the cargo is properly
secured to prevent it from
moving
while
driving.
Unsecured cargo in the passenger compartment can
cause damage to the vehicle
or injury to it’s occupants.
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1LDA2043
Headrest adjustment (if equipped)
Adjusting the height up and down
The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and passengers,
but also helps to protect the head
and neck in the event of a collision.
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as
far as it can go then press the
release lever (➀ ) while pulling
upward (➁).
WARNING
To raise the headrest, pull it up to the
desired position (➀). To lower the
headrest, push and hold the release
button (➁) on the headrest support
and lower the headrest to the desired
position (➂). For best protection,
adjust the headrest so its center is as
high as your ears. Also adjust the
headrest so its distance from the
head is as wide as your fist.
To reduce the risk of head and
neck injuries, do not drive the
vehicle with the headrest
removed or improperly positioned.
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SAFETY BELTS
➀
CAUTION
2GHB3002
Pre-tensioner seat belt
Your vehicle is equipped with driver’s
and front passenger’s pre-tensioner
seat belts. The purpose of the pretensioner is to make sure that the
seat belts fit tightly against the occupant’s body in certain frontal collisions. The pre-tensioner seat belts
will activate together with the
airbags, where the frontal collision is
severe enough.
The pre-tensioner seat belt is
installed at the front seats, and
the sensor is equipped inside
the buckle, where presence of
passenger is sensed by the fastening of the seat belts.
Therefore, pre-tensioner will not
activate if the passenger is not
fastened with the seat belts.
Likewise, it will activate if buckled even without a passenger in
the seat. Pre-tensioner seat belt
is designed to activate when the
seatbelt is in use. To ensure the
pretensioner seatbelts activate
in event of a possible seatbelt
buckle switch malfunction, the
system is designed to activate
regardless of whether a seat
belt is in use or if no seat belt
use is detected within 6 seconds of turning the ignition
switch ON.
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3
➂
2GHB3001
The seat belt pre-tensioner system
consists mainly of the following components. Their locations are shown in
the illustration.
➀ SRS airbag warning light
➁ Seatbelt pre-tensioner assembly
➂ SRS airbag control module
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WARNING
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3
To obtain maximum benefit from
a pre-tensioner seat belt:
• The seat belt must be worn
correctly.
• The seat belt must be adjusted
to the correct position.
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CAUTION
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 and are not toxic.
Although, it is harmless, the fine
dust may cause skin irritation
and should not be breathed for
prolonged periods. Wash your
hands and face thoroughly after
an accident in which the airbags
and/or pre-tensioner seat belts
were activated.
CAUTION
• Because the sensor that activates the SRS airbag is connected with pre-tensioner seat
belt, the SRS airbag warning
light on the instrument panel
will blink or illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds after
the ignition key has been
turned to the “ON” position,
then the light should go off.
• If the pre-tensioner seat belt is
not working properly, this
warning light will illuminate
even if there is no malfunction
of SRS airbag system. If the
SRS airbag warning light does
not illuminate when the ignition key is turned to “ON” , or
if it remains illuminated after
blinking or 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 or SRS airbag system as
soon as possible.
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CAUTION
The pre-tensioner seat belt
assembly mechanisms become
hot during activation. Do not
touch the pre-tensioner seat
belt assembly for several minutes after they have been activated.
WARNING
• Pre-tensioners are designed
to operate once. 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.
• Do not attempt to inspect or
replace the pre-tensioner seat
belts yourself. This must be
done by an authorized Kia
dealer.
WARNING
• 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.
• Improper handling of the pretensioner seat belt assemblies, and failure to heed the
warnings not to strike, modify,
inspect, place, service or
repair the pre-tensioner seat
belt assemblies may lead to
improper operation or inadvertent activation causing
serious injury.
Always wear the seat belts
when driving or riding in a
motor vehicle.
Safety belt restraint system
WARNING - Safety belts
To minimize the risk of serious
or fatal injury in an accident, the
driver and all passengers
should use the appropriate
safety restraints for their age
and size. The presence of
airbags does not change the
need to be properly restrained
by a safety belt or size-appropriate child restraint. In fact,
airbags are designed to work
the best when passengers are
correctly restrained in the vehicle. Be sure you are familiar
with the information in this section, including the information
on infant and child restraints.
Read the safety warnings on the
sun visors of your vehicle also.
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We strongly recommend that the
driver and all passengers be properly restrained at all times by using the
safety belts provided with the vehicle. Proper use of the safety belts
decreases the risk of severe injury or
death in accidents or sudden stops.
In most states, and in Canada, the
law requires their use.
All seats have lap/shoulder belts.
Inertial locks in the safety belt retractors allow all of the lap/shoulder safety belts to remain unlocked during
normal vehicle operation. This allows
the occupants some freedom of
movement and increased comfort
while using the safety belts. If a force
is applied to the vehicle, such as a
strong stop, a sharp turn, or a collision, the safety belt retractors will
automatically lock the safety belts.
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Since the inertial locks do not require
a collision in order to lock up, you
may become aware of the safety
belts locking while braking or going
around sharp corners.
Always use the rear seat position(s)
to install your child restraint(s).
Never install a child restraint system
in the front passenger position, as an
inflating airbag could cause serious
or fatal injury to a child in that position.
The rear safety belts use a special
auto-lock feature designed to allow a
child restraint to be used in these
positions without an added locking
clip. They normally lock only under
extreme or emergency conditions
(emergency lock mode). However
they can be adjusted so that they
remain in fixed and locked when a
child restraint system is placed in
these positions. (Use this auto-lock
mode only to secure a child restraint,
never for passengers restrained by
the safety belts.) Page 3-49 gives
instructions on placing the safety belt
in the auto lock mode.
The drivers safety belt can only operate in the emergency lock mode.
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Safety belts provide the best restraint
when:
• The seatback is upright.
• The occupant is sitting upright (not
slouched).
• The lap belt is snug across the hips.
• The shoulder belt is snug across
the chest.
• The knees are straight forward.
To help you remember to fasten your
safety belt, a warning light will come
on and a chime will sound. See
Safety Belt Warning Light and Chime
on page 3-35.
WARNING - After a collision
• Lap/shoulder belt assemblies
may be stretched or damaged
when subjected to the stress
and forces of a collision.
• The entire restraint system
should be inspected following
any collision. All belts, retractors, anchors and hardware
damaged by a collision should
be replaced before the vehicle
is operated again.
WARNING - Cargo area
(if equipped)
Passengers should never be
allowed to ride in the cargo area
of a vehicle. No safety belts are
provided for the cargo area.
Persons riding in the vehicle
without a fastened safety belt
are much more likely to suffer
serious bodily injury or death
during an accident.
WARNING - Twisted belts
A twisted or jammed safety belt
cannot restrain you properly. If
you cannot untwist or unjam the
safety belt, have an authorized
Kia dealer it immediately. Never
drive or ride with a twisted or
jammed safety belt.
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WARNING - Belt use
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Safety belts must be used correctly to work properly in an
accident. Each seating position
in your vehicle has a specific
safety belt assembly that
includes a buckle and tongue
designed to be used together.
For greatest effectiveness, follow these guidelines in using
safety belts:
• Use the shoulder portion of
the safety belt on the outside
shoulder only. Never wear the
shoulder portion under the
arm.
• Never swing the safety belt
around your neck to fit over
the inside shoulder.
• Never wear the shoulder portion of the safety belt across
the neck or face.
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• Wear the lap portion as low as
possible. Be sure that the lap
belt fits snugly around the
hips. Never wear a lap portion
of a lap/shoulder belt over
your waist; it should always
go over the stronger area of
your hips.
• Never use a single safety belt
for more than one person.
• The front seatbacks should
always remain in a comfortable, upright position when
the vehicle is moving.
WARNING - Safety belt
care
• A damaged belt may not give
you the protection you need in
an accident.
• Inspect your safety belts periodically for excessive wear or
damage. Pull out each belt
fully and look for fraying, cuts,
burns or other damage. Pull
the safety belt out and let it
retract a number of times.
Make sure that the lap/shoulder belts return smoothly and
easily into the retractor.
• Check the latches to make
sure they latch and release
without interference or delay.
• Never close the doors on any
part of the lap or shoulder
belt.
• Any belt not in good condition
or in good working order
should be promptly replaced.
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CAUTION
Never close the doors on any
part of the lap or shoulder belt.
It can damage the safety belt or
buckle which could increase the
risk of injury in case of an accident.
1GQA2083
Safety belt warning light and
chime
Type A
If the driver's lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened when the key is turned ON
or if it is unfastened after the key is
turned ON, safety belt warning light
blinks until the belt is fastened.
If the driver's lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened when the key is turned ON
or if it is unfastened after the key is
turned ON, safety belt warning chime
sounds for approximately 6 seconds.
Type B
As a reminder to the driver and passenger, safety belt warning light will
blink for approximately 6 seconds each
time you turn the ignition switch ON.
If the driver's lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened when the key is turned ON
or if it is disconnected after the key is
turn ON, the safety belt warning light
will blink for approximately 6 seconds.
If the driver's lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened when the key is turned ON
or if it is disconnected after the key is
turned ON, the safety belt warning
chime will sound for approximately 6
seconds. (if equipped)
If the driver’s lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened within 30 seconds after the
engine is started, the safety belt
warning light and chime will activate
for six seconds. This cycle will
repeat 11 times with an interval of 24
seconds between cycles.
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Lap/shoulder belt
To fasten the front lap/shoulder
belt:
1. Grasp the buckle and tongue
plate.
2. Slowly pull the lap/shoulder belt
out from the retractor.
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3. Insert the tongue plate (➀) into the
open end of the buckle (➁) until an
audible “click” is heard, indicating
the belt is locked in the buckle.
4. Position the lap portion (➀) of the
belt across your lap as LOW ON
THE HIPS as possible to reduce
the risk of sliding under it during
an accident. Adjust the belt to a
SNUG FIT by pulling up on the
shoulder portion (➁) of the safety
belt. The belt retractor is designed
to take up excess webbing automatically and to maintain tension
on the belt. For your safety, do not
put any excess slack into the safety belt at any location.
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5. Adjust the shoulder anchor position to your size. To raise the
anchor position, push the anchor
up (➀). To lower the anchor position, press (➁) the button ( A ) and
slide the anchor down (➂). After
adjustment, make sure the anchor
is locked in position.
To unfasten the front lap/shoulder
belt:
Press the release button on the
buckle and allow the belt to slowly
retract.
• The seatbacks should always
remain in a comfortable,
upright position while the
vehicle is in motion. The safety belt system will provide the
most protection with the seatbacks in an upright position.
• Never wear the shoulder portion of the safety belt under
the outside arm or behind the
back.
• Never wear the shoulder portion of the safety belt across
the neck or face.
• Wear the lap portion of the
safety belt as low on the hips
as possible. Be sure the lap
belt fits snugly around the
hips. Never wear the lap belt
over your waist.
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• Never drive or ride with a
twisted or jammed safety belt.
If you cannot untwist or unjam
the safety belt, see the nearest
Kia dealer immediately.
• Never use a single belt to
restrain more than one person
at a time.
Failure to follow these warnings
will increase the risk and severity of injury in an accident.
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Rear lap/shoulder belt
To fasten the rear lap/shoulder
belt:
1. Grasp the buckle and tongue
plate.
2. Slowly pull the lap/shoulder belt
out.
3. Insert the tongue plate (➀) into the
open end of the buckle (➁) until an
audible “click’’ is heard, indicating
the belt is locked in the buckle.
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4. Position the lap portion (➀) of the
belt across your lap as LOW ON
THE HIPS as possible to reduce
the risk of sliding under it during
an accident. Adjust the belt to a
SNUG FIT by pulling up on the
shoulder portion (➁) of the safety
belt. The belt retractor is designed
to take up excess webbing automatically and to maintain tension
on the belt. For your safety do not
put any excess slack into the safety belt.
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To unfasten:
Press the release button on the
buckle and allow the belt to slowly
retract.
WARNING
• Never wear the shoulder portion of the safety belt under
the outside arm or behind the
back.
• Never wear the shoulder portion of the safety belt across
the neck or face.
• Wear the lap portion of the
safety belt as low as possible.
Be sure the lap belt fits snugly around the hips. Never wear
the lap belt over your waist.
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• Never drive or ride with a
twisted or jammed safety belt.
If you cannot untwist or unjam
the safety belt, see the nearest
Kia dealer immediately.
• Never use a single belt to
restrain more than one person
at a time.
Failure to follow these warnings
will increase the risk and severity of injury in an accident.
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When using the rear center seat belt,
the buckle with the “CENTER” mark
must be used.
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3 Point rear center belt
(if equipped)
To fasten the rear center belt
1. Slowly pull the tongue plates out
from the retractor.
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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.
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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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insert the tongue plate 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.
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safety belt system
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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 key or similar small rigid
device into the web release button
(C) on the anchor connector. Pull
up on the seat belt web (A) and
allow the webbing to retract automatically. (5 Door, if equipped)
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To ensure that the safety belts provide the maximum protection, please
follow these instructions:
• Use the belts at all times - even on
short trips.
• If the safety belt is twisted, straighten it prior to use.
• Keep sharp edges and damaging
objects away from the belts.
• Periodically inspect belt webbing,
anchors, buckles and all other
parts for signs of wear and damage. Replace damaged, excessively worn or questionable parts
immediately.
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• To clean the belt webbing, use a
mild soap solution recommended
for cleaning upholstery or carpets.
Follow the instructions provided
with the soap.
• Do not make modifications or additions to the safety belt.
• After wearing a safety belt, make
sure it fully retracts to the stowed
position. Do not allow the belt to
get caught in the door when you
close it.
WARNING
Do not bleach or dye the webbing because this may weaken
the webbing fibers and allow
them to fail when loaded in a
collision.
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 SNUGLY AND LOW AS
POSSIBLE.
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 injure the
fetus during an impact.
Restraint of infants and small
children
To increase their safety, infants and
young children should always be
restrained by a restraint system
approved for their age and size.
Never allow a child to stand or kneel
on the seat of a moving vehicle.
Never allow a safety belt to be placed
around both a child and an adult or
around two children at the same
time.
It is best for children to be seated in
the rear seats.
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Many companies manufacture child
restraint systems (often called child
seats) for infants and small children.
An acceptable child restraint system
must always satisfy the Safety
Standards of your country. Make
sure that any child-restraint system
you use in your vehicle is labelled as
complying with those safety standards.
The child-restraint system should be
chosen to fit both the size of the child
and the size of the vehicle seat. Be
sure to follow any instructions provided by the child-restraint system manufacturer when installing the childrestraint system.
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WARNING - Infants and
laps
Never hold a child on your lap or
in your arms in a moving vehicle.
Even a very strong person cannot hold onto a child in the
event of even a minor collision.
young children
• Infants and young children are
at much greater risk of serious
injury or death in an accident
or sudden stop if they are unrestrained or restrained improperly. Follow all instructions in
this section of your Kia manual
and the instructions that came
on and with an improved child
safety restraint system. The
child restraint must be correctly installed in the vehicle, and
the child must be correctly
installed in the child restraint.
• All children under 12 are
safest in the back seat.
• Never install a child or infant
seat in the front passenger
position. The baby will be
injured or killed by the airbag
if it deploys in an accident.
• Never allow a child to stand or
kneel on the seat of a moving
vehicle. Insist the child sit down
in an approved restraint system.
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CAUTION - Hot metal
parts
Safety belts and seats can
become hot in a vehicle that has
been closed during warm/hot
weather; they could burn a
child. Check seat covers and
buckles before you place a child
anywhere near them.
Restraint of larger children
As children grow, they may need to
use new child-restraint systems,
including larger child seats or booster seats, which are appropriate for
their increased size.
A child who has outgrown available
child-restraint systems should use
the belts provided in the vehicle.
When seated in the rear outboard
seats, the child should be restrained
by the lap/shoulder belt.
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 may
need to be returned to a child
restraint system. In addition, aftermarket devices are available from
independent manufacturers which
help pull the shoulder belt down and
away from the child’s face or neck.
Larger children should use one of
the seat belts provided.
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 safety belts are not properly
worn and adjusted, there is a
risk of death or serious injury
to such a child.
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(if equipped)
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For small children and babies, the
use of a child seat or infant seat is
required by law. This child seat or
infant seat should be of appropriate
size for the child and should be
installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. It is strongly
recommended that the seat be
placed in the vehicle's rear seat
since this can make an important
contribution to safety.
Children riding in the car should sit
on 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.
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You are required by law to use safety restraints for children. If small children ride in your vehicle you must
put them in a child restraint system
(safety seat).
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 and seat belts,
and fits your child. Follow all the
instructions provided by the manufacturer when installing the child
restraint system.
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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 airbag 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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• Since a safety belt or child
restraint system can become
very hot if it is left in a closed
vehicle, 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
trunk or fasten it with a safety
belt so that it will not be
thrown forward in the case of
a sudden stop or an accident.
• Children who are too large to
be in a child restraint should
sit in the rear seat and be
restrained with the available
lap/shoulder belts. Never
allow children to ride in the
front passenger seat.
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• Always make sure that the
shoulder belt portion of the
lap/shoulder belt is positioned
midway over the shoulder,
never across the neck or
behind the back. The lap belt
portion of the lap/shoulder
belt must always be positioned as low as possible on
the child's hips and as snug
as possible.
• If the seat belt will not properly fit the child the use of an
approved booster seat in the
rear seat must be used in
order to raise the child's seating height so that the seat belt
will properly fit the child.
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• Never allow a child to stand up
or kneel on the seat.
• Never use an infant carrier or
child safety seat that "hooks"
over a seatback; it may not
provide adequate security in
an accident.
• Never allow a child to be held
in a person's arms while they
are in a moving vehicle, as
this could result in serious
injury to the child in the event
of an accident or a sudden
stop. Holding a child in a moving vehicle does not provide
the child with any means of
protection during an accident,
even if the person holding the
child is wearing a seat belt.
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Installing a child restraint system
For safety reasons, we recommend
that the child restraint system be
used in the rear seats.
Never place a rear-facing child
restraint in the front passenger
seat, because of the danger that
an inflating passenger side air bag
could impact the rear-facing child
restraint and kill the child.
Since all passenger’s (except driver’s) safety belts move freely under
normal conditions and only lock
under extreme or emergency conditions (emergency lock mode), you
must manually change these safety
belts to the auto lock mode to secure
a child restraint.
✽ NOTICE
The driver’s safety belt incorporates
the emergency lock mode only.
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WARNING
• 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, have the
system checked immediately
by your authorized Kia dealer.
• Failure to observe this manual
instructions regarding child
restraint system and the
instructions provided with the
child restraint system could
increase the chance and/or
severity of injury in an accident.
