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kia, the company
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!
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.
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, some of the equipment
described in this manual, along with the various illustrations,
may not 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.
© 2006 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
table of contents
Introduction
1
Your vehicle at a glance
2
Safety features of your vehicle
3
Features of your vehicle
4
Driving your vehicle
5
What to do in an emergency
6
Maintenance
7
Consumer information
8
Specifications
9
Index
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Introduction
How to use this manual / 1-2
Fuel requirements / 1-3
Vehicle break-in process / 1-4
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster / 1-5
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Introduction
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
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We want to help you get the greatest
possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can assist you
in many ways. We strongly recommend
that you read the entire manual. In order
to minimize the chance of death or injury,
you must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections in the manual.
Illustrations complement the words in this
manual to best explain how to enjoy your
vehicle. By reading your manual, you
learn about features, important safety
information, and driving tips under various road conditions.
The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. A good
place to start is the index; it has an alphabetical listing of all information in your
manual.
Sections: This manual has nine sections
plus an index. Each section begins with a
brief list of contents so you can tell at a
glance if that section has the information
you want.
You will find various WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this manual. These WARNINGs were prepared to
enhance your personal safety.You should
carefully read and follow ALL procedures
and recommendations provided in these
WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTICEs.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation in
which harm, serious bodily injury or
death could result if the warning is
ignored.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation in
which damage to your vehicle could
result if the caution is ignored.
✽ NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates interesting or helpful information is being provided.
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Introduction
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
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Your new vehicle is designed to use only
unleaded fuel having a pump octane
number ((R+M)/2) of 87 or highter.
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 unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasohol containing more than
10% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or
gasohol containing any methanol. Either
of these fuels may cause drivability problems and damage to the fuel system.
Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if
drivability problems occur.
Vehicle damage or drivability problems
may not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if they result from the use
of:
1. Gasohol containing more than 10%
ethanol.
2. Gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol.
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
Your new vehicle is designed to obtain
maximum performance with UNLEADED
FUEL, as well as minimize exhaust emissions and spark plug fouling.
CAUTION
Never add any fuel system cleaning
agents to the fuel tank other than
what has been specified. (Consult
an authorized KIA dealer for
details.)
WARNING
• Do not "top off" after the nozzle
automatically shuts off when
refueling.
• Tighten the cap until it clicks,
otherwise the Check Engine
light will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
"E85" fuel is an alternative fuel comprised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and is manufactured
exclusively for use in Flexible Fuel
Vehicles. “E85” is not compatible with
your vehicle. Use of “E85” may result in
poor engine performance and damage to
your vehicle's engine and fuel system.
KIA recommends that customers do not
use fuel with an ethanol content exceeding 10 percent.
CAUTION
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
does not cover damage to the fuel
system or any performance problems caused by the use of “E85” fuel.
CAUTION
Never use gasohol which contains
methanol. Discontinue use of any
gasohol product which impairs drivability.
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Introduction
VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCESS
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Use of MTBE
KIA recommends avoiding fuels containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7%
weight) in your vehicle.
Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) may
reduce vehicle performance and produce
vapor lock or hard starting.
Do not use methanol
Fuels containing methanol (wood alcohol) should not be used in your vehicle.
This type of fuel can reduce vehicle performance and damage components of
the fuel system.
No special break-in period is needed. By
following a few simple precautions for the
first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of
your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• While driving, keep your engine speed
(rpm, or revolutions per minute)
between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
• Do not maintain a single speed for long
periods of time, either fast or slow.
Varying engine speed is needed to
properly break-in the engine.
• Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
• Don't let the engine idle longer than 3
minutes at one time.
• Don't tow a trailer during the first 2,000
km (1,200 miles) of operation.
CAUTION
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
may not cover damage to the fuel
system and any performance problems that are caused by the use of
fuels containing methanol or fuels
containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary
Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight.)
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Gasolines for cleaner air
To help contribute to cleaner air, KIA recommends that you use gasolines treated
with detergent additives, which help prevent deposit formation in the engine.
These gasolines will help the engine run
cleaner and enhance performance of the
Emission Control System.
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Operation in foreign countries
If you are going to drive your vehicle in
another country, be sure to:
• Observe all regulations regarding registration and insurance.
• Determine that acceptable fuel is available.
Introduction
INDICATOR SYMBOLS ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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Door ajar warning light
Low windshield washer fluid level warning light
Seat belt warning light
Charging system warning light
High beam indicator
Malfunction indicator
Turn signal indicator
Air bag warning light
Front fog light indicator (if equipped)
Cruise indicator (if equipped)
ESC indicator (if equipped)
Cruise SET indicator (if equipped)
ESC OFF indicator (if equipped)
Immobilizer indicator (if equipped)
ABS warning light (if equipped)
Tailgate open warning light
Parking brake & Brake fluid warning light
Low fuel level warning light
Engine oil pressure warning light
* For more detailed explanations, refer to “Instrument cluster” in section 4.
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Your vehicle at a glance
Interior overview / 2-2
Instrument panel overview / 2-3
Engine compartment / 2-4
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Your vehicle at a glance
INTERIOR OVERVIEW
1. Door lock/unlock button.....................4-11
2. Inner door handle..............................4-12
3. Outside rearview mirror control
switch ................................................4-32
4. Central door lock switch....................4-12
5. Power window lock button.................4-19
6. Power window switches ....................4-17
7. Fuse box ............................................7-45
8. Instrument panel illumination control
knob ..................................................4-35
9. ESC OFF button*..............................5-19
10. Front windshield deicer button* ......4-60
11. Hood release lever..........................4-20
12. Steering wheel ................................4-29
13. Steering wheel tilt lever...................4-30
14. Seat...................................................3-2
* : if equipped
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Your vehicle at a glance
INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW
1. Driver’s front air bag.........................3-48
2. Light control / Turn signals ...............4-52
3. Instrument cluster.............................4-34
4. Wiper/Washer...................................4-55
5. Auto cruise controls*.........................5-24
6. Ignition switch.....................................5-4
7. Vent controls ............................4-64/4-73
8. Digital clock..........................................4-87
9. Hazard warning flasher switch...4-51/6-2
10. Audio controls*................................4-92
11. Climate control system*..........4-61/4-70
12. Shift lever .........................................5-7
13. Seat warmer* ...................................3-7
14. Shopping bag holder* ....................4-88
15. Passenger’s front air bag ...............3-48
16. Glove box .......................................4-80
17. Parking brake release lever............5-16
18. Parking brake pedal .......................5-15
19. Brake pedal ....................................5-14
20. Accelerator pedal .............................5-6
* : if equipped
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Your vehicle at a glance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ 2.4L Engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir ...................7-17
2. Engine oil filler cap ...........................7-16
3. Brake fluid reservoir..........................7-20
4. Air cleaner.........................................7-25
5. Fuse box ...........................................7-46
6. Negative battery terminal ...........6-4/7-28
7. Positive battery terminal .............6-4/7-28
8. Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick......7-22
9. Radiator cap ...............................6-6/7-19
10. Engine oil dipstick ...........................7-16
11. Power steering fluid reservoir .........7-21
12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir ...7-24
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Your vehicle at a glance
■ 2.7L Engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir ...................7-17
2. Engine oil filler cap ...........................7-16
3. Brake fluid reservoir..........................7-20
4. Air cleaner.........................................7-25
5. Fuse box ...........................................7-46
6. Negative battery terminal ...........6-4/7-28
7. Positive battery terminal .............6-4/7-28
8. Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick......7-22
9. Radiator cap ...............................6-6/7-19
10. Engine oil dipstick ...........................7-16
11. Power steering fluid reservoir .........7-21
12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir ...7-24
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Seats / 3-2
Seat belts / 3-18
Child restraint system / 3-32
Air bag-advanced supplemental restraint system / 3-40
Safety features of your vehicle
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Safety features of your vehicle
SEATS
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Front seat
(1) Forward and backward
(2) Seatback angle
(3) Seat cushion height (Driver’s seat)*
(4) Seat warmer*
(5) Headrest
Power seat
Manual seat
2nd row seats
(6) Forward and backward*
(7) Seatback angle
(8) Walk-in seat*
(9) Headrest
5-Seater
7-Seater
3rd row seats*
(10) Folding the seatback
(11) Headrest
*: if equipped
7-Seater
7-Seater
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WARNING - Loose objects
Loose objects in the driver’s foot
area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly
causing an accident. Do not place
anything under the front seats.
WARNING - Uprighting
seat
When you return the seatback to its
upright position, hold the seatback
and return it slowly and be sure
there are no other occupants
around the seat. If the seatback is
returned without being held and
controlled, the back of the seat
could spring forward resulting in
accidental injury to a person struck
by the seatback.
WARNING - Driver responsibility for passengers
Riding in a vehicle with seatback
reclined could lead to serious or
fatal injury in an accident. If a seat
is reclined during an accident, the
occupant’s hips may slide under
the lap portion of the seat belt
applying great force to the unprotected abdomen. Serious or fatal
internal injuries could result. The
driver must advise the passenger
to keep the seatback in an upright
position whenever the vehicle is in
motion.
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.
• Always drive and ride with your
seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low
across the hips. This is the best
position to protect you in case of
an accident.
• In order to avoid unnecessary
and perhaps severe air bag
injuries, always sit as far back as
possible from the steering wheel
while maintaining comfortable
control of the vehicle. We recommend that your chest be at least
10 inches (250 mm) away from
the steering wheel.
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WARNING - Rear seatbacks (2nd and/or 3rd row)
• The rear seatback must be
securely latched. If not, passengers and objects could be thrown
forward resulting in serious
injury or death in the event of a
sudden stop or collision.
• Luggage and other cargo should
be laid flat in the cargo area. If
objects are large, heavy, or must
be piled, they must be secured.
Under no circumstances should
cargo be piled higher than the
seatbacks. Failure to follow these
warnings could result in serious
injury or death in the event of a
sudden stop, collision or rollover.
• No passenger should ride in the
cargo area or sit or lie on folded
seatbacks while the vehicle is
moving. All passengers must be
in seats and restrained properly
while riding.
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• When resetting the rear seatback
to the upright position, make
sure it is securely latched by
pushing it forward and backwards.
• To avoid the possibility of burns,
do not remove the carpet in the
cargo area. Emission controls
beneath this floor generate high
exhaust temperatures.
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Front seat adjustment - manual
WARNING
After adjusting the seat, always
check that it is securely locked into
place by attempting to move the
seat forward or reverse without
using the lock release lever.
Sudden or unexpected movement
of the driver's seat could cause you
to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.
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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.
Adjust the seat before driving, and make
sure the seat is locked securely by trying
to move forward and backward without
using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not
locked properly.
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Headrest
The headrest not only provides comfort
for the driver and front passenger, but
also helps to protect the head and neck
in the event of a collision.
WARNING
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Seatback angle
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 of the seat to the
position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seatback is locked in place. (The lever
MUST return to its original position for
the seatback to lock.)
Seat cushion height (for driver’s seat)
To change the height of the seat cushion,
push the lever that is located on the outside of the seat cushion upwards or
downwards.
• To lower the seat cushion, push the
lever down several times.
• To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever
up several times.
• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the headrest
should be adjusted so the middle
of the headrest is at the same
height as the top of the occupant's eyes. Also adjust the headrest so its distance from the head
is as wide as your fist. For this
reason, the use of a cushion that
holds the body away from the
seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed as severe
injury to the occupants may
occur in the event of an accident.
Headrests may provide protection against neck injuries when
properly adjusted.
• Do not adjust the headrest height
while the vehicle is in motion.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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Forward and backward adjustment
The headrest may be adjusted forward to
3 different positions by pulling the headrest forward to the desired detent. To
adjust the headrest to it’s furthest backwards position, pull it fully forward to the
farthest position and release it. Adjust the
headrest so that it properly supports the
head and neck.
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Adjusting the height up and down
To raise the headrest, pull it up to the
desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2)
on the headrest support and lower the
headrest to the desired position (3).
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as far as
it can go then press the release button (1)
while pulling upward (2).
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CAUTION
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Active headrest (if equipped)
The active headrest is designed to move
forward and upward during a rear impact.
This helps to prevent the driver's and
front passenger’s heads from moving
backward and thus helps prevent neck
injuries.
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Seat warmer (if equipped)
The seat warmer is provided to warm the
front seats during cold weather. With the
ignition switch in the ON position, push
either of the switches to warm the driver's
seat or the front passenger's seat.
During mild weather or under conditions
where the operation of the seat warmer
is not needed, keep the switches in the
OFF position.
• 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.
✽ NOTICE
With the seat warmer switch in the ON
position, the heating system in the seat
turns off or on automatically depending
on the seat temperature.
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WARNING - Seat warmer
WARNING
burns
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using seat warmers
due to the possibility of excess
heating or burns. In particular, the
driver must exercise extreme care
for the following types of passengers:
1. Infants, children, elderly or disabled 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.)
For proper operation of the occupant classification system:
• Do not place any items cumulatively weighing over 1 kg (2.2 lbs)
in the seatback pocket or on the
seat.
• Do not hang onto the front passenger seat.
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Seatback pocket
The seatback pocket is provided on the
back of the front passenger’s and driver’s
seatbacks.
WARNING - Seatback
pockets
Do not put heavy or sharp objects
in the seatback pockets. In an accident they could come loose from
the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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Front seat adjustment - power
(for driver’s seat)
The front seat can be adjusted by using
the control knob located on the outside of
the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust
the seat to the proper position so as to
easily control the steering wheel, pedals
and switches on the instrument panel.
WARNING
The power seat is operable with the
ignition OFF.
Therefore, children should never be
left unattended in the car.
CAUTION
• Power seat is driven by an electric motor. Stop operating once
the adjustment is completed.
Excessive operation may damage
the electrical equipment.
• When in operation, the power
seat consumes large amount of
electrical power. To prevent
unnecessary charging system
drain, don’t adjust the power seat
longer than necessary while the
engine is not running.
• Do not operate two or more power
seat control knobs at the same
time. Doing so may result in
power seat motor or electrical
component malfunction.
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Forward and backward
Push the control knob forward or backward to move the seat to the desired
position. Release the knob once the seat
reaches the desired position.
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■ 7-seater (2nd row seat)
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Seatback angle
Push the control knob forward or backward to move the seatback to the desired
angle. Release the knob once the seat
reaches the desired position.
Seat cushion height
Pull the front portion of the control knob
up to raise or down to lower the front part
of the seat cushion. Pull the rear portion
of the control knob up to raise or down to
lower the rear part of the seat cushion.
Release the knob once the seat reaches
the desired position.
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Rear seat adjustment
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Forward and backward (if equipped)
To move the seat forward or backward:
1. Pull up the seat slide adjustment lever
under the front edge of the seat cushion and hold it.
2. Slide the seat to the position you
desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seat is locked in place.
Adjust the seat before driving, and make
sure the seat is locked securely by trying
to move forward and backward without
using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not
locked properly.
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■ 7-seater (2nd row seat)
2. Carefully lean back on the seat and
adjust the seatback of the seat to the
position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seatback is locked in place. (The lever
MUST return to its original position for
the seatback to lock.)
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Headrest
The headrest not only provides comfort
for passengers, but also helps to protect
the head and neck in the event of a collision.
WARNING
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Seatback angle (if equipped)
To recline the seatback:
1. Pull up the seatback recline lever
located on the outside of the seat at
the rear or on the top of the rear seatback.
• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the headrest
should be adjusted so the middle
of the headrest is at the same
height as the top of the occupant's eyes. The use of a cushion
that holds the body away from
the seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed as severe
injury to an occupant may occur
in the event of an accident.
Headrests may provide protection against severe neck injuries
when properly adjusted.
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■ 7-seater (2nd row seat)
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Adjusting the height up and down
To raise the headrest, pull it up to the
desired position (1). To lower the headrest, push and hold the release button (2)
on the headrest support and lower the
headrest to the desired position (3).
Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as far as
it can go then press the release button
(1) while pulling upward (2).
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Walk-in seat (if equipped)
To get in or out of the 3rd row seat, pull
up the recliner lever on the 2nd row seatback.
The 2nd row seatback will be folded and
the seat will be slid forward.
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After getting in or out, simply slide the
2nd row seat backward and pull up the
seatback backward firmly until it clicks
into place. Make sure that the seat is
locked in place.
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Folding the rear seat
The rear seatbacks (or cushions) may be
folded to facilitate carrying long items or
to increase the luggage capacity of the
vehicle.
WARNING
Never attempt to adjust while the
vehicle is moving or the 2nd row
seat is occupied as the seat may
suddenly move and cause the passenger on the seat to be injured.
WARNING
The purpose of the fold-down rear
seatbacks (or cushions) is to allow
you to carry longer objects than
could not otherwise be accommodated.
Never allow passengers to sit on
top of the folded down seatback
while the car is moving as this is
not a proper seating position and
no seat belts are available for use.
This could result in serious injury
or death in case of an accident or
sudden stop. Objects carried on the
folded down seatback should not
extend higher than the top of the
front seats. This could allow cargo
to slide forward and cause injury or
damage during sudden stops.
To fold the rear seat cushion and back:
- 7-seater (2nd row seat)
1. Insert the rear seat belt buckle in the
pocket between the rear seatback and
cushion, and insert the rear seat belt
webbing in the guide to prevent the
seat belt from being damaged.
2. Set the front seatback to the upright
position and if necessary, slide the
front seat forward or the rear seat
backward.
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7. To use the rear seat, lift and push the
seatback backward by pulling up the
seatback recline lever (2). Pull the
seatback firmly until it clicks into place.
Make sure the seatback is locked in
place. Replace the headrest on the
seatback and adjust it to the desired
position.
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3. Pull the cushion folding strap (1) and
lift the rear portion of the seat cushion.
Stand the rear seat cushion vertically.
4. Remove the headrest from the rear
seatback
5. Pull up the rear seatback recline lever
(2) and fold the rear seatback forward
and down firmly.
6. Stow the headrest by inserting the
headrest poles into the holes on the
bottom of the seat cushion.
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To fold down the rear seatback:
- 7-seater (3rd row seat)
- 5-seater
1. Insert the rear seat belt buckle in the
pocket between the rear seatback and
cushion (if equipped), and insert the
rear seat belt webbing in the guide to
prevent the seat belt from being damaged.
2. Set the front (or 2nd row) seatback to
the upright position and if necessary,
slide the front (or 2nd row) seat forward.
3. Lower the rear headrests to the lowest
position.
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8. Return the seat cushion to the original
position by pushing down the seat
cushion and inserting the hook (3) into
the holder (4). Make sure the seat
cushion is locked in place.
9. Return the rear seat belt to the proper
position.
4. Pull on the seatback folding lever (or
strap) (1), then fold the seat toward the
front of the vehicle. When you return
the seatback to its upright position,
always be sure it has locked into position by pushing on the top of the seatback.
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■ 7-seater (3rd row seat)
WARNING
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5. To use the rear seat, lift and pull the
seatback backward by pulling on the
folding lever (or strap) (1). Pull the
seatback firmly until it clicks into place.
Make sure the seatback is locked in
place.
6. Return the rear seat belt to the proper
position.
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When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after being
folded down:
Be careful not to damage the seat
belt webbing or buckle. Do not
allow the seat belt webbing or
buckle to get caught or pinched in
the rear seat. Ensure that the seatback is completely locked into its
upright position by pushing on the
top of the seatback. Otherwise, in
an accident or sudden stop, the
seat could fold down and allow
cargo to enter the passenger compartment, which could result in
serious injury or death.
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WARNING - 3rd row seat
(if equipped)
The headrest on the 3rd row seat
should be adjusted so the middle of
the headrest is at the same height
as the top of the occupant's eyes.
If the tailgate is pushed down when
the passenger's head is not against
a properly adjusted headrest, the
tailgate may hit the occupant's
head, which could cause injury.
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WARNING - Full flat seat
Do not allow a passenger to use the
full flat seat feature while the vehicle is in motion. Severe injury or
death could occur in an accident.
WARNING - Uprighting
seat
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Full flat seat
When the vehicle is parked, you can
place the front seat in a reclined position,
nearly flat.
1. Move the rear seat to the farthest rearward position. (if equipped)
2. Move the front seat to the farthest forward position.
3. Remove the headrest.
4. Recline the seatback as far as it can
go to allow the rear seat passenger to
support their legs in the reclined position.
When you return the seatback to its
upright position, hold the seatback
and return it slowly. If the seatback
is returned without holding it, the
back of the seat could spring forward resulting in accidental injury
from being struck by the seatback.
CAUTION - Damaging rear
seat belt buckles
When you fold the rear (2nd and/or
3rd row) seatback or put luggage on
the rear (2nd and 3rd row) 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.
CAUTION - Rear seat belts
When returning the rear (2nd and /or
3rd row) seatbacks to the upright
position, remember to return the
rear shoulder belts to their proper
position. Routing the seat belt webbing through the rear seat belt
guides will help keep the belts from
being trapped behind or under the
seats.
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SEAT BELTS
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WARNING - Cargo
Cargo should always be secured to
prevent it from being thrown about
the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to the vehicle occupants.
Special care of objects should be
taken when placing them in the rear
(2nd and/or 3rd row) seats, since
those may hit the front seat occupants in a frontal collision.
WARNING - Cargo loading
Make sure the engine is off, the
automatic transaxle is in P (Park)
and the parking brake is applied
whenever loading or unloading
cargo. Failure to take these steps
may allow the vehicle to move if
shift lever is inadvertently moved to
another position.
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Seat belt restraint system
WARNING
• For maximum restraint system
protection, the seat belts must
always be used whenever the car
is moving.
• Seat belts are most effective
when seatbacks are in the
upright position.
• Children age 12 and under must
always be properly restrained in
the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must
be seated in the front seat, he/she
must be properly belted and the
seat should be moved as far back
as possible.
• Never wear the shoulder belt
under your arm or behind your
back. An improperly positioned
shoulder belt can cause serious
injuries in a crash. The shoulder
belt should be positioned midway
over your shoulder across your
collarbone.
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• Avoid wearing twisted seat belts.
A twisted belt can't do its job as
well. In a collision, it could even
cut into you. Be sure the belt
webbing is straight and not twisted.
• Be careful not to damage the belt
webbing or hardware. If the belt
webbing or hardware is damaged, replace it.
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Seat belt warning
Driver's seat belt warning
As a reminder to the driver, the driver’s
seat belt warning light will blink for
approximately 6 seconds each time you
turn the ignition switch ON regardless of
belt fastening.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned ON or
if it is disconnected after the ignition
switch is turn ON, the driver's seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds and the seat belt warning
chime will sound for approximately 6 seconds until the belt is fastened. If the driver's seat belt is not fastened for approximately 36 seconds after starting the
engine, the driver's seat belt warning
light and chime will operate at most 11
times with a pattern of 6 seconds on and
24 seconds off or until the belt is fastened.
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Front passenger's seat belt warning
As a reminder to the front passenger, the
front passenger's seat belt warning light
will blink for approximately 6 seconds
each time you turn the ignition switch ON
regardless of belt fastening. If the passenger's seat belt is unfastened when
the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h (6
mph), the passenger's seat belt warning
light will blink for at least 6 seconds or
until the belt is fastened.
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✽ NOTICE
Front seat
• You can find the front passenger’s
seat belt warning light on the center
fascia panel.
• Although the front passenger seat is
not occupied, the seat belt warning
light will blink for 6 seconds.
• The front passenger's seat belt warning may operate when luggage is
placed on the front passenger seat.
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Seat belt - Driver's 3-point system
with emergency locking retractor
To fasten your seat belt:
To fasten your seat belt, pull it out of the
retractor and insert the metal tab (1) into
the buckle (2). There will be an audible
"click" when the tab locks into the buckle.
The seat belt automatically adjusts to the
proper length only after the lap belt portion is adjusted manually so that it fits
snugly around your hips. If you lean forward in a slow, easy motion, the belt will
extend and let you move around. If there
is a sudden stop or impact, however, the
belt will lock into position. It will also lock
if you try to lean forward too quickly.
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You can adjust the height of the shoulder
belt anchor to one of 5 positions for maximum comfort and safety.
If the height of the adjusting seat belt is
too near your neck, you will not be getting
the most effective protection. The shoulder portion should be adjusted so that it
lies across your chest and midway over
your shoulder nearest the door and not
your neck.
To adjust the height of the seat belt
anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster
into an appropriate position.
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To raise the height adjuster, pull it up (1).
To lower it, push it down (3) while pressing the height adjuster button (2).
Release the button to lock the anchor
into position. Try sliding the height
adjuster to make sure that it has locked
into position.
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WARNING
• Verify the shoulder belt anchor is
locked into position at the appropriate height. Never position the
shoulder belt across your neck or
face. Improperly positioned seat
belts can cause serious injuries
in an accident.
• Failure to replace seat belts after
an accident could leave you with
damaged seat belts that will not
provide protection in the event of
another collision leading to personal injury or death. Replace
your seat belts after being in an
accident as soon as possible.
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WARNING
You should place the lap belt portion as low as possible and snugly
across your hips, not on your waist.
If the lap belt is located too high on
your waist, it may increase the
chance of injury in the event of a
collision. Both arms should not be
under or over the belt. Rather, one
should be over and the other under,
as shown in the illustration.
Never wear the seat belt under the
arm nearest the door.
Seat belts - Front passenger and rear
seat 3-point system with combination
locking retractor
To fasten your seat belt:
Combination retractor type seat belts are
installed in the rear seat positions to help
accommodate the installation of child
restraint systems. Although a combination retractor is also installed in the front
passenger seat position, it is strongly
recommended that children always be
seated in the rear seat. NEVER place
any infant restraint system in the front
seat of the vehicle.
This type of seat belt combines the features of both an emergency locking
retractor seat belt and an automatic locking retractor seat belt. To fasten your seat
belt, pull it out of the retractor and insert
the metal tab into the buckle. There will
be an audible "click" when the tab locks
into the buckle. When not securing a
child restraint, the seat belt operates in
the same way as the driver's seat belt
(Emergency Locking Retractor Type). It
automatically adjusts to the proper length
only after the lap belt portion of the seat
belt is adjusted manually so that it fits
snugly around your hips.
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When the seat belt is fully extended from
the retractor to allow the installation of a
child restraint system, the seat belt operation changes to allow the belt to retract,
but not to extend (Automatic Locking
Retractor Type). Refer to “Using a child
restraint system” in this section.
✽ NOTICE
Although the combination retractor
provides the same level of protection for
seated passengers in either emergency
or automatic locking modes, it is recommended that seated passengers use the
emergency locking feature for improved
convenience. The automatic locking
function is intended to facilitate child
restraint installation. To convert from
the automatic locking feature to the
emergency locking operation mode,
allow the unbuckled seat belt to fully
retract.
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When using the rear center seat belt, the
buckle with the “CENTER” mark must be
used.
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To release the seat belt:
The seat belt is released by pressing the
release button (1) in the locking buckle.
When it is released, the belt should automatically draw back into the retractor.
If this does not happen, check the belt to
be sure it is not twisted, then try again.
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3-point rear center seat belt (5-seater)
To fasten the rear center seat belt:
1. Pull the webbing slowly out from the
retractor on the top of the seatback to
connect the rear center belt.
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2. Insert the metal tab (1) into the open
end of the anchor connector (2) until
an audible “click" is heard, indicating
the latch is locked. Make sure the belt
is not twisted.
3. Pull the webbing and insert the tongue
plate (3) into the open end of the buckle (4) until an audible “click” is heard,
indicating the latch is locked. Make
sure the belt is not twisted.
CAUTION - Cargo
Be sure that cargo is securely
loaded in the rear cargo area.
Failing to do so may cause damage
to the rear center seat belt in sudden stops or collisions.
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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
Never let anyone ride in the rear
center seat without fastening all
metal tab (or tongue plate) and
anchor connector (or buckle) as
described in this section. This seat
belt is designed to function as a
typical 3-point restraint (lap/shoulder belt). Using only the shoulder
portion or lap portion of the belt
can result in serious or fatal
injuries in the event of a collision or
sudden stop.
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When using the rear center seat belt, the
buckle with the “CENTER” mark must be
used.
To unfasten the rear center seat belt:
1. Press the release button (5) on the
buckle (4) and remove the tongue
plate (3) from the buckle (4).
2. Allow the webbing to draw back automatically into the retractor.
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2nd row seat (7-seater)
2nd row seat
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3. If necessary, disconnect the metal tab
(1) from the anchor connector (2) by
inserting a key or similar small rigid
device into the release button (6) on
the anchor connector (2) and allow the
webbing to draw back automatically
into the retractor.
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3rd row seat (7-seater)
3rd row seat (7-seater)
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Stowing the rear seat belt
• The rear seat belt buckles can be
stowed in the pocket between the rear
seatback and cushion when not in use.
• The center seat belt can be stowed
with the plate and webbing rolled in the
pocket between the rear seatback and
cushion.
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Routing the seat belt webbing through
the rear seat belt guides will help keep
the belts from being trapped behind or
under the seats.
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Pre-tensioner seat belt
Your vehicle is equipped with driver's and
front passenger's pre-tensioner seat
belts. The purpose of the pre-tensioner is
to make sure that the seat belts fit tightly
against the occupant's body in certain
frontal collisions. The pre-tensioner seat
belts can be activated, where the frontal
collision is severe enough, together with
the air bags.
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When the vehicle stops suddenly, or if
the occupant tries to lean forward too
quickly, the seat belt retractor will lock
into position. In certain frontal collisions,
the pre-tensioner will activate and pull
the seat belt into tighter contact against
the occupant's body.
If the system senses excessive seat belt
tension on the driver or passenger's seat
belt when the pre-tensioner activates, the
load limiter inside the pre-tensioner will
release some of the pressure on the
affected seat belt. (if equipped)
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The seat belt pre-tensioner system consists mainly of the following components.
Their locations are shown in the illustration:
1. SRS air bag warning light
2. Retractor pre-tensioner assembly
3. SRS control module
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WARNING
To obtain maximum benefit from a
pre-tensioner seat belt:
1. The seat belt must be worn correctly and adjusted to the proper
position. Please read and follow
all of the important information
and precautions about your vehicle’s occupant safety features –
including seat belts and air bags
– that are provided in this manual.
2. Be sure you and your passengers always wear seat belts properly.
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
• Both the driver's and front passenger's pre-tensioner seat belts will be
activated in certain frontal collisions.
The pre-tensioner seat belts can be
activated, where the frontal collision
is severe enough, together with the air
bags.
The pre-tensioners will not be activated if the seat belts are not being worn
at the time of the collision.
• When the pre-tensioner seat belts are
activated, a loud noise may be heard
and fine dust, which may appear to be
smoke, may be visible in the passenger
compartment. These are normal operating conditions and are not hazardous.
• Although it is harmless, the fine dust
may cause skin irritation and should
not be breathed for prolonged periods. Wash all exposed skin areas thoroughly after an accident in which the
pre-tensioner seat belts were activated.
Because the sensor that activates the
SRS air bag is connected with the pretensioner seat belt, the SRS air bag
AIR
warning light BAG
on the instrument
panel will illuminate for approximately
6 seconds after the ignition switch has
been turned to the ON position, and
then it should turn off.
CAUTION
If the pre-tensioner seat belt is not
working properly, this warning light
will illuminate even if there is no
malfunction of the SRS air bag. If
the SRS air bag warning light does
not illuminate when the ignition
switch is turned to ON, or if it
remains illuminated after illuminating for approximately 6 seconds, or
if it illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, please have an
authorized KIA dealer inspect the
pre-tensioner seat belt or SRS air
bag system as soon as possible.
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WARNING
• Pre-tensioners are designed to
operate only one time. After activation, pre-tensioner seat belts
must be replaced. All seat belts,
of any type, should always be
replaced after they have been
worn during a collision.
• The pre-tensioner seat belt
assembly mechanisms become
hot during activation. Do not
touch the pre-tensioner seat belt
assemblies for several minutes
after they have been activated.
• Do not attempt to inspect or
replace the pre-tensioner seat
belts yourself. This must be done
by an authorized KIA dealer.
• Do not strike the pre-tensioner
seat belt assemblies.
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• Improper handling of the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies, and
failure to heed the warnings not
to strike, modify, inspect, replace,
service or repair the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies may lead
to improper operation or inadvertent activation and serious injury.
• Always wear the seat belts when
driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
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Seat belt precautions
WARNING
All occupants of the vehicle must
wear their seat belts at all times.
Seat belts and child restraints
reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injuries for all occupants in the
event of a collision or sudden stop.
Without a seat belt, occupants
could be shifted too close to a
deploying air bag, strike the interior
structure or be thrown from the
vehicle. Properly worn seat belts
greatly reduce these hazards.
Even with advanced air bags,
unbelted occupants can be severely injured by a deploying air bag.
Always follow the precautions
about seat belts, air bags and occupant seating contained in this manual.
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Infant or small child
You should be aware of the specific
requirements in your country. Child
and/or infant seats must be properly
placed and installed in the rear seat. For
more information about the use of these
restraints, refer to “Child restraint system” in this section.
WARNING
Every person in your vehicle needs
to be properly restrained at all
times, including infants and children. Never hold a child in your
arms or lap when riding in a vehicle. The violent forces created during a crash will tear the child from
your arms and throw the child
against the interior. Always use a
child restraint appropriate for your
child's height and weight.
✽ NOTICE
Small children are best protected from
injury in an accident when properly
restrained in the rear seat by a child
restraint system that meets the requirements of safety standards of your country. Before buying any child restraint
system, make sure that it has a label certifying that it meets safety standards of
your country. The restraint must be
appropriate for your child's height and
weight. Check the label on the child
restraint for this information. Refer to
“Child restraint system” in this section.
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Larger children
Children who are too large for child
restraint systems should always occupy
the rear seat and use the available
lap/shoulder belts. The lap portion should
be fastened snug on the hips and as low
as possible. Check belt fit periodically. A
child's squirming could put the belt out of
position. Children are afforded the most
safety in the event of an accident when
they are restrained by a proper restraint
system in the rear seat. If a larger child
(over age 12) must be seated in the front
seat, the child should be securely
restrained by the available lap/shoulder
belt and the seat should be placed in the
rearmost position. Children age 12 and
under should be restrained securely in
the rear seat. NEVER place a child age
12 and under in the front seat. NEVER
place a rear facing child seat in the front
seat of a vehicle.
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Safety features of your vehicle
If the shoulder belt portion slightly touches the child’s neck or face, try placing the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. If
the shoulder belt still touches their face
or neck they need to be returned to a
child restraint system.
WARNING - Shoulder belts
on small children
• Never allow a shoulder belt to be
in contact with a child’s neck or
face while the vehicle is in
motion.
• If seat belts are not properly worn
and adjusted on children, there is
a risk of death or serious injury.
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Pregnant women
The use of a seat belt is recommended
for pregnant women to lessen the chance
of injury in an accident. When a seat belt
is used, the lap belt portion should be
placed as low and snugly as possible on
the hips, not across the abdomen. For
specific recommendations, consult a
physician.
Do not lie down
To reduce the chance of injuries in the
event of an accident and to achieve maximum effectiveness of the restraint system,
all passengers should be sitting up and the
front and rear (2nd and/or 3rd row) seats
should be in an upright position when the
car is moving.
A seat belt cannot provide proper protection if the person is lying down in the rear
seat or if the front and rear (2nd and/or 3rd
row) seats are in a reclined position.
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Injured person
A seat belt should be used when an
injured person is being transported.
When this is necessary, you should consult a physician for recommendations.
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One person per belt
Two people (including children) should
never attempt to use a single seat belt.
This could increase the severity of
injuries in case of an accident.
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WARNING
Riding with a reclined seatback
increases your chance of serious or
fatal injuries in the event of a collision or sudden stop. The protection
of your restraint system (seat belts
and air bags) is greatly reduced by
reclining your seat. Seat belts must
be snug against your hips and
chest to work properly. The more
the seatback is reclined, the greater
the chance that an occupant's hips
will slide under the lap belt causing
serious internal injuries or the
occupant's neck could strike the
shoulder belt. Drivers and passengers should always sit well back in
their seats, properly belted, and
with the seatbacks upright.
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Care of seat belts
Periodic inspection
We recommend that all seat belts be
inspected periodically for wear or damage of any kind. Any damaged parts
should be replaced as soon as possible.
Seat belt systems should never be disassembled or modified. In addition, care
should be taken to assure that seat belts
and belt hardware are not damaged by
seat hinges, doors or other abuse.
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WARNING
When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after the rear
seatback has been folded down, be
careful not to damage the seat belt
webbing or buckle. Be sure that the
webbing or buckle does not get
caught or pinched in the rear seat.
A seat belt with damaged webbing
or buckle will not be as strong and
could possibly fail during a collision or sudden stop, resulting in
serious injury.
Keep belts clean and dry
Seat belts should be kept clean and dry.
If belts become dirty, they can be
cleaned by using a mild soap solution
and warm water. Bleach, dye, strong
detergents or abrasives should not be
used because they may damage and
weaken the fabric.
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When to replace seat belts
Entire in-use seat belt assembly or
assemblies should be replaced if the
vehicle has been involved in an accident.
This should be done even if no damage
is visible. Additional questions concerning seat belt operation should be directed
to an authorized KIA dealer.
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CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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Children riding in the car should sit in the
rear seat and must always be properly
restrained to minimize the risk of injury in
an accident, sudden stop or sudden
maneuver. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seats than in the
front seat. Larger children not in a child
restraint should use one of the seat belts
provided.
You should be aware of the specific
requirements in your country. Child
and/or infant safety seats must be properly placed and installed in the rear seat.
You must use a commercially available
child restraint system that meets the
requirements of the Safety Standards of
your country.
Children could be injured or killed in a
crash if their restraints are not properly
secured. For small children and babies, a
child seat or infant seat must be used.
Before buying a particular child restraint
system, make sure it fits your car seat
and seat belts, and fits your child. Follow
all the instructions provided by the manufacturer when installing the child
restraint system.
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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-side air bag to deploy,
it could severely injure or kill an
infant or child seated in an infant
or child seat. Thus only use a
child restraint in the rear seat of
your vehicle.
• A seat belt or child restraint system can become very hot if it is
left in a closed vehicle on a sunny
day, even if the outside temperature does not feel hot. Be sure to
check the seat cover and buckles
before placing a child there.
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• When the child restraint system
is not in use, store it in the luggage area or fasten it with a seat
belt so that it will not be thrown
forward in the case of a sudden
stop or an accident.
• Children may be seriously injured
or killed by an inflating air bag.
All children, even those too large
for child restraints, must ride in
the rear seat.
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WARNING
To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries:
• Children of all ages are safer
when restrained in the rear seat.
A child riding in the front passenger seat can be forcefully struck
by an inflating air bag resulting in
serious or fatal injuries.
• Always follow the instructions for
installation and use of the child
restraint maker.
• Always make sure the child seat
is secured properly in the car and
your child is securely restrained
in the child seat.
• Never hold a child in your arms or
lap when riding in a vehicle. The
violent forces created during a
crash will tear the child from your
arms and throw the child against
the car’s interior.
• Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash,
the belt could press deep into the
child causing serious internal
injuries.
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• Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle – not even for a short
time. The car can heat up very
quickly, resulting in serious
injuries to children inside. Even
very young children may inadvertently cause the vehicle to move,
entangle themselves in the windows, or lock themselves or others inside the vehicle.
• Never allow two children, or any
two persons, to use the same
seat belt.
• Children often squirm and reposition themselves improperly.
Never let a child ride with the
shoulder belt under their arm or
behind their back. Always properly position and secure children in
rear seat.
• Never allow a child to stand-up or
kneel on the seat or floorboard of
a moving vehicle. During a collision or sudden stop, the child
can be violently thrown against
the vehicles interior, resulting in
serious injury.
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• Never use an infant carrier or a
child safety seat that "hooks"
over a seatback, it may not provide adequate security in an accident.
• Seat belts can become very hot,
especially when the car is parked
in direct sunlight. Always check
seat belt buckles before fastening them over a child.
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For safety reasons, we recommend that
the child restraint system be used in the
rear seats.
Rearward-facing child restraint system
WARNING
CRS
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.
Forward-facing child restraint system
Since all passenger seat belts move
freely under normal conditions and only
lock under extreme or emergency conditions (emergency lock mode), you must
manually change these seat belts to the
auto lock mode to secure a child
restraint.
WARNING - Child seat
installation
• Before installing the child
restraint system, read the
instructions supplied by the child
restraint system manufacturer.
• If the seat belt does not operate
as described in this section, have
the system checked immediately
by your authorized KIA dealer.
• Failure to observe this manual's
instructions regarding child
restraint system and the instructions provided with the child
restraint system could increase
the chance and/or severity of
injury in an accident.
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Using a child restraint system
For small children and babies, the use of
a child seat or infant seat is required. 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.
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Placing a passenger seat belt into
the auto lock mode
The use of the auto lock mode will
ensure that the normal movement of the
child in the vehicle does not cause the
seat 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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To install a child restraint system on the
outboard or center rear seats, do the following:
1. Place the child restraint system in the
seat and route the lap/shoulder belt
around or through the restraint, following the restraint manufacturer’s
instructions. Be sure the seat belt webbing is not twisted.
2. Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch into
the buckle. Listen for the distinct “click”
sound.
Position the release button so that it is
easy to access in case of an emergency.
3. Pull the shoulder portion of the seat
belt all the way out. When the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is fully extended, it will shift the retractor to the “Auto
Lock” (child restraint) mode.
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Safety features of your vehicle
"Click"
WARNING - Auto lock
mode
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4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of
the seat belt to retract and listen for an
audible “clicking” or “ratcheting” sound.
This indicates that the retractor is in
the “Auto Lock” mode. If no distinct
sound is heard, repeat steps 3 and 4.
5. Remove as much slack from the belt
as possible by pushing down on the
child restraint system while feeding the
shoulder belt back into the retractor.
6. Push and pull on the child restraint
system to confirm that the seat belt is
holding it firmly in place. If it is not,
release the seat belt and repeat steps
2 through 6.
7. Double check that the retractor is in
the “Auto Lock” mode by attempting to
pull more of the seat belt out of the
retractor. If you cannot, the retractor is
in the “Auto Lock” mode.
To remove the child restraint, press the
release button on the buckle and then
pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the
restraint and allow the seat belt to retract
fully.
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The lap/shoulder belt automatically
returns to the “emergency lock
mode” whenever the belt is allowed
to retract fully. Therefore, the preceding seven steps must be followed each time a child restraint is
installed.
If the retractor is not in the
Automatic Locking mode, the child
restraint can move when your vehicle turns or stops suddenly. A child
can be seriously injured or killed if
the child restraint is not properly
anchored to the car, including setting the retractor to the Automatic
Locking mode.
When the seat belt is allowed to
retract to its fully stowed position, the
retractor will automatically switch
from the “Auto Lock” mode to the
emergency lock mode for normal
adult usage.
Safety features of your vehicle
7-seater
WARNING
A child can be seriously injured or
killed in a collision if the child
restraint is not properly anchored
to the car and the child is not properly restrained in the child restraint.
Always follow the child seat manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
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1. 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.
2. Connect the tether strap hook to the
appropriate child restraint hook holder
and tighten to secure the seat.
WARNING - Tether strap
Never mount more than one child
restraint to a single tether or to a
single lower anchorage point. The
increased load caused by multiple
seats may cause the tethers or
anchorage points to break, causing
serious injury or death.
Securing a child restraint seat with
tether anchor system
Child restraint hook holders are located
on the floor behind the rear seats (or on
the back of the rear seatbacks).
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Child restraint
check
Check that the child restraint system is secure by pushing and
pulling it in different directions.
Incorrectly fitted child restraints
may swing, twist, tip or separate
causing death or serious injury.
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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Securing a child restraint seat with
child seat lower anchor system
Some child seat manufacturers make
child restraint seats that are labeled as
LATCH or LATCH-compatible child
restraint seats. LATCH stands for "Lower
anchors and Tethers for Children". These
seats include two rigid or webbing
mounted attachments that connect to
two LATCH anchors at specific seating
positions in your vehicle. This type of
child restraint seat eliminates the need to
use seat belts to attach the child seat in
the rear seats.
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There is a child restraint 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.
Safety features of your vehicle
Once you have installed the LATCH child
restraint, assure that the seat is properly
attached to the LATCH 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
When using the vehicle's "LATCH"
system to install a child restraint
system in the rear seat, all unused
vehicle rear seat belt metal latch
plates or tabs must be latched
securely in their seat belt buckles
and the seat belt webbing must be
retracted behind the child restraint
to prevent the child from reaching
and taking hold of unretracted seat
belts. Unlatched metal latch plates
or tabs may allow the child to reach
the unretracted seat belts which
may result in strangulation and a
serious injury or death to the child
in the child restraint.
WARNING
Install the child restraint seat fully
rearward against the seatback with
the seatback reclined one position
from the most upright latched position.
WARNING
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LATCH anchors have been provided in
your vehicle. The LATCH anchors are
located in the left and right outboard rear
seating positions. Their locations are
shown in the illustration. There is no
LATCH anchor provided for the center
rear seating position.
The LATCH anchors are located between
the seatback and the seat cushion of the
rear seat left and right outboard seating
positions.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions to properly install child
restraint seats with LATCH or LATCHcompatible attachments.
If the child restraint is not anchored
properly, the risk of a child being
seriously injured or killed in a collision greatly increases.
WARNING - LATCH lower
anchors
LATCH lower anchors are only to
be used with the left and right rear
outboard seating positions. Never
attempt to attach an LATCH
equipped seat in the center seating
position. You may damage the
anchors or the anchors may fail
and break in a collision.
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Safety features of your vehicle
AIR BAG - ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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(1) Driver’s front air bag
(2) Passenger’s front air bag
(3) Side air bag*
(4) Curtain air bag*
* : if equipped
WARNING
Even in vehicles with air bags, you
and your passengers must always
wear the safety belts provided in
order to minimize the risk and
severity of injury in the event of a
collision or rollover.
* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Safety features of your vehicle
12. Driver’s seat track position sensor
13. Driver’s and front passenger’s seat
belt buckle sensors
*: if equipped
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SRS components and functions
The SRS consists of the following components:
1. Driver's front air bag module
2. Passenger's front air bag module
3. Side air bag modules*
4. Curtain air bag modules*
5. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies
6. Air bag warning light
7. SRS control module (SRSCM)
8. Front impact sensors
9. Side impact sensors*
10. “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator (Front passenger’s seat only)
11. Occupant classification system
(Front passenger’s seat only)
The SRSCM continually monitors all
SRS components while the ignition
switch is ON to determine if a crash
impact is severe enough to require air
bag deployment or pre-tensioner seat
belt deployment.
The SRS "AIR BAG" warning light on the
instrument panel will illuminate for about
6 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, after which the
SRS "AIR BAG" warning light should go
out.
If any of the following conditions occurs,
this indicates a malfunction of the SRS.
Have an authorized KIA dealer inspect
the air bag system as soon as possible.
• The light does not turn on briefly when
you turn the ignition ON.
• The light stays on after illuminating for
approximately 6 seconds.
• The light comes on while the vehicle is
in motion.
Driver’s front air bag (1)
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The air bag modules are located both in
the center of the steering wheel and in
the front passenger's panel above the
glove box. When the SRSCM detects a
sufficiently severe impact to the front of
the vehicle, it will automatically deploy
the front air bags.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Driver’s front air bag (2)
Driver’s front air bag (3)
Passenger’s front air bag
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Upon deployment, tear seams molded
directly into the pad covers will separate
under pressure from the expansion of the
air bags. Further opening of the covers
then allows full inflation of the air bags.
A fully inflated air bag, in combination
with a properly worn seat belt, slows the
driver's or the passenger's forward
motion, reducing the risk of head and
chest injury.
After complete inflation, the air bag
immediately starts deflating, enabling the
driver to maintain forward visibility and
the ability to steer or operate other controls.
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WARNING
• Do not install or place any accessories (drink holder, cassette
holder, sticker, etc.) on the front
passenger's panel above the
glove box in a vehicle with a passenger's air bag. Such objects
may become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the passenger's air bag inflates.
• When installing a container of liquid air freshener inside the vehicle, do not place it near the
instrument cluster nor on the
instrument panel surface.
It may become a dangerous projectile and cause injury if the passenger's air bag inflates.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• If an air bag deploys, there may
be a loud noise followed by a fine
dust released in the vehicle.
These conditions are normal and
are not hazardous - the air bags
are packed in this fine powder.
The dust generated during air
bag deployment may cause skin
or eye irritation as well as aggravate asthma for some persons.
Always wash all exposed skin
areas thoroughly with lukewarm
water and a mild soap after an
accident in which the air bags
were deployed.
• The SRS can function only when
the ignition switch is in the ON
position. If the SRS "AIR BAG"
warning light does not illuminate,
or continuously remains on after
illuminating for about 6 seconds
when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position, or after the
engine is started, comes on while
driving, the SRS is not working
properly. If this occurs, have your
vehicle immediately inspected by
an authorized KIA dealer.
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• Before you replace a fuse or disconnect a battery terminal, turn
the ignition switch to the LOCK
position and remove the ignition
switch. Never remove or replace
the air bag related fuse(s) when
the ignition switch is in the ON
position. Failure to heed this
warning will cause the SRS “AIR
BAG” warning light to illuminate.
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Occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with an occupant classification system in the front
passenger's seat.
The occupant classification system is
designed to detect the presence of a
properly-seated front passenger and
determine if the passenger's front air bag
should be enabled (may inflate) or not.
The driver's front air bag is not affected
or controlled by the occupant classification system.
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Safety features of your vehicle
If the front passenger seat is occupied by
a person that the system determines to
be of adult size, and he/she sits properly
(sitting upright with the seatback in an
upright position, centered on the seat
cushion with their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on the
floor), the "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF"
indicator will be turned off and the front
passenger's air bag will be able to inflate,
if necessary, in frontal crashes.
You will find the "PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF" indicator on the center facia panel.
This system detects the conditions 1~4
in the following table and activates or
deactivates the front passenger air bag
based on these conditions.
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Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system
Indicator/Warning light
Condition
detected by the "PASSENGER
occupant classi- AIR BAG OFF" SRS warning
light
fication system indicator light
1. Adult *1
Front passenger air bag
Side air bag
Curtain air bag
Off
Off
Activated
Activated
Activated
On
Off
Deactivated
Activated
Activated
On
Off
Deactivated
Deactivated
Activated
Off
On
Activated
Activated
Activated
2. Child* or
2
child restraint
system*
3
3. Unoccupied
4. There is a
malfunction
in the system
*1) The system judges a person of adult
size as an adult. When a smaller
adult sits in the front passenger seat,
the system may recognize him/her
as a child depending on his/her
physique and posture.
*2) Do not allow children to ride in the
front passenger seat. When a larger
child who has outgrown a child
restraint system sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as an adult depending
on his/her physique or posture.
*3) Never install a child restraint system
on the front passenger seat.
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Devices
WARNING
Riding in an improper position or
placing weight on the front passenger's seat when it is unoccupied by
a passenger adversely affects the
occupant classification system
(OCS).
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- Never put a heavy load in the
front passenger seat or seatback
pocket.
- Never sit with hips shifted
towards the front of the seat.
- Never place feet on the dashboard.
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- Never place feet on the front passenger seatback.
- Never excessively recline the
front passenger seatback.
- Never lean on the center console.
- Never sit on one side of the front
passenger seat.
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Safety features of your vehicle
If the "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" indicator is still on, ask the passenger to
move to the rear seat.
Proper position
WARNING
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When an adult is seated in the front passenger seat, if the “PASSENGER AIR
BAG OFF” indicator is on, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and ask
the passenger to sit properly (sitting
upright with the seat back in an upright
position, centered on the seat cushion
with their seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the floor).
Restart the engine and have the person
remain in that position. This will allow the
system to detect the person and to
enable the passenger air bag.
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Do not allow an adult passenger to
ride in the front seat when the
“PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator is illuminated, because the air
bag will not deploy in the event of a
crash. If the "PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF" indicator remains illuminated
after the passenger repositions
themselves properly and the car is
restarted, it is recommended that
passenger move to the rear seat
because the passenger's front air
bag will not deploy.
Front seat passengers must stay
properly seated to avoid serious
injury from a deploying air bag.
✽ NOTICE
The "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF"
indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position or after the engine is
started. If the front passenger seat is
occupied, the occupant classification
sensor will then classify the front passenger after several more seconds.
WARNING
Do not put a heavy load in the front
passenger seatback pocket or on
the front passenger seat. Do not
hang onto the front passenger seat.
Do not hang any items such as
seatback table on the front passenger seatback. Do not place feet on
the front passenger seatback. Do
not place any items under the front
passenger seat. Any of these could
interfere with proper sensor operation.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant classification system, never install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger's seat. A deploying air
bag can forcefully strike a child
resulting in serious injuries or
death. Any child age 12 and
under should ride in the rear seat.
Children too large for child
restraints should use the available lap/shoulder belts. No matter
what type of crash, children of all
ages are safer when restrained in
the rear seat.
• If the "PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF" indicator is illuminated
when the front passenger's seat
is occupied by an adult and
he/she sits properly (sitting
upright with the seatback in an
upright position, centered on the
seat cushion with their seat belt
on, legs comfortably extended
and their feet on the floor), have
that person sit in the rear seat.
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• Do not modify or replace the front
passenger seat. Don't place anything on or attach anything such
as a blanket or after market seat
heater to the front passenger
seat. This can adversely affect the
occupant classification system.
• Do not sit on sharp objects such
as tools when occupying the
front passenger seat. This can
adversely affect the occupant
classification system.
• Do not use accessory seat covers on the front seats.
• Accident statistics show that
children are safer if they are
restrained in the rear, as opposed
to the front seat. It is recommended that child restraints be
secured in a rear seat, including
an infant riding in a rear-facing
infant seat, a child riding in a forward-facing child seat and an
older child riding in a booster
seat.
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• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized KIA dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• A smaller-stature adult who is not
seated correctly (for example:
seat excessively reclined, leaning
on the center console, or hips
shifted forward in the seat) can
cause a condition where the
advanced frontal air bag system
senses less weight than if the
occupant were seated properly
(sitting upright with the seatback
in an upright position, centered
on the seat cushion with their
seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the
floor).
This condition can result in an
adult potentially being misclassified and illumination of the "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" indicator.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Driver’s front air bag
Passenger’s front air bag
WARNING
If the occupant classification system is not working properly, the
SRS air bag warning light
on
the instrument panel will illuminate
because the passenger's front air
bag is connected with the occupant
classification system. If there is a
malfunction of the occupant classification system, the "PASSENGER
AIR BAG OFF" indicator will not
illuminate and the passenger's
front air bag will inflate in frontal
impact crashes even if there is no
occupant in the front passenger's
seat. If the SRS air bag warning
light does not illuminate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, remains illuminated after
approximately 6 seconds when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, or if it illuminates while
the vehicle is being driven, have an
authorized KIA dealer inspect the
occupant classification system and
the SRS air bag system as soon as
possible.
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Driver's and passenger's front air
bag
Your vehicle is equipped with a
Supplemental Restraint (Air Bag)
System. The indications of the system's
presence are the letters "SRS AIR BAG"
embossed on the air bag pad cover in the
steering wheel and the passenger's side
front panel pad above the glove box.
The SRS consists of air bags installed
under the pad covers in the center of the
steering wheel and the passenger's side
front panel above the glove box.
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The purpose of the SRS is to provide the
vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that
offered by the seat belt system alone in
case of a frontal impact of sufficient
severity. The SRS uses sensors to gather information about the driver's seat
position, the driver's and front passenger's seat belt usage and impact severity.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
If a seat track position sensor or an
occupant classification system is
not working properly, the SRS air
AIR
bag warning light BAG
on the instrument panel will illuminate because
the SRS air bag warning light is
connected with the seat track position sensor and the occupant classification system. If the SRS air bag
warning light does not illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position, remains illuminated after approximately 6 seconds when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, have an authorized
KIA dealer inspect the advanced
SRS air bag system as soon as
possible.
The driver's seat track position sensor,
which is installed on the seat track, determine if the seat is fore or aft of a reference position. The seat belt buckle sensors determine if the driver and front passenger's seat belts are fastened. These
sensors provide the ability to control the
SRS deployment based on how close the
driver's seat is to the steering wheel,
whether or not the seat belts are fastened, and how severe the impact is.
Additionally, your vehicle 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 air bag under certain conditions. For more detail, see "Occupant
classification system" in this section.
The advanced SRS offers the ability to
control the air bag inflation with two levels. A first stage level is provided for
moderate-severity impacts. A second
stage level is provided for more severe
impacts.
According to the impact severity, seating
position and seat belt usage, the SRSCM
(SRS Control Module) controls the air
bag inflation. Failure to properly wear
seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Modification to the seat structure
can adversely affect the seat
track position sensor and cause
the air bag to deploy at a different
level than should be provided.
• Do not place any objects underneath the front seats as they
could damage the seat track
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 track
position sensor.
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WARNING
• Manufacturers are required by
government regulations to provide a contact point concerning
modifications to the vehicle for
persons with disabilities, which
modifications may affect the
vehicle’s advanced air bag system. However, KIA does not
endorse nor will it support any
changes to any part or structure
of the vehicle that could affect
the advanced air bag system,
including the occupant classification system.
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Specifically, the front passenger
seat, dashboard or door should
not be replaced except by an
authorized KIA dealer using original KIA parts designed for this
vehicle and model. Any other
such replacement or modification
could adversely affect the operation of the occupant classification system and your advanced
air bags. For the same reason, do
not attach anything to the seat,
dashboard or door, even temporarily. If the system is adversely affected, it could cause severe
personal injuries or death in a
collision.
Safety features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• Be sure to read information about the
SRS on the labels provided on the sun
visor.
• Advanced air bags are combined with
pre-tensioner seat belts to help provide enhanced occupant protection in
frontal crashes. Front air bags are not
intended to deploy in collisions in
which sufficient protection can be
provided by the pre-tensioner seat
belt.
WARNING
Always use seat belts and child
restraints – every trip, every time,
everyone! Air bags inflate with considerable force and in the blink of
an eye. Seat belts help keep occupants in proper position to obtain
maximum benefit from the air bag.
Even with advanced air bags,
improperly and unbelted occupants
can be severely injured when the
air bag inflates. Always follow the
precautions about seat belts, air
bags and occupant safety contained in this manual.
To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries and receive the maximum safety benefit from your
restraint system:
• Never place a child in any child or
booster seat in the front seat.
• ABC – Always Buckle Children in
the back seat. It is the safest
place for children of any age to
ride.
• Front and side air bags can injure
occupants improperly positioned
in the front seats.
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• Move your seat as far back as
practical from the front air bags,
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle.
• You and your passengers should
never sit or lean unnecessarily
close to the air bags. Improperly
positioned drivers and passengers can be severely injured by
inflating air bags.
• Never lean against the door or
center console – always sit in an
upright position.
• Do not allow a passenger ride in
the front seat when the “PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator is
illuminated, because the air bag
will not deploy in the event of a
moderate or severe frontal crash.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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• No objects should be placed over
or near the air bag modules on
the steering wheel, instrument
panel, and the front passenger's
panel above the glove box,
because any such object could
cause harm if the vehicle is in a
crash severe enough to cause
the air bags to deploy.
• Never place covers, blankets or
aftermarket seat warmers on the
passenger seat as these may
interfere with the occupant classification system.
• Do not tamper with or disconnect
SRS wiring or other components
of the SRS system. Doing so
could result in injury, due to accidental deployment of the air bags
or by rendering the SRS inoperative.
• If the SRS air bag warning light
remains illuminated while the
vehicle is being driven, have an
authorized KIA dealer inspect the
air bag system as soon as possible.
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• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized KIA dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• The SRS is designed to deploy
the front air bags only when an
impact is sufficiently severe and
when the impact angle is less
than 30° from the forward longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
Additionally, the air bags will only
deploy once. Seat belts must be
worn at all times.
• Front air bags are not intended to
deploy in side-impact, rearimpact or rollover crashes. In
addition, front air bags will not
deploy in frontal crashes below
the deployment threshold.
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Rear impact
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Side impact
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Safety features of your vehicle
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• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant classification system, do not install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger seat position. A child
restraint system must never be
placed in the front seat.The infant
or child could be severely injured
or killed by an air bag deployment
in case of an accident.
• Children age 12 and under must
always be properly restrained in
the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must
be seated in the front seat, he or
she must be properly belted and
the seat should be moved as far
back as possible.
• For maximum safety protection in
all types of crashes, all occupants including the driver should
always wear their seat belts
whether or not an air bag is also
provided at their seating position
to minimize the risk of severe
injury or death in the event of a
crash. Do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the air bag while
the vehicle is in motion.
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• Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious or fatal
injury in a crash. All occupants
should sit upright with the seat
back in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with
their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on
the floor until the vehicle is
parked and the ignition key is
removed.
• The SRS air bag system must
deploy very rapidly to provide
protection in a crash. If an occupant is out of position because of
not wearing a seat belt, the air
bag may forcefully contact the
occupant causing serious or fatal
injuries.
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OUN026141
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Side air bag (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with a side air
bag in each front seat. The purpose of
the air bag is to provide the vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that offered by the
seat belt alone.
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Safety features of your vehicle
The side impact air bags are designed to
deploy only during certain side-impact
collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact. The
side air bags are not designed to deploy
in all side impact situations.
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WARNING
• The side air bag is supplemental
to the driver's and the passenger's seat belt systems and is not
a substitute for them. Therefore
your seat belts must be worn at
all times while the vehicle is in
motion. The air bags deploy only
in certain side impact conditions
severe enough to cause significant injury to the vehicle occupants.
• For best protection from the side
air bag system and to avoid being
injured by the deploying side air
bag, both front seat occupants
should sit in an upright position
with the seat belt properly fastened. The driver's hands should
be placed on the steering wheel
at the 9:00 and 3:00 positions.
The passenger's arms and hands
should be placed on their laps.
• Do not use any accessory seat
covers.
• Use of seat covers could reduce
or prevent the effectiveness of
the system.
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• Do not install any accessories on
the side or near the side air bag.
• Do not place any objects over the
air bag or between the air bag
and yourself.
• Do not place any objects (an
umbrella, bag, etc.) between the
front door and the front seat.
Such objects may become dangerous projectiles and cause
injury if the supplemental side air
bag inflates.
• To prevent unexpected deployment of the side air bag that may
result in personal injury, avoid
impact to the side impact sensor
when the ignition switch is on.
• If seat or seat cover is damaged,
have the vehicle checked and
repaired by an authorized KIA
dealer. Inform that your vehicle is
equipped with side air bags and
an occupant classification system.
Safety features of your vehicle
The curtain air bags are designed to
deploy only during certain side impact
collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and impact. The curtain
air bags are not designed to deploy in all
side impact situations, collisions from the
front or rear of the vehicle or in most
rollover situations.
WARNING
OUN026111
OUN026091
C040700AUN
Curtain air bag (if equipped)
Curtain air bags 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.
• In order for side and curtain air
bags to provide the best protection, both front seat occupants
and both outboard rear occupants should sit in an upright
position with the seat belts properly fastened. Importantly, children should sit in a proper child
restraint system in the rear seat.
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• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats, they must be
seated in the proper child
restraint system. Make sure to
put the child restraint system as
far away from the door side as
possible, and secure the child
restraint system in a locked position.
• Do not allow the passengers to
lean their heads or bodies onto
doors, put their arms on the
doors, stretch their arms out of
the window, or place objects
between the doors and passengers when they are seated on
seats equipped with side and/or
curtain air bags.
• Never try to open or repair any
components of the side curtain
air bag system. This should only
be done by an authorized KIA
dealer.
Failure to follow the above mentioned instructions can result in
injury or death to the vehicle occupants in an accident.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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Why didn’t my air bag go off in a
collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)
There are many types of accidents in
which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection.
These include rear impacts, second or
third collisions in multiple impact
accidents, as well as low speed
impacts. In other words, just because
your vehicle is damaged and even if it
is totally unusable, don’t be surprised
that the air bags did not inflate.
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2
3
4
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Air bag collision sensors
(1) SRS control module
(2) Front impact sensor
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(3) Side impact sensor (if equipped)
(4) Side impact sensor (if equipped)
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Do not hit or allow any objects to
impact the locations where air
bags or sensors are installed.
This may cause unexpected air
bag deployment, which could
result in serious personal injury
or death.
• If the installation location or
angle of the sensors is altered in
any way, the air bags may deploy
when they should not or they may
not deploy when they should,
causing severe injury or death.
Therefore, do not try to perform
maintenance on or around the air
bag sensors. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized KIA dealer.
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• Problems may arise if the sensor
installation angles are changed
due to the deformation of the
front bumper, body or B, C pillar
where side collision sensors are
installed. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized KIA dealer.
• Your vehicle has been designed
to absorb impact and deploy the
air bag(s) in certain collisions.
Installing aftermarket bumper
guards or replacing a bumper
with non-genuine parts may
adversely affect your vehicle’s
collision and air bag deployment
performance.
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Air bag inflation conditions
Front air bags
Front air bags are designed to inflate in a
frontal collision depending on the intensity, speed or angles of impact of the front
collision.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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OUN026090
Side and/or curtain air bags (if equipped)
Side and/or curtain air bags are
designed to inflate when an impact is
detected by side collision sensors
depending on the strength, speed or
angles of impact resulting from a side
impact collision.
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Although the front air bags (driver’s and
front passenger’s air bags) are designed
to inflate only in frontal collisions, they
also may inflate in other types of collisions if the front impact sensors detect a
sufficient impact. Side air bags (side
and/or curtain air bags) are designed to
inflate only in side impact collisions, but
they may inflate in other collisions if the
side impact sensors detect a sufficient
impact.
If the vehicle chassis is impacted by
bumps or objects on unimproved roads
or sidewalks, air bags may deploy. Drive
carefully on unimproved roads or on surfaces not designed for vehicle traffic to
prevent unintended air bag deployment.
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C040802AUN
Air bag non-inflation conditions
• In certain low-speed collisions the air
bags may not deploy. The air bags are
designed not to deploy in such cases
because they may not provide benefits
beyond the protection of the seat belts
in such collisions.
Safety features of your vehicle
OUN036087
OVQ036018N
1VQA2089
• Frontal air bags are not designed to
inflate in rear collisions, because occupants are moved backward by the
force of the impact. In this case, inflated air bags would not be able to provide any additional benefit.
• Front air bags may not inflate in side
impact collisions, because occupants
move to the direction of the collision,
and thus in side impacts, frontal air bag
deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.
However, side or curtain air bags may
inflate depending on the intensity, vehicle speed and angles of impact.
• In a slant or angled collision, the force
of impact may direct the occupants in a
direction where the air bags would not
be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the sensors may not
deploy any air bags.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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1VQA2091
1VQA2092
• Just before impact, drivers often brake
heavily. Such heavy braking lowers the
front portion of the vehicle causing it to
“ride” under a vehicle with a higher
ground clearance. Air bags may not
inflate in this "under-ride" situation
because deceleration forces that are
detected by sensors may be significantly reduced by such “under-ride”
collisions.
• Air bags may not inflate in rollover accidents because air bag deployment
would not provide protection to the
occupants.
However, side and/or curtain air bags
may inflate when the vehicle is rolled
over by a side impact collision, if the
vehicle is equipped with side air bags
and curtain air bags.
• Air bags may not inflate if the vehicle
collides with objects such as utility
poles or trees, where the point of
impact is concentrated to one area and
the full force of the impact is not delivered to the sensors.
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Safety features of your vehicle
C040900AUN
How does the air bag system
operate
• Air bag are activated (able to inflate if
necessary) only when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON or START
position.
• Air bags inflate instantly in the event of
a serious frontal or side collision (if
equipped with side air bag or curtain
air bag) in order to help protect the
occupants from serious physical injury.
• There is no single speed at which the
air bags will inflate.
Generally, air bags are designed to
inflate by the severity of a collision and
its direction. These two factors determine whether the sensors send out an
electronic deployment/inflation signal.
• Air bag deployment depends on a
number of factors including vehicle
speed, angles of impact and the density and stiffness of the vehicles or
objects which your vehicle hits in the
collision. Though, factors are not limited to those mentioned above.
• The front air bags will completely
inflate and deflate in an instant.
It is virtually impossible for you to see
the air bags inflate during an accident.
It is much more likely that you will simply see the deflated air bags hanging
out of their storage compartments after
the collision.
• In order to help provide protection in a
severe collision, the air bags must
inflate rapidly. The speed of air bag
inflation is a consequence of the
extremely short time in which a collision
occurs and the need to get the air bag
between the occupant and the vehicle
structures before the occupant impacts
those structures. This speed of inflation
reduces the risk of serious or lifethreatening injuries in a severe collision
and is thus a necessary part of air bag
design.
However, air bag inflation can also
cause injuries which normally can
include facial abrasions, bruises and
broken bones, and sometimes more
severe injuries because the inflation
speed also causes the air bags to
expand with a great deal of force.
• There are even circumstances
under which contact with the steering wheel air bag can cause fatal
injuries, especially if the occupant
is positioned excessively close to
the steering wheel.
WARNING
• To avoid severe personal injury
or death caused by deploying air
bags in a collision, the driver
should sit as far back from the
steering wheel air bag as possible (at least 250 mm (10 inches)
away). The front passengers
should always move their seats
as far back as possible and sit
back in their seat.
• Air bags inflate instantly in the
event of collision, and passengers may be injured by the air bag
expansion force if they are not in
proper position.
• Air bag inflation may cause
injuries which normally include
facial or bodily abrasions,
injuries from broken glasses or
burns by the air bag inflation
gasses.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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Noise and smoke
When the air bags inflate, they make a
loud noise and they leave smoke and
powder in the air inside of the vehicle.
This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air
bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing due to the contact of
your chest with both the seat belt and the
air bag, as well as from breathing the
smoke and powder. Open your doors
and/or windows as soon as possible
after impact in order to reduce discomfort and prevent prolonged exposure to the smoke and powder.
Though smoke and powder are nontoxic, it may cause irritation to the skin
(eyes, nose and throat, etc). If this is the
case, wash and rinse with cold water
immediately and consult a doctor if the
symptom persists.
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WARNING
When the air bags deploy, the air
bag related parts in the steering
wheel and/or instrument panel
and/or in both sides of the roof rails
above the front and rear doors are
very hot. To prevent injury, do not
touch the air bag storage area’s
internal components immediately
after an air bag has inflated.
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Installing a child restraint on a front
passenger’s seat is forbidden
Never place a rear-facing child restraint
in the front passenger’s seat. If the air
bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or
fatal injury.
In addition, do not place front-facing child
restraints in the front passenger’s seat
either. If the front passenger air bag
inflates, it would cause serious or fatal
injuries to the child.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Extreme Hazard! Do not use a
rearward facing child restraint on
a seat protected by an air bag in
front of it!
• Never put a child restraint in the
front passenger’s seat. If the front
passenger air bag inflates, it
would cause serious or fatal
injuries.
• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats of vehicle
equipped with side and/or curtain
air bags, be sure to install the
child restraint system as far away
from the door side as possible,
and securely lock the child
restraint system in position.
Inflation of side and/or curtain air
bags could cause serious injury
or death to an infant or child.
AIR
BAG
When the ignition switch is turned ON,
the warning light should illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds, then go off.
Have the system checked if:
• The light does not turn on briefly when
you turn the ignition ON.
• The light stays on after illuminating for
approximately 6 seconds.
• The light comes on while the vehicle is
in motion.
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Air bag warning light
The purpose of air bag warning light in
your instrument panel is to alert you of a
potential problem with your air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
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Safety features of your vehicle
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SRS Care
The SRS is virtually maintenance-free
and so there are no parts you can safely
service by yourself. If the SRS "AIR BAG"
warning light does not illuminate, or continuously remains on, have your vehicle
immediately inspected by an authorized
KIA dealer.
Any work on the SRS system, such as
removing, installing, repairing, or any
work on the steering wheel must be performed by an authorized KIA dealer.
Improper handling of the SRS system
may result in serious personal injury.
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WARNING
• Modification to SRS components
or wiring, including the addition
of any kind of badges to the pad
covers or modifications to the
body structure, can adversely
affect SRS performance and lead
to possible injury.
• For cleaning the air bag pad covers, use only a soft, dry cloth or
one which has been moistened
with plain water. Solvents or
cleaners could adversely affect
the air bag covers and proper
deployment of the system.
• No objects should be placed over
or near the air bag modules on the
steering wheel, instrument panel,
and the front passenger's panel
above the glove box, because any
such object could cause harm if the
vehicle is in a crash severe enough
to cause the air bags to inflate.
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• If the air bags inflate, they must
be replaced by an authorized KIA
dealer.
• Do not tamper with or disconnect
SRS wiring, or other components
of the SRS system. Doing so
could result in injury, due to accidental inflation of the air bags or
by rendering the SRS inoperative.
• If components of the air bag system must be discarded, or if the
vehicle must be scrapped, certain
safety precautions must be
observed. An authorized KIA
dealer knows these precautions
and can give you the necessary
information. Failure to follow
these precautions and procedures could increase the risk of
personal injury.
• If your car was flooded and has
soaked carpeting or water on
flooring, you shouldn't try to start
the engine; have the car towed to
an authorized KIA dealer.
Safety features of your vehicle
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Additional safety precautions
• Never let passengers ride in the
cargo area or on top of a foldeddown back seat. All occupants should
sit upright, fully back in their seats with
their seat belts on and their feet on the
floor.
• Passengers should not move out of
or change seats while the vehicle is
moving. A passenger who is not wearing a seat belt during a crash or emergency stop can be thrown against the
inside of the vehicle, against other
occupants, or out of the vehicle.
• Each seat belt is designed to
restrain one occupant. If more than
one person uses the same seat belt,
they could be seriously injured or killed
in a collision.
• Do not use any accessories on seat
belts. Devices claiming to improve
occupant comfort or reposition the seat
belt can reduce the protection provided
by the seat belt and increase the
chance of serious injury in a crash.
• Passengers should not place hard
or sharp objects between themselves and the air bags. Carrying
hard or sharp objects on your lap or in
your mouth can result in injuries if an
air bag inflates.
• Keep occupants away from the air
bag covers. All occupants should sit
upright, fully back in their seats with
their seat belts on and their feet on the
floor. If occupants are too close to the
air bag covers, they could be injured if
the air bags inflate.
• Do not attach or place objects on or
near the air bag covers. Any object
attached to or placed on the front or
side air bag covers could interfere with
the proper operation of the air bags.
• Do not modify the front seats.
Modification of the front seats could
interfere with the operation of the supplemental restraint system sensing
components or side air bags.
• Do not place items under the front
seats. Placing items under the front
seats could interfere with the operation
of the supplemental restraint system
sensing components and wiring harnesses.
• Never hold an infant or child on your
lap. The infant or child could be seriously injured or killed in the event of a
crash. All infants and children should
be properly restrained in appropriate
child safety seats or seat belts in the
rear seat.
WARNING
• Sitting improperly or out of position can cause occupants to be
shifted too close to a deploying
air bag, strike the interior structure or be thrown from the vehicle
resulting in serious injury or
death.
• Always sit upright with the seatback in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with
your seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and your feet on
the floor.
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Adding equipment to or modifying your air bag-equipped vehicle
If you modify your vehicle by changing
your vehicle's frame, bumper system,
front end or side sheet metal or ride
height, this may affect the operation of
your vehicle's air bag system.
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Safety features of your vehicle
1
2 (if equipped)
3
OUN026118N/OUN026119L/OUN026120/OUN026121
C041200AUN-EC
Air bag warning label
Air bag warning labels, some required by the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS), are attached to alert the driver and passengers of potential risks of the air bag system.
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Keys / 4-3
Remote keyless entry / 4-6
Theft-alarm system / 4-9
Door locks / 4-11
Tailgate / 4-15
Windows / 4-17
Hood / 4-20
Fuel filler lid / 4-22
Features of your vehicle
Sunroof / 4-25
Steering wheel / 4-29
Mirrors / 4-31
Instrument cluster / 4-34
Rear parking assist system / 4-49
Hazard warning flasher / 4-51
Lighting / 4-52
Wipers and washers / 4-55
Interior light / 4-57
Defroster / 4-59
Manual climate control system / 4-61
Automatic climate control system / 4-70
Windshield defrosting and defogging / 4-77
Storage compartment / 4-80
Interior features / 4-83
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Exterior feature / 4-90
Audio system / 4-92
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Features of your vehicle
Features of your vehicle
KEYS
WARNING - Ignition key
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OUN026060
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Record your key number
Key operations
The key code number is stamped on the
bar code tag attached to the key set.
Should you lose your keys, this number
will enable an authorized KIA dealer to
duplicate the keys easily. Remove the bar
code tag and store it in a safe place. Also,
record the code number and keep it in a
safe place (not in the vehicle).
Used to start the engine, lock and unlock
the doors.
Leaving children unattended in a
vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous even if the key is not in the
ignition switch. Children copy
adults and they could place the key
in the ignition switch. The ignition
key would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle
move, which could result in serious
bodily injury or even death. Never
leave the keys in your vehicle with
unsupervised children.
WARNING
Use only KIA original parts for the
ignition key in your vehicle. If an
aftermarket key is used, the ignition
switch may not return to ON after
START. If this happens, the starter
will continue to operate causing
damage to the starter motor and
possible fire due to excessive current in the wiring.
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Features of your vehicle
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.
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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 electronic devices inside the vehicle.
With the immobilizer system, whenever
you insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, it checks
and determines and verifies if the ignition
key is valid or not.
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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 separate in order to avoid a starting
malfunction.
✽ NOTICE
If you need additional keys or lose your
keys, consult an authorized KIA dealer.
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.
Features of your vehicle
This device complies with Industry
Canada standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
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Limp home (override) procedure
When you turn the ignition switch to the
ON position, if the immobilizer indicator
(
) goes off after blinking 5 times,
your transponder equipped in the ignition
key is out of order. You cannot start the
engine without the 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 switch to the ON position. The immobilizer indicator (
)
will blink 5 times and go off indicating
the beginning of the limp home procedure.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC
position.
3. To enter the first digit (in this example
“2”), turn the ignition switch to the ON
and ACC position twice. Perform the
same procedure for the next digits
between 3 seconds and 10 seconds
(for example, for “3”, turn the ignition
ON and ACC 3 times).
4. If all of the digits have been input successfully, you have to start the engine
within 30 seconds. If you attempt to
start the engine after 30 seconds, the
engine will not start and you will have
to input your password again.
After performing the limp home procedure, you have to see an authorized KIA
dealer immediately to inspect and repair
your ignition key or immobilizer system.
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Features of your vehicle
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (IF EQUIPPED)
1
2
3
4
OUN026001
Remote keyless entry system
operations
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Lock (1)
All doors are locked if the lock button is
pressed.
If all doors are closed, the hazard warning lights blink once to indicate that all
doors are locked. However, if any door
remains open, the hazard warning lights
will not blink. If all doors are closed after
the lock button is pressed, the hazard
warning lights blink.
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Unlock (2)
Driver's door is unlocked if the unlock
button is pressed once.
The hazard warning lights will blink twice
to indicate that the driver's door is
unlocked.
All doors are unlocked if the unlock button is pressed twice within 3 seconds.
The hazard warning lights will blink twice
again to indicate that all doors are
unlocked.
After depressing this button, the doors
will be locked automatically unless you
open any door within 30 seconds.
Tailgate unlock (3)
The tailgate is unlocked if the button is
pressed for more than 0.5 second.
The hazard warning lights will blink twice
to indicate that the tailgate is unlocked.
After depressing this button, the tailgate
will be locked automatically unless you
open the tailgate within 30 seconds.
Also, once the tailgate is opened and
then closed, the tailgate will be locked
automatically.
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Alarm (4)
The horn sounds and hazard warning
lights flash for about 30 seconds if this
button is pressed for more than 0.5 second. To stop the horn and lights, press
any button on the transmitter.
Features of your vehicle
D020200AUN-EC
Transmitter precautions
✽ NOTICE
The transmitter will not work if any of
following occur:
• The ignition key is in ignition switch.
• You exceed the operating distance
limit (about 10 m [30 feet]).
• The battery in the transmitter is
weak.
• Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
• The weather is extremely cold.
• The transmitter is close to a radio
transmitter such as a radio station or
an airport which can interfere with
normal operation of the transmitter.
When the transmitter does not work
correctly, open and close the door with
the ignition key. If you have a problem
with the transmitter, contact an authorized KIA dealer.
CAUTION
Keep the transmitter away from
water or any liquid. If the keyless
entry system is inoperative due to
exposure to water or liquids, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer vehicle warranty.
This device complies with Industry
canada standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. If the keyless entry
system is inoperative due to
changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance, it will
not be covered by your manufacture vehicle warranty.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
1
OUN026003
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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.
1. Insert a slim tool into the slot and gently pry open the transmitter center
cover (1).
2. Replace the battery with new one.
When replacing the battery, make sure
the battery positive “+” symbol faces
down as indicated in the illustration.
3. Install the battery in the reverse order
of removal.
For replacement transmitters, see an
authorized KIA dealer for transmitter
reprogramming.
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• The keyless entry system transmitter is designed to give you
years of trouble-free use, however it can malfunction if exposed to
moisture or static electricity. If
you are unsure how to use your
transmitter or replace the battery,
contact an authorized KIA dealer.
• Using the wrong battery can
cause the transmitter to malfunction. Be sure to use the correct
battery.
• To avoid damaging the transmitter, don't drop it, get it wet, or
expose it to heat or sunlight.
Features of your vehicle
THEFT-ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
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Armed stage
Armed
stage
Disarmed
stage
Theft-alarm
stage
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This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the
car. This system is operated in three
stages: the first is the "Armed" stage, the
second is the "Theft-alarm" stage, and
the third is the "Disarmed" stage. If triggered, the system provides an audible
alarm with blinking of the hazard warning
lights.
Park the car and stop the engine. Arm
the system as described below.
1. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.
2. Make sure that all doors (and tailgate)
and engine hood are closed and
latched.
