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GAS STATION INFORMATION
Gasoline
UNLEADED gasoline
AKI (Anti-Knock Index) 87 or higher
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gal. (62 liters)
Recommended Engine Oil
API service SL or SM,
ILSAC GF-3 or above
Engine Oil Capacity with Filter
2.4L Engine : 4.5 US qt. (4.3 l)
2.7L Engine : 4.7 US qt. (4.5 l)
Engine Coolant
2.4L Engine : 6.8~7.3 US qt. (6.4~6.9 l)
2.7L Engine : 8.7~8.8 US qt. (8.2~8.3 l)
Tire Pressure (measured cold)
P205/60R16 : 32 psi
P215/50R17 : 32 psi
Compact SpareTire Pressure
T125/80D16 : 60 psi
Automatic Transaxle Fluid
Diamond ATF SP-III, SK ATF SP-III or
other brands meeting the SP-III specification approved by Kia Motors Corp.
2.4L Engine : 8.2 US qt. (7.8 l)
2.7L Engine : 10 US qt. (9.5 l)
Brake Fluid
FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
Power Steering Fluid
PSF-IV
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.
© 2008 KIA MOTORS AMERICA, Inc.
All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or translated in
whole or in part without the written consent of KIA MOTORS
AMERICA, Inc.
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
Specifications, Consumer information,
Reporting safety defects
8
Index
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Introduction
How to use this manual / 1-2
Fuel requirements / 1-3
Vehicle break-in process / 1-5
Vehicle data collection and event data
recorders / 1-6
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster / 1-7
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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 eight sections
plus an index. Each section begins with a
brief list of contents so you can tell at a
glance if that section has the information
you want.
You will find various WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this manual. These WARNINGs were prepared to
enhance your personal safety.You should
carefully read and follow ALL procedures
and recommendations provided in these
WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTICEs.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation in
which harm, serious bodily injury or
death could result if the warning is
ignored.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation in
which damage to your vehicle could
result if the caution is ignored.
✽ NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates interesting or helpful information is being provided.
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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 (Research
Octane Number 91) or higher.
Your new vehicle is designed to obtain
maximum performance with UNLEADED
FUEL, as well as minimize exhaust emissions and spark plug fouling.
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CAUTION
Never add any fuel system cleaning
agents to the fuel tank other than
what has been specified. (Consult
an authorized KIA dealer for
details.)
WARNING
• Do not "top off" after the nozzle
automatically shuts off when
refueling.
• Tighten the cap until it clicks, otherwise the Malfunction Indicator
Light “
” will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
Gasoline containing alcohol and
methanol
Gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and
ethanol (also known as grain alcohol),
and gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol (also known as wood alcohol)
are being marketed along with or instead
of leaded or unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasohol containing more than
10% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or
gasohol containing any methanol. Either
of these fuels may cause drivability problems and damage to the fuel system.
Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if
drivability problems occur.
Vehicle damage or drivability problems
may not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if they result from the use
of:
1. Gasohol containing more than 10%
ethanol.
2. Gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol.
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
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Introduction
"E85" fuel is an alternative fuel comprised of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, and is manufactured
exclusively for use in Flexible Fuel
Vehicles. “E85” is not compatible with
your vehicle. Use of “E85” may result in
poor engine performance and damage to
your vehicle's engine and fuel system.
KIA recommends that customers do not
use fuel with an ethanol content exceeding 10 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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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.
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
VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCESS
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No special break-in period is needed. By
following a few simple precautions for the
first 600 miles (1,000 km) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of
your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• 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 1,200
miles (2,000 km) of operation.
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Items contained in motor vehicles or
emitted from them are known to the
State of California to cause cancer
and Birth defects or reproductive
harm. These include:
• Gasoline and its vapors
• Engine exhaust
• Used engine oil
• Interior passenger compartment
components and materials
• Component parts which are subject to heat and wear
In addition, battery posts, terminals
and related accessories contain
lead, lead compounds and other
chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer and reproductive harm.
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Introduction
VEHICLE DATA COLLECTION AND EVENT DATA RECORDERS
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This vehicle is equipped with an event
data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain
crash or near crash-like situations,
such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will
assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is
designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems
for a short period of time, typically 30
seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data
as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/
fastened;
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These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances
in which crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your
vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by
the EDR under normal driving conditions and no personal data (e.g.,
name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could
combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and
access to the vehicle or the EDR is
needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as
law enforcement, that have the special
equipment, can read the information if
they have access to the vehicle or the
EDR.
Your rights with respect to the information discussed above may vary
from state to state. In some states,
such information is considered private, is exclusively owned by the
owner of the motor vehicle, and is not
retrievable or usable by another person or entity
Introduction
INDICATOR SYMBOLS ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
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Door ajar warning light
Low windshield washer fluid
level warning light (if equipped)
Trunk ajar warning light
Seat belt warning light
Charging system warning light
TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring
System) malfunction indicator
High beam indicator
Malfunction indicator light
Low tire pressure telltale
Turn signal indicator
Air bag warning light
ESC ESC indicator
Cruise indicator (if equipped)
ESC
OFF
ESC OFF indicator
Cruise SET indicator
(if equipped)
ABS warning light
Immobilizer indicator
Parking brake & Brake fluid
warning light
Low fuel level warning light
Engine oil pressure warning light
Front fog light indicator
(if equipped)
ECO ECO indicator (if equipped)
* 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.....................4-12
2. Outside rearview mirror control
switch* ...............................................4-38
3. Power window switches* ...................4-17
4. Master power door lock control* .......4-12
5. Master power window control lock*...4-20
6. Steering wheel ..................................4-29
7. Instrument panel illumination ............4-42
8. Hood release lever ...........................4-22
9. Trunk release lever* ..........................4-15
10. Fuel filler lid release lever ...............4-23
* : if equipped
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Your vehicle at a glance
INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW
1. Driver’s Air Bag*................................3-45
2. Light control / Turn signals................4-58
3. Instrument cluster .............................4-41
4. Wiper/Washer ...................................4-62
5. Ignition switch .....................................5-4
6. Digital clock.......................................4-92
7. Hazard ..............................................4-57
8. Audio controls*..................................4-99
9. Climate control system .....................4-68
10. Shift lever..................................5-7/5-10
11. Cigar lighter ....................................4-89
12. Passenger’s air bag*.......................3-45
13. Glove box ........................................4-87
* : if equipped
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Your vehicle at a glance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ Gasoline Engine (2.4L)
1. Engine coolant reservoir ...................7-18
2. Engine oil filler cap............................7-17
3. Brake fluid reservoir ..........................7-21
4. Air cleaner.........................................7-26
5. Fuse box ...........................................7-47
6. Negative battery terminal..................7-31
7. Positive battery terminal....................7-31
8. Auto transaxle oil dipstick* ................7-23
9. Radiator cap......................................7-19
10. Engine oil dipstick ...........................7-17
11. Windshield washer fluid reservoir ...7-25
12. Power steering fluid reservoir* ........7-22
* : if equipped
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Your vehicle at a glance
■ Gasoline Engine (2.7L)
1. Engine coolant reservoir ...................7-18
2. Engine oil filler cap............................7-17
3. Brake fluid reservoir ..........................7-21
4. Air cleaner.........................................7-26
5. Fuse box ...........................................7-47
6. Negative battery terminal..................7-31
7. Positive battery terminal....................7-31
8. Auto transaxle oil dipstick* ................7-23
9. Radiator cap......................................7-19
10. Engine oil dipstick ...........................7-17
11. Windshield washer fluid reservoir ...7-25
12. Power steering fluid reservoir* ........7-22
* : if equipped
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Seats / 3-2
Seat belts / 3-15
Child restraint system / 3-26
Air bag - advanced supplemental restraint system / 3-34
Safety features of your vehicle
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Safety features of your vehicle
SEATS
Driver’s seat
(1) Seat adjustment, forward / backward
(2) Seatback recliner
(3) Seat adjustment, height*
(4) Seat heater switch*
(5) Headrest adjustment
Front passenger seat
(6) Seat adjustment, forward / backward
(7) Seatback recliner
(8) Seat heater switch*
(9) Headrest adjustment
Rear seat
(10) Split folding rear seat*
(11) Armrest*
(12) Headrest adjustment*
* ; if equipped
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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 the 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 the seat
while the vehicle is moving. This
could result in loss of control,
and an accident causing death,
serious injury, or property damage.
• Do not allow anything to interfere
with the normal position of the
seatback. Storing items against a
seatback or in any other way
interfering with proper locking of
a seatback could result in serious
or fatal injury in a sudden stop or
collision.
• Always drive and ride with your
seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low
across the hips. This is the best
position to protect you in case of
an accident.
• In order to avoid unnecessary
and perhaps severe air bag
injuries, always sit as far back as
possible from the steering wheel
while maintaining comfortable
control of the vehicle. We recommend that your chest be at least
10 inches (250 mm) away from
the steering wheel.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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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Front seat adjustment - manual
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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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Seatback angle
To recline the seatback:
1. Lean forward slightly and lift up on the
seatback recline lever.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat and
adjust the seatback of the seat to the
position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seatback is locked in place. (The lever
MUST return to its original position for
the seatback to lock.)
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WARNING
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Seat cushion height (for driver’s seat)
(if equipped)
To change the height of the seat, move
the lever upwards or downwards.
• To lower the seat, push down the lever
several times.
• To raise the seat, pull up the lever several times.
Headrest
The driver's and front passenger's seats
are equipped with a headrest for the
occupant's safety and comfort.
The headrest not only provides comfort
for the driver and front passenger, but
also helps to protect the head and neck
in the event of a collision.
• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the headrest
should be adjusted so the middle
of the headrest is at the same
height of the center of gravity of
an occupant's head. Generally,
the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the
height of the top of their eyes.
Also, adjust the headrest as close
to your head as possible. For this
reason, the use of a cushion that
holds the body away from the
seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed 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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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 head from moving
backward and thus helps prevent neck
injuries.
Forward and backward adjustment
(if equipped)
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.
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).
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Safety features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
With the seat warmer switch in ON
position, the heating system in the seat
turns off or on automatically depending
on the seat temperature.
CAUTION
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Removal
To remove the headrest, raise it as far as
it can go then press the release button (1)
while pulling upward (2).
To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it
to the appropriate height.
WARNING
• Make sure the headrest locks in
position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
• Make sure that all removeable
head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle
occupants.
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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.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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WARNING - Seat warmer
Front seat adjustment - power
(if equipped)
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 handicapped persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or
those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication
that can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold
tablets, etc.)
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
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Seatback pocket (if equipped)
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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The power seat is operable with the
ignition OFF.
Therefore, children should never be
left unattended in the car.
Safety features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• The power seat is driven by an
electric motor. Stop operating
once the adjustment is completed. Excessive operation may
damage the electrical equipment.
• When in operation, the power
seat consumes a large amount of
electrical power. To prevent
unnecessary charging system
drain, don’t adjust the power seat
longer than necessary while the
engine is not running.
• Do not operate two or more power
seat control 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.
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.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
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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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Headrest
The rear seat(s) is equipped with headrests in the outboard seating positions
(and/or center seating position) for the
occupant's safety and comfort.
The headrest not only provides comfort
for passengers, but also helps protect
the head and neck in the event of a collision.
• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the headrest
should be adjusted so the middle
of the headrest is at the same
height of the center of gravity of
an occupant's head. Generally,
the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the
height of the top of their eyes.
Also adjust the headrest as close
to your head as possible. For this
reason, the use of a cushion that
holds the body away from the
seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed 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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WARNING
• Make sure the headrest locks in
position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
• Make sure that all removeable
head restraints must be reinstalled to properly protect vehicle
occupants.
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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).
To reinstall the headrest, put the headrest poles (3) into the holes while pressing the release button (1). Then adjust it
to the appropriate height.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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Folding the rear seat (if equipped)
The rear seatbacks may be folded to
facilitate carrying long items or to
increase the luggage capacity of the
vehicle.
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Armrest (if equipped)
To use the armrest, pull it forward from
the seatback.
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WARNING
The purpose of the fold-down rear
seatbacks is to allow you to carry
longer objects that could not be
accommodated in the cargo area.
Never allow passengers 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.
Safety features of your vehicle
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1. Slide and upright the front seat to the
forward position.
2. Lower the headrest to the lowest position.
3. To retract the rear center seatbelt,
insert the key or similar small rigid
device into the web release button (B)
on the anchor connector. Pull up on
the seat belt web (A) and allow the
webbing to retract automatically. (if
equipped)
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4. Open the trunk lid.
5. Pull the lock release lever (1).
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6. Fold the seatback forward and down
firmly.
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To unfold the rear seat:
1. Lift and push the seatback backward
firmly until it clicks into place (1).
2. Return the rear safety belt to the proper position.
When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after being
folded down:
Be careful not to damage the seat
belt webbing or buckle. Do not
allow the seat belt webbing or
buckle to get caught or pinched in
the rear seat. Ensure that the seatback is completely locked into its
upright position by pushing on the
top of the seatback. Otherwise, in
an accident or sudden stop, the
seat could fold down and allow
cargo to enter the passenger compartment, which could result in
serious injury or death.
CAUTION - Rear seat belts
When returning the rear seatbacks
to the upright position, remember
to return the rear shoulder belts to
their proper position.
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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 should be taken of
objects placed in the rear seats,
since those may hit the front seat
occupants in a frontal collision.
WARNING - Cargo loading
Make sure the engine is off, the
transaxle is in P 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.
WARNING
Seat belts are designed to bear
upon the bony structure of the
body, and should be worn low
across the front of the pelvis, or the
pelvis, chest and shoulders, as
applicable; wearing the lap section
of the belt across the abdominal
area must be avoided.
Seat belts should be adjusted as
firmly as possible, consistent with
comfort, to provide the protection
for which they have been designed.
A slack belt will greatly reduce the
protection afforded to the occupant.
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Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the webbing with polishes, oils and chemicals and particularly battery acid. Cleaning may
safely be carried out using mild
soap and water. The belt should be
replaced if webbing becomes
frayed, contaminated or damaged.
It is essential to replace the entire
assembly after it has been worn in
a severe impact even if damage to
the assembly is not obvious. Belts
should not be worn with straps
twisted. Each seat belt assembly
must only be used by one occupant; it is dangerous to put a belt
around a child being carried on the
occupant's lap.
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WARNING
No modifications or additions
should be made by the user which
will either prevent the seat belt
adjusting devices from operating to
remove slack, or prevent the seat
belt assembly from being adjusted
to remove slack.
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Seat belt warning
As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds each time you turn the ignition
switch ON regardless of belt fastening.
The warning light will blink again for
approximately 6 seconds when starting
the engine.
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If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned to ON
and/or START, the seat belt warning light
and the seat belt warning chime will
operate for approximately 6 seconds until
the belt is fastened. And if the driver’s
seat belt is disconnected after the ignition switch is turned ON, the seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds until the belt is fastened. If the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
vehicle speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h),
the seat belt warning light and chime will
operate for approximately 11 times with a
pattern of 6 seconds on and 24 seconds
off until the belt is fastened or the vehicle
speed decreases below 3 mph (5 km/h).
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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.
Front 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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Height adjustment
You can adjust the height of the shoulder
belt anchor to one of 5 positions for maximum comfort and safety.
The height of the adjusting seat belt
should not be too near your neck. 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.
• 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.
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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.
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.
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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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 may be activated in crashes where
the frontal collision is severe enough.
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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 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.
WARNING
Do not put anything near the buckle. Placing objects near the buckle
can adversely affect the buckle pretensioner and may increase the risk
of personal injury in the event of a
collision.
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WARNING
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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
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.
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✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
• Both the driver's and front passenger's pre-tensioner seat belts may be
activated in certain frontal collisions.
The pre-tensioners will not be activated if the seat belts are not being worn
at the time of the collision.
• When the pre-tensioner seat belts are
activated, a loud noise may be heard
and fine dust, which may appear to be
smoke, may be visible in the passenger
compartment. These are normal operating conditions and are not hazardous.
• Although it is 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
warning light
on the instrument
panel will illuminate for approximately
6 seconds after the ignition switch has
been turned to the ON position, and
then it should turn off.
CAUTION
If the pre-tensioner seat belt is not
working properly, this warning light
will illuminate even if there is no
malfunction of the SRS air bag. If
the SRS air bag warning light does
not illuminate when the ignition
switch is turned ON, or if it remains
illuminated after illuminating for
approximately 6 seconds, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, have an authorized
KIA dealer inspect the pre-tensioner seat belt and SRS air bag system
as soon as possible.
WARNING
• Pre-tensioners are designed to
operate only one time. After activation, pre-tensioner seat belts
must be replaced. All seat belts,
of any type, should always be
replaced after they have been
worn during a collision.
• The pre-tensioner seat belt
assembly mechanisms become
hot during activation. Do not
touch the pre-tensioner seat belt
assemblies for several minutes
after they have been activated.
• Do not attempt to inspect or
replace the pre-tensioner seat
belts yourself. This must be done
by an authorized KIA dealer.
• Do not strike the pre-tensioner
seat belt assemblies.
• Do not attempt to service or
repair the pre-tensioner seat belt
system in any manner.
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• Improper handling of the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies, and
failure to heed the warnings not
to strike, modify, inspect, replace,
service or repair the pre-tensioner seat belt assemblies may lead
to improper operation or inadvertent activation and serious injury.
• Always wear the seat belts when
driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
• If the vehicle or pre-tensioner
seat belt must be discarded, contact an authorized KIA dealer.
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Seat belt precautions
Infant or small child
All 50 states have child restraint laws.You
should be aware of the specific requirements in your state. Child and/or infant
seats must be properly placed and
installed in the rear seat. For more information about the use of these restraints,
refer to “Child restraint system” in this
section.
WARNING
All occupants of the vehicle must
wear their seat belts at all times.
Seat belts and child restraints
reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injuries for all occupants in the
event of a collision or sudden stop.
Without a seat belt, occupants
could be shifted too close to a
deploying air bag, strike the interior
structure or be thrown from the
vehicle. Properly worn seat belts
greatly reduce these hazards.
Even with advanced air bags,
unbelted occupants can be severely injured by a deploying air bag.
Always follow the precautions
about seat belts, air bags and occupant seating contained in this manual.
WARNING
Every person in your vehicle needs
to be properly restrained at all
times, including infants and children. Never hold a child in your
arms or lap when riding in a vehicle. The violent forces created during a crash will tear the child from
your arms and throw the child
against the interior. Always use a
child restraint appropriate for your
child's height and weight.
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✽ NOTICE
Small children are best protected from
injury in an accident when properly
restrained in the rear seat by a child
restraint system that meets the requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards. Before buying any
child restraint system, make sure that it
has a label certifying that it meets
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
213. 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.
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 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 seat is 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
All seat belts should be inspected periodically for wear or damage of any kind.
Any damaged parts should be replaced
as soon as possible.
When to replace seat belts
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.
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 was 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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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 state. 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 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (FMVSS).
Child restraint systems are designed to be
secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the
lap belt portion of a lap/shoulder belt, or
by a LATCH system (if equipped).
Children could be injured or killed in a
crash if their restraints are not properly
secured. For small children and babies, a
child seat or infant seat must be used.
Before buying a particular child restraint
system, make sure it fits your car seat
and seat belts, and fits your child. Follow
all the instructions provided by the manufacturer when installing the child
restraint system.
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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.
• 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.
WARNING
To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries:
• Children of all ages are safer
when restrained in the rear seat.
A child riding in the front passenger seat can be forcefully struck
by an inflating air bag resulting in
serious or fatal injuries.
• Always follow the child restraint
system manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use of
the child restraint.
• Always make sure the child seat
is secured properly in the car and
your child is securely restrained
in the child seat.
• Never hold a child in your arms or
lap when riding in a vehicle. The
violent forces created during a
crash will tear the child from your
arms and throw the child against
the car’s interior.
• Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash,
the belt could press deep into the
child causing serious internal
injuries.
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• Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle – not even for a short
time. The car can heat up very
quickly, resulting in serious
injuries to children inside. Even
very young children may inadvertently cause the vehicle to move,
entangle themselves in the windows, or lock themselves or others inside the vehicle.
• Never allow two children, or any
two persons, to use the same
seat belt.
• Children often squirm and reposition themselves improperly.
Never let a child ride with the
shoulder belt under their arm or
behind their back. Always properly position and secure children in
the rear seat.
• Never allow a child to stand-up or
kneel on the seat or floor of a
moving vehicle. During a collision or sudden stop, the child
can be violently thrown against
the vehicle’s interior, resulting in
serious injury.
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• Never use an infant carrier or a
child safety seat that "hooks"
over a seatback, it may not provide adequate security in an accident.
• Seat belts can become very hot,
especially when the car is parked
in direct sunlight. Always check
seat belt buckles before fastening them over a child.
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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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For safety reasons, we recommend that
the child restraint system be used in the
rear seats.
WARNING
Never place a rear-facing child
restraint in the front passenger
seat, because of the danger that an
inflating passenger-side air bag
could impact the rear-facing child
restraint and kill the child.
Since all passenger 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.
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WARNING - Child seat
installation
• A child can be seriously injured
or killed in a collision if the child
restraint is not properly anchored
to the car and the child is not
properly restrained in the child
restraint. Before installing the
child restraint system, read the
instructions supplied by the child
restraint system manufacturer.
• If the seat belt does not operate
as described in this section, have
the system checked immediately
by your authorized KIA dealer.
• Failure to observe this manual's
instructions regarding child
restraint systems and the
instructions provided with the
child restraint system could
increase the chance and/or
severity of injury in an accident.
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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.
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.
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WARNING - Auto lock
mode
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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.
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Securing a child restraint seat with
“Tether Anchor” system
Child restraint hook holders are located
on the package tray.
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1. Route the child restraint seat strap
over the seatback.
For vehicles with adjustable headrests, route the tether strap under the
headrest and between the headrest
posts, otherwise route the tether strap
over the top of the seatback.
2. Connect the tether strap hook to the
appropriate child restraint hook holder
and tighten to secure the child restraint
seat.
When using the vehicle's "Tether
Anchor" 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 - Tether strap
• A child can be seriously injured
or killed in a collision if the child
restraint
is
not
properly
anchored. Always follow the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions
for installation and use.
• 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.
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.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Lower Anchor
Position Indicator
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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Lower 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.
OHD038900
Child restraint symbols are located on
the left and right rear seat backs to indicate the position of the lower anchors for
child restraints.
Safety features of your vehicle
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.
LATCH anchors have been provided in
your vehicle. The LATCH anchors are
located in the left and right outboard rear
seating positions. Their locations are
shown in the illustration. There is no
LATCH anchor provided for the center
rear seating position.
The LATCH anchors are located between
the seatback and the seat cushion of the
rear seat left and right outboard seating
positions.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions to properly install child
restraint seats with LATCH or LATCHcompatible attachments.
Once you have installed the LATCH child
restraint, assure that the seat is properly
attached to the LATCH and tether
anchors.
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.
CAUTION
Do not allow the rear seat belt webbing to get scratched or pinched by
the child-seat latch and LATCH
anchor during the installation.
WARNING
If the child restraint is not anchored
properly, the risk of a child being
seriously injured or killed in a collision greatly increases.
WARNING - LATCH lower
anchors
LATCH lower anchors are only to
be used with the left and right rear
outboard seating positions. Never
attempt to attach a LATCH
equipped seat in the center seating
position. You may damage the
anchors or the anchors may fail
and break in a collision.
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Safety features of your vehicle
AIR BAG - ADVANCED SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM
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(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Driver’s front air bag
Passenger’s front air bag
Side impact air bag (if equipped)
Curtain air bag (if equipped)
WARNING
Even in vehicles with air bags, you
and your passengers must always
wear the seat 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
C040900AEN-EU
How does the air bag system
operate
• Air bags are activated (able to inflate if
necessary) only when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON or START
position.
• Air bags inflate instantly in the event of
a serious frontal or side collision in
order to help protect the occupants
from serious physical injury.
• There is no single speed at which the
air bags will inflate.
Generally, air bags are designed to
inflate based upon the severity of a collision and its direction. These two factors determine whether the sensors
produce an electronic deployment/
inflation signal.
• Air bag deployment depends on a
number of factors including vehicle
speed, angles of impact and the density and stiffness of the vehicles or
objects which your vehicle hits in the
collision. The determining factors are
not limited to those mentioned above.
• The front air bags will completely
inflate and deflate in an instant.
It is virtually impossible for you to see
the air bags inflate during an accident.
It is much more likely that you will simply see the deflated air bags hanging
out of their storage compartments after
the collision.
• In order to help provide protection in a
severe collision, the air bags must
inflate rapidly. The speed of air bag
inflation is a consequence of the
extremely short time in which a collision
occurs and the need to inflate the air
bag between the occupant and the
vehicle structures before the occupant
impacts those structures. This speed of
inflation reduces the risk of serious or
life-threatening injuries in a severe collision and is thus a necessary part of air
bag design.
However, air bag inflation can also
cause injuries which can include facial
abrasions, bruises and broken bones
because the inflation speed also causes the air bags to expand with a great
deal of force.
• There are even circumstances
under which contact with the steering wheel 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 10 inches (250 mm)
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 including facial or bodily
abrasions, injuries from broken
glasses or burns.
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Safety features of your vehicle
C040902AEN
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 the smoke and powder are nontoxic, they 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.
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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WARNING
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C040903AEN
Do not install a child restraint on the
front passenger’s seat.
Never place a rear-facing child restraint
in the front passenger’s seat. If the air
bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or
fatal injury.
In addition, do not place front-facing child
restraints in the front passenger’s seat
either. If the front passenger air bag
inflates, it could cause serious or fatal
injuries to the child.
• 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 can
cause serious or fatal injuries.
• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats of a 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.
Safety features of your vehicle
12. Driver’s and front passenger’s seat
belt buckle sensors
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.
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C040100AMG-EU
SRS components and functions
The SRS consists of the following components:
1. Driver's front air bag module
2. Passenger's front air bag module
3. Side impact air bag modules
4. Curtain air bag modules
5. Retractor pre-tensioner assemblies
6. Air bag warning light
7. SRS control module (SRSCM)
8. Front impact sensors
9. Side impact sensors
10. “PASS AIR BAG OFF” indicator
(Front passenger’s seat only)
11. Occupant classification system
(Front passenger’s seat only)
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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.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Driver’s front air bag (1)
Driver’s front air bag (2)
Driver’s front air bag (3)
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B240B02L
B240B03L
The front air bag modules are located
both in the center of the steering wheel
and in the front passenger's panel above
the glove box. When the SRSCM detects
a sufficiently severe impact to the front of
the vehicle, it will automatically deploy
the front air bags.