WARNING
• Do not install any child
restraint system in the front
passenger seat. Should an
accident occur and cause the
passenger airbag to deploy, it
could severely injure or kill an
infant or child seated in an
infant or child seat. Therefore,
only use a child restraint system in the rear seat of your
vehicle.
• If the child restraint seat is not
anchored properly, the risk of
a child being seriously injured
or killed in a collision greatly
increases.
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Placing a passenger safety
belt into the auto lock mode
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The use of the auto lock mode will
ensure that the normal movement of
the child in the vehicle does not
cause the safety belt to be pulled out
and loosen the firmness of its hold
on the child restraint system. To
secure a child restraint system, use
the following procedure.
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Installing a child restraint system by
lap/shoulder belt
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 safety belt webbing is not
twisted.
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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.
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3. Pull the shoulder portion of the
safety belt all the way out. When
the shoulder portion of the safety
belt is fully extended, it will shift
the retractor to the “Auto Lock”
(child restraint) mode.
4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion
of the safety 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 safety
belt is holding it firmly in place. If it
is not, release the safety belt and
repeat steps 2 through 6.
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7. Double check that the retractor is
in the “Auto Lock” mode by
attempting to pull more of the safety 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 safety belt
to retract fully.
WARNING - Auto lock
mode
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 safety belt is not placed in
the “auto lock” mode, severe
injury or death could occur to
the child and/or other occupants
in the vehicle in a collision,
since the child restraint will not
be effectively held in place.
✽ NOTICE
When the safety 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
If the tether strap is secured
incorrectly, the child restraint
seat may not be restrained
properly in the event of a collision.
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Securing a child restraint seat
with “Tether Anchor” system
Child restraint hook holders are
located on the shelf or floor behind
the rear seats.
1. Open the tether anchor cover on
the shelf or floor behind the rear
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2. Route the child restraint seat strap
over the seatback.
For vehicles with adjustable headrest, route the tether strap under
the headrest and between the
headrest posts, otherwise route
the tether strap over the top of the
seatback.
3. Connect the tether strap hook to
the correct child restraint hook
holder and tighten to secure the
seat.
restraint
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 come away causing death or
injury.
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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.
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Child seat lower anchors
Some child seat manufacturers
make child restraint seats that are
labeled as International Standards
Organization Fixed (ISOFIX) or
ISOFIX-compatible child restraint
seats. These seats include two rigid
or webbing mounted attachments
that connect to two ISOFIX 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 for forward-facing child restraint seats in
the rear seats.
There is a symbol located on the
lower portion of each side of the rear
seatbacks. These symbols indicate
the position of the lower anchors for
child restraints so equipped.
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When using the vehicle's
"ISOFIX" 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.
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ISOFIX anchors have been provided
in your vehicle. The ISOFIX anchors
are located in the left and right outboard rear seating positions. Their
locations are shown in the illustration. There is no ISOFIX anchor provided for the center rear seating
position.
The ISOFIX 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 ISOFIX or
ISOFIX-compatible attachments.
Once you have installed the ISOFIX
child restraint, assure that the seat is
properly attached to the ISOFIX and
tether anchors. 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
If the child restraint is not
anchored properly, the risk of a
child being seriously injured or
killed in a collision greatly
increases.
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WARNING
• Do not mount more than one
child restraint to a single tether or to a child restraint lower
anchorage point. The improper increased load may cause
the anchorage points or tether
anchor to break, causing serious injury or death.
• Do not install a child restraint
seat at the rear center seating
position using the vehicle’s
ISOFIX anchors. The ISOFIX
anchors are only provided for
the left and right outboard rear
seating positions. Do not misuse the ISOFIX anchors by
attempting to attach a child
restraint seat in the middle
rear seating position to the
ISOFIX anchors.
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In a crash, the child restraint
seat ISOFIX attachments may
not be strong enough to
secure the child restraint seat
improperly in the rear center
seating position and may
break, causing serious injury
or death.
• Attach the ISOFIX or ISOFIXcompatible child restraint seat
only to the appropriate locations shown in the illustration.
• Always follow the installation
and use instructions provided
by the manufacturer of the
child restraint.
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AIRBAG - SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
➈ Occupant classification system
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➇ Front seat position
sensor
➆ SRS control
➄ Front impact sensor
➅ Side impact sensor
module
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➀ Driver’s airbag
➁ Front passenger’s
➂ Side airbag (if equipped)
➃ Curtain Airbag (if equipped)
airbag
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➀ Driver’s airbag
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➃
➄
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➆
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(see page 3- 60)
Front passenger’s airbag
(see page 3- 61)
Side airbag
(if equipped, see page 3- 67)
Curtain Airbag
(if equipped, see page 3- 68)
Front impact sensor
(see page 3- 69)
Side impact sensor
(if equipped, see page 3- 69)
SRS Control Module
(see page 3- 69)
Front seat position sensor
Occupant classification system
(see page 3- 62)
Airbag inflation condition
(see page 3- 70)
Airbag non-inflation condition
(see page 3- 72)
Airbag warning light
(see page 3- 77)
Airbag service
(see page 3- 77)
Airbag warning label
(see page 3- 79)
What your airbag system does
Driver’s airbag and front passenger’s
airbag are designed to supplement
the protection offered by the safety
belt in certain frontal collisions.
Likewise, side airbag and curtain
airbags (if equipped) are designed to
supplement the protection offered by
the safety belt in side collisions.
Safety belts are designed to reduce
the injury of the driver or passengers
in case of light impact or collision.
However, to help reduce impact on
driver or passengers in a serious collision, seat belts must also be correctly worn.
What your airbag system does
not do
The air bag system is designed to
supplement the protection offered by
the safety belt system. IT IS NOT A
SUBSTITUTE FOR THE SAFETY
BELT.
The importance of using
safety belts
There are four very important reasons to use safety belts even with an
airbag supplemental restraint system. They:
• help keep you in the proper position (away from the airbag) when it
inflates.
• reduce the risk of harm in rollover,
side impact (vehicles not equipped
with side and curtain airbags) or
rear impact collisions, because an
airbag is not designed to inflate in
such situations and even a side
curtain airbag is designed to inflate
only in certain side impact collisions.
• reduce the risk of harm in frontal or
side collisions which are not
severe enough to actuate the
airbag supplemental restraint system.
• reduce the risk of being thrown
from your vehicle.
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safety belts
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.
Always wear your safety belt.
It can help keep you away
from the air bags during heavy
braking just before a collision.
If occupants are not fastened
or correctly seated, they cannot be protected, and thus
face serious injury or death.
Driver’s and front passenger’s
airbag are designed to inflate
only in certain frontal collisions, and side and curtain
airbags (if equipped) are
designed to inflate in certain
side impacts.
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They will generally not provide
protection in side impacts
(vehicles not equipped with
side and curtain airbags) or
rear impacts, rollovers, less
severe frontal collisions. They
will not provide protection
from later impacts in a multiimpact collision.
• If your vehicle has been subjected to flood conditions (e.g.
soaked
carpeting/standing
water on the floor of the vehicle, etc.) or if your vehicle has
become flood damaged in any
way, do not attempt to start
the vehicle or put the key in
the ignition before disconnecting the battery. This may
cause airbag deployment,
which could result in serious
personal injury or death. If
flooded conditions are subjected to your vehicle, before
starting the vehicle, have the
vehicle towed to an authorized
Kia dealer for inspection and
necessary repairs.
Airbag system components
The main components of your SRS
are:
• To indicate that your vehicle is
equipped with airbags, the corresponding airbag covers are
marked with “SRS AIRBAG”.
- Driver’s airbag (see page 3- 60)
- Passenger’s airbag (see page 3- 61)
- Side airbag
(if equipped, see page 3- 67)
- Curtain airbag
(if equipped, see page 3- 68)
• A diagnostic system that continually monitors the system operation.
• An indicator light to warn you of a
possible problem with the system.
• Emergency power backup in case
your car’s electrical system is disconnected in a crash.
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The SRS uses a collection of sensors to gather information about the
driver’s and front passenger’s seat
position, the driver’s and front passenger’s safety belt usage and
impact severity.
The driver’s and front passenger’s
seat position sensors, which are
installed on the seat track, determine
if the seats are fore or aft of a reference position. Similarly, the safety
belt usage sensors determine if the
driver and front passenger’s safety
belts are fastened. These sensors
provide the ability to control the SRS
deployment based on how close the
driver’s seat is to the steering wheel,
how close the passenger’s seat is to
the instrument panel, whether or not
the safety belts are fastened, and
how severe is the impact.
The advanced SRS offers the ability
to control the airbag 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 SRSCM (SRS Control Module)
controls the airbag inflation in accordance with impact severity, seating
position and safety belt usage.
Additionally, your SRS is equipped
with an occupant classification system in the front passenger’s seat.
The occupant classification system
detects the presence of a passenger
in the front passenger’s seat and will
turn off the front passenger’s airbag
under certain conditions. For more
detail, see “Occupant Classification
System” later in this section.
CAUTION
If the seat position sensor is not
working properly, the SRS
airbag warning light ( ) on the
instrument panel will illuminate
even if there is no malfunction
of the SRS airbag system,
because the SRS airbag warning light is connected with the
seat position sensor. If the SRS
airbag warning light does not
illuminate when the ignition key
is turned to the "ON" position, if
it remains illuminated after
blinking for approximately 6
seconds, or if it illuminates
while the vehicle is being driven, have an authorized Kia dealer inspect the seat position sensor and the advanced SRS
airbag system as soon as possible.
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• Modification to the seat structure can adversely affect the
seat position sensor and
cause the airbag to deploy at a
different level than should be
provided.
• Do not place any objects
underneath the front seats
that could damage the seat
position sensor or interfere
with the occupant classification system.
• Do not place any objects that
may cause magnetic fields
near the front seat. These may
cause a malfunction of the
seat position sensor.
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• Ignoring the SRS indictor light
(airbag indicator and passenger airbag off indicator) can
result in serious or fatal injury
if the airbags occupant classification system or pretensioners do not work properly. Have
your car checked by a dealer
as soon as possible if the SRS
warning light alerts you to a
potential problem.
• Sitting improperly or out of
position can result in serious
or fatal injury in a crash. All
occupants should sit upright
in their seats with their feet on
the floor until the vehicle is
parked and the ignition key is
removed.
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Driver’s airbag
The driver’s airbag is stored in the
center of the steering wheel.
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WARNING
• You must always sit as far
back from the steering wheel
airbag as possible (chest at
least 10 inches (250 mm) away
from the steering wheel), while
still maintaining a comfortable
seating position for good
vehicle control, in order to
reduce the risk of injury or
death in a collision.
• Never place objects over the
airbag storage compartments
or between the airbags and
yourself. Due to the speed and
force of the airbag inflation,
such objects could hit your
body at high speed and cause
severe bodily injury and even
death.
• Do not put stickers or ornaments on the steering wheel
cover. These may interfere
with the deployment of the
airbag.
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Front passenger’s airbag
Front passenger’s airbag is stored in
the instrument panel on the glove
box.
Since you cannot anticipate which
airbags will deploy or from what
direction, never put any objects or
ornaments on the instrument panel.
Occupant classification system
The occupant classification system
detects the presence of a passenger
in the front passenger's seat and will
turn off the front passenger's airbag
under certain conditions.
The occupant classification system is
designed to detect the presence of a
properly-seated occupant and determine if the front passenger's airbag
should be enabled (may inflate) or
not.
Only the front passenger front airbag
and front passenger side airbag are
controlled
by
the
Occupant
Classification System.
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Main components of occupant
classification system
• A detection device located within
the front passenger seat cushion.
• Electronic system to determine
whether passenger airbag systems
(both front and side) should be
activated or deactivated.
• A warning light located on the
instrument panel which illuminates
the words "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" passenger airbag system is
deactivated.
• The instrument panel airbag warning light is interconnected with the
occupant classification system.
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If there is no passenger in the front
passenger seat or if the passenger in
the front passenger seat is very light,
(such as a child), the front PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator may
illuminate.
When this indicator is ON, neither
the front passenger front airbag nor
front passenger side airbag will
deploy in either a side or frontal collision.
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
airbag and the safety belt.
• The OCS 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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• The "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF"
indicator illuminates after the ignition key is turned to the "ON" position or after the engine is started. If
the front passenger seat is unoccupied or is occupied by very small
person, or is occupied by someone
who is improperly seated, the
"PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" indicator will remain illuminated. If the
front passenger seat is occupied
by someone of adult size and body
shape, the "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" indicator will turn off after 6
seconds.
• If the "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" indicator illuminates, neither
the front passenger front airbag
nor front passenger side airbag will
deploy in either a side or frontal
collision.
• If the "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" indicator is not illuminated,
the front passenger front airbag
and front passenger side airbag
may deploy in either a side or
frontal collision.
Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant
classification system
Indicator/Warning light
Condition detected by
the occupant classifi- "PASSENGER AIRBAG
SRS warning light
cation system
OFF" indicator light
Devices
Front passenger front
airbag and front
passenger side airbag
1. Adult *1
Off
Off
Activated
2. Child*2 or child
restraint system
On
Off
Deactivated
3. Unoccupied
On
Off
Deactivated
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detect their body shape as that of a child, thus preventing airbag deployment.
*2 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 body shape or seating
position, thus permitting airbag deployment.
CAUTION
If the "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" indicator illuminates or blinks continuously when a person of adult size sits in the front passenger's
seat , it could be because that person isn't sitting properly in the
seat.If this happens, turn the vehicle off, make sure the seat back is
not reclined, have the passenger center on the seat cushion, with legs
comfortably extended, and the safety belt properly positioned. Restart
the vehicle and have the person remain in this position long enough
to allow the system to detect the person and activate the passenger
airbag.
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If the occupant classification
system is not working properly,
the airbag warning light ( ) on
the instrument panel will illuminate. If there is a malfunction of
the occupant classification system, the "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" indicator will not illuminate and the front passenger's
airbag will deploy in frontal
crashes even if there is an adult
sized occupant in the front passenger seat. If the SRS airbag
warning light does not illuminate when the ignition key is
turned to "ON" position, if it
remains illuminated after blinking for approximately six seconds, or if it illuminates while
the vehicle is being driven, have
an authorized Kia dealer inspect
the occupant classification system with the SRS airbag system
as soon as possible.
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WARNING
If the front passenger seat
should be modified for persons
with disabilities that may affect
the operation of the occupant
classification system, contact
an authorized Kia dealer.
WARNING
• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant
classification system, do not
install a child restraint system
in the front passenger seat.
The child could be severely
injured or killed if the airbag
deploys. Children are afforded
the most protection in the
event of an accident when
they are restrained by the
proper restraint system in the
rear seat.
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• If the "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" indicator is illuminated
when the front passenger's
seat is occupied by a person
of adult size who is seated
properly, or if the "PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF" indicator"
is not illuminated when the
front passenger's seat is
unoccupied or occupied by a
very small person, the occupant classification system is
not working properly. Have
your vehicle immediately
inspected by your Kia dealer if
the occupant classification
system is not working properly.
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• If a very low weight adult is
seated in the front passenger
seat, the occupant classification system may or may not
turn off the right front passenger air bag, depending upon
the person's seating position
and body type. Everyone in
your vehicle should wear a
safety belt properly -- whether
or not there is an air bag for
that person.
• If the front seat passenger
changes their seating position
(for example, by not sitting
upright, by sitting on the edge
of the seat, or by otherwise
being out of position), the
"PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF"
indicator may be turned on,
and the passenger airbag may
not deploy in a collision.
Always be sure to sit properly
in the front passenger seat
and wear the safety belt properly.
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Do Not Do This:
Do Not Do This:
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- Put a heavy load in the front
passenger seat.
- Do not sit on the front edge
of the front passenger seat.
Do Not Do This:
Do Not Do This:
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- Excessively recline the front
passenger seatback.
- Do not sit towards the side of
the front seat, or lean against
the console or door.
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- Do not put feet on dashboard.
Do This:
✽ NOTICE
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- Proper seating position
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• Do not modify or replace the
front passenger seat. This will
disable the OCS unless a proper Kia replacement seat is used.
• Do not place sharp objects on
the front passenger seat. These
can damage the occupant classification system, if they puncture the seat cushion.
• Do not install accessory seat
covers on the front seats,
since these will interfere with
proper sensor operation.
• If luggage or other objects are
placed on the front passenger's
seat or if the temperature of the
seat changes while the seat is unoccupied,
the
"PASSENGER
AIRBAG OFF" indicator may
blink. These conditions do not
indicate a problem.
• Do not put heavy objects on the front
passenger's seat. This may cause
front passenger airbag deployment
in the event of an accident, thus
increasing your repair costs.
WARNING
• The front seat passenger
airbag is much larger than the
steering wheel airbag and
inflates with considerably
more force. It can seriously
hurt or kill a passenger who is
not in the proper position and
wearing the safety belt properly. The front passengers
should always move their seat
as far back as practical and sit
back in their seat.
• It is essential that the front passenger always wears their safety belts, even when the vehicle
is moving in a parking lot or up
a driveway into garage.
• If the driver brakes the vehicle
heavily prior to an impact,
unbelted occupants will be
thrown forward. If the front
passenger is not wearing the
safety belts, they will be directly in front of the storage compartment when deployment
occurs. In that situation, serious injury or death is possible.
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• Never allow front passenger
to put their hands, feet or face
on or close to the instrument
panel. In the event of airbag
deployment, such a mispositioned occupant would be
likely to suffer severe injury or
death.
• Never allow children, pregnant
women or weak persons to sit
in the front passenger seat.
Do not put child restraint system on the front passenger's
seat either. They may be seriously injured by the airbag
inflation when airbag deploys.
• Do not put objects or stickers
on the instrument panel. Do
not apply any accessory to the
front windshield. Do not install
aftermarket mirrors or accessories on the factory-installed
rearview mirror. Any of these
could interfere with the
deployment of the airbag or
could hit your body at high
speed and cause severe bodily injury and even death.
WARNING
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Side airbag (if equipped)
Side airbags are stored in the left
side of the driver’s seat and right side
of the front passenger’s seat.
If airbag inflation conditions are met
(side collision), they will inflate.
• Do not use any accessory
seat covers for the vehicle
equipped with side airbags.
Use of seat covers could interfere with side airbag deployment.
If seat or seat cover is damaged, have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized Kia dealer. Inform
them that your vehicle is
equipped with side airbags.
• Do not make modifications or
additions to the seats. If seats
not allowed by Kia Motors are
used, unexpected injury may
result in due to the malfunction of the airbag system.
