2013 Optima Owner`s Manual

2013 Optima Owner`s Manual
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Foreword
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table of contents
Introduction
1
Your vehicle at a glance
2
Safety features of your vehicle
3
Features of your vehicle
4
Driving your vehicle
5
What to do in an emergency
6
Maintenance
7
Specifications & Consumer information
8
Index
I
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Index
I
Index
A
Active eco ······································································5-36
Air bags··········································································3-40
Air bag warning label··················································3-66
Air bag warning light ··················································3-43
Curtain air bag ·····························································3-58
Driver's and passenger's front air bag··························3-52
Occupant detection system··········································3-46
Side impact air bag······················································3-56
SRS components and functions···································3-43
Air cleaner ·····································································7-23
Alarm system ·································································4-10
Antenna (Glass) ···························································4-120
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ······································5-26
Appearance care·····························································7-56
Exterior care ································································7-56
Interior care ·································································7-61
Audio system ·······························································4-120
Glass antenna·····························································4-120
Steering wheel audio control·····································4-121
Aux, USB and iPod port············································4-122
Auto defogging system················································4-112
Automatic climate control system ·······························4-101
Air conditioning ························································4-107
Automatic heating and air conditioning····················4-102
Manual heating and air conditioning·························4-103
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Automatic transaxle ·······················································5-15
Ignition key interlock system ······································5-20
Paddle shifter ·······························································5-19
Shift lock system ·························································5-19
Sports mode ·································································5-18
Aux, USB and iPod port··············································4-122
B
Battery············································································7-28
Battery saver function····················································4-80
Before driving ··································································5-3
Bottle holders, see cup holders····································4-116
Brake system··································································5-23
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) ····································5-26
Electronic stability control (ESC) ·······························5-28
Parking brake·······························································5-24
Power brakes································································5-23
Hill-start assist control (HAC) ····································5-32
Vehicle stability management······································5-33
Brakes/clutch fluid·························································7-20
Bulb wattage ····································································8-2
Button start/stop, see engine start/stop button·················5-6
Index
C
Capacities (Lubricants)····················································8-4
Care
Exterior care ································································7-56
Interior care ·································································7-61
Tire care·······································································7-31
Cargo weight··································································5-55
Center console storage·················································4-113
Central door lock switch················································4-15
Certification label ····························································8-6
Changing tires··································································6-8
Checking tire inflation pressure·····································7-33
Child restraint system ····················································3-31
Passenger seat belt·······················································3-34
Tether anchor system···················································3-36
Lower anchor system···················································3-37
Child-protector rear door lock ·······································4-17
Climate control air filter·····································4-100, 7-24
Clock (Digital) ·····························································4-118
Clothes hanger ·····························································4-119
Combined instrument, see instrument cluster ···············4-48
Compact spare tire ·························································6-13
Compact spare tire replacement ····································7-36
Compass mirror, see the Electric chromic mirror (ECM)
with homeLink system and compass···························4-39
Cool box·······································································4-114
Coolant···········································································7-17
Cooling fluid, see engine coolant ··································7-17
Crankcase emission control system·······························7-62
Cruise control system ····················································5-37
Cup holder ···································································4-116
Curtain air bag ·······························································3-58
D
Dashboard illumination, see instrument panel
illumination··································································4-49
Dashboard, see instrument cluster ·································4-48
Defogging (Windshield) ··············································4-109
Defogging logic (Windshield) ·····································4-111
Defroster (Rear window) ···············································4-91
Defrosting (Windshield) ··············································4-109
Digital clock·································································4-118
Dimensions ······································································8-2
Display illumination, see instrument panel
illumination··································································4-49
Displays, see instrument cluster ····································4-48
Distance to service·························································4-55
Door locks······································································4-13
Central door lock switch ·············································4-15
Child-protector rear door lock·····································4-17
Drinks holders, see cup holders···································4-116
Driver's 3-point system with evergency locking
retractor········································································3-21
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Index
Driver's air bag·······························································3-52
Driver's position memory system ··································4-34
Driving at night······························································5-44
Driving in flooded areas ················································5-45
Driving in the rain··························································5-45
Engine will not start·························································6-3
Evaporative emission control System ···························7-62
Exhaust emission control system ·································7-63
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items ··············7-12
Exterior care···································································7-56
E
F
Economical operation ····················································5-41
Electric chromic mirror (ECM) with HomeLink system
and compass ································································4-39
Electric power steering ··················································4-36
Electronic stability control (ESC) ·································5-28
Emergency starting ··························································6-4
Jump starting ·································································6-4
Push starting ··································································6-5
Emergency while driving·················································6-2
Emission control system················································7-62
Crankcase emission control system·····························7-62
Evaporative emission control System ·························7-62
Exhaust emission control system ································7-63
Engine compartment ················································2-4, 7-2
Engine coolant ·······························································7-17
Engine number·································································8-7
Engine oil·······································································7-15
Engine overheats······························································6-6
Engine start/stop button ···················································5-6
Engine temperature gauge ·············································4-51
Flat tire·············································································6-7
Changing tires································································6-8
Compact spare tire·······················································6-13
Jack and tools ································································6-7
Removing and storing the spare tire······························6-8
Floor mat anchor(s) ·····················································4-118
Fluid
Washer fluid·································································7-21
Brakes/clutch fluid·······················································7-20
Folding the rear seat ······················································3-13
Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with
combination locking retractor ·····································3-21
Front seat adjustment - manual ·······································3-4
Front seat adjustment - power ·········································3-6
Fuel filler lid ··································································4-27
Fuel gauge······································································4-50
Fuel requirements ····························································1-3
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Index
Fuses ··············································································7-45
Fuse/relay panel description········································7-50
Instrument panel fuse ··················································7-46
Multi fuse ····································································7-48
Memory fuse································································7-47
G
Gauge
Engine temperature gauge ···········································4-51
Fuel gauge ···································································4-50
Glass antenna ·······························································4-120
Glassroof, see Panorama sunroof ··································4-30
Glove box·····································································4-113
H
Hazard warning flasher··················································4-74
Hazardous driving conditions ········································5-43
Headlight escort function···············································4-80
Headlight leveling device ··············································4-80
Headrest··································································3-8, 3-15
Highway driving ····························································5-46
Hill-start assist control (HAC)·······································5-32
Homelink mirror, see the electric chromic mirror (ECM)
with homelink system and compass····························4-39
Hood···············································································4-25
Horn ···············································································4-37
How to use this manual ···················································1-2
I
Ignition key interlock system ········································5-20
Immobilizer system ·························································4-3
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster ···················1-5
Indicators and warnings·················································4-58
Inside rearview mirror ···················································4-39
Instrument cluster ··························································4-48
Engine temperature gauge ···········································4-51
Fuel gauge ···································································4-50
Instrument panel illumination ·····································4-49
Odometer ·····································································4-52
Speedometer ································································4-49
Tachometer ··································································4-49
Trip computer ······························································4-51
Distance to service·······················································4-55
Vehicle option······························································4-57
Warning and indicators················································4-58
Instrument panel illumination········································4-49
Instrument panel overview···············································2-3
Interior care····································································7-61
Interior features····························································4-116
Clothes hanger ···························································4-119
Cup holder ·································································4-116
Digital clock ······························································4-118
Floor mat anchor(s) ···················································4-118
Power outlet·······························································4-117
Sunvisor ·····································································4-116
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Index
Interior light ···································································4-88
Interior overview······························································2-2
Interlock system·····························································5-20
J
Jack and tools···································································6-7
Jump starting····································································6-4
K
Key positions ···································································5-4
Keys ·················································································4-2
L
Label
Air bag warning label··················································3-66
Tire sidewall labeling ··················································7-37
Tire specification and pressure label ·····························8-7
Vehicle certification label ··············································8-6
Latch system, see lower anchor system·························3-37
Lighting··········································································4-80
Battery saver function··················································4-80
Headlight escort function ············································4-80
Headlight leveling device ············································4-80
Lower anchor system·····················································3-37
Lubricants and capacities·················································8-4
Lumbar support ························································3-5, 3-7
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M
Maintenance
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items ·············7-12
Maintenance services·····················································7-3
Maintenance under severe usage conditions ···············7-11
Owner maintenance ·······················································7-5
Tire maintenance ·························································7-44
Maintenance services·······················································7-3
Manual climate control system······································4-92
Air conditioning ··························································4-97
Climate control air filter ············································4-100
Heating and air conditioning ·······································4-93
Manual transaxle····························································5-12
Memory fuse··································································7-47
Mirrors ···········································································4-39
Day/night rearview mirror···········································4-39
Electric chromic mirror (ECM) with homelink system
and compass ································································4-39
Inside rearview mirror ·················································4-39
Outside rearview mirror ··············································4-46
Moonroof, see panorama sunroof··································4-30
Multi fuse·······································································7-48
N
Neck restraints, see headrest ··································3-8, 3-15
Index
O
Occupant detection system ············································3-46
Odometer ·······································································4-52
Oil (Engine) ···································································7-15
Outside rearview mirror·················································4-46
Overheats ·········································································6-6
Owner maintenance ·························································7-5
P
Paddle shifter ·································································5-19
Panorama sunroof ··························································4-30
Parking brake ·································································5-24
Parking brake inspect·····················································7-14
Passenger's front air bag ················································3-52
Power brakes··································································5-23
Power outlet ·································································4-117
Power window lock button ············································4-24
Pre-tensioner seat belt····················································3-24
Push starting·····································································6-5
R
Rear parking assist system·············································4-75
Rear seat·········································································3-13
Rearview camera····························································4-78
Recommended cold tire inflation pressures ··················7-31
Recommended lubricants and capacities·························8-4
Recommended SAE viscosity number ····························8-5
Remote keyless entry·······················································4-7
Road warning···································································6-2
Rocking the vehicle ·······················································5-43
S
Seat belts········································································3-18
Driver's 3-point system with emergency locking
retractor ····································································3-21
Front passenger and rear seat 3-point system with
combination locking retractor ··································3-23
Pre-tensioner seat belt ·················································3-24
Seat belt warning ·························································3-19
Seat warmer····························································3-9, 3-16
Seatback pocket ·····························································3-12
Seats ·················································································3-2
Armrest ········································································3-17
Headrest································································3-8, 3-15
Folding the rear seat ····················································3-13
Front seat adjustment - manual ·····································3-4
Front seat adjustment - power ·······································3-6
Lumbar support ······················································3-5, 3-7
Rear seat ······································································3-13
Seatback pocket ···························································3-12
Climate control seat·····················································3-11
Seat warmer··························································3-9, 3-16
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Index
Shift lock system ···························································5-19
Side impact air bag ························································3-56
Smart key ·········································································4-5
Smooth cornering···························································5-44
Snow tires ······································································5-47
Spare tire
Compact spare tire·······················································6-13
Compact spare tire replacement ··································7-36
Removing and storing the spare tire······························6-8
Special driving conditions ·············································5-43
Driving at night ···························································5-44
Driving in flooded areas ··············································5-45
Driving in the rain ·······················································5-45
Hazardous driving conditions······································5-43
Highway driving ··························································5-46
Rocking the vehicle ·····················································5-43
Smooth cornering ························································5-44
Speedometer···································································4-49
Sports mode ···································································5-18
Starting difficulties, see engine will not start ··················6-3
Starting the engine ···························································5-9
Steering wheel ·······························································4-36
Horn ·············································································4-37
Electric power steering ················································4-36
Tilt steering··································································4-37
Steering wheel audio control ·······································4-121
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Storage compartment ···················································4-113
Center console storage···············································4-113
Glove box ··································································4-113
Cool box ····································································4-114
Sunglass holder··························································4-114
Sunroof, see panorama sunroof ·····································4-30
Sunvisor ·······································································4-116
T
Tachometer·····································································4-49
Tether anchor system ·····················································3-36
Theft-alarm system ························································4-10
Tilt steering ····································································4-37
Tire specification and pressure label ·······························8-7
Tires and wheels ····························································7-31
Checking tire inflation pressure ··································7-33
Compact spare tire replacement ··································7-36
Recommended cold tire inflation pressures ················7-31
Tire care·······································································7-31
Tire maintenance ·························································7-37
Tire replacement ··························································7-35
Tire rotation ·································································7-34
Tire sidewall labeling ··················································7-37
Tire traction ·································································7-37
Wheel alignment and tire balance ·······························7-35
Wheel replacement ······················································7-36
Index
Tires and wheels ······························································8-3
Towing ···········································································6-15
Trailer towing·································································5-55
Transaxle
Automatic transaxle·····················································5-15
Manual transaxle ·························································5-12
Trip computer ································································4-51
Trunk··············································································4-18
V
Vehicle break-in process ··················································1-4
Vehicle certification label ················································8-6
Vehicle identification number (VIN)·······························8-6
Vehicle load limit···························································5-50
Certification label ························································5-53
Vehicle option ································································4-57
Vehicle stability management········································5-33
Vehicle weight ·······························································5-55
Base curb weight ·························································5-55
Cargo weight ·······························································5-55
GAW (Gross axle weight) ···········································5-55
GAWR (Gross axle weight rating) ······························5-55
GVW (Gross vehicle weight) ······································5-55
GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating)·························5-55
W
Warnings and indicators ················································4-58
Washer fluid···································································7-21
Weight ············································································5-55
Base curb weight ·························································5-55
Cargo weight ·······························································5-55
GAW (Gross axle weight) ···········································5-55
GAWR (Gross axle weight rating) ······························5-55
GVW (Gross vehicle weight) ······································5-55
GVWR (Gross vehicle weight rating)·························5-55
Welcome system ····························································4-79
Wheel alignment and tire balance ·································7-35
Wheel replacement ························································7-36
Windows ········································································4-21
Auto down window ·····················································4-22
Auto up/down window ················································4-23
Power window lock button ··········································4-24
Windshield defrosting and defogging··························4-109
Defogging logic ·························································4-111
Auto defogging system··············································4-112
Winter driving ································································5-47
Snow tires ····································································5-47
Wiper blades ··································································7-25
Wipers and washers ·······················································4-85
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Introduction
How to use this manual / 1-2
Fuel requirements / 1-3
Vehicle break-in process / 1-4
Indicator symbols on the instrument cluster / 1-5
1
Introduction
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
We want to help you get the greatest
possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can assist you
in many ways. We strongly recommend
that you read the entire manual. In order
to minimize the chance of death or injury,
you must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections in the manual.
Illustrations complement the words in this
manual to best explain how to enjoy your
vehicle. By reading your manual, you will
learn about features, important safety
information, and driving tips under various road conditions.
The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. Use the
index when looking for a specific area or
subject; it has an alphabetical listing of all
information in your manual.
Sections: This manual has eight sections
plus an index. Each section begins with a
brief list of contents so you can tell at a
glance if that section has the information
you want.
You will find various WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this manual. These WARNINGs were prepared to
enhance your personal safety.You should
carefully read and follow ALL procedures
and recommendations provided in these
WARNINGS, CAUTIONS and NOTICES.
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a situation in
which harm, serious bodily injury or
death could result if the warning is
ignored.
CAUTION
A CAUTION indicates a situation in
which damage to your vehicle could
result if the caution is ignored.
✽ NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates interesting or helpful information is being provided.
1 2
Introduction
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Your new Kia 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.
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 one
time, otherwise the Check Engine
light will illuminate.
• Always check that the fuel cap is
installed securely to prevent fuel
spillage in the event of an accident.
Gasoline containing alcohol and
methanol
Gasohol, a mixture of gasoline and
ethanol (also known as grain alcohol),
and gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol (also known as wood alcohol)
are being marketed along with or instead
of leaded or unleaded gasoline.
Do not use gasohol containing more than
10% ethanol, and do not use gasoline or
gasohol containing any methanol. Either
of these fuels may cause drivability problems and damage to the fuel system.
Discontinue using gasohol of any kind if
drivability problems occur.
Vehicle damage or drivability problems
may not be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if they result from the use
of:
1. Gasohol containing more than 10%
ethanol.
2. Gasoline or gasohol containing
methanol.
3. Leaded fuel or leaded gasohol.
"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.
1 3
Introduction
VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCESS
Use of MTBE
Kia recommends avoiding fuels containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7%
weight) in your vehicle.
Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) may
reduce vehicle performance and produce
vapor lock or hard starting.
CAUTION
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
may not cover damage to the fuel
system and any performance problems that are caused by the use of
fuels containing methanol or fuels
containing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary
Butyl Ether) over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight.)
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.
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Fuel Additives
Kia recommends that you use good quality gasolines treated with detergent additives such as TOP TIER Detergent
Gasoline, which help prevent deposit formation in the engine. These gasolines
will help the engine run cleaner and
enhance performance of the Emission
Control System. For more information on
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, please
go to the website (www.toptiergas.com).
For customers who do not use TOP Tier
Detergent Gasoline regularly, and have
problems starting or the engine does not
run smoothly, additives that you can buy
separately may be added to the gasoline.
If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not
available, one bottle of additive added to
the fuel tank at every 12,000 km or every
engine oil change is recommended.
Additives are available from your authorized Kia dealer along with information on
how to use them. Do not mix other additives.
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.
No special break-in period is needed. By
following a few simple precautions for the
first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of
your vehicle.
• Do not race the engine.
• While driving, keep your engine speed
(rpm, or revolutions per minute)
between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
• Do not maintain a single speed for long
periods of time, either fast or slow.
Varying engine speed is needed to
properly break-in the engine.
• Avoid hard stops, except in emergencies, to allow the brakes to seat properly.
• Don't let the engine idle longer than 3
minutes at one time.
• Don't tow a trailer during the first 2,000
km (1,200 miles) of operation.