3. Lock the doors using the transmitter of
the keyless entry system.
After completion of the steps above, the
hazard warning lights will blink once to
indicate that the system is armed.
Do not arm the system until all passengers have left the vehicle. If the
system is armed while a passenger(s)
remains in the vehicle, the alarm may
be activated when the remaining passenger(s) leave the vehicle. If any
door (or tailgate) or engine hood is
opened within 30 seconds after the
system enters the armed stage, the
system is disarmed to prevent an
unnecessary alarm.
If any door (or tailgate) or engine hood
remains open, the hazard warning lights
will not blink and the theft-alarm will not
arm. If all doors (and tailgate) and engine
hood are closed after the lock button is
pressed, the hazard warning lights blink
once.
The system can also be armed by locking the doors with the key from the front
doors; however, the hazard warning
lights will not blink using this method.
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Features of your vehicle
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Theft-alarm stage
Disarmed stage
The alarm will be activated if any of the
following occurs while the system is
armed.
• A front or rear door is opened without
using the ignition key or transmitter.
• The tailgate is opened without using
the transmitter.
• The engine hood is opened.
The siren will sound and the hazard
warning lights will blink continuously for
approximately 30 seconds, and repeat
the alarm 3 times unless the system is
disarmed. To turn off the system, unlock
the doors with the ignition key or transmitter.
The system will be disarmed when the
doors are unlocked by depressing the
unlock button on the transmitter or
unlocked with the ignition key.
After depressing unlock button, the hazard warning lights will blink twice to indicate that the system is disarmed.
After depressing unlock button, if any
door is not opened within 30 seconds,
the system will be rearmed.
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✽ NOTICE - Non-immobilizer
system
• Avoid trying to start the engine while
the alarm is activated. The vehicle
starting motor is disabled during the
theft-alarm stage.
• If you lose your keys, consult your
authorized KIA dealer.
✽ NOTICE - Immobilizer system
• If the system is not disarmed with the
ignition key or transmitter, insert the
key into the ignition switch and start
the engine. Then the system will be
disarmed.
• If you lose your keys, consult your
authorized KIA dealer.
Features of your vehicle
DOOR LOCKS
Unlock
Lock
• Doors can also be locked and
unlocked with the transmitter key (if
equipped).
• Once the doors are unlocked, they may
be opened by pulling the door handle.
• When closing the door, push the door
by hand. Make sure that doors are
closed securely.
❈ If your vehicle is equipped with the
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remote keyless entry system, there is
no key lock on the front passenger's
door.
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Operating door locks from outside the vehicle
• Turn the key toward the rear of the
vehicle to unlock and toward the front
of the vehicle to lock.
• If you lock the door with a key, all vehicle doors will lock automatically.
• From the driver’s door, turn the key to
the right once to unlock the driver’s
door and once more within 4 seconds
to unlock all doors.
• From the passenger’s door, turn the
key to the left once to unlock the passenger’s door and once more within 4
seconds to unlock all doors.
✽ NOTICE
• In cold and wet climates, door lock
and door mechanisms may not work
properly due to freezing conditions.
• If the door is locked/unlocked multiple times in rapid succession with
either the vehicle key or door lock
switch, the system may stop operating
temporarily in order to protect the
circuit and prevent damage to system
components.
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• To lock a door without the key, push the
inside door lock button (1) or central
door lock switch (2) to the “Lock” position and close the door (3).
• If you lock the door with the central
door lock switch, all vehicle doors will
lock automatically.
✽ NOTICE
Always remove the ignition key, engage
the parking brake, close all windows
and lock all doors when leaving your
vehicle unattended.
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Features of your vehicle
• Front doors cannot be locked if the
ignition key is in the ignition switch and
any front door is open.
WARNING - Door lock mal-
Lock
function
Unlock
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Operating door locks from inside
the vehicle
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With the door lock button
• To unlock a door, push the door lock
button (1) to the “Unlock” position. The
red mark (2) on button will be visible.
• To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Lock” position. If the door
is locked properly, the red mark (2) on
the door lock button will not be visible.
• To open a door, pull the door handle
(3) outward.
• If the inner door handle of driver’s (or
front passenger’s) door is pulled when
the door lock button is in lock position,
the button is unlocked and door opens.
(if equipped)
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Driver’s door
If a power door lock ever fails to
function while you are in the vehicle, try one or more of the following
techniques to exit:
• Operate the door unlock feature
repeatedly (both electronic and
manual) while simultaneously
pulling on the door handle.
• Operate the other door locks and
handles, front and rear.
• Lower a front window and use the
key to unlock the door from outside.
• Move to the cargo area and open
the tailgate.
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Passenger’s door
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With central door lock switch
Operate by depressing the central door
lock switch.
Features of your vehicle
• When pushing down on the front portion (1) of the switch, all vehicle doors
will lock.
• When pushing down on the rear portion (2) of the switch, all vehicle doors
will unlock.
• If the key is in the ignition switch and
any front door is open, the doors will
not lock when the front portion (1) of
central door lock switch is pressed
WARNING - Doors
• The doors should always be fully
closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door.
Locked doors will also discourage potential intruders when the
vehicle stops or slows.
• 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.
WARNING - Unlocked
vehicles
Leaving your vehicle unlocked can
invite theft or possible harm to you
or others from someone hiding in
your vehicle while you are gone.
Always remove the ignition key,
engage the parking brake, close all
windows and lock all doors when
leaving your vehicle unattended.
WARNING - Unattended
children
An enclosed vehicle can become
extremely hot, causing death or
severe injury to unattended children or animals who cannot escape
the vehicle. Furthermore, children
might operate features of the vehicle that could injure them, or they
could encounter other harm, possibly from someone gaining entry to
the vehicle. Never leave children or
animals unattended in your vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
3. Close the rear door.
To open the rear door, pull the outside
door handle (1).
Even though the doors may be unlocked,
the rear door will not open by pulling the
inner door handle (2) until rear door child
safety lock is unlocked (
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Impact sensing door unlock system (if equipped)
All doors will be automatically unlocked
when the impact is delivered to impact
sensors while the ignition switch ON.
However, the doors may not be unlocked
if mechanical problems occur with the
door lock system or battery.
WARNING - Rear door
locks
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Child-protector rear door lock
The child safety lock is provided to help
prevent children from accidentally opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle.
The rear door safety locks should be
used whenever children are in the vehicle.
1. Open the rear door.
2. 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, the rear
door will not open even though the
inner door handle is pulled.
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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.
Features of your vehicle
TAILGATE
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, door lock and
door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
WARNING
The tailgate swings upward. Make
sure no objects or people are near
the rear of the vehicle when opening the tailgate.
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Opening the tailgate
• The tailgate is locked or unlocked
when all doors are locked or unlocked
with the key, transmitter or central door
lock switch.
• Only the tailgate is unlocked if the tailgate unlock button on the transmitter is
pressed. Once the tailgate is opened
and then closed, the tailgate is locked
automatically.
• If unlocked, the tailgate can be opened
by pressing the handle and pulling it
up.
CAUTION
Make certain that you close the tailgate before driving your vehicle.
Possible damage may occur to the
tailgate lift cylinders and attaching
hardware if the tailgate is not
closed prior to driving.
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Closing the tailgate
To close the tailgate, lower and push
down the tailgate firmly. Make sure that
the tailgate is securely latched.
WARNING - Exhaust
fumes
If you drive with the tailgate open,
you will draw dangerous exhaust
fumes into your vehicle which can
cause serious injury or death to
vehicle occupants.
If you must drive with the tailgate
open, keep the air vents and all
windows open so that additional
outside air comes into the vehicle.
WARNING - Rear cargo
area
Occupants should never ride in the
rear cargo area where no restraints
are available. To avoid injury in the
event of an accident or sudden
stops, occupants should always be
properly restrained.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
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Emergency tailgate safety release
Your vehicle is equipped with emergency
tailgate safety release lever located on
the bottom of the tailgate. When someone is inadvertently locked in the luggage compartment, if the lever is
pushed, the tailgate latch mechanism is
released and the tailgate is opened by
pushing backward.
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• For emergency, be fully aware of
the location of the emergency
tailgate safety release lever in
this vehicle and how to open the
tailgate if you are accidentally
locked in the luggage compartment.
• No one should be allowed to
occupy the luggage compartment
of the vehicle at any time. The
luggage compartment is a very
dangerous location in the event
of a crash.
• Use the release lever for emergency only. Use extreme caution,
especially while the vehicle is in
motion.
Features of your vehicle
WINDOWS
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(1) Driver’s door power window switch
(2) Front passenger’s door power window switch
(3) Rear door (left) power window switch
(4) Rear door (right) power window
switch
(5) Window opening and closing
(6) Automatic power window down
(Driver’s window)
(7) Power window lock switch
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, power windows
may not work properly due to freezing
conditions.
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Features of your vehicle
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Power windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for power windows to operate.
Each door has a power window switch
that controls the door's window. The driver has a power window lock switch which
can block the operation of passenger
windows. The power windows can be
operated for approximately 30 seconds
after the ignition key is removed or turned
to the ACC or LOCK position. However, if
the front doors are opened, the power
windows cannot be operated within the
30 second period after the ignition key
removal.
✽ NOTICE
While driving, if you notice buffeting
and pulsation (wind shock) with either
side window open, you should open the
opposite window slightly to reduce the
condition.
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Window opening and closing
The driver’s door has a master power
window switch that controls all the windows in the vehicle.
To open or close a window, press down
or pull up the front portion of the corresponding switch to the first detent position (5).
Auto down window
(Driver’s window)
Depressing the power window switch
momentarily to the second detent position (6) completely lowers the driver’s
window even when the switch is
released. To stop the window at the
desired position while the window is in
operation, pull up the switch momentarily
to the opposite direction of the window
movement.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
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Power window lock button
• The driver can disable the power window switches on the passenger doors
by 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.
• To prevent possible damage to
the power window system, do not
open or close two windows or
more at the same time. This will
also ensure the longevity of the
fuse.
• Never try to operate the main
switch on the driver's door and
the individual door window
switch in opposing directions at
the same time. If this is done, the
window will stop and cannot be
opened or closed.
WARNING - Windows
• NEVER leave the ignition key in
the vehicle.
• NEVER leave any child unattended in the vehicle. Even very
young children may inadvertently
cause the vehicle to move, entangle themselves in the windows,
or otherwise injure themselves or
others.
• Always double check to make
sure all arms, hands, head and
other obstructions are safely out
of the way before closing a window.
• Do not allow children to play with
the power windows. Keep the driver’s door power window lock
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.
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Features of your vehicle
HOOD
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Opening the hood
1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the
hood. The hood should pop open
slightly.
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2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the
hood slightly, pull the secondary latch
(1) inside of the hood center and lift
the hood (2).
3. Pull the support rod from the hood.
4. Hold the hood open with the support
rod.
WARNING - Hot parts
Grasp the support rod in the area
wrapped in rubber. The rubber will
help prevent you from being burned
by hot metal when the engine is
hot.
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Closing the hood
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. Return the support rod to its clip to
prevent it from rattling.
3. Lower the hood until it is about 30 cm
(1 ft.) above the closed position and let
it drop. Make sure that it locks into
place.
WARNING
• Before closing the hood, ensure
that all obstructions are removed
from the hood opening. Closing
the hood with an obstruction
present in the hood opening may
result in property damage or
severe personal injury.
• Do not leave gloves, rags or any
other combustible material in the
engine compartment. Doing so
may cause a heat-induced fire.
WARNING
• Always double check to be sure
that the hood is firmly latched
before driving away. If it is not
latched, the hood could open
while the vehicle is being driven,
causing a total loss of visibility,
which might result in an accident.
• The support rod must be inserted
completely into the hole provided
in the hood whenever you inspect
the engine compartment. This will
prevent the hood from falling and
possibly injuring you.
• Do not move the vehicle with the
hood in the raised position, as
vision is obstructed and the hood
could fall or be damaged.
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Features of your vehicle
FUEL FILLER LID
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Closing the fuel filler lid
1. To install the cap, turn it clockwise until
it “clicks”. This indicates that the cap is
securely tightened.
2. Close the fuel filler lid and push it lightly and make sure that it is securely
closed.
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Opening the fuel filler lid
The fuel filler lid must be opened from
inside the vehicle by pushing the fuel
filler lid opener button located on the driver’s door.
✽ NOTICE
If the fuel filler lid will not open because
ice has formed around it, tap lightly or
push on the lid to break the ice and
release the lid. Do not pry on the lid. If
necessary, spray around the lid with an
approved de-icer fluid (do not use radiator anti-freeze) or move the vehicle to a
warm place and allow the ice to melt.
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1. Stop the engine.
2. To open the fuel filler lid, push the fuel
filler lid opener button.
3. Pull the fuel filler lid (1) out to fully
open.
4. To remove the cap (2), turn the fuel
tank cap counterclockwise.
5. Refuel as needed.
WARNING - Refueling
• If pressurized fuel sprays out, it
can cover your clothes or skin
and thus subject you to the risk
of fire and burns. Always remove
the fuel cap carefully and slowly.
If the cap is venting fuel or if you
hear a hissing sound, wait until
the condition stops before completely removing the cap.
• Do not "top off" after the nozzle
automatically shuts off when
refueling.
• Tighten the cap until it clicks, otherwise the Check Engine light
will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Refueling dangers
Automotive fuels are flammable
materials. When refueling, please
note the following guidelines carefully. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in severe personal
injury, severe burns or death by fire
or explosion.
• Read and follow all warning at the
gas station facility.
• Before refueling note the location
of the Emergency Gasoline ShutOff, if available, at the gas station
facility.
• Before touching the fuel nozzle,
you should eliminate potentially
dangerous static electricity discharge by touching another metal
part of the vehicle, a safe distance away from the fuel filler
neck, nozzle, or other gas source.
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• Do not get back into a vehicle
once you have begun refueling
since you can generate static
electricity by touching, rubbing
or sliding against any item or fabric (polyester, satin, nylon, etc.)
capable of producing static electricity. Static electricity discharge
can ignite fuel vapors resulting in
rapid burning. If you must reenter the vehicle, you should
once again eliminate potentially
dangerous static electricity discharge by touching a metal part
of the vehicle, away from the fuel
filler neck, nozzle or other gasoline source.
• When
using
an
approved
portable fuel container, be sure to
place the container on the
ground prior to refueling. Static
electricity discharge from the
container can ignite fuel vapors
causing a fire. Once refueling has
begun, contact with the vehicle
should be maintained until the
filling is complete.
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Use only approved portable plastic fuel containers designed to
carry and store gasoline.
• Do not use cellular phones while
refueling. Electric current and/or
electronic interference from cellular phones can potentially
ignite fuel vapors causing a fire.
• When refueling, always shut the
engine off. Sparks produced by
electrical components related to
the engine can ignite fuel vapors
causing a fire. Once refueling is
complete, check to make sure the
filler cap and filler door are
securely closed, before starting
the engine.
• DO NOT use matches or a lighter
and DO NOT SMOKE or leave a lit
cigarette in your vehicle while at
a gas station especially during
refueling. Automotive fuel is
highly flammable and can, when
ignited, result in fire.
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• If a fire breaks out during refueling, leave the vicinity of the vehicle, and immediately contact the
manager of the gas station and
then contact the local fire department. Follow any safety instructions they provide.
CAUTION
• Make sure to refuel with unleaded
fuel only.
• If the fuel filler cap requires
replacement, use only a genuine
KIA cap or the equivalent specified for your vehicle. An incorrect
fuel filler cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel system or emission control system.
• Do not spill fuel on the exterior
surfaces of the vehicle. Any type
of fuel spilled on painted surfaces
may damage the paint.
• After refueling, make sure the fuel
cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of
an accident.
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Emergency fuel filer lid release
If the fuel filler lid does not open using
the remote fuel filler lid release, you can
open it manually. Unsnap and remove the
panel in the cargo area. Pull the handle
outward slightly.
CAUTION
Do not pull the handle excessively,
otherwise the luggage area trim or
release handle may be damaged.
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Features of your vehicle
SUNROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
✽ NOTICE
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• In cold and wet climates, the sunroof
may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
• After washing the car or after there is
rain, be sure to wipe off any water
that is on the sunroof before operating
it.
The sunroof cannot slide when it is in
the tilt position nor can it be tilted while
in an open or slide position.
CAUTION
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If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof,
you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the
sunroof control buttons located on the
overhead console.
(1) Slide button
(2) Tilt button
(3) Close button
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.
WARNING
Never adjust the sunshade while
driving. This could result in loss of
control and an accident that may
cause death, serious injury, or
property damage.
The sunroof can only be opened, closed,
or tilted when the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
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Sliding the sunroof
Automatic reversal
If an object or part of the body is detected while the sunroof is closing automatically, it will reverse direction, and then
stop.
Auto reverse function does not work if a
tiny obstacle is between the sliding glass
and the sunroof sash. You should always
check that all passengers and objects
are away from the sunroof before closing
it.
Tilting the sunroof
To open the sunroof (autoslide feature),
press the slide button (1) on the overhead console for more than 0.5 second.
The sunroof will slide all the way open. To
stop the sunroof sliding at any point,
press any sunroof control button.
To close the sunroof (autoslide feature),
press the close button (3) on the overhead console for more than 0.5 second.
The sunroof will slide all the way close. To
stop the sunroof sliding at any point,
press any sunroof control button.
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To open the sunroof (autotilt feature),
press the tilt button (2) on the overhead
console for more than 0.5 second.
The sunroof will tilt all the way open. To
stop the sunroof tilting at any point, press
any sunroof control button.
To close the sunroof, press the close button (3) on the overhead console and hold
it until the sunroof is closed.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Sunroof
• Be careful that someone’s head,
hands and body are not trapped
by a closing sunroof.
• Do not extend face, neck, arms or
body 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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CAUTION
• Periodically remove any dirt that
may accumulate on the guide rail.
• If you try to open the sunroof
when the temperature is below
freezing or when the sunroof is
covered with snow or ice, the
glass or the motor could be damaged.
• 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
In case of an emergency
The sunshade will be opened with the
glass panel automatically when the glass
panel is slid. Close it manually if you want
it closed.
If the sunroof does not open electrically:
1. Open the map lamp cover.
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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 must reset your sunroof system
as follows:
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2. Insert the emergency handle (provided
with the vehicle) and turn the handle
clockwise to open or counterclockwise
to close.
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1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON
position.
2. According to the position of the sunroof, do the following.
1) in case the sunroof has closed
completely or been tilted:
Press the tilt button until the sunroof tilts completely upward.
2) in case the sunroof has slideopened:
Press and hold the close button
(for more than 5 seconds) until the
sunroof closes completely. Press
the tilt button until the sunroof tilts
completely upward.
3. Release the tilt button.
4. Press and hold the tilt button (for
more than 10 seconds) until the sunroof has returned to the original position of tilt after it is raised a little higher than the maximum tilt position.
Then, release the button.
5. Press and hold the tilt button (for
more than 5 seconds) until the sunroof is operated as follows;
TILT DOWN → SLIDE OPEN →
SLIDE CLOSE
Then, release the button.
When this is complete, the sunroof system is reset.
Features of your vehicle
STEERING WHEEL
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Power steering
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.
CAUTION
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.
✽ NOTICE
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
Tilt steering allows you to adjust the
steering wheel before you drive. You can
also raise it 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.
WARNING
• Never adjust the angle of the
steering wheel while driving. You
may lose steering control and
cause severe personal injury,
death or accidents.
• After adjusting, push the steering
wheel both up and down to be
certain it is locked in position.
✽ NOTICE
If the power steering drive belt breaks
or if the power steering pump malfunctions, the steering effort will greatly
increase.
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✽ NOTICE
To sound the horn, press the area indicated by the horn symbol on your steering wheel (see illustration). The horn
will operate only when this area is
pressed.
CAUTION
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To change the steering wheel angle, pull
down the lock-release lever (1), adjust
the steering wheel to the desired angle
(2), 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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Horn
To sound the horn, press the horn symbol on your steering wheel.
Check the horn regularly to be sure it
operates properly.
Do not strike the horn severely to
operate it, or hit it with your fist. Do
not press on the horn with a sharppointed object.
Features of your vehicle
MIRRORS
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Inside rearview mirror
Outside rearview mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror to center on
the view through the rear window. Make
this adjustment before you start driving.
Be sure to adjust mirror angles before
driving.
Your vehicle is equipped with both lefthand and right-hand outside rearview
mirrors. The mirrors can be adjusted
remotely with the remote switch. The mirror heads can be folded back to prevent
damage during an automatic car wash or
when passing in a narrow street.
Night
WARNING - Rear visibility
Do not place objects in the rear
seat or cargo area which would
interfere with your vision through
the rear window.
Day
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Day/night rearview mirror
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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Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Rearview mirrors
• The right outside rearview mirror
is convex. Objects seen in the
mirror are closer than they
appear.
• Use your interior rearview mirror
or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing
lanes.
CAUTION
Do not scrape ice off the mirror
face; this may damage the surface
of the glass. If ice should restrict
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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CAUTION
If the mirror is jammed with ice, do
not adjust the mirror by force. Use
an approved spray de-icer (not radiator antifreeze) to release the
frozen mechanism or move the
vehicle to a warm place and allow
the ice to melt.
WARNING
Do not adjust or fold the outside
rearview mirrors while the vehicle
is moving. This could result in loss
of control, and an accident which
could cause death, serious injury
or property damage.
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Remote control
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 (1) to R or L to select the right
side mirror or the left side mirror, then
press a corresponding point on the mirror
adjustment control to position the selected mirror up, down, left or right.
After adjustment, put the lever into neutral (center) position to prevent the inadvertent adjustment.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• The mirrors stop moving when
they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is
depressed. Do not depress the
switch longer than necessary, the
motor may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to adjust the outside rearview mirror by hand.
Doing so may damage the parts.
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Folding the outside rearview mirror
To fold outside rearview mirror, grasp the
housing of mirror and then fold it toward
the rear of the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
2
1. Tachometer
2
2. Turn signal indicators
4
3
5
3. Speedometer
5
1
4. Engine temperature gauge
5. Warning and indicator lights
8
6. Shift position indicator
7. Odometer/Trip computer*
6
7
8. Fuel gauge
* : if equipped
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Features of your vehicle
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Gauges
Instrument panel illumination
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When the vehicle’s parking lights or headlights are on, rotate the illumination control knob to adjust the instrument panel
illumination intensity.
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the forward
speed of the vehicle.
The speedometer is calibrated in kilometers and/or miles per hour per hour.
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Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per
minute (rpm).
Use the tachometer to select the correct
shift points and to prevent lugging and/or
over-revving the engine.
When the door is open, or if the engine is
not started within 1 minute, the tachometer pointer may move slightly in 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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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
WARNING
Do not operate the engine within
the tachometer's RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.
Never remove the radiator cap
when the engine is hot. The engine
coolant is under pressure and
could cause severe burns. Wait
until the engine is cool before
adding coolant to the reservoir.
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Engine temperature gauge
This gauge shows the temperature of the
engine coolant when the ignition switch
is ON.
Do not continue driving with an overheated engine. If your vehicle overheats, refer
to “If the engine overheats” in section 6.
CAUTION
If the gauge pointer moves beyond
the normal range area toward the
“H” position, it indicates overheating that may damage the engine.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Fuel gauge
Running out of fuel can expose
vehicle occupants to danger.
You must stop and obtain additional fuel as soon as possible after the
warning light comes on or when the
gauge indicator comes close to the
E level.
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Fuel gauge
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank. The fuel tank capacity is given in section 9. The fuel gauge is supplemented by
a low fuel warning light, which will illuminate when the fuel tank is near empty.
On inclines or curves, the fuel gauge
pointer may fluctuate or the low fuel
warning light may come on earlier than
usual due to the movement of fuel in the
tank.
Odometer/Tripmeter (if equipped)
Odometer
The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
You will also find the odometer useful to
determine when periodic maintenance
should be performed.
✽ NOTICE
It is forbidden that alteration of the
odometer of any vehicle with the intent
to change the mileage registered on the
odometer. The alteration may void your
warranty coverage.
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Features of your vehicle
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Tripmeter
TRIP A: Tripmeter A
TRIP B: Tripmeter B
The tripmeter indicates the distance of
individual trips selected by the driver.
Tripmeter A or B can be reset to 0 by
pressing the TRIP button for 1 second or
more, and then releasing.
Tripmeter A or B can be selected by
pressing the TRIP button for less than 1
second.
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Trip computer (if equipped)
The trip computer is a microcomputercontrolled driver information system that
displays information related to driving,
including odometer, tripmeter, driving
time, average speed, average fuel consumption and distance to empty on the
display when the ignition switch is in the
ON position. All stored driving information (except odometer) is reset if the battery is disconnected.
Features of your vehicle
The odometer is always displayed until
the display is turned off.
Push the TRIP button for less than 1 second to select tripmeter, driving time,
average speed, average fuel consumption or distance to empty function as follows:
Tripmeter A
Tripmeter B
Driving time
Average speed
Average fuel consumption
Distance to empty
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Odometer
The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven.
You will also find the odometer useful to
determine when periodic maintenance
should be performed.
Tripmeter
TRIP A : Tripmeter A
TRIP B : Tripmeter B
This mode indicates the distance of individual trips selected since the last tripmeter reset.
The meter's working range is from 0.0 to
999.9 km.
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second, when the tripmeter (TRIP A or
TRIP B) is being displayed, clears the
tripmeter to zero (0.0).
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Features of your vehicle
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Driving time
This mode indicates the total time traveled since the last driving time reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
driving time keeps going while the engine
is running.
The meter’s working range is from
0:00~99:59.
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second, when the driving time is being
displayed, clears the driving time to zero
(0:00).
Average speed
This mode calculates the average speed
of the vehicle since the last average
speed reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
average speed keeps going while the
engine is running.
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second, when the average speed is
being displayed, clears the average
speed to zero (----).
Average fuel consumption
This mode calculates the average fuel
consumption from the total fuel used and
the distance since the last average consumption reset. The total fuel used is calculated from the fuel consumption input.
For an accurate calculation, drive more
than 50 m.
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second, when the average fuel consumption is being displayed, clears the average fuel consumption to zero (----).
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
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Distance to empty
This mode indicates the estimated distance to empty based on the current fuel
in the fuel tank and the amount of fuel
delivered to the engine.
When the remaining distance is below 50
km, “----” will be displayed and the distance to empty indicator will blink.
The meter’s working range is from 50 to
999 km.
• If the vehicle is not on level ground or
the battery power has been interrupted, the “Distance to empty” function
may not operate correctly.
The trip computer may not register
additional fuel if less than 6 liters (1.6
gallons) of fuel are added to the vehicle.
• The fuel consumption and distance to
empty values may vary significantly
based on driving conditions, driving
habits, and condition of the vehicle.
• The distance to empty value is an estimate of the available driving distance.
This value may differ from the actual
driving distance available.
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Warnings and indicators
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.
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Features of your vehicle
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Air bag warning light
AIR
BAG
This warning light will illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds each time you
turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
This light also comes on when the
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is
not working properly. If the AIR BAG
warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after operating for
about 6 seconds when you turned the
ignition switch to the ON position or started the engine, or if it comes on while
driving, have the SRS inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer.
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Anti-lock brake system
(ABS) warning light
(if equipped)
This light illuminates if the ignition switch
is turned to ON and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.
If the ABS warning light remains on,
comes on while driving, or does not
come on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, this indicates
that there may be a malfunction with the
ABS.
If this occurs, have your vehicle checked
by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as
possible. The normal braking system will
still be operational, but without the assistance of the anti-lock brake system.
Electronic brake force distribution (EBD) system warning
light
If two warning lights illuminate at the same time while
driving, your vehicle may
have a malfunction with ABS
and EBD system.
In this case, your ABS and regular brake
system may not work normally. Have the
vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING
If 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 an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.
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Seat belt warning
Driver's seat belt warning
As a reminder to the driver, the driver's
seat belt warning light will blink for
approximately 6 seconds each time you
turn the ignition switch ON regardless of
belt fastening. If the driver's seat belt is
not fastened when the ignition switch is
turned ON or if it is disconnected after
the ignition switch is turn ON, the driver's
seat belt warning light will blink for
approximately 6 seconds and the seat
belt warning chime will sound for approximately 6 seconds until the belt is fastened. If the driver's seat belt is not fastened for 36 seconds after starting the
engine, the driver's seat belt warning
light and chime will operate at most 11
times with a pattern of 6 seconds on and
24 seconds off or until the belt is fastened.
Front passenger's seat belt warning
As a reminder to the front passenger, the
front passenger's seat belt warning light
will blink for approximately 6 seconds
each time you turn the ignition switch ON
regardless of belt fastening. If the passenger's seat belt is unfastened when
the vehicle speed exceeds 5 km/h (3
mph), the passenger's seat belt warning
light will blink for at least 6 seconds or
until the belt is fastened.
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Turn signal indicator lights
The blinking green arrows on the instrument panel show the direction indicated
by the turn signals. If the arrow comes on
but does not blink, blinks more rapidly
than normal, or does not illuminate at all,
a malfunction in the turn signal system is
indicated. Your dealer should be consulted for repairs.
✽ NOTICE
• You can find the front passenger’s
seat belt warning light on the center
fascia panel.
• Although the front passenger seat is
not occupied, the seat belt warning
light will blink for 6 seconds.
• The front passenger's seat belt warning can be operated when luggage is
placed on the front passenger seat.
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High beam indicator
This indicator illuminates when the headlights are on and in the high beam position or when the turn signal lever is pulled
into the Flash-to-Pass position.
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Features of your vehicle
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Engine oil pressure
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.
CAUTION
If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure
warning light is illuminated, severe
damage could result.
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CAUTION
If the oil pressure warning light
stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may
result. The oil pressure warning
light comes on whenever there is
insufficient oil pressure. In normal
operation, it should come on when
the ignition switch is turned on,
then go out when the engine is
started. If the oil pressure warning
light stays on while the engine is
running, there is a serious malfunction.
If this happens, stop the car as
soon as it is safe to do so, turn off
the engine and check the oil level. If
the oil level is low, fill the engine oil
to the proper level and start the
engine again. If the light stays on
with the engine running, turn the
engine off immediately. In any
instance where the oil light stays on
when the engine is running, the
engine should be checked by an
authorized KIA dealer before the
car is driven again.
Parking brake & brake fluid
warning
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 while engine is running.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the warning light remains on, it may
indicate that the brake fluid level in the
reservoir is low.
If the warning light remains on:
1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe
location and stop your vehicle.
2. With the engine stopped, check the
brake fluid level immediately and add
fluid as required. Then check all brake
components for fluid leaks.
3. Do not drive the vehicle if leaks are
found, the warning light remains on or
the brakes do not operate properly.
Have the vehicle towed to any authorized KIA dealer for a brake system
inspection and necessary repairs.
Features of your vehicle
Your vehicle is equipped with dual-diagonal braking systems. This means you still
have braking on two wheels even if one
of the dual systems should fail. With only
one of the dual systems working, more
than normal pedal travel and greater
pedal pressure are required to stop the
car. Also, the car will not stop in as short
a distance with only a portion of the
brake system working. If the brakes fail
while you are driving, shift to a lower gear
for additional engine braking and stop the
car as soon as it is safe to do so.
To check bulb operation, check whether
the parking brake and brake fluid warning
light illuminates when the ignition switch
is in the ON position.
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Front fog light indicator
(if equipped)
Charging system warning
This light comes on when the front fog
lights are ON.
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.
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Shift pattern indicator
The indicator displays to show the automatic transaxle shift lever selection.
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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Tailgate open warning light
Low fuel level warning
Malfunction indicator lamp
(MIL) (check engine light)
This warning light illuminates when the
tailgate is not closed securely with the
ignition switch in any position.
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Door ajar warning light
This warning light illuminates when a
door is not closed securely with the ignition switch in any position.
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Immobilizer indicator
(if equipped)
This light illuminates when the immobilizer key is inserted and turned to the ON
position to start the engine.
At this time, you can start the engine. The
light goes out after the engine is running.
If this light 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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This warning light indicates the fuel tank
is nearly empty. When it comes on, you
should add fuel as soon as possible.
Driving with the fuel level warning light on
or with the fuel level below “E” can cause
the engine to misfire and damage the
catalytic converter.
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Low washer fluid level
warning indicator
This warning light indicates the washer
fluid reservoir is near empty. Refill the
washer fluid as soon as possible.
CHECK
This indicator light is part of the Engine
Control System which monitors various
emission control system components. If
this light illuminates while driving, it indicates that a potential malfunction has
been detected somewhere in the emission control system.
This light will also illuminate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and will go out in a few seconds
after the engine is started. If it illuminates
while driving, or does not illuminate when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, take your vehicle to your nearest authorized KIA dealer and have the
system checked.
Generally, your vehicle will continue to be
drivable, but have the system checked by
an authorized KIA dealer promptly.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• Prolonged driving with the
Emission
Control
System
Malfunction
Indicator
Light
illuminated may cause damage to
the emission control systems
which could effect drivability
and/or fuel economy.
• If the Emission Control System
Malfunction Indicator Light illuminates, 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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ESC indicator (Electronic
ESC
Stability Control)
(if equipped)
The ESC indicator will illuminate when
the ignition switch is turned ON, but
should go off after approximately 3 seconds. When the ESC is on, it monitors
the driving conditions and under normal
driving conditions, the ESC light will
remain off. When a slippery or low traction condition is encountered, the ESC
will operate, and the ESC indicator will
blink to indicate the ESC is operating.
ESC OFF indicator
(if equipped)
ESC
OFF
The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate
when the ignition switch is turned ON,
but should go off after approximately 3
seconds. To switch to ESC OFF mode,
press the ESC OFF button. The ESC
OFF indicator will illuminate indicating
the ESC is deactivated. If this indicator
stays on when ESC OFF is not selected,
the ESC may have a malfunction. Take
your car to an authorized KIA dealer and
have the system checked.
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Cruise SET indicator
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Cruise indicator (if equipped)
CRUISE indicator
CRUISE
The indicator light illuminates when the
cruise control system is enabled.
The cruise indicator light in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the
cruise control ON-OFF button on the
steering wheel is pulled.
The indicator light turns off when the
cruise control ON-OFF button is pulled
again. For more information about the
use of cruise control, refer to “Cruise
control system” in section 5.
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SET
The indicator light illuminates when the
cruise function switch (COAST/SET or
RES/ACCEL) is ON.
The cruise SET indicator light in the
instrument cluster is illuminated when
the cruise control switch (COAST/SET or
RES/ACCEL) is pushed. The cruise SET
indicator light does not illuminate when
the cruise control switch (CANCEL) is
pushed or the system is disengaged.
Key reminder warning chime
(if equipped)
If the driver’s door is opened while the
ignition key is left in the ignition switch
(ACC or LOCK position), the key
reminder warning chime will sound. This
is to prevent you from locking your keys
in the vehicle. The chime sounds until the
key is removed from the ignition switch or
the driver’s door is closed.
Features of your vehicle
REAR PARKING ASSIST SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING
The rear parking assist system is a
supplementary function only. The
operation of the rear parking assist
system can be affected by several
factors (including environmental
conditions). It is the responsibility
of the driver to always check the
area behind the vehicle before and
while backing up.
Back warning system
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The rear parking assist system assists
the driver during backward movement of
the vehicle by chiming if any object is
sensed within a distance of 120 cm (47
in.) behind the vehicle. This system is a
supplemental system and it is not intended to nor does it replace the need for
extreme care and attention of the driver.
The sensing range and objects
detectable by the back sensors are limited. Whenever backing-up, pay as much
attention to what is behind you as you
would in a vehicle without a rear parking
assist system .
Operation of the rear parking
assist system
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Operating condition
• This system will activate when backing
up with the ignition switch ON.
If the vehicle is moving at a speed over
5 km/h (3 mph), the system may not be
activated correctly.
• The sensing distance while the rear
parking assist system is in operation is
approximately 120 cm (47 in.).
• When more than two objects are
sensed at the same time, the closest
one will be recognized first.
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Types of warning sound
• When an object is 120 cm to 81 cm (47
in. to 32 in.) from the rear bumper:
Buzzer beeps intermittently
• When an object is 80 cm to 41 cm (31
in. to 16 in.) from the rear bumper:
Buzzer beeps more frequently
• When an object is within 40 cm (15 in.)
of the rear bumper:
Buzzer sounds continuously.
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Non-operational conditions of
rear parking assist system
The rear parking assist system may
not operate properly when:
1. Moisture is frozen to the sensor. (It will
operate normally when the moisture
has been cleared.)
2. The sensor is covered with foreign
matter, such as snow or water, or the
sensor cover is blocked. (It will operate
normally when the material is removed
or the sensor is no longer blocked.)
3. Driving on uneven road surfaces
(unpaved roads, gravel, bumps, gradient).
4. Objects generating excessive noise
(vehicle horns, loud motorcycle
engines, or truck air brakes) are within
range of the sensor.
5. Heavy rain or water spray exists.
6. Wireless transmitters or mobile phones
are within range of the sensor.
7. The sensor is covered with snow.
8. Trailer towing.
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The detecting range may decrease
when:
1. The sensor is stained with foreign matter such as snow or water. (The sensing range will return to normal when
removed.)
2. Outside air temperature is extremely
hot or cold.
The following objects may not be recognized by the sensor:
1. Sharp or slim objects such as ropes,
chains or small poles.
2. Objects which tend to absorb the sensor frequency such as clothes, spongy
material or snow.
3. Undetectable objects smaller than 1 m
(40 in.) and narrower than 14 cm (6 in.)
in diameter.
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Rear parking assist system precautions
• The rear parking assist system may
not sound sequentially depending on
the speed and shapes of the objects
detected.
• The rear parking assist system may
malfunction if the vehicle bumper
height or sensor installation has been
modified or damaged. Any non-factory
installed equipment or accessories
may also interfere with the sensor performance.
• The sensor may not recognize objects
less than 40 cm (15 in.) from the sensor, or it may sense an incorrect distance. Use caution.
• When the sensor is frozen or stained
with snow, dirt, or water, the sensor
may be inoperative until the stains are
removed using a soft cloth.
• Do not push, scratch or strike the sensor. Sensor damage could occur.
Features of your vehicle
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
✽ NOTICE
This system can only sense objects within the range and location of the sensors;
It can not detect objects in other areas
where sensors are not installed. Also,
small or slim objects, such as poles or
objects located between sensors may not
be detected by the sensors.
Always visually check behind the vehicle when backing up.
Be sure to inform any drivers of the
vehicle that may be unfamiliar with the
system regarding the systems capabilities and limitations.
WARNING
Pay close attention when the vehicle is driven close to objects on the
road, particularly pedestrians, and
especially children. Be aware that
some objects may not be detected
by the sensors, due to the object’s
distance, size or material, all of
which can limit the effectiveness of
the sensor. Always perform a visual
inspection to make sure the vehicle
is clear of all obstructions before
moving the vehicle in any direction.
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Self-diagnosis
If you don’t hear an audible warning
sound or if the buzzer sounds intermittently when shifting the gear to the R
(Reverse) position, this may indicate a
malfunction in the rear parking assist system. If this occurs, have your vehicle
checked by an authorized KIA dealer as
soon as possible.
WARNING
Your new vehicle warranty does not
cover any accidents or damage to
the vehicle or its occupants due to
a rear parking assist system malfunction. Always drive safely and
cautiously.
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The hazard warning flasher should be
used whenever you find it necessary to
stop the car in a hazardous location.
When you must make such an emergency stop, always pull off the road as far
as possible.
The hazard warning lights are turned on
by pushing in the hazard switch. This
causes all turn signal lights to blink. The
hazard warning lights will operate even
though the key is not in the ignition
switch.
To turn the hazard warning lights off,
push the switch a second time.
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Battery saver function
• The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged. The system automatically
turns off the exterior lights when the
driver removes the ignition key and
opens the driver-side door.
• With this feature, the parking lights 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 parking lights OFF and ON
again using the light switch on the
steering column.
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Lighting control
Parking light position (
)
When the light switch is in the parking
light position (1st position), the tail position, license and instrument panel lights
are ON.
The light switch has a Headlight and a
Parking light position.
To operate the lights, turn the knob at the
end of the control lever to one of the following positions:
(1) OFF position
(2) Parking light position
(3) Headlight position
Features of your vehicle
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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.
High beam operation
✽ NOTICE
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position to turn on the headlights.
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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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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Features of your vehicle
To signal a lane change, move the turn
signal lever slightly and hold it in position
(B). The lever will return to the OFF position when released.
If an indicator stays on and does not
flash or if it flashes abnormally, one of the
turn signal bulbs may be burned out and
will require replacement.
✽ NOTICE
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Turn signals and lane change signals
The ignition switch must be on for the
turn signals to function. To turn on the
turn signals, move the lever up or down
(A). Green arrow indicators on the instrument panel indicate which turn signal is
operating. They will self-cancel after a
turn is completed. If the indicator continues to flash after a turn, manually return
the lever to the OFF position.
If an indicator flash is abnormally quick
or slow, a 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 when visibility is poor due to fog,
rain or snow, etc. The fog lights will turn
on when fog light switch (1) is turned to
ON after the headlights are turned on.
To turn off the fog lights, turn the switch
to OFF.