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.
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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.
Safety features of your vehicle
Passenger’s front air bag
WARNING
B240B05L
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.
• 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
key. 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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Safety features of your vehicle
Main components of occupant
classification system
OMG035090N
C040300BMG
Occupant classification system
Your vehicle is equipped with an occupant classification system in the front
passenger's seat.
The occupant classification system creates a field which 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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• An Electronic resistance measurement
system in the front passenger seat
which detects major characteristics of
a person or object on the seat.
• Electronic system to determine
whether the passenger air bag systems (both front and side) should be
activated or deactivated.
• A warning light located on the instrument panel which illuminates the
words "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF"
indicating the front passenger air bag
system is deactivated.
• The instrument panel air bag warning
light is interconnected with the occupant classification system.
If the front passenger seat is occupied by
a person that the system determines to
be of an appropriate size, and he/she sits
properly, 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
(sitting properly means 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).
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.
Safety features of your vehicle
Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained
properly (sitting upright with the seat in
an upright position, centered on the seat
cushion, with the person's legs comfortably extended, feet on the floor, and
wearing the safety belt properly) for the
most effective protection by the air bag
and the safety belt.
• The OCS may not function properly if
the passenger takes actions which can
defect the detection system. These
include:
(1) Failing to sit in an upright position.
(2) Leaning against the door or center
console.
(3) Sitting towards the sides or the
front of the seat.
(4) Putting legs on the dashboard or
resting them on other locations
which reduce the passenger weight
on the front seat.
(5) Improperly wearing the safety belt.
(6) Reclining the seat back.
C040301AMG
Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant classification system
Condition detected by the
occupant classification
system
1. Adult or child*1
2. Child restraint system*
2
3. Unoccupied
4. There is a malfunction
Indicator/Warning light
Devices
"PASSENGER AIR
BAG OFF" indicator
light
SRS warning light
Front passenger
air bag
Off
Off
Activated
On
On
Off
Off
Deactivated
Deactivated
Off
On
Activated
in the system
*1) The OCS system uses a field to evaluate a person's size to determine
whether the airbag should deploy. It
is possible for a child to be detected
and activate the OCS, thus allowing
the airbag to deploy. To maximize
safety, do not allow children to ride in
the front passenger seat.
*2) Never install a child restraint system
on the front passenger seat.
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). Your OCS is designed to
resist electronic waves, but do not
place an electronic device such as
laptop computer on or near the
seat cushion since it may defeat
the proper functioning of the OCS.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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1KMN3663
1KMN3665
- Never put a heavy load or an
active electronic divice on the
front passenger seat or seatback
pocket.
- Never sit with hips shifted
towards the front of the seat.
- Never place feet on the dashboard.
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1KMN3662
1KMN3664
- 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
B990A01O
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 for about 30 seconds. This will allow the system to detect
the person and to enable the passenger
air bag.
Do not allow an adult passenger to
ride in the front seat when the
“PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF” indicator is illuminated because the air
bag will not deploy in the event of a
crash. If the "PASSENGER AIR BAG
OFF" indicator remains illuminated
after the adult passenger repositions themselves properly and the
car is restarted, it is recommended
that passenger move to the rear
seat because the passenger's front
air bag will not deploy.
The "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF"
indicator will not change according
to the occupants posture after the
vehicle has been running for 30
seconds.
Front seat passengers must stay
properly seated to avoid serious
injury from a deploying air bag.
✽ NOTICE
The "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF"
indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position or after the engine is
started. If the front passenger seat is
occupied, the occupant classification
sensor will then classify the front passenger after several more seconds.
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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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• If the front passenger seat is
occupied by a child who is not in
a CRS, the "PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF" indicator may or may not be
on and the passenger airbag may
or may not deploy in a collision.
Have the child move to a rear seat
to increase their safety.
• Do not modify or replace the front
passenger seat. Don't place anything on or attach anything such
as a blanket or seat heater to the
front passenger seat. This can
adversely affect the occupant
classification system.
• Do not place sharp objects on the
front passenger seat. These may
damage the occupant classification system, if they puncture the
seat cushion.
• Do not use accessory seat covers on the front seats.
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• Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are
restrained in the rear, as opposed
to the front seat. It is recommended that child restraints be secured
in a rear seat, including an infant
riding in a rear-facing infant seat,
a child riding in a forward-facing
child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.
• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized KIA dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• The occupant classification system may not work properly if
water, coffee or any other liquid
including rain gets on the seat.
Keep the front seat dry at all
times.
• Do not place an electronic device
such as a laptop computer on the
front passenger seat. Its electronic field may cause the OCS to
switch to the "on" condition and
thus allow the passenger airbag
to deploy needlessly in a collision, increasing your repair
costs.
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.
OMG039028
C040400AMG-EU
Driver's and passenger's front air
bag
Your vehicle is equipped with a
Supplemental Restraint (Air Bag) System
and lap/shoulder belts at both the driver
and passenger seating positions. 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.
OMG035048
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.
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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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
If the occupant classification system is not working properly, the
SRS air bag warning light
on the
instrument panel will illuminate
because the SRS air bag warning
light is connected with the occupant 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.
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The seat belt buckle sensors determine if
the driver and front passenger's seat
belts are fastened. These sensors provide the ability to control the SRS
deployment based on whether or not the
seat belts are fastened, and how severe
the impact is.
The advanced SRS offers the ability to
control the air bag inflation with two levels. A first stage level is provided for
moderate-severity impacts. A second
stage level is provided for more severe
impacts.
According to the impact severity, and
seat belt usage, the SRSCM (SRS
Control Module) controls the air bag
inflation. Failure to properly wear seat
belts can increase the risk or severity of
injury in an accident.
Additionally, your vehicle is equipped
with an occupant 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.
WARNING
Do not place any objects underneath the front seats as they could
interfere with the occupant classification system.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
If you are considering modification
of your vehicle due to a disability,
please contact the KIA Customer
Assistance Center at 1-800-6335151.
✽ 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 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 belted 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 driver 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 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 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
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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Rollover
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Safety features of your vehicle
(Continued)
• 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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious or fatal
injury in a crash. All occupants
should sit 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 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.
OMG037049/OMG037050
1JBA3901
C040600AMG-EU
Side impact air bag (if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with a side
impact air bag in each front and outboard
rear seat. The purpose of the air bag is to
provide the vehicle's driver and/or the
front and outboard rear 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 impact air bags are not designed to
deploy in all side impact situations.
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WARNING
• The side impact air bag is supplemental to the 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
impact air bag system and to
avoid being injured by the
deploying side impact air bag, all
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'
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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Do not install any accessories on
the side or near the side impact
air bag.
• Do not place any objects over the
air bag or between the air bag
and yourself.
• Do not place any objects (an
umbrella, bag, etc.) between the
door and the seat. Such objects
may become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the supplemental side impact air bag
inflates.
• To prevent unexpected deployment of the side impact air bag
that may result in personal injury,
avoid impact to the side impact
sensor when the ignition switch
is on.
• If the seat or seat cover is damaged, have the vehicle checked
and repaired by an authorized
KIA dealer because your vehicle
is equipped with side impact 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.
OMG037051
WARNING
• 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.
(Continued)
OUN026090
C040700AEN
Curtain air bag
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.
(Continued)
• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats, they must be
seated in the proper child
restraint system. Make sure to
position the child restraint system as far away from the door
side as possible, and secure the
child restraint system in a locked
position.
• Do not allow the passengers to
lean their heads or bodies 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 instructions can result in injury or death to
the vehicle occupants in an accident.
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Safety features of your vehicle
C040800AUN
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.
1
2
3
1JBA3512A/OMG035052/OMG039054/OMG035053/OMG035055
Air bag collision sensors
(1) SRS control module
(2) Front impact sensor
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(3) Side impact sensor (front)
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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• Problems may arise if the sensor
installation angles are changed
due to the deformation of the
front bumper, body or B and C pillars where side collision sensors
are installed. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized KIA dealer.
• Your vehicle has been designed
to absorb impact and deploy the
air bag(s) in certain collisions.
Installing bumper guards or
replacing a bumper with non-genuine parts may adversely affect
your vehicle’s collision and air
bag deployment performance.
1JBA3513
C040801AEN
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
1JBA3516
OUN026090
Side impact and curtain air bags
Side impact and 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 impact and 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,
the air bags may deploy. Drive carefully
on unimproved roads or on surfaces not
designed for vehicle traffic to prevent
unintended air bag deployment.
1JBA3515
C040802AEN
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
OED036100
1JBA3516
1JBA3521
• 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 impact and curtain air
bags may inflate depending on the
intensity, vehicle speed and angles of
impact.
• In an angled collision, the force of
impact may direct the occupants in a
direction where the air bags would not
be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the sensors may not
deploy any air bags.
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Safety features of your vehicle
1JBA3517
1JBA3522
1JBA3518
• 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 impact and curtain air
bags may inflate when the vehicle is
rolled over by a side impact collision, if
the vehicle is equipped with side
impact 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
C041100AHM
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,
when you turn the ignition on, 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.
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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• 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 the
flooring, you shouldn't try to start
the engine; have the car towed to
an authorized KIA dealer.
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Safety features of your vehicle
C041300AUN
Additional safety precautions
• Air bags are activated (able to inflate if
necessary) only when the ignition
switch is turned to the ON or START
position.
• 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.
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• 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.
C041400AUN
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.
Safety features of your vehicle
C041200AUN-EU
Air bag warning label
Air bag warning labels, some required
by the U.S. National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA), are
attached to alert the driver and passengers of potential risks of the air bag system.
1
2 (if equipped)
7JBN3519/1MGA3055/OMG035103
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Keys / 4-3
Remote keyless entry / 4-6
Theft-alarm system / 4-9
Door locks / 4-11
Trunk / 4-15
Windows / 4-17
Hood / 4-22
Features of your vehicle
Fuel filler lid / 4-23
Sunroof / 4-26
Steering wheel / 4-29
Mirrors / 4-31
Instrument cluster / 4-41
Hazard warning flasher / 4-57
Lighting / 4-58
Wipers and washers / 4-62
Interior light / 4-64
Defroster / 4-66
Manual climate control system / 4-68
Automatic climate control system / 4-77
Windshield defrosting and defogging / 4-84
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Storage compartments / 4-87
Interior features / 4-89
Audio system / 4-94
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Features of your vehicle
Features of your vehicle
KEYS
D010200AMG
Key operations
Used to start the engine, lock and unlock
the doors, lock and unlock the glove box,
and open the trunk.
WARNING - Ignition key
OUN046100L
D010100AEN
Record your key number
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).
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
To deactivate the immobilizer system:
Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ON position.
To activate the immobilizer system:
Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
The immobilizer system activates automatically. Without a valid ignition key for
your vehicle, the engine will not start.
OHD046100
D010300CMG-EU
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.
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.
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WARNING
In order to prevent theft of your
vehicle, do not leave spare keys
anywhere in your vehicle. Your
Immobilizer password is a customer unique password and should
be kept confidential. Do not leave
this number anywhere in your vehicle.
✽ 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.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
Do not put metal accessories near
the ignition switch.
The engine may not start because
the metal accessories may interrupt
the transponder signal from transmitting normally.
✽ 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.
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
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 manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
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Features of your vehicle
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY
OMG038004
Remote keyless entry system
operations
D020101ABH-EU
Lock (1)
All doors (and trunk) are locked if the lock
button is pressed.
The hazard warning lights blink and the
chime sounds once to indicate that all
doors (and trunk) are locked.
However, if any door (or trunk) remains
open, the hazard warning lights and the
chime will not operate. If all doors (and
trunk) are closed after the lock button is
pressed, the hazard warning lights blink.
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D020102ABH-EU
D020104BMG-EU
Unlock (2)
The driver's door is unlocked if the unlock
button is pressed once. The hazard
warning lights will blink twice to indicate
that the driver's door is unlocked.
All doors (and trunk) are unlocked if the
unlock button is pressed once more within 4 seconds. The hazard warning lights
will blink and the chime will sound twice
again to indicate that all doors (and
trunk) are unlocked.
After depressing this button, the doors
(and trunk) will be locked automatically
unless you open any door within 30 seconds.
Trunk unlock (3)
The trunk is unlocked if the button is
pressed for more than 1 second when all
doors are locked.
D020105AMG
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
D020200AEN-EU
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 90 feet [30 m]).
• The battery in the transmitter is
weak.
• Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
• The weather is extremely cold.
• The transmitter is close to a radio
transmitter such as a radio station or
an airport which can interfere with
normal operation of the transmitter.
When the transmitter does not work
correctly, open and close the door with
the ignition key. If you have a problem
with the transmitter, contact an authorized KIA dealer.
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC rules.
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 manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
7B070E01NF
D020300AMG
Battery replacement
The 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.
CAUTION
Keep the transmitter away from
water or any liquid. If the keyless
entry system is inoperative due to
exposure to water or liquids, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
HNF2005
2. Replace the battery with a new battery
(CR2032). When replacing the battery,
make sure the battery positive “+” symbol faces up as indicated in the illustration.
3. Install the battery in the reverse order
of removal.
For 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
D030100ANF
Armed stage
Armed
stage
Disarmed
stage
Theft-alarm
stage
D030000AEN
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 trunk lid)
and the 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.
If any door (or trunk lid) or engine hood
remains open, the hazard warning lights
will not blink and the theft-alarm will not
arm. If all doors (and trunk lid) and
engine hood are closed after the lock
button is pressed, the hazard warning
lights blink once.
• 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.
D030200AMG-EU
Theft-alarm stage
The alarm will be activated if any of the
following occurs while the system is
armed.
• A door is opened without using the
transmitter.
• The trunk is opened without using the
transmitter.
• The engine hood is opened.
The horn will sound and the hazard
warning lights will blink continuously for
approximately 27 seconds, and repeat
the horn 3 times unless the system is disarmed. To turn off the system, unlock the
doors with the ignition key or transmitter.
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Features of your vehicle
D030400AMG-EE
Disarmed stage
The system will be disarmed when the
doors are unlocked with the transmitter.
After depressing the unlock button, the
hazard warning lights will blink and the
chime will sound twice to indicate that the
system is disarmed.
After depressing the unlock button, if any
door (or trunk) is not opened within 30
seconds, the system will be rearmed.
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✽ NOTICE
• Avoid trying to start the engine while
the alarm is activated. The vehicle
starter motor is disabled during the
theft-alarm stage.
If the system is not disarmed with the
transmitter, insert the key into the
ignition switch, turn the ignition
switch to the ON position and wait for
30 seconds. Then the system will be
disarmed.
• If 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 (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.
✽ NOTICE
OMG035005
D050100AMG-EU
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.
• In cold and wet climates, door locks
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.
OMG035006
• To lock a door without the key, push the
inside door lock button (1) or central
door lock switch (2) to the “Lock” position and close the door (3).
• If you lock the door with the central
door lock switch (2), all vehicle doors
will lock automatically.
✽ NOTICE
Always remove the ignition key, engage
the parking brake, close all windows
and lock all doors when leaving your
vehicle unattended.
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Features of your vehicle
• Front doors cannot be locked if the
ignition key is in the ignition switch and
any door is open.
Driver’s door
WARNING - Door lock malUnlock
function
Lock
OMG035007
Operating door locks from inside
the vehicle
D050201BBH-EE
With the door lock button
• To unlock a door, push the door lock
button (1) to the “Unlock” position. The
red mark (2) on the door lock 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 the 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.
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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.
OMG035008
Passenger’s door (if equipped)
OMG035009
D050202ABH
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 or any
door is open, the doors will not lock
when the front portion (1) of central
door lock switch is pressed.
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.
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Impact sensing door unlock system (if equipped)
All doors will be automatically unlocked
after an impact causes the air bags to
deploy.
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 - 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
Lock
Unlock
3. Close the rear door.
To open the rear door, pull the outside
door handle.
Even though the doors may be unlocked,
the rear door will not open by pulling the
inner door handle (1) until the rear door
child safety lock is unlocked.
WARNING - Rear door
locks
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Child-protector rear door lock
The child safety lock is provided to help
prevent children from accidentally opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle.
The rear door safety locks should be
used whenever children are in the vehicle.
1. Open the rear door.
2. Push the child safety lock located on
the rear edge of the door to the “Lock”
position. When the child safety lock is
in the “Lock” position, rear door will not
open even though the inner door handle is pulled inside the vehicle.
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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
TRUNK
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Closing the trunk
To close, lower the trunk lid, then press
down on it until it locks. To be sure the
trunk lid is securely fastened, always
check by trying to pull it up again.
WARNING
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Opening the trunk
With remote trunk lid release
To open the trunk lid without using the
key, pull up the trunk lid release lever.
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With the key
To open the trunk lid, insert the key and
turn it clockwise to unlock. The trunk
compartment light will illuminate when
the trunk lid is opened.
The trunk lid should be always kept
completely closed while the vehicle
is in motion. If it is left open or ajar,
poisonous exhaust gases may
enter the car and serious illness or
death may result. See additional
warnings concerning exhaust
gases in section 5, “Engine exhaust
can be dangerous!”.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
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Trunk lid knob lock
Trunk lid emergency latch release
(If equipped)
If the trunk lid lock knob (located near the
latch) is in the "LOCK" position when the
trunk lid is closed, it will not be possible
to open the trunk lid by using the remote
release. In this instance, use the master
key to unlock and open the trunk lid.
To allow the trunk lid to be opened with
the remote release, push the trunk lid
lock knob down, then to the opposite
direction of the "LOCK" position.
WARNING
Doors and trunk should be kept
locked and keys be kept out of the
reach of children. Parents also
should teach their children about
the dangers of playing in trunks.
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Your vehicle is equipped with a glow-inthe dark emergency trunk release lever
located inside the trunk. It will glow after
the trunk is closed. When pulled, this
lever will release the trunk latch mechanism and open the trunk.
• If a person is locked in the trunk,
pull the emergency trunk release
lever on the driver's side of the
inside panel of the trunk to open
the trunk lid.
• KIA recommends that cars be
kept locked and keys be kept out
of the reach of children, and that
parents teach their children
about the dangers of playing in
trunks.
• Parents should teach children
about the emergency trunk
release lever in their vehicle and
how to open the trunk lid if they
are accidentally locked in the
trunk.
Features of your vehicle
WINDOWS
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(1) Driver’s door power window switch
(2) Front passenger’s door power window switch
(3) Rear door (left) power window switch
(4) Rear door (right) power window
switch
(5) Window opening and closing
(6) Automatic power window up*/down*
(if equipped)
(7) Power window lock switch
* : if equipped
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, power windows
may not work properly due to freezing
conditions.
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Features of your vehicle
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Power windows
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for power windows to operate.
Each door has a power window switch
that controls the door's window. The driver has a power window lock 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 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).
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Auto down window (if equipped)
(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
If the power window is not operated correctly, the automatic power window system must be reset as follows:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Close driver’s window and continue
pulling up on the driver’s power window switch for at least 1 second after
the window is completely closed.
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Auto up/down window (if equipped)
(Driver’s window)
Depressing or pulling up the power window switch momentarily to the second
detent position (6) completely lowers or
lifts the window even when the switch is
released. To stop the window at the
desired position while the window is in
operation, pull up or depress and release
the switch to the opposite direction of the
movement.
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Automatic reversal
If the upward movement of the window is
blocked by an object or part of the body,
the window will detect the resistance and
will stop upward movement. The window
will then lower approximately 11.8 in. (30
cm) to allow the object to be cleared.
If the window detects the resistance
while the power window switch is pulled
up continuously, the window will stop
upward movement then lower approximately 1 in. (2.5 cm). And if the power
window switch is pulled up continuously
again within 5 seconds after the window
is lowered by the automatic window
reversal feature, the automatic window
reversal will not operate.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
The automatic reverse feature for the
driver’s window is only active when the
“auto up” feature is used by fully
pulling up the switch. The automatic
reverse feature will not operate if the
window is raised using the halfway position on the power window switch.
WARNING
Always check for obstructions
before raising any window to avoid
injuries or vehicle damage. If an
object less than 0.16 in. (4 mm) in
diameter is caught between the
window glass and the upper window channel, the automatic reverse
window may not detect the resistance and will not stop and reverse
direction.
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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.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• 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 (or
smart 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 a face or arms outside through the window opening
while driving.
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Features of your vehicle
HOOD
WARNING
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1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the
hood. The hood should pop open
slightly.
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. Raise the hood. It will raise completely
by itself after it has been raised about
halfway.
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Opening the hood
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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. Lower the hood halfway and push
down to securely lock in place.
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• 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.
• 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.
• Do not move the vehicle with the
hood in the raised position, as
vision is obstructed and the hood
could fall or be damaged.
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, turn the fuel tank
cap (2) 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 Malfunction Indicator
Light
will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Refueling dangers
Automotive fuels are flammable
materials. When refueling, please
note the following guidelines carefully. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in severe personal
injury, severe burns or death by fire
or explosion.
• Read and follow all warnings 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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Features of your vehicle
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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 or 911. 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 filler lid release
An emergency fuel filler lid release is
located in the luggage compartment, on
the left side.
If the fuel filler lid does not open using
the remote fuel filler lid release, you can
open it manually. 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
• In cold and wet climates, 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.
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CAUTION
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If your vehicle is equipped with this feature, you can slide or tilt your sunroof
with the sunroof control buttons located
on the overhead console.
1. Slide button
2. Tilt button
3. Close button
The sunroof can only be opened, closed,
or tilted when the ignition switch is in the
ON position.
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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.
✽ NOTICE
The sunroof cannot slide when it is in
the tilt position nor can it be tilted while
in an open or slide position.
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.
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Sliding the sunroof
To open the sunroof (autoslide feature),
press the slide button (
) 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 (
) 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.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING - Sunroof
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• 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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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 (autotilt feature),
press the tilt button (
) 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 (
) on the overhead console and
hold it until the sunroof is closed.
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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Features of your vehicle
3. Press and hold the close button 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.
4. Press and hold the close button until
the sunroof is operated as follows;
TILT DOWN → SLIDE OPEN →
SLIDE CLOSE
Then, release the 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
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Sunshade
The sunshade will automatically open
with the glass panel when the glass
panel moves. Close it manually if you
want it closed.
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Resetting the sunroof
Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, you have to reset
your sunroof system as follows:
Type A
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and close the sunroof completely.
2. Release the close button.
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Type B
1. Turn the ignition key to the ON position.
2. According to the position of the sunroof, do as follows.
1) in case the sunroof has closed
completely or been tilted :
Press the tilt button until the sunroof tilts completely upward.
2) in case that the sunroof has slideopened:
Press and hold the close button until
the sunroof has closed completely.
Press the tilt button until the sunroof
has tilted upward completely.
3. Release the tilt button.
Then, release the button.
When this is complete, the sunroof system is reset.
CAUTION
If the sunroof is not reset when the
vehicle battery is disconnected or
discharged, or corresponding fuse
is blown, the sunroof may operate
improperly.
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 power steering drive belt breaks
or if the power steering pump malfunctions, the steering effort will greatly
increase.
✽ NOTICE
If the vehicle is parked for extended
periods outside in cold weather (below 14°F/10°C), 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.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ 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) and height (if equipped) (3), 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
Electric chromic mirror (ECM)
(if equipped)
The electric rearview mirror automatically controls the glare from the headlights
of the car behind you in nighttime or low
light driving conditions. The sensor
mounted in the mirror senses the light
level around the vehicle, and automatically controls the headlight glare from
vehicles behind you.
When the engine is running, the glare is
automatically controlled by the sensor
mounted in the rearview mirror.
Whenever the shift lever is shifted into
reverse (R), the mirror will automatically
go to the brightest setting in order to
improve the drivers view behind the vehicle.
Adjust the rearview mirror to center on
the view through the rear window. Make
this adjustment before you start driving.
WARNING - Rear visibility
Do not place objects in the rear
seat or cargo area which would
interfere with your vision through
the rear window.
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WARNING
Do not adjust the rearview mirror
while the vehicle is moving. This
could result in loss of control, and
an accident which could cause
death, serious injury or property
damage.
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 the glare from the headlights of
the vehicles behind you during night driving.
Remember that you lose some rearview
clarity in the night position.
CAUTION
When cleaning the mirror, use a
paper towel or similar material
dampened with glass cleaner. Do
not spray glass cleaner directly on
the mirror as that may cause the liquid cleaner to enter the mirror housing.
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Features of your vehicle
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To operate the electric rearview mirror
• Press the ON/OFF button (1) to turn
the automatic dimming function on.
The mirror indicator light will illuminate.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the
automatic dimming function off. The
mirror indicator light will turn off.
• The mirror defaults to the ON position
whenever the ignition switch is turned
on.
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Electric chromic mirror (ECM) with
HomeLink® system and compass
(if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with a
Gentex Automatic-Dimming Mirror with a
Z-Nav™ Electronic Compass Display
and an Integrated HomeLink® Wireless
Control System. During nighttime driving,
this feature will automatically detect and
reduce rearview mirror glare while the
compass indicates the direction the vehicle is pointed. The HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver allows you to activate your
garage door(s), electric gate, home lighting, etc.
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(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Channel 1 button
Channel 2 button
Status indicator LED
Channel 3 button
Rear light sensor
Dimming ON/OFF button
Compass control button
Compass display (if equipped)
Features of your vehicle
Automatic-Dimming Night Vision
Safety™ (NVS®) Mirror
The NVS® Mirror in your vehicle is the
most advanced way to reduce annoying
glare in the rearview mirror during any
driving situation. For more information
regarding NVS® mirrors and other applications, please refer to the Gentex website:
www.gentex.com
CAUTION
The NVS® Mirror automatically
reduces glare during driving conditions based upon light levels monitored in front of the vehicle and
from the rear of the vehicle. These
light sensors are visible through
openings in the front and rear of the
mirror case. Any object that
obstructs either light sensor will
degrade the automatic dimming
control feature.