Introduction
INDICATOR SYMBOLS ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
Door ajar warning light
ABS warning light*
Engine coolant temperature
warning light
Trunk lid open warning light
Parking brake & Brake fluid
warning light
Low fuel level warning light
Seat belt warning light
Engine oil pressure warning light
Electric power steering (EPS)
system warning light*
High beam indicator
Charging system warning light
Shift pattern indicator
Turn signal indicator
Malfunction indicator
Front fog light indicator*
Air bag warning light
ESC indicator
Cruise indicator*
ESC OFF indicator
Cruise SET indicator*
ECO ECOMINDER® indicator*
Immobilizer 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
2
Your vehicle at a glance
INTERIOR OVERVIEW
1. Driver position memory system*.......4-34
2. Door lock/unlock button ....................4-14
3. Outside rearview mirror control
switch*...............................................4-47
4. Power window lock button* ...............4-24
5. Power window switches*...................4-21
6. Central door lock switch* ..................4-15
7. Instrument panel illumination control
switch*...............................................4-49
8. ESC OFF button ...............................5-28
9. Steering wheel tilt lever* ...................4-37
10. Hood release lever .........................4-25
11. Fuse box .........................................7-45
12. Brake pedal.....................................5-23
13. Accelerator pedal......................5-9/5-10
14. Trunk lid release lever .....................4-18
15. Fuel filler lid release lever ...............4-27
* : if equipped
❈ The actual interior in the vehicle may differ from the illustration
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Your vehicle at a glance
INSTRUMENT PANEL OVERVIEW
1. Instrument cluster .............................4-48
2. Light control / Turn signals................4-80
3. Wiper/Washer ...................................4-85
4. Horn ..................................................4-37
5. Steering wheel audio control*.........4-121
6. Auto cruise control*...........................5-37
7. Driver’s air bag..................................3-52
8. Steering wheel ..................................4-36
9. Ignition switch* or
ENGINE START/STOP button*.....5-4/5-6
10. Digital clock...................................4-118
11. Hazard ......................................4-74/6-2
12. Audio* ...........................................4-120
13. Climate control system .........4-92/4-101
14. Shift lever................................5-12/5-15
15. Aux, USB and iPod port* ..............4-122
16. Power outlet*.................................4-117
17. Seat warmer* ....................................3-9
18. Passenger’s air bag ........................3-52
19. Glove box ......................................4-113
* : if equipped
❈ The actual instrument panel in the vehicle may differ from the illustration
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Your vehicle at a glance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ 2.4L Engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir ...................7-18
2. Engine oil filler cap ...........................7-15
3. Brake/clutch* fluid reservoir ..............7-20
4. Air cleaner.........................................7-23
5. Fuse box ...........................................7-45
■ 2.0L Engine
6. Positive battery terminal ...................7-28
7. Negative battery terminal..................7-28
8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir .....7-21
9. Radiator cap .....................................7-19
10. Engine oil dipstick ...........................7-15
* : if equipped
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Seat / 3-2
Seat belts / 3-18
Child restraint system / 3-31
Airbag-advanced supplemental restraint system / 3-40
Safety features of your vehicle
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Safety features of your vehicle
SEAT
Driver’s seat
(1) Seat adjustment, forward / backward
(2) Seatback recliner
(3) Seat adjustment, height
(4) Lumbar support
(5) Driver position memory system*
(6) Seat warmer switch*
(7) Headrest
Front passenger’s seat
(8) Seat adjustment, forward / backward
(9) Seatback recliner
(10) Seat warmer switch*
(11) Headrest
Rear seat
(12)
(13)
(14)
(15)
Seat warmer*
Armrest
Headrest
Seat-back folding lever
* : if equipped
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Loose objects
Loose objects in the driver’s foot
area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly
causing an accident. Do not place
anything under the front seats.
WARNING - Uprighting
seat
When you return the seatback to its
upright position, hold the seatback
and return it slowly and be sure
there are no other 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 front seat passenger
Riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious
or fatal injury in an accident. If a
front seat is reclined during an
accident, the occupant’s hips may
slide under the lap portion of the
seat belt applying great force to the
unprotected abdomen. The protection of your restraint system (seat
belt and air bags) is greatly
reduced by reclining your seat.
Serious or fatal internal injuries
could result. The driver must advise
the front passenger to keep the
seatback in an upright position
whenever the vehicle is in motion.
WARNING
Do not use a sitting cushion that
reduces friction between the seat
and passenger. The passenger's
hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt during an accident or a sudden stop. Serious or
fatal internal injuries could result
because the seat belt can't operate
normally.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Driver’s seat
• Never attempt to adjust seat while
the vehicle is moving. This could
result in loss of control, and an
accident causing death, serious
injury, or property damage.
• Do not allow anything to interfere
with the normal position of the
seatback. Storing items against a
seatback or in any other way
interfering with proper locking of
a seatback could result in serious
or fatal injury in a sudden stop or
collision.
• Always drive and ride with your
seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low
across the hips. This is the best
position to protect you in case of
an accident.
• In order to avoid unnecessary
and perhaps severe air bag
injuries, always sit as far back as
possible from the steering wheel
while maintaining comfortable
control of the vehicle. It is recommended that your chest is at least
250 mm (10 inches) away from
the steering wheel.
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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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WARNING
• Do not adjust the seat while wearing seat belts. Moving the seat
cushion forward may cause
strong pressure on the abdomen.
• Use extreme caution so that
hands or other objects are not
caught in the seat mechanisms
while the seat is moving.
• Do not put a cigarette lighter on
the floor or seat. When you operate the seat, gas may gush out of
the lighter and cause fire.
Front seat adjustment
Forward and backward
To move the seat forward or backward:
1. Pull the seat slide adjustment lever up
and hold it.
2. Slide the seat to the position you
desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seat is locked in place.
Adjust the seat before driving, and make
sure the seat is locked securely by trying
to move forward and backward without
using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not
locked properly.
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Seatback angle
To recline the seatback:
1. Lean forward slightly and lift up the
seatback recline lever.
2. Carefully lean back on the seat and
adjust the seatback of the seat to the
position you desire.
3. Release the lever and make sure the
seatback is locked in place. (The lever
MUST return to its original position for
the seatback to lock.)
Seat height
To change the height of the seat, move
the lever upwards or downwards.
• To lower the seat cushion, push down
the lever several times.
• To raise the seat cushion, pull up the
lever several times.
Lumbar support (for driver’s seat)
Press the front portion of the switch to
increase support, or the rear portion of
the switch to decrease support.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Automatic adjustment
(if equipped)
The front seat can be adjusted by using
the control knob located on the outside of
the seat cushion. Before driving, adjust
the seat to the proper position so as to
easily control the steering wheel, pedals
and switches on the instrument panel.
WARNING
The power seat is operable with the
ignition OFF.
Therefore, children should never be
left unattended in the car.
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CAUTION
• The power seat is driven by an
electric motor. Stop operating
once the adjustment is completed. Excessive operation may
damage the electrical equipment.
• When in operation, the power
seat consumes a large amount of
electrical power. To prevent
unnecessary charging system
drain, don’t adjust the power seat
longer than necessary while the
engine is not running.
• Do not operate two or more power
seat control 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 switch forward or backward to move the seat to the desired
position. Release the switch once the
seat reaches the desired position.
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OTF030008
OTF030009
Seatback angle
Push the control switch forward or backward to move the seatback to the desired
angle. Release the switch once the seat
reaches the desired position.
Seat height (for driver’s seat)
Pull the front portion of the control switch
up to raise or down to lower the front part
of the seat cushion. Pull the rear portion
of the control switch up to raise or down
to lower the rear part of the seat cushion.
Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position.
Lumbar support
(for driver’s seat, if equipped)
The lumbar support can be adjusted by
pressing the lumbar support switch on
the side of the drivers seat. Press the
front portion of the switch to increase
support, or the rear portion of the switch
to decrease support.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
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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.
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• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the headrest
should be adjusted so the middle
of the headrest is at the same
height of the center of gravity of
an occupant's head. Generally,
the center of gravity of most people's head is similar with the
height of the top of their eyes.
Also, adjust the headrest as close
to your head as possible. For this
reason, the use of a cushion that
holds the body away from the
seatback is not recommended.
• Do not operate the vehicle with
the headrests removed 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 position of the driver's seat while the
vehicle is in motion.
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Forward and backward adjustment
The headrest may be adjusted forward to
3 different positions by pulling the headrest forward to the desired detent. To
adjust the headrest to it’s furthest backwards position, pull it fully forward to the
farthest position and release it. Adjust the
headrest so that it properly supports the
head and neck.
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OTF030010
OTF030011
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 the headrest 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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Seat warmer (if equipped)
The seat warmer is provided to warm the
front seats during cold weather. While the
engine is running, 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.
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Safety features of your vehicle
• Each time you push the button, the
temperature setting of the seat is
changed as follows :
) → LOW (
)
→
OFF → HIGH (
• The seat warmer defaults to the OFF
position whenever the ignition switch is
turned on.
✽ NOTICE
With the seat warmer switch in the ON
position, the heating system in the seat
turns off or on automatically depending
on the seat temperature.
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CAUTION
• When cleaning the seats, do not
use an organic solvent such as
paint 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 anything on
the seats that insulates against
heat, such as blankets, cushions
or seat covers while the seat
warmer is in operation.
• Do not place heavy or sharp
objects on seats equipped with
seat warmers. Damage to the seat
warming components could occur.
WARNING - Seat warmer
burns
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using seat warmers
due to the possibility of excess
heating or burns. The occupants
must be able to feel if the seat is
becoming too warm and to turn the
seat warmer off. The seat warmer
may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time. In particular,
the driver must exercise extreme
care for the following types of passengers:
1. Infants, children, elderly or disabled persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or
those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication
that can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold
tablets, etc.)
Safety features of your vehicle
• Each time you push the button, the airflow is changed as follows:
) → LOW (
)
→
OFF → HIGH (
• The climate control seat defaults to the
OFF position whenever the ignition
switch is turned on.
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Climate control seat (if equipped)
The climate control seat is provided to
cool or warm the seat during hot or cold
weather by blowing air through small vent
holes on the surface of the seat and seatback. While the engine is running, push
the rear portion of the switch to cool the
seat, and push the front portion of the
switch to warm the seat.
When the operation of the climate control
seat is not needed, keep the switch in the
OFF position.
CAUTION
• The climate control seat is a supplementary cooling/heating system. Use the climate control seat
when the climate control system
is on. Using the climate control
seat for prolonged periods of time
with the climate control system
off could cause the climate control seat performance to impair.
• When cleaning the seats, do not
use an organic solvent such as
paint thinner, benzene, alcohol
and gasoline. Doing so may damage the surface of the seats.
• Do not spill liquid such as water
or beverages on the surface of
the front seats and seatbacks, or
the air vent holes may be blocked
and prevented from working
properly.
• Do not place materials such as
plastic bags or newspapers under
the seats. The air vent may not
work properly as the air intake
can be blocked.
• When the air vent does not operate, restart the vehicle. If there is
no change, have your vehicle
inspected by an authorized Kia
dealer.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using the climate
control seat to warm due to the
possibility of excess heating or
burns. The occupants must be able
to feel if the seat is becoming too
warm and to turn the seat warmer
off. In particular, the driver must
exercise extreme care for the following types of passengers:
1. Infants, children, elderly or disabled persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or
those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication
that can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold
tablets, etc.)
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Active headrest
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.
Seatback pocket (if equipped)
The seatback pocket is provided on the
back of the front passenger’s seatback.
WARNING
A gap between the seat and the
headrest release button may
appear when seating on the seat or
when you push or pull the seat. Be
careful not to get your finger, etc.
caught in the gap.
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WARNING - Seatback
pocket
Do not put heavy or sharp objects
in the seatback pocket. In an accident they could come loose from
the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.
Safety features of your vehicle
Rear seat adjustment
WARNING
For proper operation of the occupant detection system, do not place
any items cumulatively weighing
over 1kg (2.2 lbs) in the passenger’s seatback pocket.
Folding the rear seat
The rear seatbacks may be folded to
facilitate carrying long items or to
increase the luggage capacity of the
vehicle.
To fold the rear seatback :
1. Set the front seatback to the upright
position and if necessary slide the
front seat forward.
2. Lower the rear headrest to the lowest
position.
3. Open the trunk.
WARNING
The purpose of the fold-down rear
seatbacks is to allow you to carry
longer objects that could not be
accommodated in the luggage area.
Never allow passengers sit on top
of the folded down seatback while
the vehicle is moving. This is not a
proper seating position and no seat
belts are available for use. 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 seatbacks. This could allow
cargo to slide forward and cause
injury or damage during sudden
stops.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
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4. Pull out the lock release knob (1).
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5. Fold the seatback forward and down
firmly.
6. To use the rear seat, lift and push the
seatback backward firmly until it clicks
into place.
7. Return the rear seat belt to the proper
position.
✽ NOTICE
If the seat belt locks after unfolding the
rear seatback, pull out the locked seat
belt, release it then pull it out again.
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When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after being
folded down:
Be careful not to damage the seat
belt webbing or buckle. Do not
allow the seat belt webbing or
buckle to get caught or pinched in
the rear seat. Ensure that the seatback is completely locked into its
upright position by pushing on the
top of the seatback. Otherwise, in
an accident or sudden stop, the
seat could fold down and allow
cargo to enter the passenger compartment, which could result in
serious injury or death.
CAUTION - Rear seat belts
When returning the rear seatbacks
to the upright position, remember
to return the rear shoulder belts to
their proper position.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING - Cargo
WARNING
Cargo should always be secured to
prevent it from being thrown about
the vehicle in a collision and causing injury to the vehicle occupants.
Do not place objects in the rear
seats, since they cannot be properly secured and may hit the front
seat occupants in a frontal collision.
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WARNING - Cargo loading
Make sure the engine is off, the
automatic transaxle is in P (Park)
or the manual transaxle is in
Reverse or 1st, and the parking
brake is securely applied whenever
loading or unloading cargo. Failure
to take these steps may allow the
vehicle to move if the shift lever is
inadvertently moved to another
position.
Headrest
The rear seat(s) is equipped with headrests in the outboard seating positions for
the occupant's safety and comfort.
The headrest not only provides comfort
for passengers, but also helps protect the
head and neck in the event of a collision.
• For maximum effectiveness in
case of an accident, the 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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Safety features of your vehicle
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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 the headrest 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.
Seat warmer (if equipped)
The seat warmer is provided to warm the
rear seats during cold weather. With the
ignition switch in the ON position, push
either of the switches to warm the seat.
During mild weather or under conditions
where the operation of the seat warmer
is not needed, keep the switches in the
OFF position.
WARNING
Make sure the headrest locks in
position after adjusting it to properly protect the occupants.
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✽ NOTICE
With the seat warmer switch in the ON
position, the heating system in the seat
turns off or on automatically depending
on the seat temperature.
Safety features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• When cleaning the seats, do not
use an organic solvent such as
thinner, benzene, alcohol and
gasoline. Doing so may damage
the surface of the heater or seats.
• To prevent overheating the seat
warmer, do not place anything on
the seats that insulates against
heat, such as blankets, cushions
or seat covers while the seat
warmer is in operation.
• Do not place heavy or sharp
objects on seats equipped with
seat warmers. Damage to the seat
warming components could occur.
WARNING - Seat warmer
burns
Passengers should use extreme
caution when using seat warmers
due to the possibility of excess
heating or burns. The occupants
must be able to feel if the seat is
becoming too warm and to turn the
seat warmer off. The seat warmer
may cause burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for
long periods of time. In particular,
the driver must exercise extreme
care for the following types of passengers:
1. Infants, children, elderly or disabled persons, or hospital outpatients
2. Persons with sensitive skin or
those that burn easily
3. Fatigued individuals
4. Intoxicated individuals
5. Individuals taking medication
that can cause drowsiness or
sleepiness (sleeping pills, cold
tablets, etc.)
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Armrest
To use the armrest, pull it forward from
the seatback.
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Safety features of your vehicle
SEAT BELTS
Seat belt restraint system
WARNING
• For maximum restraint system
protection, the seat belts must
always be used whenever the
vehicle is moving.
• Seat belts are most effective
when seatbacks are in the
upright position.
• Children age 12 and under must
always be properly restrained in
the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must
be seated in the front seat, he/she
must be properly belted and the
seat should be moved as far back
as possible.
• Never wear the shoulder belt
under your arm or behind your
back. An improperly positioned
shoulder belt can cause serious
injuries in a crash. The shoulder
belt should be positioned midway
over your shoulder across your
collarbone.
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• Avoid wearing twisted seat belts.
A twisted belt can't do its job 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 wearer.
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.
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It is essential to replace the entire
assembly after it has been worn in
a severe impact even if damage to
the assembly is not obvious. Belts
should not be worn with straps
twisted. Each belt assembly must
only be used by one occupant; it is
dangerous to put a belt around a
child being carried on the occupant's lap.
WARNING
• No modifications or additions
should be made by the user
which will either prevent the seat
belt adjusting devices from operating to remove slack, or prevent
the seat belt assembly from being
adjusted to remove slack.
• When you fasten the seat belt, be
careful not to latch the seat belt in
buckles of other seat. It's very dangerous and you may not be protected by the seat belt properly.
• Do not unfasten the seat belt and
do not fasten and unfasten the
seat belt repeatedly while driving.
This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing
death, serious injury, or property
damage.
• When fastening the seat belt,
make sure that the seat belt does
not pass over objects that are
hard or can break easily.
• Make sure there is nothing in the
buckle. The seat belt may not be
fastened securely.
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Seat belt warning (for driver’s seat)
The driver's seat belt warning light and
chime will activate to the following table
when the ignition switch is in "ON" position.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Conditions
Seat Belt
Vehicle
Speed
Unbuckled
Unbuckled
ChimeSound
Light-Blink
6 seconds
None
Below 5 km/h
6 seconds
(3 mph)
None
5 km/h~
10 km/h
6 seconds
Above 10 km/h
(6 mph)
6 sec. on / 24 sec. off
(11 times)
Above 10 km/h
(6 mph)
6 seconds *
↓
↓
Below 5 km/h
(3 mph)
Stop *2
1
*1 Warning pattern repeats 11 times with
an interval of 24 seconds. If the driver's
seat belt is buckled, the light will stop
within 6 seconds and chime will stop
immediately.
*2 The light will stop within 6 seconds and
chime will stop immediately.
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Seat Belt
6 seconds
Buckled
Buckled →
Unbuckled
Conditions
Warning Pattern
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Seat belt warning (for front passenger’s seat)
The front passenger's seat belt warning
light will activate to the following table
when the ignition switch is in "ON" position.