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Curtain airbag (if equipped)
Curtain airbags are located along
both sides of the roof rails above the
front and rear doors.
They are designed to help protect the
heads of the front seat occupants
and the rear outboard seat occupants
in certain side impact collisions.
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• If the curtain airbag deploys, it
remains inflated for approximately 3
seconds. The curtain airbag deployment occurs only on the side of the
vehicle affected by the impact.
• The side airbags (side and curtain
airbags) are not designed to deploy
during collisions from the front or
rear of the vehicle or in most rollover
situations.
• The curtain airbags are designed to
deploy only during certain sideimpact collisions, depending on the
crash severity, angle, speed and
impact. The curtain airbags are not
designed to deploy in all side impact
situations.
WARNING
• In order for side airbags (side
and curtain airbags) to provide its best protection, both
front seat occupants and both
outboard rear occupants
should sit in an upright position with the seat belts properly fastened. Especially, children should sit in a proper
child restraint system.
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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 put the child restraint
system as far away from the
door side as possible, and
secure the child restraint system to be locked in position.
• 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 the seats where
side airbags are equipped.
• Never try to open or repair any
components of the side curtain airbag system. This
should be done only 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 airbag go off in
a collision?
(Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the airbag)
There are many types of accidents in
which the airbag 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 airbags did not inflate.
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➀ SRS control module
➁ Front impact sensor
➂ Side impact sensor (if equipped)
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• Do not hit or allow any objects
to impact the locations where
airbag or sensors are installed.
This may cause unexpected
airbag 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 airbags 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 airbag sensors.
Have the vehicle checked and
repaired by the authorized Kia
dealer.
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• Problems may arise if the sensor installation angles are
changed due to the deformation of front bumper, body or
B, C pillar where side collision
sensors are installed. Have
the vehicle checked and
repaired by the authorized Kia
dealer.
• Your vehicle has been
designed to absorb impact
and deploy the airbag(s) in
certain collisions. Installing
aftermarket bumper guards or
replacing a bumper with nongenuine parts may adversely
affect your vehicles collision
and airbag deployment performance.
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Airbag inflation condition
Front airbag
Front airbags (driver’s and front passenger’s airbags) are designed to
inflate when the impact is delivered
to front collision sensors depending
on the intensity, speed or angles of
impact of the front collision - generally from an area a little to the left to a
little to the right of straight ahead.
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Although the front airbags (driver’s
and front passenger’s airbags) are
designed to inflate only in frontal collision, it may inflate in any collision if
front impact sensors are delivered
with certain impact.
Side airbags (side and curtain
airbags) are designed to inflate only
in side impact collision, it may inflate
in any collision if side impact sensors
are delivered with certain impact.
In other words, they may inflate in
accidents such as slant collision or
impact, collision or impact where the
front portion of the vehicle goes
under a vehicle with a higher ground
clearance (bus or truck), collision
with a utility pole or rollover.
Therefore, drive safely at all times.
If the vehicle chassis is impacted by
bumps or objects on unimproved
roads or sidewalks, airbags may
deploy. Drive carefully on unimproved roads or on surfaces not
designed for vehicle traffic.
To protect occupants, front airbags
or pre-tensioner seat belts may
deploy in certain side impact collisions.
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Side airbag (if equipped)
Side airbags (side and curtain
airbags) are designed to inflate when
the impact is delivered to side collision sensors depending on the
strength, speed or angles of impact
of side impact collision or rollover by
the side impact.
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Airbag non-inflation conditions
• In collisions, the vehicle safety
belts are sufficient to protect the
vehicle occupants and the airbags
may not deploy. In some cases,
deploying airbags in low-speed
collisions can cause a secondary
impact to the occupants (light abrasions, cuts, burns, etc.), or loss of
vehicle control.
• Airbags may not inflate in rear collisions, because occupants are
moved backward by the force of
the impact. In this case, the airbags
do not provide proper protection.
• Front airbags may not inflate in
side impact collision, because
occupants move to the direction of
the collision, and thus front airbag
deployment does not provide proper protection.
However, side or curtain airbags (if
equipped) may inflate depending
on the intensity, vehicle speed and
angles of impact.
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• In a slant impact or collision, the
force delivered will be relatively
weaker than that of frontal collision. So, the airbags may not
inflate.
• At the moment of an accident, drivers brake heavily with reflex. In
such heavy braking, the front portion of the vehicle is lowered by the
force of the braking and the vehicle
can go under a vehicle with a higher ground clearance. Airbags may
not inflate in this situation because
impacts may not be delivered or
may be delivered with less intensity.
• Airbags may not inflate in rollover
accidents because airbag deployment would not provide proper protection to the occupants.
However,
side
airbags
(if
equipped) may inflate when the
vehicle is rolled over by a side
impact collision, if the vehicle is
equipped with side airbags and
curtain airbags.
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• Airbags 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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• Airbag only operates when the
ignition switch is turned to ON or
START position.
• Airbags inflate instantly in the
event of serious frontal or side collision (if equipped with side airbag
or curtain airbag) in order to help
protect the occupants from serious
physical injury.
• There is no single speed at which
the airbags will inflate.
Generally, airbags are designed to
inflate by the severity of a collision
and its direction. These two factors
determine whether the sensors
send out an electronic deployment/inflation signal.
• Airbag 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. Though, factors
are not limited to those mentioned
above.
• The front airbags will completely
inflate and deflate in an instant.
It is virtually impossible for you to
see the airbags inflate during an
accident. It is much more likely that
you will simply see the deflated
airbags hanging out of their storage compartments after the collision.
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• In order to help provide protection
in a severe collision, the airbags
must inflate rapidly. The speed of
airbag inflation has been determined by the Canadian Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS)
to reduce the likelihood of serious
or life-threatening injuries and is
thus a mandatory part of the airbag
design.
However, airbag inflation can also
cause injuries which normally can
include facial abrasions, bruises
and broken bones, because that
speed also causes the airbags to
expand with a great deal force.
• There are even circumstances
under which contact with the
steering wheel airbag can cause
fatal injuries, especially if the
occupant is positioned excessively close to the steering
wheel.
WARNING
• Driver should sit as far back
(at least 10 inches (250 mm)
away) from the steering wheel
airbag as possible to reduce
the risk of injury or death in a
collision. The front passenger
should always move their seat
as far back as possible and sit
back in their seat.
• Airbag inflates instantly in an
event of collision, passengers
may be injured by the airbag
expansion force if they are not
in proper position.
• Airbag inflation may cause
injuries
which
normally
include facial or bodily abrasions, injuries by the broken
glasses or burns by the explosives.
Noise and smoke
When the airbags 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 airbag inflator.
After the airbag inflates, you may feel
substantial discomfort in breathing
due to the contact of your chest to
both the safety belt and the airbag,
as well as from breathing the smoke
and powder. We strongly urge you
to 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
the cold water immediately and consult the doctor if the symptom persists.
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When the airbags deploy, the
airbag related parts in 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 airbag
storage areas internal components immediately after an
airbag has inflated.
WARNING
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Installing a child restraint on a
front passenger seat is forbidden.
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restraint in the front passenger seat.
If the airbag deploys, it would impact
the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or fatal injury.
In addition, do not place front-facing
child restraint in the front passenger
seat either. If the front passenger
airbag inflates, it would cause serious or fatal injuries to the improperly
positioned or improperly restrained
child.
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• Never put child restraint in the
front passenger seat. If the
front
passenger
airbag
inflates, it would cause serious or fatal injuries.
• When children are seated in
the rear outboard seats in
which curtain airbags are
equipped, be sure to put the
child restraint system as far
away from the door side as
possible, and secure the child
restraint system to be locked
in position.
Inflation of curtain airbag
could cause serious injury or
death due to the expansion
impact.
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Airbag warning light
The purpose of airbag warning light
in your instrument panel is to alert
you of a potential problem with your
airbag - Supplemental Restraint
System (SRS).
When the ignition switch is turned
ON, the indicator light should blink or
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 the engine
starts.
• The light comes on while the vehicle is in motion.
Airbag (Supplemental
Restraint System) service
Your Supplemental Restraint System
is virtually maintenance-free. There
are no parts which you can service.
You must have the system serviced
under the following circumstances:
• If an airbag ever inflates, the airbag
must be replaced. Do not try to
remove or discard the airbag by
yourself. This must be done by an
authorized Kia dealer.
• If the airbag warning indicator light
alerts you to a problem, have the
airbag system checked as soon as
possible. Otherwise, your airbag
system may be ineffective.
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CAUTION
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Supplemental Restraint System.
Excessive modification could
make the airbag system ineffective.
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WARNING
• Do not modify your steering
wheel, seat or any other part
of the Supplemental Restraint
System. Modification could
make the system inoperable.
• Do not work on the system’s
components or wiring. This
could cause the airbags to
inflate inadvertently, possibly
seriously injuring someone.
Working on the system could
also disable the system so
that the airbags would not
deploy in a collision.
• Any work on the SRS system,
such as removing, installing,
repairing, or any work on the
steering wheel must be performed by a qualified Kia technician. Improper handling of
the airbag system may result
in serious personal injury.
When repairing or scrapping the
vehicles
• Repairing steering wheel, instrument panel, center console or
roofs, or installing car audio around
center console or painting front
metal sheet could disable the
airbag system. Have them checked
by an authorized Kia dealer.
• When leaving the vehicle at an
authorized Kia dealer, inform that
the vehicle is equipped with airbag
system, and leave the owner’s
manual in the vehicle.
• Since airbag system contains
explosive chemical substances,
contact an authorized Kia dealer
when scrapping the vehicle.
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Airbag warning label
Airbag warning labels which are now required by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) are
attached to alert driver and passengers of potential risk of airbag system.
Note that these government warnings focus on the risk to children, Kia also wants you to be aware of the risks which
adults are exposed to. Those have been described in previous pages.
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TRUNK (IF EQUIPPED)
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Outside the vehicle
• To open the trunk, insert the key
into the lock and turn it clockwise
(➀).
• To close the trunk, use both hands
to push the trunk lid down. Check
to see if the trunk is completely
shut.
• Trunk can be opened with transmitter (if equipped).
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Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components
and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or
emit chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles
and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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Trunk room lamp
Trunk room lamp turns on when the
trunk is opened. It remains on until
the trunk is securely closed.
✽ NOTICE
Make sure to close the trunk securely. If it remains open while engine is
not running, it may cause battery
discharge because trunk room lamp
remains on.
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WARNING - Exhaust
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Inside the vehicle
To open the trunk from inside the
vehicle push trunk lid release switch.
fumes
If you drive with the trunk lid
open, you will draw dangerous
exhaust fumes into your vehicle
causing serious injury or death
to vehicle occupants. Open
trunk lids can also dangerously
obscure rear view vision.
If you must drive with the trunk
lid open, keep the air vents open
so that additional outside air
comes into the vehicle.
Pull to open the trunk
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Emergency trunk safety
release (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with an
emergency trunk release cable located inside the trunk. The lever glows
in the dark when the trunk lid is
closed. If someone is inadvertently
locked in the trunk, pulling this handle will release the trunk latch mechanism and open the trunk.
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No one should be allowed to
occupy the trunk of the vehicle
at any time. If the trunk is partially or totally latched and the
person is unable to get out,
severe injury or death could
occur due to lack of ventilation,
exhaust fumes and rapid heat
build-up, or because of exposure to cold weather conditions.
The trunk is also a highly dangerous location in the event of a
crash because it is not a protected occupant space but
merely a part of the vehicle’s
crush zone.
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CAUTION
• If a person is locked in the
trunk, they can pull the emergency release to open the
trunk lid.
• We recommend that cars be
kept locked and keys be kept
out of the reach of children,
and that parents teach their
children about the dangers of
playing in trunks.
Unlock
Lock
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Trunk lid knob lock
(if equipped)
The trunk lid lock knob (located near
the latch) is in the “LOCK ( )” position when the trunk lid is closed, it
will not be possible to open the trunk
lid by using the remote release. In
this instance, use the master key to
unlock and open the trunk lid. To
allow the trunk lid to be opened with
the remote release, push the trunk
lid lock knob down, then to the opposite direction of the “LOCK ( )”
position.
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HOOD
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Opening the hood:
1. Pull the release lever on the lower
left side of the instrument panel to
unlatch the hood. The hood should
pop open slightly.
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2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise
the hood slightly, push the secondary latch (➀) inside of the hood
center and lift (➁) the hood.
3. Lift the hood and hold it open with
the support rod by inserting the
free end of the rod into the slot.
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CAUTION
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.
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FUEL FILLER LID
Closing the hood
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1. Before closing the hood, check the
following:
• All filler caps in engine compartment must be correctly installed.
• Gloves, rags or any other combustible material must be
removed from the engine compartment.
2. Secure the support rod in its clip.
3. Lower the hood to about 12 inches
(30 cm) height and then let it drop
to properly lock in place.
Make sure the hood is properly
locked before driving.
CAUTION
• Before closing the hood, make
sure that all engine parts and
tools have been removed from
the engine area and that no
one’s hands are near the hood
opening.
• Do not leave gloves, rags or
any other combustible material in the engine compartment.
Doing so may cause a heatinduced fire.
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1. Stop the engine.
2. To open the fuel filler lid, pull the
release lever.
3. Pull the fuel filler lid out to open.
4. To remove the cap, turn the fuel
tank cap counter-clockwise.
5. Refuel as needed.
6. To install the cap, turn it clockwise
until it “clicks”. This indicates that
the cap is securely tightened.
7. Close the fuel filler lid and push it
lightly and make sure that it is
securely closed.
CAUTION
To avoid injury from sharp
edges, it is recommended that
protective gloves be worn if
there is a need to open the fuel
filler door manually.
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WARNING - Refueling
If pressurized fuel sprays out, it
can cause serious injuries.
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.
WARNING
Automotive fuels are flammable/explosive 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.
• Before refueling always note
the location of the Emergency
Gasoline Shut-Off, if available,
at the gas station facility.
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• Before touching the fuel nozzle or fuel filler cap, you
should eliminate potentially
dangerous static electricity
discharge by touching another metal part of the front of the
vehicle, a safe distance away
from the fuel filler neck, nozzle, or other gas source.
• Do not get back into a vehicle
once you have begun refueling. Do not touch, rub or slide
against any item or fabric
(polyester, satin, nylon, etc.)
capable of producing static
electricity. Static electricity
discharge can ignite fuel
vapors resulting in explosion.
If you must re-enter 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.
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• When using a 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. Use only portable
fuel containers designed to
carry and store gasoline.
• Do not use cellular phones
around a gas station or while
refueling any vehicle. Electric
current and/or electronic
interference from cellular
phones can potentially ignite
fuel vapors causing a fire. If
you must use your cellular
phone, use it in a place away
from the gas station.
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• When refueling always shut
the engine off. Sparks produced by electrical components related to the engine
can ignite fuel vapors causing
a fire. Always insure that the
engine is OFF before and during refueling. Once refueling
is complete, check to make
sure the fuel filler cap and
door are securely closed,
before starting the engine.
• Do not light any fire around a
gas station. 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 explosion by flames.
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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 or contact the police
and local fire department.
Follow any safety instructions
they provide.
✽ NOTICE
• Make sure to refuel with gasoline
(unleaded fuel) only for the gasoline engine vehicles.
• Check to make sure the fuel filler
cap is securely closed after refueling.
• 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. Correct
replacement caps are available at
authorized Kia dealers.
• Do not spill fuel on the exterior
surfaces of the vehicle. Any type of
fuel spilled on painted surfaces
may damage the paint.
• A loose fuel filler cap may cause
the “Check Engine” (Malfunction
Indicator) light in the instrument
panel to illuminate unnecessarily.
• If the fuel filler lid will not open in
cold weather because the area
around it is frozen, push or lightly
tap the lid.
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MIRRORS
Outside rearview mirror
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Auto fuel cutoff switch (if equipped)
The auto fuel cutoff switch is located
on the driver’s side of the engine
compartment. In the event of a collision or sudden impact, the auto fuel
cutoff device cuts off the fuel supply.
If this device is activated, it must be
reset by pressing in on the top of the
switch before the engine can be
restarted.
Be sure to adjust mirror angles
before driving.
Your vehicle is equipped with both
left-hand and right-hand outside
rearview mirrors. The mirrors can be
adjusted remotely with the control
levers or remote switch, depending
on the type your vehicle has. The
mirror heads can be folded back to
prevent damage during an automatic
car wash or when passing in a narrow street.
CAUTION
• 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.
✽ NOTICE
Do not scrape ice off the mirror
face; this may damage the surface of
the glass. If ice should restrict 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.
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Before resetting the auto fuel
cutoff switch, the fuel line
should be checked for fuel
leaks.
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➀
• The mirrors stop moving when
they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is
depressed. Do not depress the
switch longer than necessary, the
motor may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to adjust the outside rearview mirror by hands.
Doing so may damage the parts.
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Manual remote control
(if equipped)
To adjust an outside mirror, move the
control lever located at the forward
inside area of the window frame.
Electric remote control
(if equipped)
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, move the lever
(➀) 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 adjustment, put the lever into
neutral position to prevent the inadvertent adjustment.
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Folding the outside rearview
mirror
Manual type
To fold outside rearview mirror, grasp
the housing of mirror and then fold it
toward the rear of the vehicle.
Outside rearview mirror heater
(if equipped)
The outside rearview mirror heater is
actuated in connection with the rear
window defroster. To heat the outside
rearview mirror glass, push the button for the rear window defroster.
The outside rearview mirror glass will
be heated for defrosting or defogging
and will give you improved rear
vision in inclement weather conditions. Push the button again to turn
the heater off. The outside rearview
mirror heater automatically turns off
after 20 minutes.
Day/night rearview mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror to center
on the view through the rear window.
Make this adjustment before you
start driving.
CAUTION
Do not place objects in the rear
seat or cargo area which would
interfere with your vision out
the rear window.
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When the ignition switch is ON, the
automatic-dimming function will turn
on automatically.
Press the ON/OFF button(➀) to turn
the automatic-dimming function off.
The mirror indicator light will turn off.
Press the ON/OFF button(➀) once
again to turn the automatic-dimming
function on. The mirror indicator light
will illuminate.
Day/Night lever
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Manual type
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 glare from the headlights of
vehicles behind you during night
driving.
Remember that you lose some
rearview clarity in the night position.
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Sensor
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Electric type (if equipped)
When the engine is running, the
glare is automatically controlled by
the sensor mounted in the rearview
mirror. The sensor mounted in the
mirror senses the light level around
the vehicle, and through a chemical
reaction, automatically controls the
headlight glare from vehicles behind
you.
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.