Automatic-dimming function
Your mirror will automatically dim upon
detecting glare from the vehicles traveling behind you. The auto-dimming function can be controlled by the Dimming
ON/OFF Button:
Z-Nav™ Compass Display
The NVS™ Mirror in your vehicle is also
equipped with a Z-Nav™ Compass that
shows the vehicle Compass heading in
the Display Window using the 8 basic
cardinal headings (N, NE, E, SE, etc.).
1. Pressing the
button turns the autodimming function OFF which is indicated by the green Status Indicator LED
turning off.
2. Pressing the
button again turns the
auto-dimming function ON which is
indicated by the green Status Indicator
LED turning on.
Compass function
The Compass can be turned ON and
OFF and will remember the last state
when the ignition is cycled. To turn the
display feature ON/OFF:
1. Press and release the
button to
turn the display feature OFF.
2. Press and release the
button again
to turn the display back ON.
Additional options can be set with press
and hold sequences of the
button and
are detailed below.
✽ NOTICE
The mirror defaults to the ON position
each time the vehicle is started.
There is a difference between magnetic
north and true north. The compass in the
mirror can compensate for this difference
when it knows the Magnetic Zone in
which it is operating. This is set either by
the dealer or by the user. The operating
Zone Numbers for North America are
shown in the figure on the following section.
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Features of your vehicle
To adjust the Zone setting:
1. Determine the desired Zone Number
based upon your current location on
the Zone Map.
2. Press and hold the
button for more
than 3 but less than 6 seconds, the
current Zone Number will appear on
the display.
3. Pressing and holding the
button
again will cause the numbers to increment (Note: they will repeat …13, 14,
15, 1, 2, …). Releasing the button
when the desired Zone Number
appears on the display will set the new
Zone.
4. Within about 5 seconds the compass
will start displaying a compass heading again.
There are some conditions that can
cause changes to the vehicle magnets,
such as installing a ski rack or a CB
antenna. Body repair work on the vehicle
can also cause changes to the vehicle's
magnetic field. In these situations, the
compass will need to be re-calibrated to
quickly correct for these changes. To recalibrate the compass:
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Features of your vehicle
1. Press and hold the
button for more
than 6 seconds. When the compass
memory is cleared a "C" will appear in
the display.
2. To calibrate the compass, drive the
vehicle in 2 complete circles at less
than 5 mph (8 km/h).
Integrated HomeLink® Wireless Control
System
The HomeLink® Wireless Control
System provides a convenient way to
replace up to three hand-held radio-frequency (RF) transmitters with a single
built-in device. This innovative feature will
learn the radio frequency codes of most
current transmitters to operate devices
such as gate operators, garage door
openers, entry door locks, security systems, even home lighting. Both standard
and rolling code-equipped transmitters
can be programmed by following the outlined procedures. Additional HomeLink®
information can be found at: www.homelink.com or by calling 1-800-355-3515.
CAUTION
Before programming HomeLink® to
a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure that people and
objects are out of the way of the
device to prevent potential harm or
damage. Do not use HomeLink®
with any garage door opener that
lacks the safety stop and reverse
features required by U.S. federal
safety standards (this includes any
garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A
garage door that cannot detect an
object - signaling the door to stop
and reverse - does not meet current
U.S. federal safety standards. Using
a garage door opener without these
features increases the risk of serious injury or death.
Programming HomeLink®
✽ NOTICE
• When programming a garage door
opener, it is advised to park the vehicle outside of the garage.
• It is recommended that a new battery
be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to
HomeLink® for quicker training and
accurate transaxle of the radio-frequency signal.
• Some vehicles may require the ignition switch to be turned to the second
(or "accessories") position for programming and/or operation of
HomeLink.
• In the event that there are still programming difficulties or questions
after following the programming steps
listed below, contact HomeLink® at:
www.homelink.com or 1-800-3553515.
Retain the original transmitter of the RF
device you are programming for use in
other vehicles as well as for future
HomeLink® programming. It is also suggested that upon the sale of the vehicle,
the programmed HomeLink® buttons be
erased for security purposes.
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Features of your vehicle
Standard programming
To train most devices, follow these
instructions:
1. For first-time programming, press and
hold the two outside buttons,
HomeLink® Channel 1 and Channel 3
Buttons, until the indicator light begins
to flash (after 20 seconds). Release
both buttons. Do not hold the buttons
for longer than 30 seconds.
2. Position the end of your hand-held
transmitter 1-3 inches (2-8 cm) away
from the HomeLink® buttons while
keeping the indicator light in view.
3. Simultaneously press and hold both
the HomeLink® and hand-held transmitter button. DO NOT release the buttons until step 4 has been completed.
4. While continuing to hold the buttons
the red Indicator Status LED will flash
slowly and then rapidly after
HomeLink® successfully trains to the
frequency signal from the hand-held
transmitter. Release both buttons.
5. Press and hold the just-trained
HomeLink® button and observe the red
Status Indicator LED. If the indicator
light stays on constantly, programming
is complete and your device should
activate when the HomeLink® button is
pressed and released.
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6. To program the remaining two
HomeLink® buttons, follow steps 2
through 5.
Rolling code programming
Rolling code devices which are "codeprotected" and manufactured after 1996
may be determined by the following:
• Reference the device owner's manual
for verification.
• The handheld transmitter appears to
program the HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver but does not activate the
device.
• Press and hold the trained HomeLink
button. The device has the rolling code
feature if the indicator light flashes rapidly and then turns solid after 2 seconds.
To train rolling code devices, follow these
instructions:
1. At the garage door opener receiver
(motor-head unit) in the garage, locate
the "learn" or "smart" button. This can
usually be found where the hanging
antenna wire is attached to the motorhead unit. Exact location and color of
the button may vary by garage door
opener brand.
If there is difficulty locating the training
button, reference the device owner's
manual or please visit our Web site at
www.homelink.com.
2. Firmly press and release the "learn" or
"smart" button (which activates the
"training light").
✽ NOTICE
There are 30 seconds in which to initiate
step3.
3. Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
hold for two seconds and then release
the desired HomeLink® button. Repeat
the "press/hold/release" sequence a
second time to complete the programming. (Some devices may require you
to repeat this sequence a third time to
complete the programming.)
4. Press and hold the just-trained
HomeLink® button and observe the red
Status Indicator LED. If the indicator
light stays on constantly, programming
is complete and your device should
activate.
5. To program the remaining two
HomeLink® buttons, follow either steps
1 through 4 above for other Rolling
Code devices or steps 2 through 5 in
Standard Programming for standard
devices.
Features of your vehicle
Gate operator & Canadian programming
During programming, your handheld
transmitter may automatically stop transmitting. Continue to press the Integrated
HomeLink® Wireless Control System button (note steps 2 through 4 in the
Standard Programming portion of this
document) while you press and re-press
("cycle") your handheld transmitter every
two seconds until the frequency signal
has been learned. The indicator light will
flash slowly and then rapidly after several seconds upon successful training.
Operating HomeLink®
To operate, simply press and release the
button.
programmed
HomeLink®
Activation will now occur for the trained
device (i.e. garage door opener, gate
operator, security system, entry door
lock, home/office lighting, etc.). For convenience, the hand-held transmitter of
the device may also be used at any time.
Reprogramming a single HomeLink®
button
To program a new device to a previously
trained HomeLink® button, follow these
steps:
1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink®
button. Do NOT release until step 4
has been completed.
2. When the indicator light begins to flash
slowly (after 20 seconds), position the
handheld transmitter 1 to 3 inches
away from the HomeLink® surface.
3. Press and hold the handheld transmitter button. The HomeLink® indicator
light will flash, first slowly and then rapidly.
4. When the indicator light begins to flash
rapidly, release both buttons.
5. Press and hold the just-trained
HomeLink® button and observe the red
Status Indicator LED. If the indicator
light stays on constantly, programming
is complete and your new device
should activate.
Erasing HomeLink® buttons
Individual buttons cannot be erased.
However, to erase all three programmed
buttons:
1. Press and hold the two outer
HomeLink® buttons until the indicator
light begins to flash-after 20 seconds.
2. Release both buttons. Do not hold for
longer than 30 seconds.
The Integrated HomeLink® Wireless
Control System is now in the training
(learn) mode and can be programmed at
any time following the appropriate steps
in the Programming sections above.
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Features of your vehicle
FCC ID: NZLZTVHL3
IC: 4112A-ZTVHL3
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules.
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.
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Outside rearview mirror
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.
WARNING - Rearview mirWARNING
The transceiver has been tested
and complies with FCC and
Industry Canada rules. Changes or
modifications
not
expressly
approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate the
device.
NVS® is a registered trademark and ZNav™ is a trademark of the Gentex
Corporation,
Zeeland,
Michigan.
HomeLink® is a registered trademark
owned
by
Johnson
Controls,
Incorporated, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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rors
• 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.
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.
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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Remote control
Manual type
The outside rearview mirrors are
equipped with a remote control for your
convenience. It is operated by the control
lever in the bottom front corner of the
window.
Before driving away, always check that
your mirrors are positioned so you can
see behind you, both to the left and right
sides, as well as directly behind your
vehicle. When using the mirror, always
exercise caution when attempting to
judge the distance of vehicles behind or
along side of you.
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Electric type (if equipped)
The electric remote control mirror switch
allows you to adjust the position of the
left and right outside rearview mirrors. To
adjust the position of either mirror, move
the lever (1) to the right or left to select
the right side mirror or the left side mirror,
then press a corresponding point on the
mirror adjustment control to position the
selected mirror up, down, left or right.
After adjustment, put the lever into neutral position to prevent the inadvertent
adjustment.
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Features of your vehicle
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Folding the outside rearview mirror
To fold the outside rearview mirror, grasp
the housing of the mirror and then fold it
toward the rear of the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Type A
1. Tachometer
2. Engine temperature gauge
3. Fuel gauge
Type B
4. Speedometer
5. Turn signal indicators
6. Warning and indicator lights (if equipped)
7. Odometer/Trip computer (if equipped)
* The actual cluster in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
For more details refer to the "Gauges" in the next pages.
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Features of your vehicle
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OMG049042
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Gauges
Instrument panel illumination
(if equipped)
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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.
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Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the forward
speed of the vehicle.
The speedometer is calibrated in miles
per hour and/or kilometers 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.
The tachometer pointer may move slightly when the ignition switch is in ACC or
ON position with the engine OFF. This
movement is normal and will not affect
the accuracy of the tachometer once the
engine is running.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not operate the engine within
the tachometer's RED ZONE.
This may cause severe engine damage.
Type A
Type B
If the gauge pointer moves beyond
the normal range area toward the
“H” position, it indicates overheating that may damage the engine.
WARNING
Never remove the radiator cap
when the engine is hot. The engine
coolant is under pressure and
could cause severe burns. Wait
until the engine is cool before
adding coolant to the reservoir.
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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.
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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 8. The fuel gauge is supplemented by a low fuel warning light, which will
illuminate when the fuel tank is nearly
empty.
On inclines or curves, the fuel gauge
pointer may fluctuate or the low fuel
warning light may come on earlier than
usual due to the movement of fuel in the
tank.
Avoid driving with an extremely low fuel
level. Running out of fuel could cause the
engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic
converter.
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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.
CAUTION
Avoid driving with a very low fuel
level. If you run out of fuel, it could
cause the engine to misfire and
result in excessive loading of the
catalytic converter.
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Odometer/Tripmeter (if equipped)
Odometer (km or MI)
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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Tripmeter (km or MI)
TRIP A: Tripmeter A
TRIP B: Tripmeter B
The tripmeter indicates the distance of
individual trip selected by the driver.
Features of your vehicle
OMG049047
OMG049126N
Tripmeter A or B can be selected by
pressing the TRIP button for less than 1
second.
Tripmeter A or B can be reset to 0.0 by
pressing the TRIP button for 1 second or
more, and then releasing.
To turn the ECO indicator OFF/ON
(if equipped)
Select the ECO mode by pressing the
TRIP button for less than 1 second.
Then, press the TRIP button for more
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 distance to empty, tripmeter,
average fuel consumption, driving time
and average speed 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. The odometer is always displayed until the display is turned off.
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Features of your vehicle
Push the TRIP button for less than 1 second to select distance to empty, average fuel
consumption, average speed or tripmeter function as follows :
Type A
Type B
Type A
Tripmeter A
Tripmeter A
Tripmeter B
Tripmeter B
OMG049348N-1
Type B
Distance to empty
Distance to empty
Average fuel consumption
Average fuel consumption
Average speed
Instantaneous fuel consumption
Driving time
Average speed
Outside tepmerature*
Driving time
ECO
* : if equipped
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Outside tepmerature*
* : if equipped
OMG049049N-1
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.
Features of your vehicle
Type A
Type A
✽ NOTICE
Type B
• 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.
OMG049349N
Type B
OMG049350N
OMG049049N-2
OMG049050N-1
Tripmeter (km or miles)
This mode indicates the distance of individual trip since the last tripmeter reset.
The meter's working range is from 0.0 to
999.9 miles (km).
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second when the tripmeter is being displayed clears the tripmeter to zero (0.0).
Distance to empty (km or miles)
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 30 miles (50
km), “----” will be displayed and the distance to empty indicator will blink.
The meter’s working range is from 0 to
1500 miles (0 to 1500 km).
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Features of your vehicle
Type A
Type A
Type B
OMG049351N
OMG049352N
Type B
Type B
OMG049120N-1
OMG049051N-1
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 0.03 mile (50 m).
The meter's working range is from 0.1 to
99.9 MPG (0.1 to 99.9 l/100 km).
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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Instantaneous fuel consumption
(for type B)
This mode calculates the instantaneous
fuel consumption from used fuel and the
distance. The meter's working range is
from 0.0 to 60.0l/MPG (0.0 to 20.0 l/100
km).
Display is updated at 0.1 seconds.
The value display if speed is over 6 mph
(10k m/h).
When the instantaneous fuel consumption mode is displayed on the LCD monitor, the ECO indicator turns off.
OMG049052N-1
Average speed (km/h or mph)
This mode calculates the average speed
of the vehicle since the last average
speed reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
average speed keeps going while the
engine is running.
The meter's working range is from 0 to
160 mph (0 to 260 km/h).
Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1
second, when the average speed is
being displayed, clears the average
speed to zero (---).
Features of your vehicle
Type A
Type A
OMG049353N
Type B
OMG049354N
Type B
OMG049126N
OMG049053N-1
OMG049054N-1
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). If the ignition switch is turned to
OFF for more than 2 hours, it will be reset
automatically.
Outside temperature (if equipped)
This mode indicates the outside temperature between -40°C (-40°F) and 80°C
(175°F).
To turn the ECO indicator OFF/ON
(for type A)
Select the ECO mode by pressing the
TRIP button for less than 1 second.
Then, press the TRIP button for more
than 1 second.
✽ NOTICE
Pressing the TRIP switch for more than
1 second, when the temperature is displayed in Centigrade, converts
Centigrade to Fahrenheit (°C → °F or
°F → °C).
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Features of your vehicle
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Warnings and indicators
Air bag warning light
Anti-lock brake system
(ABS) warning light
This warning light will illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds each time you
turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
This light also comes on when the
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is
not working properly. If the SRS 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.
This light illuminates if the ignition switch
is turned ON and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.
If the ABS warning light remains on,
comes on while driving, or does not
come on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, this indicates
that 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.
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.
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 the
ABS and EBD system.
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Features of your vehicle
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 during sudden braking. In
this case, avoid high speed driving
and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer as soon as possible.
✽ NOTICE
If the ABS warning light or EBD warning light is on and stays on, the
speedometer or odometer/tripmeter
may not work. In this case, have your
vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer as soon as possible.
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Seat belt warning
Turn signal indicator
As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds each time you turn the ignition
switch ON regardless of belt fastening.
The warning light will blink again for
approximately 6 seconds when starting
the engine.
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned ON
and/or START, the seat belt warning light
and the seat belt warning chime will
operate for approximately 6 seconds until
the belt is fastened. And if the driver’s
seat belt is disconnected after the ignition switch is turned ON, the seat belt
warning light will blink for approximately
6 seconds until the belt is fastened. If the
driver's seat belt is not fastened when the
vehicle speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h),
the seat belt warning light and chime will
operate for approximately 11 times with a
pattern of 6 seconds on and 24 seconds
off until the belt is fastened or the vehicle
speed decreases below 3 mph (5 km/h).
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.
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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 light
This warning light indicates the engine oil
pressure is low.
If the warning light illuminates while driving:
1. Drive safely to the side of the road and
stop.
2. With the engine off, check the engine
oil level. If the level is low, add oil as
required.
If the warning light remains on after
adding oil or if oil is not available, call an
authorized KIA dealer.
CAUTION
If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure
warning light is illuminated, severe
damage could result.
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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 light
Parking brake warning
This light is illuminated when the parking
brake is applied with the ignition switch in
the START or ON position. The warning
light should go off when the parking
brake is released.
Low brake fluid level warning
If the warning light remains on, it may
indicate that the brake fluid level in the
reservoir is low.
If the warning light remains on:
1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe
location and stop your vehicle.
2. With the engine stopped, check the
brake fluid level immediately and add
fluid as required. Then check all brake
components for fluid leaks.
3. Do not drive the vehicle if leaks are
found, the warning light remains on or
the brakes do not operate properly.
Have the vehicle towed to any authorized KIA dealer for a brake system
inspection and necessary repairs.
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.
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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Low tire pressure
telltale
The low tire pressure telltale comes on
for 3 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position.
If the warning light does not come on, or
continuously remains on after coming on
for about 3 seconds when you turned the
ignition switch to the ON position, the
Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not
working properly. If this occurs, have your
vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer as soon as possible.
This warning lights will also illuminate if
one or more of your tires is significantly
under-inflated.
You should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible. If the warning lights
illuminate while driving, reduce vehicle
speed immediately and stop the vehicle.
Avoid hard braking and overcorrecting at
the steering wheel. Inflate the tires to the
proper pressure as indicated on the vehicle’s tire information placard.
WARNING - Low tire pressure
Significantly low tire pressure
makes the vehicle unstable and can
contribute to loss of vehicle control
and increased braking distances.
Continued driving on low pressure
tires will cause the tires to overheat
and fail.
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Features of your vehicle
D150332AMG
TPMS (Tire Pressure
Monitoring System)
malfunction indicator
D150312AMG
TPMS
The TPMS malfunction indicator comes
on for 3 seconds after the ignition switch
is turned to the ON position. If the warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after coming on for
about 3 seconds when you turned the
ignition switch to the ON position, the
Tire Pressure Monitoring System is not
working properly. If this occurs, have your
vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer as soon as possible.
The warning light also comes on and
stays on when there is a problem with the
Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
If this happens, the system may not monitor the tire pressure. Have the system
checked by an authorized KIA dealer as
soon as possible.
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WARNING - Safe stopping
• The TPMS cannot alert you to
severe and sudden tire damage
caused by external factors.
• If you feel any vehicle instability,
immediately take your foot off the
accelerator, apply the brakes
gradually and with light force,
and slowly move to a safe position off the road.
For more information about the TPMS,
refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring
System” in section 6.
Shift pattern indicator
(if equipped)
The indicator displays to show the automatic transaxle shift lever selection.
D150313AUN
Charging system warning
light
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.
Features of your vehicle
D150309AUN
D150317AUN
D150319AUN
Front fog light indicator
(if equipped)
Immobilizer indicator
Low washer fluid level
warning light (if equipped)
This light comes on when the front fog
lights are ON.
D150315AHD
Trunk lid open warning
light
This warning light illuminates when the
trunk lid is not closed securely with the
ignition in any position.
Without smart key system
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.
D150318AUN
Low fuel level warning light
D150316AUN
Door ajar warning light
This warning light illuminates when a
door is not closed securely with the ignition switch in any position.
This warning light indicates the fuel tank
is nearly empty. When it comes on, you
should add fuel as soon as possible.
Driving with the fuel level warning light on
or with the fuel level below “E” can cause
the engine to misfire and damage the
catalytic converter.
This warning light indicates the washer
fluid reservoir is near empty. Refill the
washer fluid as soon as possible.
D150320AUN
Malfunction indicator light
(MIL) (check engine light)
This indicator light is part of the Engine
Control System which monitors various
emission control system components. If
this light illuminates while driving, it indicates that a potential malfunction has
been detected somewhere in the emission control system.
This light will also illuminate when the
ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and will go out in a few seconds
after the engine is started. If it illuminates
while driving, or does not illuminate when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, take your vehicle to 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.
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Features of your vehicle
D150323AMG-EU
CAUTION
• Prolonged driving with the
Malfunction Indicator Light illuminated may cause damage to the
emission control systems which
could effect drivability and/or fuel
economy.
• If the 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.
ESC indicator (Electronic
Stability Control)
D150325ABH
ESC
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.
D150324AUN-EU
ESC OFF indicator
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 indicator
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 pushed.
The indicator light turns off when the
cruise control ON-OFF button is pushed
again. For more information about the
use of cruise control, refer to “Cruise
control system” in section 5.
Cruise SET indicator
SET
The indicator light illuminates when the
cruise function switch (SET- or RES+) is
ON.
The cruise SET indicator light in the
instrument cluster is illuminated when
the cruise control switch (SET- or RES+)
is pushed. The cruise SET indicator light
does not illuminate when the cruise control switch (CANCEL) is pushed or the
system is disengaged.
Features of your vehicle
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
ECO indicator (if equipped)
ECO
The ECO indicator light assists you to
drive in the most economical way.
The green indicator comes on when you
drive with high fuel efficiency.
The system is designed to encourage
eco-driving by providing real-time feedback to the driver.
To turn the ECO indicator OFF/ON
• without trip computer or
with trip computer (Type A)
Select the ECO mode by pressing the
TRIP button for less than 1 second.
Then, press the TRIP button for more
than 1 second.
• with trip computer (Type B)
When the instantaneous fuel consumption mode is displayed on the LCD monitor or the system is not working properly,
the indicator turns off.
If the indicator turns off when the instantaneousant fuel consumption mode is not
selected, have the system checked by an
authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.
The fuel efficiency depends on driver's
driving habit and road condition.
The system stops operation when the
transaxle is in the P,R,N position or
sports mode, or instantaneous fuel consumption mode is selected.
WARNING
Do not focus the indicator too
much. You may lose your steering
control and cause an accident that
results in severe personal injury or
death.
OMG049055
D180000AUN
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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Features of your vehicle
LIGHTING
D190100ABH
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 (smart
key : turns off the engine) 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
(smart key : turns off the engine), 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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OMG049056
OMG049057
D190400AUN
D190401AMG
Lighting control
Parking light position (
)
When the light switch is in the parking
light position (1st position), the tail,
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
(4) Auto light position (if equipped)
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
OMG049058
OMG049059
D190402ABH
D190403AUN
Headlight position (
)
When the light switch is in the headlight
position (2nd position), the head, tail,
license and instrument panel lights are
ON.
Auto light position (if equipped)
When the light switch is in the AUTO light
position, the taillights and headlights will
be turned ON or OFF automatically
depending on the amount of light outside
the vehicle.
• Never place anything over sensor
(1) located on the instrument
panel. This will ensure better
auto-light system control.
• Don’t clean the sensor using a
window cleaner. The cleaner may
leave a light film which could
interfere with sensor operation.
• If your vehicle has window tint or
other types of coating on the
front windshield, the Auto light
system may not work properly.
✽ NOTICE
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position to turn on the headlights.
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Features of your vehicle
OMG049061
D190500AUN
High beam operation
To turn on the high beam headlights,
push the lever away from you. Pull it back
for low beams.
The high beam indicator will light when
the headlight high beams are switched
on.
To prevent the battery from being discharged, do not leave the lights on for a
prolonged time while the engine is not
running.
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OMG049060
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.
OMG049062
D190600AUN
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.
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.
CAUTION
When in operation, the fog lights
consume large amounts of vehicle
electrical power. Only use the fog
lights when visibility is poor or
unnecessary battery and generator
drain could occur.
✽ NOTICE
If an indicator flash is abnormally quick
or slow, a bulb may be burned out or
have a poor electrical connection in the
circuit.
OMG049063
D190700AHD-EU
Front fog light (if equipped)
Fog lights are used to provide improved
visibility and avoid accidents when visibility is poor due to fog, rain or snow etc.
The fog lights will turn on when fog light
switch (1) is turned to ON after the headlights are turned on.
To turn off the fog lights, turn the switch
to OFF.
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Features of your vehicle
WIPERS AND WASHERS
✽ NOTICE
If there is heavy accumulation of snow
or ice on the windshield, defrost the
windshield for about 10 minutes, or
until the snow and/or ice is removed
before using the windshield wipers to
ensure proper operation.
✽ NOTICE
OMG048901N
A : Wiper speed control
· MIST – Single wipe
· OFF – Off
· INT – Intermittent wipe
· LO – Low wiper speed
· HI – High wiper speed
B : Intermittent wipe time adjustment
C : Wash with brief wipes
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OMG048904
D200100AMG-EU
Windshield wipers
Operates as follows when the ignition
switch is turned ON.
MIST : For a single wiping cycle, push
the lever upward and release it
with the lever in the OFF position.
The wipers will operate continuously if the lever is pushed
upward and held.
OFF : Wiper is not in operation
INT : Wiper operates intermittently at
the same wiping intervals. Use this
mode in a light rain or mist. To vary
the speed setting, turn the speed
control knob(1).
LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed
• When you operate the wipers, if your
vehicle has a problem in any part of
the wiper operation system, the wiper
may operate in the LO mode regardless of the wiper switch position. In
this case, have your vehicle checked
by an authorized KIA dealer as soon
as possible.
• When the ignition key is removed, the
wiper blade sometimes may move
slightly to be properly positioned for
reducing the deterioration of the
windshield wipers.
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
ONF048068
D200200AUN
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.
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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Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR LIGHT
D210000AEN
CAUTION
Do not use the interior lights for
extended periods when the engine
is not running.
It may cause battery discharge.
OMG035076
OMG049124
D210100ANF
D210200ANF
Map lamp
Dome lamp
•
• ON (1) :
In the ON position, the light stays on at all
times.
: Push the switch to turn the
map lamp on or off. This light
produces a spot beam for convenient use as a map lamp at
night or as a personal lamp for
the driver and the front passenger.
CAUTION
Do not leave the switch in this position for an extended period of time
when the vehicle is not running.
• OFF (2):
In the OFF position, the light stays off at
all times, even when a door is open.