Vehicle
Speed
Warning Pattern
Light-Blink
Unbuckled
6 seconds
Above 10 km/h
Unbuckled
(6mph)
Continuously
Buckled
6 seconds
Above 10 km/h
(6mph)
Buckled →
Unbuckled Below 10 km/h
(6mph)
Continuously *1
None
*1 The seat belt warning light will go off if
the vehicle speed decreases below 5
km/h (3 mph). If the vehicle speed
increases above 5 km/h (3 mph), the
warning light will blink again.
Safety features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
• You can find the front passenger's seat
belt warning light on the center fascia
panel.
• Although the front passenger seat is
not occupied, the seat belt warning
light will blink for 6 seconds.
• The seat belt warning light can blink
when a briefcase or purse is placed on
the front passenger seat.
If you are not able to pull out the seat
belt from the retractor, firmly pull the
belt out and release it. Then you will be
able to pull the belt out smoothly.
1
2
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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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Safety features of your vehicle
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.
WARNING
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Height adjustment
You can adjust the height of the shoulder
belt anchor to one of the 4 positions for
maximum comfort and safety.
The height of the adjusting seat belt
should not be too close to your neck. The
shoulder portion should be adjusted so
that it lies across your chest and midway
over your shoulder near the door and not
your neck.
To adjust the height of the seat belt
anchor, lower or raise the height adjuster
into an appropriate position.
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• 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 that is near the door.
Safety features of your vehicle
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.
CAUTION
Do NOT fold down the left portion of
the rear seat back when the rear
center seat belt is buckled. ALWAYS
UNBUCKLE the rear center seat
belt before folding down the left
portion of the rear seat back. If the
rear center seat belt is buckled
when the left portion of the rear
seat back is folded down, distortion
and damage to the top portion of
the seat back and seat belt garnish
may result, causing the seat back to
lock into the folded down position.
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OBH038023N
B210A01NF-1
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) of 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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OMG035300
Pre-tensioner seat belt
Your vehicle is equipped with driver's and
front passenger's pre-tensioner seat
belts. The purpose of the pre-tensioner is
to make sure that the seat belts fit tightly
against the occupant's body in certain
frontal collisions (or side collisions). The
pre-tensioner seat belts may be activated
in crashes, where the frontal collision is
severe enough.
Safety features of your vehicle
When the vehicle stops suddenly, or if
the occupant tries to lean forward too
quickly, the seat belt retractor will lock
into position. In certain frontal collisions,
the pre-tensioner will activate and pull
the seat belt into tighter contact against
the occupant's body.
If the system senses excessive seat belt
tension on the driver or passenger's seat
belt when the pre-tensioner activates, the
load limiter inside the pre-tensioner will
release some of the pressure on the
affected seat belt.
WARNING
• Do not put anything near the
buckle. Placing objects near the
buckle can adversely affect the
buckle pre-tensioner and may
increase the risk of personal
injury in the event of a collision.
• For your safety, be sure that the
belt webbing is not loose or twisted and always sit properly on
your seat.
WARNING
OTF030050N
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. Anchor pre-tensioner assembly
4. SRS control module
To obtain maximum benefit from a
pre-tensioner seat belt:
1. The seatbelt 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 activate if
the seat belts are not 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.
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CAUTION
If the pre-tensioner seat belt does
not work properly, this warning light
will illuminate even if the SRS air
bag has not malfunctioned. If the
SRS air bag warning light does not
illuminate when the ignition switch
is turned ON, or if it remains illuminated after illuminating for approximately 6 seconds, or if it illuminates
while the vehicle is being driven,
please have an authorized Kia dealer inspect the pre-tensioner seat
belt or SRS air bag system as soon
as possible.
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WARNING
• Pre-tensioners are designed to
operate only one time. After activation, pre-tensioner seat belts
must be replaced. All seat belts,
of any type, should always be
replaced after they have been
worn during a collision.
• The pre-tensioner seat belt
assembly mechanisms become
hot during activation. Do not
touch the pre-tensioner seat belt
assemblies for several minutes
after they have been activated.
• Do not attempt to inspect or
replace the pre-tensioner seat
belts yourself. This must be done
by an authorized Kia dealer.
• Do not strike the pre-tensioner
seat belt assemblies.
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• Do not attempt to service or
repair the pre-tensioner seat belt
system in any manner.
• 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.
Seat belt precautions
WARNING
All occupants of the vehicle must
wear their seat belts at all times.
Seat belts and child restraints
reduce the risk of serious or fatal
injuries for all occupants in the
event of a collision or sudden stop.
Without a seat belt, occupants
could be shifted too close to a
deploying air bag, strike the interior
structure or be thrown from the
vehicle. Properly worn seat belts
greatly reduce these hazards.
Even with advanced air bags,
unbelted occupants can be severely injured by a deploying air bag.
Always follow the precautions
about seat belts, air bags and occupant seating contained in this manual.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Infant or small child
You should be aware of the specific
requirements in your country. Child
and/or infant seats must be properly
placed and installed in the rear seat. For
more information about the use of these
restraints, refer to “Child restraint system” in this section.
WARNING
Every person in your vehicle needs
to be properly restrained at all
times, including infants and children. Never hold a child in your
arms or lap when riding in a vehicle. The violent forces created during a crash will tear the child from
your arms and throw the child
against the interior. Always use a
child restraint appropriate for your
child's height and weight.
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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 Safety Standards of your
country. Before buying any child
restraint system, make sure that it has a
label certifying that it meets the Safety
Standard of your country. The restraint
must be appropriate for your child's
height and weight. Check the label on
the child restraint for this information.
Refer to “Child restraint system” in this
section.
Larger children
Children who are too large for child
restraint systems should always occupy
the rear seat and use the available
lap/shoulder belts. The lap portion should
be fastened and snugged on the hips
and as low as possible. Check if the belt
fits periodically. A child's squirming could
put the belt out of position. Children are
given the most safety in the event of an
accident when they are restrained by a
proper restraint system in the rear seat. If
a larger child (over age 12) must be seated in the front seat, the child should be
securely restrained by the available
lap/shoulder belt and the seat should be
placed in the rearmost position. Children
age 12 and under should be restrained
securely in the rear seat. NEVER place a
child age 12 and under in the front seat.
NEVER place a rear facing child seat in
the front seat of a vehicle.
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If the shoulder belt portion slightly touches the child’s neck or face, try placing the
child closer to the center of the vehicle. If
the shoulder belt still touches their face
or neck they need to be returned to a
child restraint system.
WARNING - Shoulder belts
on small children
• Never allow a shoulder belt come
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.
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.
WARNING - Pregnant
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.
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.
women
Pregnant women must never place
the lap portion of the safety belt
over the area of the abdomen
where the fetus is located or above
the abdomen where the belt could
crush the fetus during an impact.
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 vehicle 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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Safety features of your vehicle
Care of seat belts
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 snugged 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. Also, the shoulder
belt may strike the occupant's
neck. Drivers and passengers
should always sit well back in their
seats, properly belted, and with the
seatbacks upright.
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Seat belt systems should never be disassembled or modified. In addition, care
should be taken to assure that seat belts
and belt hardware are not damaged by
seat hinges, doors or other abuse.
WARNING
When you return the rear seatback
to its upright position after the rear
seatback has been folded down, be
careful not to damage the seat belt
webbing or buckle. Be sure that the
webbing or buckle does not get
caught or pinched in the rear seat.
A seat belt with damaged webbing
or buckle could fail during a collision or sudden stop, resulting in
serious injury. If the webbing or
buckles are damaged, get them
replaced immediately.
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.
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.
When to replace seat belts
The entire in-use seat belt assembly or
assemblies should be replaced if the
vehicle has been involved in an accident.
This should be done even if no damage
is visible. Additional questions concerning seat belt operation should be directed
to an authorized Kia dealer.
Safety features of your vehicle
CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM
Children riding in the car should sit in the
rear seat and must always be properly
restrained to minimize the risk of injury in
an accident, sudden stop or sudden
maneuver. According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly
restrained in the rear seats than in the
front seat. Larger children not in a child
restraint should use one of the seat belts
provided.
You should be aware of the specific
requirements in your country. Child and/or
infant safety seats must be properly
placed and installed in the rear seat. You
must use a commercially available child
restraint system that meets the requirements of the safety standards of your
country.
Child restraint systems are designed to be
secured in vehicle seats by seat belt, or by
a tether anchor and/or LATCH anchors (if
equipped).
Children could be injured or killed in a
crash if their restraints are not properly
secured. For small children and babies, a
child seat or infant seat must be used.
Before buying a particular child restraint
system, make sure it fits your vehicle
seat and seat belts, and fits your child.
Follow all the instructions provided by the
manufacturer when installing the child
restraint system.
WARNING
• A child restraint system must be
placed in the rear seat. Never
install a child or infant seat on the
front passenger's seat. Should an
accident occur and cause the
passenger-side air bag to deploy,
it could severely injure or kill an
infant or child seated in an infant
or child seat. Thus only use a
child restraint in the rear seat of
your vehicle.
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• A seat belt or child restraint system can become very hot if it is
left in a closed vehicle on a sunny
day, even if the outside temperature does not feel hot. Be sure to
check the seat cover and buckles
before placing a child there.
• When the child restraint system
is not in use, store it in the luggage area or fasten it with a seat
belt so that it will not be thrown
forward in case of a sudden stop
or an accident.
• Children may be seriously injured
or killed by an inflating air bag.
All children, even those too large
for child restraints, must ride in
the rear seat.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
To reduce the chance or 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 manufacture’s instructions for installation and use of
the child restraint.
• Always make sure the child seat
is secured properly in the vehicle
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 vehicle’s interior.
• Never put a seat belt over yourself and a child. During a crash,
the belt could press deep into the
child causing serious internal
injuries.
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• Never leave children unattended
in a vehicle – not even for a short
time. The car can heat up very
quickly, resulting in serious
injuries to children inside. Even
very young children may inadvertently cause the vehicle to move,
entangle themselves in the windows, or lock themselves or others inside the vehicle.
• Never allow two children, or any
two persons, to use the same
seat belt.
• Children often squirm and reposition themselves improperly.
Never let a child ride with the
shoulder belt under their arm or
behind their back. Always properly position and secure children
in rear seat.
• Never allow a child to stand-up or
kneel on the seat or floorboard of
a moving vehicle. During a collision or sudden stop, the child
can be violently thrown against
the vehicles interior, resulting in
serious injury.
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• Never use an infant carrier or a
child safety seat that "hooks"
over a seatback, it may not provide adequate security in an accident.
• Seat belts can become very hot,
especially when the vehicle is
parked in direct sunlight. Always
check the seat belt buckles
before fastening them over a
child.
• After an accident, have an authorized Kia dealer check the child
restraint system, seat belt, tether
anchor and lower anchor.
• If there is not enough space to
place the child restraint system
because of the driver's seat,
install the child restraint system
in the rear right seat.
Safety features of your vehicle
Rearward-facing child restraint system
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.
CRS09
Forward-facing child restraint system
OTQ037038
Using a child restraint system
Since all passenger seat belts move
freely under normal conditions and only
lock under extreme or emergency conditions (emergency lock mode), you must
manually change these seat belts to the
auto lock mode to secure a child
restraint.
WARNING - Child seat
installation
• 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 system and the instructions provided with the child
restraint system could increase
the chance and/or severity of
injury in an accident.
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.
For safety reasons, we recommend that
the child restraint system be used in the
rear seats.
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E2MS103005
OEN036101
OEN036102
Placing a passenger seat belt into
the auto lock mode
The auto lock mode will help prevent the
normal movement of the child in the vehicle from causing the seat belt to loosen
and compromise the child restraint system. To secure a child restraint system,
use the following procedure.
To install a child restraint system on the
outboard or center rear seats, do the following:
1. Place the child restraint system in the
seat and route the lap/shoulder belt
around or through the restraint, following the restraint manufacturer’s
instructions. Be sure the seat belt webbing is not twisted.
2. Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch into
the buckle. Listen for the distinct “click”
sound.
Position the release button so that it is
easy to access in case of an emergency.
3. Pull the shoulder portion of the seat
belt all the way out. When the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is fully extended, it will shift the retractor to the “Auto
Lock” (child restraint) mode.
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WARNING - Auto lock
mode
OEN036103
OEN036104
4. Slowly allow the shoulder portion of
the seat belt to retract and listen for an
audible “clicking” or “ratcheting” sound.
This indicates that the retractor is in
the “Auto Lock” mode. If no distinct
sound is heard, repeat steps 3 and 4.
5. Remove as much slack from the belt
as possible by pushing down on the
child restraint system while feeding the
shoulder belt back into the retractor.
6. Push and pull on the child restraint
system to confirm that the seat belt is
holding it firmly in place. If it is not,
release the seat belt and repeat steps
2 through 6.
7. Double check that the retractor is in
the “Auto Lock” mode by attempting to
pull more of the seat belt out of the
retractor. If you cannot, the retractor is
in the “Auto Lock” mode.
To remove the child restraint, press the
release button on the buckle and then
pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the
restraint and allow the seat belt to retract
fully.
The lap/shoulder belt automatically
returns to the “emergency lock
mode” whenever the belt is allowed
to retract fully. Therefore, the preceding seven steps must be followed each time a child restraint is
installed.
If the retractor is not in the Auto
lock 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 Auto lock mode.
When the seat belt is allowed to
retract to its fully stowed position, the
retractor will automatically switch
from the “Auto Lock” mode to the
emergency lock mode for normal
adult usage.
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WARNING
OTF030029N
OTF030030N
Securing a child restraint seat with
“Tether Anchor” system
Child restraint hook holders are located
on the package tray.
1. Route the child restraint seat tether
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.
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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.
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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 anchor
or to a single lower anchorage
point. The increased load caused
by multiple seats may cause the
tethers or lower 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.
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.
B230D01NF
Securing a child restraint seat with
child seat lower anchor system
Some child seat manufacturers make
child restraint seats that are labeled as
LATCH or LATCH-compatible child
restraint seats. LATCH stands for "Lower
Anchors and Tethers for Children". These
seats include two rigid or webbing
mounted attachments that connect to
two LATCH anchors at specific seating
positions in your vehicle. This type of
child restraint seat eliminates the need to
use seat belts to attach the child seat in
the rear seats.
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WARNING
Lower Anchor
Position Indicator
Lower Anchor
OTF030031N
Child restraint symbols are located on
the left and right rear seat backs to indicate the position of the lower anchors for
child restraints.
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• When using the vehicle's
"LATCH" system to install a child
restraint system in the rear seat,
all unused vehicle rear seat belt
metal latch plates or tabs must be
latched securely in their seat belt
buckles and the seat belt webbing must be retracted behind
the child restraint to prevent the
child from reaching and taking
hold of unretracted seat belts.
Unlatched metal latch plates or
tabs may allow the child to reach
the unretracted seat belts which
may result in strangulation and a
serious injury or death to the
child in the child restraint.
• Do not place anything around the
lower anchors. Also make sure
that the seat belt is not caught in
the lower anchors.
OTD039037N
LATCH anchors have been provided in
your vehicle. The LATCH anchors are
located in the left and right outboard rear
seating positions. Their locations are
shown in the illustration. There is no
LATCH anchor provided for the center
rear seating position.
The LATCH anchors are located between
the seatback and the seat cushion of the
rear seat left and right outboard seating
positions.
Follow the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions to properly install child
restraint seats with LATCH or LATCHcompatible attachments.
Once you have installed the LATCH child
restraint, assure that the seat is properly
attached to the LATCH and tether
anchors.
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Also, test the child restraint seat before
you place the child in it. Tilt the seat from
side to side. Also try to tug the seat forward. Check to see if the anchors hold
the seat in place.
WARNING
If the child restraint is not anchored
properly, the risk of a child being
seriously injured or killed in a collision greatly increases.
CAUTION
Do not allow the rear seat belt webbing to get scratched or pinched by
the child-seat latch and LATCH
anchor during installation.
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
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Driver’s front air bag
Passenger’s front air bag
Side impact air bag
Curtain air bag
WARNING
Even in vehicles with air bags, you
and your passengers must always
wear the safety belts provided in
order to minimize the risk and
severity of injury in the event of a
collision or rollover.
* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
OMG039025
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Safety features of your vehicle
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
serious frontal or side collision (if
equipped with side impact air bag or
curtain air bag) in order to help protect
the occupants from serious physical
injury.
• There is no single speed at which the
air bags will inflate.
Generally, air bags are designed to
inflate 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 complex factors including
vehicle speed, angles of impact and
the density and stiffness of the vehicles or objects which your vehicle hits
in the collision. Though, factors are not
limited to those mentioned above.
• The front air bags will completely
inflate and deflate in an instant.
It is virtually impossible for you to see
the air bags inflate during an accident.
It is much more likely that you will simply see the deflated air bags hanging
out of their storage compartments after
the collision.
• In order to help provide protection in a
severe collision, the air bags must
inflate rapidly. The speed of air bag
inflation is a consequence of extremely
short time in which a collision occurs
and the need to get the air bag
between the occupant and the vehicle
structures before the occupant impacts
those structures. This speed of inflation
reduces the risk of serious or lifethreatening injuries in a severe collision
and is thus a necessary part of air bag
design.
However, air bag inflation can also
cause injuries which 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 250 mm (10 inches)
away). The front passenger
should always move their seat as
far back as possible and sit back
in their seat.
• Air bags inflate instantly in an
event of a collision, and passengers may be injured by the air bag
expansion force if they are not in
a proper position.
• Air bag inflation may cause
injuries which normally include
facial or bodily abrasions,
injuries from broken glasses or
burns by the air bag inflation
gasses.
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Noise and smoke
When the air bags inflate, they make a
loud noise and they leave smoke and
powder in the air inside of the vehicle.
This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air
bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing due to the contact of
your chest to 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 the impact in order to reduce discomfort and prevent prolonged exposure to smoke and powder.
Though smoke and powder are nontoxic, it may cause irritation to the skin
(eyes, nose and throat etc). If this is the
case, wash and rinse with the cold water
immediately and consult the doctor if the
symptom persists.