✽ NOTICE
When cleaning the mirror, use a
paper towel or similar material
dampened with glass cleaner. Do not
spray glass cleaner directly on the
mirror as that may cause the liquid
cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
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INTERIOR LIGHTS
➂ ON - The light turns on and stays
• TYPE A
on even when the doors are
all closed.
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Dome light (if equipped)
➀ OFF - The light stays off even
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Map light
Front (if equipped)
The lights are turned ON or OFF by
pressing the corresponding switch.
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when a door is open.
➁ DOOR - The light turns on or off
when a door is opened
or closed.
Interior light goes out
slowly if the door is
closed.
When a door is unlocked
by the transmitter, interior light stays on for 30
seconds as long as the
door is not opened.
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Door courtesy lamp
(if equipped)
The door courtesy lamp comes ON
when the door is opened to assist
entering or exiting the vehicle. It also
serves as a warning to passing vehicles that the vehicle door is open.
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STORAGE COMPARTMENT
✽ NOTICE
• To avoid possible theft, do not
leave valuables in the storage compartment.
• Since stored items may move while
driving, be sure to position them
in the storage compartment so
that they do not make noise or
cause a potential safety hazard
when the vehicle is moving.
• Always keep the storage compartment covers closed while driving.
Do not attempt to place many
items in the storage compartment
that the storage compartment
cover can not close securely.
WARNING
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.
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Center console storage
To open either of the console storage
compartments, pull up on the locking
tab ➀ or ➁.
These compartments can be used to
store small items required by the
driver or front passenger.
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Since key is not fully inserted into
the glove box key set, do not apply
excessive force. Doing so may damage the parts.
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Glove box
To open the glove box, then pull the
handle (➀) and the glove box will
automatically open (➁). Close the
glove box after use.
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CAUTION
To reduce the risk of injury in
case of an accident or sudden
stop, always keep the glove box
door closed while driving.
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Make sure the sunglass holder is
closed while driving.
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Sunglass holder
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A sunglass storage compartment is
provided on the overhead console.
To open the sunglass holder, press
the cover and the holder will slowly
open. Place your sunglasses in the
compartment door with the lenses
facing out. Push to close.
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✽ NOTICE
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Cigarette lighter
Front
To operate the cigarette lighter, press
it in and release it. When it is heated,
it automatically pops out ready for
use.
If the engine is not running, the ignition switch must be in the ACC position for the lighter to operate.
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• Do not hold the lighter in after it is
already heated because it will
overheat.
• Only a genuine Kia lighter should
be used in the cigarette lighter
socket. The use of plug-in accessories (shavers, hand-held vacuums, and coffee pots, for example)
may damage the socket or cause
electrical failure.
• If the lighter does not pop out
within 30 seconds, remove it to
prevent overheating.
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Ashtrays
Front
To use the ashtray, pull it out.
To remove the ashtray to empty or
clean, push the tab (➀) inside, lift it
up slightly and pull it all the way out.
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Cup holder
WARNING - Ashtray use
• Do not use the vehicle’s ashtrays as waste receptacles.
• Putting lit cigarettes or matches in an ashtray with other
combustible materials may
cause a fire.
WARNING - Hot liquids
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Rear (if equipped)
You can open the rear ashtray by
pulling it out by its top edge. To
remove the ashtray to empty or
clean, push the tab (➀) inside, lift the
ashtray up slightly and pull it all the
way out.
• Do not place uncovered cups
of hot liquid in the cup holder
while the vehicle is in motion.
If the hot liquid spills, you
could be burned. Such a burn
to the driver could cause a
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 insecure bottles, glasses, cans, etc., in the
cup holder while the vehicle is
in motion.
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Front
Cups or small beverage cans may be
placed in the cup holders.
Rear (if equipped)
To use the cup holders in rear seat,
pull the rear cup holder cover (➀)
out. Push the cover to close after
use.
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Do not place heavy cups or cans in
cup holders. Cup holders could be
damaged.
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Sunvisor
Use the sunvisor to shield direct light
through the front or side windows.
To use a sunvisor, pull it downward.
To use a sunvisor for a side window,
pull it downward, unsnap it from the
bracket (➀) and swing it to the side.
To use the vanity mirror, pull down
the visor and pull up the mirror cover
(➁).
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✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
Close the vanity mirror cover
securely and return the sunvisor to
its original position after use. If the
vanity mirror is not closed securely,
the lamp will stay on and could
result in battery discharge and possible sunvisor damage.
• Use when the engine is running,
and remove a plug from the power
outlet after using the electric
appliance. Using when the engine
stops or remaining the electric
appliance with plugged in for
many hours may cause the battery
to be discharged.
• Only use the electric appliances
which are less than 12V and 10A
in electric capacity.
• Adjust the air-conditioner or
heater to the lowest operation
level when you have to use the
power socket while using air-conditioner or heater.
• 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.
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Power socket (if equipped)
The power outlets are 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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Digital clock (if equipped)
Whenever the battery terminals,
ROOM fuse, or Power Connect are
disconnected, you must reset the
time.
When the ignition switch is in the
ACC or ON position, the clock buttons operates as follows:
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• HOUR:
Pressing the “H” button with your
finger, a pencil or similar object will
advance the time displayed by one
hour.
• MINUTE:
Pressing the “M” button with your
finger, a pencil or similar object will
advance the time displayed by one
minute.
• RESET:
To clear away minutes, press the
“R” button with your finger, a pencil
or similar object. Then the clock will
be set precisely on the hour.
For example, if the “R” button is
pressed while the time is between
9:01 and 9:29, the display will be
reset to 9:00.
9:01 ~ 9:29 ➾ 9:00
9:30 ~ 9:59 ➾ 10:00
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SUNROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
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If your vehicle is equipped with this
feature, you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the sunroof control buttons
located on the overhead console.
The sunroof can only be opened,
closed, or tilted when the ignition
switch is in the “ON” position.
✽ NOTICE
Sliding the sunroof
• Do not continue to press the sunroof control button(s) after the
sunroof is in the fully open, closed,
or tilt position(s). Damage to the
motor or system components
could occur.
• The sunroof cannot slide when it is
in the tilt position nor can it be tilted while in an open or slide position.
Autoslide open
To use the autoslide feature,
momentarily (less than 0.5 second)
press the SLIDE OPEN (
) button
on the overhead console. The sunroof will slide all the way open. To
stop the sunroof sliding at any point,
press any sunroof control button.
Manual slide open
Press the SLIDE OPEN (
) button
on the overhead console for more
than 0.5 second.
Close
To close the sunroof, press the
CLOSE (
) button on the overhead console and hold it until the
sunroof is closed.
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✽ NOTICE
Autotilt open
To use the autotilt feature, momentarily (less than 0.5 second) press
the TILT UP (
) button on the
overhead console. The sunroof will
tilt all the way open. To stop the sunroof tilting at any point, press any
sunroof control button.
Manual tilt open
Press the TILT UP (
) button on
the overhead console for more than
0.5 second.
Close
To close the sunroof, press the
CLOSE (
) button on the overhead console and hold it until the
sunroof is closed.
• Do not press any sunroof control
button longer than necessary.
Damage to the motor or system
components could occur.
• 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.
• The sunroof is made to slide
together with sunshade. Do not
leave the sunshade closed while
the sunroof is open.
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Sunshade
The sunshade will be opened with
the glass panel automatically when
the glass panel is slid. You will have
to close it manually if you want it
closed.
WARNING
• Do not extend face or arms
outside through the sunroof
opening while driving.
• Make sure hand and face are
safely out of the way before
closing a sunroof.
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Resetting the sunroof
Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, or you use
the emergency handle to operate the
sunroof, you have to reset your sunroof system as follows:
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In case of an emergency
If the sunroof does not open electrically:
1. Open the sunglass holder.
2. Remove the two (2) screws, and
then remove the overhead console.
3. Insert the emergency handle (provided with the vehicle) and turn
the handle clockwise to open or
counterclockwise to close.
1. Turn the ignition key to the ON
position.
2. According to the position of the
sunroof, do as follows.
1) in case that the sunroof has
closed completely or been tilted
: Press the TILT UP (
) button for 1 second.
2) in case that the sunroof has
slide-opened
: Press and hold the CLOSE
(
) button for more than 5
seconds until the sunroof has
closed completely. And then
press the TILT UP (
) button for 1 second
3. Then, release it.
4. Press and hold the TILT UP (
)
button once again until the sunroof has returned to the original
position of TILT UP (
) after it is
raised a little higher than the maximum TILT UP (
) position.
When this is complete, the sunroof
system is reset.
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LUGGAGE NET (IF EQUIPPED)
✽ NOTICE
Do not put fragile, bulky or excessive quantity of items into luggage
net. They could be damaged.
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To keep items from shifting in the
trunk, you can use the four rings
located in the trunk to attach the
cargo net.
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Avoid eye injury. DO NOT overstretch. ALWAYS keep face and
body out of recoil path.
DO NOT use when strap has visible signs of wear or damage.
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ANTENNA
✽ NOTICE
• Be sure to remove the antenna
before washing the car in an automatic car wash or it may be damaged.
• When reinstalling your antenna,
it is important that it is fully tightened to ensure proper reception.
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Fixed rod antenna
(if equipped)
Roof type antenna
(if equipped)
Your car uses a fixed rod antenna to
receive both AM and FM broadcast
signals.
This antenna is removable. To
remove the antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To install the antenna, turn
it clockwise.
If your vehicle has an audio system,
an amplifying antenna is installed in
your vehicle.
This antenna can be adjusted up and
down or removed from the vehicle
when you wash your vehicle.
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✽ NOTICE
• Do not clean the inside of the rear
window glass with a cleaner or use
a scraper to remove the foreign
deposits as this may cause damage
to the antenna elements.
• Avoid adding metallic coating
such as Ni, Cd, and so on. These
can disturb receiving AM and FM
broadcast signals.
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Glass antenna (if equipped)
When the radio power switch is
turned on while the ignition key is in
either the “ON” or “ACC” position,
your car will receive both AM and FM
broadcast signals through the antenna in the rear window glass.
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Ignition switch / 4-2
Starting the engine / 4-4
Manual transaxle / 4-5
Automatic transaxle / 4-6
Brake system / 4-12
Steering wheel / 4-19
Cruise control / 4-22
Driving your vehicle
Traction control system / 4-27
Instrument cluster / 4-30
Gauges / 4-31
Warnings and indicators / 4-33
Lighting / 4-40
Wipers and washers / 4-44
Defroster / 4-47
Hazard warning flasher / 4-48
Manual climate control system / 4-49
Windshield defrosting and defogging / 4-58
Theft-alarm system / 4-60
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IGNITION SWITCH
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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Illuminated ignition switch
Whenever a door is opened, the ignition switch will be illuminated for your
convenience, provided the ignition
switch is not in the ON position. The
light will go off approximately 10 seconds after closing the door or when
the ignition switch is turned on.
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Ignition switch and anti-theft
steering column lock
Ignition switch position
LOCK
The steering wheel locks to protect
against theft. 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.
ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel is unlocked and
electrical accessories are operative.
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START
Turn the ignition key 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 lamp
can be checked in this position.
If difficulty is experienced in turning
the ignition key to the START position, turn the steering wheel right
and left to release the tension and
then turn the key.
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WARNING - Ignition key
• 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 immediate 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 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.
Automatic transaxle
When turning the ignition switch to
the LOCK position, the shift lever
must be in the P (Park) position.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
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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 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.
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4. 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.
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.
✽ NOTICE
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.
Excessive or improper use of the
starter may damage it.
The starter will not operate if:
• Automatic Transaxle - the shift
lever is NOT in P (Park) or N
(Neutral).
• Manual Transaxle - the clutch
pedal is not fully depressed.
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MANUAL TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
✽ NOTICE
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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 upgrade, while
waiting for a traffic light, etc.
WARNING - Manual
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Manual transaxle operation
The manual transaxle has five forward gears.
Press the clutch pedal down fully
while shifting, then release it slowly.
A special safety feature prevents
inadvertent shifting from 5 (Fifth) to
R (Reverse). The gearshift lever must
be returned to the neutral position
before shifting into R (Reverse).
Make sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before shifting into R
(Reverse).
Never operate the engine with the
tachometer (rpm) in the red zone.
transaxle
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 shift into R
(Reverse) on a downhill grade.
Unexpected and sudden vehicle
movement can occur if these
precautions are not followed in
the order identified.
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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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
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Lock release button
Prevents shift lever movement
without first depressing the button.
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Depress the brake pedal and push the button when shifting.
The lock release button must be depressed while moving the shift lever.
The shift lever can be moved without depressing the lock release button.
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Automatic transaxle operation
All normal forward driving is done
with the shift lever in the D (Drive)
position.
To move the shift lever from the P
(Park) position, the brake pedal must
be depressed and the lock release
button must be depressed.
For smooth operation, depress the
brake pedal when shifting from N
(Neutral) to a forward or reverse
gear.
WARNING - Automatic
transaxle
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.
✽ NOTICE
• 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 upgrade, do
not hold the vehicle stationary
with 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.
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Transaxle ranges
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P (park)
This position locks the transaxle and
prevents the front wheels from rotating. Always come to a complete stop
before shifting into this position.
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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 so that it cannot be moved unless the lock
release button is pushed in,
AND set the parking brake
fully.
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• Before leaving the driver’s
seat, always make sure the
shift lever is in the P (PARK)
position.
Set the parking
brake fully, shut the engine off
and take the key with you.
Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement can occur if you
do not follow these precautions in the order specified.
• Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
✽ NOTICE
The transaxle may be damaged if
you shift into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion.
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R (reverse)
Use this position to drive the vehicle
backward.
✽ NOTICE
Always come to a complete stop
before shifting into or out of R
(Reverse); you may damage the
transaxle if you shift into R while
the vehicle is in motion, except as
explained in “Rocking the Vehicle”,
in this manual.
N (neutral)
With the gearshift in the N position,
the wheels and transaxle are not
locked. 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 4-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.
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3 (Third Gear)
Move the shift lever to this position
for towing a trailer during hill climbing.
This position also provides engine
braking when going down hills.
2 (Second Gear)
Use 2 (Second Gear) for more power
when climbing hills and for increased
braking when going down hills. This
position also helps reduce wheel
spin on slippery surfaces. When the
shift lever is placed in 2 (Second
Gear), the transaxle will automatically shift from first to second gear.
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L (Low)
Move the shift lever to this position in
hard pulling situations and for climbing steep grades.
CAUTION
Do not exceed the recommended maximum speeds in 2
(Second Gear) or L (Low).
Operating the vehicle at speeds
above the maximum recommended, for 2 (Second Gear) or
L (Low) may cause excessive
heat to develop which could
result in damage to or failure of
the automatic transaxle.
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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.
Shift lock system
Ignition key interlock system
For your safety, the Automatic
Transaxle has a shift lock system
which prevents shifting the transaxle
out of P (Park) unless the brake
pedal is depressed.
To shift the transaxle out of P (Park):
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine or turn the ignition
to the ON position.
3. Depress the lock release button
and move the shift lever.
When the ignition switch is in the
LOCK position, the transaxle cannot
be shifted from P (Park).
If the brake pedal is repeatedly
depressed and released with the
shift lever in the P (Park) position, a
chattering sound near the shift lever
may be heard. This is a normal condition.
The ignition key cannot be removed
unless the shift lever is in the P
(Park) position. If the ignition switch
is in any other position, the key cannot be removed.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
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Power brakes
In the event of brake failure
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.
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.
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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.
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.
• 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.
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• Wet brakes may result in the
vehicle not slowing down at
the usual rate and pulling 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.
Disc brakes wear indicator
✽ NOTICE
Your vehicle has disc brakes.
When your brake pads are worn and
it's time for new pads, you will hear a
high-pitched warning sound from
your front brakes or rear brakes (if
equipped). 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.
To avoid costly brake repairs, do not
continue to drive with worn brake
pads.
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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Always replace brake pads as
complete front or rear axle sets.
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Parking brake
To apply the parking brake, pull the
parking brake handle fully and firmly
upward while applying the service
brake.
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake
applied will cause excessive
brake pad and brake rotor wear.
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To release the parking brake, pull the
handle up slightly and push the
release button, then lower the handle
to the released position while holding
the button in.
• To prevent unintentional
movement when stopped and
leaving the vehicle, do not use
the gearshift lever in place of
the parking brake. Set the
parking brake AND make sure
the gearshift 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 a person who is
unfamiliar with the vehicle or
children to touch the parking
brake. If the parking brake is
released unintentionally, serious injury may occur.
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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,
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.
Parking on curbed streets
• When parking your vehicle on an
uphill grade, park as close to the
curb as possible and turn the front
wheels away from the curb so that
the front wheels will contact the
curb if the vehicle moves backward.
• When parking your vehicle on a
downhill grade, park as close to the
curb as possible and turn the front
wheels toward the curb so that the
front wheels will contact the curb if
the vehicle moves forward.
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Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
(if equipped)
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WARNING - ABS Brakes
Your ABS is not a substitute for
good driving judgement. You
can still have an accident. In
fact, your ABS system will probably not be able to prevent an
accident in the following driving
conditions:
• Dangerous driving, such as
neglecting safety precautions,
speeding, or driving too close
to the vehicle in front of you.
• Driving at high speed in situations providing considerably
less traction, such as wet conditions where hydroplaning
could occur.
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• Driving too fast on poor road
surfaces.
The ABS is
designed to improve maximum braking effectiveness on
typical highways and roads in
good condition. On poor road
surfaces in poor condition,
the ABS may actually reduce
braking effectiveness.
The ABS system 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 system is active.
In order to obtain the maximum benefit from your ABS system 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
warrants and allow the ABS system
to control the force being delivered to
the brakes.
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• 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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ABS
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✽ NOTICE
• If the ABS warning light is on and
stays on, you may have a problem
with the ABS system. 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 system. Contact an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.
• When you drive on a road having
poor traction, such as an icy road,
and operate 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 is 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.
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✽ NOTICE
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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 the low battery voltage. It
does not mean your ABS is malfunctioning.
• Do not pump your brakes!
• Have the battery recharged before
driving the vehicle.
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STEERING WHEEL
Power steering
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
Power steering uses energy from the
engine 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.
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.
• Never hold the steering wheel
against a stop (extreme right or
left turn) for more than 5 seconds
with the engine running. Holding
the steering wheel for more than 5
seconds in either position may
cause damage to the power steering pump.
• If the power steering drive belt
breaks or if the power steering
pump malfunctions, the steering
effort will greatly increase.
If the vehicle is parked for extended
periods outside in cold weather
(below -10 °C/14 °F), the power
steering may require increased
effort when the engine is first started. This is caused by increased fluid
viscosity due to the cold weather and
does not indicate a malfunction.