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Features of your vehicle
• DOOR (3) :
In the DOOR position, the light comes on
when any door is opened regardless of
the ignition switch position.
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 the light stays on for
about 20 minutes. However, if a door is
opened with the ignition switch in the ON
position, the light stays on continuously.
OMG035061
OMG049069
D210300ABH
D210500ABH
Trunk room lamp
Glove box lamp (if equipped)
The trunk room lamp comes on when the
trunk is opened.
The glove box lamp comes on when the
glove box is opened.
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Features of your vehicle
DEFROSTER
D220000AUN
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.
OMG049111L
D210600AUN
Vanity mirror lamp (if equipped)
Opening the lid of the vanity mirror will
automatically turn on the mirror light.
✽ NOTICE
OMG049070
Type B
If you want to defrost and defog the
front windshield, refer to “Windshield
defrosting and defogging” in this section.
OMG049071
D220100AEN
Rear window defroster
The defroster heats the window to
remove frost, fog and thin ice from the
rear window, while the engine is running.
To activate the rear window defroster,
press the rear window defroster button
located in the center facia switch panel.
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Features of your vehicle
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.
OMG045100
D220200AEN
Front windshield deicer
(if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the front
windshield deicer, it will be operating at
the same time you operate the rear window defroster.
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Features of your vehicle
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
1. Fan speed control knob
2. Air intake control button
3. Mode selection knob
4. Temperature control knob
5. Air conditioning button
(if equipped)
OMG049072
D230000ANF
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Features of your vehicle
D230100AUN
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.
OMG049073N
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Features of your vehicle
MAX
A/C MAX A/C-Level (B,D)
Air is discharged through the face level
vents.
If the “MAX A/C” mode is selected, the
A/C will turn on automatically and
“Recirculation” mode will be activated.
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, 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)
Face-Level (B,D)
OMG049108
D230101ANF
Mode selection
The mode selection knob control 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.
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)
Air flow is discharged towards the face
and floor.
Floor-Level (C, 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 defroster.
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Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
Features of your vehicle
OMG049075L
Instrument panel vents
The outlet port can be opened or closed
separately using the horizontal thumbwheel. To close the vent, rotate it to the
far left 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.
OMG049076
OMG049077
D230102AFD
D230103AFD
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 air or left position for cooler air.
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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Features of your vehicle
Recirculated air position
The indicator light on the button is illuminated when the
recirculated air position is
selected.
With the recirculated air position selected, air from passenger compartment will be
drawn through the heating
system and heated or cooled
according to the function
selected.
Outside (fresh) air position
The indicator light on the button is illuminated when the
outside (fresh) air position is
selected.
With the outside (fresh) air
position selected, air enters
the vehicle from outside and
is heated or cooled according
to the function selected.
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✽ 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 the
air conditioning or heating system on. It may cause serious
harm or death due to a drop in the
oxygen level and/or body temperature.
• 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.
Features of your vehicle
System operation
D230501AUN
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.
OMG049078
OMG049079
D230104AUN
D230105AUN
Fan speed control
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position for fan operation.
The fan speed control knob allows you to
control the fan speed of the air flowing
from the ventilation system. To change
the fan speed, turn the knob to the right
for higher speed or left for lower speed.
Setting the fan speed control knob to the
“0” position turns off the fan.
Air conditioning (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.
D230502AUN
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.
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Features of your vehicle
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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D230503AMG
Air conditioning (if equipped)
All KIA Air Conditioning Systems are
filled with environmentally friendly
R-134a refrigerant which does not damage to the ozone layer.
1. Start the engine. Push the air conditioning button.
2. Set the mode to the
position.
3. Set the air intake control to the outside
air or recirculated air position.
4. 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 then set the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
✽ NOTICE
• When using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge
closely while driving up hills or in
heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause engine overheating. Continue to use the blower
fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates engine overheating.
• When opening the windows in humid
weather air conditioning may create
water droplets inside the vehicle.
Since excessive water droplets may
cause damage to electrical equipment,
air conditioning should only be run
with the windows closed.
Features of your vehicle
Air conditioning system operation tips
• If the vehicle has been parked in direct
sunlight during hot weather, open the
windows for a short time to let the hot
air inside the vehicle escape.
• To help reduce moisture inside of windows on rainy 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 if only for a few minutes to
ensure maximum system performance.
• When using the air conditioning system, you may notice clear water dripping (or even puddling) on the ground
under the passenger side of the vehicle. This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Operating the air conditioning system
in the recirculated air position provides
maximum cooling, however, continual
operation in this mode may cause the
air inside the vehicle to become stale.
• During cooling operation, you may
occasionally notice a misty air flow
because of rapid cooling and humid air
intake. This is a normal system operation characteristics.
✽ NOTICE
Outside air
Recirculated
air
Blower
Climate control
air filter
Heater core
Evaporator
core
• Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
If the car is being driven in severe
conditions such as dusty, rough roads,
more frequent climate control air filter inspections and changes are
required.
• When the air flow rate is suddenly
decreased, the system should be
checked at an authorized KIA dealer.
1LDA5047
D230300AUN
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.
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Features of your vehicle
D230400AUN
Checking the amount of air conditioner refrigerant and compressor lubricant
When the amount of refrigerant is low,
the performance of the air conditioning is
reduced. Overfilling also has a bad influence on the air conditioning system.
Therefore, if abnormal operation is
found, have the system inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer.
✽ 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)
1. Temperature control knob
2. AUTO (automatic control) button
3. Fan speed control knob
4. Mode selection button
5. OFF button
6. Front windshield defrost button
7. Rear windshield defrost button
8. Air intake control button
9. Air conditioning button
10. Display
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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;
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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2. Push the temperature control button 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 except temperature
control button. If you press the mode
selection button, air-conditioning button, defrost button, air intake control
button or fan speed button, 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.
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.
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)
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Mode selection
The mode selection button controls the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
Refer to the illustration in the “Manual climate control system”.
The air flow outlet port is converted as
follows:
Air flow is discharged towards the face and
floor.
Floor-Level (C, 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 defroster.
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, D)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
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Features of your vehicle
OMG049083
OMG049075L
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 port can be opened or closed
separately using the horizontal thumbwheel. To close the vent, rotate it to the
far left position. To open the vent, rotate it
right to the desired position.
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivered 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 all the
way to the right.
The temperature will decrease to the
minimum (Lo) by turning the knob all the
way to the left.
When turning the knob, the temperature
will increase or decrease by increments
of 0.5°C/1°F. When set to the lowest temperature setting, the air conditioning will
operate continuously.
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 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 Centigrade.
This is normal condition. You can switch
the
temperature
mode
between
Centigrade to Fahrenheit as follows;
While depressing the AUTO button,
depress the OFF button for 3 seconds or
more. The display will change from
Centigrade to Fahrenheit, or from
Fahrenheit to Centigrade.
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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 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.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
It should be noted that prolonged operation of the heating in recirculated air
position will cause fogging of the windshield and side windows and the air
within the passenger compartment will
become stale.
In addition, prolonged use of the air
conditioning with the recirculated air
position selected, will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.
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WARNING
• Continued climate control system
operation in the recirculated air
position may allow humidity to
increase inside vehicle which may
fog the glass and obscure visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with air
conditioning or heating system on.
It may cause serious harm or death
due to a drop in the oxygen level
and/or body temperature.
• Continued climate control system
operation in the reciruclated air
position can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness, and loss of vehicle
control. Set the air intake control to
the outside (fresh) air position as
much as possible while driving.
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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.
Features of your vehicle
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OMG049089
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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.
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 position ON.
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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.
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• For maximum defrosting, set the temperature control to the extreme
right/hot position and the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
• If warm air to the floor is desired while
defrosting or defogging, set the mode
to the floor-defrost position.
• Before driving, clear all snow and ice
from the windshield, rear window, outside rear view mirrors, and all side windows.
• Clear all snow and ice from the hood
and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve
heater and defroster efficiency and to
reduce the probability of fogging up
inside of the windshield.
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Manual climate control system
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To defog inside windshield
1. Select any fan speed except “0” position.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Select the
or
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically.
If the air-conditioning and outside (fresh)
air position are not selected automatically, press the corresponding button manually.
Features of your vehicle
OMG049091N
D250102AFD
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. Select the
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be selected automatically.
OMG049092N
Automatic climate control system
D250201AMG-EU
To defog inside windshield
1. Select desired fan speed.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Press the defrost button (
).
4. The air-conditioning will be turned on
according to the detected ambient
temperature, outside (fresh) air position and higher fan speed will be
selected automatically.
If the air-conditioning, outside (fresh) air
position and higher fan speed are not
selected automatically, adjust the corresponding button or knob manually.
If the
position is selected, lower fan
speed is switched to higher fan speed.
OMG049093N
D250202AMG-EU
To defrost outside windshield
1. Set fan speed to the highest position.
2. Set temperature to the extreme hot
(HI) position.
3. Press the defrost button (
).
4. The air-conditioning will be turned on
according to the detected ambient
temperature and outside (fresh) air
position will be selected automatically.
If the
position is selected, lower fan
speed is switched to higher fan speed.
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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
or air conditioning are controlled automatically according to certain conditions
such as
or
position. To cancel or
return the defogging logic, do the followings.
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Manual climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Turn the fan speed control knob to the
“OFF” position.
3. Turn the mode selection knob to the
defrost position (
).
4. 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 is reset to the default defog logic
status.
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OMG049110N
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If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it is reset to the default defog
logic status.
Features of your vehicle
STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
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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
compartments.
• 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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OMG035081
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D270200AMG
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 on the lever.
The glove box can be locked and
unlocked with a key (1) (if equipped).
To open the glove box, pull the handle (2)
and the glove box will automatically open
(3). 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.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
OMG035082
D270300AUN
• 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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D270400ANF
Sunglass holder
Multi box
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.
To open the cover, push the button. It can
be used for storing small items.
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Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR FEATURES
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.
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 open the cover, press the cover and it
will slowly open.
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.
OMG035084
D280200ANF
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.
To open the cover, push the cover and it
will slowly open. To clean the ashtray, the
plastic receptacle should be removed by
lifting the plastic ash receptacle upward
and pulling it out.
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Features of your vehicle
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Front
Cup holder
WARNING - Hot liquids
• Do not place uncovered cups of
hot liquid in the cup holder while
the vehicle is in motion. If the hot
liquid spills, you could be burned.
Such a burn to the driver could
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.
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Rear
OMG049103L
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Sunvisor
HNF2185
Front
Cups or small beverage cans may be
placed in the cup holders.
Rear (if equipped)
To open the cover, pull the cover.
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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).
Features of your vehicle
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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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.
• 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.
WARNING
Do not put a finger or a foreign element (pin, etc.) into a power outlet
and do not touch with a wet hand.
You may get an electric shock.
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Features of your vehicle
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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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Digital clock
WARNING
Do not adjust the clock while driving. You may lose your steering
control and cause an accident that
results in severe personal injury or
death.
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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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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Minute (3)
Pressing the M button with your finger, a
pencil or similar object will advance the
time displayed by one minute.
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Display conversion
To change the 12 hour format to the 24
hour format, press the R button until the
display blinks.
For example, if the R button is pressed
while the time is 10:15 p.m., the display
will be changed to 22:15.
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Clothes hanger (if equipped)
CAUTION
Do not hang heavy clothes, since
those may damage the hook.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Type A
When using a portable audio device
connected to the power outlet, noise may
occur during playback. If this happens,
use the power source of the portable
audio device.
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OMG035016
Type B
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Rear window blind (if equipped)
Use the rear window blind to shield the
rear seats from direct sunlight through
the rear window.
To use the rear window blind, grasp the
tab (1) on the end of the blind and carefully pull it up to hook (2).
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WARNING
Be sure to lower the rear window
blind when the vehicle is in motion.
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Aux, USB and iPod port
If your vehicle has an aux and/or
USB(universal serial bus) port or iPod
port, you can use an aux port to connect
audio devices and a USB port to plug in
a USB, and an iPod port to plug in an
iPod.
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Features of your vehicle
AUDIO SYSTEM
CAUTION
• Do not clean the inside of the rear
window glass with a cleaner or
scraper to remove foreign
deposits as this may cause damage to the antenna elements.
• Avoid adding metallic coatings
such as Ni, Cd, and so on. These
can disturb receiving AM and FM
broadcast signals.
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OMG045081C
Antenna
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D300102ABH
Audio remote control
(if equipped)
Glass antenna (if equipped)
When the radio power switch is turned on
while the ignition key is in either the “ON”
or “ACC” position, your car will receive
both AM and FM broadcast signals
through the antenna in the rear window
glass.
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The steering wheel audio remote control
button is installed to promote safe driving.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
Do not operate audio remote control buttons simultaneously.
VOL (▲/▼)
• Press the up button (▲) to increase
volume.
• Press the down button (▼) to decease
volume.
MODE
Press the button to select Radio, USB (if
equipped) or CD (compact disc).
SEEK (▲/▼)
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.
If the SEEK button is pressed for less
than 0.8 second, it will work as follows in
each mode.
RADIO mode
It will function as the PRESET STATION
select buttons.
CDP mode
It will function as the FF/REW button.
CDP mode
It will function as the TRACK UP/DOWN
button.
CDC mode
It will function as the DISC 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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Features of your vehicle
FM reception
AM reception
FM radio station
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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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JBM003
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:
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.
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CAUTION
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JBM005
• 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.
• 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.
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Features of your vehicle
Care of discs
• 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
files without permission. Use CDs that
are created only by lawful means.
• Do not apply volatile agents such as
benzene and thinner, normal cleaners
and magnetic sprays made for analogue discs 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 nothing 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 depending upon manufacturing companies or processes 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
RADIO, SET UP, VOLUME, AUDIO CONTROL(PA710S, USA MODEL)
1. Power ON/OFF Button & Volume Control
Knob
2. FM/AM Selection Button
3. Automatic Channel Selection Button
4. Preset Button
5. SETUP Button
6. Manual Channel Selection & Sound
Quality Control Knob
7. SCAN Button
A-200MGL
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Features of your vehicle
RADIO, SET UP, VOLUME, AUDIO CONTROL(PA760S, USA MODEL)
1. Power ON/OFF Button & Volume Control
Knob
2. FM/AM Selection Button
3. Automatic Channel Selection Button
4. Preset Button
5. SETUP Button
6. Manual Channel Selection & Sound
Quality Control Knob
7. SCAN Button
A-300MGL
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Features of your vehicle
1. Power ON/OFF Button &
Volume Control Knob
4. Preset Button
Turns the set on/off when the IGNITION
SWITH is on ACC or ON. If the button is
turned to the right, it increases the volume and left,decreases the volume.
Push [1]~[6] buttons less than 0.8 second to play the channel saved in each
button. Push Preset button for 0.8 second or longer to save current channel to
the respective button with a beep.
2. FM/AM Selection Button
5. SETUP Button
Turns to FM or AM mode, and toggles in
the order of FM1 ➟ FM2 ➟ AM ➟ FM1...
when the button is pressed each time.
• USA MODEL(PA710S ONLY)
Press this button to turn to the SIRIUS,
TEXT SCROLL and SDVC adjustment
mode. If no action is taken for 5 seconds
after pressing the button, it will return to
the play mode.(After entering SETUP
mode, move between items using the
left, right and PUSH functions of the
[TUNE] button.)
The setup item changes from TEXT
SCROLL ↔ SDVC ↔ SAT ↔ RETURN...
3. Automatic Channel Selection
Button
• When the [SEEK
] button is pressed,
it increases the band frequency to automatically select a channel. Stops at the
previous frequency if no channel is
found.
• When the [TRACK
] button is pressed, it reduces the band frequency to
automatically select a channel. Stops at
the previous frequency if no channel is
found.
• USA MODEL
Press this button to turn to the TEXT
SCROLL and SDVC adjustment mode. If
no action is taken for 5 seconds after
pressing the button, it will return to the
play mode.(After entering SETUP mode,
move between items using the left, right
and PUSH functions of the [TUNE] button.)
The setup item changes from TEXT
SCROLL ↔ SDVC ↔ RETURN...
6. Manual Channel Selection &
Sound Quality Control Knob
Turn this control while listening to a radio
channel to manually adjust frequency.
Turn clockwise to increase frequency and
counterclockwise to reduce frequency.
Pressing the button changes the BASS,
MIDDLE, TREBLE, FADER and BALANCE TUNE mode. The mode selected
is shown on the display. After selecting
each mode, rotate the Audio control knob
clockwise or counterclockwise.
BASS Control
To increase the BASS, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the BASS,
rotate the knob counterclockwise.
MIDDLE Control
To increase the MIDDLE, rotate the knob
clockwise, while to decrease the MIDDLE, rotate the knob counterclockwise.
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 turned counterclockwise, front speaker sound will be emphasized(rear speaker sound will be attenuated).
BALANCE Control
Rotate the knob clockwise to emphasize
right speaker sound(left speaker sound
will be attenuated). When the control
knob is turned counter clockwise, left
speaker sound will be emphasized(right
speaker sound will be attenuated).
7. SCAN Button
If this button is pressed, the frequencies
will become increased and receive the
corresponding broadcasts. This function
will play the frequencies for 5 seconds
each and find other broadcasts as the
frequency increases. Press the button
again when desiring to continue listening
to the currently playing broadcast.
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Features of your vehicle
CDP, AUX(PA710S, USA MODEL)
1. CD Loading Slot
2. CD Eject Button
3. INFO Button
4. Automatic Track Selection Button
5. RANDOM Play Button
6. REPEAT Button
7. CD Selection Button
8. CD Indicator
9. FOLDER Moving Button
10. SEARCH Knob & ENTER Button
11. SCAN Play Button
12. AUX Selection Button
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Features of your vehicle
CDC, AUX(PA760S, USA MODEL)
1. CD Loading Slot
2. CD Eject Button
3. INFO Button
4. Automatic Track Selection Button
5. RANDOM Play Button
6. REPEAT Button
7. CD Selection Button
9. FOLDER Moving Button
10. SEARCH Knob & ENTER Button
11. SCAN Play Button
12. AUX Selection Button
13. DISC Selection Button
14. CD LOAD Button
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Features of your vehicle
1. CD Loading Slot
Please face printed side upward and gently push in. When the ignition switch is on
ACC or ON and power is off, power is
automatically turned on if the CD is
loaded. This CDP supports only 12cm CD.
If a VCD, Data CD are loaded, "Reading
Error" message will appear and CD will be
ejected.
2. CD Eject Button
Push
button for less than 0.8 second
to eject the CD during CD playback. This
button is enabled when ignition switch is
off.
• ALL EJECT(CDC Only)
Press this button for more than 0.8 second to eject all discs inside the deck in
respective order.
3. INFO Button
Displays the information of the current
CD TRACK(FILE) as below when the
button is pressed each time.
• CDDA : DISC TITLE ➟ DISC ARTIST ➟
TRACK TITLE ➟ TRACK ARTIST➟
TOTAL TRACK...
• MP3/WMA : FILE NAME ➟ TITLE ➟
ARTIST ➟ ALBUME ➟ FOLDER NAME
➟ TOTAL FILE... (not displayed if the
information is not available on the
DISC.)
4. Automatic Track Selection
Button
• Push [TRACK
] button for less than
0.8 second to play from the beginning
of current song.
• Push [TRACK
] button for less than
0.8 second and press again within 1
second to play the previous song.
• Push [TRACK
] button for 0.8 second or longer to initiate reverse direction high speed sound search of current
song.
• Push [SEEK
] button for less than
0.8 second to play the next song.
• Push [SEEK
] button for 0.8 second
or longer to initiate high speed sound
search of current song.
5. RANDOM Play Button
Press this button for less than 0.8 second
to activate ‘RDM’ mode and more than
0.8 second to activate ‘ALL RDM’ mode.
• RDM : Only files/tracks in a folder/disc
are played back in a random sequence.
• ALL RDM(MP3/WMA Only) : All files in
a disc are played back in the random
sequence.
6. REPEAT Button
Press this button for less than 0.8 second
to activate ‘RPT’ mode and more than 0.8
second to activate ‘FLD RPT’ mode.
• RPT : Only a track(file) is repeatedly
played back.
• FLD RPT(MP3/WMA Only) : Only files
in a folder are repeatedly played back.
7. CD Selection Button
• CD Selection Button
If the CD is loaded, turns to CD mode. If
no CD, it displays "No Disc" for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode.
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8. CD Indicator(CDP Only)
11. SCAN Play Button
When the ignition switch is in ACC or ON
and if the CD is loaded, this indicator is
lighted. If the CD is ejected the light is
turned off.
Plays first 10 seconds of each song in
the DISC. To cancel the mode, press the
button once again.
12. AUX Selection Button
9. FOLDER Moving Button
• Moves [FOLDER
] button child folder
of the current folder and displays the
first song in the folder. Press TUNE/
ENTER knob to move to the folder displayed. It will play the first song in the
folder.
• Moves [CAT
], [PTY
],
[FOLDER
] button parent folder and
displays the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed.
If the auxiliary device is connected, it
turns to AUX mode from the other mode
to play the sound from the auxiliary player. If no auxiliary device is connected, it
displays "NO Media" for 3 seconds and
returns to the previous mode.
13. DISC Selection Button
• [DISC
] Change button
Changes disc to the previous disc.
• [DISC
] Change button
Changes disc to the next disc.
10. SEARCH Knob & ENTER
Button
14. CD LOAD Button
Turn this button clockwise to display the
songs next to the currently played song.
Turn the button counterclockwise to display the songs before the currently
played song. Press the button to skip and
play the selected song.
Push [LOAD] button to load CDs to available CDC deck (from 1~6). Push [LOAD]
button for more than 2 seconds to load
into all available decks. The last CD will
play. 10 seconds idle status will disable
loading process.
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CAUTION IN USING
USB DEVICE
• To use an external USB device,
make sure the device is not
mounted when starting up the
vehicle and mount the device
after starting up.
• If you start the vehicle when the
USB device is mounted, it may
damage the USB device. (USB is
not ESA)
• If the vehicle is started up or
turned off while the external USB
device is connected, the external
USB device may not work.
• It may not play inauthentic MP3 or
WMA files.
1) It can only play MP3 files with
the compression rate between
8Kbps~320Kbps.
2) It can only play WMA music
files with the compression rate
between 8Kbps~320Kbps.
• Take cautions for static electricity
when mounting or dismounting
the external USB device.
• An encoded MP3 PLAYER is not
recognizable.
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• Depending on the condition of
the external USB device, the connected external USB device can
be unrecognizable.
• When the formatted byte/sector
setting of External USB devices is
not either 512BYTE or 2048BYTE,
then the device will not be recognized.
• Use only a USB device formatted
to FAT 12/16/32.
• USB devices without USB IF
authentication may not be recognizable.
• Make sure the USB connection
terminal does not come in contact
with a human body or any object.
• If you repeat mounting or dismounting USB device in a short
period of time, it may break the
device.
• You might hear a strange noise
when mounting or dismounting a
USB device.
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• If you dismount the external USB
device during playback in USB
mode, the external USB device can
be damaged or malfunction.
Therefore, mount the external USB
device when the engine is turned
off or in another mode.
• Depending on the type and capacity of the external USB device or
the type of the files stored in the
device, there is a difference in the
time taken for recognition of the
device, but this is not an indicator
of trouble and you only have to
wait.
• Do not use the USB device for other
purposes than playing music files.
• Use of USB accessories such as
recharger or heater using USB I/F
may lower performance or cause
trouble.
• If you use devices such as a USB
hub you purchased separately,
the vehicle’s audio system may
not recognize the USB device.
Connect the USB device directly
to the multimedia terminal of the
vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
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• If USB device is divided by logical
drives, only the music files on the
highest-priority drive are recognized by car audio.
• Devices such as MP3 Player/
Cellular phone/Digital camera
those are not recognizable by
standard USB I/F can be unrecognizable.
• USB devices other than standardized goods (METAL COVER TYPE
USB) can be unrecognizable.
• USB flash memory reader (such
as CF, SD, microSD, etc.) or external-HDD type devices can be
unrecognizable.
• Music files protected by DRM
(DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT)
are not recognizalbe.
• The data in the USB memory may
lost while using this AUDIO, It is
recommeded to back up important data on a personal.
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• Please avoid using USB memory
products which can be used as
key chains or cellular phone
accessories as they could cause
damage to the USB jack. Please
make certain only to use plug
type connector products as
shown below.
Features of your vehicle
USING USB(PA710S, USA MODEL)
1. INFO Selection Button
2. TRACK Moving Button
3. RANDOM Playback Button
4. REPEAT Button
5. USB Selection Button
6. FOLDER Moving Button
7. SEARCH Knob & ENTER Button
8. SCAN Selection Button
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Features of your vehicle
USING USB(PA760S, USA MODEL)
1. INFO Selection Button
2. TRACK Moving Button
3. RANDOM Playback Button
4. REPEAT Button
5. USB Selection Button
6. FOLDER Moving Button
7. SEARCH Knob & ENTER Button
8. SCAN Selection Button
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Features of your vehicle
1. INFO Selection Button
3. RANDOM Playback Button
6. FOLDER Moving Button
Displays the information of the file currently played in the order of FILE NAME
➟ TITLE ➟ ARTIST ➟ ALBUM ➟ FOLDER ➟ TOTAL FILE ➟ NORMAL DISPLAY
➟ FILE NAME ➟... (Displays no information if the file has no song information.)
Press this button for less than 0.8 second
to activate 'RDM' mode and more than
0.8 second to activate 'ALL RDM' mode.
• RDM : Only files in a folder are played
back in a random sequence.
• ALL RDM : All files in a USB memory are
played back in the random sequence.
• Moves [FOLDER
] button sub folder
of the current folder and displays the
first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed. It will play the first
song in the folder.
• Moves [CAT
] button main folder and
displays the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed.
2. TRACK Moving Button
• Press the [TRACK
] button for less
than 0.8 second to play from the beginning of the song currently played. Press
the button for less than 0.8 second and
press it again within 1 second to move
and play the previous track. Press the
button for 0.8 second or longer to play
the song in reverse direction in fast
speed.
• Press the [SEEK
] button for less
than 0.8 second to move to the nexttrack. Press the button for 0.8 second or
longer to play the song in forward direction in fast speed.
4. REPEAT Button
Press this button for less than 0.8 second
to activate 'RPT' mode and more than
0.8 second to activate 'FLD RPT' mode.