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WARNING
When the air bags deploy, the air
bag related parts in the steering
wheel and/or instrument panel
and/or in both sides of the roof rails
above the front and rear doors are
very hot. To prevent injury, do not
touch the air bag storage area’s
internal components immediately
after an air bag has inflated.
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Installing a child restraint on a front
passenger’s seat is forbidden
Never place a rear-facing child restraint
in the front passenger’s seat. If the air
bag deploys, it would impact the rear-facing child restraint, causing serious or
fatal injury.
In addition, do not place front-facing child
restraint in the front passenger’s seat
either. If the front passenger air bag
inflates, it would cause serious or fatal
injuries to the child.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Extreme Hazard! Do not use a
rearward facing child restraint on
a seat protected by an air bag in
front of it!
• Never put a child restraint in the
front passenger’s seat. If the front
passenger air bag inflates, it 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.
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Air bag warning light
SRS components and functions
The purpose of the air bag warning light
in your instrument panel is to alert you of
a potential problem with your air bag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
When the ignition switch is turned ON,
the indicator light should illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds, then go off.
Have the system checked if:
• The light does not turn on briefly when
you turn the ignition ON.
• The light stays on after illuminating for
approximately 6 seconds.
• The light comes on while the vehicle is
in motion.
The 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. PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator (Front passenger’s seat only)
11. Occupant detection system
(Front passenger’s seat only)
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12. Driver’s and front passenger’s seat
belt buckle sensors
13. Anchor pre-tensioner assembly
*: if equipped
The SRSCM continually monitors all
SRS components while the ignition
switch is ON to determine if a crash
impact is severe enough to require air
bag deployment or pre-tensioner seat
belt deployment.
The SRS air bag warning light on the
instrument panel will illuminate for about
6 seconds after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, after which the
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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Driver’s front air bag (1)
Driver’s front air bag (2)
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The air bag modules are located both in
the center of the steering wheel and in
the front passenger's panel above the
glove box. When the SRSCM detects a
sufficiently severe impact to the front of
the vehicle, it will automatically deploy
the front air bags.
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.
Safety features of your vehicle
Driver’s front air bag (3)
Passenger’s front air bag
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A fully inflated air bag, in combination
with a properly worn seat belt, slows the
driver's or the passenger's forward
motion, reducing the risk of head and
chest injury.
After complete inflation, the air bag
immediately starts deflating, enabling the
driver to maintain forward visibility and
the ability to steer or operate other controls.
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• 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 dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the passenger's air bag inflates.
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WARNING
• Do not install or place any accessories (drink holder, cassette
holder, sticker, etc.) on the front
passenger's panel above the
glove box in a vehicle with a passenger's air bag. Such objects
may become dangerous projectiles and cause injury if the passenger's air bag inflates.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• If an air bag deploys, there may
be a loud noise followed by a fine
dust released in the vehicle.
These conditions are normal and
are 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.
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• The SRS can function only when
the ignition key 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.
• 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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ODS (Occupant Detection System)
Your vehicle is equipped with an ODS in
the front passenger's seat.
Safety features of your vehicle
The ODS 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 ODS.
Main components of ODS
• A detection device located within the
front passenger seat track.
• Electronic system to determine
whether passenger air bag systems
should be activated or deactivated.
• A indicator light located on the instrument panel which illuminates the
words PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicating the front passenger air bag
system is deactivated.
• The instrument panel air bag warning
light is interconnected with the occupant detection system.
If the front passenger seat is occupied by
a person that the system determines to
be of adult size, and he/she sits properly
(sitting upright with the seatback in an
upright position, centered on the seat
cushion with their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on the
floor), the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicator will turn off and the front passenger's air bag will be able to inflate, if
necessary, in frontal crashes.
You will find the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator on the center facia panel.
This system detects the conditions 1~4
in the following table and activates or
deactivates the front passenger air bag
based on these conditions.
Always be sure that you and all vehicle
occupants are seated and restrained
properly (sitting upright with the seat in
an upright position, centered on the seat
cushion, with the person’s legs comfortably extended, feet on the floor, and
wearing the safety belt properly) for the
most effective protection by the air bag
and the safety belt.
• The ODS (Occupant Detection System)
may not function properly if the passenger takes actions which can defeat the
detection system. These include:
(1) Failing to sit in an upright position.
(2) Leaning against the door or center
console.
(3) Sitting towards the sides or the front
of the seat.
(4) Putting legs on the dashboard or resting them on other locations which
reduce the passenger weight on the
front seat.
(5) Improperly wearing the safety belt.
(6) Reclining the seat back.
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Safety features of your vehicle
Condition and operation in the front passenger occupant detection system
Indicator/Warning light
Condition detected by the occupant
detection system
Devices
PASSENGER AIR
BAG “OFF” indicator light
SRS warning
light
Front passenger
air bag
Off
Off
Activated
On
Off
Deactivated
3. Unoccupied
On
Off
Deactivated
4. Malfunction in the system
Off
On
Activated
1. Adult *1 or child age 13 and up*2
2. Infant or child restraint system
with 12 months old*3 *4
*1) The system judges a person of adult size as an adult. When a smaller adult sits in
the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her as a child depending
on his/her physique and posture.
*2) Do not allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. When a smaller child than
the same age sits in the front passenger seat, the system may recognize him/her
as an infant depending on his/her physique or posture.
*3) Never install a child restraint system on the front passenger seat.
*4) The PASSENGER AIR BAG "OFF" indicator may turn on or off when a child above
12 months to 12 years old (with or without child restraint system) sits in the front
passenger seat. This is a normal condition.
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WARNING
Riding in an improper position or
placing weight on the front passenger's seat when it is unoccupied by
a passenger adversely affects the
occupant detection system (ODS).
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- Never put a heavy load in the
front passenger seat.
- Never sit with the hips shifted
towards the front of the seat.
- Never place the feet on the dashboard.
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- Never place the feet on the front
passenger seatback.
- Never excessively recline the
front passenger seatback.
- Never lean on the door or center
console.
- Never sit on one side of the front
passenger seat.
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Safety features of your vehicle
If the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator is still on, ask the passenger to
move to the rear seat.
WARNING
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When an adult is seated in the front passenger seat, if the PASSENGER AIR
BAG “OFF” indicator is on, turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and ask
the passenger to sit properly (sitting
upright with the seat back in an upright
position, centered on the seat cushion
with their seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the floor).
Restart the engine and have the person
remain in that position. This will allow the
system to detect the person and to
enable the passenger air bag.
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Do not allow an adult passenger to
ride in the front seat when the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator
is illuminated, because the air bag
will not deploy in the event of a
crash. If the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator remains illuminated after the passenger repositions
themselves properly and the car is
restarted, it is recommended that
passenger move to the rear seat
because the passenger's front air
bag will not deploy.
Front seat passengers must stay
properly seated to avoid serious
injury from a deploying air bag.
✽ NOTICE
The PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF”
indicator illuminates for about 4 seconds after the ignition switch is turned
to the ON position or after the engine is
started. If the front passenger seat is
occupied, the occupant detection sensor
will then classify the front passenger
after several more seconds.
WARNING
Do not put a heavy load in the front
passenger seat. Do not place any
items under the front passenger
seat. Any of these could interfere
with proper sensor operation.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant
detection system, never install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger's seat. A deploying air
bag can forcefully strike a child
resulting in serious injuries or
death. Any child age 12 and
under should ride in the rear seat.
Children too large for child
restraints should use the available lap/shoulder belts. No matter what type of crash, children of
all ages are safer when restrained
in the rear seat.
• If the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator is illuminated
when the front passenger's seat
is occupied by an adult and
he/she sits properly (sitting
upright with the seatback in an
upright position, centered on the
seat cushion with their seat belt
on, legs comfortably extended
and their feet on the floor), have
that person sit in the rear seat.
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• If you change the weight on the
front passenger seat, the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator may turn on or off for a few
seconds, disabling or enabling
the passenger air bag.
• Do not modify or replace the front
passenger seat. Don't place anything on or attach anything such
as a blanket or after market seat
heater to the front passenger
seat. This can adversely affect the
occupant detection system.
• Do not sit on sharp objects such
as tools when occupying the front
passenger seat. This can adversely affect the occupant detection
system.
• Do not use accessory seat covers
on the front seats.
• Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are
restrained in the rear, as opposed
to the front seat. It is recommended that child restraints be secured
in a rear seat, including an infant
riding in a rear-facing infant seat,
a child riding in a forward-facing
child seat and an older child riding in a booster seat.
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• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized Kia dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• A smaller-stature adult who is not
seated correctly (for example:
seat excessively reclined, leaning
on the door or center console, or
hips shifted forward in the seat)
can cause a condition where the
advanced frontal air bag system
senses less weight than if the
occupant were seated properly
(sitting upright with the seatback
in an upright position, centered
on the seat cushion with their
seat belt on, legs comfortably
extended and their feet on the
floor).
This condition can result in an
adult potentially being misclassified and illumination of the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator.
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Safety features of your vehicle
The indications of the system's presence
are the letters "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.
Driver’s front air bag
WARNING
If the occupant detection system is
not working properly, the SRS air
bag warning light
on the instrument panel will illuminate because
the passenger's front air bag is
connected with the occupant
detection system. If there is a malfunction of the occupant detection
system, the PASSENGER AIR BAG
“OFF” indicator will not illuminate
and the passenger's front air bag
will inflate in frontal impact crashes
even if there is no occupant in the
front passenger's seat. If the SRS
air bag warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, remains
illuminated after approximately 6
seconds when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, have an authorized
Kia dealer inspect the occupant
detection system and the SRS air
bag system as soon as possible.
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Passenger’s front air bag
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Driver's and passenger's front air
bag
Your vehicle is equipped with an
Advanced Supplemental Restraint (Air
Bag) System and lap/shoulder belts at
both the driver and passenger seating
position.
The SRS consists of air bags installed
under the pad covers in the center of the
steering wheel and the passenger's side
front panel above the glove box.
The purpose of the SRS is to provide the
vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that
offered by the seat belt system alone in
case of a frontal impact of sufficient
severity. The SRS uses sensors to gather information about the driver's seat
position, the driver's and front passenger's seat belt usage and impact severity.
Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
If a seat track position sensor (if
equipped) or an occupant detection
system is not working properly, the
SRS air bag warning light
on the
instrument panel will illuminate
because the SRS air bag warning
light is connected with the seat
track position sensor and the occupant detection system. If the SRS
air bag warning light does not illuminate when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, remains
illuminated after approximately 6
seconds when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, or if it
illuminates while the vehicle is
being driven, have an authorized
Kia dealer inspect the advanced
SRS air bag system as soon as
possible.
The driver's seat track position sensor (if
equipped), which is installed on the seat
track, determine if the seat is fore or aft
of a reference position. The seat belt
buckle sensors determine if the driver
and front passenger's seat belts are fastened.
These sensors provide the ability to control the SRS deployment based on how
close the driver's seat is to the steering
wheel, whether or not the seat belts are
fastened, and how severe the impact is.
The advanced SRS offers the ability to
control the air bag inflation with two levels. A first stage level is provided for moderate-severity impacts. A second stage
level is provided for more severe impacts.
The passenger’s front air bag is designed
to help reduce the injury of children sitting close to the instrument panel in low
speed collisions. However, children are
safer if they are restrainted in the rear
seat.
According to the impact severity, seating
position and seat belt usage, the SRSCM
(SRS Control Module) controls the air
bag inflation. Failure to properly wear
seat belts can increase the risk or severity of injury in an accident.
Additionally, your vehicle is equipped
with an occupant detection system in the
front passenger's seat. The occupant
detection system detects the presence of
a passenger in the front passenger's seat
and will turn off the front passenger's air
bag under certain conditions. For more
detail, see "Occupant detection system"
in this section.
WARNING
• Modification to the seat structure
can adversely affect the seat
track
position
sensor
(if
equipped) and cause the air bag
to deploy at a different level than
should be provided.
• Do not place any objects underneath the front seats as they
could damage the seat track
position sensor or interfere with
the occupant detection system.
• Do not place any objects that may
cause magnetic fields near the
front seat. These may cause a
malfunction of the seat track
position sensor.
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
Manufacturers are required by government regulations to provide a
contact point concerning modifications to the vehicle for persons with
disabilities, which modifications
may affect the vehicle’s advanced
air bag system. However, Kia does
not endorse nor will it support any
changes to any part or structure of
the vehicle that could affect the
advanced air bag system, including
the occupant detection system.
Specifically, the front passenger
seat, dashboard or door should not
be replaced except by an authorized Kia dealer using original Kia
parts designed for this vehicle and
model. Any other such replacement
or modification could adversely
affect the operation of the occupant
detection
system
and
your
advanced air bags. For the same
reason, do not attach anything to
the seat, dashboard or door, even
temporarily. If the system is
adversely affected, it could cause
severe personal injuries or death in
a collision.
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✽ NOTICE
• Be sure to read information about the
SRS on the labels provided on the sun
visor.
• Advanced air bags are combined with
pre-tensioner seat belts to help provide
enhanced occupant protection in
frontal crashes. Front air bags are not
intended to deploy in collisions in which
sufficient protection can be provided by
the pre-tensioner seat belt alone.
WARNING
Always use seat belts and child
restraints – every trip, every time,
everyone! Air bags inflate with considerable force and in the blink of
an eye. Seat belts help keep occupants in proper position to obtain
maximum benefit from the air bag.
Even with advanced air bags,
improperly and unbelted occupants
can be severely injured when the
air bag inflates. Always follow the
precautions about seat belts, air
bags and occupant safety contained in this manual.
To reduce the chance of serious or
fatal injuries and receive the maximum safety benefit from your
restraint system:
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• Never place a child in any child or
booster seat in the front seat.
• ABC – Always Buckle Children in
the back seat. It is the safest
place for children of any age to
ride.
• Front and side air bags can injure
occupants improperly positioned
in the front seats.
• Move your seat as far back as
practical from the front air bags,
while still maintaining control of
the vehicle.
• You and your passengers should
never sit or lean unnecessarily
close to the air bags. Improperly
positioned drivers and passengers can be severely injured by
inflating air bags.
• Never lean against the door or
center console – always sit in an
upright position.
• Do not allow a passenger to ride
in the front seat when the PASSENGER AIR BAG “OFF” indicator is illuminated, because the air
bag will not deploy in the event of
a moderate or severe frontal
crash.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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• No objects should be placed over
or near the air bag modules on
the steering wheel, instrument
panel, and the front passenger's
panel above the glove box,
because any such object could
cause harm if the vehicle is in a
crash severe enough to cause
the air bags to deploy.
• Never place covers, blankets or
aftermarket seat warmers on the
passenger seat as these may
interfere with the occupant detection system.
• Do not tamper with or disconnect
SRS wiring or other components
of the SRS system. Doing so
could result in injury, due to accidental deployment of the air bags
or by rendering the SRS inoperative.
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• If the SRS air bag warning light
remains illuminated while the
vehicle is being driven, have an
authorized Kia dealer inspect the
air bag system as soon as possible.
• Air bags can only be used once –
have an authorized Kia dealer
replace the air bag immediately
after deployment.
• The SRS is designed to deploy
the front air bags only when an
impact is sufficiently severe and
when the impact angle is less
than 30° from the forward longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
Additionally, the air bags will only
deploy once. Seat belts must be
worn at all times.
• 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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Safety features of your vehicle
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• Even though your vehicle is
equipped with the occupant
detection system, do not install a
child restraint system in the front
passenger seat position. A child
restraint system must never be
placed in the front seat.The infant
or child could be severely injured
or killed by an air bag deployment
in case of an accident.
• Children age 12 and under must
always be properly restrained in
the rear seat. Never allow children to ride in the front passenger seat. If a child over 12 must
be seated in the front seat, he or
she must be properly belted and
the seat should be moved as far
back as possible.
• For maximum safety protection in
all types of crashes, all occupants including the driver should
always wear their seat belts
whether or not an air bag is also
provided at their seating position
to minimize the risk of severe
injury or death in the event of a
crash. Do not sit or lean unnecessarily close to the air bag while
the vehicle is in motion.
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• Sitting improperly or out of position can result in serious or fatal
injury in a crash. All occupants
should sit upright with the seat
back in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with
their seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and their feet on
the floor until the vehicle is
parked and the ignition key is
removed.
• The SRS air bag system must
deploy very rapidly to provide
protection in a crash. If an occupant is out of position because of
not wearing a seat belt, the air
bag may forcefully contact the
occupant causing serious or fatal
injuries.
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Side impact air bag
Your vehicle is equipped with a side
impact air bag in each front seat. The
purpose of the air bag is to provide the
vehicle's driver and/or the front passenger with additional protection than that
offered by the seat belt alone.
Safety features of your vehicle
The side impact air bags are designed to
deploy only during certain side-impact
collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact. The
side air bags are not designed to deploy
in all side impact situations.
WARNING
• Do not allow the passengers to
lean their heads or bodies onto
doors, put their arms on the
doors, stretch their arms out of
the window, or place objects
between the doors and passengers when they are seated on
seats equipped with side and/or
curtain air bags.
• The side impact air bag is supplemental to the driver's and the
passenger's seat belt systems
and is not a substitute for them.
Therefore your seat belts must be
worn at all times while the vehicle
is in motion. The air bags deploy
only in certain side impact conditions severe enough to cause
significant injury to the vehicle
occupants.
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• For best protection from the side
impact air bag system and to
avoid being injured by the
deploying side impact air bag,
both front seat occupants should
sit in an upright position with the
seat belt properly fastened. The
driver's hands should be placed
on the steering wheel at 9:00 and
3:00 positions. The passenger's
arms and hands should be
placed on their laps.
• Do not use any accessory seat
covers.
• Use of seat covers could reduce
or prevent the effectiveness of
the system.
• 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.
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• Do not place any objects (an
umbrella, bag, etc.) between the
front door and the front seat.
Such objects may become dangerous projectiles and cause
injury if the supplemental side air
bag inflates.
• To prevent unexpected deployment of the side impact air bag
that may result in personal injury,
avoid impact to the side impact
sensor when the ignition switch
is on.