When this happens, increase the
engine RPM by depressing accelerator until the RPM reaches 1,500 rpm
then release or let the engine idle for
two or three minutes to warm up the
fluid.
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Tilt steering (if equipped)
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A tilt steering wheel allows you to
adjust the steering wheel before you
drive.You can also raise it to the
highest level to give your legs more
room when you exit and enter the
vehicle.
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.
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WARNING
• Never adjust the angle of
steering wheel while driving.
You may lose your steering
control and cause severe personal injury or accidents.
• After adjusting, push the
steering wheel both up and
down to be certain it is locked
in position.
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To change the steering wheel angle,
pull down (➀) the lock release lever,
adjust the steering wheel to the
desired angle (➁), 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.
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CAUTION
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• 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.
• Do not strike the horn severely
to operate it, or hit it with your
fist. Do not press on the horn
with a sharp-pointed object.
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To sound the horn, press the horn
symbol on your steering wheel.
Check the horn regularly to be sure it
operates properly.
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CRUISE CONTROL (IF EQUIPPED)
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2. Accelerate to the desired speed,
which must be more than 40 km/h
(24 mph) and less than 163 km/h
(102 mph).
The cruise control system allows you
to program the vehicle to maintain a
constant speed without resting your
foot on the accelerator pedal.
With cruise control, you can set and
automatically maintain any speed of
between 40 km/h (24 mph) and
163 km/h (102 mph).
WARNING
WARNING - Cruise
control
Do not use the cruise control
feature under the following conditions:
• Heavy or unsteady traffic
• Slippery or winding roads
• Situations that involve varying
speeds
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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.
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 cruise control is not in
use.
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The SET function cannot be activated
until approximately 2 seconds after the
CRUISE ON-OFF button has been
engaged.
On a steep grade, the vehicle may
momentarily slow down while going
downhill.
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3. Push down the SET/COAST switch,
and release it at the speed you
want. The “SET” indicator light in the
instrument cluster will illuminate.
Release the accelerator at the
same time. The desired speed will
automatically be maintained.
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To cancel cruise control, do
one of the following:
• Press the brake pedal.
• Press the clutch pedal with a manual transaxle or shift into N (Neutral)
with an automatic transaxle.
• Pull the CANCEL switch.
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 up the
RES/ACC switch located on your
steering wheel. You will return to your
previously preset speed.
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• Push up the RES/ACC switch and
release it immediately. The cruising
speed will increase 1.6 km/h (1
mph) by one touch and will be memorized to the reset speed.
To turn cruise control off, do
one of the following:
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• 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 cancel cruise
control operation. If you want to
resume cruise control operation,
repeat the steps provided in “To Set
Cruise Control Speed” on the previous page.
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To increase cruise control set
speed:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push up the RES/ACC switch and
hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate.
Release the switch at the speed you
want.
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• Push down the SET/COAST switch
and release it immediately. The
cruising speed will decrease 1.6
km/h (1 mph) by one touch and will
be memorized to the reset speed.
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:
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Follow either of these procedures:
• Push down the SET/COAST switch
and hold it. Your vehicle will gradually slow down. Release the switch
at the speed you want to maintain.
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It will not resume, however, if the
vehicle speed has dropped below
40km/h (24 mph).
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To resume cruising speed at
more than 40 km/h (24 mph):
If any method other than the
CRUISE ON-OFF switch was used
to cancel cruising speed and the system is still activated, the most recent
set speed will automatically resume
when the RES/ACC switch is pushed
up.
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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
TCS operation
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The Traction Control System (TCS)
helps the vehicle accelerate on slippery road surfaces by preventing the
drive wheels from spinning excessively. It also provides improved driving force and steering.
TCS ON condition
• When the ignition is turned
ON, TCS and TCS OFF
indicator light illuminate for
approximately 3 seconds,
then TCS is turned on.
• Press the TCS button to
turn TCS off. (TCS OFF
indicator will illuminate). To
turn the TCS on, press the
TCS button (TCS OFF
indicator light will go off).
• When starting the engine,
you may hear a slight ticking sound. This is the TCS
performing an automatic
system self-check and does
not indicate a problem.
When operating
When the TCS is in operaTCS tion, TCS indicator light
blinks.
• When the traction control
system 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 mud
or driving on a slippery
road, pressing the accelerator pedal may not
cause the engine rpm
(revolutions per minute) to
increase.
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TCS OFF state
cancel TCS operation,
TCS • To
press the TCS button
OFF (TCS OFF indicator light
illuminates).
• If the ignition switch is
turned to LOCK position
when TCS is off, TCS
remains off. Upon restarting the engine, the TCS will
automatically turn on
again.
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■ TCS indicator light (blinks)
TCS
■ TCS OFF indicator light (comes on)
TCS
OFF
Indicator light
When ignition switch is turned to ON,
the indicator light illuminates, then
goes off if TCS system is operating
normally.
The TCS indicator light blinks whenever TCS is operating.
TCS OFF indicator light comes on
when either the TCS is turned off
with the button, or TCS fails to operate when turned on.
WARNING
The Traction 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 TCS indicator light is blinking, or when the road surface is
slippery.
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✽ NOTICE
When driving
• It’s a good idea to keep the TCS
turned on for daily driving whenever possible.
• To turn TCS off while driving, press
the TCS button while driving on a
flat road surface.
Never press TCS button while TCS is
operating (TCS indicator light blinks).
If TCS is turned off while TCS is
operating, the vehicle may slip out of
control.
• When measuring the vehicle speed
with a Chassis dynamometer,
make sure the TCS is turned off
(TCS OFF light illuminated). If
the TCS is left on, it may prevent
the vehicle speed from increasing,
and cause a false diagnosis of a
faulty speedometer.
• Turning the TCS off does not
affect ABS or brake system operation.
WARNING
Never press the TCS button
while TCS is operating.
If the TCS is turned off while
TCS is operating, the vehicle
may slip out of control.
To turn TCS off while driving,
press the TCS button while driving on a flat road surface.
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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1. Tachometer
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2. Turn signal indicators
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4. Engine temperature gauge
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6. Odometer / Tripmeter
3. Speedometer
5. Warning and indicator lights
7. Tripmeter mode/reset button
8. Shift position indicator
(Automatic Transaxle only)
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9. Fuel gauge
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GAUGES
Speedometer
✽ NOTICE
The speedometer indicates the forward speed of the vehicle.
Do not operate the engine within the
tachometer's RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.
Odometer/Tripmeter
You can choose the odometer, tripmeter A and tripmeter B by pressing
the tripmeter mode button.
Odometer
The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
Tripmeter
TRIP A: Tripmeter A
TRIP B: Tripmeter B
The tripmeter indicates the distance
of individual trips selected by the
driver. Tripmeter A and B can be
reset to 0 by pressing the reset button for 1 second or more, and then
releasing.
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Tachometer
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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.
The tachometer pointer may move
slightly when the ignition switch is in
ACC or ON position with the engine
OFF. This movement is normal and
will not affect the accuracy of the
tachometer once the engine is running.
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Engine temperature gauge
Fuel 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 “Overheating” in the
Index.
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the
fuel tank.
Fuel tank capacity - 55 litres.
The fuel gauge is supplemented by a
low fuel warning light, which will illuminate when the fuel level has
dropped to about 8.5 liters.
✽ NOTICE
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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Instrument panel illumination
(if equipped)
When the vehicle’s parking lights or
headlights are on, rotate the illumination control knob to adjust the instrument panel illumination intensity.
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WARNINGS AND INDICATORS
Warning lights / audible indicators
Checking operation
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 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.
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning
light (if equipped)
ABS
This light illuminates if the key is
turned to ON and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is
operating normally.
If the light stays on, you may have a
problem with your ABS system.
Contact an authorized Kia dealer as
soon as possible.
Electronic brake force
distribution (EBD)
system warning light
(if equipped)
If two warning lights illuminate at the same time
while driving, your vehicle
has a problem with ABS
and EBD system.
ABS
In this case, your ABS system and
regular brake system may not work
normally. Have the vehicle checked
by an Authorized Kia Dealer as soon
as possible.
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If the both ABS and Brake warning lights are ON and stay ON,
your vehicle’s brake system will
not work normally. So you may
experience an unexpected and
dangerous situation during sudden braking. In this case, avoid
high speed driving and abrupt
braking. Have your vehicle
checked by Authorized Kia
Dealer as soon as possible.
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Engine oil pressure
warning
Charging system
warning
Safety belt warning
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.
This warning light indicates a malfunction of either the generator or
electrical charging system.
If the warning light comes on 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.
Type A
If the driver’s lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened when the key is turned ON
or if it is unfastened after the key is
ON, the safety belt warning light
blinks until the belt is fastened.
If the system does not operate as
described, see an Authorized Kia
Dealer for assistance.
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Type B
As a reminder to the driver and passenger, safety belt warning light will
blink for approximately 6 seconds
each time you turn the ignition switch
ON.
If the driver's lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened when the key is turned ON
or if it is disconnected after the key is
turned ON, the safety belt warning
light will blink for approximately 6
seconds.
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If the driver’s lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened within 30 seconds after the
engine is started, the safety belt
warning light will blink for 6 seconds.
This cycle will repeat 11 times with
an interval of 24 seconds between
cycles.
If the system does not operate as
described, see an authorized Kia
dealer for assistance.
Rear window defroster
indicator (if equipped)
Immobilizer indicator
(if equipped)
This light comes on when the rear
defroster switch is depressed to
remove the frost on the rear glass.
Press the switch again to shut off the
defroster when the frost is removed.
The rear window defroster will automatically turn off after 20 minutes.
It will also turn off whenever you
remove the ignition key.
This light illuminates when the immobilizer key is inserted and turned to
the ON position to start the engine.
If this light turns off or blinks when
the ignition switch is in the ON position before starting the engine, have
the system checked by an authorized
Kia Dealer.
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Shift pattern indicators
(if equipped)
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The individual indicators illuminate to
show the automatic transaxle shift
lever selection.
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Parking brake & brake
fluid warning
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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
when the parking brake is released.
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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 it towed to
any Authorized Kia Dealer for a
brake system inspection and necessary repairs.
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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Trunk lid open
warning
Headlight high beam
indicator
Malfunction indicator
(if equipped)
This warning light activates when the
trunk is not closed securely.
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-toPass position.
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 problem has been detected
somewhere in the emission control
system.
Generally, your vehicle will continue
to be drivable and will not need towing, but have the system checked by
an Authorized Kia Dealer as soon as
possible.
Low fuel level
warning
This warning light indicates the fuel
tank is nearly empty. The warning
light will come on when the fuel level
has dropped to about 8.5 liters.
Refuel as soon as possible.
Door ajar warning
This warning light illuminates when a
door is not closed securely with the
ignition in any position.
Front fog light indicator (if equipped)
This light comes on when the front
fog lights are ON.
✽ NOTICE
A loose fuel filler cap may cause the
On Board Diagnostic System
Malfunction Indicator Light ( ) in
the instrument panel to illuminate
unnecessarily. Always make sure
that the fuel filler cap is tight.
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CAUTION
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• 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.
• If the Emission Control System
Malfunction Indicator Light
(
) begins to flash ON and
OFF, potential catalytic converter damage is possible
which 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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Air bag warning
(if equipped)
Auto cruise indicator
(if equipped)
CRUISE indicator
This warning light will blink or illuminate for approximately 6 seconds
each time you turn the ignition switch
to the ON position.
If this indicator does not go out, or if
it illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, see an Authorized Kia
Dealer for immediate service.
CRUISE
The indicator light illuminates when
the cruise control system is enabled.
SET indicator
SET
The indicator light illuminates when
the
cruise
function
switch
(SET/COAST or RES/ACC) is ON.
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TCS indicator
(Traction Control
System) (if equipped)
TCS
The TCS indicator will illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned
ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds. When the TCS is
on, it monitors the driving conditions
and under normal driving conditions,
the TCS light will remain off. When a
slippery or low traction condition is
encountered, the TCS will operate,
and the TCS indicator will blink to
indicate the TCS is operating.
TCS OFF indicator
(if equipped)
TCS
OFF
The TCS OFF indicator will illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned ON,
but should go off after approximately
3 seconds. To switch to TCS OFF
mode, press the TCS button. The TCS
OFF indicator will illuminate indicating
the TCS is deactivated. If this indicator stays on in the TCS ON mode, the
TCS may have a malfunction. Take
your car to the authorized Kia dealer
and have the system checked.
Safety belt warning chime
Type A
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition key is turned “ON”
or if it is disconnected after the key is
ON, the safety belt warning chime
will sound for approximately 6 seconds.
Type B
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition key is turned “ON”
or if it is disconnected after the key is
turn ON, the safety belt warning
chime will sound for approximately 6
seconds.
If the driver’s lap/shoulder belt is not
fastened within 30 seconds after the
engine is started, the safety belt
warning chime will sound for 6 seconds. This cycle will repeat 11 times
with an interval of 24 seconds
between cycles.
Door ajar warning chime
(if equipped)
If a door is opened with the ignition
switch ON, the warning chime will
sound.
Key reminder warning chime
If the driver’s door is opened and the
ignition key is left in with the ignition
switch in the LOCK or ACC position,
the key reminder warning chime will
sound. This is to prevent you from
locking your keys in the vehicle.
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LIGHTING
Battery saver function
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• The purpose of this feature is to
prevent the battery from being discharged. The system automatically
turns off the small light when the
driver removes the ignition key and
opens the driver- side door.
• With this feature, the parklight will
be turned off automatically if the
driver parks on the side of road at
night.
If necessary, to keep the lights on
when the ignition key is removed,
perform the following :
1) Open the driver-side door.
2) Turn the parklights OFF and ON
again using the light switch on the
steering column.
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Lighting control
The light switch has a Headlight and
a Parklight position.
To operate the lights, turn the knob at
the end of the control lever to one of
the following positions:
➀ OFF position
➁ Parklight position
➂ Headlight position
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Parklight position (
)
When the light switch is in the parklight position (1st position), the tail,
position, license and instrument
panel lights are ON.
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Headlight position (
)
When the light switch is in the headlight position (2nd position) the head,
tail, position, license and instrument
panel lights are ON.
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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.
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Flashing headlights
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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Lane change signals ( B )
To signal a lane change, move the
turn signal lever slightly and hold it in
position. 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.
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Turn signals ( A )
The ignition switch must be on for the
turn signals to function. To turn on
the turn signals, move the lever up or
down. Green arrow indicators on the
instrument panel indicate which turn
signal is operating. They will selfcancel after a turn is completed. If
the indicator continues to flash after
a turn, manually return the lever to
the OFF position.
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✽ NOTICE
If an indicator flash is abnormally
quick or slow, bulb may be burned
out or have a poor electrical connection in the circuit.
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Front fog light (if equipped)
Fog lights are used to provide
improved visibility and avoid accidents when visibility is poor due to
fog, rain or snow etc. The fog lights
will turn on when fog light switch (➀)
is turned to ON (➁) after the headlight switch is turned on.
To turn off the fog lights, turn the
switch to OFF.
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✽ NOTICE
When in operation, the fog lights
consume large amounts of vehicle
electrical power. Only use the fog
lights when visibility is poor or
unnecessary battery and generator
drain could occur.
Daytime running light
(if equipped)
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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 your
headlights turn OFF when:
1. The head light switch is ON.
2. The parking brake engaged.
3. Engine stops.
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WIPERS AND WASHERS
LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed
: For a single wiping cycle, push
the lever forward and release it
with the lever in the OFF position. The wipers will operate
continuously if the lever is
pushed upward and held.
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Windshield wipers
Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON.
OFF : Wiper is not in operation
INT : Wiper operates intermittently
at the same wiping intervals.
Use this mode in a light rain or
mist. To vary the speed setting, turn the speed control
knob(➀). (S : slow operation,
F: fast operation)
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✽ 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.
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✽ NOTICE
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Variable intermittent wipers
One - touch wiper
Set the lever to the INT position and
choose the desired wiper interval by
turning the ring(➀).
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.
• 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.
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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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Windshield washers
In the OFF position, pull the lever
gently toward you to spray washer
fluid on the windshield and to run the
wipers 2-3 cycles.
Use this function when the windshield is dirty.
The spray and wiper operation will
continue until you release the lever.
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To prevent possible damage to the
washer pump, do not operate the
washer when the fluid reservoir is
empty.
WARNING
Do not use the washer in freezing temperatures without 1st
warming the windshield with the
defrosters; the washer solution
could freeze on contact with the
windshield and obscure your
vision.
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DEFROSTER
✽ NOTICE
4 Door
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5 Door
• 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.
• To prevent the battery from being
discharged, operate the defroster
only while the engine is running.
• If you want to defrost and defog
on the front windshield, refer to
“Windshield Defrosting and
Defogging” in this section.
To activate the rear window
defroster, press the rear window
defroster button located in the center
console switch panel. The indicator
in the instrument cluster illuminates
when the defroster is ON.
If your vehicle is equipped with the
outside mirror defroster, it will be
operating at the same time when you
operate the rear window defroster.
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 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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The defroster heats the window to
remove frost, fog and thin ice from
the interior and exterior of the rear
window, while engine is running.
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HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
4 Door
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5 Door
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The hazard warning flasher causes
the rear tail lights and front turn signal lights to flash on and off, which
serves as a warning to other drivers
to exercise caution when approaching or passing your vehicle.
To activate the flasher, depress the
hazard warning flasher switch. This
switch operates in any ignition switch
position.
To turn the flashers off, depress the
switch again.
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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
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1. Fan speed control knob
2. Mode selection knob
3. Temperature control knob
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4. Air intake control button
5. Air conditioning button (if equipped)
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Fan speed control knob
Temperature control knob
Mode selection knob
Four (4) adjustable fan speeds are
provided which increase as the number increases. The ignition switch
must be in the ON position for fan
operation.
Setting the mode to the OFF position
turns off the fan.
1 - Low speed
2 - Medium speed
3 - High speed
4 - Maximum speed
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 for warm and hot air
or left for cooler air.
The mode selection knob controls
the direction of the air flow through
the ventilation system.
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MAX/ A/C position
you select the MAX
MAX When
A/C mode while the fan
A/C speed is on, the follwing
system settings will be
made automatically;
• the air conditioning system will be turned on.
• the recirculated air position will be selected.
• the face mode will be
selected.
If you select MAX A/C
mode, you will not be able
to cancel the A/C system
operation, or change the
recirculated air mode position.
Set the fan speed control
knob to the desired speed
and rotate the temperature control knob to the
extreme left position for
maximum cooling.
(outlet port: B , F )
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Face position
Air flow is directed toward
the upper body and face.
Additionally, each outlet
can be controlled to direct
the air discharged from
the outlet.