• RPT : Only a file is repeatedly played
back.
• FLD RPT : Only files in a folder are
repeatedly played back.
5. USB Selection Button
If USB is connected, it switches to the
USB mode from the other mode to play
the song files stored in the USB.
If no CD and auxiliary device is not connected, it displays "NO Media" for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode.
7. SEARCH Button & ENTER
Button
Turn this button clockwise to display the
songs next to the currently played song.
Turn the button counterclockwise to display the songs before the currently
played song.
Press the button to skip and play the
selected song.
8. SCAN Selection Button
Plays 10 seconds of each song in the
USB device.
Press the button once again to cancel
scanning.
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Features of your vehicle
RUNNING iPod ®(PA710S, USA MODEL)
1. INFO Selection Button
2. TRACK Moving Button
3. RANDOM Playback Button
4. REPEAT Button
5. iPod Selection Button
6. CATEGORY Selection Button
7. SEARCH Knob & ENTER Button
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iPod ® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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Features of your vehicle
RUNNING iPod ®(PA760S, USA MODEL)
1. INFO Selection Button
2. TRACK Moving Button
3. RANDOM Playback Button
4. REPEAT Button
5. iPod Selection Button
6. CATEGORY Selection Button
7. SEARCH Knob & ENTER Button
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iPod ®
is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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Features of your vehicle
In case the iPod exclusive cable is connected to the multiple terminal inside the
consol on the right hand side of the driver's seat. When the iPod is connected,
the 'iPod' icon will be displayed on the top
left corner of the display screen.
1. INFO Selection Button
Displays the information of the file currently played in the order of TITLE ➟
ARTIST ➟ ALBUM ➟ NORMAL DISPLAY
➟ TITLE ➟... (Displays no information if
the file has no song information.)
3. RANDOM Playback Button
Press the button for less than 0.8 second
to activate or deactivate the random playback of the songs within the current category. Press the button for longer than
0.8 second to randomly play all songs in
the entire album of the iPod.
Press the button once again to cancel
the mode.
4. REPEAT Button
Repeats the song currently played.
2. TRACK Moving Button
5. iPod Selection Button
• Press the [TRACK
] button for less
than 0.8 second to play from the beginning of the song currently played. Press
the button for less than 0.8 second and
press it again within 1 second to move
and play the previous track. Press the
button for 0.8 second or longer to play
the song in reverse direction in fast
speed.
• Press the [SEEK
] button for less
than 0.8 second to move to the next
track. Press the button for 0.8 second or
longer to play the song in forward direction in fast speed.
If iPod is connected, it switches to the
iPod mode from the CD mode to play the
song files stored in the iPod. If no CD and
auxiliary device is not connected, it displays "NO Media" for 3 seconds and
returns to the previous mode.
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6. CATEGORY Selection Button
Moves to the upper category from currentlyplayed category of the iPod.
To move to(play) the category(song) displayed, press MENU(preset6). You will be
able to search through the lower category of the selected category.
The order of iPod's category is SONG,
ALBUMS, ARTISTS, GENRES, and iPod.
7. SEARCH Knob & ENTER
Button
When you turn the button clockwise, it
will display the songs(category) next to
the song currently played(category in the
same level).
Also, when you turn the button counterclockwise, it will display the songs(category) before the song currently played(category in the same level).
If you want to listen to the song displayed
in the song category, press the button,
then it will skip to the selected song and
play.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE FOR USING iPod
DEVICE
• Some iPod models might not support the communication protocol
and the files will not be played.
(iPod models supported: Mini, 4G,
Photo, Nano, 5G)
• The order of search or playback of
songs in the iPod can be different
from the order searched in the
audio system.
• If the iPod crashes due to its own
trouble, reset the iPod. (Reset:
Refer to iPod manual)
• An iPod may not operate normally
on low battery.
CAUTION IN USING
iPod DEVICE
• You need the power cable exclusive for an iPod in order to operate an iPod with the buttons on
the audio system. The PC cable
provided by Apple may cause a
malfunction and do not use it for
vehicle use.
• When connecting the device with
an iPod cable, push in the jack
fully to not to interfere with communication.
• When adjusting the sound effects
of an iPod and the audio system,
the sound effects of both devices
will overlap and might reduce or
distort the quality of the sound.
• Deactivate (turn off) the equalizer
function of an iPod when adjusting the audio system’s volume,
and turn off the equalizer of the
audio system when using the
equalizer of an iPod.
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• When the iPod cable is connected,
the system can be switched to the
AUX mode even without the iPod
device and can cause noise.
Disconnect the iPod cable when
you are not using the iPod device.
• When the iPod is not used for the
audio system, the iPod cable has
to be separate from iPod devies.
Origin display of iPod may not be
displayed.
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Features of your vehicle
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO(PA710S, USA MODEL)
1. SATELLITE RADIO Selection Button
2. Channel Selection Button
3. Preset Selection Button
4. SCAN Button
5. TUNE Knob and ENTER Button
6. CAT/FOLDER Button
7. INFO Selection Button
8. SETUP Button
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Features of your vehicle
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO(PA760S, USA MODEL)
1. SATELLITE RADIO Selection Button
2. Channel Selection Button
3. Preset Selection Button
4. SCAN Button
5. TUNE Knob and ENTER Button
6. CAT/FOLDER Button
7. INFO Selection Button
8. SETUP Button
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Features of your vehicle
How to Use SIRIUS Satellite
Radio
Your Kia vehicle is equipped with 3 months
complimentary period of SIRIUS Satellite
Radio so you have access to over 130
channels of music, information, and entertainment programming.
Activation
In order to extend or reactivate your subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you
will need to contact SIRIUS Customer
Care at 888-539-7474. Have your 12 digit
SID (Sirius Identification Number)/ESN
(Electronic Serial Number) ready. To
retrieve the SID/ESN, turn on the radio,
press the [SAT] button and tune to channel zero. Please note that the vehicle will
need to be turned on, in Sirius mode, and
have an unobstructed view of the sky in
order for the radio to receive the activation signal.
1. SATELLITE RADIO Selection
Button(SIRIUS Satellite Radio)
Press the [SAT] button to switch to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. It cycles through the
different bands as noted below.
SAT1 ➟ SAT2 ➟ SAT3 ➟ SAT1 ➟...
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2. Channel Selection Button
• Press [TRACK
] or [SEEK
] button for less than 0.8 second to select
previous or next channel.
• Press [TRACK
] or [SEEK
] button for 0.8 second or longer to continuously move to previous or next channel.
• If "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed at the
top of the screen, channel up/down is
done through the channels within current category.
3. Preset Selection Button
• Push [1]~[6] buttons less than 0.8 second to play the channel saved in each
button.
• Hold down the preset button for 0.8
second or longer to save current channel. An audible beep will play to confirm
the preset is stored.
4. SCAN Button
• When the button is pressed, it automatically scans the radio stations upwards.
• The SCAN feature steps through each
channel, starting from the initial channel, for ten seconds.
• Press the [SCAN] button again to stop
the scan feature and to listen to the currently selected channel.
• if "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed at the
top of the screen, channel changing is
done through the channels in current
category.
5. TUNE Knob and ENTER Button
While listening to SIRIUS broadcast,
rotate this knob to the right or left to
search other channels while listening to
current channels and push this knob to
select what you want to listen to.
(Turn to the right to search higher channels and left lower channels)
6. CAT/FOLDER Button
• Press [CAT
] or [FOLDER
] button
to enter the Category List Mode, it displays cateogry items and highlights the
category that currently tuned channel
belongs to.
• On Category List Mode, press these
buttons to navigate category list.
• Press [ENTER] Button to select the
lowest channel in highlighted category.
• If channel is selected by selecting category "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed at
the top of the screen.
Features of your vehicle
7. INFO Selection Button
✽ Troubleshooting
Displays the information of the channel
currently played by in the order of Artist/
Song title ➟ Category/Channel name ➟
Composer(if available) ➟ Artist/Song title ➟
Category/Channel name ➟... (ART/TITLE
Selection)
Displays the information of the channel
currently played by in the order of
Category/Channel name ➟ Artist/Song
title ➟ Composer(if available) ➟ Category
/Channel name ➟ Artist/Song title ➟...
(CAT/CH Selection) (If there is no information of COMPOSER NAME, it returns
to main display.)
1. Antenna Error
If this message is displayed, the antenna or antenna cable is broken or
unplugged. Please consult with your
Kia dealership.
2. Acquiring Signal
If this message is displayed, it means
that the antenna is covered and that
the SIRIUS Satellite Radio signal is
not available. Ensure the antenna is
uncovered and has a clear view of the
sky.
8. SETUP Button
Press this button to adjust to the SCROLL,
SDVC, SIRIUS and adjustment mode.
If no action is taken for 5 seconds after
pressing the button, it will return to the previous radio mode.(After entering SETUP
mode, move between items using the
left,right and PUSH functions of the TUNE
button.)
The setup item changes from SCROLL ➟
SDVC ➟ SIRIUS ➟ SCROLL ➟...
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Before driving / 5-3
Key / 5-4
Starting the engine / 5-6
Manual transaxle / 5-7
Automatic transaxle / 5-10
Brake system / 5-16
Cruise control system / 5-26
Economical operation / 5-30
Special driving conditions / 5-32
Winter driving / 5-36
Driving your vehicle
Trailer Towing / 5-40
Vehicle load limit / 5-47
Vehicle weight / 5-52
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Driving your vehicle
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WARNING - ENGINE EXHAUST CAN BE DANGEROUS!
Engine exhaust fumes can be extremely dangerous. If, at any time, you smell exhaust fumes inside the vehicle, open the windows immediately.
• Do not inhale exhaust fumes.
Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.
• Be sure the exhaust system does not leak.
The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear
a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the car, have the
exhaust system checked as soon as possible by an authorized KIA dealer.
• Do not run the engine in an enclosed area.
Letting the engine idle in your garage, even with the garage door open, is a hazardous practice. Never run the engine in your
garage any longer than it takes to start the engine and back the car out.
• Avoid idling the engine for prolonged periods with people inside the car.
If it is necessary to idle the engine for a prolonged period with people inside the car, be sure to do so only in an open area
with the air intake set at "Fresh" and fan operating at one of the higher speeds so fresh air is drawn into the interior.
If you must drive with the trunk lid 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
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine exhaust and a wide variety
of automobile components and
parts, including components found
in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects and
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles
and certain products of component
wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
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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.
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KEY
WARNING
Always check the surrounding
areas near your vehicle for people,
especially children, before putting a
car into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).
WARNING
When you intend to park or stop the
vehicle with the engine on, be careful not to depress the accelerator
pedal for a long period of time. It
may overheat the engine or exhaust
system and cause fire.
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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Illuminated ignition switch
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 30 seconds when the door is closed.
Driving your vehicle
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ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel is unlocked and electrical accessories are operative.
✽ NOTICE
If difficulty is experienced in turning the
ignition switch to the ACC position, turn
the key while turning the steering wheel
right and left to release the tension.
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Ignition switch position
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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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ON
The warning lights can be checked
before the engine is started. This is the
normal running position after the engine
is started.
Do not leave the ignition switch ON if the
engine is not running to prevent battery
discharge.
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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.
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WARNING - Ignition
switch
• Never turn the ignition switch to
LOCK or ACC while the vehicle is
moving. This would result in loss
of directional control and braking
function, which could cause an
accident.
• The anti-theft steering column lock
is not a substitute for the parking
brake. Before leaving the driver’s
seat, always make sure the shift
lever is engaged in P (Park) set the
parking brake fully and shut the
engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur
if these precautions are not taken.
• 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 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.
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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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MANUAL TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
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Manual transaxle operation
The manual transaxle has 5 forward
gears.
This shift pattern is imprinted on the shift
knob. The transaxle is fully synchronized
in all forward gears so shifting to either a
higher or a lower gear is easily accomplished.
Press the clutch pedal down fully while
shifting, then release it slowly.
The gearshift lever must be returned to
the neutral position before shifting into R
(Reverse). The ring located immediately
below the shift knob must be pulled
upward while moving the shift lever to the
R position.
Make sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before shifting into R (Reverse).
Never operate the engine with the
tachometer (rpm) in the red zone.
The shift lever can be moved without pulling the ring (1).
The ring (1) must be pulled up while moving the shift lever.
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CAUTION
• When downshifting from fifth
gear to fourth gear, caution
should be taken not to inadvertently press the gear shift lever
sideways in such a manner that
second gear is engaged. Such a
drastic downshift may cause the
engine speed to increase to the
point that the tachometer will
enter the red-zone. Such overrevving of the engine may possibly cause engine damage.
• Do not downshift more than 2
gears or downshift the gear when
the engine is running at high
speed (5,000 RPM or higher).
Such a downshifting may damage
the engine.
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• During cold weather, shifting may be
difficult until the transaxle lubricant has
warmed up. This is normal and not
harmful to the transaxle.
• If you've come to a complete stop and
it's hard to shift into 1st or R(Reverse),
put the shift lever in N(Neutral) position
and release the clutch. Press the
clutch pedal back down, and then shift
into 1st or R(Reverse) gear position.
CAUTION
• To avoid premature clutch wear
and damage, do not drive with
your foot resting on the clutch
pedal. Also, don’t use the clutch
to hold the vehicle stopped on an
uphill grade, while waiting for a
traffic light, etc.
• Do not use the shift lever as a
handrest during driving, as this
can result in premature wear of
the transaxle shift forks.
WARNING
• Before leaving the driver’s seat,
always set the parking brake fully
and shut the engine off. Then
make sure the transaxle is shifted
into 1st gear when the vehicle is
parked on a level or uphill grade,
and shifted into R (Reverse) on a
downhill grade. Unexpected and
sudden vehicle movement can
occur if these precautions are not
followed in the order identified.
• If your vehicle has a manual
transaxle not equipped with a
ignition lock switch, it may move
and cause a serious accident
when starting the engine without
depressing the clutch pedal while
the parking brake is released and
the shift lever not in the
N(Neutral) position.
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Using the clutch
The clutch should be pressed all the way
to the floor before shifting, then released
slowly. The clutch pedal should always be
fully released while driving. Do not rest
your foot on the clutch pedal while driving. This can cause unnecessary wear.
Do not partially engage the clutch to hold
the car on an incline. This causes unnecessary wear. Use the foot brake or parking brake to hold the car on an incline. Do
not operate the clutch pedal rapidly and
repeatedly.
Good driving practices
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Downshifting
When you must slow down in heavy traffic or while driving up steep hills, downshift before the engine starts to labor.
Downshifting reduces the chance of
stalling and gives better acceleration
when you again need to increase your
speed. When the vehicle is traveling
down steep hills, downshifting helps
maintain safe speed and prolongs brake
life.
• Never take the car out of gear and
coast down a hill. This is extremely
hazardous. Always leave the car in
gear.
• Don't "ride" the brakes. This can cause
them to overheat and malfunction.
Instead, when you are driving down a
long hill, slow down and shift to a lower
gear. When you do this, engine braking
will help slow the car.
• Slow down before shifting to a lower
gear. This will help avoid over-revving
the engine, which can cause damage.
• Slow down when you encounter cross
winds. This gives you much better control of your car.
• Be sure the car is completely stopped
before you attempt to shift into reverse.
The transaxle can be damaged if you
do not. To shift into reverse, depress
the clutch, move the shift lever to neutral, wait three seconds, then shift to
the reverse position.
• Exercise extreme caution when driving
on a slippery surface. Be especially
careful when braking, accelerating or
shifting gears. On a slippery surface,
an abrupt change in vehicle speed can
cause the drive wheels to lose traction
and the vehicle to go out of control.
WARNING
• Always buckle-up! In a collision,
an unbelted occupant is significantly more likely to be seriously
injured or killed than a properly
belted occupant.
• Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.
• Do not make quick steering
wheel movements, such as sharp
lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
• The risk of rollover is greatly
increased if you lose control of
your vehicle at highway speeds.
• Loss of control often occurs if
two or more wheels drop off the
roadway and the driver oversteers to reenter the roadway.
• In the event your vehicle leaves
the roadway, do not steer sharply.
Instead, slow down before pulling
back into the travel lanes.
• Never exceed posted speed limits.
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AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
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Automatic transaxle operation
The highly efficient automatic transaxle
has 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.
✽ NOTICE
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, if your vehicle is equipped shift lock system.
The shift lever can be moved 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
putting 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.
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 upgrade, do
not hold the vehicle stationary
with engine power. Use the service brake or the parking brake.
• Do not shift from N (Neutral) or P
(Park) into D (Drive), or R
(Reverse) when the engine is
above idle speed.
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Transaxle ranges
The indicator lights 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.
• 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.
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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 manual.
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.
+ (UP)
D (Drive)
This is the normal forward driving position. The transaxle will automatically shift
through a 5-gear sequence, providing the
best fuel economy and power.
Bring the car to a complete stop before
shifting the selector to “D” position.
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.
Sports mode
- (DOWN)
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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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Up (+)
: Push the lever forward once to
shift up one gear.
Down (-) : Pull the lever backwards once
to shift down one gear.
SKIP
: By rapidly moving the shift
lever forward or backward
twice, it is possible to skip one
gear, i.e. 1st to 3rd or 3rd to
1st .
✽ NOTICE
• In sports mode, the driver must execute upshifts in accordance with road
conditions, taking care to keep the
engine speed below the red zone.
• In sports mode, only the 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.
• By rapidly moving the shift lever
backwards (-) twice it is possible to
skip one gear, i.e., 3rd to 1st, 4th to
2nd or 5th to 3rd. Since sudden engine
braking and/or rapid acceleration can
cause a loss of traction, however,
downshifts must be made carefully in
accordance with the vehicle's speed.
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Shift lock system (if equipped)
For your safety, the automatic transaxle
has a shift lock system which prevents
shifting the transaxle out of P (Park)
unless the brake pedal is depressed.
To shift the transaxle out of P (Park):
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine or turn the ignition
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.
WARNING
Always fully depress the brake
pedal before and while shifting out
of the P (Park) position into another position to avoid inadvertent
motion of the vehicle which could
injure persons in or around the car.
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Shift-lock override
If the shift lever cannot be moved from
the P (Park) position with the brake pedal
depressed, continue depressing the
brake, then do the following:
1. Press the shift-lock release button (1).
2. Move the shift lever.
3. Have your vehicle inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer immediately.
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Ignition key interlock system
(if equipped)
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.
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" when the vehicle is in motion.
• Be sure the car is completely stopped
before you attempt to shift into R
(Reverse) or D (Drive).
• 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.
• Always use the parking brake. Do not
depend on placing the transaxle in P
(Park) to keep the car from moving.
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• Exercise extreme caution when driving
on a slippery surface. Be especially
careful when braking, accelerating or
shifting gears. On a slippery surface,
an abrupt change in vehicle speed can
cause the drive wheels to lose traction
and the vehicle to go out of control.
• Optimum vehicle performance and
economy is obtained by smoothly
depressing and releasing the accelerator pedal.
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• 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.
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.
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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.
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Moving up a steep grade from a standing start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift
the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the
appropriate gear depending on load
weight and steepness of the grade, and
release the parking brake. Depress the
accelerator gradually while releasing the
service brakes.
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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BRAKE SYSTEM
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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 safely slow down;
the vehicle may also pull to one
side when the brakes are applied.
Applying the brakes lightly will
indicate whether they have been
affected in this way. Always test
your brakes in this fashion after
driving through deep water. To
dry the brakes, apply them lightly
while maintaining a safe forward
speed until brake performance
returns to normal.
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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Parking brake
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Applying the parking brake
To engage the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and then without pressing
the release button in, pull the parking
brake lever up as far as possible. In addition it is recommended that when parking
the vehicle on a gradient, the shift lever
should be positioned in the appropriate
low gear on manual transaxle vehicles or
in the P (Park) position on automatic
transaxle vehicles.
CAUTION
Driving with the parking brake
applied will cause excessive brake
pad and brake rotor wear.
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WARNING
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Releasing the parking brake
To release the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and pull up the parking
brake lever slightly. Secondly depress the
release button (1) and lower the parking
brake lever (2) while holding the button.
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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 1st (First) gear or R
(Reverse) for manual transaxle
equipped vehicles and in P (Park)
for automatic transaxle equipped
vehicles.
• Never allow anyone who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch
the parking brake. If the parking
brake is released unintentionally,
serious injury may occur.
• All vehicles should always have
the parking brake fully engaged
when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the 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.
• With tire chains installed.
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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)
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 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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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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ESC OFF usage
When driving
• ESC should be 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 the ESC OFF button while
ESC is operating (ESC indicator light
blinks).
If ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may slip out of control.
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.
✽ 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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Good braking practices
WARNING
• Whenever leaving vehicle or
parking, always set the parking
brake as far as possible and fully
engage the vehicle's transaxle
into the park position. Vehicles
not fully engaged in park with the
parking brake set are at risk for
moving inadvertently and injuring yourself or others.
• 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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• 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 (automatic transaxle)
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 resting your foot on
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.
• 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.
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• Pay particular attention to the
driving conditions whenever
using the cruise control system.
• Be careful when driving downhill
using the cruise control system,
which may increase the vehicle
speed.
CAUTION
During cruise-speed driving of a
manual transaxle vehicle, do not
shift into neutral without depressing the clutch pedal, since the
engine will be overrevved. If this
happens, depress the clutch pedal
or release the cruise control
ON/OFF switch.
✽ NOTICE
During normal cruise control operation,
when the SET switch is activated or
reactivated after applying the brakes,
the cruise control will energize after
approximately 3 seconds. 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 25 mph (40 km/h).
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3. Push the -/SET switch, and release it at
the desired speed. The SET indicator
light in the instrument cluster will illuminate. Release the accelerator at the
same time. The desired speed will automatically be maintained.
On a steep grade, the vehicle may slow
down or speed up slightly while going
downhill.
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To increase cruise control set
speed:
To decrease the cruising speed:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push the RES/+ switch and hold it. Your
vehicle will accelerate. Release the
switch at the speed you want.
• Push the RES/+ switch and release it
immediately. The cruising speed will
increase by 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each time
the RES/+ switch is operated in this
manner.
Follow either of these procedures:
• Push the -/SET switch and hold it. Your
vehicle will gradually slow down.
Release the switch at the speed you
want to maintain.
• Push the -/SET switch and release it
immediately. The cruising speed will
decrease by 1 mph (1.6 km/h) each
time the -/SET switch is operated in this
manner.
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Each of these actions will cancel cruise
control operation (the SET indicator light
in the instrument cluster will go off), but it
will not turn the system off. If you wish to
resume cruise control operation, push
the RES/+ switch located on your steering wheel. You will return to your previously preset speed.
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To 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 cancel cruise control, do one
of the following:
• Press the brake pedal.
• Press the clutch pedal with a manual
transaxle.
• 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 9 mph (15
km/h).
• Decrease the vehicle speed to less
than approximately 25 mph (40 km/h).
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To turn cruise control off, do one
of the following:
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• Release 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 25 mph
(40 km/h):
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/+
switch is pushed.
It will not resume, however, if the vehicle
speed has dropped below approximately
25 mph (40 km/h).
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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
miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (liter) 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 or clutch pedal.
This can increase fuel consumption
and also increase wear on these components. In addition, driving with your
foot resting on the brake pedal may
cause the brakes to overheat, which
reduces their effectiveness and may
lead to more serious consequences.
• Take care of your tires. Keep them
inflated to the recommended pressure.
Incorrect inflation, either too much or
too little, results in unnecessary tire
wear. Check the tire pressures at least
once a month.
• Be sure that the wheels are aligned
correctly. Improper alignment can
result from hitting curbs or driving too
fast over irregular surfaces. Poor alignment causes faster tire wear and may
also result in other problems as well as
greater fuel consumption.
• Keep your 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.
• 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.
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• 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
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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.
• When braking with non-ABS brakes
pump the brake pedal with a light upand-down motion until the vehicle is
stopped.
WARNING - ABS
Do not pump the brake pedal on a
vehicle equipped with ABS.
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• If stalled in snow, mud, or sand, use
second gear. Accelerate slowly to
avoid spinning the drive wheels.
• Use sand, rock salt, tire chains, or
other non-slip material under the drive
wheels to provide traction when stalled
in ice, snow, or mud.
WARNING - Downshifting
Downshifting with an automatic
transaxle, while driving on slippery
surfaces can cause an accident.
The sudden change in tire speed
could cause the tires to skid. Be
careful when downshifting on slippery surfaces.
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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 35 mph (56
km/h). Spinning the wheels at high
speeds when the vehicle is stationary could cause a tire to overheat
which could result in tire damage
that may injure bystanders.
✽ NOTICE
The ESC system 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 8.
• Driving on tires with no or insufficient tread is dangerous. Wornout tires can result in loss of
vehicle control, collisions, injury,
and even death. Worn-out tires
should be replaced as soon as
possible and should never be
used for driving. Always check
the tire tread before driving your
car. For further information and
tread limits, refer to “Tires and
wheels” in section 7.
Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil
High speed travel consumes more fuel
than urban motoring. Do not forget to
check both 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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More severe weather conditions of winter
result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize winter driving problem,
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 or to
install tire chains on your tires. If snow
tires are needed, it is necessary to select
tires equivalent in size and type of the
original equipment tires. Failure to do so
may adversely affect the safety and handling of your 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. It should be noted
that installing tire chains on the tire will
provide a greater driving force, but will
not prevent side skids.
✽ NOTICE
Tire chains are not legal in all states.
Check state laws before fitting tire
chains.
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WARNING - Snow tire size
Snow tires should be equivalent in
size and type to the vehicle's standard tires. Otherwise, the safety
and handling of your vehicle may
be adversely affected.
Do not install studded tires without first
checking local, state and municipal regulations for possible restrictions against
their use.
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Tire chains
Since the sidewalls of radial tires are
thinner, they can be damaged by mounting some types of snow chains on them.
Therefore, the use of snow tires is recommended instead of snow chains. Do
not mount tire chains on vehicles
equipped with aluminum wheels; snow
chains may cause damage to the wheels.
If snow chains must be used, use wiretype chains with a thickness of less than
0.59 in (15 mm). Damage to your vehicle
caused by improper snow chain use is
not covered by your vehicle manufacturers warranty.
Install tire chains only on the front tires.