• If the seat or seat cover is damaged, have the vehicle checked
and repaired by an authorized Kia
dealer. Inform the dealer that your
vehicle is equipped with side
impact air bags.
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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.
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Curtain air bag
Curtain air bags are located along both
sides of the roof rails above the center
pillar.
They are designed to help protect the
heads of the front seat occupants and
the rear outboard seat occupants in certain side impact collisions.
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WARNING
• In order for side and curtain air
bags to provide its best protection, both front seat occupants
and both outboard rear occupants should sit in an upright
position with the seat belts properly fastened. Importantly, children should sit in a proper child
restraint system in the rear seat.
• When children are seated in the
rear outboard seats, they must be
seated in the proper child
restraint system. Make sure to
put the child restraint system as
far away from the door side as
possible, and secure the child
restraint system in a locked position.
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• 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 impact
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
Failure to follow the above mentioned instructions can result in
injury or death to the vehicle
occupants in an accident.
Safety features of your vehicle
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
4
OTF030039N/OTF030040/OTF030041/OMG035053/OTF030048N
Air bag collision sensors
(1) SRS control module
(2) Front impact sensor
(3) Side impact sensor
(4) Side pressure sensor
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Safety features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Do not hit or allow any objects to
impact the locations where air
bag or sensors are installed.
This may cause unexpected air
bag deployment, which could
result in serious personal injury
or death.
• If the installation location or
angle of the sensors is altered in
any way, the air bags may deploy
when they should not or they may
not deploy when they should,
causing severe injury or death.
Therefore, do not try to perform
maintenance on or around the air
bag sensors. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized Kia dealer.
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• Problems may arise if the sensor
installation angles are changed
due to the deformation of the
front bumper, body or B pillar
where side collision sensors are
installed. Have the vehicle
checked and repaired by an
authorized Kia dealer.
• Your vehicle has been designed
to absorb impact and deploy the
air bag(s) in certain collisions.
Installing bumper guards or
replacing a bumper with non-genuine parts may adversely affect
your vehicles collision and air
bag deployment performance.
1JBA3513
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.
Safety features of your vehicle
1JBA3516
Although the front air bags (driver’s and
front passenger’s air bags) are designed
to inflate only in frontal collisions, they
also may inflate in other types of collisions if the front impact sensors detect a
sufficient impact. Side air bags (side
impact and/or curtain air bags) are
designed to inflate only in side impact
collisions, but they may inflate in other
collisions if the side impact sensors
detect a sufficient impact.
If the vehicle chassis is impacted by
bumps or objects on unimproved roads,
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
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.
OUN026090
Side air bags
Side air bags (side impact and/or curtain
air bags) are designed to inflate when an
impact is detected by side collision sensors depending on the strength, speed or
angles of impact resulting from a side
impact collision.
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Safety features of your vehicle
OED036100
1JBA3516
1JBA3521
• 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, front air bag
deployment would not provide additional occupant protection.
However, if equipped with side impact
or curtain air bags, the air bag(s) may
inflate depending on the intensity, vehicle speed and angles of impact.
• In a slant or angled collision, the force
of impact may direct the occupants in a
direction where the air bags would not
be able to provide any additional benefit, and thus the sensors may not
deploy any air bags.
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Safety features of your vehicle
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, if equipped with side impact
or curtain air bags, the air bag(s) may
inflate when the vehicle is rolled over
by a side impact collision.
• 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
SRS Care
The SRS is virtually maintenance-free
and so there are no parts you can safely
service by yourself. If the SRS air bag
warning light does not illuminate, or continuously remains on, have your vehicle
immediately inspected by an authorized
Kia dealer.
Any work on the SRS system, such as
removing, installing, repairing, or any
work on the steering wheel must be performed by an authorized Kia dealer.
Improper handling of the SRS system
may result in serious personal injury.
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WARNING
• Modification to SRS components
or wiring, including the addition
of any kind of badges to the pad
covers or modifications to the
body structure, can adversely
affect SRS performance and lead
to possible injury.
• For cleaning the air bag pad covers, use only a soft, dry cloth or
one which has been moistened
with plain water. Solvents or
cleaners could adversely affect
the air bag covers and proper
deployment of the system.
• No objects should be placed over
or near the air bag modules on
the steering wheel, instrument
panel, and the front passenger's
panel above the glove box,
because any such object could
cause harm if the vehicle is in a
crash severe enough to cause
the air bags to inflate.
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• If the air bags inflate, they must
be replaced by an authorized Kia
dealer.
• Do not tamper with or disconnect
SRS wiring, or other components
of the SRS system. Doing so
could result in injury, due to accidental inflation of the air bags or
by rendering the SRS inoperative.
• If components of the air bag system must be discarded, or if the
vehicle must be scrapped, certain
safety precautions must be
observed. An authorized Kia
dealer knows these precautions
and can give you the necessary
information. Failure to follow
these precautions and procedures could increase the risk of
personal injury.
• If your vehicle was flooded and
has soaked carpeting or water on
the floor, you shouldn't try to
start the engine; have the vehicle
towed to an authorized Kia dealer.
Safety features of your vehicle
Additional safety precautions
• Never let passengers ride in the
cargo area or on top of a foldeddown back seat. All occupants should
sit upright, fully back in their seats with
their seat belts on and their feet on the
floor.
• Passengers should not move out of
or change seats while the vehicle is
moving. A passenger who is not wearing a seat belt during a crash or emergency stop can be thrown against the
inside of the vehicle, against other
occupants, or out of the vehicle.
• Each seat belt is designed to
restrain one occupant. If more than
one person uses the same seat belt,
they could be seriously injured or killed
in a collision.
• Do not use any accessories on seat
belts. Devices claiming to improve
occupant comfort or repositioning the
seat belt can reduce the protection
provided by the seat belt and increase
the chance of serious injury in a crash.
• Passengers should not place hard
or sharp objects between themselves and the air bags. Carrying
hard or sharp objects on your lap or in
your mouth can result in injuries if an
air bag inflates.
• Keep occupants away from the air
bag covers. All occupants should sit
upright, fully back in their seats with
their seat belts on and their feet on the
floor. If occupants are too close to the
air bag covers, they could be injured if
the air bags inflate.
• Do not attach or place objects on or
near the air bag covers. Any object
attached to or placed on the front or
side air bag covers could interfere with
the proper operation of the air bags.
• Do not modify the front seats.
Modification of the front seats could
interfere with the operation of the supplemental restraint system sensing
components or side air bags.
• Do not place items under the front
seats. Placing items under the front
seats could interfere with the operation
of the supplemental restraint system
sensing components and wiring harnesses.
• Never hold an infant or child on your
lap. The infant or child could be seriously injured or killed in the event of a
crash. All infants and children should
be properly restrained in appropriate
child safety seats or seat belts in the
rear seat.
WARNING
• Sitting improperly or out of position can cause occupants to be
shifted too close to a deploying
air bag, strike the interior structure or be thrown from the vehicle
resulting in serious injury or
death.
• Always sit upright with the seatback in an upright position, centered on the seat cushion with
your seat belt on, legs comfortably extended and your feet on
the floor.
Adding equipment to or modifying your air bag-equipped vehicle
If you modify your vehicle by changing
your vehicle's frame, bumper system,
front end or side sheet metal or ride
height, this may affect the operation of
your vehicle's air bag system.
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Safety features of your vehicle
OTF030043-1
OTF030044-1
Air bag warning label
Air bag warning labels, some required by
the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (CMVSS), are attached to the
sunvisor to alert the driver and passengers of potential risks of the air bag system.
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Keys / 4-2
Smart key / 4-5
Remote keyless entry / 4-7
Theft-alarm system / 4-10
Door locks / 4-13
Trunk / 4-18
Windows / 4-21
Hood / 4-25
Fuel filler lid / 4-27
Panorama sunroof / 4-30
Features of your vehicle
Driver position memory system / 4-34
Steering wheel / 4-36
Mirrors / 4-39
Instrument cluster / 4-48
Hazard warning flasher / 4-74
Rear parking assist system / 4-75
Rearview camera / 4-78
Welcome system / 4-79
Lighting / 4-80
Wipers and washers / 4-85
Interior light / 4-88
Defroster / 4-91
Manual climate control system / 4-92
Automatic climate control system / 4-101
Windshield defrosting and defogging / 4-109
Storage compartment / 4-113
Interior features / 4-116
Audio system / 4-120
4
Features of your vehicle
KEYS
Type B
To remove the mechanical key, press and
hold the release button and remove the
mechanical key.
To reinstall the mechanical key, put the
key into the hole and push it until a click
sound is heard.
■ Type A
WARNING - Ignition key
OFD047002-A
■ Type B
OFD047001
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).
OTF040001
Key operations
Type A
Used to start the engine, lock and unlock
the doors.
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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.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING
Use only Kia original parts for the
ignition key in your vehicle. If an
aftermarket key is used, the ignition
switch may not return to ON after
START. If this happens, the starter
will continue to operate causing
damage to the starter motor and
possible fire due to excessive current in the wiring.
Immobilizer system (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with an
electronic engine immobilizer system to
reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle
use.
Your immobilizer system is comprised of
a small transponder in the ignition key
and electronic devices inside the vehicle.
With the immobilizer system, whenever
you insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, it checks
and determines and verifies 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.
To activate the immobilizer system:
Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
The immobilizer system activates automatically. Without a valid ignition key for
your vehicle, the engine will not start.
To deactivate the immobilizer system:
Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ON position.
WARNING
In order to prevent theft of your
vehicle, do not leave spare keys
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.
CAUTION
Do not put metal accessories near
the ignition switch. Metal accessories may interrupt the transponder signal and may prevent the
engine from being started.
✽ 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.
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Features of your vehicle
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 Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
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Limp home (override) procedure
When you turn the ignition switch to the
ON position, if the immobilizer indicator
(
) goes off after blinking 5 times,
your transponder equipped in the ignition
key is out of order. You cannot start the
engine without the limp home procedure.
To start the engine, you have to input
your password by using the ignition
switch. Your password is only available
from an authorized Kia dealership.
Contact an authorized dealer for more
information.
The following procedure is how to input
your password of “2345” as an example.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. The immobilizer indicator (
)
will blink 5 times and go off indicating
the beginning of the limp home procedure.
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC
position.
3. To enter the first digit (in this example
“2”), turn the ignition switch to the ON
and ACC position twice. Perform the
same procedure for the next digits
between 3 seconds and 10 seconds
(for example, for “3”, turn the ignition
ON and ACC 3 times).
4. If all of the digits have been input successfully, you have to start the engine
within 30 seconds. If you attempt to
start the engine after 30 seconds, the
engine will not start and you will have
to input your password again.
After performing the limp home procedure, you have to see an authorized Kia
dealer immediately to inspect and repair
your ignition key or immobilizer system.
Features of your vehicle
SMART KEY (IF EQUIPPED)
Even though you press the button, the
doors will not lock and the chime will
sound for 3 seconds if any of the following occurs:
• The smart key is in the vehicle.
• The ignition switch is in the ACC or ON
position.
• Any door except the trunk is opened.
OTF040003
OTF040008
With a smart key, you can lock or unlock
a door and even start the engine without
inserting the key.
The functions of the buttons on a smart
key are similar to the remote keyless
entry. (Refer to the “Remote keyless
entry” in this section.)
Locking
Pressing the button of the front outside
door handles with all doors closed and
any door unlocked, locks all the doors.
The hazard warning lights will blink and
the chime will sound once to indicate that
all doors are locked. The button will only
operate when the smart key is within
0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside
door handle. If you want to make sure
that a door has locked or not, you should
check the door lock button inside the
vehicle or pull the outside door handle.
Smart key functions
Carrying the smart key, you may lock and
unlock the vehicle doors. Also, you may
start the engine. Refer to the following,
for more details.
Unlocking
Pressing the button of the driver's outside door handle with all doors closed
and locked, unlocks the driver's door. The
hazard warning lights will blink and the
chime will sound twice to indicate that the
driver's door is unlocked.
Pressing the button in the front passenger's outside door handle with all doors
closed and locked, unlocks all the doors.
The hazard warning lights will blink and
the chime will sound twice to indicate that
all doors are unlocked. The button will
only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside
door handle.
Start-up
You can start the engine without inserting
the key. For detailed information refer to
“Starting the engine with a smart key” in
section 5.
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Features of your vehicle
Smart key precautions
✽ NOTICE
• If, for some reason, you happen to lose
your smart key, you will not be able to
start the engine. Tow the vehicle, if
necessary, and contact an authorized
Kia dealer.
• A maximum of 2 smart keys can be
registered to a single vehicle. If you
lose a smart key, you should immediately take the vehicle and key to your
authorized Kia dealer to protect it
from potential theft.
• The smart key will not work if any of
following occurs:
- The smart key is close to a radio
transmitter such as a radio station or
an airport which can interfere with
normal operation of the smart key.
- The smart key near a mobile twoway radio system or a cellular
phone.
- Another vehicle’s smart key is being
operated close to your vehicle.
When the smart key does not work
correctly, open and close the door with
the mechanical key. If you have a
problem with the smart key, contact
an authorized Kia dealer.
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CAUTION
Keep the smart key away from
water or any liquid. If the keyless
entry system is inoperative due to
exposure to water or liquids, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. 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.
Features of your vehicle
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (IF EQUIPPED)
Also, if the lock button is pressed once
more within 4 seconds, the hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will
sound once to confirm that the door is
locked.
However, if any door remains open, the
hazard warning lights (and/or the chime)
will not operate. But if all doors are
closed after the lock button is pressed,
the hazard warning lights will blink once.
■ Type A
ONF048011
■ Type B
OTF040002
Remote keyless entry system
operations
Unlock (2)
The driver's door is unlocked if the unlock
button is pressed once. The hazard
warning lights will blink (for smart key, the
chime also sounds) twice to indicate that
the driver's door is unlocked.
All doors are unlocked if the unlock button is pressed once more within 4 seconds. The hazard warning lights will blink
(for smart key, the chime also sounds)
twice again to indicate that all doors are
unlocked. After pressing this button, the
doors will lock automatically unless you
open any door within 30 seconds.
Trunk open (3)
(if equipped)
The trunk is opened if the button is
pressed for more than 1 second.
Once the trunk is opened and then
closed, the trunk will lock automatically.
Alarm (4, if equipped)
The horn sounds and the hazard warning
lights blink for about 30 seconds if this
button is pressed for more than 0.5 seconds. To stop the horn and lights, press
any button on the transmitter.
Lock (1)
All doors are locked if the lock button is
pressed. If all doors (and trunk) are
closed, the hazard warning lights will
blink once to indicate that all doors (and
trunk) are locked.
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Features of your vehicle
Precautions
✽ NOTICE
The transmitter (or smart key) will not
work if any of following occurs:
• The ignition key is in the ignition
switch.
• You exceed the operating distance
limit (about 30 m [90 feet]).
• The battery in the transmitter (or
smart key) is weak.
• Other vehicles or objects may be
blocking the signal.
• The weather is extremely cold.
• The transmitter (or smart key) 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 (or smart key)
does not work properly, open and close
the door with the ignition key. If you
have a problem with the transmitter (or
smart key), contact an authorized Kia
dealer.
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CAUTION
Keep the transmitter (or smart key)
away from water or any liquid. If the
keyless entry system is inoperative
due to exposure to water or liquids,
it will not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate
the equipment. If the keyless entry
system is inoperative due to
changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance, it will
not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.
Features of your vehicle
1. Pry open the transmitter or smart key
center cover.
2. Replace the battery with a new battery
(CR2032). When replacing the battery,
make sure the battery positive “+” symbol faces up as indicated in the illustration.
3. Install the battery in the reverse order
of removal.
■ Type A
HNF2005
■ Type B
OBH048004
CAUTION
• The transmitter or smart key 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 or replace the
battery, contact an authorized Kia
dealer.
• Using the wrong battery can
cause the transmitter or smart
key to malfunction. Be sure to use
the correct battery.
• To avoid damaging the transmitter or smart key, don't drop it, get
it wet, or expose it to heat or sunlight.
• An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health.
Dispose the battery according to
your local law(s) or regulation.
Battery replacement
A battery should last for several years,
but if the transmitter or smart key is not
working properly, try replacing the battery with a new one. If you are unsure
how to use or replace the battery, contact
an authorized Kia dealer.
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Features of your vehicle
THEFT-ALARM SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Armed stage
Armed
stage
Disarmed
stage
Theft-alarm
stage
This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the
vehicle. 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.
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Park the vehicle and stop the engine.
Arm the system as described below.
1. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.
2. Make sure that all doors (and tailgate)
and engine hood are closed and
latched.
3. • Lock the doors by depressing the
door lock button on the transmitter
(or smart key).
After completion of the steps above,
the hazard warning lights will blink
once to indicate that the system is
armed.
If any door, tailgate or engine hood
remains open, the hazard warning
lights won’t operate and theft-alarm
will not arm. After this, if all doors, tailgate and engine hood are closed, the
hazard warning lights blink once.
• Lock the doors by pressing the button
of the front outside door handles with
the smart key in your possession.
After completion of the steps above,
the hazard warning lights will blink
once to indicate that the system is
armed.
If any door remains open, the hazard
warning lights won’t operate and
theft-alarm will not arm. Close the
door and try again to lock the doors.
If tailgate or engine hood remains
open, the hazard warning lights won’t
operate and theft-alarm will not arm.
Close the tailgate or engine hood.
The hazard warning lights blink once
and theft-alarm arms.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Theft-alarm stage
Disarmed stage
The theft-alarm system by the key can be
activated by an authorized Kia dealer.
If you want this feature, consult an
authorized Kia dealer.
The alarm will be activated if any of the
following occurs while the system is
armed.
• A front or rear door is opened without
using the transmitter (or smart key).
• The tailgate is opened without using
the transmitter (or smart key).
• The engine hood is opened.
The horn will sound and the hazard
warning lights will blink continuously for
approximately 27 seconds. To turn off the
system, unlock the doors with the transmitter (or smart key).
The system will be disarmed when:
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) leaves the vehicle. If any
door (or tailgate) or engine hood is
opened within 30 seconds after the
system enters the armed stage, the
system will be disarmed to prevent
unnecessary alarm.