(outlet port: B , F )
Face - floor position
Air flow is directed
towards the face and the
floor. The air to the floor is
warmer than the air to the
face (except when the
temperature control is set
to the extreme cold position).
(outlet port: B , C , E , F )
OFF position
The climate control sysOFF tem is turned off.
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Floor position
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
defroster. (outlet port: A ,
C , D , E , F )
Floor - defrost position
Most of the air flow is
directed to the floor and
the windshield with a
small amount directed to
the
side
window
defrosters. (outlet port: A ,
C , D , E , F )
Defrost position
Most of the air flow is
directed to the windshield
with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
(outlet port: A , D , F )
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Instrument panel vents
If air flow control is not satisfactory,
check the instrument panel vents.
The outlet port ( B , F ) can be opened
or closed separately using the vertical thumbwheel. To close the vent,
rotate it upward to the maximum
position. To open the vent, rotate it
downward.
Also, you can adjust the direction of
air delivery from these vents using
vertical or horizontal thumbwheels
as shown.
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Recirculated air position
The indicator light on the
button is illuminated when
the recirculated air position is selected.
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
passenger compartment
will be drawn through the
heating system and heated or cooled according to
the function selected.
Outside (fresh) air position
The indicator light on the
button is not illuminated
when the outside (fresh)
air position is selected.
With the outside (fresh) air
position selected, air
enters the vehicle from
outside and is heated or
cooled according to the
function selected.
Air intake control button
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This is used to select outside (fresh)
air position or recirculated air position.
To change the air intake control position, push the control button.
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✽ NOTICE
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It should be noted that prolonged
operation of the heating in recirculated air position will cause fogging
of the windshield and side windows
and the air within the passenger
compartment will 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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WARNING
• Continued climate control
system operation in the recirculated air position may allow
humidity to increase inside
vehicle which may fog the
glass and obscure visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with
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.
• Continued climate control
system operation in the
reciruclated 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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Air conditioning button
(if equipped)
Push the A/C button to turn the air
conditioning system on (indicator
light will illuminate). Push the button
again to turn the air conditioning system off.
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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 cool air is desired at face level for
bi-level operation, set the mode to
the
position.
• If the windshield fogs up, set the
mode to the
position.
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Air conditioning (if equipped)
All Kia Air Conditioning Systems are
filled with environmentally friendly R134a refrigerant which is not damaging to the ozone layer.
1. Start the engine. Push 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. Set the temperature control knob
to the desired position.
5. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
6. Adjust the fan speed control and
temperature control to maintain
maximum comfort.
• If warmer air is desired at floor
level for bi-level operation, set the
mode to the
position and
adjust the temperature control to
maintain maximum comfort.
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• When maximum cooling is desired,
set the temperature control to the
extreme left position and set the air
intake control to the recirculated air
position, then set the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
✽ 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 run 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
windows on rainy 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 at idle as the air conditioning compressor cycles on. This is
a normal system operation characteristics.
• Use the air conditioning system
every month if only for a few minutes to ensure maximum system
performance.
• When using the air conditioning
system, you may notice clear water
dripping (or even pudding) on the
ground under the passenger side
of the vehicle. This is a normal system operation characteristics.
• The air conditioning system
includes a function that automatically turns the air conditioning
compressor off if engine coolant
temperature approaches an over
heating level. The air conditioning
compressor operation will resume
once engine coolant temperature
returns to the normal range. Also,
the air conditioning compressor is
automatically turned off for a few
seconds when the accelerator is
fully depressed (wide open throttle).
• When operating the air conditioning system use the outside (fresh)
air position.
• Operating the air conditioning system in the recirculated air position
does provide maximum cooling,
however, continual operation in this
mode may cause the air inside the
vehicle to become stale.
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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 bad influence on the air conditioning system.
Therefore, if abnormal operation is
found, have the system inspected by
an authorized Kia dealer.
Air conditioner refrigerant and
compressor lubricant
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CAUTION
The air conditioning system
should be serviced by an
authorized Kia dealer. Improper
service may cause serious
injury.
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✽ NOTICE
When the performance of the air
conditioning system is reduced 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.
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WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING
CAUTION
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➀➁
➂➃
➀➁
➂➃
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To defog inside windshield
To defrost outside windshield
1. Select any fan speed.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Select the
or
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected.
If you don’t want the outside (fresh)
air position press the corresponding
button to cancel the operation.
1. Set the fan speed to the “3” or “4”
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.
If you don’t want the outside (fresh)
air position press the corresponding
button to cancel the operation.
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Do not use the
or
position when cooling the vehicle
interior in extremely humid
weather. The difference between
the temperature of the outside
air and that of the windshield
could cause the outer surface of
the windshield to fog up, causing loss of visibility. In this case,
set the mode selection knob to
the
position and fan speed
control knob to the lower speed.
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• 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 inside of the windshield.
Defogging logic
To reduce the probability of fogging
up the inside of the windshield, the
air intake control is set to the outside
(fresh) air position automatically if
any of following occur:
• The ignition switch is off.
• The mode is selected to the OFF
position.
• The ignition switch is turned on
while the mode is selected to the
,
or
.
• The mode is selected to the
,
or
while the system is activated.
Press the air intake control button to
select the recirculated air position
while the ignition switch is on.
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Armed stage
The Theft-Alarm system is armed
as follows:
• After all doors, engine hood, and
trunk are locked, press the “LOCK”
button on the transmitter once.
The hazard flasher lights will flash
once when the button is pressed,
then twice when the button is
released. (At this time, the alarm
does not sound.)
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Alarm stage
Withheld alarm
The alarm will be activated when:
• Any door is opened without using
the key or the transmitter.
• The trunk lid is opened without
using the key or the transmitter.
• The engine hood is opened.
When the alarm is armed, the alarm
will not sound if the trunk lid is
opened with either the key or the
transmitter.
However, if the trunk lid is not
opened completely within two seconds after unlocking with the key or
transmitter, the alarm will sound.
Also, if any of the doors or hood is
opened while the trunk lid is open
and the alarm armed, the alarm will
sound.
The alarm will sound ON for 30 seconds, then OFF for 10 seconds. This
ON/OFF cycle will be repeated three
times. During this time, the engine
will not start.
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Disarmed stage
The armed stage will be deactivated
when:
• The “
” button on the transmitter is pressed.
(Note: After depressing unlock button, you must open the doors within 30 seconds or all doors will be
locked again and automatically
placed into the armed stage.)
• The doors are unlocked with the
ignition key.
• The ignition switch is in the “ON”
position.
• The doors are unlocked with the
ignition key.
The alarm will be deactivated when:
• The lock ( ), unlock ( ) or trunk
lid open (
) button on the
transmitter is pressed.
• The ignition switch is in the “ON”
position for 30 seconds or more.
• The doors are unlocked with the
ignition key.
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If the ignition key is in the ignition
switch, the transmitter will not function. Avoid trying to start the engine
with the alarm activated.
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Emission control system / 5-3
Before driving / 5-5
Suggestions for economical operation / 5-6
Special driving conditions / 5-7
Trailer towing / 5-11
Overloading / 5-18
Label information / 5-19
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Gasoline engine (unleaded)
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Your new Kia vehicle is designed to
use only unleaded fuel with a minimum Octane Rating of 87 AntiKnock Index (AKI).
✽ NOTICE
NEVER USE LEADED FUEL. The
use of leaded fuel is detrimental to
the catalytic converter and will
damage the engine control system’s
oxygen sensor and affect emission
control.
Never add any fuel system cleaning
agents to the fuel tank other than
what Kia has specified. (Consult an
Authorized Kia Dealer for details.)
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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 driveability 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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Never use gasohol which contains
methanol. Discontinue use of any
gasohol product which impairs drivability.
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EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
The emission control system of your
vehicle is covered by a written limited
warranty. Please see the warranty
information contained in the
Warranty & Consumer Information
Manual in your vehicle.
Vehicle modifications
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification of your Kia 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.
Engine exhaust gas precautions (carbon monoxide)
WARNING
Engine exhaust gases contain
carbon monoxide (CO). Though
colorless and odorless, it is
dangerous and could be lethal if
inhaled. Follow the instructions
following to avoid CO poisoning.
• 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 by an authorized Kia
dealer. 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.
• 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
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WARNING - Fire
A hot exhaust system can ignite
flammable items under your
vehicle. Do not park the vehicle
over or near flammable objects,
such as dry grass, paper,
leaves, etc.
Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter emission control
device.
Therefore, the following precautions
must be observed:
• Use only UNLEADED FUEL for
gasoline engine (unleaded).
• 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.
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• 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.
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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BEFORE DRIVING
Before entering vehicle:
Before starting
• 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.
Necessary inspections
Fluid levels, such as engine oil,
engine coolant, brake fluid, and
washer fluid should be checked on a
regular basis, with the exact interval
depending on the fluid. Further
details are provided in Section 7,
Maintenance.
WARNING - Driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs
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 judgement.
You are much more likely to
have a serious accident if you
drink 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.
Driving while under the influence of drugs is as dangerous
or more dangerous than driving
drunk.
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SUGGESTIONS FOR 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:
• Avoid lengthy warm-up idling.
Once the engine is running
smoothly,
begin
driving.
Remember, engine warm-up may
take a little longer on cold days.
• Save fuel by accelerating slowly
after stopping.
• Keep the engine in tune and follow
the recommended periodic maintenance schedule. This will increase
the life of all parts and lower your
operating costs.
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• Do not use the air conditioner
unnecessarily.
• Slow down when driving on rough
roads.
• For longer tire life and better fuel
economy, always keep the tires
inflated to the recommended pressures.
• Maintain a safe distance from other
vehicles to avoid sudden stops.
This will reduce wear on brake linings and pads. Driving in such a
way will also save fuel because
extra fuel is required to accelerate
back to driving speed.
• Do not carry unnecessary weight
in the vehicle.
• Do not rest your foot on the brake
pedal while driving. This can cause
needless wear, possible damage
to the brakes, and poor fuel economy.
• Improper wheel alignment results
in faster tire wear and lower fuel
economy.
• 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 without the engine
running. Instead, downshift to
an appropriate gear for engine
braking effect.
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SPECIAL DRIVING CONDITIONS
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 movements in braking or steering.
• When braking, pump the brake
pedal with a light up-and-down
motion until the vehicle is stopped.
✽ NOTICE
Do not pump the brake pedal on a
vehicle equipped with ABS.
• If stalled in snow, mud, or sand,
use second gear. Accelerate slowly to avoid spinning the drive
wheels.
• Use sand, rock salt, tire chains, 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.
Rocking the vehicle
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 1 (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.
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Prolonged rocking may cause engine
over-heating, transaxle damage or
failure, and tire damage.
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WARNING - Spinning tires
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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, explode
and injure bystanders.
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Driving at night
Driving in the rain
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.
• 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.
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.
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• 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.
Winter driving
• We recommend that you carry
emergency equipment, including a
window scraper, windshield deicer, a bag of sand or salt, flares, a
small shovel and jumper cables.
• Make sure you have sufficient ethylene-glycol coolant in the radiator.
• Check the battery condition and
cables. Cold temperatures reduce
the capacity of any battery, so it
must be in excellent condition to
provide enough winter starting
power.
• Make sure the engine oil viscosity
is suitable for cold weather.
• Check the ignition system for loose
connections and damage.
• Use antifreeze-formulated windshield washer fluid. (Do not use
engine coolant antifreeze.)
• Do not use the parking brake if it
might freeze. When parking, shift
to 1 (First) or R (Reverse) with a
manual transaxle or P (Park) with
an automatic transaxle and block
the rear wheels.
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Snow tires
If you mount snow tires on your Kia,
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.
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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 and provincial
regulations for possible restrictions
against their use.
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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TRAILER TOWING
WARNING - Towing a
trailer
If you don't use the correct
equipment and drive properly,
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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Maximum trailer
Without trailer brakes
weight
kg (lbs.) With trailer brakes
Maximum permissible static vertical load on
the coupling device
kg (lbs.)
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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.
Specification
453 (1000)
907 (2000)
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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 timetested, 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.
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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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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.
• After your odometer indicates 800
km (500 miles) or more, you can
tow a trailer. For the first 800 km
(500 miles) that you tow a trailer,
don’t drive over 80 km/h (50 mph)
and don’t make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and
other parts of your vehicle “wear” in
at the heavier loads.
• Always drive at a safe speed (less
than 100 km/h) commensurate
with road conditions.
• The important considerations have
to do with weight:
Weight of the trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be? It
should never weigh more than 907
kg (2000 lbs.) 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 much 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.
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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.
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.
WARNING
• 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.
Hitches
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 frame-mounted hitch that
does not attach to the bumper.
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Safety chains
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.
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Trailer brakes
If your trailer weighs more than 453
kg (1000 lbs.) loaded, then it needs
its own brakes and they must be adequate. 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 your vehicle's brake
system.
WARNING
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.
Driving with a trailer
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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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.
Passing
You’ll need more passing distance
up ahead when you’re towing a trailer. And, because you’re a good deal
longer, you’ll need to go much farther
beyond the passed vehicle before
you can return to your lane.
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.
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. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in
advance.
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.
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Do not connect a trailer lighting system directly to your vehicle’s lighting
system. Use only an approved trailer
wiring harness.
Your Authorized Kia Dealer can
assist you in installing the wiring harness.
CAUTION
Failure to use an approved trailer wiring harness could result in
damage to the vehicle electrical
system and/or personal injury.
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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 453
kg (1000 lbs.) 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 buildup and extend the life of
your transaxle.
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• When towing a trailer on steep
grades (in excess of 12%) 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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Driving tips
Parking on hills
Generally, you should not park your
vehicle, with a trailer attached, on a
hill. People can be seriously or fatally injured, and both your vehicle and
the trailer can be damaged if they
begin a downhill trajectory.
WARNING - Parking on a
hill
Parking your vehicle on a hill
with a trailer attached could
cause serious injury or death,
should a down hill trajectory
happen.
However, if you ever have to park
your trailer on a hill, here’s how to do
it:
1. Apply your brakes, but don’t shift
into gear.
2. Have someone place chocks
under the trailer wheels.
3. When the wheel chocks are in
place, release the brakes until the
chocks absorb the load.
4. Reapply the brakes. Apply your
parking brake, and then shift to R
(Reverse) for a manual transaxle
or P (Park) for an automatic
transaxle.
5. Release the brakes.
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.
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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Driving tips
Maintenance when trailer towing
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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.
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✽ NOTICE
• 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.
• If your vehicle is not equipped
with the air conditioner, you
should install a condenser fan to
improve engine performance
when towing a trailer.
OVERLOADING
CAUTION
The gross axle weight rating
(GAWR) and the gross vehicle
weight rating (GVWR) for your
vehicle are on the manufacturer's label attached to the driver's door. 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.
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Driving tips
LABEL INFORMATION
There are several important labels
and identification numbers located
on your vehicle. The label locations
are identified in the illustrations
shown.
VIN label
Frame number
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1LDA6001
Vehicle certification label (MVSS label)
1LD6001
VIN bar code
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1LDN6002
1LDN6003
Vehicle identification number
(VIN)
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To check the frame number under
the passenger seat, remove the
cover by pulling one side marked
with “PULL”.
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Driving tips
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1LDN6001
Tire specification / pressure
label
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Road warning / 6-2
Overheating / 6-3
Emergency starting / 6-4
Electrical circuit protection / 6-7
Towing / 6-14
If you have a flat tire / 6-19
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In case of an emergency
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ROAD WARNING
Hazard warning flasher
4 Door
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1LDN2100
5 Door
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1LDN3206A
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The hazard warning flasher serves
as a warning to other drivers to exercise
extreme
caution
when
approaching, overtaking, or passing
your vehicle. 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.
• 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.
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OVERHEATING
If your temperature gauge indicates
overheating, if you experience a loss
of power, or if you hear a loud knocking or pinging noise, the engine has
probably overheated. Should any of
these symptoms occur, use the following procedure:
1. Turn on the hazard warning flasher, then drive to the nearest safe
location and stop your vehicle; set
the automatic transaxle in P
(Park), or shift the manual
transaxle to N (Neutral) and apply
the parking brake.
2. Make sure the air conditioner is
off.
3. If coolant or steam is boiling out of
the radiator, stop the engine and
call an Authorized Kia Dealer for
assistance.
If coolant is not boiling out, allow
the engine to idle and open the
hood to permit the engine to cool
gradually.
If the temperature does not go
down with the engine idling, stop
the engine and allow sufficient
time for it to cool.
4. The coolant level should then be
checked. If the level in the reservoir is low, look for leaks at the
radiator hoses and connections,
heater hoses and connections,
radiator, and water pump. If you
find a major leak or another problem that may have caused the
engine to overheat, do not operate
the engine until it has been corrected. Call an Authorized Kia
Dealer for assistance. If you do not
find a leak or other problem, carefully add coolant to the reservoir.
WARNING - Removing
radiator cap
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine and radiator
are hot. Scalding hot coolant
and steam may blow out under
pressure. This could cause serious injury.
If the engine frequently overheats,
have the cooling system checked
and repaired by an Authorized Kia
Dealer.
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EMERGENCY STARTING
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Jump starting
✽ NOTICE
Jump starting can be dangerous if
done incorrectly. Therefore, to avoid
harm to yourself or damage to your
vehicle or battery, follow the jump
starting procedures listed on page
6-6. If in doubt, we strongly recommend that you have a competent
technician or towing service jump
start your vehicle.
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 24volt motor generator set).
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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.
• 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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Connecting jumper cables
Connect cables in numerical
order and disconnect in reverse
order.
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➃ (-)
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5
➀ (+)
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➁ (+)
Booster battery
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Jumper Cables
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➂ (-)
Discharged battery
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Jump starting procedure
1. Make sure the booster battery is
12-volt and that its negative terminal is grounded.
2. If the booster battery is in another
vehicle, do not allow the vehicles
to touch.
3. Turn off all unnecessary electrical
loads.
4. Connect the jumper cables in the
exact sequence shown in the previous illustration. First connect one
end of a jumper cable to the positive terminal of the discharged battery (➀), then connect the other
end to the positive terminal on the
booster battery (➁). Proceed to
connect one end of the other
jumper cable to the negative terminal of the booster battery (➂),
then the other end to a solid, stationary, metallic point (for example, the engine lifting bracket)
away from the battery (➃). Do not
connect it to or near any part that
moves when the engine is
cranked. Do not connect the
jumper cable from the negative
terminal of the booster battery to
the negative terminal of the discharged battery.
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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.
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.
Refer to illustration on page 6-5.
Push-starting
Your manual transaxle-equipped
vehicle should not be push-started
because it might damage the emission control system.