CAUTION
When in operation, the fog lights
consume large amounts of vehicle
electrical power. Only use the fog
lights when visibility is poor.
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Features of your vehicle
WIPERS AND WASHERS
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 (1).
LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed
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Daytime running light
(if equipped)
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) can
make it easier for others to see the front
of your vehicle during the day. DRL can
be helpful in many different driving conditions, and it is especially helpful after
dawn and before sunset.
The DRL system will make the headlights turn OFF when:
1. The headlight switch is ON.
2. The parking brake is applied.
3. Engine stops.
✽ NOTICE
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Windshield wipers
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.
Operates as follows when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
MIST : For a single wiping cycle, push
the lever upward and release it
with the lever in the OFF position.
The wipers will operate continuously if the lever is pushed
upward and held.
OFF : Wiper is not in operation
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
To prevent possible damage to the
washer pump, do not operate the
washer when the fluid reservoir is
empty.
WARNING
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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 1-3
cycles.
Use this function when the windshield is
dirty.
The spray and wiper operation will continue until you release the lever.
If the washer does not work, check the
washer fluid level. If the fluid level is not
sufficient, you will need to add appropriate non-abrasive windshield washer fluid
to the washer reservoir.
The reservoir filler neck is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the
passenger side.
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Do not use the washer in freezing
temperatures without first warming
the windshield with the defrosters;
the washer solution could freeze on
contact with the windshield and
obscure your vision.
CAUTION
• To prevent possible damage to
the wipers or windshield, do not
operate the wipers when the
windshield is dry.
• To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
• To prevent damage to the wiper
arms and other components, do
not attempt to move the wipers
manually.
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Rear window wiper and washer
switch (if equipped)
The rear window wiper and washer
switch is located at the end of the wiper
and washer switch lever. Turn the switch
to desired position to operate the rear
wiper and washer.
OFF - Wiper is not in operation
INT - Intermittent wiper operation
(if equipped)
ON - Normal wiper operation
- Spraying washer fluid and wiping
Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR LIGHT
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Type A
CAUTION
Do not use the interior lights for
extended periods when engine is
not running.
It may cause battery discharge.
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Type B
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Map lamp
Push the switch to turn the light on or off.
This light produces a spot beam for convenient use as a map lamp at night or as
a personal lamp for the driver and the
front passenger.
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Room lamp
• DOOR:
In the DOOR position, the light comes on
when any door is opened regardless of
the ignition switch position.
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Features of your vehicle
When doors are unlocked by the transmitter, the light comes on for approximately 30 seconds as long as any door is
not open. The light goes out gradually
after approximately 30 seconds if the
door is closed. However, if the ignition
switch is ON or all doors are locked, the
light will turn off immediately.
If a door is opened with the ignition
switch in the ACC or LOCK position, the
light stays on for about 20 minutes.
However, if a door is opened with the
ignition switch is in the ON position, the
light stays on continuously.
• ON:
In the ON position, the light stays on at all
times.
CAUTION
Do not leave the switch in this position for an extended period of time
when the vehicle is not running.
• OFF:
In the OFF position, the light stays off at
all times, even when a door is open.
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Luggage room lamp (if equipped)
Glove box lamp (if equipped)
• DR (DOOR):
In the DR position, the light comes on
when the tailgate is opened.
The glove box lamp comes on when the
glove box is opened.
The parking lights or headlights must be
ON for the glove box lamp to function.
• OFF:
In the OFF position, the light stays off at
all times even though the tailgate is open.
Features of your vehicle
DEFROSTER
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Type A
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the conductors bonded to the inside surface of
the rear window, never use sharp
instruments or window cleaners
containing abrasives to clean the
window.
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Vanity mirror lamp (if equipped)
Opening the lid of the vanity mirror will
automatically turn on the mirror light.
✽ NOTICE
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Type B
If you want to defrost and defog the
front windshield, refer to “Windshield
defrosting and defogging” in this section.
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Rear window defroster
The defroster heats the window to
remove frost, fog and thin ice from the
rear window, while engine is running.
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Features of your vehicle
To activate the rear window defroster,
press the rear window defroster button
located in the center facia switch panel.
The indicator on the rear window
defroster button illuminates when the
defroster is ON.
If there is heavy accumulation of snow on
the rear window, brush it off before operating the rear defroster.
The rear window defroster automatically
turns off after approximately 20 minutes
or when the ignition switch is turned off.
To turn off the defroster, press the rear
window defroster button again.
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Outside mirror defroster
(if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with outside
mirror defrosters, they will operate at the
same time when you turn on the rear
window defroster.
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Front windshield deicer (if equipped)
The engine must be running to enable
this feature. To activate the front windshield deicer, press the front windshield
deicer button. The indicator on the button
illuminates when the deicer is ON. The
front windshield deicer automatically
turns off after 20 minutes or when the
ignition switch is turned off. To turn off the
deicer, press the front windshield deicer
button again.
Features of your vehicle
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
2
3
1
4
1. Fan speed control knob
2. Mode selection knob
3. Temperature control knob
5
6
4. Rear window defroster button
5. Air conditioning button (if equipped)
6. Air intake control button
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Features of your vehicle
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Heating and air conditioning
1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
5. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the
air conditioning system (if equipped)
on.
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Features of your vehicle
MAX A/C-Mode (B, D)
Air flow is directed toward the upper body
and face.
In this mode, the air conditioning and the
recirculated air position will be selected
automatically.
Bi-Level (B, D, C, E)
Air flow is directed towards the face and
the floor.
Off-Mode
The fan is turned off.
Face-Level (B, D)
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Mode selection
The mode selection knob controls the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
Air can be directed to the floor, dashboard outlets, or windshield. Six symbols
are used to represent MAX A/C, Face,
Bi-Level, Floor, Floor-Defrost and Defrost
air position.
The MAX A/C mode is used to cool the
inside of the vehicle faster.
The steps (•) between the air flow positions adjust the direction of the air flow to
the middle 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.
Floor-Level (C, E, A, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the
floor, with a small amount of the air being
directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.
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Features of your vehicle
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, E, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
Defrost-Level (A, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
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Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed
separately using the horizontal thumbwheel. To close the vent, rotate it left to
the maximum position. To open the vent,
rotate it right to the desired position.
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivery from these vents using the vent
control lever as shown.
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Temperature control
The temperature control knob allows you
to control the temperature of the air flowing from the ventilation system. To
change the air temperature in the passenger compartment, turn the knob to
the right position for warm and hot air or
left position for cooler air.
Features of your vehicle
Recirculated air position
The indicator light on the
button illuminates when the
recirculated air position is
selected.
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
the passenger compartment will be drawn through
the heating system and
heated or cooled according
to the function selected.
✽ NOTICE
Prolonged operation of the heater in the
recirculated air position (without air
conditioning selected) may cause fogging of the windshield and side windows
and the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.
In addition, prolonged use of the air
conditioning with the recirculated air
position selected will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.
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Air intake control
This is used to select outside (fresh) air
position or recirculated air position.
To change the air intake control position,
push the control button.
Outside (fresh) air position
The indicator light on the
button does not illuminate
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.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Continued climate control system
operation in the recirculated air
position may allow humidity to
increase inside the vehicle which
may fog the glass and obscure
visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with 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 recirculated air
position can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness, and loss of vehicle
control. Set the air intake control
to the outside (fresh) air position
as much as possible while driving.
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Fan speed control
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for fan operation.
The fan speed control knob allows you to
control the fan speed of the air flowing
from the ventilation system. To change
the fan speed, turn the knob to the right
for higher speed or left for lower speed.
Air conditioning (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.
Features of your vehicle
System operation
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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.
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Heating
1. Set the mode to the
position.
2. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
5. If dehumidified heating is desired, turn
the air conditioning system (if
equipped) on.
• If the windshield fogs up, set the mode
to the
,
position.
Operation Tips
• To keep dust or unpleasant fumes from
entering the car through the ventilation
system, temporarily set the air intake
control to the recirculated air position.
Be sure to return the control to the
fresh air position when the irritation
has passed to keep fresh air in the
vehicle. This will help keep the driver
alert and comfortable.
• Air for the heating/cooling system is
drawn in through the grilles just ahead
of the windshield. Care should be
taken that these are not blocked by
leaves, snow, ice or other obstructions.
• To prevent interior fog on the windshield, set the air intake control to the
fresh air position and fan speed to the
desired position, turn on the air conditioning system, and adjust temperature
control to desired temperature.
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Air conditioning (if equipped)
All KIA Air Conditioning Systems are
filled with environmentally friendly
R-134a refrigerant which does not damage 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. Adjust the fan speed control and temperature control to maintain maximum
comfort.
• When maximum cooling is desired, set
the temperature control to the extreme
left position, set the mode control to
the MAX A/C position, then set the fan
speed control to the highest speed.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• When using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge
closely while driving up hills or in
heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause engine overheating. Continue to use the blower
fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates engine overheating.
• When opening the windows in humid
weather air conditioning may create
water droplets inside the vehicle.
Since excessive water droplets may
cause damage to electrical equipment,
air conditioning should only be 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 the
windows on rainy or humid days,
decrease the humidity inside the vehicle by operating the air conditioning
system.
• During air conditioning system operation, you may occasionally notice a
slight change in engine speed as the
air conditioning compressor cycles.
This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Use the air conditioning system every
month only for a few minutes to ensure
maximum system performance.
• When using the air conditioning system, you may notice clear water dripping (or even puddling) on the ground
under the passenger side of the vehicle. This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Operating the air conditioning system
in the recirculated air position provides
maximum cooling, however, continual
operation in this mode may cause the
air inside the vehicle to become stale.
Outside air
Recirculated
air
Blower
Climate control
air filter
Heater core
Evaporator
core
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Climate control air filter
(if equipped)
The climate control air filter installed
behind the glove box filters the dust or
other pollutants that come into the vehicle from the outside through the heating
and air conditioning system. If dust or
other pollutants accumulate in the filter
over a period of time, the air flow from the
air vents may decrease, resulting in
moisture accumulation on the inside of
the windshield even when the outside
(fresh) air position is selected. If this happens, have the climate control air filter
replaced by an authorized KIA dealer.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• Replace the filter every 15,000 km
(10,000 miles) or once a year.
If the car is being driven in severe
conditions such as dusty, rough roads,
more frequent air conditioner filter
inspections and changes are required.
• When the air flow rate suddenly
decreases, the system should be
checked at an authorized KIA dealer.
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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 negative
impact on the air conditioning system.
Therefore, if abnormal operation is
found, have the system inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer.
✽ NOTICE
It is important when servicing the air
conditioning system that the correct
type and amount of oil and refrigerant is
used. Otherwise, damage to the compressor and abnormal system operation
may occur.
WARNING
The air conditioning system should
be serviced by an authorized KIA
dealer. Improper service may cause
serious injury to the person performing the service.
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Features of your vehicle
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
3
2
4
5
1
1. AUTO (automatic control) button
2. Temperature control knob
3. A/C display
4. Fan speed control knob
6
7
8
9
10
11
5. OFF button
6. Mode selection button
7. Front windshield defrost button
8. Recirculated air position button
9. Air conditioning button
10. Rear window defrost button
11. Outside air position button
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Features of your vehicle
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Automatic heating and air conditioning
The automatic climate control system is
controlled by simply setting the desired
temperature.
The Full Automatic Temperature Control
(FATC) system automatically controls the
heating and cooling system as follows;
2. Turn the TEMP knob to set the desired
temperature.
If the temperature is set to the lowest
setting (Lo), the air conditioning system will operate continuously.
3. To turn the automatic operation off,
press any button or turn any knob
except the temperature control knob. If
you press the mode selection button,
air conditioning button, defrost button
or air intake control button, or turn the
fan speed knob, the selected function
will be controlled manually while other
functions operate automatically.
Regardless of the temperature setting,
when using automatic operation, the air
conditioning system can automatically
turn on to decrease the humidity inside
the vehicle, even if the temperature is set
to warm.
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✽ NOTICE
Never place anything over the sensor
located on the instrument panel to
ensure better control of the heating and
cooling system.
1. Push the AUTO button. It is indicated
by AUTO on the display. The modes,
fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically
by temperature setting.
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Features of your vehicle
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Manual heating and air conditioning
The heating and cooling system can be
controlled manually by pushing buttons
other than the AUTO button. In this case,
the system works sequentially according
to the order of buttons selected.
When pressing any button (or turning
any knob) except AUTO button while
automatic operation, the functions not
selected will be controlled automatically.
1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
5. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the
air conditioning system on.
Press the AUTO button in order to convert to full automatic control of the system.
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Face-Level (B, D)
Air flow is directed toward the upper body
and face. Additionally, each outlet can be
controlled to direct the air discharged
from the outlet.
Bi-Level (B, D, C, E)
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Mode selection
The mode selection button controls the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
The air flow outlet port is converted as
follows:
Refer to the illustration in the “Manual climate control system”.
Air flow is directed towards the face and
the floor.
Floor-Level (C, E, A, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the
floor, with a small amount of the air being
directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, E, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
Features of your vehicle
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Defrost-Level (A, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed
separately using the horizontal thumbwheel. To close the vent, rotate it left to
the maximum position. To open the vent,
rotate it right to the desired position.
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivery from these vents using the vent
control lever as shown.
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Temperature control
The temperature will increase to the
maximum (HI) by turning the knob to the
right extremely.
The temperature will decrease to the
minimum (Lo) by turning the knob to the
left extremely.
When turning the knob, the temperature
will increase or decrease by 0.5°C/1°F.
When set to the lowest temperature setting, the air conditioning will operate continuously.
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Features of your vehicle
Recirculated air position
The indicator light on the
button illuminates when the
recirculated air position is
selected.
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
the passenger compartment will be drawn through
the heating system and
heated or cooled according
to the function selected.
Temperature conversion
If the battery has been discharged or
disconnected, the temperature mode display will reset to Fahrenheit.
This is a normal condition.You can switch
the
temperature
mode
between
Fahrenheit to Centigrade as follows;
While depressing the AUTO button,
depress the OFF button for 3 seconds or
more. The display will change from
Fahrenheit to Centigrade, or from
Centigrade to Fahrenheit.
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Air intake control
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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Outside (fresh) air position
The indicator light on the
button illuminates 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.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Prolonged operation of the heater in the
recirculated air position (without air
conditioning selected) may cause fogging of the windshield and side windows
and the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.
In addition, prolonged use of the air
conditioning with the recirculated air
position selected will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.
WARNING
• Continued climate control system
operation in the recirculated air
position may allow humidity to
increase inside the vehicle which
may fog the glass and obscure visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with 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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Fan speed control
The fan speed can be set to the desired
speed by turning the fan speed control
knob.
The higher the fan speed is, the more air
is delivered.
Pressing the OFF button turns off the
fan.
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Features of your vehicle
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Air conditioning
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.
Outside tempmeter
The current outside temperature is displayed in 1°C (1°F) increments. The temperature range is between -40°C ~ 60°C
(-40°F~140°F).
OFF mode
Push the OFF button to turn off the air climate control system. However, you can
still operate the mode and air intake buttons as long as the ignition switch is in
the ON position.
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Features of your vehicle
WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING
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WARNING - Windshield
heating
Do not use the
or
position
during cooling operation in
extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of
the outside air and 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
or button to the
position and
fan speed control knob or button to
the lower speed.
• For maximum defrosting, set the temperature control to the extreme
right/hot position and the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
• If warm air to the floor is desired while
defrosting or defogging, set the mode
to the floor-defrost position.
• Before driving, clear all snow and ice
from the windshield, rear window, outside rear view mirrors, and all side windows.
• Clear all snow and ice from the hood
and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve
heater and defroster efficiency and to
reduce the probability of fogging up
inside of the windshield.
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To defog inside windshield
1. Select desired fan speed.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Set the mode to the
or
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air will be selected
automatically.
If the outside (fresh) air position is not
selected automatically, press the corresponding button manually.
If the
position is selected, lower fan
speed is controlled to higher fan speed.
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To defrost outside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the highest
(extreme right) position.
2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot
position.
3. Set the mode to the
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air will be selected
automatically.
If the
position is selected, lower fan
speed is controlled to higher fan speed.
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Automatic climate control system
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To defog inside windshield
1. Select desired fan speed.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Press the defrost button (
).
4. The outside (fresh) air position will be
selected automatically.
If the outside (fresh) air position are not
selected automatically, adjust the corresponding button manually.
If the
position is selected, lower fan
speed is automatically controlled to higher fan speed.
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To defrost outside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the highest
(extreme right) position.
2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot
(HI) position.
3. Press the defrost button (
).
4. The outside (fresh) air position will be
selected automatically.
If the
position is selected, lower fan
speed is controlled to higher fan speed.
Features of your vehicle
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Defogging logic
To reduce the probability of fogging up
the inside of the windshield, the air intake
is controlled automatically according to
certain conditions such as
or
position. To cancel or return the defogging logic, do the following.
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Manual climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Turn the mode selection knob to the
defrost position (
).
3. Push the air intake control button
(
) at least 5 times within 3 seconds.
The indicator light in the air intake control
button will blink 3 times with 0.5 second
of interval. It indicates that the defogging
logic is canceled or returned to the programmed status.
Automatic climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Select the defrost position pressing
defrost button (
).
3. While holding the air conditioning button (A/C) pressed, press the air intake
control button (
) at least 5 times
within 3 seconds.
The A/C display blinks 3 times with 0.5
second of interval. It indicates that the
defogging logic is canceled or returned to
the programmed status.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic
status.
If the battery has been discharged or
disconnected, it resets to the defog logic
status.
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Features of your vehicle
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
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These compartments can be used to
store small items required by the driver
or passengers.
CAUTION
• To avoid possible theft, do not
leave valuables in the storage
compartment.
• Always keep the storage compartment covers closed while
driving. Do not attempt to place
so many items in the storage
compartment that the storage
compartment cover cannot close
securely.
WARNING - Flammable
materials
Do not store cigarette lighters,
propane cylinders, or other flammable/explosive materials in the vehicle. These items may catch fire
and/or explode if the vehicle is
exposed to hot temperatures for
extended periods.
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Center console storage
Glove box
These compartments can be used to
store small items required by the driver
or front passenger.
To open the center console storage pull
up the lever (1) or (2).
To open the glove box, pull the handle
and the glove box will automatically
open. Close the glove box after use.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury in an
accident or sudden stop, always
keep the glove box door closed
while driving.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING
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Sunglass holder
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.
• Do not keep objects except sunglasses inside the sunglass holder. Such objects can be thrown
from the holder in the event of a
sudden stop or an accident, possibly injuring the passengers in
the vehicle.
• Do not open the sunglass holder
while the vehicle is moving. The
rear view mirror of the vehicle
can be blocked by an open sunglass holder.
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Multi box (for rear passenger,
if equipped)
To open the cover, pull up the lever and
lift the cover. It can be used for storing
small items.
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Features of your vehicle
5-seater
5-seater
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7-seater
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7-seater
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Luggage box
You can place a first aid kit, a reflector
triangle, tools, etc. in the box for easy
access.
1. Grasp the handle (1) on the edge of
the cover and lift it.
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Type A (if equipped)
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Type B
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2. 5-seater
Fold the cover forward.
7-seater
Pull down the support rod (2) from the
cover and hold the cover open with
the support rod by inserting the free
end of the rod into the slot (3) on the
side of the box.
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Luggage side tray
To open the cover, pull up the lever (1)
and lift the cover. It can be used for storing small items.
Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR FEATURES
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WARNING
• Do not hold the lighter in after it
is already heated because it will
overheat.
• If the lighter does not pop out
within 30 seconds, remove it to
prevent overheating.
Ashtray
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.
CAUTION
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Cigarette lighter
For the cigarette lighter to work, the ignition switch must be in the ACC position
or the ON position.
To use the cigarette lighter, push it all the
way into its socket. When the element
has heated, the lighter will pop out to the
“ready” position.
If it is necessary to replace the cigarette
lighter, use only a genuine KIA replacement or its approved equivalent.
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, etc.) may
damage the socket or cause electrical failure.
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Features of your vehicle
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Cup holder
WARNING - Hot liquids
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Front
The front ashtray may be opened by
pushing in the ashtray lid. To clean the
ashtray, the plastic receptacle should be
removed by lifting the plastic ash receptacle upward and pulling it out.
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 it, push the tab
inside and pull it all the way out.
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• Do not place uncovered cups of
hot liquid in the cup holder while
the vehicle is in motion. If the hot
liquid spills, you burn yourself.
Such a burn to the driver could
lead to loss of control of the vehicle.
• To reduce the risk of personal
injury in the event of sudden stop
or collision, do not place uncovered or unsecured bottles, glasses, cans, etc., in the cup holder
while the vehicle is in motion.
Features of your vehicle
Front
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Rear
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Front/Rear (if equipped)
Cups or small beverage cans may be
placed in the cup holders.
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Center (if equipped)
To use the cup holders in rear seat, pull
the rear cup holder cover. Place a cup or
small beverage can after pulling out the
blade (1).
Push the cover to close after use.
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
(1) and swing it to the side (2).
To use the vanity mirror, pull down the
visor and pull up the mirror cover (3).
Adjust the sunvisor forward or backward
(4).
The ticket holder (5) is provided for holding a tollgate ticket. (if equipped)
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Features of your vehicle
Front
CAUTION - Vanity mirror
CAUTION
lamp
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.
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Rear
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Power outlet
The power outlet is designed to provide
power for mobile telephones or other
devices designed to operate with vehicle
electrical systems. The devices should
draw less than 10 amps with the engine
running.
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• Use the power outlet only when
the engine is running and remove
the accessory plug after use.
Using the accessory plug for prolonged periods of time with the
engine off could cause the battery to discharge.
• Only use 12V electric accessories
which are less than 10A in electric capacity.
• Adjust the air-conditioner or
heater to the lowest operating
level when using the power outlet.
• Close the cover when not in use.
• Some electronic devices can
cause electronic interference
when plugged into a vehicle’s
power outlet. These devices may
cause excessive audio static and
malfunctions in other electronic
systems or devices used in your
vehicle.
Features of your vehicle
Whenever the battery terminals or related fuses are disconnected, you must
reset the time.
When the ignition switch is in the ACC or
ON position, the clock buttons operate as
follows:
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Digital clock
WARNING
Do not adjust the clock while driving. You may lose your steering
control and cause severe personal
injury or accidents.
Hour (2)
Pressing the H button with your finger, a
pencil or similar object will advance the
time displayed by one hour.
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Reset (1)
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 display changed to 9:00
9:30 ~ 9:59 display changed to 10:00
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Minute (3)
Pressing the M button with your finger, a
pencil or similar object will advance the
time displayed by one minute.
Display conversion
To change the 12 hour format to the 24
hour format, press the R button for more
than 4 seconds.
For example, if the R button is pressed
for more than 4 seconds while the time is
10:15 p.m., the display will change to
22:15.
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Features of your vehicle
Type A
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Shopping bag holder (if equipped)
Clothes hanger (if equipped)
To use the holder, push the lower portion.
To use the hanger, pull down the upper
portion of the hanger.
CAUTION
Do not hang a bag weighing more
than 3 kg (7 lbs.). It may cause damage to the shopping bag holder.
Type B
CAUTION
Do not hang heavy clothes, since
those may damage the hook.
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Luggage net (holder)
(if equipped)
To keep items from shifting in the cargo
area, you can use the 4 (or 6) holders
located in the cargo area to attach the
luggage net.
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Features of your vehicle
If necessary, contact your authorized KIA
dealer to obtain a luggage net.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the goods or
the vehicle, care should be taken
when carrying fragile or bulky
objects in the luggage compartment.
WARNING
Avoid eye injury. DO NOT overstretch the luggage net, ALWAYS
keep your face and body out of the
luggage net’s recoil path. DO NOT
use when the strap has visible
signs of wear or damage.
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Cargo security screen
(if equipped)
Use the cargo security screen to hide
items stored in the cargo area.
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• To use the front shade of the cargo
security screen, pull the hook forward
and hang the hook on the headrest
pole.
CAUTION
When folding the rear seatback forward, remove the hook from the
headrest pole. Otherwise, the front
shade of the cargo security screen
may be damaged or malformed.
• To use the rear shade of the cargo
security screen, pull the handle backward and insert the edges into the
slots.
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Features of your vehicle
EXTERIOR FEATURE
WARNING
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When not in use, place the cargo security screen on the lower portion of the
cargo area.
• Do not place objects on the cargo
security screen. Such objects
may be thrown about inside the
vehicle and possibly injure vehicle occupants during an accident
or when braking.
• Never allow anyone to ride in the
luggage compartment. It is
designed for luggage only.
• Maintain the balance of the vehicle and locate the weight as far
forward as possible.
Roof rack (if equipped)
CAUTION
Since the cargo security screen
may be damaged or malformed, do
not put the luggage on it when it is
used.
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If the vehicle has a roof rack, you can
load cargo on top of your vehicle.
The two crossbars on the roof rack can
be repositioned forward or rearward for
conveniently loading cargo or roof carrier. To move the crossbar, pull the lever
and move the crossbar to the desired
position. Release the lever and lock the
crossbar by moving the crossbar slightly
forward or rearward.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• The crossbars should be placed in the
proper load carrying positions prior
to placing items onto the roof rack.
• If the vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, be sure not to position cargo onto
the roof rack in such a way that it
could interfere with sunroof operation.
CAUTION
• When carrying cargo on the roof
rack, take the necessary precautions to make sure the cargo does
not damage the roof of the vehicle.
• When carrying large objects on
the roof rack, make sure they do
not exceed the overall roof length
or width.
WARNING
• The following specification is the
maximum weight that can be
loaded onto the roof rack.
Distribute the load as evenly as
possible across the crossbars
and roof rack and secure the load
firmly.
ROOF
RACK
75 kg (165 lbs.)
EVENLY DISTRIBUTED
Loading cargo or luggage above
specification on the roof rack
may damage your vehicle.
• The vehicle center of gravity will
be higher when items are loaded
onto the roof rack. Avoid sudden
starts, braking, sharp turns,
abrupt maneuvers or high speeds
that may result in loss of vehicle
control or rollover causing an
accident.
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• Always drive slowly and turn corners carefully when carrying
items on the roof rack. Severe
wind updrafts, caused by passing
vehicles or natural causes, can
cause sudden upward pressure
on items loaded on the roof rack.
This is especially true when carrying large, flat items such as
wood panels or mattresses. This
could cause the items to fall off
the roof rack and cause damage
to your vehicle or others around
you.
• To prevent damage or loss of
cargo while driving, check frequently before or while driving to
make sure the items on the roof
rack are securely fastened.
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Features of your vehicle
AUDIO SYSTEM
Type A
Type B
CAUTION
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Antenna
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Roof antenna
Your car uses a roof antenna to receive
both AM and FM broadcast signals. This
antenna is a removable type. To remove
the antenna, turn it counterclockwise. To
install the antenna, turn it clockwise.
• Before entering a place with a low
height clearance, be sure that the
antenna is fully folded down or
removed.
• 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 and adjusted to the upright
position to ensure proper reception. But it could be folded or
removed when parking the vehicle or when loading cargo on the
roof rack.
• When cargo is loaded on the roof
rack, do not place the cargo near
the antenna pole to ensure proper
reception.
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Audio remote control
(if equipped)
The steering wheel audio remote control
button is installed to promote safe driving.
CAUTION
Do not operate audio remote control buttons simultaneously.
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Features of your vehicle
MODE (1)
Press the button to select Radio, Tape (if
equipped) or CD (compact disc).
If the SEEK button is pressed for less
than 0.8 second, it will work as follows in
each mode.
VOLUME (VOL▲/▼) (3)
• Press the up button (▲) to increase
volume.
• Press the down button (▼) to decrease
volume.
RADIO mode
It will function as the PRESET STATION
select buttons.
SEEK/PRESET (▲/▼) (2)
If the SEEK button is pressed for 0.8
second or more, it will work as follows in
each mode.
RADIO mode
It will function as the AUTO SEEK select
button.
TAPE mode
It will function as the FF/REW button.
CDP mode
It will function as the FF/REW button.
CDC mode
It will function as the DISC UP/DOWN
button.
FM reception
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TAPE mode
It will function as the AUTO MUSIC
Search (AMS) button.
CDP mode
It will function as the TRACK UP/DOWN
button.
CDC mode
It will function as the TRACK UP/DOWN
button.
Detailed information for audio control
buttons is described in the following
pages in this section.
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How car audio works
AM and FM radio signals are broadcast
from transmitter towers located around
your city. They are intercepted by the
radio antenna on your car. This signal is
then received by the radio and sent to
your car speakers.
When a strong radio signal has reached
your vehicle, the precise engineering of
your audio system ensures the best possible quality reproduction. However, in
some cases the signal coming to your
vehicle may not be strong and clear. This
can be due to factors such as the distance from the radio station, closeness of
other strong radio stations or the presence of buildings, bridges or other large
obstructions in the area.
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Features of your vehicle
AM reception
FM radio station
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AM broadcasts can be received at
greater distances than FM broadcasts.
This is because AM radio waves are
transmitted at low frequencies. These
long, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than
travelling straight out into the atmosphere. In addition, they curve around
obstructions so that they can provide better signal coverage.
FM broadcasts are transmitted at high
frequencies and do not bend to follow the
earth's surface. Because of this, FM
broadcasts generally begin to fade at
short distances from the station. Also,
FM signals are easily affected by buildings, mountains, or other obstructions.
These can result in certain listening conditions which might lead you to believe a
problem exists with your radio. The following conditions are normal and do not
indicate radio trouble:
• Fading - As your car moves away from
the radio station, the signal will weaken
and sound will begin to fade. When this
occurs, we suggest that you select
another stronger station.
• Flutter/Static - Weak FM signals or
large obstructions between the transmitter and your radio can disturb the
signal causing static or fluttering noises to occur. Reducing the treble level
may lessen this effect until the disturbance clears.
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Features of your vehicle
Using a cellular phone or a two-way
radio
When a cellular phone is used inside the
vehicle, noise may be produced from the
audio equipment. This does not mean
that something is wrong with the audio
equipment. In such a case, use the cellular phone at a place as far as possible
from the audio equipment.
CAUTION
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• Station Swapping - As a FM signal
weakens, another more powerful signal near the same frequency may
begin to play. This is because your
radio is designed to lock onto the
clearest signal. If this occurs, select
another station with a stronger signal.
• Multi-Path Cancellation - Radio signals
being received from several directions
can cause distortion or fluttering. This
can be caused by a direct and reflected signal from the same station, or by
signals from two stations with close
frequencies. If this occurs, select
another station until the condition has
passed.
When using a communication system such a cellular phone or a radio
set inside the vehicle, a separate
external antenna must be fitted.
When a cellular phone or a radio set
is used with an internal antenna
alone, it may interfere with the vehicle's electrical system and adversely affect safe operation of the vehicle.
WARNING
Don't use a cellular phone when
you are driving. You should stop at
a safe place to use a cellular phone.
Care of cassette tapes
(if equipped)
• Because the thickness of a cassette
tape with the total playback time of
over 60 minutes (C-60) are too thin, we
suggest that you do not use any of
them to avoid having tapes being tangled.
• To achieve better sound quality, periodically clean the tape head using a cotton stick with colorless alcohol (once
per month).
• If a tape is too loose, fasten it to reel by
winding with objects like a pencil.
• Because dust or foreign objects on a
cassette tape may damage the playback head, always store tapes in their
cases when not in use.
• Make sure cassette tapes are kept
away from magnetic devices (TV,
stereo system, etc) in order to achieve
better sound quality.
• Be certain that no objects or substances other than cassette tapes are
inserted into the cassette tape player.
• Because tape media can be distorted
when exposed to direct sunlight, Do
not leave cassette tapes on the seats,
dashboard or near the back windshield.
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Features of your vehicle
Care of disc (if equipped)
• If the temperature inside the car is too
high, open the car windows for ventilation before using your car audio.
• It is illegal to copy and use
MP3/WMA/AAC/WAVE files without
permission (If equipped with M466,
use only MP3/WMA, If equipped with
M445, use only CD-DA). Use CDs that
are created only by lawful means.
• Do not apply volatile agents such as
benzene and thinner, normal cl eaners
and magnetic sprays made for analogue disc onto CDs.
• To prevent the disc surface from getting damaged. Hold and carry CDs by
the edges or the edges of the center
hole only.
• Clean the disc surface with a piece of
soft cloth before playback (wipe it from
the center to the outside edge).
• Do not damage the disc surface or
attach pieces of sticky tape or paper
onto it.
• Make sure on undesirable matter other
than CDs are inserted into the CD
player (Do not insert more than one
CD at a time).
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• Keep CDs in their cases after use to
protect them from scratches or dirt.
• Depending on the type of CD-R/CDRW CDs, certain CDs may not operate
normally according to manufacturing
companies or making and recording
methods. In such circumstances, if you
still continue to use those CDs, they
may cause the malfunction of your car
audio system.
✽ NOTICE - Playing an
Incompatible Copy
Protected Audio CD
Some copy protected CDs, which do not
comply with the international audio CD
standards (Red Book), may not play on
your car audio. Please note that if you
try to play copy protected CDs and the
CD player does not perform correctly
the CDs maybe defective, not the CD
player.
Features of your vehicle
Stereo radio operation (M445) (if equipped)
1. POWER ON-OFF, VOLUME Control Knob
2. BAND (AM/FM) Select Buttons
3. TUNE Select/AUDIO Control Knob
4. AUTO SEEK Select Button
5. SCAN Button
6. EQ Button
7. PRESET STATION Select Buttons
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Features of your vehicle
1. POWER ON-OFF Control Knob
• The radio unit may be operated when
the ignition switch is in the “ACC” or
“ON” position. Press the knob to switch
the power on. The LCD shows the
radio frequency in radio mode, and displays the CD track in CD mode. To
switch the power off, press the knob
again.
• Push the FM/AM or CD to turn on that
function without pushing the Power ONOFF control knob.
VOLUME Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to increase
the volume and rotate the knob counterclockwise to reduce the volume.
2. BAND Selector
FM Selection Button
Pressing the FM button changes the
FM1 and FM2 bands.
AM Selection Button
Pressing the AM button selects the AM
band. AM mode is displayed on the LCD.
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3. TUNE Select/AUDIO Control Knob
Rotate the knob clockwise to increase
the frequency and turn the knob counterclockwise to reduce the frequency.
TREBLE Control
To increase the TREBLE, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the TREBLE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
AUDIO Control
Pressing the AUDIO control knob
changes the BASS, MID-RANGE, TREBLE, FADER and BALANCE mode.
The mode selected is shown on the display.
After selecting the each mode, rotate the
AUDIO control knob clockwise or counterclockwise to set it’s volume.
FADER Control
Rotate the control knob clockwise to
emphasize rear speaker sound (front
speaker sound will be attenuated). When
the control knob is rotated counterclockwise, front speaker sound will be emphasized (rear speaker sound will be attenuated).
BASS Control
To increase the BASS, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the BASS,
rotate the knob counterclockwise.
MID-RANGE Control
To increase the MID-RANGE, rotate the
knob clockwise, while to decrease the
MID-RANGE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
BALANCE Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to emphasize
right speaker sound (left speaker sound
will be attenuated). When the control
knob is rotated counterclockwise, left
speaker sound will be emphasized (right
speaker sound will be attenuated).
Features of your vehicle
4. AUTO SEEK Select Button
(Automatic Channel Selection)
Press the AUTO SEEK select button.
When the
side is pressed, the unit
will automatically tune to the next higher
frequency station and when the
side
is pressed, it will automatically tune to
the next lower frequency station.
5. SCAN Button
When you press the button, frequency
goes up to the next stations continuously
with staying for 5 seconds each. To stop
scanning and stay on a station, press the
SCAN Button again.
6. EQ Button
Press the EQ button to select the CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ and OFF MODE
for the desired tone quality. Each press of
the button changes the display as follows;
CLASSIC➟POP➟ROCK➟JAZZ➟OFF
7. PRESET STATION Select Buttons
Six stations for AM, FM1 and FM2
respectively can be preset in the electronic memory circuit.
HOW TO PRESET STATIONS
Six AM and twelve FM stations may be
programmed into the memory of the
radio. Then, by simply pressing the
AM/FM band select buttons and/or one
of the six station select buttons, you may
recall any of these stations instantly. To
program the stations, follow these steps:
• Press AM/FM selector to set the band
for AM, FM1 and FM2.
• Select the desired station to be stored
by seek or manual tuning.
• Determine the preset station select
button you wish to use to access that
station.
• Press and hold the station select button for more than 0.8 seconds. A select
button indicator will show in the display
indicating which select button you have
pressed. You can hear a beep tone, if it
is successfully stored. You should then
release the button, and proceed to program the next desired station. A total of
18 stations can be programmed by
selecting one AM and two FM station
per button.
• When completed, any preset station
may be recalled by selecting AM, FM1
or FM2 band and the appropriate preset station select button.
CAUTION
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The audio system mechanism may be damaged
if you spill them.
• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
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Features of your vehicle
Compact disc player operation (M445) (if equipped)
1. CD Select Button
2. TRACK UP/DOWN Button
3. FF/REW Button
4. REPEAT (RPT) Button
5. SCAN Button
6. CD EJECT Button
7. RANDOM (RDM) Button
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Features of your vehicle
1. CD Select Button
• Insert the CD with the label facing
upward.
• Insert the CD to start CD playback,
during radio operation.
• When a disc is in the CD deck, if you
press the CD button the CD player will
begin playing even if the radio is being
used.
• The CD player can be used when the
ignition switch is in either the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
• Push the CD button to turn on that
function without pushing the Power
ON-OFF control knob.
✽ NOTICE
• Do not stick paper or tape etc., on the
label side or the recording side of any
discs, as it may cause a malfunction.
• The unit cannot play a CDR(Recordable
CD)
and
CDRW(Rewritable CD) that is not finalized.
Please refer to the manual of CDR/CD-RW recoder or CD-R/CD-RW
software for more information on
finalization process.
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• Depending on the recording status,
some CD-Rs/CD-RWs may not be
played on this unit.
2. TRACK UP/DOWN Button
• The desired track on the disc currently
being played can be selected using the
track number.
• Press
button once to skip forward
to the beginning of the next track.
Press
within a second after playback begins to quickly move backward
through a CD.
If you press
after more than a second, it will take you to the beginning of
the track you are now listening to.
4. REPEAT (RPT) Button
• To repeat the track you are currently
listening to, press the RPT button. To
cancel, press it again.
• If you do not release RPT operation
when the track ends, it will automatically be replayed.
This process will be continued until you
push the button again or turn the
Power OFF then ON.
5. SCAN Button
• To playback the first 10 seconds of
each track, press the SCAN button.
• Press the SCAN button again within 10
sec. when you have reached the
desired track.
3. FF/REW Button
If you want to fast forward or reverse
through the compact disc track, push and
hold the
or
button.
When you release the button, the compact disc player will resume playing.
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6. CD EJECT Button
When the
button is pressed with a CD
loaded, the CD will eject.
Forcing to eject: To force to eject a CD,
press this button for more than 3 seconds.
(Do this only when a CD is jammed and
you can not eject it in the normal way i.e.) in case that you have inserted 2 CDs
by mistake)
7. RANDOM (RDM) Button
With random, you can listen to the tracks
in random, rather than sequential order.
To use random, do the following:
Press the RDM button to listen to recorded tracks in random sequence. Press
RDM again to cancel or turn the power
OFF then ON. The unit defaults to playing
tracks in sequential order.
✽ NOTICE
• To assure proper operation of the unit,
keep the vehicle interior temperature
within a normal range by using the
vehicle's air conditioning or heating
system.
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• When replacing the fuse, replace it
with a fuse having the correct capacity.
• All stored bookmarks are erased
when the car battery is disconnected
or power to the vehicle is lost. If this
occurs, the bookmarks will have to be
reset.
• This equipment is designed to be used
only in a 12 volt DC battery system
with negative ground.
• This unit is made of precision parts.
Do not attempt to disassemble or
adjust any parts.
• Do not expose this equipment (including the speakers and CD) to water or
excessive moisture.
CAUTION
• Do not insert warped or poor
quality discs into the CD player
as damage to the unit may occur.
• Do not insert anything like coins
into the player slot as damage to
the unit may occur.
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The playback
mechanism may be damaged if
you spill them.
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• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
• Off-road or rough surface driving
may cause the compact disc to
skip. Do not use the compact disc
when driving in such conditions
as damage to the compact disc
face could occur.
• Do not attempt to grab or pull the
compact disc out while the disc is
being pulled into the audio unit
by the self-loading mechanism.
Damage to the audio unit and
compact disc could occur.
• Avoid using recorded compact
discs in your audio unit. Original
compact discs are recommended
for best results.
WARNING
When driving your vehicle, be sure
to keep the volume of the unit set
low enough to allow you to hear
sounds coming from the outside.