Transmitter
- The door unlock button is pressed.
- The engine is started. (within 3 seconds)
- The ignition switch is in the “ON” position for 30 seconds or more.
Smart key
- The door unlock button is pressed.
- The button of the front outside door is
pressed while carrying the smart key.
- The engine is started. (within 3 seconds)
After the doors are unlocked, the hazard
warning lights will blink twice to indicate
that the system is disarmed.
After pressing the unlock button, if any
door (or tailgate) is not opened within 30
seconds, the system will be rearmed.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE - Non-immobilizer
system
• Avoid trying to start the engine while
the alarm is activated. The vehicle
starting motor is disabled during the
theft-alarm stage.
If 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.
✽ NOTICE - Immobilizer system
• If the system is not disarmed with the
transmitter, insert the key into the
ignition switch and start the engine.
Then the system will be disarmed.
• If you lose your keys, consult your
authorized Kia dealer.
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CAUTION
Do not change, alter or adjust the
theft-alarm system because it could
cause the theft-alarm system to
malfunction and should only be
serviced by an authorized Kia dealer.
Malfunctions caused by improper
alterations, adjustments or modifications to the theft-alarm system
are not covered by your vehicle
manufacturer warranty.
✽ NOTICE
Always remove the ignition key, engage
the parking brake, close all windows
and lock all doors when leaving your
vehicle unattended.
Features of your vehicle
DOOR LOCKS
Unlock
Lock
• Doors can also be locked and
unlocked with the transmitter key (or
smart key). (if equipped)
• Once the doors are unlocked, they may
be opened by pulling the door handle.
• When closing the door, push the door
by hand. Make sure the doors are
closed securely.
WARNING
• If you don't close the door
securely, the door may open
again.
• Be careful that someone's body
and hands are not trapped when
closing the door.
✽ NOTICE
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Operating door locks from outside the vehicle
• Turn the key toward the rear of the
vehicle to unlock and toward the front
of the vehicle to lock.
• If you lock/unlock the door with a key,
all vehicle doors will lock/unlock automatically.
• From the driver’s door, turn the key to
the left once to unlock the driver’s door
and once more within 4 seconds to
unlock all doors.
• In cold and wet climates, door lock
and door mechanisms may not work
properly due to freezing conditions.
• If the door is locked/unlocked multiple times in rapid succession with
either the vehicle key or door lock
switch, the system may stop operating
temporarily in order to protect the
circuit and prevent damage to system
components.
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Features of your vehicle
• If the inner door handle of the front
door is pulled when the door lock button is in the lock position, the button
will unlock and the door will open.
• Front doors cannot be locked if the
ignition key is in the ignition switch (or
if the smart key is in the vehicle) and
any front door is opened. (if equipped)
Lock
Unlock
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Operating door locks from inside
the vehicle
With the door lock button
• To unlock a door, push the door lock
button (1) to the “Unlock” position. The
red mark (2) on the button will be visible.
• To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the “Lock” position. If the door
is locked properly, the red mark (2) on
the door lock button will not show.
• To open a door, pull the door handle
(3) outward.
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WARNING - Door lock malfunction
If a power door lock ever fails to
function while you are in the vehicle, try one or more of the following
techniques to exit:
• Operate the door unlock feature
repeatedly (both electronic and
manual) while simultaneously
pulling on the door handle.
• Operate the other door locks and
handles, front and rear.
• Lower a front window and use the
key to unlock the door from outside.
Features of your vehicle
• If the key is in the ignition switch (or if
the smart key is in the vehicle) and any
front door is opened, the doors will not
lock when the “Lock” position (1) of the
central door lock switch is pressed. (if
equipped)
Driver's door
WARNING - Doors
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Passenger’s door (if equipped)
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• The doors should always be fully
closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door.
Locked doors will also discourage potential intruders when the
vehicle stops or slows.
• Be careful when opening doors
and watch for vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians
approaching the vehicle in the
path of the door. Opening a door
when something is approaching
can cause damage or injury.
WARNING - Unlocked
vehicles
Leaving your vehicle unlocked can
invite theft or possible harm to you
or others from someone hiding in
your vehicle while you are gone.
Always remove the ignition key,
engage the parking brake, close all
windows and lock all doors when
leaving your vehicle unattended.
With central door lock switch
(if equipped)
Operate by pressing the central door lock
switch.
• Press the switch to the "Lock" position
(1), all vehicle doors will lock.
• Press the switch to the "Unlock" position (2), all vehicle doors will unlock.
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Features of your vehicle
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.
Impact sensing door unlock system (if equipped)
All doors will automatically unlock when
an impact causes the air bags to deploy.
Auto door lock/unlock feature
(if equipped)
• All doors will automatically lock when
the transaxle shift lever is shifted out of
P (Park).
• All doors will automatically unlock
when the transaxle shift lever is shifted
into P (Park).
Speed sensing door lock system
(if equipped)
All doors will be automatically locked
after the vehicle speed exceeds 15 km/h
(9.3 mi/h). And all doors will be automatically unlocked when you turn the engine
off or when you remove the ignition key.
(if equipped)
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✽ NOTICE
An authorized Kia dealer can activate
or deactivate some auto door lock/
unlock features as follows;
• Auto door unlock by using the driver's door lock button
• Auto door lock/unlock by shifting the
transaxle shift lever out of P (Park) or
into P (Park)
• Auto door unlock when the ignition
key is removed from the ignition
switch (for smart key, when the
ENGINE START/STOP button is
turned to the OFF position)
If you want to activate or deactivate
some door lock/unlock feature, consult
an authorized Kia dealer.
Features of your vehicle
3. Close the rear door.
To open the rear door, pull the outside
door handle (3).
Even though the doors may be unlocked,
the rear door will not open by pulling the
inner door handle (2) 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 (1) 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 when the inner door
handle is pulled.
If children accidentally open the
rear doors while the vehicle is in
motion, they could fall out and be
severely injured or killed. To prevent children from opening the rear
doors from the inside, the rear door
safety locks should be used whenever children are in the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
TRUNK
WARNING
The trunk swings upward. Make
sure no objects or people are near
the rear of the vehicle when opening the trunk.
CAUTION
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Opening the trunk
• Press the trunk unlock button for more
than 1 second on the transmitter (or
smart key).
• Press the button on the trunk handle
with the smart key in your possession.
Once the trunk is opened and then
closed, the trunk locks automatically.
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• To open the trunk from inside the vehicle, pull the trunk lid release button.
Once the trunk is opened and then
closed, the trunk locks automatically.
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, trunk lock and
trunk mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
Make certain that you close the
trunk before driving your vehicle.
Possible damage may occur to the
trunk lift cylinders and attached
hardware if the trunk is not closed
prior to driving.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
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Emergency trunk lid release
cable
1. Take the cover out by putting the driver
or key at left side.
2. Pull the hook of cable.
3. After use, securely close the cover.
• While driving the vehicle, Don’t
use it. Unexpected problems
could occur.
• When you open the cover, use
certainly the driver or key. If you
open the cover by your hand, this
could result in damage or injury
to your hand and finger.
And then, when the cover is
opened, keep the cover certainly.
• If there is the problem with trunk,
have the vehicle checked and
repaired by an authorized Kia
dealer.
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
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.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
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Emergency trunk safety release
Your vehicle is equipped with an emergency trunk release lever located inside
the trunk. If someone is inadvertently
locked in the trunk, moving the handle in
the direction of the arrow will release the
trunk latch mechanism and open the
trunk.
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• For emergencies, be fully aware
of the location of the emergency
trunk safety release lever in this
vehicle and how to open the
trunk if you are accidentally
locked in the trunk.
• No one should be allowed to
occupy the trunk at any time. The
trunk is a very dangerous location in the event of a crash.
• Use the release lever for emergencies only. Use extreme caution, especially while the vehicle
is in motion.
Features of your vehicle
WINDOWS
(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
(7) Power window lock switch
✽ NOTICE
In cold and wet climates, power windows
may not work properly due to freezing
conditions.
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Features of your vehicle
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 open, the power windows
cannot be operated within the 30 second
period.
✽ NOTICE
While driving with the rear windows
down or with the sunroof (if equipped)
in an open (or partially open position),
your vehicle may demonstrate a wind
buffeting or pulsation noise. This noise
is a normal occurrence and can be
reduced or eliminated by taking the following actions. If the noise occurs with
one or both of the rear windows down,
partially lower both front windows
approximately one inch. If you experience the noise with the sunroof open,
slightly reduce the size of the sunroof
opening.
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Window opening and closing
Type A
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).
Type B - Auto down window (if equipped)
Pressing the power window switch
momentarily to the second detent position (6) completely lowers the driver’s
window even when the switch is
released. To stop the window at the
desired position while the window is in
operation, pull up the switch momentarily
to the opposite direction of the window
movement.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
The automatic reverse feature for the
driver’s window is only active when the
“auto up” feature is used by fully
pulling up the switch. The automatic
reverse feature will not operate if the
window is raised using the halfway position on the power window switch.
WARNING
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Type C - Auto up/down window
Pressing 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 press and release the switch to the
opposite direction of the movement.
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 the window and continue pulling
up on the driver’s power window switch
for at least 1 second after the window is
completely closed.
Automatic reversal
If the upward movement of the window is
blocked by an object or part of the body,
the window will detect the resistance and
will stop upward movement. The window
will then lower approximately 30 cm (11.8
in.) to allow the object to be cleared.
If the window detects the resistance
while the power window switch is pulled
up continuously, the window will stop
upward movement then lower approximately 2.5 cm (1 in.). And if the power
window switch is pulled up continuously
again within 5 seconds after the window
is lowered by the automatic window
reversal feature, the automatic window
reversal will not operate.
Always check for obstructions
before raising any window to avoid
injuries or vehicle damage. If an
object less than 4 mm (0.16 in.) in
diameter is caught between the
window glass and the upper window channel, the automatic reverse
window may not detect the resistance and will not stop and reverse
direction.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
OTF040023
Power window lock button
(if equipped)
• The driver can disable the power window switches on the passenger door
by pressing the power window lock
switch located on the driver’s door to
the LOCK position (pressed).
• When the power window lock button
is in the LOCK position (pressed),
the driver’s master control cannot
operate the passenger door power
windows.
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• To prevent possible damage to
the power window system, do not
open or close two windows or
more at the same time. This will
also ensure the longevity of the
fuse.
• Never try to operate the main
switch on the driver's door and
the individual door window
switch in opposing directions at
the same time. If this is done, the
window will stop and cannot be
opened or closed.
WARNING - Windows
• NEVER leave the ignition key in
the vehicle.
• NEVER leave any child unattended in the vehicle. Even very
young children may inadvertently
cause the vehicle to move, entangle themselves in the windows,
or otherwise injure themselves or
others.
• Always double check to make
sure all arms, hands, head and
other obstructions are safely out
of the way before closing a window.
• Do not allow children to play with
the power windows. Keep the driver’s door power window lock
switch in the LOCK position
(pressed). Serious injury can
result from unintentional window
operation by the child.
• Do not extend any head or arms
outside the window while driving.
Features of your vehicle
HOOD
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.
OTF040024
Opening the hood
1. Pull the release lever to unlatch the
hood. The hood should pop open
slightly.
WARNING
Open the hood after turning off the
engine on a flat surface, shifting
the shift lever to the P(Park) position for automatic transaxle and to
the 1st(First) gear or R(Reverse) for
manual transaxle, and setting the
parking brake.
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2. Go to the front of the vehicle, raise the
hood slightly, pull the secondary latch
(1) inside of the hood center and lift
the hood (2).
3. Raise the hood. It will raise completely
by itself after it has been raised about
halfway.
WARNING
• Before closing the hood, ensure
that all obstructions are removed
from the hood opening. Closing
the hood with an obstruction
present in the hood opening may
result in property damage or
severe personal injury.
• Do not leave gloves, rags or any
other combustible material in the
engine compartment. Doing so
may cause a heat-induced fire.
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Features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Always double check to be sure
that the hood is firmly latched
before driving away. If it is not
latched, the hood could fly 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 raised. The view will be
blocked and the hood could fall
or be damaged.
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Features of your vehicle
FUEL FILLER LID
Closing the fuel filler lid
1. To install the cap, turn it clockwise until
it “clicks” one time. 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.
WARNING - Refueling
OTF040026
Opening the fuel filler lid
The fuel filler lid must be opened from
inside the vehicle by pushing the fuel
filler lid opener button.
✽ 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.
OTF040027
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.
• 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.
• 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
(Continued)
• Gasoline vapors are dangerous.
Before refueling, always stop the
engine and never smoke or allow
sparks and open flames near the
filler area.
• Never operate your vehicle without a filler cap properly installed,
flammable vapors and gasoline
could leak out in dangerous situations such as a collision or
rollover. If the filler cap must be
replaced, only use genuine Kia
replacement parts.
• Tighten the cap until it clicks one
time, otherwise the "
"light will
illuminate.
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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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• 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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Features of your vehicle
(Continued)
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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
• If a fire breaks out during refueling, leave the vicinity of the vehicle, and immediately contact the
manager of the gas station and
then contact the local fire department. Follow any safety instructions they provide.
CAUTION
• Make sure to refuel your vehicle
according to the "Fuel requirements" suggested in section 1.
• If the fuel filler cap requires
replacement, use only a genuine
Kia cap or the equivalent specified for your vehicle. An incorrect
fuel filler cap can result in a serious malfunction of the fuel system or emission control system.
• Do not spill fuel on the exterior
surfaces of the vehicle. Any type
of fuel spilled on painted surfaces
may damage the paint.
• After refueling, make sure the fuel
cap is installed securely to prevent fuel spillage in the event of
an accident.
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Features of your vehicle
PANORAMA SUNROOF (IF EQUIPPED)
✽ NOTICE
✽ NOTICE
• In cold and wet climates, the sunroof
may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
• After washing the car or after there is
rain, be sure to wipe off any water
that is on the sunroof before operating
it.
The sunroof cannot slide when it is in
the tilt position nor can it be tilted while
in an open or slide position.
CAUTION
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If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof,
you can slide or tilt your sunroof with the
sunroof control lever located on the overhead console.
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 move the sunroof control lever after the sunroof
is in the fully open, closed, or tilt
position(s). Damage to the motor or
system components could occur.
WARNING
Never adjust the sunroof or sunshade while driving. This could
result in loss of control and an accident that may cause death, serious
injury, or property damage.
Features of your vehicle
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Sunshade
Sliding the sunroof
Tilting the sunroof
• To open the sunshade, pull the sunroof
control lever backward to the first
detent position.
• To close the sunshade when the sunroof glass is closed, push the sunroof
control lever forward.
To stop the sliding at any point, pull or
push the sunroof control lever momentarily.
When the sunshade is closed
If you pull the sunroof control lever backward to the second detent position, the
sunshade will slide all the way open then
the sunroof glass will slide all the way
open. To stop the sunroof movement at
any point, pull or push the sunroof control
lever momentarily.
When the sunshade is closed
If you push the sunroof control lever
upward, the sunshade will slide all the
way open then the sunroof glass will tilt.
To stop the sunroof movement at any
point, pull or push the sunroof control
lever momentarily.
✽ NOTICE
It is normal for wrinkles to form on the
blind because of its material characteristic.
When the sunshade is opened
If you pull the sunroof control lever backward, the sunroof glass will slide all the
way open. To stop the sunroof movement
at any point, pull or push the sunroof control lever momentarily.
When the sunshade is opened
If you push the sunroof control lever
upward, the sunroof glass will tilt.
To stop the sunroof movement at any
point, pull or push the sunroof control
lever momentarily.
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Features of your vehicle
Closing the sunroof
WARNING - Sunroof
To close the sunroof glass only
Push the sunroof control lever forward to
the first detent position or pull the lever
downward.
To close the sunroof glass with the
sunshade
Push the sunroof control lever forward to
the second detent position. The sunroof
glass will close then the sunshade close
automatically.
To stop the sunroof movement at any
point, pull or push the sunroof control
lever momentarily.
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• Be careful that someone’s head,
hands and body are not trapped
by a closing sunroof.
• Do not extend the face, neck,
arms or body outside through the
sunroof opening while driving.
• Make sure your hands 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 glass or sunshade is
closing automatically, it will reverse the
direction, and then stop.
The auto reverse function does not work
if a tiny obstacle is between the sliding
glass or sunshade and the sunroof sash.
You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the sunroof before closing it.
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.
Features of your vehicle
Resetting the sunroof
Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, or related fuse is
blown, you must reset your sunroof system as follows:
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and close the sunroof glass and
sunshade completely.
2. Release the control lever.
3. Push the sunroof control lever forward
in the direction of close (about 10 seconds) until the sunroof is moved a little.
Then, release the lever.
4. Push the sunroof control lever forward
in the direction of close until the sunroof operates as follows;
SUNSHADE OPEN → TILT OPEN →
SLIDE OPEN → SLIDE CLOSE →
SUNSHADE CLOSE
Then, release the control lever.
When this is complete, the sunroof
system is reset.
❈ For more detailed information, contact
an authorized Kia dealer.
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Features of your vehicle
DRIVER POSITION MEMORY SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING
Never attempt to operate the driver
position memory system while the
vehicle is moving.
This could result in loss of control,
and an accident causing death,
serious injury, or property damage.
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A driver position memory system is provided to store and recall the driver seat
position with a simple button operation.
By saving the desired position into the
system memory, different drivers can
reposition the driver seat based upon
their driving preference. If the battery is
disconnected, the position memory will
be lost and the driving position should be
restored in the system.
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Storing positions into memory
using the buttons on the door
Storing driver’s seat positions
1. Shift the shift lever into P while the
ignition switch is ON.
2. Adjust the driver seat to position comfortable for the driver.
3. Press SET button on the control panel.
The system will beep once.
4. Press one of the memory buttons (1 or
2) within 5 seconds after pressing the
SET button. The system will beep
twice when memory has been successfully stored.
Features of your vehicle
Recalling positions from memory
1. Shift the shift lever into P while the
ignition switch is ON.
2. To recall the position in memory, press
the desired memory button (1 or 2).
The system will beep once, then the
driver seat will automatically adjust to
the stored positions.