• Make sure the snow chains are
the correct size and type for your
tires. Incorrect snow chains can
cause damage to the vehicle body
and suspension and may not be
covered by your vehicle manufacturer warranty. Also, the snow
chain connecting hooks may be
damaged from contacting vehicle
components causing the snow
chains to come loose from the
tire. Make sure the snow chains
are SAE class “S” certified.
• Always check chain installation
for proper mounting after driving
approximately 0.3 to 0.6 miles (0.5
to 1 km) to ensure safe mounting.
Retighten or remount the chains
if they are loose.
Chain installation
When installing chains, follow the manufacturer's instructions and mount them as
tightly as you can. Drive slowly with
chains installed. If you hear the chains
contacting the body or chassis, stop and
tighten them. If they still make contact,
slow down until it stops. Remove the
chains as soon as you begin driving on
cleared roads.
WARNING
- Mounting chains
When mounting snow chains, park
the vehicle on level ground away
from traffic. Turn on the vehicle
Hazard Warning flashers and place
a triangular emergency warning
device behind the vehicle if available. Always place the vehicle in P
(Park), apply the parking brake and
turn off the engine before installing
snow chains.
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WARNING - Tire chains
• The use of chains may adversely
affect vehicle handling.
• Do not exceed 20 mph (30 km/h)
or the chain manufacturer’s recommended speed limit, whichever is lower.
• Drive carefully and avoid bumps,
holes, sharp turns, and other
road hazards, which may cause
the vehicle to bounce.
• Avoid sharp turns or lockedwheel braking.
CAUTION
• Chains that are the wrong size or
improperly installed can damage
your vehicle's brake lines, suspension, body and wheels.
• Stop driving and retighten the
chains any time you hear them
hitting the vehicle.
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Use high quality ethylene glycol
coolant
Change to "winter weight" oil if
necessary
Your vehicle is delivered with high quality
ethylene glycol coolant in the cooling
system. It is the only type of coolant that
should be used because it helps prevent
corrosion in the cooling system, lubricates the water pump and prevents
freezing. Be sure to replace or replenish
your coolant in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in section 7.
Before winter, have your coolant tested to
assure that its freezing point is sufficient
for the temperatures anticipated during
the winter.
In some climates it is recommended that
a lower viscosity "winter weight" oil be
used during cold weather. See section 8
for recommendations. If you aren't sure
what weight oil you should use, consult
an authorized KIA dealer.
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Check battery and cables
Winter puts additional burdens on the
battery system. Visually inspect the battery and cables as described in section
7. The level of charge in your battery can
be checked by an authorized KIA dealer
or a service station.
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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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To keep locks from freezing
Don't let your parking brake
freeze
Carry emergency equipment
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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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.
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 (automatic transaxle) or in first or
reverse gear (manual transaxle) and
block the rear wheels so the car cannot
roll. Then release the parking brake.
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 tire chains, 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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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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TRAILER TOWING
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If you are considering towing with with
your car, you should first check with your
state’s Department of Motor Vehicles to
determine their legal requirements.
Since laws vary from state to state 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.
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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.
• KIA trailer hitch accessory is available
at an authorized KIA dealer.
You should always attach chains
between your vehicle and your trailer.
Cross the safety chains under the tongue
of the trailer so that the tongue will not
drop to the road if it becomes separated
from the hitch.
Instructions about safety chains may be
provided by the hitch manufacturer or by
the trailer manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching
safety chains. Always leave just enough
slack so you can turn with your trailer.
And, never allow safety chains to drag on
the ground.
If your trailer is equipped with a braking
system, make sure it conforms to 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.
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 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 45 mph (70
km/h) 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.
CAUTION
• When towing a trailer on steep
grades (in excess of 6%) pay
close attention to the engine
coolant temperature gauge to
ensure the engine does not overheat. If the needle of the coolant
temperature gauge moves across
the dial towards “H” (HOT), pull
over and stop as soon as it is safe
to do so, and allow the engine to
idle until it cools down. You may
proceed once the engine has
cooled sufficiently.
• You must decide driving speed
depending on trailer weight and
uphill grade to reduce the possibility of engine and transaxle
overheating.
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Parking on hills
Generally, if you have a trailer attached to
your vehicle, you should not park your
vehicle on a hill. People can be seriously
or fatally injured, and both your vehicle
and the trailer can be damaged if unexpectedly roll down hill.
WARNING - Parking on a
hill
Parking your vehicle on a hill with a
trailer attached could cause serious injury or death, should the trailer break loose.
However, if you ever have to park your
trailer on a hill, here's how to do it:
1. Pull the vehicle into the parking space.
Turn the steering wheel in the direction
of the curb (right if headed down hill,
left if headed up hill).
2. If the vehicle has a manual transaxle,
place the car in neutral. If the vehicle
has an automatic transaxle, place the
car in P (Park).
3. Set the parking brake and shut off the
vehicle.
4. Place chocks under the trailer wheels
on the down hill side of the wheels.
5. Start the vehicle, hold the brakes, shift
to neutral, release the parking brake
and slowly release the brakes until the
trailer chocks absorb the load.
6. Reapply the brakes, reapply the parking brake and shift the vehicle to R
(Reverse) for manual transaxle or P
(Park) for automatic transaxle.
7. Shut off the vehicle and release the
vehicle brakes but leave the parking
brake set.
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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.
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Maintenance when trailer towing
Your vehicle will need service more often
when you regularly pull a trailer.
Important items to pay particular attention to include engine oil, automatic
transaxle fluid, axle lubricant and cooling
system fluid. Brake condition is another
important item to frequently check. Each
item is covered in this manual, and the
Index will help you find them quickly. If
you’re trailering, it’s a good idea to review
these sections before you start your trip.
Don’t forget to also maintain your trailer
and hitch. Follow the maintenance
schedule that accompanied your trailer
and check it periodically. Preferably, conduct the check at the start of each day’s
driving. Most importantly, all hitch nuts
and bolts should be tight.
CAUTION
• Due to higher load during trailer
usage, overheating might occur
in hot days or during uphill driving. If the coolant gauge indicates
over-heating, switch off the A/C
and stop the vehicle in a safe area
to cool down the engine.
• When towing check transaxle
fluid more frequently.
• 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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lbs. (kg)
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 1,200 miles (2,000 km) 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 60 mph / 100
km/h).
• On a long uphill grade, do not exceed
45 mph (70 km/h) or the posted towing
speed limit, whichever is lower.
• The chart contains important considerations that have to do with weight:
Engine
Item
Maximum trailer
weight
2.4 Engine
Without trailer brakes
lbs. (kg) With trailer brakes
Maximum permissible static vertical
load on the coupling device
lbs. (kg)
2.7 Engine
MT
AT
AT*2
1000 (454)
*3
1000 (454)
2000 (907)
*3
2000 (907)
176 (80)
*3
176 (80)
*1
*2
*1 MT : Manual transaxle
*2 AT : Automatic transaxle
*3 : Do not use this vehicle for trailer towing.
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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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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.
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WARNING - Trailer
• Never load a trailer with more
weight in the rear than in the
front. The front should be loaded
with approximately 60% of the
total trailer load; the rear should
be loaded with approximately 40%
of the total trailer load.
• Never exceed the maximum
weight limits of the trailer or trailer towing equipment. Improper
loading can result in damage to
your vehicle and/or personal
injury. Check weights and loading
at a commercial scale or highway
patrol office equipped with scales.
• An improperly loaded trailer can
cause loss of vehicle control.
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Tire and loading information label
The label located on the driver's door
sill gives the original tire size, cold
tire pressures recommended for your
vehicle, the number of people that
can be in your vehicle and vehicle
capacity weight.
Seating capacity:
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Vehicle capacity weight:
849 lbs. (385 kg)
Vehicle capacity weight is the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo.
Total : 5 persons
(Front seat : 2 persons,
Rear seat : 3 persons)
Seating capacity is the maximum
number of occupants including a
driver, your vehicle may carry.
However, the seating capacity may
be reduced based upon the weight of
all of the occupants, and the weight
of the cargo being carried.
Do not overload the vehicle as there
is a limit to the total weight, or load
limit including occupants and cargo,
the vehicle can carry.
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Cargo capacity:
Steps for determining correct load
limit
The cargo capacity of your vehicle
will increase or decrease depending
on the weight and the number of
occupants.
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1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX
kg or XXX lbs.'' on your vehicle's
placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of
the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the
available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
the "XXX" amount equals 1400
lbs. (635 kg), and there will be five
150 lbs. (68 kg) passengers in
your vehicle, the amount of available cargo and luggage load
capacity is 650 lbs. (295 kg).
(1400-750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs. or
635-340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg)
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.
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Example 1
A
Example 2
B
C
A
Example 3
B
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Item
A
B
C
Description
Vehicle Capacity
Weight
Subtract Occupant
Weight
150 lbs (68 kg) × 2
Available Cargo and
Luggage weight
Total
1400 lbs
(635 kg)
C
A
B
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Item
A
300 lbs
(136 kg)
B
1100 lbs
(499 kg)
C
Description
Vehicle Capacity
Weight
Subtract Occupant
Weight
150 lbs (68 kg) × 5
Available Cargo and
Luggage weight
Total
1400 lbs
(635 kg)
C
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Item
A
750 lbs
(340 kg)
B
650 lbs
(295 kg)
C
Description
Vehicle Capacity
Weight
Subtract Occupant
Weight
172 lbs (78 kg) × 5
Available Cargo and
Luggage weight
Total
1400 lbs
(635 kg)
860 lbs
(390 kg)
540 lbs
(245 kg)
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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To find out the actual loads on your
front and rear axles, you need to go
to a weigh station and weigh your
vehicle.Your dealer can help you with
this. Be sure to spread out your load
equally on both sides of the centerline.
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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).
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WARNING - Over loading
• Never exceed the GVWR for
your vehicle, the GAWR for
either the front or rear axle
and vehicle capacity weight.
Exceeding these ratings can
cause an accident or vehicle
damage. You can calculate the
weight of your load by weighing the items (or people)
before putting them in the
vehicle. Be careful not to overload your vehicle.
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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.
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VEHICLE WEIGHT
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This section will guide you in the proper
loading of your vehicle, to keep your
loaded vehicle weight within its design
rating capability. 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, 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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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.
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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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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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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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GVW (Gross vehicle weight)
This is the Base Curb Weight plus actual
Cargo Weight plus passengers.
Road warning / 6-2
In case of an emergency while driving / 6-2
If the engine will not start / 6-3
Emergency starting / 6-4
If the engine overheats / 6-6
Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) / 6-7
If you have a flat tire / 6-12
Towing / 6-20
What to do in an emergency
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What to do in an emergency
ROAD WARNING
It should be used whenever emergency
repairs are being made or when the vehicle is stopped near the edge of a roadway.
Depress the flasher switch with the ignition switch in any position. The flasher
switch is located in the center console
switch panel. All turn signal lights will
flash simultaneously.
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Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher serves as a
warning to other drivers to exercise
extreme caution when approaching,
overtaking, or passing your vehicle.
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• The hazard warning flasher operates
whether your vehicle is running or not.
• The turn signals do not work when the
hazard flasher is on.
• Care must be taken when using the
hazard warning flasher while the vehicle is being towed.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
WHILE DRIVING
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If the engine stalls at a crossroad
or crossing
• If the engine stalls at a crossroad or
crossing, set the shift lever in the N
(Neutral) position and then push the
vehicle to a safe place.
• If your vehicle has a manual transaxle
not equipped with a ignition lock
switch, the vehicle can move forward
by shifting to the 2(second) or 3(third)
gear and then turning the starter without depressing the clutch pedal.
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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.
What to do in an emergency
IF THE ENGINE WILL NOT START
2. When the car is stopped, turn on your
emergency hazard flashers, set the
parking brake and put the transaxle in
P (automatic transaxle) or reverse
(manual transaxle).
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.
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If engine stalls while driving
1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping
a straight line. Move cautiously off the
road to a safe place.
2. Turn on your emergency flashers.
3. Try to start the engine again. If your
vehicle will not start, contact an
authorized KIA dealer or seek other
qualified assistance.
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If engine doesn't turn over or
turns over slowly
If engine turns over normally but
does not start
1. If your car has an automatic transaxle,
be sure the 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 OFF
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.
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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EMERGENCY STARTING
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).
(+)
Booster battery
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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.
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WARNING - Battery
Never attempt to check the electrolyte level of the battery as this
may cause the battery to rupture or
explode causing serious injury.
WARNING - Battery
• Keep all flames or sparks away
from the battery. The battery produces hydrogen gas which may
explode if exposed to flame or
sparks.
If these instructions are not followed exactly, serious personal
injury and damage to the vehicle
may occur! If you are not sure
how to follow this procedure,
seek
qualified
assistance.
Automobile batteries contain sulfuric acid. This is poisonous and
highly corrosive. When jump
starting, wear protective glasses
and be careful not to get acid on
yourself, your clothing or on the
car.
• 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.
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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.
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.
Push-starting
Your manual transaxle-equipped vehicle
should not be push-started because it
might damage the emission control system.
Vehicles equipped with automatic
transaxle cannot be push-started.
Follow the directions in this section for
jump-starting.
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.
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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 shift 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
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
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(1) TPMS Malfunction Indicator
(2) Low Tire Pressure Telltale
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Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation
pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label. (If
your vehicle has tires of a different
size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for
those tires.)
As an added safety feature, your
vehicle has been equipped with a tire
pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
that illuminates a low tire pressure
telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should
stop and check your tires as soon as
possible, and inflate them to the
proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the
tire to overheat and can lead to tire
failure. Under-inflation also reduces
fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and
may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a
substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure
telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped
with a TPMS malfunction indicator to
indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction
indicator is provided by a separate
telltale, which displays the symbol
"TPMS" when illuminated. When the
malfunction indicator is illuminated,
the system may not be able to detect
or signal low tire pressure as intended. TPMS malfunctions may occur for
a variety of reasons, including the
installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle
that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS
malfunction telltale after replacing
one or more tires or wheels on your
vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels
allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.
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What to do in an emergency
✽ NOTICE
If the TPMS, Low Tire Pressure telltale do not illuminate for 3 seconds
when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position or engine is running, or if they remain illuminated
after coming on for approximately 3
seconds, take your car to your nearest authorized KIA dealer and have
the system checked.
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Low tire pressure telltale
When the low tire pressure telltale is
illuminated, one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated.
Immediately reduce your speed,
avoid hard cornering and anticipate
increased stopping distances. You
should stop and check your tires as
soon as possible. Inflate the tires to
the proper pressure as indicated on
the vehicle’s placard or tire inflation
pressure label located on the driver’s
side center pillar outer panel. If you
cannot reach a service station or if
the tire cannot hold the newly added
air, replace the low pressure tire with
the compact spare tire. Even though
you replace the low pressure tire with
a spare tire, the low tire pressure telltale will remain on. Also, the TPMS
malfunction indicator will come on
within 20 minutes of driving until you
have the low pressure tire repaired
and replaced on the vehicle.
✽ NOTICE
The compact spare tire is not
equipped with a tire pressure sensor.
CAUTION
In winter or cold weather, the
low tire pressure telltale may be
illuminated if the tire pressure
was adjusted to the recommended tire inflation pressure
in warm weather. It does not
mean your TPMS is malfunctioning because the decreased temperature leads to a proportional
lowering of tire pressure.
When you drive your vehicle
from a warm area to a cold area
or from a cold area to a warm
area, or the outside temperature
is greatly higher or lower, you
should check the tire inflation
pressure and adjust the tires to
the recommended tire inflation
pressure.
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WARNING - Low pressure
damage
Significantly low tire pressure
makes the vehicle unstable and
can contribute to loss of vehicle
control and increased braking
distances.
Continued driving on low pressure tires can cause the tires to
overheat and fail.
TPMS (Tire Pressure
TPMS Monitoring System)
malfunction indicator
The TPMS malfunction indicator
comes on and stays on when there is
a problem with the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System. If Front Left sensor fails, the TPMS malfunction indicator comes on, but if Front Right, Rear
Left, or Rear Right tire is under-inflated, the low tire pressure indicator may
come on with the TPMS malfunction
indicator.
Have the system checked by an
authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible to determine the cause of the
problem.
CAUTION
• The TPMS malfunction indicator may be illuminated if the
vehicle is moving around electric power supply cables or
radios transmitter such as at
police stations, government
and public offices, broadcasting stations, military installations, airports, or transmitting
towers, etc. This can interfere
with normal operation of the
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS).
• The TPMS malfunction indicator may be illuminated if some
electronic devices, such as
notebook computers, are used
in the vehicle. This can interfere with normal operation of
the Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS).
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What to do in an emergency
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Changing a tire with TPMS
If you have a flat tire, the Low Tire
Pressure and Position telltales will
come on. Have the flat tire repaired
by an authorized KIA dealer as soon
as possible or replace the flat tire
with the compact spare tire.
CAUTION
NEVER use a puncture-repairing agent to repair and/or inflate
a low pressure tire. The tire
sealant can damage the tire
pressure sensor. If used, you
will have to replace the tire pressure sensor.
Each wheel is equipped with a tire
pressure sensor mounted inside the
tire behind the valve stem. You must
use TPMS specific wheels. It is recommended that you always have
your tires serviced by an authorized
KIA dealer as soon as possible.
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After you replace the low pressure
tire with the compact spare tire, the
TPMS malfunction indicator may illuminate and the low pressure tire telltale still illuminate after restarting
and about 20 minutes of continuous
driving because the compact spare
tire does not have a sensor.
Once the low pressure tire is reinflated to the recommended pressure and installed on the vehicle, the
TPMS malfunction indicator and the
low tire pressure telltale will be extinguished. If the low pressure and
TPMS malfunction indicators are not
extinguished after about 20 minutes
of continuous driving, please visit an
authorized KIA dealer.
You may not be able to identify a low
tire by simply looking at it. Always
use a good quality tire pressure
gauge to measure the tire's inflation
pressure. Please note that a tire that
is hot (from being driven) will have a
higher pressure measurement than a
tire that is cold (from sitting stationary for at least 3 hours and driven
less than 1 mile during that 3 hour
period). Allow the tire to cool before
measuring the inflation pressure.
Always be sure the tire is cold before
inflating to the recommended pressure.
A cold tire means the vehicle has
been sitting for 3 hours and driven for
less than 1 mile in that 3 hour period.
CAUTION
• Do not use any tire sealant if
your vehicle is equipped with a
Tire Pressure Monitoring
System. The liquid sealant can
damage the tire pressure sensors.
• In order to correctly monitor
the tires with inflation, the 4 tire
pressure monitoring sensors
should be exactly fitted to each
of the 4 driven wheel. There
should be no other sensors in
the vehicle include spare tire, it
may cause the system couldn’t
monitor the tires with inflation
correctly. The low tire pressure
position indicator may extinguish and the TPMS malfunction indicator may illuminate
after restarting and within 20
minutes of continuous driving.
What to do in an emergency
WARNING - TPMS
• The TPMS cannot alert you to
severe and sudden tire damage caused by external factors such as nails or road
debris.
• If you feel any vehicle instability, immediately take your foot
off the accelerator, apply the
brakes gradually and with
light force, and slowly move to
a safe position off the road.
WARNING - Protecting
TPMS
Tampering with, modifying, or
disabling the Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (TPMS)
components may interfere with
the system's ability to warn the
driver of low tire pressure conditions and/or TPMS malfunctions. Tampering with, modifying, or disabling the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS) components may void
the warranty for that portion of
the vehicle.
This device complies with Part 15
of the FCC rules.
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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What to do in an emergency
IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
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Jacking instructions
The jack is provided for emergency
tire changing only.
To prevent the jack from “rattling”
while the vehicle is in motion, store it
properly.
Follow jacking instructions to reduce
the possibility of personal injury.
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Jack and tools
The jack, jack handle, and wheel lug
nut wrench are stored in the luggage
compartment. Pull up the luggage
box cover to reach this equipment.
(1) Jack handle
(2) Jack
(3) Wheel lug nut wrench
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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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• 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
Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt
counterclockwise.
Store the tire in the reverse order of
removal.
To prevent the spare tire and tools
from “rattling” while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
Changing tires
1. Park on a level surface and apply
the parking brake firmly.
2. Shift the shift lever into R
(Reverse) with manual transaxle
or P (Park) with automatic
transaxle.
3. Activate the hazard warning flasher.
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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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What to do in an emergency
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.
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.
What to do in an emergency
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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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.
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What to do in an emergency
WARNING
Wheels may have sharp edges.
Handle them carefully to avoid
possible severe injury. Before
putting the wheel into place, be
sure that there is nothing on the
hub or wheel (such as mud, tar,
gravel, etc.) that 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:
65~79 lb·ft (9~11 kg·m)
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What to do in an emergency
12. Reinstall the wheel cap by fitting
the boss of the wheel cap in the
groove of the wheel, hitting the
center of the wheel cap with your
hand (If equipped).
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 8.
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What to do in an emergency
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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
50 mph (80 km/h). 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 60 psi (420 kPa).
✽ 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 50 mph (80 km/h); 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 1
inch (25 mm), 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.
• Do not use tire chains on the compact spare tire. Because of the
smaller size, a tire chain will not fit
properly. This could damage the
vehicle and result in loss of the
chain.
• 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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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.
dolly
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CAUTION
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.
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CAUTION
• Do not tow the vehicle backwards
with the front wheels on the
ground as this may cause damage to the vehicle.
• Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed
equipment.
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
(if equipped)
1. Open the trunk lid, and remove the
towing hook from the tool case.
2. Remove the hole cover pressing the
lower part of the cover on the front
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.
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What to do in an emergency
Front
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Rear
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Emergency towing
If towing is necessary, we recommend
you to have it done by an authorized
KIA dealer or a commercial tow truck
service.
If towing service is not available in an
emergency, your vehicle may be temporarily towed using a cable or chain
secured to the emergency towing hook
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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 towing 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.
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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 brake.
• 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.
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Engine compartment / 7-2
Maintenance services / 7-4
Owner maintenance / 7-6
Scheduled maintenance service / 7-8
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items / 7-14
Engine oil / 7-17
Engine coolant / 7-18
Brake fluid / 7-21
Power steering fluid / 7-22
Automatic transaxle fluid / 7-23
Washer fluid / 7-25
Parking brake / 7-25
Air cleaner / 7-26
Climate control air filter / 7-27
Wiper blades / 7-29
Maintenance
Battery / 7-31
Tires and wheels / 7-34
Fuses / 7-47
Light bulbs / 7-56
Appearance care / 7-61
Emission control system / 7-67
California perchlorate notice / 7-70
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Maintenance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ Gasoline Engine (2.4L)
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. Auto transaxle oil dipstick*
9. Radiator cap
10. Engine oil dipstick
11. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
12. Power steering fluid reservoir*
* : if equipped
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Maintenance
■ Gasoline Engine (2.7L)
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. Auto transaxle oil dipstick*
9. Radiator cap
10. Engine oil dipstick
11. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
12. Power steering fluid reservoir*
* : if equipped
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SERVICES
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You should exercise the utmost care to
prevent damage to your vehicle and
injury to yourself whenever performing
any maintenance or inspection procedures.
Should you have any doubts concerning
the inspection or servicing of your vehicle, we strongly recommend that you
have an authorized KIA dealer perform
this work.
An authorized KIA dealer has 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 & Maintenance book.
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 & Maintenance book
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 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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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.
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Maintenance
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE SERVICE
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Follow Normal Maintenance Schedule if
the vehicle is usually operated where
none of the following conditions apply. If
any of the following conditions apply, follow Maintenance Under Severe Usage
Conditions.
• Repeated short distance driving.
• Driving in dusty conditions or sandy
areas.
• Extensive use of brakes.
• Driving in areas where salt or other
corrosive materials are being used.
• Driving on rough or muddy roads.
• Driving in mountainous areas.
• Extended periods of idling or low
speed operation.
• Driving for a prolonged period in cold
temperatures and/or extremely humid
climates.
• More than 50% driving in heavy city
traffic during hot weather above 90°F
(32°C).
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If your vehicle is operated under the
above conditions, you should inspect,
replace or refill more frequently than the
following Normal Maintenance Schedule.
After 120 months or 150,000 miles
(240,000 km) continue to follow the prescribed maintenance intervals.
Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
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MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Engine oil and filter
Number of Months or Miles, whichever comes first
Months
Miles x 1,000
6
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
7.5
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150
Replace every 7,500 miles or 12 months
At first, replace at 60,000 miles or 60 months;
Engine coolant (1), (2)
after that, replace every 30,000 miles or 24 months
Fuel filter
I
I
I
I
I
Fuel tank air filer (CCV filter)
I
I
I
I
I
Engine timing belt (2.7L)
I
Air cleaner element
Spark plugs
I
Iridium coated
Valve clearance (1)*
Rotate tires
(including tire pressure and tread wear)
I
R
R
I
R
I
I
R
I
R
R
I
R
Replace every 105,000 miles or 10 years
I
I
Replace every 7,500 miles or 12 months
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
R: Replace or change
* : if equipped
(1) Check and adjust level and check for leakes - Inspect regularly.
(2) When adding coolant, use only a qualified coolant additive for your vehicle and never mix hard water in the coolant filled at the
factory. An improper coolant mixture can result in serious malfunction or engine damage.
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONTINUED)
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Manual transaxle fluid*
Number of Months or Miles, whichever comes first
Months
Miles x 1,000
6
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
7.5
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150
I
(LEVEL AND CONDITION)
I
I
I
I
Automatic transaxle fluid*
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
(LEVEL AND CONDITION)
Cooling system (3)
Drive shaft and boots*
- Lubricate front and rear driveshaft u-joint
Drive belts (4)
I
I
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
R: Replace or change
* : if equipped
(3) lnspect "Water Pump" when replacing the drive belt or timing belt.
(4) The drive belt should be replaced when cracks occur or tension is reduced excessively.