Features of your vehicle
Stereo radio operation (M455) (if equipped)
1. POWER ON-OFF, VOLUME Control Knob
2. AUDIO Select Button
3. BAND Select Button
4. SCAN Button
5. EQ Button
6. AUTO SEEK Select Button
7. TUNE Select/AUDIO Control knob
8. PRESET STATION Select Buttons
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Features of your vehicle
1. POWER ON-OFF Control Knob
• The radio unit may be operated when
the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or
"ON" position. Press the button to
switch the power on. The LCD shows
the radio frequency in the radio mode,
the tape direction indicator in the tape
mode or CD/MP3 track in the CD/MP3
mode. To switch the power off, press
the button again.
• Push the FM/AM, TAPE or CD/MP3 to
turn on that function without pushing
the Power ON-OFF control knob.
VOLUME Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to increase
the volume and rotate the knob counterclockwise to reduce the volume.
2. AUDIO Select Button
Pressing the AUDIO button changes the
BASS, MID-RANGE, TREBLE, FADER
and BALANCE mode.
The mode selected is shown on the display.
After selecting each mode, rotate the
AUDIO control knob clockwise or counterclockwise.
BASS Control
To increase the BASS, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the BASS,
rotate the knob counterclockwise to set
it’s volume.
BALANCE Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to emphasize
right speaker sound (left speaker sound
will be attenuated). When the control
knob is rotated counterclockwise, left
speaker sound will be emphasized (right
speaker sound will be attenuated).
MID-RANGE Control
To increase the MID-RANGE, rotate the
knob clockwise, while to decrease the
MID-RANGE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
3. BAND Select Button
Pressing the FM/AM button changes the
AM, FM1 and FM2 bands. The mode
selected is shown on the display.
TREBLE Control
To increase the TREBLE, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the TREBLE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
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FADER Control
Turn the control knob clockwise to
emphasize rear speaker sound (front
speaker sound will be attenuated). When
the control knob is rotated counterclockwise, front speaker sound will be emphasized (rear speaker sound will be attenuated).
Features of your vehicle
4. SCAN Button
When you press the button, frequency
goes up to the next stations continuously
with staying for 5 seconds each. To stop
scanning and stay on a station, press the
SCAN Button again.
5. EQ Button
Press the EQ button to select the CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ and OFF MODE
for the desired tone quality. Each press of
the button changes the display as follows;
CLASSIC➟POP➟ROCK➟JAZZ➟OFF
6. AUTO SEEK Select Button
(Automatic Channel Selection)
Press the AUTO SEEK select button.
When the
side is pressed, the unit
will automatically tune to the next higher
frequency station and when the
side
is pressed, it will automatically tune to
the next lower frequency station.
7. TUNE Select/Audio Control Knob
Rotate the knob clockwise to increase
the frequency and turn the knob counterclockwise to reduce the frequency.
8. PRESET STATION Select Buttons
Six stations for AM, FM1 and FM2
respectively can be preset in the electronic memory circuit.
HOW TO PRESET STATIONS
Six AM and twelve FM stations may be
programmed into the memory of the
radio. Then, by simply pressing the
AM/FM band select button and/or one of
the six station select buttons, you may
recall any of these stations instantly. To
program the stations, follow these steps:
• Press AM/FM selector to set the band
for AM, FM1 and FM2.
• Select the desired station to be stored
by seek or manual tuning.
• Determine the preset station select
button you wish to use to access that
station.
• Press and hold the station select button for more than 0.8 seconds. A select
button indicator will show in the display
indicating which select button you have
pressed. You can hear a beep tone, if it
is successfully stored. You should then
release the button, and proceed to program the next desired station. A total of
18 stations can be programmed by
selecting one AM and two FM station
per button.
• When completed, any preset station
may be recalled by selecting AM, FM1
or FM2 band and the appropriate preset station select button.
CAUTION
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The playback
mechanism may be damaged if
you spill them.
• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
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Features of your vehicle
Cassette tape player operation (M455) (if equipped)
1. TAPE PROGRAM Button
2. TAPE EJECT Button
3. AUTO MUSIC SEARCH (AMS) Button
4. FF/REW Button
5. REPEAT (RPT) Button
6. DOLBY Button
7. EQ Button
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Features of your vehicle
1. TAPE PROGRAM Button
• This allows you to play the reverse side
of the tape by merely pressing the program button. The arrow will appear in
the display to show tape direction.
• If you want to turn on the audio and
play the tape loaded in the deck, simply press the TAPE button.
2. TAPE EJECT Button
• When the
button is pressed with a
tape loaded, the tape will be ejected.
• When the
button is pressed during
FF/REW mode, the tape will be ejected.
3. AUTO MUSIC SEARCH (AMS)
Button
Press the button to find the starting point
of each song in a prerecorded music
tape. The silent space between songs
(must have at least 4 sec. gap) can be
identified by the AUTO MUSIC SEARCH
button.
• Pressing the
button will play the
beginning of the next music segment.
• Pressing the
button will replay at
the beginning of the music just listened
to.
• To stop FF or REW action, press the
button again.
4. FF/REW Button
• Forward tape winding starts when the
FF button is pressed during PLAY or
REW mode.
• Tape PLAY starts when the FF button
is pressed again during FF mode.
• Tape rewinding starts when the REW
button is pressed during PLAY or FF
mode.
• Tape PLAY starts when the REW button pressed again during REW mode.
5. REPEAT (RPT) Button
• To repeat the track you are currently
listening to, press the RPT button. To
cancel, press it again.
• If you do not release RPT operation
when the track ends, it will automatically be replayed.
This process will be continued until you
push the button again or turn the
power OFF then ON.
6. DOLBY Button
If you get background noise during tape
PLAY, you can reduce this considerably
by merely pressing the DOLBY button. If
you want to cancel the DOLBY feature,
press the button again.
7. EQ Button
Press the EQ button to select the CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ and OFF MODE
for the desired tone quality. Each press of
the button changes the display as follows;
CLASSIC➟POP➟ROCK➟JAZZ➟OFF
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✽ NOTICE
• To assure proper operation of the unit,
keep the vehicle interior temperature
within a normal range by using the
vehicle's air conditioning or heating
system.
• When replacing the fuse, replace it
with a fuse having the correct capacity.
• The preset station frequencies are all
erased when the car battery is disconnected. Therefore, all data will have to
be set again if this should occur.
• Do not add any oil to the rotating
parts. Keep magnets, screwdrivers
and other metallic objects away from
the tape mechanism and head.
• This equipment is designed to be used
only in a 12 volt DC battery system
with negative ground.
• This unit is made of precision parts.
Do not attempt to disassemble or
adjust any parts.
• Do not expose this equipment (including the speakers and tape) to water or
excessive moisture.
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CAUTION
• Do not insert anything like coins
into the player slot as damage to
the unit may occur.
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The playback
mechanism may be damaged if
you spill them.
• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
WARNING
When driving your vehicle, be sure
to keep the volume of the unit set
low enough to allow you to hear
sounds coming from the outside.
Features of your vehicle
Compact disc player (M455) (if equipped) - Compatiable with MP3/WMA/AAC/WAVE
1. AUDIO/MP3 CD Select Button
2. TRACK UP/DOWN Button
3. FF/REW Button
4. REPEAT (RPT) Button
5. RANDOM (RDM) Button
6. BOOKMARK (MARK) Button
7. SCROLL Button
8. EQ Button
9. CD EJECT Button
10. SCAN Button
11. FILE SEARCH Knob
(TUNE Select Knob)
12. DIRECTORY SEARCH (DIR) Button
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Features of your vehicle
1. AUDIO/MP3 CD Select Button
• Insert the CD with the label facing
upward.
• Insert the CD to start CD playback,
during radio operation or cassette tape
playback.
• If you press the CD button while a disc
is in the CD deck, the CD player will
begin playing even if the radio or cassette player is being used.
• The CD player can be used when the
ignition switch is in either the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
• Push the CD button to turn on that
function without pushing the Power
ON-OFF control knob.
✽ NOTICE
• Do not stick paper or tape etc., on the
label side or the recording side of any
discs, as it may cause a malfunction.
• The unit can play a multi-session CDR (recordable CD) and CD-RW
(rewritable CD) that consists of more
than two sessions.
Please refer to the manual of CDR/CD-RW recoder or CD-R/CD-RW
software for more information on
finalization process.
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• Depending on the recording status,
some CD-Rs/CD-RWs may not be
played on this unit.
✽ NOTICE
Playback of MP3, AAC and WMA file
formats are supported. Load to play
time for these formats may be longer
due to the compressed nature of these
discs.
2. TRACK UP/DOWN Button
• The desired track on the disc currently
being played can be selected using the
track number.
• Press
button once to skip forward
to the beginning of the next track.
Press
within a second after playback begins to quickly move backward
through a CD.
If you press
after more than a second, it will take you to the beginning of
the file you are now listening to.
3. FF/REW Button
If you want to fast forward or reverse
through the compact disc track, push and
hold the FF or REW button.
When you release the button, the compact disc player will resume playing.
4. REPEAT (RPT) Button
• To repeat the track you are currently
listening to, press the RPT button. To
cancel, press it again.
• To repeat the music within selected
folder, press the RPT button for more
than 0.8 seconds. To cancel, press it
again. (MP3 CD only)
• If you do not release RPT operation
when the track ends, it will automatically be replayed.
This process will be continued until you
push the button again or turn the
power OFF then ON.
5. RANDOM (RDM) Button
With random, you can listen to the tracks
in random, rather than sequential order.
To use random, do the following:
• Press the RDM button to listen to
recorded tracks in random sequence.
Press RDM again to cancel or turn the
power OFF then ON. The unit defaults
to playing tracks in sequential order.
• To listen to the music within the selected folder in random order, press the
RDM button within a second. To cancel, press it again or turn the power
OFF then ON.(MP3 CD only)
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6. BOOKMARK (MARK) Button
When the CD player unit is operating, the
desired track on the disc can be bookmarked by using the MARK button.(MP3
CD only)
• Press the MARK button for more than
0.8 seconds to bookmark the desired
track.
“M” will be displayed on the LCD and
“MEMORY(1~50)” will display for
approximately five seconds with beep
sound.
To play a bookmarked track, press the
MARK button within 0.8 seconds and
select the bookmarked track to play.
• To erase a bookmarked track, press
the MARK button for more than 0.8
seconds. The unit will beep once when
the bookmark is erased.
✽ NOTICE
Tracks stored on Mark Memory will be
automatically erased after you eject CDs
that contain those tracks.
7. SCROLL Button
Press the button, and you can check the
file names with more than 16 characters
on MP3 CD(max 34 characters.).
The button doesn’t work on file names
less than 16 characters.
8. EQ Button
Press the EQ button to select the CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ and OFF MODE
for the desired tone quality. Each press of
the button changes the display as follows;
CLASSIC➟POP➟ROCK➟JAZZ➟OFF
9. CD EJECT Button
When the
button is pressed with a CD
loaded, the CD will eject.
Forcing to eject : To force to eject a CD,
press this button for more than 3 seconds.
(Do this only when a CD is jammed and
you can not eject it in the normal way e.g.) in case that you have inserted 2
CDs by mistake)
10. SCAN Button
• To playback the first 10 seconds of
each track, press the SCAN button
more than 0.8 seconds.
• To playback the first 10 seconds of
each track in the selected folder, press
the SCAN button within 0.8 seconds.
(MP3 CD only)
• Press the SCAN button again within 10
sec. when you have reached the
desired track.
11. FILE SEARCH Knob
(TUNE Select Knob)
• You can skip the track (file) by turning
the FILE SEARCH knob clockwise or
counterclockwise.
After selecting the desired track (file),
press the FILE SEARCH knob to playback the track (file).
If you do not press the FILE SEARCH
knob within five seconds, the search
will stop.
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12. DIRECTORY SEARCH (DIR)
Button
• You can move through the folder by
pushing the DIR button to up (
) and
down ( ).
• After moving the desired folder, press
the FILE SEARCH knob to play back in
the selected folder. If you do not press
the FILE SEARCH knob within 5 seconds, the folder searching function will
be released. It can not be operated in a
single folder.
✽ NOTICE
• To assure proper operation of the unit,
keep the vehicle interior temperature
within a normal range by using the
vehicle's air conditioning or heating
system.
• When replacing the fuse, replace it
with a fuse having the correct capacity.
• All stored bookmarks are erased
when the car battery is disconnected
or power to the vehicle is lost. If this
occurs, the bookmarks will have to be
reset.
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• This equipment is designed to be used
only in a 12 volt DC battery system
with negative ground.
• This unit is made of precision parts.
Do not attempt to disassemble or
adjust any parts.
• Do not expose this equipment (including the speakers and tape) to water or
excessive moisture.
CAUTION
• Do not insert warped or poor
quality discs into the CD player
as damage to the unit may occur.
• Do not insert anything like coins
into the player slot as damage to
the unit may occur.
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The playback
mechanism may be damaged if
you spill them.
• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
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• Off-road or rough surface driving
may cause the compact disc to
skip. Do not use the compact disc
when driving in such conditions
as damage to the compact disc
face could occur.
• Do not attempt to grab or pull the
compact disc out while the disc is
being pulled into the audio unit
by the self-loading mechanism.
Damage to the audio unit and
compact disc could occur.
• Avoid using recorded compact
discs in your audio unit. Original
compact discs are recommended
for best results.
WARNING
When driving your vehicle, be sure
to keep the volume of the unit set
low enough to allow you to hear
sounds coming from the outside.
Features of your vehicle
Stereo radio operation (M466) (if equipped)
1. POWER ON-OFF, VOLUME Control Knob
2. BAND Select Button
3. AUDIO Select Button
4. TUNE Select/AUDIO Control Knob
5. AUTO SEEK Select Button
6. SCAN Button
7. EQ Button
8. PRESET Station Select Buttons
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Features of your vehicle
1. POWER ON-OFF Control Knob
• The radio unit may be operated when
the ignition switch is in the "ACC" or
“ON” position. Press the knob to switch
the power on. The LCD shows the
radio frequency in the radio mode, the
tape direction indicator in the tape
mode or CD/MP3 track in the CD/MP3
mode or CD AUTO CHANGER mode.
To switch the power off, press the knob
again.
• Push the FM/AM, TAPE or CD/MP3 to
turn on that function without pushing
the Power ON-OFF control knob.
VOLUME Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to increase
the volume and rotate the knob counterclockwise to reduce the volume.
2. BAND Select Button
Pressing the FM/AM button changes the
AM, FM1 and FM2 bands. The mode
selected is shown on the display.
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3. AUDIO Select Button
Pressing AUDIO button changes the
BASS, MID-RANGE, TREBLE, FADER
and BALANCE mode. The mode selected is shown on the display.
After selecting the each mode, rotate the
AUDIO control knob clockwise or counterclockwise to set it’s volume.
BASS Control
To increase the BASS, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the BASS,
rotate the knob counterclockwise.
MID-RANGE Control
To increase the MID-RANGE, rotate the
knob clockwise, while to decrease the
MID-RANGE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
TREBLE Control
To increase the TREBLE, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the TREBLE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
FADER Control
Rotate the control knob clockwise to
emphasize rear speaker sound (front
speaker sound will be attenuated). When
the control knob is rotated counterclockwise, front speaker sound will be emphasized (rear speaker sound will be attenuated).
BALANCE Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to emphasize
right speaker sound (left speaker sound
will be attenuated). When the control
knob is rotated counterclockwise, left
speaker sound will be emphasized (right
speaker sound will be attenuated).
4. TUNE Select/AUDIO Control Knob
Rotate the knob clockwise to increase
the frequency and turn the knob counterclockwise to reduce the frequency.
Features of your vehicle
5. AUTO SEEK Select Button
(Automatic Channel Selection)
Press the AUTO SEEK select button.
When the
side is pressed, the unit
will automatically tune to the next higher
frequency station and when the
side
is pressed, it will automatically tune to
the next lower frequency station.
6. SCAN Button
When you press the button, frequency
goes up to the next stations continuously
staying for 5 seconds each. To stop scanning and stay on a station, press the
SCAN Button again.
7. EQ Button
Press the EQ button to select the CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ and OFF MODE
for the desired tone quality. Each press of
the button changes the display as follows;
CLASSIC➟POP➟ROCK➟JAZZ➟OFF
8. PRESET STATION Select Buttons
Six stations for AM, FM1 and FM2
respectively can be preset in the electronic memory circuit.
HOW TO PRESET STATIONS
Six AM and twelve FM stations may be
programmed into the memory of the
radio. Then, by simply pressing the AM/
FM band select button and/or one of the
six station select buttons, you may recall
any of these stations instantly. To program the stations, follow these steps:
• Press AM/FM selector to set the band
for AM, FM1 and FM2.
• Select the desired station to be stored
by seek or manual tuning.
• Determine the preset station select
button you wish to use to access that
station.
• Press and hold the station select button for more than 0.8 seconds. A select
button indicator will show in the display
indicating which select button you have
pressed. You can hear a beep tone, if it
is successfully stored. You should then
release the button, and proceed to program the next desired station. A total of
18 stations can be programmed by
selecting one AM and two FM station
per button.
• When completed, any preset station
may be recalled by selecting AM, FM1
or FM2 band and the appropriate preset station select button.
CAUTION
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The audio system mechanism may be damaged
if you spill them.
• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
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Features of your vehicle
Compact disc player/CD auto changer operation (M466) (if equipped)
- Compatiable with MP3/WMA
1. LOAD Button
2. Playing CD Button
3. CD EJECT Button
4. TRACK UP/DOWN Button
5. SCROLL Button
6. FF/REW Button
7. EQ Button
8. SCAN Button
9. BOOKMARK (MARK) Button
10. REPEAT (RPT) Button
11. RANDOM (RDM) Button
12. DISC UP/DOWN Button
13. FILE SEARCH Knob
(TUNE Select Knob)
14. DIRECTORY SEARCH (DIR) Button
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Features of your vehicle
1. LOAD Button
This compact disc player will accommodate up to six compact discs.
To insert multiple discs into the player,
perform the following:
1. Press and release the LOAD Button.
- Orange light on the slot will be illuminated and the lowest number of empty
slot will blink on the display.
- After “WAIT” is displayed on the LCD,
the slot will open with “INSERT” displayed on the LCD.
- Insert a disc partway into the slot,
label side up. The player will pull the
disc in.
2. Press and hold the LOAD button for
more than 0.8 second.
- Orange light on the slot will be illuminated and the numbers of empty disc
slot indicators with the lowest number
of these surrounded by a circle will
blink on the display.
- After “WAIT” is displayed on the LCD
the slot will open with “INSTER” displayed on the LCD.
- Insert disc partway into the slot, label
side up. The player will pull the disc
into the slot surrounded by the circle
and this slot number will stop blinking.
Then the next lowest number of empty
slot will be surrounded by a circle and
“WAIT” is displayed again.
- Another disc can be inserted by the
same way until the changer is full.
When the last disc is inserted, the disc
will begin to play automatically.
✽ NOTICE
• Only insert a disc when the orange
slot light is blinking, a disc.
• This CD player is suitable only for 12
cm discs, do not use irregular shaped
CDs.
To insert multiple discs do the followings:
1. Press and hold the LOAD button for
one second or more.
You will then hear a beep sound and
the orange light on the slot will be illuminated, and the numbers of empty
disc will blink on the display.
2. After “WAIT” is displayed on the LCD
with the lowest number of empty slot
blinking, the slot will open with
“INSERT” displayed on the LCD.
3. Insert a disc partway into the slot,
label side up. The player will pull the
disc in.
Once the disc is loaded, the numbers
of the empty disc will blink on the display continuously.
If the next “DISC NO.” is displayed when
the slot is illuminated, you can then load
another disc.
4. Load the remaining disc by following
the same procedures 1 and 2. When
you finished loading 6 discs, the CD
player will begin to play the last CD
loaded.
5. To load more than one disc but less
than six, complete Steps 1 and 2.
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When you have finished loading discs,
press LOAD button to cancel the loading
function or wait for 10 seconds. The CD
player will begin to play the last CD
loaded. As each CD starts to play, the
DISC number will appear on the display.
✽ NOTICE
The disc player takes up to six discs. Do
not try to load more than six.
2. Playing CD Button
• Press the CD Button to start CD playback, during radio operation.
• When discs are in the CD deck, if you
press the CD button, the CD player will
begin playing even if the radio is being
used.
• The CD player can be used when the
ignition switch is in either the “ON” or
“ACC” position.
• Push the CD button to turn on that
function without pushing the Power
ON-OFF control knob.
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✽ NOTICE
• Do not stick paper or tape etc., on the
label side or the recording side of any
discs, as it may cause a malfunction.
• The unit can play a multi-session CDR (recordable CD) and CD-RW
(rewritable CD) that consists of more
than two sessions.
Please refer to the manual of CDR/CD-RW recorder or CD-R/CD-RW
software for more information on
finalization process.
• Depending on the recording status,
some CD-Rs/CD-RWs may not play
on this unit.
✽ NOTICE
Playback of MP3 and WMA file formats
are supported. Load to play time for
these formats may be longer due to the
compressed nature of these discs.
3. CD EJECT Button
• When the
button is pressed with a
CD loaded, the CD will eject.
• To eject all of the discs, press this button for one second or more.
4. TRACK UP/DOWN Button
• The desired track on the disc currently
being played can be selected using the
track number.
• Press
once to skip forward to the
beginning of the next track.
• Press
once to skip back to the
beginning of the track.
• Press
before playback begins to
quickly move backward through a CD.
5. SCROLL Button
Press the button, and you can check the
file names with more than 16 characters
on MP3 CD(max 34 characters).
The button doesn’t work on file names
less than 16 characters.
6. FF/REW Button
If you want to fast forward or reverse
through the compact disc track, push and
hold the FF or REW button.
When you release the button, the compact disc player will resume playing.
Features of your vehicle
7. EQ Button
Press the EQ button to select the CLASSIC, POP, ROCK, JAZZ and OFF MODE
for the desired tone quality. Each press of
the button changes the display as follows;
CLASSIC➟POP➟ROCK➟JAZZ➟OFF
8. SCAN Button
• To playback the first 10 seconds of
each track, press the SCAN button
more than 0.8 seconds.
• To playback the first 10 seconds of
each track in the selected folder, press
the SCAN button within 0.8 seconds.
(MP3 CD only)
• Press the SCAN button again within 10
sec. when you have reached the
desired track.
9. BOOKMARK (MARK) Button
When the CD player unit is operating, the
desired track on the disc can be bookmarked by using the MARK button.
• Press the MARK button for more than
0.8 seconds to bookmark the desired
track.
“M” will be displayed on the LCD and
“MEMORY(1~50)” will display for
approximately five seconds with beep
sound.
To play the bookmarked tracks, press
the MARK button within 0.8 seconds
and select the bookmarked track to
play.
• To erase a bookmarked track, press
the MARK button for more than 0.8
seconds. The unit will beep once when
the bookmark is erased.
If you want to delete all tracks stored on
Mark Memory, press FILE SEARCH
Knob in the Mark Play mode for more
than 0.8 seconds. You will hear a beep
sound and all tracks will be deleted from
Mark Memory with “MARK DELETE ALL”
displayed on the LCD.
✽ NOTICE
Tracks stored on Mark Memory will be
automatically erased after you eject CDs
that contain those tracks.
10. REPEAT (RPT) Button
• To repeat the track you are currently
listening to, press the RPT button.
To cancel, press it again.
• To repeat the music within selected
CD, press the RPT button for more
than 0.8 seconds.
To cancel, press it again for more than
0.8 seconds.
• To repeat the music within currently
played folder, press the RPT button for
more than 0.8 seconds.
To cancel, press it again.
• If you do not release RPT operation
after all the tracks are played back, the
unit will play back again from the first
track.
This process will be continued until you
push the button again or turn the
power OFF then ON.
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11. RANDOM (RDM) Button
With random, you can listen to the tracks
in random, rather than sequential order
on one disc.
To use random, do the following:
• Press the RDM button to listen to
recorded tracks in random sequence.
Press RDM again to cancel or turn the
power OFF then ON. The unit defaults
to playing tracks in sequential order.
• To listen to the music within the currently played folder in random order,
press the RDM button for more than
0.8 seconds. To cancel, press it again
or turn the power OFF then ON.(MP3
CD only)
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12. DISC UP/DOWN Button
• By pressing "DISC
"/"DISC
"
while CD changer is playing you can
move backward or forward to the next
disc and playback automatically
begins.
• If any of the slots do not contain a CD,
your car audio will skip the empty slot
and play only those that contain a CD.
When switching CD’s, the LCD displays the selected CD’s number.
13. FILE SEARCH Knob
(TUNE Select Knob)
• You can skip the track (file) by turning
the FILE SEARCH knob clockwise or
counterclockwise.
After selecting the desired track (file),
press the FILE SEARCH knob to playback the track (file).
If you do not press the FILE SEARCH
knob within five seconds, the search
will stop.
14. DIRECTORY SEARCH (DIR)
Button
• You can move through the folder by
pushing the DIR button to up (
) and
down (
).
• After moving the desired folder, press
the FILE SEARCH knob to play back in
the selected folder. If you do not press
the FILE SEARCH knob within 5 seconds, the fzolder searching function
will be released. It cannot be operated
in a single folder.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• To assure proper operation of the unit,
keep the vehicle interior temperature
within a normal range by using the
vehicle's air conditioning or heating
system.
• When replacing the fuse, replace it
with a fuse having the correct capacity.
• Stored bookmarks are erased when
the car battery is disconnected or
power to the vehicle is lost. If this
occurs, the bookmarks will have to be
reset.
• This equipment is designed to be used
only in a 12 volt DC battery system
with negative ground.
• This unit is made of precision parts.
Do not attempt to disassemble or
adjust any parts.
• Do not expose this equipment (including the speakers and tape) to water or
excessive moisture.
CAUTION
• Do not insert warped or poor
quality discs into the CD player
as damage to the unit may occur.
• Do not insert anything like coins
into the player slot as damage to
the unit may occur.
• Do not place beverages close to
the audio system. The playback
mechanism may be damaged if
you spill them.
• Do not strike or allow anything to
impact the audio system, damage
to the system mechanisms could
occur.
• Off-road or rough surface driving
may cause the compact disc to
skip. Do not use the compact disc
when driving in such conditions
as damage to the compact disc
face could occur.
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• Do not attempt to grab or pull the
compact disc out while the disc is
being pulled into the audio unit
by the self-loading mechanism.
Damage to the audio unit and
compact disc could occur.
• Avoid using recorded compact
discs in your audio unit. Original
compact discs are recommended
for best results.
WARNING
When driving your vehicle, be sure
to keep the volume of the unit set
low enough to allow you to hear
sounds coming from the outside.
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Before driving / 5-3
Key positions / 5-4
Starting the engine / 5-6
Automatic transaxle / 5-7
Brake system / 5-14
Cruise control system / 5-24
Economical operation / 5-28
Special driving conditions / 5-30
Winter driving / 5-34
Trailer towing / 5-37
Vehicle load limit / 5-44
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Vehicle weight / 5-49
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WARNING - ENGINE EXHAUST CAN BE DANGEROUS!
Engine exhaust fumes can be extremely dangerous. If, at any time, you smell exhaust fumes inside the vehicle, open the windows immediately.
• Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.
• Be sure the exhaust system does not leak.
The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear
a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the car, have the
exhaust system checked as soon as possible by an authorized KIA dealer.
• Do not run the engine in an enclosed area.
Letting the engine idle in your garage, even with the garage door open, is a hazardous practice. Never run the engine in your
garage any longer than it takes to start the engine and back the car out.
• Avoid idling the engine for prolonged periods with people inside the car.
If it is necessary to idle the engine for a prolonged period with people inside the car, be sure to do so only in an open area
with the air intake set at "Fresh" and fan operating at one of the higher speeds so fresh air is drawn into the interior.
If you must drive with the tailgate open because you are carrying objects that make this necessary:
1. Close all windows.
2. Open side vents.
3. Set the air intake control at "Fresh", the air flow control at "Floor" or "Face" and the fan at one of the higher speeds.
To assure proper operation of the ventilation system, be sure the ventilation air intakes located just in front of the windshield are
kept clear of snow, ice, leaves or other obstructions.
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BEFORE DRIVING
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Before entering vehicle
Before starting
• 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.
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Necessary inspections
Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine
coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid
should be checked on a regular basis,
with the exact interval depending on the
fluid. Further details are provided in section 7, “Maintenance”.
WARNING
All passengers must be properly
belted whenever the vehicle is moving. Refer to “Seat belts” in section
3 for more information on their
proper use.
WARNING
Always check the surrounding
areas near your vehicle for people,
especially children, before putting a
car into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).
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KEY POSITIONS
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 judgment. Driving
while under the influence of drugs
is as dangerous or more dangerous
than driving drunk.
You are much more likely to have a
serious accident if you drink or
take drugs and drive.
If you are drinking or taking drugs,
don’t drive. Do not ride with a driver who has been drinking or taking
drugs. Choose a designated driver
or call a cab.
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Ignition switch position
Illuminated ignition switch
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Whenever a front 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 immediately when the ignition switch
is turned on or go off after about 10 seconds when the door is closed.
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.
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ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel is unlocked and electrical accessories are operative.
START
Turn the ignition switch to the START
position to start the engine. The engine
will crank until you release the key; then
it returns to the ON position. The brake
warning lamp can be checked in this
position.
✽ NOTICE
If difficulty is experienced in turning the
ignition switch to the ACC position, turn
the steering wheel right and left to
release the tension and then turn the
key.
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ON
The warning lights can be checked
before the engine is started. This is the
normal running position after the engine
is started.
Do not leave the ignition switch ON if the
engine is not running to prevent battery
discharge.
WARNING - Ignition
switch
• Never turn the ignition switch to
LOCK or ACC while the vehicle is
moving. This would result in loss
of directional control and braking
function, which could cause an
accident.
• The anti-theft steering column lock
is not a substitute for the parking
brake. Before leaving the driver’s
seat, always make sure the shift
lever is engaged in P (Park) for the
automatic transaxle and set the
parking brake fully and shut the
engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur
if these precautions are not taken.
• Never reach for the ignition switch,
or any other controls through the
steering wheel while the vehicle is
in motion. The presence of your
hand or arm in this area could
cause a loss of vehicle control, an
accident and serious bodily injury
or death.
• Do not place any movable objects
around the driver’s seat as they
may move while driving, interfere
with the driver and lead to an accident.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
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WARNING
Always wear appropriate shoes
when operating your vehicle.
Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski
boots,etc.) may interfere with your
ability to use the brake and accelerator pedal.
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1. Make sure the parking brake is
applied.
2. Place the transaxle shift lever in P
(Park). Depress the brake pedal fully.
You can also start the engine when the
shift lever is in the N (Neutral) position.
3. Turn the ignition switch to START and
hold it there until the engine starts (a
maximum of 10 seconds), then
release the key.
4. In extremely cold weather (below
-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.
CAUTION
Do not engage the starter for more
than 10 seconds. If the engine stalls
or fails to start, wait 5 to 10 seconds
before re-engaging the starter.
Improper use of the starter may
damage it.
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Automatic transaxle operation
The automatic transaxle has 4 (or 5) forward speeds and one reverse speed. The
individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of the
shift lever.
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 with the ignition switch ON.
+ (UP)
✽ NOTICE
- (DOWN)
The first few shifts on a new vehicle, if
the battery has been disconnected, may
be somewhat abrupt. This is a normal
condition, and the shifting sequence will
adjust after shifts are cycled a few times
by the TCM (Transaxle Control
Module) or PCM (Powertrain Control
Module).
Depress the brake pedal when shifting.
The shift lever can be shifted freely.
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For smooth operation, depress the brake
pedal when shifting from N (Neutral) to a
forward or reverse gear.
WARNING - Automatic
transaxle
• Always check the surrounding
areas near your vehicle for people, especially children, before
shifting a car into D (Drive) or R
(Reverse).
• Before leaving the driver’s seat,
always make sure the shift lever
is in the P (Park) position; then
set the parking brake fully and
shut the engine off. Unexpected
and sudden vehicle movement
can occur if these precautions
are not followed in the order identified.
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CAUTION
• To avoid damage to your
transaxle, do not accelerate the
engine in R (Reverse) or any forward gear position with the
brakes on.
• When stopped on an incline, do
not hold the vehicle 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.
Transaxle ranges
The indicator in the instrument cluster
displays the shift lever position when the
ignition switch is in the ON position.
P (Park)
Always come to a complete stop before
shifting into P (Park). This position locks
the transaxle and prevents the front
wheels from rotating.
WARNING
• Shifting into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion will cause the
drive wheels to lock which will
cause you to lose control of the
vehicle.
• Do not use the P (Park) position
in place of the parking brake.
Always make sure the shift lever
is latched in the P (Park) position
and set the parking brake fully.
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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.
CAUTION
The transaxle may be damaged if
you shift into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion.
R (Reverse)
Use this position to drive the vehicle
backward.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop
before shifting into or out of R
(Reverse); you may damage the
transaxle if you shift into R while
the vehicle is in motion, except as
explained in “Rocking the vehicle”
in this section.
D (Drive)
This is the normal forward driving position. The transaxle will automatically shift
through a 4 (or 5)-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.
N (Neutral)
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.
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Up (+)
: Push the lever forward once to
shift up one gear.
Down (-) : Pull the lever backwards once
to shift down one gear.
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Sports mode
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Sports mode
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in
motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the shift lever from the D (Drive) position into the manual gate. To return to D
(Drive) range operation, push the shift
lever back into the main gate.
In sports mode, moving the shift lever
backwards and forwards will allow you to
make gearshifts rapidly. In contrast to a
manual transaxle, the sports mode
allows gearshifts with the accelerator
pedal depressed.
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• In sports mode, the driver must execute upshifts in accordance with road
conditions, taking care to keep the
engine speed below the red zone.
• In sports mode, only the 4 (or 5) forward gears can be selected. To reverse
or park the vehicle, move the shift
lever to the R (Reverse) or P (Park)
position as required.
• In sports mode, downshifts are made
automatically when the vehicle slows
down. When the vehicle stops, 1st gear
is automatically selected.
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• In sports mode, when the engine rpm
approaches the red zone shift points
are varied to upshift automatically.
• To maintain the required levels of
vehicle performance and safety, the
system may not execute certain
gearshifts when the shift lever is operated.
• When driving on a slippery road,
push the shift lever forward into the
+(up) position. This causes the
transaxle to shift into the 2nd gear
which is better for smooth driving on
a slippery road. Push the shift lever to
the -(down) side to shift back to the 1st
gear.
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2. Insert a screwdriver (or key) into the
access hole and press down on the
screwdriver (or key).
3. Move the shift lever.
4. Have your vehicle inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer immediately.
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Shift lock system
For your safety, the automatic transaxle
has a shift lock system which prevents
shifting the transaxle from P (Park) or N
(Neutral) into R (Reverse) unless the
brake pedal is depressed.
To shift the transaxle from P (Park) or N
(Neutral) into R (Reverse):
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine or turn the ignition
switch to the ON position.
3. Move the shift lever.
If the brake pedal is repeatedly
depressed and released with the shift
lever in the P (Park) position, a chattering
noise near the shift lever may be heard.
This is a normal condition.
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Shift-lock override
If the shift lever cannot be moved from
the P (Park) or N (Neutral) position into R
(Reverse) position with the brake pedal
depressed, continue depressing the
brake, then do the following:
1. Carefully remove the cap covering the
shift-lock override access hole.
Ignition key interlock system
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.
Always fully depress the brake
pedal before and while shifting out
of the P (Park) position into another position to avoid inadvertent
motion of the vehicle which could
injure persons in or around the car.
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Good driving practices
• Never move the gear selector lever
from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any
other position with the accelerator
pedal depressed.
• Never move the gear selector lever into
P (Park) when the vehicle is in motion.
• Be sure the car is completely stopped
before you attempt to shift into R
(Reverse).
• Never take the car out of gear and
coast down a hill. This may be
extremely hazardous. Always leave the
car in gear when moving.
• Do not "ride" the brakes. This can
cause them to overheat and malfunction. Instead, when you are driving
down a long hill, slow down and shift to
a lower gear. When you do this, engine
braking will help slow the car.
• Slow down before shifting to a lower
gear. Otherwise, the lower gear may
not be engaged.
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• Always use the parking brake. Do not
depend on placing the transaxle in P
(Park) to keep the car from moving.
• Exercise extreme caution when driving
on a slippery surface. Be especially
careful when braking, accelerating or
shifting gears. On a slippery surface,
an abrupt change in vehicle speed can
cause the drive wheels to lose traction
and the vehicle to go out of control.
• Optimum vehicle performance and
economy is obtained by smoothly
depressing and releasing the accelerator pedal.
WARNING
• Always buckle-up! In a collision,
an unbelted occupant is significantly more likely to be seriously
injured or killed than a properly
belted occupant.
• Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.
• Do not make quick steering
wheel movements, such as sharp
lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
• The risk of rollover is greatly
increased if you lose control of
your vehicle at highway speeds.
• Loss of control often occurs if
two or more wheels drop off the
roadway and the driver oversteers to reenter the roadway.
• In the event your vehicle leaves
the roadway, do not steer sharply.
Instead, slow down before pulling
back into the travel lanes.
• Never exceed posted speed limits.
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WARNING
If your vehicle becomes stuck in
snow, mud, sand, etc., then you
may attempt to rock the vehicle free
by moving it forward and backward.
Do not attempt this procedure if
people or objects are anywhere
near the vehicle. During the rocking
operation the vehicle may suddenly
move forward of backward as it
becomes unstuck, causing injury
or damage to nearby people or
objects.
Moving up a steep grade from a standing start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift
the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the
appropriate gear depending on load
weight and steepness of the grade, and
release the parking brake. Depress the
accelerator gradually while releasing the
service brakes.
When accelerating from a stop on a
steep hill, the vehicle may have a tendency to roll backwards. Shifting the
shift lever into 2 (Second Gear) will
help prevent the vehicle from rolling
backwards.
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Power brakes
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes
that adjust automatically through normal
usage.
In the event that the power-assisted
brakes lose power because of a stalled
engine or some other reason, you can
still stop your vehicle by applying greater
force to the brake pedal than you normally would. The stopping distance, however, will be longer.
When the engine is not running, the
reserve brake power is partially depleted
each time the brake pedal is applied. Do
not pump the brake pedal when the
power assist has been interrupted.
Pump the brake pedal only when necessary to maintain steering control on slippery surfaces.
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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.
• Wet brakes may impair the vehicle’s ability to sefely slow down;
the vehicle may also pull to one
side when the brakes are applied.
Applying the brakes lightly will
indicate whether they have been
affected in this way. Always test
your brakes in this fashion after
driving through deep water. To
dry the brakes, apply them lightly
while maintaining a safe forward
speed until brake performance
returns to normal.
In the event of brake failure
If service brakes fail to operate while the
vehicle is in motion, you can make an
emergency stop with the parking brake.
The stopping distance, however, will be
much greater than normal.
WARNING - Parking brake
Applying the parking brake while
the vehicle is moving at normal
speeds can cause a sudden loss of
control of the vehicle. If you must
use the parking brake to stop the
vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.
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Disc brakes wear indicator
Your vehicle has disc brakes.
When your brake pads are worn and new
pads are required, you will hear a highpitched warning sound from your front
brakes or rear brakes. You may hear this
sound come and go or it may occur
whenever you depress the brake pedal.
Please remember that some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake
squeal when you first apply (or lightly
apply) the brakes. This is normal and
does not indicate a problem with your
brakes.
CAUTION
• To avoid costly brake repairs, do
not continue to drive with worn
brake pads.
• Always replace brake pads as
complete front or rear axle sets.
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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Applying the parking brake
To engage the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and then depress the parking brake pedal down as far as possible.
In addition it is recommended that when
parking the vehicle on an incline, the shift
lever should be in the P (Park) position.
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake
applied will cause excessive brake
pad and brake rotor wear.
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Releasing the parking brake
To release the parking brake, pull the
parking brake release lever while applying the foot brake. The pedal will automatically extend to the fully released
position. If the parking brake pedal does
not release or does not release all the
way, have the system checked by an
authorized KIA dealer.
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• 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 P (Park) for automatic
transaxle equipped vehicles.
• Never allow anyone who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch
the parking brake. If the parking
brake is released unintentionally,
serious injury may occur.
• All vehicles should always have
the parking brake fully engaged
when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the car which
can injure occupants or pedestrians.
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Check the brake warning light by turning
the ignition switch ON (do not start the
engine). This light will be illuminated when
the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position.
Before driving, be sure the parking brake
is fully released and the brake warning
light is off.
If the brake warning light remains on after
the parking brake is released while engine
is running, there may be a malfunction in
the brake system. Immediate attention is
necessary.
If at all possible, cease driving the vehicle immediately. If that is not possible,
use extreme caution while operating the
vehicle and only continue to drive the
vehicle until you can reach a safe location or repair shop.
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Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
WARNING
ABS (or ESC) will not prevent accidents due to improper or dangerous driving maneuvers. Even
though vehicle control is improved
during emergency braking, always
maintain a safe distance between
you and objects ahead. Vehicle
speeds should always be reduced
during extreme road conditions.
The braking distance for cars
equipped with an anti-lock braking
system (or Electronic Stability
Control System) may be longer
than for those without it in the following road conditions.
During these conditions the vehicle
should be driven at reduced
speeds:
• Rough, gravel or snow-covered
roads.
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• On roads where the road surface
is pitted or has different surface
height.