Adjusting the control switch for the driver
seat while the system is recalling the
stored position will cause the movement
to stop and move in the direction that the
control switch is moved.
WARNING
Use caution when recalling adjustment memory while sitting in the
vehicle. Push the seat position control knob to the desired position
immediately if the seat moves too
far in any direction.
Easy access function
(if equipped)
With the shift lever in the P position, the
system will move the driver's seat automatically as follows.
• Without smart key system
- It will move the driver’s seat rearward
when the ignition key is removed.
- It will move the driver’s seat forward
when the ignition key is inserted.
• With smart key system
- It will move the driver’s seat rearward
when the engine start/stop button is
turned to the OFF position or the
smart key is removed from the smart
key holder.
- It will move the driver’s seat forward
when the engine start/stop button is
turned to the ACC or START position
or the smart key is inserted into the
smart key holder.
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Features of your vehicle
STEERING WHEEL
Electric power steering
✽ NOTICE
Power steering uses the motor to assist
you in steering the vehicle. If the engine
is off or if the power steering system
becomes inoperative, the vehicle may
still be steered, but it will require
increased steering effort.
The motor driven power steering is controlled by the power steering control unit
which senses the steering wheel torque
and vehicle speed to command the
motor.
The steering wheel becomes heavier as
the vehicle’s speed increases and
becomes lighter as the vehicle’s speed
decreases for better control of the steering wheel.
Should you notice any change in the
effort required to steer during normal
vehicle operation, have the power steering checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
The following symptoms may occur during normal vehicle operation:
• The EPS warning light does not illuminate.
• The steering effort is high immediately
after turning the ignition switch on.
This happens as the system performs
the EPS system diagnostics. When the
diagnostics is completed, the steering
wheel will return to its normal condition.
• A click noise may be heard from the
EPS relay after the ignition switch is
turned to the ON or LOCK position.
• Motor noise may be heard when the
vehicle is at a stop or at a low driving
speed.
• If the Electric Power Steering System
does not operate normally, the warning light will illuminate on the instrument cluster. The steering wheel may
become difficult to control or operate
abnormally. Take your vehicle to an
authorized Kia dealer and have the
vehicle checked as soon as possible.
• The steering effort increases if the
steering wheel is rotated continuously
when the vehicle is not in motion.
However, after a few minutes, it will
return to its normal conditions.
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• When you operate the steering wheel
in low temperature, abnormal noise
could occur. If temperature rises, the
noise will disappear. This is a normal
condition.
Features of your vehicle
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 and height
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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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.
✽ NOTICE
To sound the horn, press the area indicated by the horn symbol on your steering wheel (see illustration). The horn
will operate only when this area is
pressed.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
CAUTION
Do not strike the horn severely to
operate it, or hit it with your fist. Do
not press on the horn with a sharppointed object.
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Heated steering wheel
(if equipped)
With the ENGINE START/STOP button in
the ON position, pressing the heated
steering wheel button warms the steering
wheel. The indicator on the button will
illuminate.
To turn the steering wheel off, press the
button once again. The indicator on the
button will turn off.
It will turn off automatically approximately 30 minutes after the heated steering
wheel is turned on.
If you turn on the ignition again after turn
off your engine in half an hour (after
operating heater button), the heating system will be maintained in its 'on' condition.
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• Do not install any grip to operate
the steering wheel. This causes
damage to the heated steering
wheel system.
• When cleaning the heated steering wheel, do not use an organic
solvent such as paint thinner,
benzene, alcohol and gasoline.
Doing so may damage the surface of the steering wheel.
• If the surface of steering wheel is
damaged by sharp object, damage to the heated steering wheel
components could occur.
Features of your vehicle
MIRRORS
Inside rearview mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror so that the
center view through the rear window is
seen. Make this adjustment before you
start driving.
Night
WARNING - Rear visibility
Do not place objects in the rear
seat or cargo area which would
interfere with your vision through
the rear window.
Day
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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 glare from the headlights of the
vehicles behind you during night driving.
Remember that you lose some rearview
clarity in the night position.
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.
WARNING
Do not modify the inside mirror and
do not install a wide mirror. It could
result in injury, during an accident
or deployment of the air bag.
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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
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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
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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:
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.
✽ NOTICE
The mirror defaults to the ON position
each time the vehicle is started.
Features of your vehicle
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.).
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.
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.
B520C05NF
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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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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 8 km/h (5 mph).
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.
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.
Features of your vehicle
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.
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 2-8 cm (1-3 inches) 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.
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.
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Features of your vehicle
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.
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3. Return to the vehicle, firmly press and
hold for two seconds the desired
HomeLink® button then release.
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.
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.
Features of your vehicle
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.
FCC ID: NZLZTVHL3
IC: 4112A-ZTVHL3
This device complies with Industry
Canada standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1. this device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
The 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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Features of your vehicle
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 mirrors
• The right outside rearview mirror
is convex. Objects seen in the
mirror are closer than they
appear.
• Use your interior rearview mirror
or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing
lanes.
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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 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
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Remote control
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 the
ignition switch should be in the ACC or
ON position, or engine is running. Move
the lever (1) to R or L to select the right
side mirror or the left side mirror, then
press a corresponding point on the mirror
adjustment control to position the selected mirror up, down, left or right.
After the adjustment, put the lever into
neutral (center) position to prevent inadvertent adjustment.
• The mirrors stop moving when
they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is
pressed. Do not press the switch
longer than necessary, the motor
may be damaged.
• Do not attempt to adjust the outside rearview mirror by hand.
Doing so may damage the related
parts.
OTF040045
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. Fuel gauge
3. Speedometer
4. Turn signal indicators
5. Warning and indicator lights
6. Odometer/Trip computer*
■ Type B
* : 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
■ Type A
■ Type A
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■ Type B
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■ Type B
Instrument panel illumination
The instrument panel illumination intensity can be adjusted by pressing the control switch with the headlight switch in
any position when the ignition switch is in
the ON position.
The illumination intensity is shown on the
instrument cluster LCD display.
OTF040054C
Gauges
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the forward
speed of the vehicle.
The speedometer is calibrated in kilometers per hour and/or miles per hour.
OTF040056
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.
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Features of your vehicle
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.
■ Type A
■ Type B
WARNING - Fuel gauge
Running out of fuel can expose
vehicle occupants to danger.
You must stop and obtain additional fuel as soon as possible after the
warning light comes on or when the
gauge indicator comes close to the
E level.
■ Type C
CAUTION
Do not operate the engine within
the tachometer's RED ZONE. This
may cause severe engine damage.
OTF040058
Fuel gauge
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the fuel
tank. The fuel tank capacity is given in
section 8. The fuel gauge is supplemented by a low fuel warning light, which will
illuminate when the fuel tank is nearly
empty.
On inclines or curves, the fuel gauge
pointer may fluctuate or the low fuel
warning light may come on earlier than
usual due to the movement of fuel in the
tank.
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CAUTION
Avoid driving with extremely low
fuel level. Running out of fuel could
cause the engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic converter.
Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
■ Type A
■ Type B
TRIP A
TRIP B
Distance to empty
Average fuel consumption
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OTF040059
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.
Trip computer
The trip computer is a microcomputercontrolled driver information system that
displays information related to driving 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.
Instant fuel consumption
Average speed
Elapsed time
CAUTION
If the gauge pointer moves beyond
the normal range area toward the
“H” position, it indicates overheating that may damage the engine.
Outside
* if equipped
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Features of your vehicle
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
TRIP A
TRIP B
Distance to empty
Average fuel consumption
Instant fuel consumption
Average speed
Elapsed time
Outside
Distance to Service
* if equipped
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OTF040061C
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.
The odometer is always displayed until
the display is turned off.
Tripmeter (km or mi.)
TRIP A : Tripmeter A
TRIP B : Tripmeter B
This mode indicates the distance of individual trips selected since the last tripmeter reset.
The meter's working range is from 0.0 to
9999.9 km (0.0 to 9999.9 miles).
Pressing the RESET button for more
than 1 second, when the tripmeter (TRIP
A or TRIP B) is being displayed, clears
the tripmeter to zero (0.0).
Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
OTF040062C
OTF040064C
OTF040065C
Distance to empty (km or mi.)
This mode indicates the estimated distance to empty based on the current fuel
in the fuel tank and the amount of fuel
delivered to the engine. When the
remaining distance is below 50 km (30
miles), “---” will be displayed and the distance to empty indicator will blink.
The meter’s working range is from 50 to
990 km (30 to 990 miles).
Average fuel consumption (if equipped)
(l/100 km or MPG)
This mode calculates the average fuel
consumption from the total fuel used and
the distance since the last average consumption reset. The total fuel used is calculated from the fuel consumption input.
For an accurate calculation, drive more
than 50 m (0.03 miles).
Pressing the RESET button for more than
1 second, when the average fuel consumption is being displayed, clears the
average fuel consumption to zero (---).
If the vehicle speed exceeds 1 km/h after
refueled more than 6 l, the average fuel
consumption will be cleared to zero (---).
Instant fuel consumption
(l/100 km or MPG)
This mode calculates the instant fuel
consumption every 2 seconds from the
driving distance and quantity of fuel
injection.
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Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type A
✽ NOTICE
■ Type B
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OTF040067N
Average speed (km/h or MPH)
This mode calculates the average speed
of the vehicle since the last average
speed reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
average speed keeps going while the
engine is running.
Pressing the RESET button for more
than 1 second, when the average speed
is being displayed, clears the average
speed to zero (---).
Elapsed time
This mode indicates the total time traveled since the last driving time reset.
Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the
driving time keeps going while the engine
is running.
The meter’s working range is from
0:00~99:59.
Pressing the RESET button for more
than 1 second, when the driving time is
being displayed, clears the driving time to
zero (0:00).
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• 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 (if equipped)
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.
Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
■ Type B
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OTF040068C
Outside thermometer
The current outside temperature is displayed in 1°C (1°F) increments. The temperature range is between -40°C ~ 60°C
(-40°F ~ 140°F).
• The outside temperature on the display
may not change immediately like a
general thermometer to prevent the
driver from being inattentive.
OTF040071AC
Distance to Service
To enter the "Distance to Service" mode,
press the TRIP button for less than 1 second.
OTF040072N
Engine Oil(Tire Rotation) Service
Required
1. If service is required, the message will
be displayed.
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Features of your vehicle
OTF040074N
OTF040073N
2. If you would like to reset or inactivate
the maintenance system press the
RESET button for more than 1 second.
The display will change to "Engine Oil
Service Message" mode.
You can move to items by pressing the
TRIP button and select the desired
item by pressing the RESET button.
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OTF040076C
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Maintenance
1. When the vehicle is at a standstill,
pressing the TRIP button for more than
2 seconds with the ENGINE START/
STOP button in the ON position or
engine running, the LCD display on
the cluster will change to the "User
Setting" mode.
You can move to the items by pressing
the TRIP button and select the item by
pressing the RESET button.
2. In the "User Setting" mode select
"Maintenance".
3. Select the desired maintenance
schedule.
4. If finished, you can come out of the
Maintenance mode by pressing the
TRIP button for more than 2 seconds.
Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
Auto Door Lock
Off - The auto door lock operation will be
canceled.
Speed - All doors will be automatically
locked when the vehicle speed
exceeds 15 km/h (9.3 mph).
Shift Lever - All doors will be automatically locked if the shift lever
is shifted from the P(Park)
position to the R(Reverse),
N(Neutral) or D(Drive) position.
■ Type B
OTF040077N
Vehicle option (if equipped)
1. When the vehicle is at a standstill,
pressing the TRIP button for more than
2 seconds with the ENGINE
START/STOP button in the ON position or engine running, the LCD display on the cluster will change to the
"User Setting" mode.
You can move to items by pressing the
TRIP button and select the item by
pressing the RESET button.
2. In the "User Setting" mode, select
"Vehicle Option".
3. Move (TRIP button) to the desired item
and select (RESET button).
Auto Door Unlock
Off - The auto door unlock operation will
be inactivated.
Key Out - All doors will be automatically
unlocked when the ignition key
is removed from ignition switch
(or smart key is removed from
the smart key holder).
Shift Lever - All doors will be automatically unlocked if the shift
lever is shifted to the P
(Park) position.
Twice Unlock
On - The driver’s door will unlock if the
door is unlocked. When the door is
unlocked again within 4 seconds, all
doors will unlock.
Off - The two turn unlock function will be
inactivated. Therefore, all doors will
unlock if the door is unlocked.
❈ Except the central door lock switch.
Seat Easy Access (only for Driver
Position Memory System equipped
vehicle)
On - The driver's seat will automatically
move forward or rearward for the
driver to enter or exit the vehicle
comfortably.
Off - The Seat Easy Access function will
be inactivated.
Headlamp Escort
On - The Headlamp Escort and Escort
Welcome function will be activated.
Off - The Headlamp Escort and Escort
Welcome function will be inactivated.
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Features of your vehicle
Welcome Light (if equipped)
On - The Welcome Light function will be
activated.
Off - The Welcome Light function will be
inactivated.
Welcome Sound
On - The Welcome Sound function will
be activated.
Off - The Welcome Sound function will
be inactivated.
Auto Triple Turn (One-touch triple
turn signal)
On - The lane change signals will blink 3
times when the turn signal lever is
moved slightly.
Off - The Auto Triple Turn function will be
inactivated.
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Horn feedback
On - The hazard warning light will blink
and the horn will sound when the
door is locked or unlocked with the
transmitter or smart key.
Off - The hazard warning light will blink
but the horn will not sound when the
door is locked or unlocked with the
transmitter or smart key.
AVG fuel economy
Auto Reset - The average fuel economy
will reset automatically
when you drive after refueling.
Manual Reset - The average fuel economy will not reset automatically when you drive
after refueling.
Warnings and indicators
All warning lights are checked by turning
the ignition switch ON (do not start the
engine). Any light that does not illuminate
should be checked by an authorized Kia
dealer.
After starting the engine, check to make
sure that all warning lights are off. If any
warning lights are still on, this indicates a
situation that needs attention. When
releasing the parking brake, the brake
system warning light should go off. The
fuel warning light will stay on if the fuel
level is low.
Features of your vehicle
Air bag warning light
Anti-lock brake system
(ABS) warning light
(if equipped)
Electronic brake
force distribution
(EBD) system
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
Supplement Restraint System (SRS) is
not working properly. If the air bag warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after operating for
about 6 seconds when you turned the
ignition switch to the ON position or started the engine, or if it comes on while
driving, have the SRS inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer.
This warning light illuminates if the ignition switch is turned ON and goes off in
approximately 3 seconds if the system is
operating normally.
If the ABS warning light remains on,
comes on while driving, or does not
come on when the ignition switch is
turned to the ON position, this indicates
that the ABS may have malfunctioned.
If this occurs, have your vehicle checked
by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as
possible. The normal braking system will
still be operational, but without the assistance of the anti-lock brake system.
If these two warning lights illuminate at
the same time while driving, your vehicle’s ABS and EBD system may have
malfunctioned.
In this case, your ABS and regular brake
system may not work normally. Have the
vehicle checked by an authorized Kia
dealer as soon as possible.
WARNING
If both ABS and Brake warning
lights are on and stay on, your vehicle’s brake system will not work
normally during sudden braking. In
this case, avoid high speed driving
and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia
dealer as soon as possible.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ 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.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the ignition switch is turned on, the
seat belt warning light and the seat belt
warning chime will operate for approximately 6 seconds. But if it is refastened
within the 6 seconds, the warning light
will blink till the 6 seconds and the warning chime will turn off immediately.
If the driver's seat belt is disconnected
after the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the seat belt warning light
will blink for approximately 6 seconds.
But if it is fastened within the 6 seconds
the warning light will turn off immediately.
If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
when the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h
(6 mph), the seat belt warning light and
chime will operate approximately 11
times with a pattern of 6 seconds on and
24 seconds off until the belt is fastened
or the vehicle speed decreases below 5
km/h (3 mph).
The blinking green arrows on the instrument panel show the direction indicated
by the turn signals. If the arrow comes on
but does not blink, blinks more rapidly
than normal, or does not illuminate at all,
it indicates a malfunction in the turn signal system. You should consult your dealer for repairs.
This indicator also blinks when the hazard warning switch is turned on.
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.
Features of your vehicle
Engine oil pressure
warning light
This warning light indicates the engine oil
pressure is low.
If the warning light illuminates while driving:
1. Drive safely to the side of the road and
stop.
2. With the engine off, check the engine
oil level. If the level is low, add oil as
required.
If the warning light remains on after
adding oil or if oil is not available, call an
authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION
If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure
warning light is illuminated, severe
damage could result.
CAUTION
If the oil pressure warning light
stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may
result. The oil pressure warning
light comes on whenever there is
insufficient oil pressure. In normal
operation, it should come on when
the ignition switch is turned on,
then go out when the engine is
started. If the oil pressure warning
light stays on while the engine is
running, there is a serious malfunction.
If this happens, stop the vehicle as
soon as it is safe to do so, turn off
the engine and check the oil level. If
the oil level is low, fill the engine oil
to the proper level and start the
engine again. If the light stays on
with the engine running, turn the
engine off immediately. In any
instance where the oil light stays on
when the engine is running, the
engine should be checked by an
authorized Kia dealer before the car
is driven again.
Parking brake & brake
fluid warning light
Parking brake warning
This warning light illuminates for 3 seconds after the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position and then it will go out.
Also, this light illuminates when the parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the START or ON position. The
warning light should go out when the
parking brake is released.
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Features of your vehicle
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.
Your vehicle is equipped with dual-diagonal braking systems. This means you still
have braking on two wheels even if one
of the dual systems should fail. With only
one of the dual systems working, more
than normal pedal travel and greater
pedal pressure are required to stop the
vehicle. Also, the vehicle will not stop in
as short a distance with only a portion of
the brake system working. If the brakes
fail while you are driving, shift to a lower
gear for additional engine braking and
stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
so.
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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.
Front fog light indicator
(if equipped)
This indicator comes on when the front
fog lights are ON.
Shift pattern indicator
(if equipped)
The indicator displays which automatic
transaxle shift position is selected.