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONTINUED)
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
Months
MAINTENANCE
Miles x 1,000
ITEM
Inspect visually the following items
Number of Months or Miles, whichever comes first
6
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
7.5
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
1) Battery condition
2) Bake fluid / clutch fluid*
3) Brake lines, hoses and connections
4) Brake pedal and operation
5) Chassis/body nuts and bolts
6) Drum brake and linings*
7) Disc brakes and pads*
8) Exhaust pipe and muffler
9) Front suspension ball joints
10) Fuel tank, cap, lines and hoses
11) Lubricate all locks and hinges
12) Power steering pump, belt and hoses
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
R: Replace or change
* : if equipped
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Maintenance
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (CONTINUED)
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
Months
MAINTENANCE
Miles x 1,000
ITEM
Inspect visually the following items
Number of Months or Miles, whichever comes first
6
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
108
120
7.5
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
135
150
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
13) Parking brakes
14) Steering operation and linkage
15) Suspension mounting bolts
16) Vaccum and crankcase ventilation hoses
Replace every 15, 000 miles or 12 months
Climate control air filter*
Air conditioning compressor /
Air conditioner refrigerant / performance*
I
I
I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
R: Replace or change
* : if equipped
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I
I
I
I
I
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS
The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars normally used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart
below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.
R : Replace
I : Inspect and, after inspection, clean, adjust, repair or replace if necessary
MAINTENANCE ITEM
MAINTENANCE
OPERATION
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
DRIVING
CONDITION
ENGINE OIL AND FILTER
R
EVERY 3,000 miles OR 3 MONTHS
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K
AIR CLEANER FILTER
R
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, E
SPARK PLUGS
R
MORE FREQUENTLY
B, I
DISC BRAKE/ PADS, CALIPERS AND ROTORS
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, G, H
REAR BRAKE DRUMS/ LININGS, PARKING BRAKE
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, G, H
I
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, D, E, F, G, H, I
DRIVE SHAFTS AND BOOTS
I
EVERY 7,500 miles OR 6 MONTHS
C, D, E, F, G, H
TIMING BELT
R
EVERY 50,000 miles OR 48 MONTHS
B, C, D, E, F, G
MANUAL TRANSAXLE OIL
R
EVERY 60,000 miles
A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID
R
EVERY 30,000 miles
A, C, E, F, G, H, I
R
MORE FREQUENTLY
C, E
STEERING GEAR BOX, LINKAGE & BOOTS/ LOWER
ARM BALL JOINT, UPPER ARM BSALL JOINT
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR FILTER
(FOR EVAPORATOR AND BLOWER UNIT)
SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS
A - Repeatedly driving shorts distanse of less than 5miles in normal temperature or less than 10miles in freezing temperature
B - Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
C - Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread roads
D - Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold
weather
E - Driving in sandy areas
F - Driving in heavy traffic area over 90°F (32°C)
G - Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road
H - Towing a Trailer, or using a camper, or roof rack
I - Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use or vehicle towing
J - Driving over 100 MPH
K - Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions
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Maintenance
EXPLANATION OF SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ITEMS
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Engine oil and filter
Fuel filter
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.
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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.
Maintenance
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Vacuum crankcase ventilation
hoses
Air cleaner filter
Coolant
A Genuine KIA air cleaner filter is recommended when the filter is replaced.
The coolant should be changed at the
intervals specified in the maintenance
schedule.
Inspect the surface of hoses for evidence
of heat and/or mechanical damage. Hard
and brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts,
abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration. Particular attention
should be paid to examine those hose
surfaces nearest to high heat sources,
such as the exhaust manifold.
Inspect the hose routing to assure that
the hoses do not come in contact with
any heat source, sharp edges or moving
component which might cause heat damage or mechanical wear. Inspect all hose
connections, such as clamps and couplings, to make sure they are secure, and
that no leaks are present. Hoses should
be replaced immediately if there is any
evidence of deterioration or damage.
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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.
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Cooling system
Check cooling system components, such
as radiator, coolant reservoir, hoses and
connections for leakage and damage.
Replace any damaged parts.
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Brake hoses and lines
Visually check for proper installation,
chafing, cracks, deterioration and any
leakage. Replace any deteriorated or
damaged parts immediately.
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Brake fluid
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.
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Maintenance
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Parking brake
Steering gear box, linkage &
boots/lower arm ball joint
Drive shafts and boots
Inspect the parking brake system including the parking brake pedal and cables.
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Brake discs, pads, calipers and
rotors
Check the pads for excessive wear, discs
for run out and wear, and calipers for fluid
leakage.
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Exhaust pipe and muffler
Visually inspect the exhaust pipes, muffler and hangers for cracks, deterioration,
or damage. Start the engine and listen
carefully for any exhaust gas leakage.
Tighten connections or replace parts as
necessary.
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Suspension mounting bolts
Check the suspension connections for
looseness or damage. Retighten to the
specified torque.
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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 power steering pump and
hoses for leakage and damage. Replace
any damaged or leaking parts immediately. Inspect the power steering belt (or
drive belt) for evidence of cuts, cracks,
excessive wear, oiliness and proper tension. Replace or adjust it if necessary.
Check the drive shafts, boots and clamps
for cracks, deterioration, or damage.
Replace any damaged parts and, if necessary, repack the grease.
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Air conditioning refrigerant
Check the air conditioning lines and connections for leakage and damage.
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.
CAUTION
Do not overfill with engine oil.
Engine damage may result.
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 8.)
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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.
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Engine oil contains chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer, birth defects and
reproductive harm. Used engine oil
may cause irritation or cancer of
the skin if left in contact with the
skin for prolonged periods of time.
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.
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.
Recommended engine coolant
• Use only distilled (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
Antifreeze
Water
5°F (-15°C)
35
65
-13°F (-25°C)
40
60
-31°F (-35°C)
50
50
-49°F (-45°C)
60
40
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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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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.
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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 the 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.
Maintenance
BRAKE FLUID
Use only the specified brake/clutch fluid.
(Refer to “Recommended lubricants or
capacities” in section 8.)
Never mix different types of fluid.
WARNING - Loss of brake
fluid
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In the event the brake system
requires frequent additions of fluid,
the vehicle should be inspected by
an authorized KIA dealer.
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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.
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/clutch fluid, clean the area
around the reservoir cap thoroughly to
prevent brake/clutch fluid contamination.
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.
WARNING - Brake fluid
When changing and adding brake/
clutch 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.
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Maintenance
POWER STEERING FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
✽ NOTICE - (if equipped)
Check that the fluid level is in the
"HOT" range on the reservoir. If the
fluid is cold, check that it is in the
"COLD" range (if equipped).
In the event the power steering system
requires frequent addition of fluid, the
vehicle should be inspected by an
authorized KIA dealer.
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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.
CAUTION
• 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 8.)
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Checking the power steering
hose
Check the connections for oil leaks, damage and twists in the power steering
hose before driving.
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Maintenance
AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE FLUID (IF EQUIPPED)
2. After the transaxle is warmed up sufficiently (fluid temperature 70~80°C
(158~176°F), for example by 10 minutes usual driving, move the shift lever
through all positions then place the
shift lever in “N (Neutral) or P (Park)”
position.
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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 shift lever in N (Neutral)
position and confirm the engine is running at normal idle speed.
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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 “C” (COLD)
line and then recheck the fluid level
according to the above step 2.
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Maintenance
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.
CAUTION
• Low fluid level causes transaxle
slippage. Overfilling can cause
foaming, loss of fluid and transaxle
malfunction.
• The use of a non-specified fluid
could result in transaxle malfunction and failure.
WARNING - Parking brake
To avoid sudden movement of the
vehicle, apply parking brake and
depress the brake pedal before
moving the shift lever.
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✽ NOTICE
“C” (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.
Use only the specified automatic
transaxle fluid. (Refer to “Recommended
lubricants and capacities” in section 8.)
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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.
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 the stroke of the parking brake by
counting the number of “clicks’’ heard
while fully applying it from the released
position. Also, the parking brake alone
should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or
less than specified, have the parking
brake adjusted by an authorized KIA
dealer.
Stroke : 8 “clicks’’ at a force of 20 kg
(44 lbs, 196 N).
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Maintenance
AIR CLEANER
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Filter replacement
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1. Loosen the air cleaner cover attaching
clips and open the cover.
It must be replaced when necessary, and
should not be cleaned and reused.
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2. Replace the air cleaner filter.
3. Lock the cover with the cover attaching
clips.
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Maintenance
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR FILTER
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
• Do not drive with the air cleaner
removed; this will result in excessive engine wear.
• When removing the air cleaner filter, be careful that dust or dirt
does not enter the air intake, or
damage may result.
• Use a KIA genuine part. Use of
non-genuine parts could damage
the air flow sensor.
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Filter inspection
The climate control air filter should be
replaced every 15,000 miles (24,000
km). If the vehicle is operated in severely
air-polluted cities or on dusty rough
roads for a long period, it should be
inspected more frequently and replaced
earlier. When you replace the climate
control air filter, replace it performing the
following procedure, and be careful to
avoid damaging other components.
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Filter replacement
1. With the glove box open, remove the
stoppers on both sides to allow the
glove box to hang freely on the hinges.
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Maintenance
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2. Remove the support rod.
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3. Remove the climate control air filter
case pulling out both sides of the
cover.
4. Replace the climate control air filter.
5. Reassemble in the reverse order of
disassembly.
✽ NOTICE
When replacing the climate control air
filter install it properly. Otherwise, the
system may produce noise and the effectiveness of the filter may be reduced.
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Maintenance
WIPER BLADES
Contamination of either the windshield or
the wiper blades with foreign matter can
reduce the effectiveness of the windshield wipers. Common sources of contamination are insects, tree sap, and hot
wax treatments used by some commercial car washes. If the blades are not wiping properly, clean both the window and
the blades with a good cleaner or mild
detergent, and rinse thoroughly with
clean water.
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Blade inspection
✽ NOTICE
Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to
make the windshield difficult to clean.
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Blade replacement
When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or
cracked, and require replacement.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
arms or other components, do not
attempt to move the wipers manually.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
CAUTION
The use of a non-specified wiper
blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.
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Maintenance
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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.
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.
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.
• When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the
case may cause battery acid to
leak, resulting in personal injury.
Lift with a battery carrier or with
your hands on opposite corners.
• Never attempt to recharge the
battery when the battery cables
are connected.
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Maintenance
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• The electrical ignition system
works with high voltage. Never
touch these components with the
engine running or the ignition
switched on.
Failure to follow the above warnings can result in serious bodily
injury or death.
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and
lead compounds, chemicals known
to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain
other chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer. Wash
hands after handling.
CAUTION
• When you don’t use the vehicle
for a long time in the low temperature area, separate the battery
and keep it indoors.
• Always charge the battery fully to
prevent the battery case damaged in low temperature area.
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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.
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Maintenance
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• 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.
• 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)
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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
one mile (1.6 km).
Recommended pressures must be
maintained for the best ride, vehicle
handling, and minimum tire wear.
For recommended inflation pressure,
refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
8.
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All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label
attached to the driver’s side center
pillar.
WARNING - Tire underinflation
Severe underinflation can lead
to severe heat build-up, causing
blowouts, tread separation and
other tire failures that can result
in the loss of vehicle control
leading to severe injury or
death. This risk is much higher
on hot days and when driving
for long periods at high speeds.
• 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.
Maintenance
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CAUTION
• Warm tires normally exceed
recommended cold tire pressures by 4 to 6 psi (28 to 41
kPa). 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.
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 one mile (1.6
km) 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 mile (1.6 km).
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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 7,500 miles (12,000 km) 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.
Maintenance
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Without a spare tire
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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Disc brake pads should be inspected
for wear whenever tires are rotated.
✽ NOTICE
Rotate radial tires that have an
asymmetric tread pattern only from
front to rear and not from right to
left.
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.
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Maintenance
WARNING - Replacing
Tread wear indicator
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Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear
indicator will appear as a solid band
across the tread. This shows there is
less than 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) of tread
left on the tire. Replace the tire when
this happens.
Do not wait for the band to appear
across the entire tread before replacing the tire.
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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.
• The ABS works by comparing
the speed of the wheels. Tire
size can affect wheel speed.
When replacing tires, all 4
tires must use the same size
originally supplied with the
vehicle. Using tires of a different size can cause the ABS
(Anti-lock Brake System) and
ESC (Electronic Stability
Control) to work irregularly.
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.
WARNING
A wheel that is not the correct
size may adversely affect wheel
and bearing life, braking and
stopping abilities, handling
characteristics, ground clearance, body-to-tire clearance,
snow
chain
clearance,
speedometer and odometer calibration, headlight aim and
bumper height.
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Tire maintenance
In addition to proper inflation, correct
wheel alignment helps to decrease
tire wear. If you find a tire is worn
unevenly, have your dealer check the
wheel alignment.
When you have new tires installed,
make sure they are balanced. This
will increase vehicle ride comfort and
tire life. Additionally, a tire should
always be rebalanced if it is removed
from the wheel.
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Maintenance
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2. Tire size designation
5,6
7
4
2
3
1
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Tire sidewall labeling
This information identifies and
describes the fundamental characteristics of the tire and also provides
the tire identification number (TIN)
for safety standard certification. The
TIN can be used to identify the tire in
case of a recall.
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1. Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or Brand name is
shown.
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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.)
P215/50R17 95H
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).
215 - Tire width in millimeters.
50 - Aspect ratio. The tire’s section
height as a percentage of its
width.
R - Tire construction code (Radial).
17 - Rim diameter in inches.
95 - 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:
6.5JX17
6.5 - Rim width in inches.
J - Rim contour designation.
17 - Rim diameter in inches.
Maintenance
Tire speed ratings
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The chart below lists many of the different speed ratings currently being
used for passenger car tires. The
speed rating is part of the tire size
designation on the sidewall of the
tire. This symbol corresponds to that
tire's designed maximum safe operating speed.
3. Checking tire life (TIN : Tire
Identification Number)
Speed
Rating
Symbol
S
T
H
V
Z
Maximum Speed
112 mph (180 km/h)
118 mph (190 km/h)
130 mph (210 km/h)
149 mph (240 km/h)
Above 149 mph (240 km/h)
Any tires that are over 6 years old,
based on the manufacturing date,
(including the spare tire) should be
replaced by new ones. You can find
the manufacturing date on the tire
sidewall (possibly on the inside of the
wheel), displaying the DOT Code.
The DOT Code is a series of numbers on a tire consisting of numbers
and English letters. The manufacturing date is designated by the last four
digits (characters) of the DOT code.
DOT : XXXX XXXX OOOO
The front part of the DOT means a
plant code number, tire size and
tread pattern and the last four numbers indicate week and year manufactured.
For example:
DOT XXXX XXXX 1608 represents
that the tire was produced in the 16th
week of 2008.
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.
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4. Tire ply composition and material
The number of layers or plies of rubber-coated fabric in the tire. Tire
manufacturers also must indicate the
materials in the tire, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
The letter "R" means radial ply construction; the letter "D" means diagonal or bias ply construction; and the
letter "B" means belted-bias ply construction.
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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.
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.
For example: TREAD wear 200
TRACTION AA
TEMPERATUE A
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one-and-ahalf times (1½) as well on the government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires
depends upon the actual conditions
of their use, however, and may
depart significantly from the norm
due to variations in driving habits,
service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
These grades are molded on the
side-walls of passenger vehicle tires.
The tires available as standard or
optional equipment on your vehicle
may vary with respect to grade.
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are AA, A, B and C. Those
grades represent the tire’s ability to
stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked
C may have poor traction performance.
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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.
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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.
Maintenance
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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 the minimum
required by law.
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
pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascal (kPa).
Accessory Weight: This means the
combined weight of optional accessories. Some examples of optional
accessories are, automatic transaxle,
power seats, and air conditioning.
Aspect Ratio: The relationship of a
tire's height to its width.
Belt: A rubber coated layer of cords
that is located between the plies and
the tread. Cords may be made from
steel or other reinforcing materials.
Bead: The tire bead contains steel
wires wrapped by steel cords that
hold the tire onto the rim.
Bias Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the plies are laid at alternate
angles less than 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
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Cold Tire Pressure: The amount of
air pressure in a tire, measured in
pounds per square inch (psi) or kilopascals (kPa) 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: A code molded into
the sidewall of a tire signifying that
the tire is in compliance with the U.S.
Department of Transportation motor
vehicle safety standards. 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.
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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 150
pounds (68 kg).
Occupant Distribution: Designated
seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall: The side
of a asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that faces outward when
mounted on a vehicle. The outward
facing sidewall bears white lettering
or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or
model name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same moldings on
the inner facing sidewall.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and multipurpose
vehicles.
Recommended Inflation Pressure:
Vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire inflation pressure and shown
on the tire placard.
Radial Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the ply cords that extend to the
beads are laid at 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
Rim: A metal support for a tire and
upon which the tire beads are seated.
Sidewall: The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
Maintenance
Speed Rating: An alphanumeric
code assigned to a tire indicating the
maximum speed at which a tire can
operate.
Traction: The friction between the
tire and the road surface. The
amount of grip provided.
Tread: The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Treadwear Indicators: Narrow
bands, sometimes called "wear
bars," that show across the tread of a
tire when only 2/32 inch of tread
remains.
UTQGS: Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards, a tire information
system that provides consumers with
ratings for a tire's traction, temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers
using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into
the sidewall of the tire.
Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions
multiplied by 150 lbs. (68 kg) plus the
rated cargo and luggage load.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire: Load on an individual tire due to
curb and accessory weight plus
maximum occupant and cargo
weight.
Vehicle Normal Load on the Tire:
Load on an individual tire that is
determined by distributing to each
axle its share of the curb weight,
accessory weight, and normal occupant weight and driving by 2.
Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the
original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure.
All season tires
KIA specifies all season tires on
some models to provide good performance for use all year round,
including snowy and icy road conditions. All season tires are identified
by ALL SEASON and/or M+S (Mud
and Snow) on the tire sidewall. Snow
tires have better snow traction than
all season tires and may be more
appropriate in some areas.
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 4 psi (28
kPa) 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.
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Maintenance
Do not drive faster than 75 mph (120
km/h) when your car is equipped with
snow tires.
Tire chains
Tire chains, if necessary, should be
installed on the drive wheels (front
wheels).
Be sure that the chains are installed
in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
To minimize tire and chain wear, do
not continue to use tire chains when
they are no longer needed.
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WARNING - Snow or ice
• When driving on roads covered with snow or ice, drive at
less than 20 mph (30 km/h).
• Use the SAE “S” class or wire
chains.
• If you hear noise caused by
chains contacting the body,
retighten the chain to avoid
contact with the vehicle body.
• To prevent body damage,
retighten the chains after driving 0.3~0.6 miles (0.5~1.0 km).
• Do not use tire chains on
vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels. In unavoidable circumstance, use a wire
type chain.
• Use wire chains less than 0.47
inches (12 mm) to prevent
damage to the chain’s connection.
Radial-ply tires
Radial-ply tires provide improved
tread life, road hazard resistance and
smoother high speed ride. The radial-ply tires used on this vehicle are of
belted construction, and are selected
to complement the ride and handling
characteristics of your vehicle.
Radial-ply tires have the same load
carrying capacity, as bias-ply or bias
belted tires of the same size, and use
the same recommended inflation
pressure. Mixing of radial-ply tires
with bias-ply or bias belted tires is
not recommended. Any combinations of radial-ply and bias-ply or bias
belted tires when used on the same
vehicle will seriously deteriorate
vehicle handling. The best rule to follow is: Identical radial-ply tires should
always be used as a set of four.
Longer wearing tires can be more
susceptible to irregular tread wear. It
is very important to follow the tire
rotation interval shown in this section
to achieve the tread life potential of
these tires. Cuts and punctures in
radial-ply tires are repairable only in
the tread area, because of sidewall
flexing. Consult your tire dealer for
radial-ply tire repairs.
Maintenance
FUSES
Blade type
Normal
Blown
Cartridge type
Normal
Blown
Fusible link
Normal
This vehicle has 2 fuse panels, one located in the driver’s side panel bolster, the
another in the engine compartment.
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 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.
Blown
1VQA4037
G210000AMG
A vehicle’s electrical system is protected
from electrical overload damage by
fuses.
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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.
Driver’s side panel
OMG065003
G210100AMG
Inner panel fuse replacement
1. Turn the ignition switch and all other
switches off.
2. Open the fuse panel cover.
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OMG065004
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.
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.
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.
OMG065005
OMG065008
G210101AUN
G210200AEN
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 fuse
replacement
1. Turn the ignition switch and all other
switches off.
2. Remove the fuse panel cover by
pressing the tab and pulling up.
3. 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.
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Maintenance
✽ NOTICE
CAUTION
If the main fuse is blown, consult an
authorized KIA dealer.
After checking the fuse panel in the
engine compartment, securely
install the fuse panel cover. If not,
electrical failures may occur from
water contact.
OMG065019
G210201AMG
Main fuse
If the main fuse is blown, it must be
removed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse panel cover on the
right side in the engine compartment.
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
G210300AMG-EU
Fuse/relay panel description
Inside the fuse/relay panel covers, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/relay name and capacity.
Driver’s side panel
Engine compartment
✽ 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.
OMG065007/OMG065006
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Maintenance
Driver's side fuse panel
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Fuse
Fuse rating
D/CLOCK
C/LIGHTER
A/BAG
T/SIG
CLUSTER
A/BAG IND
MODULE-1
TELL TAIL
H/LP
WIPER
A/CON
EPS
10A
15A
15A
10A
10A
10A
10A
10A
10A
25A
10A
10A
MODULE-2
10A
A/CON S/W
START
AUDIO
10A
10A
15A
MEMORY
15A
P/SEAT LH
P/SEAT RH
ECS/RR FOG
W/DEICER
P/WDW LH
P/WDW RH
30A
30A
15A
15A
25A
25A
Protected component
O/S MIRROR SW, AUDIO, ETACS, D/CLOCK
C/LIGHTER
ACU, PAB_DISPLAY, PAB C_OFF SW
TURN LAMP, S/REPEATER LAMP, M/F SW, HAZARD SW, CLUSTER
CLUSTER, ETACS, PDM_UNIT_B
CLUSTER
S_REMOCON SW, BWS BUZZER, PIC UNIT A, S_ANGLE SNSR, ESP SW
D/CLOCK(TELLTALE)
H/LP LOW RLY COIL, H/LP HIGH RLY COIL
WASHER MTR, WIPER MOTOR, WIPER RLY
A/CON AUTO_1
EPS UNIT, PDM_UNIT_B
BLOWER RLY COIL, ETACS, S/ROOF, WIPER HI RLY COIL, CLUSTER, RAIN SENSOR, RHEOSTAT,
S/WARMER RLY COIL, AIH SNSR
A/CON AUTO_2
START RLY COIL, INHIBITOR SW, CLUTCH LOCK SW
AV, AUDIO
T/ROOM LAMP, ETACS, CLUSTER, D/CLOCK, A/CON MANU_AUTO, KEY_ILL(+)
SUN VISOR LAMP, ROOM LAMP, O/H CONSOLE LP, DR LAMP
P/SEAT_LH
P/SEAT_RH
RR FOG SW(IND.), RR FOG LAMP, ETACS
FRT_GLASS_HTD, ETACS
P/WDW MTR LH
P/WDW MTR RH
Maintenance
Fuse
Fuse rating
SAFETY PWR
MIRR HTD
T/LID OPEN
ADJ PEDAL
STOP LP
HAZARD
TPMS
DR LOCK
TAIL LH
20A
10A
15A
10A
15A
15A
10A
25A
10A
TAIL RH
10A
BLOWER MTR
SPARE
PDM-1
PDM-2
10A
10A
10A
20A
Protected component
SAFETY WDW
RR MIRROR HTD
F/FILLER ACTR, LATCH_T_LID, ETACS
KEY SOL, ATM SOL, ADJ PEDAL SW, ADJ PEDAL MTR, ATM&K/LOCK CTRL UNIT
STOP LAMP, HIGH MOUNTED STOP LAMP
TURN LAMP, S/REPEATER LAMP, CLUSTER, ETACS, OBDII
DR WARN PIC SW, PIC UNIT_A, FOB_HOLDER_EXTN
D/LOCK MOTOR, T/TURN UNLOCK MTR, ETACS
FRT FOG RLY COIL, COMBI LP_LH, LICENSE LAMP_LH, POS.LP LH
POS.LP RH, GLOVE BOX LP, COMBI LP_RH, LICENSE LAMP_RH, RR.FOG SW,
P/WINDOW SW, ESP SW, HAZARD SW, A/CON SW, SEAT WARMER SW, A.CON SW,
S_REMOCON_SW, SPORT_MODE_SW
BLOWER_MTR
PDM_UNIT_B, SSB
PDM_UNIT_A
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Maintenance
Engine compartment
Description
ALT
FUSIBLE
LINK
IGN1
IGN2
TAIL
RR HTD
BLOWER
I/P B+1
I/P B+2
ECU RLY
FUSE
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1
RAD FAN
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
ABS1
ABS2
A/CON
S/WARMER
P/AMP
S/ROOF
P/OUTLET
FRT FOG
HEAD LP HI
HEAD LP LOW
HORN
Fuse rating
150A(2.7L)
125A(2.4L)
30A
30A
20A
40A
40A
30A
50A
30A
40A(2.7L)
30A(2.4L)
40A
40A
10A
25A
20A
20A
25A
15A
15A
15A
15A
Protected component
FUSIBLE LINK, FUSE
FUSE(A/BAG, TURN, CLUSTER, TELTAIL, A/BAG IND., 21, PCU, MODULE-1, SPARE)
FUSE(MODULE-2, H/LP, A/CON, WIPER, SPARE, SATRT), BUTTON RELAY
TAIL_LP_LH, TAIL_LP_RH
MIRR HTD, RR_HTD_RELAY
BLOWER MTR, FUSE(A/CON SW)
FUSE(HAZARD, STOP LP, TPMS, T/LID, PEDAL ADJ, DR_LOCK)
P/WINDOW RELAY, FUSE(RR FOG, P/SEAT_LH, P/SEAT_RH, W/DEICER,
POWER CONNECTOR, PDM_1, PDM_2)
PCU, IGN COIL, INJECTOR, SENSOR
RAD FAN MTR
ABS/ESP UNIT
ABS/ESP UNIT
A/CON COMPRESSOR
S/WARMER_LH, S/WARMER_RH
P/AMP,AV-AMP
S/ROOF MTR
P/OUTLET
FRT FOG LAMP
HEAD LP HI
HEAD LP LOW
HORN, B/ALARM HORN, HORN SW
Maintenance
Description
FUSE
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
SNSR1
SNSR2
SNSR3
IGN COIL
ECU-1
F/PUMP
ECU
ATM
BACK UP
ABS
PCU
DRL
Fuse rating
15A
15A
10A
20A
20A
20A
10A
20A
10A
10A
10A
15A
Protected component
MAP, MAF, CMP, CCV, VIS, CPSV, ISCA, OCV, EGR, CAM, CKP, TDC SENSOR
O2 SENSOR, EGR ACTR
INJECTOR, PCU
IGN COIL, PCU, O2 SENSOR
PCU
F/PUMP MTR
PCU
TCU, ATM_SOLENOID
BACK UP LAMP, ECM MIRROR, BWS UNIT
ABS/ESP UNIT
PCU, SPEED SENSOR
DRL control module
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Maintenance
LIGHT BULBS
G220000AUN
CAUTION
WARNING - Working on
the lights
Prior to working on the light, firmly
apply the parking brake, ensure
that the ignition switch is turned to
the LOCK position and turn off the
lights to avoid sudden movement
of the vehicle and burning your fingers or receiving an electric shock.