The safety features of an ABS (or
ESC) equipped vehicle should not
be tested by high speed driving or
cornering. This could endanger the
safety of yourself or others.
The ABS continuously senses the speed
of the wheels. If the wheels are going to
lock, the ABS system repeatedly modulates the hydraulic brake pressure to the
wheels.
When you apply your brakes under conditions which may lock the wheels, you
may hear a “tik-tik’’ sound from the
brakes, or feel a corresponding sensation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and it
means your ABS is active.
In order to obtain the maximum benefit
from your ABS in an emergency situation, do not attempt to modulate your
brake pressure and do not try to pump
your brakes. Press your brake pedal as
hard as possible or as hard as the situation warrants and allow the ABS to control the force being delivered to the
brakes.
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✽ NOTICE
CAUTION
A click sound may be heard in the
engine compartment when the vehicle
begins to move after the engine is started. These conditions are normal and
indicate that the anti-lock brake system
is functioning properly.
• Even with the anti-lock brake system,
your vehicle still requires sufficient
stopping distance. Always maintain a
safe distance from the vehicle in front
of you.
• Always slow down when cornering.
The anti-lock brake system cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speeds.
• On loose or uneven road surfaces,
operation of the anti-lock brake system
may result in a longer stopping distance than for vehicles equipped with a
conventional brake system.
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CAUTION
• If the ABS warning light is on and
stays on, you may have a problem
with the ABS. In this case, however, your regular brakes will work
normally.
• The ABS warning light will stay on
for approximately 3 seconds after
the ignition switch is ON. During
that time, the ABS will go through
self-diagnosis and the light will go
off if everything is normal. If the
light stays on, you may have a
problem with your ABS. Contact
an authorized KIA dealer as soon
as possible.
• 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.
✽ NOTICE
When you jump start your vehicle
because of a drained battery, the engine
may not run as smoothly and the ABS
warning light may turn on at the same
time. This happens because of 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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Electronic stability control (ESC)
(If equipped)
The Electronic Stability control (ESC)
system is designed to stabilize the vehicle
during cornering maneuvers. ESC checks
where you are steering and where the
vehicle is actually going. ESC applies the
brakes at individual wheels and
intervenes in the engine management
system to stabilize the vehicle.
Never drive too fast for the road
conditions or too quickly when cornering. Electronic stability control
(ESC) will not prevent accidents.
Excessive speed in turns, abrupt
maneuvers and hydroplaning on
wet surfaces can still result in serious accidents. Only a safe and
attentive driver can prevent accidents by avoiding maneuvers that
cause the vehicle to lose traction.
Even with ESC installed, always follow all the normal precautions for
driving - including driving at safe
speeds for the conditions.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
system is an electronic system designed
to help the driver maintain vehicle control
under adverse conditions. It is not a
substitute for safe driving practices.
Factors including speed, road conditions
and driver steering input can all affect
whether ESC will be effective in
preventing a loss of control. It is still your
responsibility to drive and corner at
reasonable speeds and to leave a
sufficient margin of safety.
When you apply your brakes under conditions which may lock the wheels, you
may hear a “tik-tik’’ sound from the
brakes, or feel a corresponding sensation
in the brake pedal. This is normal and it
means your ESC is active.
✽ NOTICE
A click sound may be heard in the
engine compartment when the vehicle
begins to move after the engine is started. These conditions are normal and
indicate that the Electronic Stability
Control System is functioning properly.
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ESC operation
ESC ON condition
• When the ignition is turned
ON, ESC and ESC OFF indicator lights illuminate for
approximately 3 seconds,
then ESC is turned on.
• Press the ESC OFF button
for at least half a second after
turning the ignition ON to turn
ESC off. (ESC OFF indicator
will illuminate). To turn the
ESC on, press the ESC OFF
button (ESC OFF indicator
light will go off).
• When starting the engine,
you may hear a slight ticking
sound. This is the ESC performing an automatic system
self-check and does not indicate a problem.
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When operating
When the ESC is in operation,
ESC ESC indicator light blinks.
• When the Electronic Stability
Control is operating properly,
you can feel a slight pulsation
in the vehicle. This is only the
effect of brake control and
indicates nothing unusual.
• When moving out of the mud
or slippery road, pressing the
accelerator pedal may not
cause the engine rpm (revolutions per minute) to
increase.
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ESC operation off
ESC OFF state
• To cancel ESC operation,
ESC press the ESC OFF button
OFF (ESC OFF indicator light illuminates).
• If the ignition switch is turned
to LOCK position when ESC
is off, ESC remains off. Upon
restarting the engine, the
ESC will automatically turn
on again.
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■ ESC OFF indicator light (comes on)
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Indicator light
When ignition switch is turned to ON, the
indicator light illuminates, then goes off if
ESC system is operating normally.
The ESC indicator light blinks whenever
ESC is operating.
ESC OFF indicator light comes on when
either the ESC is turned off with the button, or ESC fails to operate when turned
on.
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CAUTION
Driving with varying tire or wheel
sizes may cause the ESC system to
malfunction. When replacing tires,
make sure they are the same size as
your original tires.
WARNING
The Electronic Stability Control system is only a driving aid; use precautions for safe driving by slowing
down on curved, snowy, or icy
roads. Drive slowly and don’t
attempt to accelerate whenever the
ESC indicator light is blinking, or
when the road surface is slippery.
ESC OFF usage
When driving
• It’s a good idea to keep the ESC turned
on for daily driving whenever possible.
• To turn ESC off while driving, press the
ESC OFF button while driving on a flat
road surface.
Never press ESC OFF button while ESC
is operating (ESC indicator light blinks).
If ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may slip out of control.
✽ NOTICE
• When operating the vehicle on a
dynamometer, ensure that the ESC is
turned off (ESC OFF light illuminated). If the ESC is left on, it may prevent the vehicle speed from increasing, and result in false diagnosis.
• Turning the ESC off does not affect
ABS or brake system operation.
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WARNING
Never press the ESC OFF button
while ESC is operating.
If the ESC is turned off while ESC is
operating, the vehicle may go out of
control.
To turn ESC off while driving, press
the ESC OFF button while driving
on a flat road surface.
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Good braking practices
• After parking the vehicle, check to be
sure the parking brake is not engaged
and that the parking brake indicator
light is out before driving away.
• Driving through water may get the
brakes wet. They can also get wet
when the car is washed. Wet brakes
can be dangerous! Your car will not
stop as quickly if the brakes are wet.
Wet brakes may cause the car to pull
to one side.
To dry the brakes, apply the brakes
lightly until the braking action returns to
normal, taking care to keep the car
under control at all times. If the braking
action does not return to normal, stop
as soon as it is safe to do so and call
an authorized KIA dealer for assistance.
• Don't coast down hills with the car out
of gear. This is extremely hazardous.
Keep the car in gear at all times, use
the brakes to slow down, then shift to a
lower gear so that engine braking will
help you maintain a safe speed.
• Don't "ride" the brake pedal. Resting
your foot on the brake pedal while driving can be dangerous because it can
result in the brakes overheating and
losing their effectiveness. It also
increases the wear of the brake components.
• If a tire goes flat while you are driving,
apply the brakes gently and keep the
car pointed straight ahead while you
slow down. When you are moving
slowly enough for it to be safe to do so,
pull off the road and stop in a safe
place.
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• If your car is equipped with an automatic transaxle, don't let your car
creep forward. To avoid creeping forward, keep your foot firmly on the
brake pedal when the car is stopped.
• Use caution when parking on a hill.
Firmly engage the parking brake and
place the gear selector lever in P. If
your car is facing downhill, turn the
front wheels into the curb to help keep
the car from rolling. If your car is facing
uphill, turn the front wheels away from
the curb to help keep the car from
rolling. If there is no curb or if it is
required by other conditions to keep
the car from rolling, block the wheels.
• Under some conditions your parking
brake can freeze in the engaged position. This is most likely to happen when
there is an accumulation of snow or ice
around or near the rear brakes or if the
brakes are wet. If there is a risk that the
parking brake may freeze, apply it only
temporarily while you put the gear
selector lever in P and block the rear
wheels so the car cannot roll. Then
release the parking brake.
• Do not hold the vehicle on the upgrade
with the accelerator pedal. This can
cause the transaxle to overheat.
Always use the brake pedal or parking
brake.
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CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
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The cruise control system allows you to
program the vehicle to maintain a constant speed without pressing the accelerator pedal.
This system is designed to function
above approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
WARNING
• If the cruise control is left on,
(CRUISE indicator light in the
instrument cluster illuminated)
the cruise control can be
switched on accidentally. Keep
the cruise control system off
(CRUISE indicator light OFF)
when the cruise control is not in
use, to avoid inadvertently setting a speed.
• Use the cruise control system
only when traveling on open
highways in good weather.
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• Do not use the cruise control
when it may not be safe to keep
the car at a constant speed, for
instance, driving in heavy or
varying traffic, or on slippery
(rainy, icy or snow-covered) or
winding roads or over 6% up-hill
or down-hill roads.
• Pay particular attention to the
driving conditions whenever
using the cruise control system.
✽ NOTICE
During normal cruise control operation,
when the SET switch is activated or
reactivated after applying the brakes,
the cruise control will energize after
approximately 3 seconds. This delay is
normal.
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To set cruise control speed:
1. Pull the CRUISE ON-OFF button on
the steering wheel to turn the system
on. The CRUISE indicator light in the
instrument cluster will illuminate.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which
must be more than 40 km/h (25 mph).
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3. Push the COAST/SET switch, and
release it at the desired speed. The SET
indicator light in the instrument cluster
will illuminate. Release the accelerator
at the same time. The desired speed will
automatically be maintained.
On a steep grade, the vehicle may slow
down or speed up slightly while going
downhill.
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To increase cruise control set
speed:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push the RES/ACCEL switch and hold
it. Your vehicle will accelerate. Release
the switch at the speed you want.
• Push the RES/ACCEL switch and
release it immediately. The cruising
speed will increase by 1.6 km/h (1 mph)
each time the RES/ACCEL switch is
operated in this manner.
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To temporarily accelerate with the
cruise control on:
If you want to speed up temporarily when
the cruise control is on, depress the
accelerator pedal. Increased speed will
not interfere with cruise control operation
or change the set speed.
To return to the set speed, take your foot
off the accelerator.
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To decrease the cruising speed:
To cancel cruise control, do one
of the following:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push the COAST/SET switch and hold
it. Your vehicle will gradually slow
down. Release the switch at the speed
you want to maintain.
• Push the COAST/SET switch and
release it immediately. The cruising
speed will decrease by 1.6 km/h (1
mph) each time the COAST/SET switch
is operated in this manner.
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• Press the brake pedal.
• Shift into N (Neutral) with an automatic
transaxle.
• Press the CANCEL switch located on
the steering wheel.
• Decrease the vehicle speed lower than
the memory speed by 20 km/h (12
mph).
• Decrease the vehicle speed to less
than approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
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Each of these actions will cancel cruise
control operation (the SET indicator light
in the instrument cluster will go off), but it
will not turn the system off. If you wish to
resume cruise control operation, push
the RES/ACCEL switch located on your
steering wheel. You will return to your
previously preset speed.
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of the following:
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• Pull 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 resume cruising speed at
more than approximately 40 km/h
(25 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/ACCEL switch is pushed.
It will not resume, however, if the vehicle
speed has dropped below approximately
40 km/h (25 mph).
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ECONOMICAL OPERATION
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Your vehicle's fuel economy depends
mainly on your style of driving, where you
drive and when you drive.
Each of these factors affects how many
kilometers (miles) you can get from a
liter (gallon) of fuel. To operate your vehicle as economically as possible, use the
following driving suggestions to help
save money in both fuel and repairs:
• Drive smoothly. Accelerate at a moderate rate. Don't make "jack-rabbit" starts
or full-throttle shifts and maintain a
steady cruising speed. Don't race
between stoplights. Try to adjust your
speed to that of the other traffic so you
don't have to change speeds unnecessarily. Avoid heavy traffic whenever
possible. Always maintain a safe distance from other vehicles so you can
avoid unnecessary braking. This also
reduces brake wear.
• Drive at a moderate speed. The faster
you drive, the more fuel your car uses.
Driving at a moderate speed, especially on the highway, is one of the most
effective ways to reduce fuel consumption.
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• Don't "ride" the brake. This can
increase fuel consumption and also
increase wear on these components.
In addition, driving with your foot resting on the brake pedal may cause the
brakes to overheat, which reduces
their effectiveness and may lead to
more serious consequences.
• Take care of your tires. Keep them
inflated to the recommended pressure.
Incorrect inflation, either too much or
too little, results in unnecessary tire
wear. Check the tire pressures at least
once a month.
• Be sure that the wheels are aligned
correctly. Improper alignment can
result from hitting curbs or driving too
fast over irregular surfaces. Poor alignment causes faster tire wear and may
also result in other problems as well as
greater fuel consumption.
• Keep your car in good condition. For
better fuel economy and reduced
maintenance costs, maintain your car
in accordance with the maintenance
schedule in section 7. If you drive your
car in severe conditions, more frequent
maintenance is required (see section 7
for details).
• Keep your car clean. For maximum
service, your vehicle should be kept
clean and free of corrosive materials. It
is especially important that mud, dirt,
ice, etc. not be allowed to accumulate
on the underside of the car. This extra
weight can result in increased fuel consumption and also contribute to corrosion.
• Travel lightly. Don't carry unnecessary
weight in your car. Weight reduces fuel
economy.
• Don't let the engine idle longer than
necessary. If you are waiting (and not
in traffic), turn off your engine and
restart only when you're ready to go.
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• Remember, your vehicle does not
require extended warm-up. After the
engine has started, allow the engine to
run for 10 to 20 seconds prior to placing the vehicle in gear. In very cold
weather, however, give your engine a
slightly longer warm-up period.
• Don't "lug" or "over-rev" the engine.
Lugging is driving too slowly in too high
a gear resulting in the engine bucking.
If this happens, shift to a lower gear.
Over-revving is racing the engine
beyond its safe limit. This can be avoided by shifting at the recommended
speeds.
• Use your air conditioning sparingly.
The air conditioning system is operated by engine power so your fuel economy is reduced when you use it.
• Open windows at high speeds can
reduce fuel economy.
• Fuel economy is less in crosswinds
and headwinds. To help offset some of
this loss, slow down when driving in
these conditions.
Keeping a vehicle in good operating condition is important both for economy and
safety. Therefore, have an authorized KIA
dealer perform scheduled inspections
and maintenance.
WARNING - Engine off during motion
Never turn the engine off to coast
down hills or anytime the vehicle is
in motion. The power steering and
power brakes will not function
properly without the engine running. Instead, keep the engine on
and downshift to an appropriate
gear for engine braking effect. In
addition, turning off the ignition
while driving could engage the
steering wheel lock resulting in
loss of vehicle steering which
could cause serious injury or
death.
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SPECIAL DRIVING CONDITIONS
• When braking with non-ABS brakes
pump the brake pedal with a light upand-down motion until the vehicle is
stopped.
WARNING - ABS
Do not pump the brake pedal on a
vehicle equipped with ABS.
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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.
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• If stalled in snow, mud, or sand, use
second gear. Accelerate slowly to
avoid spinning the drive wheels.
• Use sand, rock salt, or other non-slip
material under the drive wheels to provide traction when stalled in ice, snow,
or mud.
WARNING - Downshifting
Downshifting with an automatic
transaxle, while driving on slippery
surfaces can cause an accident.
The sudden change in tire speed
could cause the tires to skid. Be
careful when downshifting on slippery surfaces.
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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 R (Reverse) and
any forward gear in vehicles equipped
with an automatic transaxle. Do not race
the engine, and spin the wheels as little
as possible. If you are still stuck after a
few tries, have the vehicle pulled out by a
tow vehicle to avoid engine overheating
and possible damage to the transaxle.
CAUTION
Prolonged rocking may cause
engine over-heating, transaxle damage or failure, and tire damage.
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WARNING - Spinning tires
Do not spin the wheels, especially
at speeds more than 56 km/h (35
mph). Spinning the wheels at high
speeds when the vehicle is stationary could cause a tire to overheat
which could result in tire damage
that may injure bystanders.
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The ESC system (if equipped) should be
turned OFF prior to rocking the vehicle.
WARNING
If your vehicle becomes stuck in
snow, mud, sand, etc., then you
may attempt to rock the vehicle free
by moving it forward and backward.
Do not attempt this procedure if
people or objects are anywhere
near the vehicle. During the rocking
operation the vehicle may suddenly
move forward or backward as it
becomes unstuck, causing injury
or damage to nearby people or
objects.
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Smooth cornering
Driving at night
Avoid braking or gear changing in corners, especially when roads are wet.
Ideally, corners should always be taken
under gentle acceleration. If you follow
these suggestions, tire wear will be held
to a minimum.
Because night driving presents more
hazards than driving in the daylight, here
are some important tips to remember:
• Slow down and keep more distance
between you and other vehicles, as it
may be more difficult to see at night,
especially in areas where there may
not be any street lights.
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• Adjust your mirrors to reduce the glare
from other driver's headlights.
• Keep your headlights clean and properly aimed on vehicles not equipped
with the automatic headlight aiming
feature. Dirty or improperly aimed
headlights will make it much more difficult to see at night.
• Avoid staring directly at the headlights
of oncoming vehicles. You could be
temporarily blinded, and it will take
several seconds for your eyes to readjust to the darkness.
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Driving in the rain
Rain and wet roads can make driving
dangerous, especially if you’re not prepared for the slick pavement. Here are a
few things to consider when driving in the
rain:
• A heavy rainfall will make it harder to
see and will increase the distance
needed to stop your vehicle, so slow
down.
• Keep your windshield wiping equipment in good shape. Replace your
windshield wiper blades when they
show signs of streaking or missing
areas on the windshield.
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• If your tires are not in good condition,
making a quick stop on wet pavement
can cause a skid and possibly lead to
an accident. Be sure your tires are in
good shape.
• Turn on your headlights to make it easier for others to see you.
• Driving too fast through large puddles
can affect your brakes. If you must go
through puddles, try to drive through
them slowly.
• If you believe you may have gotten
your brakes wet, apply them lightly
while driving until normal braking operation returns.
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Driving in flooded areas
Avoid driving through flooded areas
unless you are sure the water is no higher than the bottom of the wheel hub.
Drive through any water slowly. Allow
adequate stopping distance because
brake performance may be affected.
After driving through water, dry the
brakes by gently applying them several
times while the vehicle is moving slowly.
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Highway driving
Tires
Adjust the tire inflation pressures to
specification. Low tire inflation pressures
will result in overheating and possible
failure of the tires.
Avoid using worn or damaged tires which
may result in reduced traction or tire failure.
• Underinflated or overinflated
tires can cause poor handling,
loss of vehicle control, and sudden tire failure leading to accidents, injuries, and even death.
Always check tires for proper
inflation before driving. For proper tire pressures, refer to “Tires
and wheels” in section 9.
• Driving on tires with no or insufficient tread is dangerous. Wornout tires can result in loss of
vehicle control, collisions, injury,
and even death. Worn-out tires
should be replaced as soon as
possible and should never be
used for driving. Always check
the tire tread before driving your
car. For further information and
tread limits, refer to “Tires and
wheels” in section 7.
Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil
High speed travel consumes more fuel
than urban motoring. Do not forget to
check both engine coolant and engine
oil.
Drive belt
A loose or damaged drive belt may result
in overheating of the engine.
✽ NOTICE
Never exceed the maximum tire inflation
pressure shown on the tires.
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WINTER DRIVING
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The more severe weather conditions of
winter result in greater wear and other
problems. To minimize the problems of
winter driving, you should follow these
suggestions:
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Snowy or icy conditions
Snow tires
If you mount snow tires on your vehicle,
make sure they are radial tires of the
same size and load range as the original
tires. Mount snow tires on all four wheels
to balance your vehicle’s handling in all
weather conditions. Keep in mind that the
traction provided by snow tires on dry
roads may not be as high as your vehicle's original equipment tires. You should
drive cautiously even when the roads are
clear. Check with the tire dealer for maximum speed recommendations.
To drive your vehicle in deep snow, it may
be necessary to use snow tires. If snow
tires are needed, it is necessary to select
tires equivalent in size and type of the
original equipment tires. Failure to do so
may adversely affect the safety and handling of your car. Furthermore, speeding,
rapid acceleration, sudden brake applications, and sharp turns are potentially
very hazardous practices.
During deceleration, use engine braking
to the fullest extent. Sudden brake applications on snowy or icy roads may cause
skids to occur. You need to keep sufficient distance between the vehicle in
operation in front and your vehicle. Also,
apply the brake gently.
WARNING - Snow tire size
Snow tires should be equivalent in
size and type to the vehicle's standard tires. Otherwise, the safety
and handling of your vehicle may
be adversely affected.
Do not install studded tires without first
checking local, state and municipal regulations for possible restrictions against
their use.
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Use high quality ethylene glycol
coolant
Change to "winter weight" oil if
necessary
To keep locks from freezing
Your vehicle is delivered with high quality
ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling
system. It is the only type of coolant that
should be used because it helps prevent
corrosion in the cooling system, lubricates the water pump and prevents
freezing. Be sure to replace or replenish
your coolant in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in section 7.
Before winter, have your coolant tested to
assure that its freezing point is sufficient
for the temperatures anticipated during
the winter.
In some climates it is recommended that
a lower viscosity "winter weight" oil be
used during cold weather. See section 9
for recommendations. If you aren't sure
what weight oil you should use, consult
an authorized KIA dealer.
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Check battery and cables
Winter puts additional burdens on the
battery system. Visually inspect the battery and cables as described in section
7. The level of charge in your battery can
be checked by an authorized KIA dealer
or a service station.
To keep the locks from freezing, squirt an
approved de-icer fluid or glycerine into
the key opening. If a lock is covered with
ice, squirt it with an approved de-icing
fluid to remove the ice. If the lock is
frozen internally, you may be able to thaw
it out by using a heated key. Handle the
heated key with care to avoid injury.
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Check spark plugs and ignition
system
Inspect your spark plugs as described in
section 7 and replace them if necessary.
Also check all ignition wiring and components to be sure they are not cracked,
worn or damaged in any way.
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Use approved window washer
anti-freeze in system
To keep the water in the window washer
system from freezing, add an approved
window washer anti-freeze solution in
accordance with instructions on the container. Window washer anti-freeze is
available from an authorized KIA dealer
and most auto parts outlets. Do not use
engine coolant or other types of antifreeze as these may damage the paint
finish.
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Don't let your parking brake
freeze
Carry emergency equipment
Under some conditions your parking
brake can freeze in the engaged position.
This is most likely to happen when there
is an accumulation of snow or ice around
or near the rear brakes or if the brakes
are wet. If there is a risk the parking
brake may freeze, apply it only temporarily while you put the gear selector lever in
P and block the rear wheels so the car
cannot roll. Then release the parking
brake.
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Don't let ice and snow accumulate underneath
Under some conditions, snow and ice
can build up under the fenders and interfere with the steering. When driving in
severe winter conditions where this may
happen, you should periodically check
underneath the car to be sure the movement of the front wheels and the steering
components is not obstructed.
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Depending on the severity of the weather where you drive your car, you should
carry appropriate emergency equipment.
Some of the items you may want to carry
include tow straps or chains, flashlight,
emergency flares, sand, a shovel, jumper
cables, a window scraper, gloves, ground
cloth, coveralls, a blanket, etc.
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If you are considering towing with with
your car, you should first check with your
contries. Department of Motor Vehicles to
determine their legal requirements.
Since laws vary from province to province
the requirements for towing trailers, cars,
or other types of vehicles or apparatus
may differ. Ask an authorized KIA dealer
for further details before towing.
WARNING - Towing a trailer
If you don't use the correct equipment and drive improperly, you can
lose control when you pull a trailer.
For example, if the trailer is too
heavy, the brakes may not work
well - or even at all. You and your
passengers could be seriously or
fatally injured. Pull a trailer only if
you have followed all the steps in
this section.
WARNING - Weight limits
Before towing, make sure the total
trailer weight, gross combination
weight, gross vehicle weight, gross
axle weight and trailer tongue load
are all within the limits.
CAUTION
Pulling a trailer improperly can
damage your vehicle and result in
costly repairs not covered by your
warranty. To pull a trailer correctly,
follow the advice in this section.
Your vehicle can tow a trailer. To identify
what the vehicle trailering capacity is for
your vehicle, you should read the information in “Weight of the trailer” that
appears later in this section.
Remember that trailering is different than
just driving your vehicle by itself.
Trailering means changes in handling,
durability, and fuel economy. Successful,
safe trailering requires correct equipment, and it has to be used properly.
This section contains many time-tested,
important trailering tips and safety rules.
Many of these are important for your
safety and that of your passengers.
Please read this section carefully before
you pull a trailer.
Load-pulling components such as the
engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies, and
tires are forced to work harder against
the load of the added weight. The engine
is required to operate at relatively higher
speeds and under greater loads. This
additional burden generates extra heat.
The trailer also adds considerably to
wind resistance, increasing the pulling
requirements.
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Hitches
Safety chains
Trailer brakes
It's important to have the correct hitch
equipment. Crosswinds, large trucks
going by, and rough roads are a few reasons why you’ll need the right hitch. Here
are some rules to follow:
• Will you have to make any holes in the
body of your vehicle when you install a
trailer hitch? If you do, then be sure to
seal the holes later when you remove
the hitch.
If you don’t seal them, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) from your exhaust can
get into your vehicle, as well as dirt and
water.
• The bumpers on your vehicle are not
intended for hitches. Do not attach
rental hitches or other bumper-type
hitches to them. Use only a framemounted hitch that does not attach to
the bumper.
You should always attach chains
between your vehicle and your trailer.
Cross the safety chains under the tongue
of the trailer so that the tongue will not
drop to the road if it becomes separated
from the hitch.
Instructions about safety chains may be
provided by the hitch manufacturer or by
the trailer manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching
safety chains. Always leave just enough
slack so you can turn with your trailer.
And, never allow safety chains to drag on
the ground.
If your trailer is equipped with a braking
system, make sure it conforms to federal
and/or local regulations and that it is
properly installed and operating correctly.
If your trailer weighs more than the maximum trailer weight without trailer brakes
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.
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WARNING - Trailer brakes
Do not use a trailer with its own
brakes unless you are absolutely
certain that you have properly set
up the brake system. This is not a
task for amateurs. Use an experienced, competent trailer shop for
this work.
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Driving with a trailer
Following distance
Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving
your vehicle without a trailer. This can
help you avoid situations that require
heavy braking and sudden turns.
Making turns
When you’re turning with a trailer, make
wider turns than normal. Do this so your
trailer won’t strike soft shoulders, curbs,
road signs, trees, or other objects. Avoid
jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well
in advance.
Towing a trailer requires a certain
amount of experience. Before setting out
for the open road, you must get to know
your trailer. Acquaint yourself with the
feel of handling and braking with the
added weight of the trailer. And always
keep in mind that the vehicle you are
driving is now a good deal longer and not
nearly so responsive as your vehicle is
by itself.
Before you start, check the trailer hitch
and platform, safety chains, electrical
connector(s), lights, tires and mirror
adjustment. If the trailer has electric
brakes, start your vehicle and trailer moving and then apply the trailer brake controller by hand to be sure the brakes are
working. This lets you check your electrical connection at the same time.
During your trip, check occasionally to be
sure that the load is secure, and that the
lights and any trailer brakes are still working.
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Passing
You’ll need more passing distance up
ahead when you’re towing a trailer. And,
because of the increased vehicle length,
you’ll need to go much farther beyond the
passed vehicle before you can return to
your lane.
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Backing up
Hold the bottom of the steering wheel
with one hand. Then, to move the trailer
to the left, just move your hand to the left.
To move the trailer to the right, move your
hand to the right. Always back up slowly
and, if possible, have someone guide
you.
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Turn signals when towing a trailer
When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has
to have a different turn signal flasher and
extra wiring. The green arrows on your
instrument panel will flash whenever you
signal a turn or lane change. Properly
connected, the trailer lights will also flash
to alert other drivers you’re about to turn,
change lanes, or stop.
When towing a trailer, the green arrows
on your instrument panel will flash for
turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are
burned out. Thus, you may think drivers
behind you are seeing your signals
when, in fact, they are not. It’s important
to check occasionally to be sure the trailer bulbs are still working. You must also
check the lights every time you disconnect and then reconnect the wires.
Do not connect a trailer lighting system
directly to your vehicle’s lighting system.
Use only an approved trailer wiring harness.
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An authorized KIA dealer can assist you
in installing the wiring harness.
WARNING
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 the maximum trailer weight without trailer brakes
and you have an automatic transaxle,
you should drive in D (Drive) when towing a trailer.
Operating your vehicle in D (Drive) when
towing a trailer will minimize heat build up
and extend the life of your transaxle.
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CAUTION
• When towing a trailer on steep
grades (in excess of 6%) pay
close attention to the engine
coolant temperature gauge to
ensure the engine does not overheat. If the needle of the coolant
temperature gauge moves across
the dial towards “H” (HOT), pull
over and stop as soon as it is safe
to do so, and allow the engine to
idle until it cools down. You may
proceed once the engine has
cooled sufficiently.
• You must decide driving speed
depending on trailer weight and
uphill grade to reduce the possibility of engine and transaxle
overheating.
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 the trailer break lose.
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 P (Park) for
an automatic transaxle.
5. Release the brakes.
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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.
When you are ready to leave after parking on a hill
1. With the 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.
Maintenance when trailer towing
Your vehicle will need service more often
when you regularly pull a trailer.
Important items to pay particular attention to include engine oil, automatic
transaxle fluid, axle lubricant and cooling
system fluid. Brake condition is another
important item to frequently check. Each
item is covered in this manual, and the
Index will help you find them quickly. If
you’re trailering, it’s a good idea to review
these sections before you start your trip.
Don’t forget to also maintain your trailer
and hitch. Follow the maintenance
schedule that accompanied your trailer
and check it periodically. Preferably, conduct the check at the start of each day’s
driving. Most importantly, all hitch nuts
and bolts should be tight.
CAUTION
• Due to higher load during trailer
usage, overheating might occur
in hot days or during uphill driving. If the coolant gauge indicates
over-heating, switch off the A/C
and stop the vehicle in a safe area
to cool down the engine.
• When towing check transaxle
fluid more frequently.
• If your vehicle is not equipped
with the air conditioner, you
should install a condenser fan to
improve engine performance
when towing a trailer.
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kg (lbs.)
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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.
• Do not do any towing with your car during its first 2,000 km (1,200 miles) in
order to allow the engine to properly
break in. Failure to heed this caution
may result in serious engine or
transaxle damage.
• When towing a trailer, be sure to consult an authorized KIA dealer for further information on additional requirements such as a towing kit, etc.
• Always drive your vehicle at a moderate speed (less than 100 km/h / 60
mph).
• On a long uphill grade, do not exceed
70 km/h (45 mph) or the posted towing
speed limit, whichever is lower.
• The chart contains important considerations that have to do with weight:
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Item
2.4L
2.7L
Without brake System
454 (1000)
454 (1000)
With brake System
680 (1500)
907 (2000)
68 (150)
91 (200)
Maximum trailer
weight
Maximum permissible static vertical load
on the coupling device
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The trailer tongue should weigh a maximum of 10% of the total loaded trailer
weight, within the limits of the maximum
trailer tongue load permissible. After
you've loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to
see if the weights are proper. If they
aren’t, you may be able to correct them
simply by moving some items around in
the trailer.
Tongue Load
Total Trailer Weight
Gross Axle Weight
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Gross Vehicle Weight
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Weight of the trailer
How heavy can a trailer safely be? It
should never weigh more than the maximum trailer weight with trailer brakes. But
even that can be too heavy.
It depends on how you plan to use your
trailer. For example, speed, altitude, road
grades, outside temperature and how
often your vehicle is used to pull a trailer
are all important. The ideal trailer weight
can also depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle.
Weight of the trailer tongue
The tongue load of any trailer is an
important weight to measure because it
affects the total gross vehicle weight
(GVW) of your vehicle. This weight
includes the curb weight of the vehicle,
any cargo you may carry in it, and the
people who will be riding in the vehicle.
And if you will tow a trailer, you must add
the tongue load to the GVW because
your vehicle will also be carrying that
weight.
WARNING - Trailer
• Never load a trailer with more
weight in the rear than in the
front. The front should be loaded
with approximately 60% of the
total trailer load; the rear should
be loaded with approximately 40%
of the total trailer load.
• Never exceed the maximum
weight limits of the trailer or trailer towing equipment. Improper
loading can result in damage to
your vehicle and/or personal
injury. Check weights and loading
at a commercial scale or highway
patrol office equipped with scales.
• An improperly loaded trailer can
cause loss of vehicle control.
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VEHICLE LOAD LIMIT
■ 5-seater
■ 7-seater
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Tire and loading information label
The label located on the driver's door
sill gives the original tire size, cold
tire pressures recommended for your
vehicle, the number of people that
can be in your vehicle and vehicle
capacity weight.
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Vehicle capacity weight:
■ 5-seater:
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375 kg (827 lbs.)
■ 7-seater:
525 kg (1157 lbs.)
Vehicle capacity weight is the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo. If your vehicle is equipped
with a trailer, the combined weight
includes the tongue load.
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Seating capacity:
■ 5-seater:
Towing capacity:
■ 2.4L engine:
Steps for determining correct load
limit
Total : 5 persons
(Front seat : 2 persons,
Rear seat : 3 persons)
■ 7-seater:
Total : 7 persons
(Front seat : 2 persons,
Rear seat : 5 persons)
Seating capacity is the maximum
number of occupants including a
driver, your vehicle may carry.
However, the seating capacity may
be reduced based upon the weight of
all of the occupants, and the weight
of the cargo being carried or towed.
Do not overload the vehicle as there
is a limit to the total weight, or load
limit including occupants and cargo,
the vehicle can carry.
Without trailer brakes:
454 kg (1000 lbs)
With trailer brakes:
680 kg (1500 lbs)
■ 2.7L engine:
Without trailer brakes:
454 kg (1000 lbs)
With trailer brakes:
907 kg (2000 lbs)
Towing capacity is the maximum
trailer weight including its cargo
weight, your vehicle can tow.
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Cargo capacity:
The cargo capacity of your vehicle
will increase or decrease depending
on the weight and the number of
occupants and the tongue load, if
your vehicle is equipped with a trailer.
1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX
kg or XXX lbs.'' on your vehicle's
placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of
the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the
available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
the "XXX" amount equals 635 kg
(1400 lbs.), and there will be five
68 kg (150 lbs.) passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load
capacity is 295 kg (650 lbs.).
(635-340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg or
1400-750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.)
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5. Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded
on the vehicle. That weight may
not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a
trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult
this manual to determine how this
reduces the available cargo and
luggage load capacity of your
vehicle.
Example 1
A
Example 2
B
C
A
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Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
635 kg
Weight
(1400 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
136 kg
Weight
(300 lbs)
68 kg (150 lbs) × 2
Available Cargo and 499 kg
Luggage weight (1100 lbs)
B
C
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Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
635 kg
Weight
(1400 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
340 kg
Weight
(750 lbs)
68 kg (150 lbs) × 5
Available Cargo and 295 kg
Luggage weight (650 lbs)
Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers and cargo should never exceed your
vehicle's capacity weight.
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Example 3
A
B
C
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Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
635 kg
Weight
(1400 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
390 kg
Weight
(860 lbs)
78 kg (172 lbs) × 5
Available Cargo and 245 kg
Luggage weight (540 lbs)
Certification label
The certification label is located on
the driver's door sill at the center pillar.
This label shows the maximum
allowable weight of the fully loaded
vehicle. This is called the GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The
GVWR includes the weight of the
vehicle, all occupants, fuel and
cargo.
This label also tells you the maximum weight that can be supported
by the front and rear axles, called
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
To find out the actual loads on your
front and rear axles, you need to go
to a weigh station and weigh your
vehicle.Your dealer can help you with
this. Be sure to spread out your load
equally on both sides of the centerline.
WARNING - Over loading
• Never exceed the GVWR for
your vehicle, the GAWR for
either the front or rear axle
and vehicle capacity weight.
Exceeding these ratings can
cause an accident or vehicle
damage. You can calculate the
weight of your load by weighing the items (or people)
before putting them in the
vehicle. Be careful not to overload your vehicle.
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• Do not load your vehicle any
heavier than the GVWR, either
the maximum front or rear
GAWR and vehicle capacity
weight. If you do, parts,
including tires on your vehicle
can break, and it can change
the way your vehicle handles
and braking ability. This could
cause you to lose control and
crash. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
The label will help you decide how
much cargo and installed equipment
your vehicle can carry.
If you carry items inside your vehicle
- like suitcases, tools, packages, or
anything else - they are moving as
fast as the vehicle. If you have to stop
or turn quickly, or if there is a crash,
the items will keep going and can
cause an injury if they strike the driver or a passenger.
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WARNING
• Overloading your vehicle can
cause heat buildup in your
vehicle's tires and possible
tire failure that could lead to a
crash.
• Overloading your vehicle can
cause increased stopping distances that could lead to a
crash.
• A crash resulting from poor
handling vehicle damage, tire
failure, or increased stopping
distances could result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION
• Overloading your vehicle may
cause damage. Repairs would
not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle.
• Using heavier suspension components to get added durability
might not change your weight
ratings. Ask your dealer to help
you load your vehicle the right
way.
WARNING - Loose cargo
Items you carry inside your
vehicle can strike and injure
occupants in a sudden stop or
turn, or in a crash.
• Put items in the cargo area of
your vehicle. Try to spread the
weight evenly.
• Never stack items, like suitcases, inside the vehicle
above the tops of the seats.
• Do not leave an unsecured
child restraint in your vehicle.
• When you carry something
inside the vehicle, secure it.
• Do not drive with a seat folded
down unless necessary.
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This section will guide you in the proper
loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to
keep your loaded vehicle weight within its
design rating capability, with or without a
trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will
provide maximum return of the vehicle
design performance. Before loading your
vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining your vehicle's weight ratings, with or without a
trailer, from the vehicle's specifications
and the certification label:
Cargo weight
This figure includes all weight added to
the Base Curb Weight, including cargo
and optional equipment.
GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating)
This is the maximum allowable weight of
the fully loaded vehicle (including all
options, equipment, passengers and
cargo). The GVWR is shown on the certification label located on the driver’s
door sill.
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GAW (Gross axle weight)
This is the total weight placed on each
axle (front and rear) - including vehicle
curb weight and all payload.
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Base curb weight
This is the weight of the vehicle including
a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include passengers,
cargo, or optional equipment.
GAWR (Gross axle weight rating)
This is the maximum allowable weight
that can be carried by a single axle (front
or rear). These numbers are shown on
the certification label.
The total load on each axle must never
exceed its GAWR.
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Vehicle curb weight
This is the weight of your new vehicle
when you picked it up from your dealer
plus any aftermarket equipment.
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GVW (Gross vehicle weight)
This is the Base Curb Weight plus actual
Cargo Weight plus passengers.
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Road warning / 6-2
In case of an emergency while driving / 6-2
If the engine will not start / 6-3
Emergency starting / 6-4
If the engine overheats / 6-6
If you have a flat tire / 6-7
Towing / 6-17
What to do in an emergency
6
What to do in an emergency
ROAD WARNING
It should be used whenever emergency
repairs are being made or when the vehicle is stopped near the edge of a roadway.
Depress the flasher switch with the ignition switch in any position. The flasher
switch is located in the center console
switch panel. All turn signal lights will
flash simultaneously.
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Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher serves as a
warning to other drivers to exercise
extreme caution when approaching,
overtaking, or passing your vehicle.
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• The hazard warning flasher operates
whether your vehicle is running or not.
• The turn signals do not work when the
hazard flasher is on.
• Care must be taken when using the
hazard warning flasher while the vehicle is being towed.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
WHILE DRIVING
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If you have a flat tire while driving
If a tire goes flat while you are driving:
1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal
and let the car slow down while driving
straight ahead. Do not apply the brakes
immediately or attempt to pull off the
road as this may cause a loss of control. When the car has slowed to such
a speed that it is safe to do so, brake
carefully and pull off the road. Drive off
the road as far as possible and park on
firm, level ground. If you are on a divided highway, do not park in the median
area between the two traffic lanes.
2. When the car is stopped, turn on your
emergency hazard flashers, set the
parking brake and put the transaxle in
P.
3. Have all passengers get out of the car.
Be sure they all get out on the side of
the car that is away from traffic.
4. When changing a flat tire, follow the
instruction provided later in this section.
What to do in an emergency
IF THE ENGINE WILL NOT START
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If engine stalls while driving
If engine doesn't turn over or
turns over slowly
If engine turns over normally but
does not start
1. If your car has an automatic transaxle,
be sure the gear selector lever is in N
(Neutral) or P (Park) and the emergency brake is set.
2. Check the battery connections to be
sure they are clean and tight.
3. Turn on the interior light. If the light
dims or goes out when you operate the
starter, the battery is discharged.
4. Check the starter connections to be
sure they are securely tightened.
5. Do not push or pull the vehicle to start
it. See instructions for "Jump starting".