Vehicles equipped with automatic
transaxle cannot be push-started.
Follow the directions in this section
for jump-starting.
CAUTION
Never tow a vehicle to start it
because the sudden surge forward when the engine starts
could cause a collision with the
tow vehicle.
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ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION
Standard
Normal
Blown
Main fuse
Normal
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 be melted.
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.
Two kinds of fuses are used: standard for lower amperage rating and
main for higher amperage ratings.
Blown
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1LDA4002
Fuses
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A vehicle’s electrical system is protected from electrical overload damage by fuses.
This vehicle has two fuse panels,
one located in the driver's side knee
bolster, the other in the engine compartment near the battery.
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Fuse replacement
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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 instead of
the proper fuse - even as a
temporary repair. It may cause
extensive wiring damage and
possibly a fire.
• Do not use a screwdriver or
any other metal object to
remove fuses because it may
cause a short circuit and damage the system.
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1LDA4003
Driver-side knee bolster
1. Turn the ignition switch and all
other switches off.
2. Pull the suspected fuse straight
out. Use the removal tool provided
on the cover.
3. Check the removed fuse; replace it
if it is blown.
Spare fuses are provided in the
fuse panel in engine compartment.
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.
1LDN4022
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 audio fuse.
If the headlights or other electrical
components do not work and the
fuses are OK, check the fuse block in
the engine compartment. If a fuse is
blown, it must be replaced.
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✽ NOTICE
After checking the fuse box in the
engine compartment, securely
install the fuse box cover. If not,
electrical failures may occur from
water leaking in.
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1LDA4005
1LDA4006
Engine compartment
Main fuse
1. Turn the ignition switch and all
other switches off.
2. Remove the fuse box cover by
pressing the taps on both ends
and pulling up.
3. Check the removed fuse; replace it
if it is blown.
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 ALT (120A) fuse is blown, it
must be removed as follows:
1. Disconnect the negative battery
cable.
2. Remove the screws 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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Fuse/Relay panel description
Inside the fuse/relay box covers, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/relay name and capacity.
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Driver-side knee bolster
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Engine compartment
Description
ATM
ECU1
STOP
F/WIPER
R/FOG
F/FOG
LO HDLP
HI HDLP
A/CON
F/PUMP
T/OPEN
FOLD
HORN
DEICE
INJ
SNSR
ECU2
SPARE
SPARE
SPARE
SPARE
ABS2
ABS1
IP B+
Fuse rating
Protected component
20A
10A
15A
20A
10A
15A
15A
15A
10A
15A
10A
10A
10A
15A
15A
10A
30A
10A
15A
20A
30A
30A
30A
50A
Automatic transaxle control
Engine control unit
Stop light
Front wiper
Rear fog light
Front fog light
Headlight (low)
Headlight (high)
Air conditioner
Fuel pump
Trunk lid opener
Outside rearview mirror folding
Horn
Deicer
Injection
O2 sensor
Engine control unit
spare fuse
spare fuse
spare fuse
spare fuse
Anti-lock brake system
Anti-lock brake system
In panel B+
Description
BLOWER
IGN2
IGN1
RAD
COND
ALT
ATM
WIPER
F/FOG
LO HDLP
HI HDLP
A/CON
F/PUMP
DRL
COND2
HORN
MAIN
START
RAD
COND
Fuse rating
Protected component
30A
30A
30A
30A
20A
120A
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Blower
Ignition
Ignition
Radiator fan
Condenser fan
Alternator
Automatic transaxle control relay
Wiper relay
Front fog light relay
Headlight relay (low)
Headlight relay (high)
Air conditioner relay
Fuel pump
Daytime running light relay
Condenser fan relay
Horn relay
Main relay
Start motor relay
Radiator fan relay
Condenser fan relay
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Driver-side knee bolster
Description
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START
SRF/D_LOCK
RR FOG
HAZARD
A/CON
CLUSTER
RKE
S/HTR
C/LIGHTER
A/BAG
R/WIPER
AUDIO
ABS
ACC/PWR
ROOM
IGN
ECU
TAIL RH
T/SIG
RR/HTR
P/WDW LH
HTD/MIRR
P/WDW RH
TAIL LH
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Fuse rating
Protected component
10A
20A
10A
10A
10A
10A
10A
20A
15A
15A
15A
10A
10A
15A
15A
10A
10A
10A
10A
30A
25A
10A
25A
10A
Start motor
Sunroof, Door lock
Rear fog light
Hazard warning flasher
Air conditioner
Cluster
Remote keyless entry
Seat warmer
Cigar lighter
Airbag
Rear wiper
Audio
Anti-lock brake system
Accessory / Power socket
Room lamp
Ignition
Engine control unit
Tail light (right)
Turn signal light
Rear window defroster
Power window (left)
Outside rearview mirror heater
Power window (right)
Tail light (left)
Description
RR/HTR
RESISTOR
P/WDW
ACC/PWR
TAIL
Fuse rating
Protected component
-
Rear window defroster relay
Resistor
Power window relay
Accessory / Power socket relay
Tail light relay
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1. Turn off the engine.
2. Turn off the headlights and tail
lights.
3. Open the driver-side knee bolster
cover and pull up the “ROOM
15A”.
Memory fuse
1LDA4004
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 period.
✽ NOTICE
• If the memory fuse is pulled up
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 “Items to be
reset···.” on page 7-28)
• Even though the memory fuse is
pulled up, the battery can still be
discharged by operation of the
headlights or other electrical
devices.
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TOWING
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2LDA4001
2LDA4002
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 section 5 “Driving Tips”.
It is acceptable to tow the vehicle
with the rear wheels on the ground
(without dollies) and the front wheels
off the ground.
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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✽ NOTICE
• 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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In case of 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.
Tie-down hook
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✽ NOTICE
Failure to place the transaxle shift
lever in N (Neutral) may cause
internal damage to the transaxle.
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1LDN4019
Tie-down hook
(for flatbed towing)
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CAUTION
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Do not use the 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 will be damaged and this
could lead to serious injury.
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Towing with a vehicle other
than a tow truck
• Front
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• Rear
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If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done by an
Authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow truck service.
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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✽ NOTICE
• 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.
• Use only 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 steady
and even force.
• To avoid damaging the hook, do
not pull from the side or at a vertical angle. Always pull straight
ahead.
CAUTION
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 towing vehicle can hardly move, 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 loosened during towing.
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When your vehicle is being
towed by another vehicle
other than a tow truck (in case
of an emergency)
• Turn the ignition switch to ACC so
the steering wheel isn’t locked.
• Place the transaxle shift lever in N
(Neutral).
• Release the parking brake.
• Vehicle equipped with automatic
transaxles should not exceed 45
km/h (28 mph) and should not be
towed more than 80 km (50 miles).
• Vehicles equipped with manual
transmissions should not be towed
in excess of 88 km/h (55 mph) and
should not be towed more than
645 km (400 miles).
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• Press the brake pedal with more
force than normal 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.
✽ NOTICE
To prevent internal damage to the
transaxle, never tow your vehicle
from the rear (backwards) with all
four tires in contact with the surface.
Tips for towing a stuck vehicle
The following methods are effective
when your vehicle is stuck in mud,
sand or similar substances that prevent the vehicle from being driven
out under its own power.
• Remove the soil and sand, etc.
from the front and the back of the
tires.
• Place a stone or wood under the
tires.
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IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
Important - use of compact
spare tire
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
1LDA4009
The spare tire, jack, jack handle,
wheel lug nut wrench are stored in
the trunk compartment. Move the
carpeting out of the way to reach this
equipment.
1LDA4010
Removing 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.
• 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.
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CAUTION
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This spare tire should be used
only for VERY short distances.
Compact spares should NEVER
be used for long drives or
extended distances.
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.
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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.
• Do not take this vehicle through an
automatic car wash.
• Do not use tire chains on this tire.
Because of the smaller size, a tire
chain will not fit properly. This could
damage the vehicle and result in
loss of the chain.
• This tire should not be installed on
the front axle if the vehicle must be
driven in snow or on ice.
• 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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In case of an emergency
Changing tires
Jacking instructions
The jack is provided for emergency
tire changing only.
Follow jacking instructions to reduce
the possibility of personal injury.
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 level firm ground
whenever possible. 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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• 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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In case of an emergency
WARNING - Changing a tire
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Tire replacement
1. Park on a level surface and apply
the parking brake firmly.
2. Shift the shift lever into R
(Reverse) with manual transaxle
or P (Park) with automatic
transaxle.
3. Activate the hazard warning flasher.
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
the jack position.
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• 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.
• It is recommended that the
wheels of the vehicle be
chocked, and that no person
should remain in a vehicle that
is being jacked.
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In case of an emergency
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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.
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. The jacking positions
are plates welded to the frame
with two tabs and a raised dot to
index with the jack.
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 (1.2 in).
Before removing the wheel lug
nuts, make sure the vehicle is stable and that there is no chance for
movement or slippage.
9. Remove the wheel lug nuts by
turning them counterclockwise,
then remove the wheel.
10. Mount the spare tire into position
and install the wheel lug nuts
with the beveled edge inward.
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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CAUTION
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11. Once the wheel lug nuts have
been tightened, lower the vehicle
fully to the ground and continue to
tighten the lug nuts until they are
fully secured. Tighten the wheel
lug nuts firmly in a “X” pattern.
If you are unsure of the tightness
of the wheel lug nuts, have them
checked at the nearest service
station. The specified tightening
torque is 9~11 kg•m (65-79 lb•ft,
88-107 N•m). Improperly tightened wheel lug nuts could cause
brake pedal vibration while braking.
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Your vehicle has metric threads
on the wheel studs and nuts.
Make certain during wheel
removal that the same nuts
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.
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
Check the inflation pressures as
soon as possible after installing
the spare tire. Adjust it to the
specified pressure, if necessary.
Refer to Section 8, Specifications.
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Maintenance services / 7-3
Maintenance schedule / 7-4
Owner maintenance / 7-8
Engine compartment / 7-11
Engine oil and oil filter / 7-12
Engine cooling system / 7-13
Brakes and clutch / 7-15
Parking brake / 7-16
Drive belts / 7-17
Power steering / 7-18
Steering wheel / 7-19
Automatic transaxle / 7-20
Lubricants and fluids / 7-22
Air cleaner / 7-23
Air conditioner air filter / 7-24
Maintenance
Wiper blades / 7-25
Battery / 7-27
Tires and wheels / 7-30
Lubricant specifications / 7-37
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Exterior care / 7-39
Interior care / 7-43
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Maintenance
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MAINTENANCE SERVICES
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
✽ NOTICE
Maintenance Service and Record
Retention are the owner's responsibility.
Repairs and adjustments required as
a result of improper maintenance or
a lack of required maintenance are
not covered.
We strongly recommend that all vehicle maintenance be performed by an
authorized Kia dealer using genuine
Kia parts.
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 Kia warranties.
Detailed warranty information is provided in your Warranty & Consumer
Information manual.
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Engine control system
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2
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Engine oil & engine oil filter
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
88
96
104
112
120
128
# Months
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
(1)
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
3
Drive belts (tension)
I
4
Engine coolant
5
Fuel tank cap, lines, EVAP canister and hoses
Cooling system hoses & connections
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Fuel filter
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
R
I
R
7
Spark plugs
8
Valve clearance (if equipped)
I
Engine timing belt
R
I
I
I
Ignition wires
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I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
6
(2)
I
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Air cleaner element
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I
I
R
Fuel tank air filter
Idle speed
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I
I
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONTINUED)
Chassis and body
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
88
96
104
112
120
128
# Months
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
Air conditioner compressor operation &
I
I
I
I
I
refrigerant amount (if equipped)
Exhaust pipes, heat shield & mountings
I
I
Front suspension ball joints
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brakes/clutch fluid
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Front brake pads & discs
(3)
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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Rear brake pads & discs/drums (3)
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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Parking brake
I
Brake lines & connections
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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5
6
I
I
7
(including booster)
Manual transaxle oil
Clutch & brake pedal free play
(1)
2
3
I
I
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I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
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I
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I
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONTINUED)
Chassis and body (Continued)
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2
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
88
96
104
112
120
128
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
# Months
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
Automatic transaxle fluid
(1)
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
3
Chassis & underbody bolts & nuts
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Tire condition & inflation pressure
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
4
Wheel alignment
5
Steering operation & linkage
I
I
I
I
I
6
Driveshaft dust boots
Seat belts, buckles & anchors
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I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
7
Lock, hinges & hood latch
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
(4)
Inspect when abnormal condition noted
Tire rotation
Rotate the tires every 12,000 km
I
Power steering fluid & lines
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9
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I
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Maintenance
Chart symbols:
I- Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace.
R- Replace or change
L- Lubricate.
(1) Refer to the lubricant and coolant specifications in the Owner’s Manual
(2) More frequent maintenance is required if driving under dusty conditions.
(3) More frequent maintenance is required if the vehicle is operated under any of the following conditions:
a. Short-distance driving
b. Driving on dusty roads.
c. Extensive idling or slow-speed driving in stop-and-go traffic.
(4) If necessary, rotate and balance the wheels.
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5
* Note: Check the engine oil and coolant levels every week.
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Maintenance
OWNER MAINTENANCE
Owner maintenance schedule
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2
3
4
5
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.
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When you stop for fuel:
• Check the engine oil level.
• Check coolant level in coolant
reservoir.
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 serious injury.
• Check the windshield washer fluid
level.
• Look for low or under-inflated tires.
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 straightahead 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 strange sounds, pulling to one
side, increased brake pedal travel
or “hard-to-push” brake pedal.
• If any slipping or changes in the
operation of your transaxle occurs,
check the transaxle fluid level.
• Check automatic transaxle P
(Park) function.
• Check parking brake.
• Check for fluid leaks under your
vehicle (water dripping from the air
conditioning system after use is
normal).
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Maintenance
At least monthly:
• Check coolant level in the coolant
recovery 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 twice a year
(i.e., every Spring and Fall) :
• Check radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks or damage.
• Check windshield washer spray
and wiper operation. Clean wiper
blades with clean cloth dampened
with washer fluid.
• Check headlight alignment.
• Check muffler, exhaust pipes,
shields and clamps.
• Check the lap/shoulder belts for
wear and function.
• Check for worn tires and loose
wheel lug nuts.
At least once a year :
• Clean body and door drain holes.
• Lubricate door hinges and checks,
and hood hinges.
• Lubricate door and hood locks and
latches.
• Lubricate door rubber weatherstrips.
• Check the air conditioning system
before the warm weather season.
• Check the power steering fluid
level.
• Inspect and lubricate automatic
transaxle linkage and controls.
• Clean battery and terminals.
• Check the brake fluid level.
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Maintenance
Owner maintenance precautions
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8
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 Kia 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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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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Maintenance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
1
2
1. Power steering fluid reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Air cleaner
4
5. Fuse box
6. Negative battery terminal
7. Positive battery terminal
5
8. Auto transaxle oil dipstick
(if equipped)
6
9. Radiator cap
10. Engine oil dipstick
7
11. Engine coolant reservoir
12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
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Maintenance
ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER
Changing the engine oil and
filter
1
Change engine oil and filter according to the Scheduled Maintenance at
the beginning of this section.
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3
4
5
6
7
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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.
5. Pull the dipstick out again and
check the level. The level should
be between F and L.
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If it is near or at L, add enough oil to
bring the level to F. Do not overfill.
Use only the specified engine oil.
(Refer to “Recommended Lubricants”
later in this section.)
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Maintenance
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
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.
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 and could
result in serious personal
injury from escaping hot
coolant or steam.
• Turn the engine off and wait
until it cools down. Even then,
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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• 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.
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Maintenance
Adding coolant
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3
4
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6
7
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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
specified coolant 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.
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• Use only soft (de-mineralized)
water in the coolant mixture.
• The engine in your vehicle has aluminum engine parts and must be
protected by an ethylene-glycolbased 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.
Have coolant changed in accordance
with the maintenance schedule.
For mixture percentage, refer to the
following table.
Mixture Percentage (volume)
Ambient
Temperature
Coolant
Solution
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
BRAKES AND CLUTCH (IF EQUIPPED)
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. If the fluid
level is excessively low, have the
brake system checked by an
Authorized Kia Dealer.
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WARNING
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine and radiator
are hot. Scalding hot coolant
and steam may blow out under
pressure. This could cause serious injury.
1LDA5020
Checking brake/clutch fluid
level
Use only the specified brake/clutch
fluid. (Refer to “Recommended
Lubricants” later in this section.)
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2
3
4
5
Never mix different types of fluid.
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.
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9
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Maintenance
PARKING BRAKE
WARNING
1
2
In the event the brake system
requires frequent additions of
fluid, the vehicle should be
inspected by an Authorized Kia
Dealer.
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4
5
6
7
WARNING
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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CAUTION
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
thrown out. Don't put in the
wrong kind of fluid. For example, just a few drops of mineralbased oil, such as engine oil, in
your brake clutch system can
damage brake clutch system
parts.
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Checking the parking brake
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.
Stroke : 7~8 “clicks’’ at a force of
20kg (44 lbs, 196N).
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DRIVE BELTS
Checking the compressor
drive belt
P/S pump pulley
A/C compressor pulley
1
Have the drive belts checked in
accordance with the maintenance
schedule.
Water pump pulley
2
3
Alternator pulley
Crank shaft pulley
4
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Drive belts should be checked periodically for proper tension and
adjusted if necessary. At the same
time, belts should be examined for
cracks, wear, fraying or other evidence of deterioration and replaced
if necessary.
Belt routing should also be checked
to be sure there is no interference
between the belts and other parts of
the engine. After a belt is replaced,
the new belt should be adjusted
again after two or three weeks to
eliminate slack resulting from initial
stretching after use.
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6
7
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POWER STEERING
In the event the power steering system requires frequent addition of
fluid, the vehicle should be inspected
by an Authorized Kia Dealer.
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✽ NOTICE
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3
4
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6
7
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Checking the power steering
fluid level
With the vehicle on level ground,
check the fluid level in the power
steering reservoir periodically. The
fluid should be between MAX and
MIN marks on the side of the reservoir at the normal temperature.
Before adding power steering fluid,
thoroughly clean the area around the
reservoir cap to prevent power steering fluid contamination.
If the level is low, add fluid to the
MAX level.
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• To avoid damage to the power
steering pump, do not operate the
vehicle for prolonged periods with
a low power steering fluid level.
• Never start the engine when the
reservoir tank is empty.
• When adding fluid, be careful that
dirt does not get into the tank.
• Too little fluid can make the steering wheel heavier or strange noise
can be generated.
• The use of the non-specified fluid
could reduce the effectiveness of
the power steering wheel and
cause damage to it.