Use only the bulbs of the specified
wattage.
CAUTION
Be sure to replace the burned-out
bulb with one of the same wattage
rating. Otherwise, it may cause
damage to the fuse or electric
wiring system.
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If you don’t have necessary tools,
the correct bulbs and the expertise,
consult an authorized KIA dealer. In
many cases, it is difficult to replace
vehicle light bulbs because other
parts of the vehicle must be
removed before you can get to the
bulb. This is especially true if you
have to remove the headlight
assembly to get to the bulb(s).
Removing/installing the headlight
assembly can result in damage to
the vehicle.
✽ NOTICE
After heavy, driving rain or washing,
headlight and taillight lenses could
appear frosty. This condition is caused by
the temperature difference between the
lamp inside and outside. This is similar
to the condensation on your windows
inside your vehicle during the rain and
doesn’t indicate a problem with your
vehicle. If the water leaks into the lamp
bulb circuitry, have the vehicle checked
by an authorized KIA dealer.
OMG079020
G220100ABH
Headlight, position light, turn signal light, side marker light and
front fog light bulb replacement
(1) Headlight (High) / Position light
(2) Headlight (Low)
(3) Front side marker light
(4) Front turn signal light
(5) Front fog light (if equipped)
Maintenance
(Continued)
• If a bulb becomes damaged or
cracked, replace it immediately
and carefully dispose of it.
• Wear eye protection when changing a bulb. Allow the bulb to cool
down before handling it.
G220102AMG-EU
OHD076046
G220101AUN-EU
Headlight bulb
WARNING - Halogen bulbs
• Halogen bulbs contain pressurized gas that will produce flying
pieces of glass if broken.
• Always handle them carefully,
and avoid scratches and abrasions. If the bulbs are lit, avoid
contact with liquids. Never touch
the glass with bare hands.
Residual oil may cause the bulb
to overheat and burst when lit. A
bulb should be operated only
when installed in a headlight.
(Continued)
Headlight, front turn signal, position,
side marker and fog light bulbs (if
equipped)
If the light bulb is not operating, have the
vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer.
OMG049011
G220200AMG-EU
Side repeater light bulb replacement (if equipped)
If the light bulb is not operating, have the
vehicle checked by an authorized KIA
dealer.
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Maintenance
OMG079021
G220300AMG-EU
Rear combination light bulb
replacement
(1) Back-up light
(2) Rear turn signal light
(3) Stop and tail light / Rear side marker
light
(4) Tail light
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OMG079023
OMG079025
Rear turn signal light
1. Open the trunk lid
2. Remove the service cover by pulling out
the service cover.
3. Remove the socket from the assembly
by turning the socket counterclockwise
until the tabs on the socket align with
the slots on the assembly.
4. Remove the bulb from the socket by
pressing it in and rotating it counterclockwise until the tabs on the bulb
align with the slots in the socket. Pull
the bulb out of the socket.
5. Insert a new bulb by inserting it into
the socket and rotating it until it locks
into place.
Maintenance
6. Install the socket in the assembly by
aligning the tabs on the socket with the
slots in the assembly. Push the socket
into the assembly and turn the socket
clockwise.
7. Install the service cover by putting it
into the service hole.
Back-up and tail light
If the light is not operating, have the vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer.
ONF078030
OMG058026
G220400AMG-EU
G220500AMG
High mounted stop light
replacement
License plate light bulb replacement
If the light is not operating, have the vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer.
1. Remove the lens by using a flat-blade
screwdriver.
2. Remove the socket from the lens.
3. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight
out.
4. Install a new bulb.
5. Reinstall the lens securely.
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Maintenance
Front map lamp
Sunvisor lamp (if equipped)
G220600AUN
Interior light bulb replacement
1. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, gently
pry the lens from the interior light
housing.
2. Remove the bulb by pulling it straight
out.
WARNING
Dome lamp
Glove box lamp (if equipped)
Prior to working on the Interior
Lights, ensure that the “OFF” button is depressed to avoid burning
your fingers or receiving an electric
shock.
3. Install a new bulb in the socket.
4. Align the lens tabs with the interior
light housing notches and snap the
lens into place.
Luggage room lamp (if equipped)
OMG079031/OMG079028
CAUTION
Use care not to dirty or damage
lens, lens tab, and plastic housings.
OMG075023/OMG075025/OMG075024
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Maintenance
APPEARANCE CARE
Exterior care
G230101AUN
Exterior general caution
It is very important to follow the label
directions when using any chemical
cleaner or polish. Read all warning and
caution statements that appear on the
label.
G230102ABH
Finish maintenance
Washing
To help protect your vehicle’s finish from
rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly
and frequently at least once a month with
lukewarm or cold water.
If you use your vehicle for off-road driving, you should wash it after each offroad trip. Pay special attention to the
removal of any accumulation of salt, dirt,
mud, and other foreign materials. Make
sure the drain holes in the lower edges of
the doors and rocker panels are kept
clear and clean.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial pollution and similar deposits
can damage your vehicle’s finish if not
removed immediately.
Even prompt washing with plain water
may not completely remove all these
deposits. A mild soap, safe for use on
painted surfaces, may be used.
After washing, rinse the vehicle thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water. Do
not allow soap to dry on the finish.
OJB037800
CAUTION
Do not use strong soap, chemical
detergents or hot water, and do not
wash the vehicle in direct sunlight
or when the body of the vehicle is
warm.
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.
CAUTION
• Water washing in the engine compartment including high pressure
water washing may cause the failure of electrical circuits or engine
and related part located in the
engine compartment.
• Never allow water or other liquids
to come in contact with electrical/electronic components and
air duct 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.
G230103AUN
G230105AUN
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.
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.
✽ NOTICE
If your vehicle is damaged and requires
any metal repair or replacement, be sure
the body shop applies anti-corrosion
materials to the parts repaired or
replaced.
CAUTION
• Wiping dust or dirt off the body
with a dry cloth will scratch the
finish.
• Do not use steel wool, abrasive
cleaners, 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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G230104AUN
Bright-metal maintenance
• To remove road tar and insects, use a
tar remover, not a scraper or other
sharp object.
• To protect the surfaces of bright-metal
parts from corrosion, apply a coating of
wax or chrome preservative and rub to
a high luster.
• During winter weather or in coastal
areas, cover the bright metal parts with
a heavier coating of wax or preservative. If necessary, coat the parts with
non-corrosive petroleum jelly or other
protective compound.
Maintenance
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.
G230106AUN
G230107AUN
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.
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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Maintenance
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.
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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.
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.
Maintenance
• 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.
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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Maintenance
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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 Owner’s
Handbook & Warranty Information booklet in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system to meet all applicable
emission regulations.
There are three emission control systems, as follows.
(1) Crankcase emission control system
(2) Evaporative emission control system
(3) Exhaust emission control system
In order to assure the proper function of
the emission control systems, it is recommended that you have your 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
The Evaporative Emission Control
System is designed to prevent fuel
vapors from escaping 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
The Exhaust Emission Control System is
a highly effective system which controls
exhaust emissions while maintaining
good vehicle performance.
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.
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Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV)
The purge control solenoid valve is controlled by the Engine Control Module
(ECM); when the engine coolant temperature is low during idling, the PCSV closes so that evaporated fuel is not taken
into the engine. After the engine warmsup during ordinary driving, the PCSV
opens to introduce evaporated fuel to the
engine.
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.
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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.
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PROPOSITION 65
WARNING
Engine exhaust and a wide variety
of automobile components and
parts, including components found
in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects and
reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles
and certain products of component
wear contain or emit chemicals
known to the State of California to
cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm.
Maintenance
• Do not operate the engine in confined
or closed areas (such as garages) any
more than what is necessary to move
the vehicle in or out of the area.
• When the vehicle is stopped in an
open area for more than a short time
with the engine running, adjust the
ventilation system (as needed) to draw
outside air into the vehicle.
• Never sit in a parked or stopped vehicle for any extended time with the
engine running.
• When the engine stalls or fails to start,
excessive attempts to restart the
engine may cause damage to the
emission control system.
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Operating precautions for catalytic
converters (if equipped)
WARNING - Fire
A hot exhaust system can ignite
flammable items under your vehicle. Do not park, idle, or drive the
vehicle over or near flammable
objects, such as grass, vegetation,
paper, leaves, etc.
Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic
converter emission control device.
Therefore, the following precautions
must be observed:
• Use only UNLEADED FUEL for gasoline engines.
• Do not operate the vehicle when there
are signs of engine malfunction, such
as misfire or a noticeable loss of performance.
• Do not misuse or abuse the engine.
Examples of misuse are coasting with
the ignition off and descending steep
grades in gear with the ignition off.
• Do not operate the engine at high idle
speed for extended periods (5 minutes
or more).
• Do not modify or tamper with any part
of the engine or emission control system. All inspections and adjustments
must be made by an authorized KIA
dealer.
• Avoid driving with a 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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Maintenance
CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE NOTICE
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Perchlorate Material-special handling
may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
Notice to California Vehicle Dismantlers:
Perchlorate containing materials, such as
air bag inflators, seatbelt pretensioners
and keyless remote entry batteries, must
be disposed of according to Title 22
California Code of Regulations Section
67384.10 (a).
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Dimensions / 8-2
Bulb wattage / 8-2
Tires and wheels / 8-3
Recommended lubricants and capacities / 8-4
Vehicle identification number (VIN) / 8-6
Vehicle certification label / 8-6
Tire specification and pressure label / 8-6
Engine number / 8-7
Consumer assistance / 8-8
Electrical equipment / 8-10
Reporting safety defects / 8-11
Purchasing factory authorized manuals / 8-12
Specifications, Consumer information,
Reporting safety defects
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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defeccts
DIMENSIONS
BULB WATTAGE
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Item
in (mm)
Overall length
189.9 (4800)
Overall width
71.1 (1805)
Overall height
58.3 (1480)
Front tread
61.5 (1563)
Rear tread
61.1 (1552)
Wheelbase
107.1 (2720)
Light Bulb
Headlights (Low)
Headlights (High)
Front turn signal lights
Position lights
Side repeater lights
Front side marker lights
Front fog lights*
Stop and tail lights
Tail light*
Rear turn signal lights
Back-up lights
Rear side marker lights*
High mounted stop light
License plate lights
Map lamps
Room lamps
Luggage lamp*
Glove box lamp
Vanity mirror lamps
* : If equipped
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Wattage
55
55
28
8
LED
8
35
LED
LED
21
16
LED
LED
4
10
10
5
5
5
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TIRES AND WHEELS
I020000BMG
Inflation pressure
Item
Full size tire
Compact
spare tire
Tire
size
Wheel size
P205/60R16
6.5J×16
P215/50R17
6.5J×17
P225/50R17
6.5J×17
T125/80D16
4.0Tx17
Wheel lug nut torque
kPa (psi)
Normal load
*1
Maximum load
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
220
220
240
240
(32)
(32)
(35)
(35)
420
420
420
420
(60)
(60)
(60)
(60)
lb•ft (kg•m, N•m)
65~79
(9~11, 88~107)
* Normal load : Up to 3 persons
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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defeccts
RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES
I040000AMG
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 * *
(drain and refill)
1
2
Volume
Classification
2.4L
4.5 US qt. (4.3 l)
API Service SL or SM,
2.7L
4.7 US qt. (4.5 l)
ILSAC GF-3 or above
API Service GL-4 (SAE 75W-85, fill for-life)
Manual transaxle fluid
1.85 US qt. (1.75 l)
2.4L
8.2 US qt. (7.8 l)
2.7L
10.0 US qt. (9.5 l)
DIAMOND ATF SP-III, SK ATF SP-III or other
brands meeting the SP-III specification approved
by KIA Motors Corp.
0.8 US qt. (0.8 l)
PSF-4
2.4L
6.8~7.3 US qt. (6.4~6.9 l)
Mixture of antifreeze and water (Ethylene glycol
2.7L
8.7~8.8 US qt. (8.2~8.3 l)
base coolant for aluminum radiator)
1.0 US qt. (0.9 l)
FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
16.4 US gal. (62 l)
-
Automatic transaxle fluid
Power steering
Coolant
Brake/clutch fluid
Fuel
*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, Consumer information, Reporting safety defeccts
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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 SL, SM / 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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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defeccts
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION LABEL
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)
Frame number
VIN label
OMG089001
H010000AMG
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is
the number used in registering your car
and in all legal matters pertaining to its
ownership, etc.
The number is punched on the engine
compartment bulkhead.
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OMG055003
The VIN is also on a plate attached to the
top of the dashboard. The number on the
plate can easily be seen through the
windshield from outside.
ONF088002
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The vehicle certification label attached
on the driver’s side center pillar gives the
vehicle identification number (VIN).
Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defeccts
TIRE SPECIFICATION AND
PRESSURE LABEL
ENGINE NUMBER
2.4L
OMG089003
2.7L
OMG055004
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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.
OMG089007N
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The engine number is stamped on the
engine block as shown in the drawing.
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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
CONSUMER ASSISTANCE (U.S. ONLY)
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Roadside Assistance is provided on all new current model year
Kia Vehicles from the date the vehicle is delivered to the first
retail buyer or otherwise put into use (in-service date), whichever is earlier, for a period of 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever is earlier, subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions set
forth in the Kia Warranty and Consumer Information Guide
applicable to your model year vehicle.
KMA reserves the right to limit or deny services or other benefits to any owner or driver when, in KMA's judgment, the claims
and/or service requests are excessive in frequency or type of
occurrence.
Toll free consumer assistance
Kia's toll-free Consumer Assistance hot line is staffed from 5:00
AM to 6:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday and is accessible
by dialing 1-800-333-4Kia (4542).
For more information regarding assistance available, please
refer to your Kia Warranty & Consumer Information Manual.
Emergency roadside assistance
Kia's toll free Roadside Assistance hot line is staffed 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year and is accessible by dialing 1-800-3334Kia (4542).
Please note that you must provide your Vehicle Identification
Number (VIN) to verify coverage at the time of your call. The
VIN can be found on the dash of your vehicle on the driver’s
side, on the door jamb of the driver’s door, your vehicle’s registration or proof of insurance card.
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Kia utilizes a network of over 17,000 roadside assistance
providers. Should you accidentally run out of fuel, require a battery jump, or need help changing a tire, a Kia Roadside
Assistance Representative will dispatch someone to deliver a
small quantity of gas, change a flat tire with your inflated spare,
or arrange a battery jump to allow you to proceed to your destination. We have access to a network of over 10,000 locksmiths
to help you should you become locked out of your Kia.
In the event that mechanical difficulty renders your vehicle
undriveable due to a warranty-related concern, Kia’s Roadside
Assistance Representative will arrange to transport your vehicle
to the nearest Kia dealer or to an alternative service location.
Your vehicle must be accessible to our dispatch transport vehicle, as determined by our driver, to receive this service. In the
event that Kia does not have a dealer or an alternative service
location available in a particular location, Kia will work with a
reputable local service facility to ensure that you receive prompt
service. Warranty repairs are performed at no cost.
✽ NOTICE
Roadside Assistance benefits are not available for any Kia
vehicle that has ever been or should be issued a “salvage” title
or similar “branded” title under any state’s law or has been
declared a “total loss” or equivalent by a financial institution
or insurance company.
Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
Trip interruption
Trip interruption expense benefits are provided in the event that
a warranty-related disablement occurs more than 150 miles
from your home, and the repairs require more than 24 hours to
complete. Reasonable reimbursement is included for meals,
lodging, or rental car expenses. Trip interruption coverage is limited to $100 per day subject to a three day maximum limit per
incident. You must contact the Kia Roadside Assistance Center
to obtain pre-authorization of expenses. Once the Kia Roadside
Assistance Center gives authorization for trip interruption benefits, they will assist you in making the necessary arrangements.
Insurance deductibles, expenses, and claims paid by your
insurance company or other providers are not eligible for reimbursement.
Fleet vehicles are excluded from reimbursement under Kia’s
Trip Interruption Policy.
Registering your vehicle in a foreign country
If you plan to register your vehicle in a foreign country, you
should confirm that it conforms to the regulations in that country. Even if you successfully register the vehicle in a foreign
country, you may experience the following problems and should
therefore consider the possibility of having to deal with them:
1. The fuel specified for your vehicle may be unavailable. If other
than the specified fuel is used, it could cause damage to the
engine, the fuel injection system, and other fuel-related parts
which may not be covered under your New Vehicle Emissions
Limited Warranty.
2. We must, therefore, clearly state that when you leave the
country in which you purchased your Kia new and register it
in another country, problems arising from the use of fuel other
than the specified fuel are not subject to manufacturer’s warranty. Because vehicles like yours may not be marketed in the
new country of registration, parts, servicing techniques and
tools necessary to maintain and repair your vehicle may be
unavailable.
Even if vehicles like yours are sold there, mechanical specifications required by the government may vary enough from
the country of purchase to cause additional problems.
3. There may not be an Authorized Kia Dealer in the area in
which you plan to register your vehicle. You may additionally
experience difficulty in obtaining services in a foreign country
for any number of reasons.
Further, we cannot assume any responsibility for problems that
result from unsatisfactory service or lack of service outside of
the United States.
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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (U.S. ONLY)
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The electrical system of your vehicle is designed to perform
under all reasonably expected operating conditions. However,
before any additional electrical equipment is installed in your
vehicle, consult an Authorized Kia Dealer, in order to ensure
that you do not void your warranty.
Certain electrical equipment, or the way in which it is installed,
may adversely affect the operation of your vehicle, including
such systems as the engine control system, the audio system
and the electrical charging system and thus potentially void all
or part of your warranty.
We assume no responsibility for any expense you may incur or
for any malfunction of your vehicle or any of its components or
systems that may result from the installation of additional electrical equipment that is not supplied, or recommended for installation by, Kia.
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Installation of a mobile two-way radio system
If a mobile two-way radio system is installed improperly, or if an
excessively powerful type of system is used, other electronic
systems may be adversely affected. To avoid damage to your
vehicle, consult an Authorized Kia Dealer concerning the proper equipment and installation.
Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS (U.S. ONLY)
Kia motor vehicles are designed and manufactured to meet or
exceed all applicable safety standards.
For your safety, however, we strongly urge you to read and follow all directions in this Owner's Manual, particularly the information under the headings "NOTICE", "CAUTION" and
"WARNING".
If, after reading this manual, you have any questions regarding
the operation of your vehicle, safety issues and defects please
contact your Kia's toll-free Consumer Assistance hot line as
below:
National Consumer Affairs Manager
Kia Motors America, Inc.
P.O. Box 52410
Irvine, CA 92619-2410
1-800-333-4Kia (4542)
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If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could
cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Kia
Motors America, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a
group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Kia Motors
America, Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety
Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-4249153); go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
Washington, DC 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
PURCHASING FACTORY AUTHORIZED MANUALS (U.S. ONLY)
H080000AMG
The following publications can be ordered by calling the toll-free
phone number 1-866-542-6268. Publications for the previous
years may also be obtained by calling the same number.
Valid only for sales within the U.S.. Canadian owners should
contact their Authorized KIA Dealer.
ORDER TOLL FREE: 1-866-542-6268
(NOTE: For Credit Card Holder Orders Only)
Publication
Part Number
Form Description
UT090 PS 013
2009 KIA OPTIMA
Owner’s Manual
The following publications can be accessed via on-line subscription at www.kiatechinfo.com.
2009 KIA OPTIMA Service Repair Manual
2009 KIA OPTIMA Electrical Troubleshooting Manual
Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. EST
MINIMUM CREDIT CARD PURCHASE $10.00
Service manual:
This manual covers maintenance and recommended procedures for repair to engine and chassis components. It is written
for the Journeyman mechanic, but is simple enough for most
mechanically inclined owners to understand.
Electrical troubleshooting manual:
This manual complements the Service Manual by providing indepth troubleshooting information for each electrical circuit in
your vehicle.
Owner’s manual:
This manual describes the overall features and operating procedures for the vehicle.
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Index
I
Index
A
Air bags-advanced supplemental restraint system ········3-34
Air bag warning label··················································3-59
Curtain air bag ·····························································3-51
Driver's air bag and passenger's front air bag ·············3-45
Occupant classification system ···································3-40
Side impact air bag····················································· 3-49
Air cleaner ·····································································7-26
Antenna··········································································4-94
Audio remote control·····················································4-94
Audio system ·································································4-94
Automatic climate control system ·································4-77
Automatic transaxle ·······················································5-10
Ignition key interlock system ······································5-14
Shift lock system ·························································5-13
Sports mode ·································································5-12
Transaxle ranges ··························································5-11
Automatic transaxle fluid ············································7-23
Aux, USB and iPod port················································4-93
Parking brake·······························································7-25
Power brakes ·······························································5-16
Bulb replacement ···························································7-56
Bulb wattage ····································································8-2
C
California perchlorate notice ········································ 7-70
Climate control air filter ················································7-27
Climate control system
Automatic climate control system·······························4-77
Manual climate control system ···································4-68
Cruise control system ····················································5-26
D
Defroster ········································································4-66
Door locks······································································4-11
Central door lock switch ·············································4-12
Child-protector rear door lock·····································4-14
B
E
Battery··········································································· 7-31
Before driving··································································5-3
Brake fluid ·····································································7-21
Brake system··································································5-16
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ····································5-19
Electrical equipment ······················································8-10
Electronic stability control·············································5-21
Emergency starting ··························································6-4
Emission control system················································7-67
Engine compartment ················································2-4, 7-2
I 2
Index
Engine coolant ·······························································7-18
Engine number·································································8-7
Engine oil·······································································7-17
F
Fuel filler lid ··································································4-23
Fuel requirements ····························································1-3
Fuses ··············································································7-47
G
Gauges ···········································································4-42
Engine temperature gauge ···········································4-43
Fuel gauge ···································································4-44
Instrument panel illumination ·····································4-42
Odometer ·····································································4-44
Speedometer ································································4-42
Tachometer ··································································4-42
Trip computer ·····························································4-45
Tripmeter ·····································································4-44
H
Hazard warning flasher··················································4-57
HOMELINK® wireless control system ························4-32
Hood···············································································4-22
How to use this manual ···················································1-2
I
If the engine will not start ···············································6-3
It the engine overheats·····················································6-6
If you have a flat tire ·····················································6-12
Changing tires······························································6-13
Ignition switch ·································································5-4
Immobilizer system ·························································4-4
In case of an emergency while driving····························6-2
Instrument cluster ··························································4-41
Instrument panel overview ··············································2-3
Interior features······························································4-89
Ashtray ········································································4-89
Cigarette lighter ···························································4-89
Cup holder ···································································4-90
Digital clock ································································4-92
Power outlet ································································4-91
Sunvisor ·······································································4-90
Interior lights ·································································4-64
Dome lamp ··································································4-64
Glove box lamp ···························································4-65
Map lamp·····································································4-64
Trunk room lamp·························································4-65
Vanity mirror lamp ······················································4-66
Interior overview ·····························································2-2
K
Keys··········································································4-3, 5-4
I 3
Index
L
Lighting··········································································4-58
Light bulbs ·····································································7-56
M
Maintenance services·······················································7-4
Schedule 1 - normal maintenance ·································7-9
Schedule 2 - severe maintenance ································7-13
Manual climate control system······································4-68
Manual transaxle······························································5-7
Mirrors ···········································································4-31
Inside rearview mirror ·················································4-31
Outside rearview mirror ··············································4-38
O
Owner maintenance ·························································7-6
P
Power steering ·······························································4-29
Power steering fluid·······················································7-22
Purchasing factory authorized manuals·························8-12
R
Remote keyless entry·······················································4-6
I 4
Reporting safety defects ················································8-11
Road warning···································································6-2
S
Schedule - maintenance
Schedule 1 - normal maintenance ·································7-9
Schedule 2 - severe maintenance ································7-13
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items ·············7-14
Seat···················································································3-2
Armrest - rear center····················································3-11
Folding the rear seat ····················································3-11
Front seat adjustment - manual ·····································3-4
Front seat adjustment - electric ·····································3-8
Headrest ·········································································3-5
Seat warmer ···································································3-7
Seat belts········································································3-29
Pre-tensioner safety belt ··············································3-19
Seat belt - Driver's 3-point system with ELR ·············3-17
Seat belt - Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system
with CLR ···································································3-18
Seat belt warning ·························································3-33
Special driving conditions ·············································5-32
Driving at night ···························································5-33
Driving in the rain ·······················································5-34
Hazardous driving conditions······································5-32
Winter driving······························································5-36
Starting the engine ···························································5-6
Steering wheel································································4-29
Index
Storage compartment ·····················································4-87
Center console storage·················································4-87
Glove box ····································································4-87
Multi box ·····································································4-88
Sunglass holder····························································4-88
Sunroof···········································································4-26
Windows ········································································4-17
Power window lock button··········································4-20
Windshield defrosting and defogging····························4-84
Wiper blades ··································································7-29
Wipers and washers ·······················································4-62
T
Theft-alarm system ··························································4-9
Tires and wheels·····················································7-34, 8-3
Tires pressure monitoring system (TPMS)······················6-7
Towing ···········································································6-20
Trailer towing ································································5-40
Trunk··············································································4-15
V
Vehicle break-in process··················································1-5
Vehicle data collection and event data recorders ············1-6
Vehicle identification number(VIN) ································8-6
Vehicle certification label ················································8-6
Vehicle load limit···························································5-47
W
Warnings and indicators ················································4-49
Washer fluid···································································7-25
I 5
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