1. Check fuel level.
2. With the ignition switch in the LOCK
position, check all connectors at ignition, coil and spark plugs. Reconnect
any that may be disconnected or
loose.
3. Check the fuel line in the engine compartment.
4. If the engine still does not start, call an
authorized KIA dealer or seek other
qualified assistance.
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping
a straight line. Move cautiously off the
road to a safe place.
2. Turn on your emergency flashers.
3. Try to start the engine again. If your
vehicle will not start, contact an
authorized KIA dealer or seek other
qualified assistance.
WARNING
If the engine will not start, do not
push or pull the car to start it. This
could result in a collision or cause
other damage. In addition, push or
pull starting may cause the catalytic converter to be overloaded and
create a fire hazard.
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What to do in an emergency
EMERGENCY STARTING
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Connect cables in numerical order and
disconnect in reverse order.
Jump starting
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. If in doubt, we strongly recommend that you have a competent technician or towing service jump start your
vehicle.
Jumper Cables
CAUTION
(-)
(+)
(-)
Discharged battery
(+)
Use only a 12-volt jumper system.
You can damage a 12-volt starting
motor, ignition system, and other
electrical parts beyond repair by
use of a 24-volt power supply (either
two 12-volt batteries in series or a
24-volt motor generator set).
WARNING - Battery
Booster battery
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Never attempt to check the electrolyte level of the battery as this
may cause the battery to rupture or
explode causing serious injury.
What to do in an emergency
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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Jump starting procedure
1. Make sure the booster battery is 12volt and that its negative terminal is
grounded.
2. If the booster battery is in another
vehicle, do not allow the vehicles to
touch.
3. Turn off all unnecessary electrical
loads.
4. Connect the jumper cables in the exact
sequence shown in the illustration.
First connect one end of a jumper
cable to the positive terminal of the
discharged battery (1), then connect
the other end to the positive terminal
on the booster battery (2).
Proceed to connect one end of the
other jumper cable to the negative terminal of the booster battery (3), then
the other end to a solid, stationary,
metallic point (for example, the engine
lifting bracket) away from the battery
(4). Do not connect it to or near any
part that moves when the engine is
cranked.
Do not allow the jumper cables to contact anything except the correct battery
terminals or the correct ground. Do not
lean over the battery when making
connections.
5. Start the engine of the vehicle with the
booster battery and let it run at 2,000
rpm, then start the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery.
If the cause of your battery discharging is
not apparent, you should have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer.
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Push-starting
Vehicles equipped with automatic
transaxle cannot be push-started.
Follow the directions in this section for
jump-starting.
WARNING
Never tow a vehicle to start it
because the sudden surge forward
when the engine starts could cause
a collision with the tow vehicle.
CAUTION - Battery cables
Do not connect the jumper cable
from the negative terminal of the
booster battery to the negative terminal of the discharged battery.
This can cause the discharged battery to overheat and crack, releasing battery acid.
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IF THE ENGINE OVERHEATS
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If your temperature gauge indicates overheating, you experience a loss of power,
or hear loud pinging or knocking, the
engine is probably too hot. If this happens, you should:
1. Pull off the road and stop as soon as it
is safe to do so.
2. Place the gear selector lever in P and
set the parking brake. If the air conditioning is on, turn it off.
3. If engine coolant is running out under
the car or steam is coming out from
the hood, stop the engine. Do not open
the hood until the coolant has stopped
running or the steaming has stopped.
If there is no visible loss of engine
coolant and no steam, leave the
engine running and check to be sure
the engine cooling fan is operating. If
the fan is not running, turn the engine
off.
4. Check to see if the water pump drive
belt is missing. If it is not missing,
check to see that it is tight. If the drive
belt seems to be satisfactory, check for
coolant leaking from the radiator,
hoses or under the car. (If the air conditioning had been in use, it is normal
for cold water to be draining from it
when you stop).
WARNING
While the engine is running, keep
hair, hands and clothing away from
moving parts such as the fan and
drive belts to prevent injury.
5. If the water pump drive belt is broken
or engine coolant is leaking out, stop
the engine immediately and call the
nearest authorized KIA dealer for
assistance.
WARNING
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine is hot. This can
allow coolant to be blown out of the
opening and cause serious burns.
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6. If you cannot find the cause of the
overheating, wait until the engine temperature has returned to normal. Then,
if coolant has been lost, carefully add
coolant to the reservoir to bring the
fluid level in the reservoir up to the
halfway mark.
7. Proceed with caution, keeping alert for
further signs of overheating. If overheating happens again, call an authorized KIA dealer for assistance.
CAUTION
Serious loss of coolant indicates
there is a leak in the cooling system
and this should be checked as soon
as possible by an authorized KIA
dealer.
What to do in an emergency
IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
(1) Jack handle
(2) Jack
(3) Wheel lug nut wrench
(4) Socket
(5) Towing hook
(6) Flat tire cover and fixing straps
7-seater
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Jacking instructions
The jack is provided for emergency
tire changing only.
To prevent the jack from “rattling”
while the vehicle is in motion, store it
properly.
Follow jacking instructions to reduce
the possibility of personal injury.
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Jack and tools
The jack, jack handle, wheel lug nut
wrench are stored in the luggage
compartment. Pull up the luggage
box cover to reach this equipment.
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.
If you cannot find a firm, level
place off the road, call a towing service company for
assistance.
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What to do in an emergency
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• 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.
• The vehicle can easily roll off
the jack causing serious
injury or death. No person
should place any portion of
their body under a vehicle that
is supported only by a jack;
use vehicle support stands.
• Do not start or run the engine
while the vehicle is on the
jack.
• Do not allow anyone to remain
in the vehicle while it is on the
jack.
• Make sure any children present are in a secure place away
from the road and from the
vehicle to be raised with the
jack.
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Removing and storing the spare
tire
Your spare tire is stored underneath
your vehicle, directly below the cargo
area.
To remove the spare tire:
1. Open the tailgate and luggage
under tray cover.
2. Find the plastic hex bolt cover (1)
and remove the cover.
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3. Use the wheel lug nut wrench to
loosen the bolt enough to lower
the spare tire.
Insert the socket (1) into the hex
bolt and connect the wheel lug nut
wrench (2) to the socket.
Turn the wrench counterclockwise
until the spare tire reaches the
ground.
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4. After the spare tire reaches the
ground, continue to turn the
wrench counterclockwise, and
draw the spare tire outside. Never
rotate the wrench excessively, otherwise the spare tire carrier may
be damaged.
5. Remove the retainer (1) from the
center of the spare tire.
To store the spare tire:
1. Lay the tire on the ground with the
valve stem facing up.
2. Place the wheel under the vehicle
and install the retainer (1) through
the wheel center.
3. Turn the wrench clockwise until it
clicks.
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Changing tires
1. Park on a level surface and apply
the parking brake firmly.
2. Shift the shift lever into (Park) with
automatic transaxle.
3. Activate the hazard warning flasher.
WARNING
Ensure the spare tire retainer is
properly aligned with the center
of the spare tire to prevent the
spare tire “rattling”. Otherwise,
it may cause the spare tire to fall
off the carrier and lead to an
accident.
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4. Remove the wheel lug nut wrench,
jack, jack handle, and spare tire
from the vehicle.
5. Block both the front and rear of the
wheel that is diagonally opposite
the jack position.
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WARNING - Changing a tire
• To prevent vehicle movement
while changing a tire, always
set the parking brake fully,
and always block the wheel
diagonally opposite the wheel
being changed.
• We recommend that the
wheels of the vehicle be
blocked, and that no person
remain in a vehicle that is
being jacked.
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6. Loosen the wheel lug nuts counterclockwise one turn each, but do
not remove any nut until the tire
has been raised off the ground.
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7. Place the jack at the front or rear
jacking position closest to the tire
you are changing. Place the jack
at the designated locations under
the frame. 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. Loosen the wheel nuts and
remove them with your fingers.
Slide the wheel off the studs and
lay it flat so it cannot roll away. To
put the wheel on the hub, pick up
the spare tire, line up the holes
with the studs and slide the wheel
onto them. If this is difficult, tip the
wheel slightly and get the top hole
in the wheel lined up with the top
stud. Then jiggle the wheel back
and forth until the wheel can be
slid over the other studs.
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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What to do in an emergency
WARNING
Wheels and wheel covers may
have sharp edges. Handle them
carefully to avoid possible
severe injury. Before putting the
wheel into place, be sure that
there is nothing on the hub or
wheel (such as mud, tar, gravel,
etc.) that interferes with the
wheel from fitting solidly
against the hub.
If there is, remove it. If there is
not good contact on the mounting surface between the wheel
and hub, the wheel nuts could
come loose and cause the loss
of a wheel. Loss of a wheel may
result in loss of control of the
vehicle. This may cause serious
injury or death.
10. To reinstall the wheel, hold it on
the studs, put the wheel nuts on
the studs and tighten them finger
tight. The nuts should be installed
with their tapered small diameter
ends directed inward. Jiggle the
tire to be sure it is completely
seated, then tighten the nuts as
much as possible with your fingers again.
11. Lower the car to the ground by
turning the wheel nut wrench
counterclockwise.
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Then position the wrench as shown
in the drawing and tighten the wheel
nuts. Be sure the socket is seated
completely over the nut. Do not stand
on the wrench handle or use an
extension pipe over the wrench handle. Go around the wheel tightening
every other nut until they are all tight.
Then double-check each nut for
tightness. After changing wheels,
have an authorized KIA dealer tighten the wheel nuts to their proper
torque as soon as possible.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
Steel wheel & aluminum alloy wheel:
9~11 kg.m (65~79 lb.ft)
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What to do in an emergency
If you have a tire gauge, remove the
valve cap and check the air pressure.
If the pressure is lower than recommended, drive slowly to the nearest
service station and inflate to the correct pressure. If it is too high, adjust
it until it is correct. Always reinstall
the valve cap after checking or
adjusting tire pressure. If the cap is
not replaced, air may leak from the
tire. If you lose a valve cap, buy
another and install it as soon as possible.
After you have changed wheels,
always secure the flat tire in its place
and return the jack and tools to their
proper storage locations.
CAUTION
Your vehicle has metric threads
on the wheel studs and nuts.
Make certain during wheel
removal that the same nuts that
were removed are reinstalled or, if replaced, that nuts with
metric threads and the same
chamfer configuration are used.
Installation of a non-metric
thread nut on a metric stud or
vice-versa will not secure the
wheel to the hub properly and
will damage the stud so that it
must be replaced.
Note that most lug nuts do not
have metric threads. Be sure to
use extreme care in checking
for thread style before installing
aftermarket lug nuts or wheels.
If in doubt, consult an authorized KIA dealer.
WARNING - Wheel studs
If the studs are damaged, they
may lose their ability to retain
the wheel. This could lead to the
loss of the wheel and a collision
resulting in serious injuries.
To prevent the jack, jack handle,
wheel lug nut wrench and spare tire
from rattling while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
WARNING - Inadequate
spare tire pressure
Check the inflation pressures as
soon as possible after installing
the spare tire. Adjust it to the
specified pressure, if necessary.
Refer to “Tires and wheels” section 9.
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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
• 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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WARNING
The compact spare tire is for
emergency use only. Do not
operate your vehicle on this
compact spare at speeds over
80 km/h (50 mph). The original
tire should be repaired or
replaced as soon as is possible
to avoid failure of the spare
possibly leading to personal
injury or death.
The compact spare should be inflated to 420 kPa (60 psi).
✽ NOTICE
Check the inflation pressure after
installing the spare tire. Adjust it to
the specified pressure, as necessary.
When using a compact spare tire,
observe the following precautions:
• Under no circumstances should
you exceed 80 km/h (50 mph); a
higher speed could damage the
tire.
• Ensure that you drive slowly
enough for the road conditions to
avoid all hazards. Any road hazard,
such as a pothole or debris, could
seriously damage the compact
spare.
• Any continuous road use of this tire
could result in tire failure, loss of
vehicle control, and possible personal injury.
• Do not exceed the vehicle’s maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall
of the compact spare tire.
• Avoid driving over obstacles. The
compact spare tire diameter is
smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the
ground clearance approximately
25 mm (1 inch), which could result
in damage to the vehicle.
What to do in an emergency
• Do not take this vehicle through an
automatic car wash while the compact spare tire is installed.
• The compact spare 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.
• The compact spare tire should not
be used on any other wheels, nor
should standard tires, snow tires,
wheel covers or trim rings be used
with the compact spare wheel. If
such use is attempted, damage to
these items or other car components may occur.
• Do not use more than one compact
spare tire at a time.
• Do not tow a trailer while the compact spare tire is installed.
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Carrying a flat tire
(if equipped)
Do not store the flat tire on the compact spare tire carrier underneath
your vehicle. The full size flat tire
should be stored and fixed in the
vehicle until you reach a service station.
The flat tire cover and fixing straps
are stored in the luggage under tray.
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To place a flat tire in the vehicle:
1. Wrap the flat tire with the cover
with the valve stem facing up.
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7-seater
4. Tighten the strap firmly pulling the
strap out of the buckle.
5. Make sure the flat tire is properly
secured by trying to move it.
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2. 7-seater
Stand the flat tire vertically behind
the 3rd row seat with the seatback
in upright position.
3. If necessary, connect the two
straps with the buckle and pass
the straps inside one or two
wheel-spoke.
Hang each side of straps on the
luggage net holders as illustrations.
5-seater
Place the flat tire horizontally on
the luggage under tray.
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WARNING - Flat tire
Never leave the flat tire unfixed
in the vehicle to prevent the tire
“rattling”. Otherwise, the unsecured flat tire may be thrown
about inside the vehicle which
can cause damage to the vehicle and serious injury or death
to the vehicle occupants in case
of a sharp turn, a sudden stop
or an accident.
What to do in an emergency
TOWING
It is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the
rear wheels on the ground (without dollies) and the front wheels off the ground.
If any of the loaded wheels or suspension components are damaged or the
vehicle is being towed with the front
wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly
under the front wheels.
When being towed by a commercial tow
truck and wheel dollies are not used, the
front of the vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear.
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dolly
CAUTION
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Before towing, check the level of
the automatic transaxle fluid. If it is
below the "HOT" range on the dipstick, add fluid. If you cannot add
fluid, a towing dolly must be used.
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Towing service
If emergency towing is necessary, we
recommend having it done by an authorized KIA dealer or a commercial towtruck service. Proper lifting and towing
procedures are necessary to prevent
damage to the vehicle. The use of wheel
dollies or flatbed is recommended.
For trailer towing guidelines information,
refer to “Trailer towing” in section 5.
CAUTION
• Do not tow the vehicle backwards
with the front wheels on the
ground as this may cause damage to the vehicle.
• Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed
equipment.
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What to do in an emergency
When towing your vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies :
1. Set the ignition switch in the ACC position.
2. Place the transaxle shift lever in N
(Neutral).
3. Release the parking brake.
CAUTION
Failure to place the transaxle shift
lever in N (Neutral) may cause internal damage to the transaxle.
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Removable towing hook (rear)
1. Open the tailgate, and remove the towing hook from the tool case.
2. Remove the hole cover pressing the
lower part of the cover on the rear
bumper.
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3. Install the towing hook by turning it
clockwise into the hole until it is fully
secured.
4. Remove the towing hook and install
the cover after use.
What to do in an emergency
Front
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Rear
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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.
CAUTION
• Attach a towing strap to the tow
hook.
• Using a portion of the vehicle
other than the tow hooks for towing may damage the body of your
vehicle.
• 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.
Emergency towing
If towing is necessary, we recommend
you to have it done by an authorized
KIA dealer or a commercial tow truck
service.
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WARNING
Use extreme caution when towing
the vehicle.
• Avoid sudden starts or erratic
driving maneuvers which would
place excessive stress on the
emergency towing hook and towing cable or chain. The hook and
towing cable or chain may break
and cause serious injury or damage.
• If the disabled vehicle is unable
to be moved, do not forcibly continue the towing. Contact an
authorized KIA dealer or a commercial tow truck service for
assistance.
• Tow the vehicle as straight ahead
as possible.
• Keep away from the vehicle during towing.
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• Use a towing strap less than 5 m (16
feet) long. Attach a white or red cloth
(about 30 cm (12 inches) wide) in the
middle of the strap for easy visibility.
• Drive carefully so that the towing strap
is not loosened during towing.
Emergency towing precautions
• Turn the ignition switch to ACC so the
steering wheel isn’t locked.
• Place the transaxle shift lever in N
(Neutral).
• Release the parking bake.
• Press the brake pedal with more force
than 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.
CAUTION
If the car is being towed with all four
wheels on the ground, it can be
towed only from the front. Be sure
that the transaxle is in neutral. Do
not tow at speeds greater than 40
km/h (25 mph) and for more than 25
km (15 miles). Be sure the steering
is unlocked by placing the ignition
switch in the ACC position. A driver
must be in the towed vehicle to
operate the steering and brakes.
What to do in an emergency
Front
WARNING
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Do not use the hooks under the
front (or rear) of the vehicle for towing purposes. These hooks are
designed ONLY for transport tiedown. If the tie-down hooks are
used for towing, the tie-down hooks
or front bumper will be damaged
and this could lead to serious
injury.
Rear
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Tie-down hook
(for flatbed towing)
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Engine compartment / 7-2
Maintenance services / 7-4
Owner maintenance / 7-6
Maintenance schedule / 7-8
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items / 7-12
Engine oil / 7-16
Engine coolant / 7-17
Brakes fluid / 7-20
Power steering fluid / 7-21
Automatic transaxle fluid / 7-22
Washer fluid / 7-24
Parking brake / 7-24
Air cleaner / 7-25
Climate control air filter / 7-25
Wiper blades / 7-26
Battery / 7-28
Tires and wheels / 7-31
Maintenance
Fuses / 7-44
Appearance care / 7-53
Emission control system / 7-59
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Maintenance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ 2.4L Engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Air cleaner
5. Fuse box
6. Negative battery terminal
7. Positive battery terminal
8. Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick
9. Radiator cap
10. Engine oil dipstick
11. Power steering fluid reservoir
12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
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Maintenance
■ 2.7L Engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake fluid reservoir
4. Air cleaner
5. Fuse box
6. Negative battery terminal
7. Positive battery terminal
8. Automatic transaxle fluid dipstick
9. Radiator cap
10. Engine oil dipstick
11. Power steering fluid reservoir
12. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SERVICES
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You should exercise the utmost care to
prevent damage to your vehicle and
injury to yourself whenever performing
any maintenance or inspection procedures.
Should you have any doubts concerning
the inspection or servicing of your vehicle, we strongly recommend that you
have an authorized KIA dealer perform
this work.
An authorized KIA dealer has factorytrained 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
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✽ NOTICE
Maintenance Service and Record
Retention are the owner's responsibility.
You should retain documents that show
proper maintenance has been performed
on your vehicle in accordance with the
scheduled maintenance service charts
shown on the following pages. You need
this information to establish your compliance with the servicing and maintenance
requirements of your vehicle warranties.
Detailed warranty information is provided
in your Warranty & Consumer Information
manual.
Repairs and adjustments required as a
result of improper maintenance or a lack
of required maintenance are not covered.
We recommend you have your vehicle
maintained and repaired by an authorized KIA dealer. An authorized KIA dealer meets KIA’s high service quality standards and receives technical support
from KIA in order to provide you with a
high level of service satisfaction.
Maintenance
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Owner maintenance precautions
Improper or incomplete service may
result in problems. This section gives
instructions only for the maintenance
items that are easy to perform.
As explained earlier in this section, several procedures can be done only by an
authorized KIA dealer with special tools.
✽ NOTICE
Improper owner maintenance during
the warranty period may affect warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Warranty & Consumer Information
manual provided with the vehicle. If
you're unsure about any servicing or
maintenance procedure, have it done by
an authorized KIA dealer.
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
OWNER MAINTENANCE
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The following lists are vehicle checks and
inspections that should be performed by
the owner or an authorized KIA dealer at
the frequencies indicated to help ensure
safe, dependable operation of your vehicle.
Any adverse conditions should be
brought to the attention of your dealer as
soon as possible.
These Owner Maintenance Checks are
generally not covered by warranties and
you may be charged for labor, parts and
lubricants used.
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Owner maintenance schedule
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When you stop for fuel:
• Check the engine oil level.
• Check coolant level in coolant reservoir.
• Check the windshield washer fluid
level.
• Look for low or under-inflated tires.
WARNING
Be careful when checking your
engine coolant level when the
engine is hot. Scalding hot coolant
and steam may blow out under
pressure. This could cause burns
or other serious injury.
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While operating your vehicle:
• Note any changes in the sound of the
exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes
in the vehicle.
• Check for vibrations in the steering
wheel. Notice any increased steering
effort or looseness in the steering
wheel, or change in its straight-ahead
position.
• Notice if your vehicle constantly turns
slightly or “pulls” to one side when traveling on smooth, level road.
• When stopping, listen and check for
unusual sounds, pulling to one side,
increased brake pedal travel or “hardto-push” brake pedal.
• If any slipping or changes in the operation of your transaxle occurs, check
the transaxle fluid level.
• Check automatic transaxle P (Park)
function.
• Check parking brake.
• Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle
(water dripping from the air conditioning system during or after use is normal).
Maintenance
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At least monthly:
• Check coolant level in the engine
coolant reservoir.
• Check the operation of all exterior
lights, including the stoplights, turn signals and hazard warning flashers.
• Check the inflation pressures of all
tires including the spare.
At least 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.
• 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
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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Engine control system
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
Drive belts (tension)
I
Cooling system hoses & connections
Engine coolant
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Fuel filter
I
(2)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
R
I
Ignition wires
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
Replace every 160,000 km
Spark plugs (Iridium coated)
PCV valve (if equipped)
I
Idle speed
I
Valve clearance
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I
I
Fuel tank air filter
Engine timing belt
I
I
I
R
Fuel tank cap, lines, EVAP canister and hoses
Air cleaner element
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
2.7L
R
I
I
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONT.)
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
Brakes fluid
I
I
I
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Front brake pads & discs
(3)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Rear brake pads & discs
(3)
I
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
I
I
(including booster)
Brake pedal free play
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONT.)
Chassis and body (Continued)
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Automatic transaxle fluid
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)
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
R
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
I
I
I
I
I
Wheel alignment
(4)
Inspect when abnormal condition noted
Tire rotation
Steering operation & linkage
Rotate the tires every 12,000 km
I
Power steering fluid & lines
Driveshaft u-joints
I
I
I
L
L
Safety belts, buckles & anchors
I
I
Lock, hinges & hood latch
L
L
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I
I
L
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
I
L
L
L
I
I
I
L
L
L
I
I
I
I
L
L
I
I
I
L
L
L
I
I
I
I
L
I
L
L
I
I
I
L
L
L
I
L
I
I
L
L
I
I
I
I
I
L
L
L
L
L
I
L
L
I
Maintenance
Chart symbols:
I- Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust of 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.
* Note: Check the engine oil and coolant levels every week.
7 11
Maintenance
EXPLANATION OF SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ITEMS
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Engine oil and filter
Fuel filter (cartridge)
The engine oil and filter should be
changed at the intervals specified in the
maintenance schedule. If the car is being
driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil and filter changes are required.
A clogged filter can limit the speed at
which the vehicle may be driven, damage
the emission system and cause multiple
issues such as hard starting. If an excessive amount of foreign matter accumulates in the fuel tank, the filter may
require replacement more frequently.
After installing a new filter, run the engine
for several minutes, and check for leaks
at the connections. Fuel filters should be
installed by an authorized KIA dealer.
Fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections
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Drive belts
Inspect all drive belts for evidence of
cuts, cracks, excessive wear or oil saturation and replace if necessary. Drive
belts should be checked periodically for
proper tension and adjusted as necessary.
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Check the fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections for leakage and damage. Have
an authorized KIA dealer replace any
damaged or leaking parts immediately.
Maintenance
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Timing belt (if equipped)
Vacuum crankcase ventilation
hoses
Air cleaner filter
Inspect all parts related to the timing belt
for damage and deformation. Replace
any damaged parts immediately.
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Vapor hose and fuel filler cap
The vapor hose and fuel filler cap should
be inspected at those intervals specified
in the maintenance schedule. Make sure
that a new vapor hose or fuel filler cap is
correctly replaced.
Inspect the surface of hoses for evidence
of heat and/or mechanical damage. Hard
and brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts,
abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration. Particular attention
should be paid to examine those hose
surfaces nearest to high heat sources,
such as the exhaust manifold.
Inspect the hose routing to assure that
the hoses do not come in contact with
any heat source, sharp edges or moving
component which might cause heat damage or mechanical wear. Inspect all hose
connections, such as clamps and couplings, to make sure they are secure, and
that no leaks are present. Hoses should
be replaced immediately if there is any
evidence of deterioration or damage.
A Genuine KIA air cleaner filter is recommended when the filter is replaced.
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Spark plugs
Make sure to install new spark plugs of
the correct heat range.
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Valve clearance
Inspect excessive valve noise and/or
engine vibration and adjust if necessary.
An authorized KIA dealer should perform
the operation.
7 13
Maintenance
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Cooling system
Brake hoses and lines
Check cooling system components, such
as radiator, coolant reservoir, hoses and
connections for leakage and damage.
Replace any damaged parts.
Visually check for proper installation,
chafing, cracks, deterioration and any
leakage. Replace any deteriorated or
damaged parts immediately.
Brake discs, pads, calipers and
rotors
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Coolant
Brake fluid
Exhaust pipe and muffler
The coolant should be changed at the
intervals specified in the maintenance
schedule.
Check brake fluid level in the brake fluid
reservoir. The level should be between
“MIN” and “MAX” marks on the side of
the reservoir. Use only hydraulic brake
fluid conforming to DOT 3 or DOT 4
specification.
Visually inspect the exhaust pipes, muffler and hangers for cracks, deterioration,
or damage. Start the engine and listen
carefully for any exhaust gas leakage.
Tighten connections or replace parts as
necessary.
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Parking brake
Suspension mounting bolts
Inspect the parking brake system including the parking brake pedal and cables.
Check the suspension connections for
looseness or damage. Retighten to the
specified torque.
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Automatic transaxle fluid
The fluid level should be in the "HOT"
range of the dipstick, after the engine
and transaxle are at normal operating
temperature. Check the automatic
transaxle fluid level with the engine running and the transaxle in neutral, with the
parking brake properly applied.
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Check the pads for excessive wear, discs
for run out and wear, and calipers for fluid
leakage.
Maintenance
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Steering gear box, linkage &
boots/lower arm ball joint
Drive shafts and boots
With the vehicle stopped and engine off,
check for excessive free-play in the
steering wheel.
Check the linkage for bends or damage.
Check the dust boots and ball joints for
deterioration, cracks, or damage.
Replace any damaged parts.
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Power steering pump, belt and
hoses
Check the drive shafts, boots and clamps
for cracks, deterioration, or damage.
Replace any damaged parts and, if necessary, repack the grease.
G052500AUN
Air conditioning refrigerant
(if equipped)
Check the air conditioning lines and connections for leakage and damage.
Check the power steering pump and
hoses for leakage and damage. Replace
any damaged or leaking parts immediately. Inspect the power steering belt for
evidence of cuts, cracks, excessive wear,
oiliness and proper tension. Replace or
adjust it if necessary.
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Maintenance
ENGINE OIL
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.
WARNING - Radiator hose
Be very careful not to touch the
radiator hose when checking or
adding the engine oil as it may be
hot enough to burn you.
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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.
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5. Pull the dipstick out again and check
the level. The level should be between
F and L.
If it is near or at L, add enough oil to bring
the level to F. Do not overfill.
Use a funnel to help prevent oil from
being spilled on engine components.
Use only the specified engine oil. (Refer
to “Recommended lubricants and capacities” in section 9.)
7 16
Maintenance
ENGINE COOLANT
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Changing the engine oil and filter
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.
Have engine oil and filter changed by an
authorized KIA dealer according to the
Maintenance Schedule at the beginning
of this section.
WARNING
Used engine oil may cause irritation or cancer of the skin if left in
contact with the skin for prolonged
periods of time. Used engine oil
contains chemicals that have
caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by
washing your hands thoroughly
with soap and warm water as soon
as possible after handling used oil.
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Checking the coolant level
WARNING - Removing
radiator cap
• Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead
to cooling system and engine
damage and could result in serious personal injury from escaping hot coolant or steam.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Turn the engine off and wait until
it cools down. Use extreme care
when removing the radiator cap.
Wrap a thick towel around it, and
turn it counterclockwise slowly to
the first stop. Step back while the
pressure is released from the
cooling system. When you are
sure all the pressure has been
released, press down on the cap,
using a thick towel, and continue
turning counterclockwise to
remove it.
• Even if the engine is not operating, do not remove the radiator
cap or the drain plug while the
engine and radiator are hot. Hot
coolant and steam may still blow
out under pressure, causing serious injury.
7 17
Maintenance
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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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Recommended engine coolant
• 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-glycol-based
coolant to prevent corrosion and freezing.
• DO NOT USE alcohol or methanol
coolant or mix them with the specified
coolant.
• Do not use a solution that contains
more than 60% antifreeze or less than
35% antifreeze, which would reduce
the effectiveness of the solution.
For mixture percentage, refer to the following table.
Mixture Percentage (volume)
Ambient
Temperature
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
Maintenance
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Changing the coolant
Have coolant changed by an authorized
KIA dealer according to the Maintenance
Schedule at the beginning of this section.
CAUTION
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Put a thick cloth or fabric around
the radiator cap before refilling the
coolant in order to prevent the
coolant from overflowing into
engine parts such as generator.
WARNING - Coolant
• 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.
WARNING - 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 causing serious injury.
7 19
Maintenance
BRAKE FLUID
If the level is low, add fluid to the MAX
level. The level will fall with accumulated
mileage. This is a normal condition associated with the wear of the brake linings.
If the fluid level is excessively low, have
the brake system checked by an authorized KIA dealer.
Use only the specified brake fluid. (Refer
to “Recommended lubricants or capacities” in section 9.)
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Never mix different types of fluid.
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Checking the brake fluid level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.
Before removing the reservoir cap and
adding brake fluid, clean the area around
the reservoir cap thoroughly to prevent
brake fluid contamination.
7 20
WARNING - Loss of brake
fluid
In the event the brake system
requires frequent additions of fluid,
the vehicle should be inspected by
an authorized KIA dealer.
WARNING - Brake fluid
When changing and adding brake
fluid, handle it carefully. Do not let it
come in contact with your eyes. If
brake 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.
CAUTION
Do not allow brake fluid to contact
the vehicle's body paint, as paint
damage will result. Brake fluid,
which has been exposed to open air
for an extended time should never
be used as its quality cannot be
guaranteed. It should be disposed
of properly. Don't put in the wrong
kind of fluid. A few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in
your brake system can damage
brake system parts.
Maintenance
POWER STEERING FLUID
In the event the power steering system
requires frequent addition of fluid, the
vehicle should be inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer.
CAUTION
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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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Checking the power steering
hose
Check the connections for oil leaks,
severe damage and twists in the power
steering hose before driving.
• 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 result in
increased steering effort and/or
noise from the power steering
system.
• The use of the non-specified fluid
could reduce the effectiveness of
the power steering system and
cause damage to it.
Use only the specified power steering
fluid. (Refer to "Recommended lubricants
or capacities" in section 9.)
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Maintenance
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID
WARNING - Transaxle fluid
The transaxle fluid level should be
checked when the engine is at normal operating temperature. This
means that the engine, radiator,
radiator hose and exhaust system
etc., are very hot. Exercise great
care not to burn yourself during
this procedure.
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Checking the automatic transaxle
fluid level
The automatic transaxle fluid level
should be checked regularly.
Keep the vehicle on the level ground with
the parking brake applied and check the
fluid level according to the following procedure.
1. Place the selector lever in N (Neutral)
position and confirm the engine is running at normal idle speed.
2. After the transaxle is warmed up sufficiently (fluid temperature 70~80°C
(158~176°F)), for example by 10 minutes usual driving, shift the selector
lever through all positions then place
the selector lever in N (Neutral) or P
(Park) position.
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3. Confirm that the fluid level is in “HOT”
range on the level gauge. If the fluid
level is lower, add the specified fluid
from the fill hole. If the fluid level is
higher, drain the fluid from the drain
hole.
4. If the fluid level is checked in cold condition (fluid temperature 20~30°C
(68~86°F) add the fluid to “COLD” line
and then recheck the fluid level
according to the above step 2.
Maintenance
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.
✽ NOTICE
“COLD” range is for reference only and
should NOT be used to determine
transaxle fluid level.
✽ NOTICE
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.
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Changing the automatic transaxle
fluid
Have automatic transaxle fluid changed
by an authorized KIA dealer according to
the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section.
Use only the specified automatic
transaxle fluid. (Refer to "Recommended
lubricants or capacities" in section 9.)
7 23
Maintenance
WASHER FLUID
PARKING BRAKE
WARNING - Coolant
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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.
• Do not use radiator coolant or
antifreeze in the washer fluid
reservoir.
• Radiator coolant can severely
obscure visibility when sprayed
on the windshield and may cause
loss of vehicle control or damage
to paint and body trim.
• Windshield washer fluid agents
contain some amounts of alcohol
and can be flammable under certain circumstances. Do not allow
sparks or flame to contact the
washer fluid or the washer fluid
reservoir. Damage to the vehicle
or occupants could occur.
• Windshield washer fluid is poisonous to humans and animals.
Do not drink and avoid contacting
windshield washer fluid. Serious
injury or death could occur.
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Checking the parking brake
Check whether the stroke is within specification when the parking brake pedal is
depressed with 20 kg (44 lb, 196 N) of
force. Also, the parking brake alone
should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or
less than specified, have the parking
brake adjusted by an Authorized KIA
Dealer.
Stroke : 88~98 mm (3.5~3.8 in)
7 24
Maintenance
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR FILTER
AIR CLEANER
Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
If the vehicle is operated in extremely
dusty or sandy areas, replace the element more often than the usual recommended
intervals.
(Refer
to
“Maintenance under severe usage conditions” in this section.)
CAUTION
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Filter replacement
It must be replaced when necessary, and
should not be cleaned and reused.
• Do not drive with the air cleaner
removed; this will result in excessive engine wear.
• Use a KIA genuine part. Use of
non-genuine parts could damage
the air flow sensor.
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Filter inspection
The climate control air filter should be
replaced every 15,000 km (10,000
miles). If the vehicle is operated in the
severely air-polluted cities or on dusty
rough roads for a long period, it should
be inspected more frequently and
replaced earlier. When you, the owner,
replace the climate control air filter,
replace it performing the following procedure, and be careful to avoid damaging
other components.
7 25
Maintenance
WIPER BLADES
Contamination of either the windshield or
the wiper blades with foreign matter can
reduce the effectiveness of the windshield wipers. Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot
wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and
the blades with a good cleaner or mild
detergent, and rinse thoroughly with
clean water.
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Blade inspection
✽ NOTICE
Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to
make the windshield difficult to clean.
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Blade replacement
When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or
cracked, and require replacement.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
arms or other components, do not
attempt to move the wipers manually.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
CAUTION
The use of a non-specified wiper
blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.
Maintenance
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Rear window wiper blade
To prevent damage to the wiper arms or
other components, have an authorized
KIA dealer replace the wiper blade.
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Front windshield wiper blade
1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the wiper
blade assembly to expose the plastic
locking clip.
CAUTION
Do not allow the wiper arm to fall
against the windshield, since it may
chip or crack the windshield.
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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.
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Maintenance
BATTERY
WARNING - Battery
dangers
Always read the following
instructions carefully when
handling a battery.
Keep lighted cigarettes and
all other flames or sparks
away from the battery.
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For best battery service
• Keep the battery securely mounted.
• Keep the battery top clean and dry.
• Keep the terminals and connections
clean, tight, and coated with petroleum
jelly or terminal grease.
• Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the
battery immediately with a solution of
water and baking soda.
• If the vehicle is not going to be used for
an extended time, disconnect the battery cables.
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Hydrogen, a highly combustible gas, is always
present in battery cells and
may explode if ignited.
Keep batteries out of the
reach of children because
batteries contain highly
corrosive SULFURIC ACID.
Do not allow battery acid to
contact your skin, eyes,
clothing or paint finish.
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If any electrolyte gets into
your eyes, flush your eyes
with clean water for at least
15 minutes and get immediate medical attention.
If electrolyte gets on your
skin, thoroughly wash the
contacted area. If you feel a
pain or a burning sensation, get medical attention
immediately.
Wear eye protection when
charging or working near a
battery. Always provide
ventilation when working in
an enclosed space.
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• When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the
case may cause battery acid to
leak, resulting in personal injury.
Lift with a battery carrier or with
your hands on opposite corners.
• Never attempt to recharge the
battery when the battery cables
are connected.
• The electrical ignition system
works with high voltage. Never
touch these components with the
engine running or the ignition
switched on.
Failure to follow the above warnings can result in serious bodily
injury or death.
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Battery recharging
Your vehicle has a maintenance-free,
calcium-based battery.
• If the battery becomes discharged in a
short time (because, for example, the
headlights or interior lights were left on
while the vehicle was not in use),
recharge it by slow charging (trickle)
for 10 hours.
• If the battery gradually discharges
because of high electric load while the
vehicle is being used, recharge it at 2030A for two hours.
WARNING - Recharging
battery
When recharging the battery,
observe the following precautions:
• The battery must be removed
from the vehicle and placed in an
area with good ventilation.
• Do not allow cigarettes, sparks,
or flame near the battery.
• Watch the battery during charging, and stop or reduce the charging rate if the battery cells begin
gassing (boiling) violently or if
the temperature of the electrolyte
of any cell exceeds 49°C (120°F).
• Wear eye protection when checking the battery during charging.
• Disconnect the battery charger in
the following order.
1. Turn off the battery charger main
switch.
2. Unhook the negative clamp from
the negative battery terminal.
3. Unhook the positive clamp from
the positive battery terminal.
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Maintenance
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WARNING
• Before performing maintenance
or recharging the battery, turn off
all accessories and stop the
engine.
• The negative battery cable must
be removed first and installed
last when the battery is disconnected.
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Reset items
Items should be reset after the battery
has been discharged or the battery has
been disconnected.
• Auto up/down window (See section 4)
• Sunroof (See section 4)
• Trip computer (See section 4)
• Climate control system
(See section 4)
• Clock (See section 4)
• Audio (See section 4)
Maintenance
TIRES AND WHEELS
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CAUTION
Tire care
For proper maintenance, safety, and
maximum fuel economy, you must
always maintain recommended tire
inflation pressures and stay within
the load limits and weight distribution
recommended for your vehicle.
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Recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
All tire pressures (including the
spare) should be checked when the
tires are cold. “Cold Tires” means the
vehicle has not been driven for at
least three hours or driven less than
1.6 km (one mile).
Recommended pressures must be
maintained for the best ride, top vehicle handling, and minimum tire wear.
For recommended inflation pressure,
refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
9.
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All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label
attached to the driver’s side center
pillar.
• Underinflation also results in
excessive wear, poor handling
and reduced fuel economy.
Wheel deformation also is
possible. Keep your tire pressures at the proper levels. If a
tire frequently needs refilling,
have it checked by an authorized KIA dealer.
• Overinflation produces a
harsh ride, excessive wear at
the center of the tire tread, and
a greater possibility of damage from road hazards.
WARNING - Tire underinflation
Severe underinflation (70 kPa
(10 psi) or more) can lead to
severe heat build-up, causing
blowouts, tread separation and
other tire failures that can result
in the loss of vehicle control
leading to severe injury or
death. This risk is much higher
on hot days and when driving
for long periods at high speeds.
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Maintenance
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CAUTION
• Warm tires normally exceed
recommended cold tire pressures by 28 to 41 kPa (4 to 6
psi). Do not release air from
warm tires to adjust the pressure or the tires will be underinflated.
• Be sure to reinstall the tire
inflation valve caps. Without
the valve cap, dirt or moisture
could get into the valve core
and cause air leakage. If a
valve cap is missing, install a
new one as soon as possible.
WARNING - Tire Inflation
Overinflation or underinflation
can reduce tire life, adversely
affect vehicle handling, and
lead to sudden tire failure. This
could result in loss of vehicle
control and potential injury.
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CAUTION - Tire pressure
Always observe the following:
• Check tire pressure when the
tires are cold. (After vehicle
has been parked for at least
three hours or hasn't been
driven more than 1.6 km (one
mile) since startup.)
• Check the pressure of your
spare tire each time you check
the pressure of other tires.
• Never overload your vehicle.
Be careful not to overload a
vehicle luggage rack if your
vehicle is equipped with one.
• Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If your tread is badly
worn, or if your tires have
been damaged, replace them.
Checking tire inflation pressure
Check your tires once a month or
more.
Also, check the tire pressure of the
spare tire.
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How to check
Use a good quality gage to check tire
pressure. You can not tell if your tires
are properly inflated simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they're
underinflated.
Check the tire's inflation pressure
when the tires are cold. - "Cold"
means your vehicle has been sitting
for at least three hours or driven no
more than 1.6 km (1 mile).