Use only the specified power steering fluid. (Refer to "Recommended
Lubricants" later in this section.)
Power steering hose
Check the connections for oil leaks,
severe damage and the twists in the
power steering hose before driving.
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STEERING WHEEL
✽ NOTICE
30 mm
(1.2 in)
If the measured value exceeds the
standard value, have the system
checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
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2
3
4
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Park the vehicle on level ground,
start the car and place the tire
wheels in the straight-ahead position. Turn the steering wheel to the
left and right with a little force and
check the free play until you get a
feel for resistance against the tire
wheels movement.
Standard value: 30 mm (1.2 in) or
less
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6
7
8
9
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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
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2
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Checking the automatic
transaxle fluid level
The automatic transaxle fluid level
should be checked regularly.
The volume of the transaxle fluid
changes with temperature. Although
it is best to check the level after having driven the vehicle for at least 30
minutes, the level can be checked
after warming the fluid using the following procedure.
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1. Park the vehicle on level ground
and firmly apply the parking brake.
2. Allow the engine to idle for about 2
minutes.
3. Depress the brake pedal and
move the shift lever slowly through
all ranges then set it in P (Park).
4. With the engine still idling, pull out
the dipstick, wipe it clean and reinsert it fully.
5. Pull out the dipstick again and
check the fluid level.
CAUTION
• Low fluid level causes
transaxle slippage. Overfilling
can cause foaming, loss of
fluid and transaxle malfunction.
• The use of a non-specified
fluid could result in transaxle
malfunction and failure.
WARNING - Parking brake
To avoid sudden movement of
the vehicle, apply parking brake
and depress the brake pedal
before moving the shift lever.
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✽ NOTICE
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If the fluid has been warmed to normal operating temperature of approximately 70~80°C (158~176°F), the
fluid level should be within “HOT”
range.
New automatic transaxle fluid
should be red. The red dye is added
so the assembly plant can identify it
as automatic transaxle fluid and distinguish it from engine oil or
antifreeze. The red dye, which is not
an indicator of fluid quality, is not
permanent. As the vehicle is driven,
the automatic transaxle fluid will
begin to look darker. The color may
eventually appear light brown.
Therefore, have an Authorized Kia
dealer change the automatic
transaxle fluid according to the
Scheduled Maintenance at the
beginning of this section.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
✽ NOTICE
“COLD” scale is for reference only
and should NOT be used to determine transaxle fluid level.
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9
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LUBRICANTS AND FLUIDS
WARNING
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2
3
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5
6
7
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Checking the washer fluid
level
The reservoir is translucent so that
you can check the level with a quick
visual inspection.
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
it's 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.
Body lubrication
All moving points of the body, such
as door hinges, hood hinges, and
locks, should be lubricated each time
the engine oil is changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on locks during
cold weather.
Make sure the engine hood secondary latch keeps the hood from opening when the primary latch is
released.
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AIR CLEANER
CAUTION
• Do not drive with the air cleaner removed; this will result in
excessive engine wear.
• Driving without an air cleaner
encourages backfiring, which
could cause a fire in the
engine compartment.
1
2
3
4
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Element cleaning
5
This element may be air cleaned or
replaced, depending on its condition.
Unless it is very dirty, merely shake it
to remove foreign particles. Each
time this filter is inspected, wipe the
inside of the air cleaner housing and
cover with a damp cloth. If the vehicle is operated in extremely dusty or
sandy areas, clean or replace this
element more often than at the usual
recommended intervals.
6
7
8
9
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AIR CONDITIONER AIR FILTER (IF EQUIPPED)
Outside air
1
Recirculated
air
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Blower
Air conditioner
air filter
Heater core
Evaporator
core
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The air conditioner 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)
are position is selected. If this happens, have the air conditioner air filter replaced by an Authorized Kia
Dealer.
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The air filter should be replaced
every 15,000 km. If the vehicle is
operated in the severely air-polluted
cities or on dusty rough roads for a
long periods, it should be inspected
more frequently and replaced earlier.
When you try to replace the air filter
by owner maintenance, replace it
performing the following procedure,
and in this case, be careful to avoid
damaging other components.
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WIPER BLADES
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Wiper blade maintenance
✽ NOTICE
Commercial hot waxes applied by
automatic car washes have been
known to make the windshield difficult to clean.
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.
Windshield wiper blade
replacement
When the wipers no longer clean
adequately, the blades may be worn
or cracked, and require replacement.
✽ NOTICE
1
2
To prevent damage to the wiper
arms or other components, do not
attempt to move the wipers manually.
3
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.
The use of a non-specified wiper
blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.
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4
6
7
8
9
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2
3
4
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5
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.
6
✽ NOTICE
7
Do not allow the wiper arm to fall
against the windshield.
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9
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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.
Hydrogen, which is 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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
If any electrolyte gets
into your eyes, flush your
eyes with clean water for
at least 15 minutes and
get immediate medical
attention. If possible,
continue to apply water
with a sponge or cloth
until medical attention is
received.
If electrolyte gets on
your skin, thoroughly
wash the contacted area.
If you feel a pain or a
burning sensation, get
medical attention immediately.
(Continued)
• 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 charge the
battery when the battery
cables are connected.
• The electrical ignition system
works with high voltage.
Never touch these components with the engine running
or the ignition switched on.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Wear eye protection
when charging or working near a battery.
Always provide ventilation when working in an
enclosed space.
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9
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Battery recharging
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2
3
4
5
6
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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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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 20-30A for two hours.
Items to be reset after the battery
has been discharged or the battery has been disconnected.
• Clock (See page 3-100)
• Climate control system (See pages
4-49)
• Audio (See the audio manual)
• Sunroof (See page 3-101)
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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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• 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.
✽ NOTICE
• 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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2
3
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5
6
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TIRES AND WHEELS
Tires care
✽ NOTICE
2
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.
3
Inflation pressures
• 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.
• Underinflation results in excessive
wear, poor handling, reduced fuel
economy, and the possibility of
blowouts from overheated tires.
Also, low tire pressure can cause
poor sealing of the tire bead. If the
tire pressure is excessively low,
wheel deformation and/or tire separation is possible. So, keep your
tire pressures at the proper levels.
If a tire frequently needs refilling,
have it checked by an Authorized
Kia Dealer.
(Continued)
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4
5
6
7
All tire pressures (including the
spare) should be checked every day
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, top vehicle handling, and minimum tire wear.
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All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label
attached to the front (driver’s or passenger’s) door sill.
WARNING
Severe underinflation (70 kPa
(10 psi) or more) can lead to
severe heat build-up, especially
on hot days and when driving at
high speed. This can potentially
cause tread separation and
other tire irregularities to
appear that can result in the
loss of vehicle control leading
to severe injury or death.
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• Overinflation produces a harsh
ride, handling problems, excessive
wear at the center of the tire tread,
and a greater possibility of damage from road hazards.
• 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 the cap have been lost,
install 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.
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
also if you can see fabric or cord.
After rotation, be sure to bring the
front and rear tire pressures to specification and check lug nut tightness.
Refer to Section 8, Specifications.
Do not include compact spare tire in rotation.
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2
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Directional tires (if equipped)
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4
5
6
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Disc brake pads and rear brake
shoes should be inspected for wear
whenever tires are rotated.
✽ 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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Tread wear indicator
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2
3
4
5
6
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8
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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.
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Compact spare tire replacement
Wheel alignment and tire
balance
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 Kia 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.
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.
✽ NOTICE
Improper wheel weights can damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels.
Use only approved wheel weights.
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WARNING
• When replacing tires, never
mix radial, bias-belted, and
bias-type tires. All four tires
should be of the same size,
design and construction. Use
only the tire sizes listed on the
Tire Label found below the
door striker on the driver’s
side. Make sure that all tires
and wheels are the same size
and have the same load-carrying capacity. Use only tire and
wheel combinations recommended on the Tire Label or
by an Authorized Kia Dealer.
Failure to follow these precautions can adversely affect the
safety and handling of your
vehicle.
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(Continued)
• The use of any other tire size
or type may seriously affect
ride, handling, ground clearance, tire clearance, and
speedometer calibration.
• Driving on worn-out tires is
very hazardous and will
reduce braking effectiveness,
steering accuracy, and traction.
• It is best to replace all four
tires at the same time. If that is
not possible, or necessary,
then replace the two front or
two rear tires as a pair.
Replacing just one tire can
seriously affect your vehicle’s
handling.
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.
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,
speedometer calibration, headlight aim and bumper height.
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2
3
4
5
6
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Tire size designation
A tire’s sidewall is marked with a tire
size designation. You will need this
information when selecting replacement tires for your car. The following
explains what the letters and numbers in the tire size designation
mean.
Example tire size designation:
P195/60 R15 87H
(These numbers are provided as an
example only; your tire size designator could vary depending on your
vehicle.)
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P - Applicable vehicle type (tires
marked with the prefix “P’’ are
intended for use on passenger
cars or light trucks; however, not
all tires have this marking).
195 - Tire width in millimeters.
60 - Aspect ratio. The tire’s section
height as a percentage of its
width.
R - Tire construction code (Radial).
15 - Rim diameter in inches.
87 - 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:
6.0 J x 15
6.0 - Rim width in inches.
J - Rim contour designation.
15 - Rim diameter in inches.
Tire speed ratings
The chart below shows many of the
different speed ratings currently
being used for passenger car. The
speed rating symbol 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.
Speed
Rating
Symbol
S
T
H
V
Z
Maximum Speed
180 km/h (112 mph)
190 km/h (118 mph)
210 km/h (130 mph)
240 km/h (149 mph)
Above 240 km/h (149 mph)
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Uniform tire quality grading
The following information relates to
the tire grading system developed by
the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (CMVSS) for grading tires
by tread wear, traction and temperature performance.
Tread wear
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 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, performance
may differ from the norm because of
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 Kia vehicles
may vary with respect to grade.
Traction - A, B & C
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are A, B and C. The grades
represent the tires 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.
Temperature -A, B & C
The temperature grades are A (the
highest), B and C. The grades represent 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 tires to
degenerate and reduce tires life, and
excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tires failure. Grades A and B
represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel
than the minimum required by the
law.
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DOT : XXXX XXXX OOOO
The first letters/numbers of the DOT
indicate the manufacturing plant, tire
size and tread pattern, last four numbers indicate week and year manufactured.
For example:
DOT XXXX XXXX 0803 represents
that the tire was produced in the 8th
week of 2003.
WARNING - Tire
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2
3
4
5
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
tires failure. This can cause loss
of vehicle control and serious
injury or death.
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Checking a tire life
Tire strength and performance
decline with age. Any tires that are
over 6 year old, including the spare
(determined by the tire manufacture
date), should be replaced regardless
of mileage. You can find the tire manufacture date on the tire sidewall
(either on the inside or outside of the
wheel). The date is a Department Of
Transportation (DOT) number consisting of letters and numbers. You
can determine the tire manufacture
date by the last four numbers of the
DOT code.
WARNING
A tire more than 6 years old may
cause separation of the cord
layers inside the tire leading to
loss of vehicle or a serious
injury. Therefore, make sure to
check the manufacturing date
and replace the old tire in 6
years after the tire manufacturing date.
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LUBRICANT SPECIFICATIONS
Recommended lubricants
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.
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.
These lubricants and fluids are recommended for use in your vehicle.
Lubricant
Engine oil *¹
Classification
API Service SJ, SL or above,
ILSAC GF-3 or above
Manual transaxle fluid
API Service GL-4 (SAE 75W-85, fill-for-life)
Automatic transaxle fluid
DIAMOND ATF SP-III or SK ATF SP-III
Power steering fluid
PSF-III
Brake fluid
FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
*¹ Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on the next page.
Recommended SAE viscosity
number
✽ NOTICE
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 (starting and oil
flow). 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.
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4
5
6
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1
2
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
Gasoline
Engine Oil
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Temperature Range for SAE Viscosity Numbers
°C -30
-20
-10
0
10
20
30
40
(°F)
-10
0
20
40
60
80
100
10W-30
5W-20, 5W-30
50
120
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Maintenance
EXTERIOR CARE
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.
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
off-road 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.
✽ NOTICE
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.
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.
1
2
3
4
CAUTION
• Water washing in the engine
compartment may cause the
failure of electrical circuits
located in the engine compartment.
• Pay extreme attention to wash
the engine compartment by
using water.
5
6
7
8
9
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Maintenance
1
2
3
4
5
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.
6
7
8
9
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✽ NOTICE
Finish damage repair
• Wiping dust or dirt off the body
with a dry cloth will scratch the
finish.
• Do not use steel wool, abrasive
cleaners, or strong detergents containing highly 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.
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.
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Maintenance
Bright-metal maintenance
Underbody maintenance
• To remove road tar and insects,
use a tar remover, not a scraper or
other sharp object.
• To protect the surfaces of brightmetal 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.
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 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.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Aluminum wheel maintenance
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
The aluminum wheels are coated
with a clear protective finish.
• Do not use any abrasive cleaner,
polishing compound, solvent, or
wire brushes on aluminum wheels.
They may scratch or damage the
finish.
• 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
high-speed car wash brushes.
• Do not use any acid detergent. It
may damage and corrode the aluminum wheels coated with a clear
protective finish.
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INTERIOR CARE
Interior general precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as
perfume and cosmetic oil from contacting the dashboard because they
may cause damage or discoloration.
If they do contact the dashboard,
wipe them off immediately. See the
instructions that follow for the proper
way to clean vinyl.
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.
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
Using anything but recommended cleaners and procedures
may affect the fabric’s appearance and fire-resistant properties.
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.
1
Cleaning the interior window
glass
4
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
glass cleaner. Follow the directions
on the glass cleaner container.
5
✽ NOTICE
Do not scrape or scratch the inside
of the rear window. This may result
in damage to the rear window
defroster grid.
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3
6
7
8
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2
3
4
5
6
7
Specifications
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SPECIFICATIONS
The specifications given here are for general information only. Please check with an authorized Kia dealer for more
precise and more up-to-date information.
1
2
3
4
Dimensions
Item
mm (in)
4 Door
5 Door
Overall length
4,480 (176.4)
4,340 (170.9)
Overall width
1,735 (68.3)
1,735 (68.3)
Overall height
1,470 (57.9)
1,470 (57.9)
Front tread
1,495 (58.9)
1,495 (58.9)
Rear tread
1,485 (58.5)
1,485 (58.5)
Wheelbase
2,610 (102.8)
2,610 (102.8)
5
6
7
Weights
Refer to the label describing GVWR & GAWR weights attached to your vehicle.
(see page 5-19, Label information)
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9
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Specifications
Engine
Electrical system
Item
Size
Gasoline Engine
BoreXStroke
82 mm × 93.5 mm (3.23 in X 3.68 in)
Displacement
1975 cc (120.5 cu.in)
Compression Ratio
Gasoline Engine
Battery
13.5V / 90A
Starter
10.1
2
12V-1.2kW
Gap
Spark
Plug
1
12V / 60AH (20HR)
Alternator
Spec.
1.0 mm ~ 1.1 mm
Platinum coated
PFR5N-11, RC10PYPB4
Iridium coated
IFR5G-11
3
4
5
Tires
Item
Inflation Pressure
Wheel lug nut torque
Wheel size
kPa (psi)
kg·m (lb·ft, N·m)
P195/60R15 87H
6.0J x 15
210 (30)
P205/50R16 86H
6.0J x 16
210 (30)
Tire size
6
9~11
7
(65~79, 88~107)
9~11
(65~79, 88~107)
8
9~11
9
Compact spare tire
T125/70D15, T125/70R15
420 (60)
(65~79, 88~107)
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Specifications
Light bulbs
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Light Bulb
Headlights (Low/High)
Front turn signal lights
Position lights
Front fog lights (if equipped)
Stop and tail lights
Rear turn signal lights
Back-up lights
High mounted stop light
License plate lights
Front map lamp
Center dome lamp
Door courtesy lamps
Trunk room lamp
Glove box lamp
4 Door
55/60
28
8
27
28/8
27
17
27 or LED
5
10
10
5
5
5
Wattage
5 Door
55/60
28
8
27
28/8
27
17
LED
5
10
10
5
5
5
Capacities
Lubricant
Engine oil *1
Manual transaxle fluid
Automatic transaxle
fluid
Power steering
Coolant
Brake fluid
Fuel
Volume
Classification
4.0 l
API Service SJ, SL or above,
(4.2 qt.)
ILSAC GF-3 or above
2.15 l
API SERVICE GL-4
SAE 75W-85 (fill for-life)
(2.27 qt.)
7.8 l
DIAMOND ATF SP-III,
(8.2 qt.)
SK ATF SP-III
0.8 l
PSF-III
(0.8 qt.)
8.14 l
Ethylene glycol base for
(8.6 qt.)
aluminum radiator
0.7~0.8 l
FMVSS116 DOT-3
or DOT-4
(0.7~0.8 qt.)
55 l
Unleaded gasoline with
(14.5 gal)
AKI 87 or higher
*¹ Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on the page 7-38.
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Index
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Index
A
1
2
3
4
5
6
Air cleaner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23
Air conditioner air filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-24
Airbag - supplemental restraint system . . . . . . . . . . . 3-56
Antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-105
Automatic transaxle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Automatic transaxle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-20
B
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27
Before driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Brake system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Brakes and clutch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-15
Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-22
C
Defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-47
Door locks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
7
D
8
Drive belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17
Electrical circuit protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Emergency starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
9
E
Emission control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Engine compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Engine cooling system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
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Engine oil and oil filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Exterior care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-39
Exterior overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Fuel filler lid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-84
Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
F
Gauges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-31
Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-48
G
Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-83
H
How to use this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
If you have a flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
Ignition switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
I
Immobilizer system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-30
Instrument panel overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Interior care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-43
Interior features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-96
Interior lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-91
Interior overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
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Label information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-19
Safety belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
K
R
Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-40
Seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Special driving conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
1
S
2
L
Lubricant specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-37
Lubricants and fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-22
Luggage net. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-104
Maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Maintenance services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
M
Manual climate control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49
Manual transaxle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-87
Overheating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Overloading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
O
Owner maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16
Power steering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-18
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Starting the engine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Steering wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
Steering wheel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-19
Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-93
Suggestions for economical operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6
Sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-101
Theft-alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-60
Tires and wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-30
Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14
3
T
7
Traction control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-27
Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Trunk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-80
8
4
5
6
9
P
Remote keyless entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Road warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
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V
Vehicle break-in process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
1
2
3
W
Warnings and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-33
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Windshield defrosting and defogging. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-58
Wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-25
Wipers and washers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-44
4
5
6
7
8
9
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