Maintenance
Remove the valve cap from the tire
valve stem. Press the tire gage firmly onto the valve to get a pressure
measurement. If the cold tire inflation
pressure matches the recommended
pressure on the tire and loading
information label, no further adjustment is necessary. If the pressure is
low, add air until you reach the recommended amount.
If you overfill the tire, release air by
pushing on the metal stem in the
center of the tire valve. Recheck the
tire pressure with the tire gage. Be
sure to put the valve caps back on
the valve stems. They help prevent
leaks by keeping out dirt and moisture.
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WARNING
• Inspect your tires frequently
for proper inflation as well as
wear and damage. Always use
a tire pressure gauge.
• Tires with too much or too little
pressure wear unevenly causing poor handling, loss of vehicle control, and sudden tire
failure leading to accidents,
injuries, and even death. The
recommended cold tire pressure for your vehicle can be
found in this manual and on
the tire label located on the driver's side center pillar.
• Worn tires can cause accidents. Replace tires that are
worn, show uneven wear, or
are damaged.
• Remember to check the pressure of your spare tire. KIA
recommends that you check
the spare every time you
check the pressure of the
other tires on your vehicle.
Tire rotation
To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated
every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or
sooner if irregular wear develops.
During rotation, check the tires for
correct balance.
When rotating tires, check for uneven
wear and damage. Abnormal wear is
usually caused by incorrect tire pressure, improper wheel alignment, outof-balance wheels, severe braking or
severe cornering. Look for bumps or
bulges in the tread or side of tire.
Replace the tire if you find either of
these conditions. Replace the tire if
fabric or cord is visible. After rotation,
be sure to bring the front and rear tire
pressures to specification and check
lug nut tightness.
Refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
9.
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Maintenance
Disc brake pads should be inspected
for wear whenever tires are rotated.
Without a spare tire
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Rotate radial tires that have an
asymmetric tread pattern only from
front to rear and not from right to
left.
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Directional tires (if equipped)
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WARNING
• Do not use the compact spare
tire for tire rotation.
• Do not mix bias ply and radial
ply tires under any circumstances. This may cause
unusual handling characteristics that could result in death,
severe injury, or property
damage.
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Wheel alignment and tire balance
The wheels on your vehicle were
aligned and balanced carefully at the
factory to give you the longest tire life
and best overall performance.
In most cases, you will not need to
have your wheels aligned again.
However, if you notice unusual tire
wear or your vehicle pulling one way
or the other, the alignment may need
to be reset.
If you notice your vehicle vibrating
when driving on a smooth road, your
wheels may need to be rebalanced.
CAUTION
Improper wheel weights can
damage your vehicle's aluminum wheels. Use only
approved wheel weights.
Maintenance
Tread wear indicator
WARNING - Replacing
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Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear
indicator will appear as a solid band
across the tread. This shows there is
less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread
left on the tire. Replace the tire when
this happens.
Do not wait for the band to appear
across the entire tread before replacing the tire.
tires
To reduce the chance or serious
or fatal injuries from an accident caused by tire failure or
loss of vehicle control:
• Replace tires that are worn,
show uneven wear, or are
damaged. Worn tires can
cause loss of braking effectiveness, steering control, and
traction.
• Do not drive your vehicle with
too little or too much pressure
in your tires. This can lead to
uneven wear and tire failure.
• When replacing tires, never
mix radial and bias-ply tires
on the same car. You must
replace all tires (including the
spare) if moving from radial to
bias-ply tires.
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• Using tires and wheel other
than the recommended sizes
could cause unusual handling
characteristics and poor vehicle control, resulting in a serious accident.
• Wheels that do not meet KIA’s
specifications may fit poorly
and result in damage to the
vehicle or unusual handling
and poor vehicle control.
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Maintenance
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Compact spare tire replacement
Wheel replacement
When replacing the metal wheels for
any reason, make sure the new
wheels are equivalent to the original
factory units in diameter, rim width
and offset.
Tire traction
Tire traction can be reduced if you
drive on worn tires, tires that are
improperly inflated or on slippery
road surfaces. Tires should be
replaced when tread wear indicators
appear. To reduce the possibility of
losing control, slow down whenever
there is rain, snow or ice on the road.
A compact spare tire has a shorter
tread life than a regular size tire.
Replace it when you can see the
tread wear indicator bars on the tire.
The replacement compact spare tire
should be the same size and design
tire as the one provided with your
new vehicle and should be mounted
on the same compact spare tire
wheel. The compact spare tire is not
designed to be mounted on a regular
size wheel, and the compact spare
tire wheel is not designed for mounting a regular size tire.
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WARNING
A wheel that is not the correct
size may adversely affect wheel
and bearing life, braking and
stopping abilities, handling
characteristics, ground clearance, body-to-tire clearance,
snow
chain
clearance,
speedometer calibration, headlight aim and bumper height.
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Tire maintenance
In addition to proper inflation, correct
wheel alignment helps to decrease
tire wear. If you find a tire is worn
unevenly, have your dealer check the
wheel alignment.
When you have new tires installed,
make sure they are balanced. This
will increase vehicle ride comfort and
tire life. Additionally, a tire should
always be rebalanced if it is removed
from the wheel.
Maintenance
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7
4
2
3
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Tire sidewall labeling
This information identifies and
describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides
the tire identification number (TIN)
for safety standard certification. The
TIN can be used to identify the tire in
case of a recall.
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1. Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or Brand name is
shown.
A tire’s sidewall is marked with a tire
size designation. You will need this
information when selecting replacement tires for your car. The following
explains what the letters and numbers in the tire size designation
mean.
Example tire size designation:
(These numbers are provided as an
example only; your tire size designator could vary depending on your
vehicle.)
P205/65R15 92H
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).
205 - Tire width in millimeters.
65 - Aspect ratio. The tire’s section
height as a percentage of its
width.
R - Tire construction code (Radial).
15 - Rim diameter in inches.
92 - 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:
6.0JX15
6.0 - Rim width in inches.
J - Rim contour designation.
15 - Rim diameter in inches.
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Maintenance
Tire speed ratings
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The chart below lists many of the different speed ratings currently being
used for passenger cars. The speed
rating is part of the tire size designation on the sidewall of the tire. This
symbol corresponds to that tire's
designed maximum safe operating
speed.
3. Checking tire life (TIN : Tire
Identification Number)
Speed
Rating
Symbol
S
T
H
V
Z
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)
Any tires that are over 6 years, based
on the manufacturing date, tire
strength and performance, decline
with age naturally (even unused
spare tires). Therefore, the tires
(including the spare tire) should be
replaced by new ones. You can find
the manufacturing date on the tire
sidewall (possibly on the inside of the
wheel), displaying the DOT Code.
The DOT Code is a series of numbers on a tire consisting of numbers
and English letters. The manufacturing date is designated by the last four
digits (characters) of the DOT code.
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DOT : XXXX XXXX OOOO
The front part of the DOT means a
plant code number, tire size and
tread pattern and the last four numbers indicate week and year manufactured.
For example:
DOT XXXX XXXX 1606 represents
that the tire was produced in the 16th
week of 2006.
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WARNING - Tire age
Tires degrade over time, even
when they are not being used.
Regardless of the remaining
tread, it is recommended that
tires generally be replaced after
six (6) years of normal service.
Heat caused by hot climates or
frequent high loading conditions
can accelerate the aging
process. Failure to follow this
warning can result in sudden tire
failure, which could lead to a
loss of control and an accident
involving serious injury or death.
4. Tire ply composition and material
The number of layers or plies of rubber-coated fabric are in the tire. Tire
manufacturers also must indicate the
materials in the tire, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
The letter "R" means radial ply construction; the letter "D" means diagonal or bias ply construction; and the
letter "B" means belted-bias ply construction.
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Traction - AA, A, B & C
5. Maximum permissible inflation
pressure
7. Uniform tire quality grading tread
wear
This number is the greatest amount
of air pressure that should be put in
the tire. Do not exceed the maximum
permissible inflation pressure. Refer
to the Tire and Loading Information
label for recommended inflation
pressure.
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one-and-ahalf times (1½) as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires
depends upon the actual conditions
of their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm
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 your vehicles
may vary with respect to grade.
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are AA, A, B and C. Those
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.
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6. Maximum load rating
This number indicates the maximum
load in kilograms and pounds that
can be carried by the tire. When
replacing the tires on the vehicle,
always use a tire that has the same
load rating as the factory installed
tire.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to
this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests,
and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning,
or peak traction characteristics.
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Maintenance
Temperature -A, B & C
The temperature grades are A (the
highest), B and C representing the
tire’s resistance to the generation of
heat and its ability to dissipate heat
when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory
test wheel.
Sustained high temperature can
cause the material of the tire to
degenerate and reduce tire life, and
excessive temperature can lead to
sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance
which all passenger car tires must
meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher
levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than minimum
required by law.
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WARNING
The temperature grade for this
tire is established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive loading,
either separately or in combination, can cause heat build-up
and possible tire failure.
WARNING - Tire
temperature
The temperature grade for this
tire is established for a tire that
is properly inflated and not
overloaded. Excessive speed,
underinflation, or excessive
loading, either separately or in
combination, can cause heat
build-up and possible sudden
tire failure. This can cause loss
of vehicle control and serious
injury or death.
Tire terminology and definitions
Air Pressure: The amount of air
inside the tire pressing outward on
the tire. Air pressure is expressed in
kilopascal (kPa) or pounds per
square inch (psi).
Accessory Weight: This means the
combined weight of optional accessories. Some examples of optional
accessories are, automatic transmission, power seats, and air conditioning.
Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a
tire's height to its width.
Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords
that is located between the plies and
the tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing materials.
Bead: The tire bead contains steel
wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
Maintenance
Bias Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the plies are laid at alternate
angles less than 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
Cold Tire Pressure: The amount of
air pressure in a tire, measured in
kilopascals (kPa) or pounds per
square inch (psi) before a tire has
built up heat from driving.
Curb Weight: This means the weight
of a motor vehicle with standard and
optional equipment including the
maximum capacity of fuel, oil and
coolant, but without passengers and
cargo.
DOT Markings: The DOT code
includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric designator which can also identify the
tire manufacturer, production plant,
brand and date of production.
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Front Axle.
GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Rear axle.
Intended Outboard Sidewall: The
side of an asymmetrical tire, that
must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for
air pressure.
Load Index: An assigned number
ranging from 1 to 279 that corresponds to the load carrying capacity
of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure: The
maximum air pressure to which a
cold tire may be inflated. The maximum air pressure is molded onto the
sidewall.
Maximum Load Rating: The load
rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that
tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight:
The sum of curb weight; accessory
weight; vehicle capacity weight; and
production options weight.
Normal Occupant Weight: The
number of occupants a vehicle is
designed to seat multiplied by 68 kg
(150 pounds).
Occupant Distribution: Designated
seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall: The side
of a asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that faces outward when
mounted on a vehicle. The outward
facing sidewall bears white lettering
or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or
model name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same moldings on
the inner facing sidewall.
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Maintenance
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and multipurpose
vehicles.
Recommended Inflation Pressure:
Vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire inflation pressure and shown
on the tire placard.
Radial Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the ply cords that extend to the
beads are laid at 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
Rim: A metal support for a tire and
upon which the tire beads are seated.
Sidewall: The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
Speed Rating: An alphanumeric
code assigned to a tire indicating the
maximum speed at which a tire can
operate.
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Traction: The friction between the
tire and the road surface. The
amount of grip provided.
Tread: The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Treadwear Indicators: Narrow
bands, sometimes called "wear
bars," that show across the tread of a
tire when only 2/32 inch of tread
remains.
UTQGS: Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards, a tire information
system that provides consumers with
ratings for a tire's traction, temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers
using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into
the sidewall of the tire.
Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions
multiplied by 68 kg (150 lbs.) plus the
rated cargo and luggage load.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire: Load on an individual tire due to
curb and accessory weight plus
maximum occupant and cargo
weight.
Vehicle Normal Load on the Tire:
Load on an individual tire that is
determined by distributing to each
axle its share of the curb weight,
accessory weight, and normal occupant weight and driving by 2.
Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the
original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure.
Maintenance
All season tires
KIA specifies all season tires on
some models to provide good performance for use all year round,
including snowy and icy road conditions. All season tires are identified
by ALL SEASON and/or M+S (Mud
and Snow) on the tire sidewall. Snow
tires have better snow traction than
all season tires and may be more
appropriate in some areas.
Summer tires
KIA specifies summer tires on some
models to provide superior performance on dry roads. Summer tire performance is substantially reduced in
snow and ice. Summer tires do not
have the tire traction rating M+S
(Mud and Snow) on the tire side wall.
if you plan to operate your vehicle in
snowy or icy conditions. KIA recommends the use of snow tires or all
season tires on all four wheels.
Snow tires
If you equip your car with snow tires,
they should be the same size and
have the same load capacity as the
original tires. Snow tires should be
installed on all four wheels; otherwise, poor handling may result.
Snow tires should carry 28 kPa (4
psi) more air pressure than the pressure recommended for the standard
tires on the tire label on the driver's
side of the center pillar, or up to the
maximum pressure shown on the tire
sidewall, whichever is less.
Do not drive faster than 120 km/h (75
mph) when your car is equipped with
snow tires.
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Maintenance
FUSES
Blade type
Normal
Blown
Cartridge type
Normal
Blown
Fusible link
Normal
Blown
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A vehicle’s electrical system is protected
from electrical overload damage by
fuses.
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This vehicle has 2 fuse panels, one located in the driver’s side panel bolster, the
other in the engine compartment near
the battery.
If any of your vehicle’s lights, accessories, or controls do not work, check the
appropriate circuit fuse. If a fuse has
blown, the element inside the fuse will 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.
Three kinds of fuses are used: blade type
for lower amperage rating, cartridge type,
and fusible link for higher amperage ratings.
WARNING - Fuse replacement
• Never replace a fuse with anything but another fuse of the
same rating.
• A higher capacity fuse could
cause damage and possibly a
fire.
• Never install a wire instead of the
proper fuse - even as a temporary
repair. It may cause extensive
wiring damage and a possible a
fire.
CAUTION
Do not use a screwdriver or any
other metal object to remove fuses
because it may cause a short circuit
and damage the system.
Maintenance
If the headlights or other electrical components do not work and the fuses are
OK, check the fuse panel in the engine
compartment. If a fuse is blown, it must
be replaced.
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Inner panel fuse replacement
1. Turn the ignition switch and all other
switches off.
2. Open the fuse panel cover.
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3. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.
Use the removal tool provided in the
engine compartment fuse panel.
4. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it
is blown.
Spare fuses are provided in the inner
fuse panel (or in the engine compartment fuse panel).
5. Push in a new fuse of the same rating,
and make sure it fits tightly in the clips.
If it fits loosely, consult an authorized KIA
dealer.
If you do not have a spare, use a fuse of
the same rating from a circuit you may
not need for operating the vehicle, such
as the cigarette lighter fuse.
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Maintenance
✽ 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
“Battery” in this section.
• Even though the memory fuse is
pulled up, the battery can still be discharged by operation of the headlights or other electrical devices.
OUN046004
OUN046005
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Memory fuse
Your vehicle is equipped with a memory
fuse to prevent battery discharge if your
vehicle is parked without being operated
for prolonged periods. Use the following
procedures before parking the vehicle for
prolonged periods.
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Turn off the headlights and tail lights.
3. Open the driver’s side panel cover and
pull up the memory fuse.
Engine compartment panel fuse
replacement
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1. Turn the ignition switch and all other
switches off.
2. Remove the fuse panel cover by
pressing the tap and pulling up.
3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it
is blown. To remove or insert the fuse,
use the fuse puller in the engine compartment fuse panel.
Maintenance
✽ NOTICE
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 main fuse is blown, consult an
Authorized KIA Dealer.
CAUTION
After checking the fuse panel in the
engine compartment, securely
install the fuse panel cover. If not,
electrical failures may occur from
water leaking in.
OUN046007
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Main fuse
If the main fuse is blown, it must be
removed as follows:
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Remove the nuts shown in the picture
above.
3. Replace the fuse with a new one of the
same rating.
4. Reinstall in the reverse order of
removal.
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Maintenance
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Fuse/Relay panel description
Inside the fuse/relay panel covers, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/relay name and capacity.
Inner fuse panel
Engine compartment fuse panel
✽ NOTICE
Not all fuse panel descriptions in this
manual may be applicable to your vehicle. It is accurate at the time of printing.
When you inspect the fuse panel in your
vehicle, refer to the fuse panel label.
OUN046008/OUN046009
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Maintenance
Inner fuse panel
Description
Fuse rating
AUDIO
15A
MEMORY
15A
MIRR HTD
A/BAG
D/CLOCK
W/DEICER
CLUSTER
TELL TALE
C/LIGHTER
A/BAG IND
10A
15A
10A
15A
10A
10A
15A
10A
MODULE-1
10A
P/OUTLET FR
SPARE
T/SIG
RR WIPER
H/LP
SPARE
A/CON
FRT WIPER
MODULE-2
SPARE
TAIL-RH
20A
15A
10A
15A
10A
10A
10A
25A
10A
15A
10A
Protected component
Audio
BCM, Digital clock, Mirror folding relay, Instrument cluster, Room lamp, Sunvisor lamp, Door warning switch,
A/C control module
Outside mirror motor & Defogger, A/C control module
SRS control module
Power outside mirror switch, Audio, BCM, Digital clock, ATM key lock control module
Windshield defogger relay
Instrument cluster, Pre-excitation resistor
Digital clock
Cigarette lighter
Instrument cluster
ATM key lock control module, Steering angle sensor, Cluster, Back warning buzzer, ESC switch, BCM,
Auto light control module
Front power outlet
Spare fuse
Hazard switch
Rear wiper motor, Rear wiper relay, Multifunction switch
Head lamp relay
Spare fuse
A/C control module, Blower relay
Wiper relay, Wiper motor, Multifunction switch
Sunroof, Rain sensor, Seat warmer relay, BCM
Spare fuse
Head lamp RH, Rear combination lamp RH, License lamp, DRL control module, Instrument panel illumination
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Maintenance
Description
Fuse rating
T/GATE OPEN
STOP LP
TAIL-LH
FRT FOG
START
DR/LOCK
HAZARD
TPMS
P/WDW-LH
ATM LOCK
15A
15A
10A
15A
10A
25A
15A
15A
25A
10A
P/WDW-RH
SPARE
SAFETY PWR
P/SEAT-LH
25A
30A
25A
30A
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Protected component
Fuel filler door switch, Tailgate relay
Stop lamp switch
Head lamp LH, Rear combination lamp LH, Front fog lamp relay
Front fog lamp relay
Burglar alarm relay, Start relay coil, Inhibitor switch
Door lock/unlock relay
Hazard switch, Hazard relay
Tire pressure monitoring system (if equipped)
Power window main switch, Power window switch LH
Sports mode switch, Data link connector, A/C control module, Multipurpose check connector,
Occupant classification system
Power window main switch, Power window switch RH
Spare fuse
Safety window motor (if equipped)
Driver power seat control switch
Maintenance
Engine compartment fuse panel
Description
Fuse rating
I/P B+ 2
HORN RELAY
H/LP LOW RELAY
H/LP HI RELAY
ABS 2
DRL
HORN
H/LP LOW
F/PUMP
H/LP HI
ECU
40A
40A
15A
15A
15A
20A
15A
10A
125A (2.4L)
150A (2.7L)
40A
15A
30A
10A
15A
20A
25A
15A
20A
20A
ALTERNATOR
RAD FAN HI RELAY
RAD FAN LOW RELAY
F/PUMP RELAY
ABS 1
SPARE
MAIN
SPARE
SPARE
SPARE
P/AMP
SPARE
S/ROOF
SPARE
Protected component
I/P junction box
Horn relay
Head lamp (Low) relay
Head lamp (High) relay
ABS/ESC control module
DRL control module
Horn relay, Burglar horn relay
Head lamp relay (Low)
Fuel pump relay
Head lamp relay (High)
TCM, Generator, ECM
Generator
Radiator fan (High) relay
Radiator fan (Low) relay
Fuel pump relay
ABS/ESC control module
Spare fuse
Engine control relay
Spare fuse
Spare fuse
Spare fuse
Amplifier
Spare fuse
Sunroof control module
Spare fuse
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Maintenance
Description
Fuse rating
RAD FAN
PCU
ABS
S/WARMER
ATM
TAIL
SPARE
BACK-UP
WIPER RELAY
MAIN RELAY
RR HTD
IGN 1
I/P B+ 1
ACC SOCKET
A/CON
START RELAY
ECU-1
IGN COIL
SNSR 3
BLOWER
ATM CONT RELAY
IGN 2
A/CON RELAY
SNSR 2
40A
10A
10A
20A
20A
20A
20A
10A
40A
40A
30A
20A
10A
20A
20A
15A
40A
30A
15A
SNSR 1
15A
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Protected component
Radiator fan relay
Pulse generator, ECM, Radiator fan relay, Stop lamp switch
ABS/ESC control module, Multipurpose check connector
Seat warmer relay
ATM control relay
Tail lamp relay
Spare fuse
Vehicle speed sensor, Back-up lamp switch, Transaxle range switch
Wiper relay
Main relay
Rear defogger relay
Ignition switch (ACC, IG1)
I/P junction box
Rear power outlet
A/C relay
Start relay
ECM
Ignition coil
A/C relay, Injector, Lambda sensor, Radiator fan relay, Stop switch (Brake test line)
Blower relay
ATM control relay
Ignition switch (IG2, START), Start relay
A/C relay
Fuel pump relay, Oxygen sensor
Immobilizer control module, Camshaft position sensor, Mass air flow sensor, Oil control valve,
Canister purge solenoid valve
Maintenance
APPEARANCE CARE
Exterior care
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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.
Even prompt washing with plain water
may not completely remove all these
deposits. A mild soap, safe for use on
painted surfaces, may be used.
After washing, rinse the vehicle thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water. Do
not allow soap to dry on the finish.
CAUTION
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Finish maintenance
Washing
To help protect your vehicle’s finish from
rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly
and frequently at least once a month with
lukewarm or cold water.
If you use your vehicle for off-road driving, you should wash it after each offroad trip. Pay special attention to the
removal of any accumulation of salt, dirt,
mud, and other foreign materials. Make
sure the drain holes in the lower edges of
the doors and rocker panels are kept
clear and clean.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial pollution and similar deposits
can damage your vehicle’s finish if not
removed immediately.
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 - Wet brakes
After washing the vehicle, test the
brakes while driving slowly to see if
they have been affected by water. If
braking performance is impaired,
dry the brakes by applying them
lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.
OJB037800
CAUTION
• Water washing in the engine compartment including high pressure
water washing may cause the failure of electrical circuits located in
the engine compartment.
• Never allow water or other liquids
to come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside
the vehicle as this may damage
them.
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Maintenance
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.
CAUTION
• Wiping dust or dirt off the body
with a dry cloth will scratch the
finish.
•
Do not use steel wool, abr
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.
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Finish damage repair
Deep scratches or stone chips in the
painted surface must be repaired
promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust
and may develop into a major repair
expense.
Bright-metal maintenance
• To remove road tar and insects, use a
tar remover, not a scraper or other
sharp object.
• To protect the surfaces of bright-metal
parts from corrosion, apply a coating of
wax or chrome preservative and rub to
a high luster.
• During winter weather or in coastal
areas, cover the bright metal parts with
a heavier coating of wax or preservative. If necessary, coat the parts with
non-corrosive petroleum jelly or other
protective compound.
✽ 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.
Maintenance
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Underbody maintenance
Corrosive materials used for ice and
snow removal and dust control may collect on the underbody. If these materials
are not removed, accelerated rusting can
occur on underbody parts such as the
fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust
system, even though they have been
treated with rust protection.
Thoroughly flush the vehicle underbody
and wheel openings with lukewarm or
cold water once a month, after off-road
driving and at the end of each winter. Pay
special attention to these areas because
it is difficult to see all the mud and dirt. It
will do more harm than good to wet down
the road grime without removing it. The
lower edges of 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.
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WARNING
After washing the vehicle, test the
brakes while driving slowly to see if
they have been affected by water. If
braking performance is impaired,
dry the brakes by applying them
lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.
Aluminum wheel maintenance
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 highspeed 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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Maintenance
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Corrosion protection
Protecting your vehicle from corrosion
By using the most advanced design and
construction practices to combat corrosion, we produces cars of the highest
quality. However, this is only part of the
job. To achieve the long-term corrosion
resistance your vehicle can deliver, the
owner's cooperation and assistance is
also required.
Common causes of corrosion
The most common causes of corrosion
on your car are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture that is
allowed to accumulate underneath the
car.
• Removal of paint or protective coatings
by stones, gravel, abrasion or minor
scrapes and dents which leave unprotected metal exposed to corrosion.
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High-corrosion areas
If you live in an area where your car is
regularly exposed to corrosive materials,
corrosion protection is particularly important. Some of the common causes of
accelerated corrosion are road salts,
dust control chemicals, ocean air and
industrial pollution.
Moisture breeds corrosion
Moisture creates the conditions in which
corrosion is most likely to occur. For
example, corrosion is accelerated by
high humidity, particularly when temperatures are just above freezing. In such
conditions, the corrosive material is kept
in contact with the car surfaces by moisture that is slow to evaporate.
Mud is particularly corrosive because it is
slow to dry and holds moisture in contact
with the vehicle. Although the mud
appears to be dry, it can still retain the
moisture and promote corrosion.
High temperatures can also accelerate
corrosion of parts that are not properly
ventilated so the moisture can be dispersed. For all these reasons, it is particularly important to keep your car clean
and free of mud or accumulations of
other materials. This applies not only to
the visible surfaces but particularly to the
underside of the car.
Maintenance
To help prevent corrosion
You can help prevent corrosion from getting started by observing the following:
Keep your car clean
The best way to prevent corrosion is to
keep your car clean and free of corrosive
materials. Attention to the underside of
the car is particularly important.
• If you live in a high-corrosion area —
where road salts are used, near the
ocean, areas with industrial pollution,
acid rain, etc.—, you should take extra
care to prevent corrosion. In winter,
hose off the underside of your car at
least once a month and be sure to
clean the underside thoroughly when
winter is over.
• When cleaning underneath the car,
give particular attention to the components under the fenders and other
areas that are hidden from view. Do a
thorough job; just dampening the accumulated mud rather than washing it
away will accelerate corrosion rather
than prevent it. Water under high pressure and steam are particularly effective in removing accumulated mud and
corrosive materials.
• When cleaning lower door panels,
rocker panels and frame members, be
sure that drain holes are kept open so
that moisture can escape and not be
trapped inside to accelerate corrosion.
Keep your garage dry
Don't park your car in a damp, poorly
ventilated garage. This creates a favorable environment for corrosion. This is
particularly true if you wash your car in
the garage or drive it into the garage
when it is still wet or covered with snow,
ice or mud. Even a heated garage can
contribute to corrosion unless it is well
ventilated so moisture is dispersed.
Keep paint and trim in good condition
Scratches or chips in the finish should be
covered with "touch-up" paint as soon as
possible to reduce the possibility of corrosion. If bare metal is showing through,
the attention of a qualified body and paint
shop is recommended.
Bird droppings : Bird droppings are highly corrosive and may damage painted
surfaces in just a few hours. Always
remove bird droppings as soon as possible.
Don't neglect the interior
Moisture can collect under the floor mats
and carpeting to cause corrosion. Check
under the mats periodically to be sure
the carpeting is dry. Use particular care if
you carry fertilizers, cleaning materials or
chemicals in the car.
These should be carried only in proper
containers and any spills or leaks should
be cleaned up, flushed with clean water
and thoroughly dried.
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Maintenance
Interior care
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Interior general precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as 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.
CAUTION
Never allow water or other liquids
to
come
in
contact
with
electrical/electronic components
inside the vehicle as this may damage them.
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Cleaning the upholstery and interior
trim
Vinyl
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean vinyl surfaces with a vinyl cleaner.
Cleaning the lap/shoulder belt webbing
Clean the belt webbing with any mild
soap solution recommended for cleaning
upholstery or carpet. Follow the instructions provided with the soap. Do not
bleach or re-dye the webbing because
this may weaken it.
Fabric
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean with a mild soap solution recommended for upholstery or carpets.
Remove fresh spots immediately with a
fabric spot cleaner. If fresh spots do not
receive immediate attention, the fabric
can be stained and its color can be
affected. Also, its fire-resistant properties
can be reduced if the material is not
properly maintained.
CAUTION
Using anything but recommended
cleaners and procedures may affect
the fabric’s appearance and fireresistant properties.
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Cleaning the interior window glass
If the interior glass surfaces of the vehicle become fogged (that is, covered with
an oily, greasy or waxy film), they should
be cleaned with glass cleaner. Follow the
directions on the glass cleaner container.
CAUTION
Do not scrape or scratch the inside
of the rear window. This may result
in damage to the rear window
defroster grid.
Maintenance
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
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The emission control system of your
vehicle is covered by a written limited
warranty. Please see the warranty information contained in the Warranty &
Maintenance booklet in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system to meet all emission
regulations.
There are three emission control systems which are as follows.
(1) Crankcase emission control system
(2) Evaporative emission control system
(3) Exhaust emission control system
In order to assure the proper function of
the emission control systems, it is recommended that you have your car
inspected and maintained by an authorized KIA dealer in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in this manual.
Caution for the Inspection and
Maintenance Test (With Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system)
• To prevent the vehicle from misfiring during dynamometer testing,
turn the Electronic Stability Control
(ESC) system off by pressing the
ESC switch.
• After dynamometer testing is completed, turn the ESC system back on
by pressing the ESC switch again.
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1. Crankcase emission control
system
The positive crankcase ventilation system is employed to prevent air pollution
caused by blow-by gases being emitted
from the crankcase. This system supplies
fresh filtered air to the crankcase through
the air intake hose. Inside the crankcase,
the fresh air mixes with blow-by gases,
which then pass through the PCV valve
into the induction system.
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2. Evaporative emission control
(including ORVR: Onboard
Refueling Vapor Recovery) system
The Evaporative Emission Control
System is designed to prevent fuel
vapors from escaping into the atmosphere.
(The ORVR system is designed to allow
the vapors from the fuel tank to be
loaded into a canister while refueling at
the gas station, preventing the escape of
fuel vapors into the atmosphere.)
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Maintenance
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Canister
Fuel vapors generated inside the fuel
tank are absorbed and stored in the
onboard canister. When the engine is
running, the fuel vapors absorbed in the
canister are drawn into the surge tank
through the purge control solenoid valve.
3. Exhaust emission control
system
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Engine exhaust gas precautions
(carbon monoxide)
• Carbon monoxide can be present with
other exhaust fumes. Therefore, if you
smell exhaust fumes of any kind inside
your vehicle, have it inspected and
repaired immediately. If you ever suspect exhaust fumes are coming into
your vehicle, drive it only with all the
windows fully open. Have your vehicle
checked and repaired immediately.
Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV)
The purge control solenoid valve is controlled by the Engine Control Module
(ECM); when the engine coolant temperature is low during idling, the PCSV closes so that evaporated fuel is not taken
into the engine. After the engine warmsup during ordinary driving, the PCSV
opens to introduce evaporated fuel to the
engine.
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The Exhaust Emission Control System is
a highly effective system which controls
exhaust emissions while maintaining
good vehicle performance.
Vehicle modifications
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification of your vehicle could affect
its performance, safety or durability and
may even violate governmental safety
and emissions regulations.
In addition, damage or performance
problems resulting from any modification
may not be covered under warranty.
WARNING - Exhaust
Engine exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide (CO). Though colorless and odorless, it is dangerous
and could be lethal if inhaled.
Follow the instructions on this
page to avoid CO poisoning.
Maintenance
• Do not operate the engine in confined
or closed areas (such as garages) any
more than what is necessary to move
the vehicle in or out of the area.
• When the vehicle is stopped in an
open area for more than a short time
with the engine running, adjust the
ventilation system (as needed) to draw
outside air into the vehicle.
• Never sit in a parked or stopped vehicle for any extended time with the
engine running.
• When the engine stalls or fails to start,
excessive attempts to restart the
engine may cause damage to the
emission control system.
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Operating precautions for catalytic
converters
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
grass, vegetation, 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.
• Do not operate the vehicle when there
are signs of engine malfunction, such
as misfire or a noticeable loss of performance.
• Do not misuse or abuse the engine.
Examples of misuse are coasting with
the ignition off and descending steep
grades in gear with the ignition off.
• Do not operate the engine at high idle
speed for extended periods (5 minutes
or more).
• Do not modify or tamper with any part
of the engine or emission control system. All inspections and adjustments
must be made by an authorized KIA
dealer.
• Avoid driving with a very low fuel level.
If you run out of gasoline, it could
cause the engine to misfire and result
in excessive loading of the catalytic
converter.
Failure to observe these precautions
could result in damage to the catalytic
converter and to your vehicle.
Additionally, such actions could void your
warranties.
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Vehicle identification number (VIN) / 8-2
Vehicle certification label / 8-2
Tire specification and pressure label / 8-2
Engine number / 8-3
Consumer information
8
Consumer information
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER (VIN)
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION
LABEL
TIRE SPECIFICATION AND
PRESSURE LABEL
Type A
OUN086001
Type B
OUN086004
OVQ076002N
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The vehicle identification number (VIN) is
the number used in registering your car
and in all legal matters pertaining to its
ownership, etc.
It can be found on the floor under the
passenger seat. To check the number,
remove the cover (1).
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OUN086005
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H030000AUN
The vehicle certification label located on
the driver's side center pillar gives the
vehicle identification number (VIN).
The tires supplied on your new vehicle
are chosen to provide the best performance for normal driving.
The tire label located on the driver's side
center pillar gives the tire pressures recommended for your car.
Consumer information
ENGINE NUMBER
Gasoline engine
OUN086003L
Diesel engine
OUN086003
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The engine number is stamped on the
engine block as shown in the drawing.
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Dimensions / 9-2
Bulb wattage / 9-2
Tires and wheels / 9-3
Recommended lubricants and capacities / 9-4
Specifications
9
Specifications
DIMENSIONS
BULB WATTAGE
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Item
Overall length
mm (in)
4545 (178.9)
Overall width
1820 (71.6)
Overall height
1650 (65.0) / 1720 (66.7) *1
Front tread
1573 (61.9) / 1563 (61.5) *2
Rear tread
1569 (61.8) / 1560 (61.4) *2
Wheelbase
2700 (106.3)
*1 : with roof rack
*2 : with P225/50R17 tire
Light Bulb
Headlights (Low)
Headlights (High)
Front turn signal lights
Position lights
Front side mark lights
Front fog lights*
Stop and tail lights
Rear turn signal lights
Back-up lights
Rear side mark lights
High mounted stop light*
License plate lights
Map lamps
Room lamp
Luggage room lamp
Glove box lamp
Vanity mirror lamps*
* : If equipped
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Wattage
55
55
28/8
5
5
27
28/8
27
18
5
LED
5
10
10
5
5
5
Specifications
TIRES AND WHEELS
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Item
Full size tire
Compact spare tire
Tire
size
Inflation pressure
Wheel size
kPa (psi)
Wheel lug nut torque
kgf•m (lb•ft, N•m)
Front
Rear
P205/60R16
6.5J×16
220
220
P225/50R17
6.5J×17
(32)
(32)
9~11
420
420
(65~79 , 88~107)
(60)
(60)
T125/80D16
4.0T×16
CAUTION
Vehicles that are factory equipped
with P205/60R16 tires should not be
upgraded to accommodate P225/
50R17 tires and wheels.
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Specifications
RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES
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To help achieve proper engine and powertrain performance and durability, use only lubricants of the proper quality. The correct
lubricants also help promote engine efficiency that results in improved fuel economy.
These lubricants and fluids are recommended for use in your vehicle.
Lubricant
Engine oil *1 *2
(drain and refill)
Automatic transaxle fluid
Volume
Classification
2.4L Engine
4.3 l (4.54 US qt.)
2.7L Engine
4.5 l (4.76 US qt.)
API Service SJ, SL or above,
ILSAC GF-3 or above
2.4L Engine
7.8 l (8.24 US qt.)
2.7L Engine
9.5 l (10.04 US qt.)
Power steering
Coolant
Brake fluid
0.9 l (0.95 US qt.)
PSF-4
2.4L Engine
6.7 l (7.08 US qt.)
Mixture of antifreeze and water (Ethylene
2.7L Engine
8.4 l (8.88 US qt.)
glycol base coolant for aluminum radiator)
0.7~0.8 l
(0.7~0.8 US qt.)
Fuel
DIAMOND ATF SP-III, SK ATF SP-III
60 l (15.85 US gal.)
FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
-
*1 Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on the next page.
*2 Engine oils labeled Energy Conserving Oil are now available. Along with other additional benefits, they contribute to fuel economy by reducing the amount of fuel necessary to overcome engine friction. Often, these improvements are difficult to measure in everyday driving, but in a year’s time, they can offer significant cost and
energy savings.
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Specifications
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Recommended SAE viscosity
number
CAUTION
Always be sure to clean the area
around any filler plug, drain plug, or
dipstick before checking or draining any lubricant. This is especially
important in dusty or sandy areas
and when the vehicle is used on
unpaved roads. Cleaning the plug
and dipstick areas will prevent dirt
and grit from entering the engine
and other mechanisms that could
be damaged.
Engine oil viscosity (thickness) has an
effect on fuel economy and cold weather
operating (engine start and engine oil
flowability). Lower viscosity engine oils
can provide better fuel economy and cold
weather performance, however, higher
viscosity engine oils are required for satisfactory lubrication in hot weather. Using
oils of any viscosity other than those recommended could result in engine damage.
Temperature
Engine Oil *1
When choosing an oil, consider the range
of temperature your vehicle will be operated in before the next oil change.
Proceed to select the recommended oil
viscosity from the chart.
Temperature Range for SAE Viscosity Numbers
°C -30
-20
-10
0
10
20
30
40
(°F)
-10
0
20
40
60
80
100
50
120
10W-30
5W-20, 5W-30
1. For better fuel economy, it is recommended to use the engine oil of a viscosity grade SAE 5W20, 5W-30 (API SJ, SL / ILSAC GF-3 or above). However, if the engine oil is not available in
your country, select the proper engine oil using the engine oil viscosity chart.
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Index
I
Index
A
Door locks······································································4-11
Air bag-advanced supplemental restraint system ··········3-40
Air cleaner ·····································································7-25
Appearance care·····························································7-53
Audio system ·································································4-92
Automatic climate control system ·································4-70
Automatic transaxle ·························································5-7
Automatic transaxle fluid ··············································7-22
E
B
Battery············································································7-28
Before driving··································································5-3
Brake system··································································5-14
Brakes fluid····································································7-20
Bulb wattage ····································································9-2
C
Child restraint system ····················································3-32
Climate control air filter ················································7-25
Cruise control system ····················································5-24
D
Defroster ········································································4-59
Dimensions ······································································9-2
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Economical operation ····················································5-28
Emergency starting ··························································6-4
Emission control system················································7-59
Engine compartment ·················································2-4/7-2
Engine coolant ·······························································7-17
Engine number·································································8-3
Engine oil·······································································7-16
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items ···············7-12
Exterior feature ······························································4-90
F
Fuel filler lid ··································································4-22
Fuel requirements ····························································1-3
Fuses ··············································································7-44
H
Hazard warning flasher··················································4-51
Hood···············································································4-20
How to use this manual ···················································1-2
Index
I
O
If the engine overheats·····················································6-6
If the engine will not start ···············································6-3
If you have a flat tire ·······················································6-7
In case of an emergency while driving····························6-2
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster ···················1-5
Instrument cluster ··························································4-34
Instrument panel overview ··············································2-3
Interior features······························································4-83
Interior light ···································································4-57
Interior overview ·····························································2-2
Owner maintenance ·························································7-6
K
Key positions ···································································5-4
Keys ·················································································4-3
L
Lighting··········································································4-52
M
Maintenance schedule······················································7-8
Maintenance services·······················································7-4
Manual climate control system······································4-61
Mirrors ···········································································4-31
P
Parking brake ································································7-24
Power steering fluid·······················································7-21
R
Rear parking assist system·············································4-49
Recommended lubricants and capacities·························9-4
Remote keyless entry·······················································4-6
Road warning···································································6-2
S
Seat belts········································································3-18
Seats ·················································································3-2
Special driving conditions ·············································5-30
Starting the engine ···························································5-6
Steering wheel································································4-29
Storage compartment ·····················································4-80
Sunroof···········································································4-25
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Index
T
Tailgate···········································································4-15
Theft-alarm system ··························································4-9
Tire specification and pressure label ·······························8-2
Tires and wheels······················································7-31/9-3
Towing ···········································································6-17
Trailer towing ································································5-37
V
Vehicle break-in process··················································1-4
Vehicle certification label ················································8-2
Vehicle identification number (VIN)·······························8-2
Vehicle load limit···························································5-44
Vehicle weight ·······························································5-49
W
Washer fluid···································································7-24
Windows ········································································4-17
Windshield defrosting and defogging····························4-77
Winter driving································································5-34
Wiper blades ··································································7-26
Wipers and washers ·······················································4-55
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