Features of your vehicle
Charging system warning
light
Trunk lid open warning
light
This warning light indicates a malfunction
of either the generator or electrical
charging system.
If the warning light illuminates while the
vehicle is in motion:
1. Drive to the nearest safe location.
2. With the engine off, check the generator drive belt for looseness or breakage.
3. If the belt is adjusted properly, a problem exists somewhere in the electrical
charging system. Have an authorized
Kia dealer correct the problem as soon
as possible.
This warning light illuminates when the
trunk lid is not closed securely with the
ignition switch in any position.
Door ajar warning light
This warning light illuminates when a
door is not closed securely with the ignition switch in any position.
Tail light indicator*
This indicator illuminates when the tail
lights are on.
Immobilizer indicator
(if equipped)
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.
With smart key system (if equipped)
If any of the following occurs in a vehicle
equipped with the smart key, the immobilizer indicator illuminates, blinks or the
light goes off.
• When the smart key is in the vehicle, if
the engine start/stop button is turned
to the ON position, the indicator will
illuminate until the engine is started.
However, when the smart key is not in
the vehicle, if the engine start/stop button is depressed, the indicator will blink
for a few minutes to indicate that you
will not be able to start the engine.
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Features of your vehicle
• When the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position and the indicator turns
off after 2 seconds, the system may
need repair. Have the vehicle checked
by an authorized Kia dealer.
• When the battery is weak, if the engine
start/stop button is depressed, the indicator will blink and you will not be able
to start the engine. However, you may
still be able to start the engine by
inserting the smart key in the smart
key holder. If smart key system related
parts need repair, the indicator blinks.
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Low fuel level warning
light
Malfunction indicator lamp
(MIL) (check engine light)
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 (if equipped).
This indicator is part of the Engine
Control System which monitors various
emission control system components. If
this indicator illuminates while driving, it
indicates that a potential malfunction has
been detected somewhere in the emission control system.
This indicator will also illuminates when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, and will go off in a few seconds
after the engine is started. If it illuminates
while driving, or does not illuminate when
the ignition switch is turned to the ON
position, take your vehicle to the nearest
authorized Kia dealer and have the system checked.
Generally, your vehicle will continue to be
drivable, but have the system checked by
an authorized Kia dealer promptly.
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
• Prolonged driving with the
Emission
Control
System
Malfunction Indicator Light illuminated may cause damage to the
emission control systems which
could effect drivability and/or fuel
economy.
• If the Emission Control System
Malfunction Indicator Light illuminates, potential catalytic converter
damage. This 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)
ESC OFF indicator
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. Under normal driving conditions, the ESC indicator will
remain off. When a slippery or low traction condition is encountered, the ESC
will operate, and the ESC indicator will
blink to indicate the ESC is operating.
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 malfunctioned. Take
your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer
and have the system checked.
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Features of your vehicle
Cruise indicator (if equipped)
CRUISE indicator
Cruise SET indicator
SET
CRUISE
The indicator illuminates when the cruise
control system is enabled.
The cruise indicator in the instrument
cluster is illuminated when the cruise
control ON/OFF button on the steering
wheel is pushed.
The indicator goes off when the cruise
control ON/OFF button is pushed again.
For more Information, refer to “Cruise
control system” in section 5.
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The indicator illuminates when the cruise
function switch (SET- or RES+) is ON.
The cruise SET indicator in the instrument cluster illuminates when the cruise
control switch (SET- or RES+) is pushed.
The cruise SET indicator does not illuminate when the cruise control switch
(CANCEL) is pushed or the system is
disengaged.
Key reminder warning chime
Without smart key
If the driver’s door is opened while the
ignition key is left in the ignition switch
(ACC or LOCK position), the key
reminder warning chime will sound. This
helps prevent you from locking your keys
in the vehicle. The chime sounds until the
key is removed from the ignition switch or
the driver’s door is closed.
With smart key
If the driver’s door is opened while the
smart key is in the vehicle with the
engine start/stop button in ACC or the
smart key is in the smart key holder with
the engine start/stop button in OFF, the
key reminder warning chime will sound.
The chime sounds until the smart key is
removed from the smart key holder or the
driver’s door is closed.
Features of your vehicle
Electric power steering
(EPS) system warning light
(if equipped)
EPS
This warning light illuminates after the
ignition key is turned to the ON position
and then it will go off when the engine
starts.
This light also comes on when the EPS
has malfunctioned. If it comes on while
driving, have your vehicle inspected by
an authorized Kia dealer.
Active ECO system
When the active ECO is operating, the
ECO indicator is green.
For more detailed information, refer to
“Active ECO” in chapter 5.
LCD display warning (if equipped)
Key is not in vehicle
■ Type A
Key is not detected
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type B
OTF040082N
OTF040081N
If the smart key is not in the vehicle and
if any door is opened or closed with the
ENGINE START/STOP button in the ACC,
ON, or START position, the warning illuminates on the LCD display. Also, the
chime sounds for 5 seconds when the
smart key is not in the vehicle and the
door is closed.
Always have the smart key with you.
If the smart key is not in the vehicle or is
not detected and you press the ENGINE
START/STOP button, the warning illuminates on the LCD display for 10 seconds.
Also, the immobilizer indicator and the
key holder light blinks for 10 seconds.
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Features of your vehicle
Low key battery
■ Type A
Press brake pedal to start engine
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
Shift to "P" position
■ Type A
■ Type B
OTF040083N
OTF040084N
OTF040085N
If the ENGINE START/STOP button is
pressed to the OFF position when the
smart key in the vehicle discharges, the
warning illuminates on the LCD display
for about 10 seconds.
Replace the battery with a new one.
If the ENGINE START/STOP button is
pressed to the ACC position twice by
pressing the button repeatedly without
depressing the brake pedal, the warning
illuminates on the LCD display for about
10 seconds to indicate that you should
depress the brake pedal to start the
engine.
If you try to turn off the engine without the
shift lever in the P (Park) position, the
ENGINE START/STOP button will change
to the ACC position. If the button is
pressed once more it will change to the
ON position. The warning illuminates on
the LCD display for about 10 seconds to
indicate that you should press the ENGINE
START/ STOP button with the shift lever
in the P (Park) position to turn off the
engine.
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Features of your vehicle
Insert key
Remove key
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type A
Press start button again
■ Type A
■ Type B
■ Type B
OTF040086N
OTF040087N
OTF040088N
When you turn off the engine with the
smart key in the smart key holder, the
warning illuminates on the LCD display
for about 10 seconds. Also, the smart key
holder light blinks for about 10 seconds.
To remove the smart key push the smart
key once and pull it out from the smart
key holder.
If you press the ENGINE START/STOP
button while "Key is not detected" illuminates on the LCD display, the warning
“Insert key” illuminates for about 10 seconds. Also, the immobilizer indicator and
the key holder light blinks for about 10
seconds.
If you can not operate the ENGINE
START/STOP button when there is a
problem with the ENGINE START/STOP
button system, the warning illuminates
for 10 seconds and the chime sounds
continuously to indicate that you could
start the engine by pressing the ENGINE
START/STOP button once more.
The chime will stop if the ENGINE
START/STOP button system works normally.
If the warning illuminates each time you
press the ENGINE START/STOP button,
take your vehicle to an authorized Kia
dealer and have the system checked.
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Features of your vehicle
Shift to "P" or "N" to start engine
■ Type A
■ Type B
Press clutch pedal to start engine
■ Type A
■ Type B
Check stop lamp fuse
■ Type A
■ Type B
OTF040089N
OTF040090N
OTF040091N
If you try to start the engine with the shift
lever not in the P(Park) or N(Neutral)
position, the warning illuminates for
about 10 seconds on the LCD display.
You can also start the engine with the
shift lever in the N(Neutral) position, but
for your safety start the engine with the
shift lever in the P(Park) position.
If the ENGINE START/STOP button is
pressed without Depressing the clutch
pedal the warning illuminates on the LCD
display for about 10 seconds to indicate
that you should depress The clutch pedal
to start the engine.
When the stop lamp fuse is disconnected, the warning illuminates for 10 seconds on the LCD display.
Replace the fuse with a new one.
If that is not possible you can start the
engine by pressing the ENGINE
START/STOP button for 10 seconds with
the ENGINE START/STOP button in
ACC.
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Features of your vehicle
Align steering wheel
Align steering wheel
Align steering wheel
OTF040092N
OTF040093N
OTF040094N
If you start the engine when the steering
wheel is turned 90 degrees to the left
after a couple of seconds, “Align steering
wheel” illuminates on the LCD display for
5 seconds.
Turn the steering wheel to the right and
make it turned to the left less than 30
degrees.
If you start the engine when the steering
wheel is turned 90 degrees to the right
after a couple of seconds, “Align steering
wheel” illuminates on the LCD display for
5 seconds.
Turn the steering wheel to the left and
make it turned to the right less than 30
degrees.
If the steering wheel is aligned within 5
seconds after “Align steering wheel” is
displayed, the indicator will appear like
the above picture.
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Features of your vehicle
Door open
■ Type A
Trunk open
Illumination
■ Type B
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
OTF040096N
OTF040097N
OTF040098N
This indicator displays which door is
opened.
This indicator displays when the trunk is
not closed securely.
The illumination intensity of the instrument panel is shown when adjusting it
with the illumination control switch.
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Features of your vehicle
Parking assist warning
■ Type A
Low washer liquid
■ Type B
■ Type A
■ Type B
OTF040099N
OTF040100N
Displays the area an obstacle is detected
while moving rearward.
This warning light illuminates for 12 seconds when the washer fluid reservoir is
nearly empty. To turn off the warning light
immediately, press the RESET button for
more than 1 second. Refill the washer
fluid as soon as possible.
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Features of your vehicle
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
The hazard warning lights are turned on
by pushing in the hazard switch. Both
turn signal lights will blink. The hazard
warning lights will operate even though
the key is not in the ignition switch.
To turn the hazard warning lights off,
push the switch again.
■ Type A
OTF040104
■ Type B
OTF040105
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.
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Features of your vehicle
REAR PARKING ASSIST SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING
The rear parking assist system is a
supplementary function only. The
operation of the rear parking assist
system can be affected by several
factors (including environmental
conditions). It is the responsibility
of the driver to always check the
area behind the vehicle before and
while backing up.
Sensors
Operation of the rear parking
assist system
Operating condition
• This system will activate when backing
up with the ignition switch ON.
• The sensing distance while the rear
parking assist system is in operation is
approximately 120 cm (47 in.).
• When more than two objects are
sensed at the same time, the closest
one will be recognized first.
OTF040101
The rear parking assist system assists
the driver during backward movement of
the vehicle by chiming if any object is
sensed within a distance of 120 cm (47
in.) behind the vehicle. This system is a
supplemental system and it is not intended to nor does it replace the need for
extreme care and attention of the driver.
The sensing range and objects
detectable by the back sensors are limited. Whenever backing-up, pay as much
attention to what is behind you as you
would in a vehicle without a rear parking
assist system.
Types of warning sound
• When an object is 120 cm to 81 cm (47
in. to 32 in.) from the rear bumper:
Buzzer beeps intermittently.
• When an object is 80 cm to 41 cm (31
in. to 16 in.) from the rear bumper:
Buzzer beeps more frequently.
• When an object is within 40 cm (15 in.)
of the rear bumper:
Buzzer sounds continuously.
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Features of your vehicle
Non-operational conditions of
rear parking assist system
The rear parking assist system may
not operate properly when:
1. Moisture is frozen to the sensor. (It will
operate normally when the moisture
has been cleared.)
2. The sensor is covered with foreign
matter, such as snow or water, or the
sensor cover is blocked. (It will operate
normally when the material is removed
or the sensor is no longer blocked.)
3. Driving on uneven road surfaces
(unpaved roads, gravel, bumps, gradient).
4. Objects generating excessive noise
(vehicle horns, loud motorcycle
engines, or truck air brakes) are within
range of the sensor.
5. Heavy rain or water spray exists.
6. Wireless transmitters or mobile phones
are within range of the sensor.
7. The sensor is covered with snow.
8. Trailer towing
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The detecting range may decrease
when:
1. The sensor is stained with foreign matter such as snow or water. (The sensing range will return to normal when
removed.)
2. Outside air temperature is extremely
hot or cold.
The following objects may not be recognized by the sensor:
1. Sharp or slim objects such as ropes,
chains or small poles.
2. Objects which tend to absorb the sensor frequency such as clothes, spongy
material or snow.
3. Undetectable objects smaller than 1 m
(40 in.) in height and narrower than 14
cm (6 in.) in diameter.
Rear parking assist system precautions
• The rear parking assist system may
not sound sequentially depending on
the speed and shapes of the objects
detected.
• The rear parking assist system may
malfunction if the vehicle bumper
height or sensor installation has been
modified or damaged. Any non-factory
installed equipment or accessories
may also interfere with the sensor performance.
• The sensor may not recognize objects
less than 40 cm (15 in.) from the sensor, or it may sense an incorrect distance. Use caution.
• When the sensor is frozen or stained
with snow, dirt, or water, the sensor
may be inoperative until the stains are
removed using a soft cloth.
• Do not push, scratch or strike the sensor. Sensor damage could occur.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Self-diagnosis
This system can only sense objects within the range and location of the sensors;
It can not detect objects in other areas
where sensors are not installed. Also,
small or slim objects, such as poles or
objects located between sensors may not
be detected by the sensors.
Always visually check behind the vehicle when backing up.
Be sure to inform any drivers of the
vehicle that may be unfamiliar with the
system regarding the systems capabilities and limitations.
If you don’t hear an audible warning
sound or if the buzzer sounds intermittently when shifting the gear to the R
(Reverse) position, this may indicate a
malfunction in the rear parking assist system. If this occurs, have your vehicle
checked by an authorized Kia dealer as
soon as possible.
WARNING
Pay close attention when the vehicle is driven close to objects on the
road, particularly pedestrians, and
especially children. Be aware that
some objects may not be detected
by the sensors, due to the object’s
distance, size or material, all of
which can limit the effectiveness of
the sensor. Always perform a visual inspection to make sure the vehicle is clear of all obstructions
before moving the vehicle in any
direction.
WARNING
Your new vehicle warranty does not
cover any accidents or damage to
the vehicle or injuries to its occupants due to a rear parking assist
system malfunction. Always drive
safely and cautiously.
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Features of your vehicle
REARVIEW CAMERA (IF EQUIPPED)
WARNING
OTF040102
• This system is a supplementary
function only. It is the responsibility of the driver to always
check the inside/outside rearview
mirror and the area behind the
vehicle before and while backing
up because there is a dead zone
that can't be seen through the
camera.
• Always keep the camera lens
clean. If the lens is covered with
foreign matter, the camera may
not operate normally.
✽ NOTICE
OTF040103N
The rearview camera will activate when
the back-up light is ON with the ignition
switch ON and the shift lever in the R
position.
This system is a supplemental system
that shows behind the vehicle through
the AV monitor while backing-up.
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The rearview camera may not operate
normally, when you drive in the
extremely high or low temperature
area.
(operating temperature: -20°C~65°C
(-13°F ~ 149°F))
Features of your vehicle
WELCOME SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
OTF040113N
Welcome light (if equipped)
When all the doors (and trunk) are locked
and closed, the room lamp will come on
for about 15 seconds if any of the below
is performed.
• Without smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the transmitter.
• With the smart key system
- When the vehicle is approached with
the smart key in possession.
Escort welcome (if equipped)
Interior light
When the headlight(light switch in the
headlight or AUTO position) is on and all
doors (and trunk) are locked and closed,
the position light and headlight will come
on for 15 seconds if any of the below is
performed.
• Without smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the transmitter.
• With the smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the smart key.
When the interior light switch is in the
DOOR position and all doors (and trunk)
are locked and closed, the room lamp will
come on for 30 seconds if any of the
below is performed.
• Without smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the transmitter.
• With the smart key system
- When the door unlock button is
pressed on the smart key.
- When the button of the outside door
handle is pressed.
At this time, if you press the door lock or
unlock button, the position light and
headlight will turn off immediately.
At this time, if you press the door lock or
unlock button, the room lamp will turn off
immediately.
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Features of your vehicle
LIGHTING
Battery saver function
• The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged. The system automatically
turns off the parking 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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Headlight escort function
(if equipped)
Headlight leveling device
(if equipped)
The headlights (and/or taillights) will
remain on for approximately 20 minutes
after the ignition key is removed or turned
to the ACC or LOCK position. However, if
the driver’s door is opened and closed,
the headlights are turned off after 30 seconds.
The headlights can be turned off by
pressing the lock button on the transmitter (or smart key) twice or turning off the
light switch from the headlight or Auto
light position.
Automatic type
It is automatically adjusted the headlight
beam level according to the number of
the passengers and the loading weight in
the luggage area.
And it offers the proper headlight beam
under the various conditions.
CAUTION
If the driver gets out of the vehicle
through other doors (except driver's door), the battery saver function does not operate and the headlight escort function does not turn
off automatically. Therefore, It causes the battery to be discharged. In
this case, make sure to turn off the
lamp before getting out of the vehicle.
WARNING
If it is not working properly even
though your car is inclined backward according to passenger's
posture, or the headlight beam is
irradiated to the high or low position, have your vehicle inspected
by an authorized Kia dealer.
Don't attempt to inspect or replace
the wiring yourself to prevent malfunction.
Features of your vehicle
Daytime running light
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) can make
it easier for others to see the front of your
vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions,
and it is especially helpful after dawn and
before sunset.
The DRL system turns OFF when:
1. The headlight are ON.
2. The parking brake is applied.
3. Engine stops.
OBK049045
Lighting control
The light switch has a Headlight and a
Parking light position.
To operate the lights, turn the knob at the
end of the control lever to one of the following positions:
(1) OFF position
(2) Parking light position
(3) Headlight position
(4) Auto light position (if equipped)
OAM049041
Parking light position (
)
When the light switch is in the parking
light position, the tail, license and instrument panel lights will turn ON.
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
OAM049042
OVG049181
Headlight position ( )
When the light switch is in the headlight
position, the head, tail, license and
instrument panel lights will turn ON.
Auto light position (if equipped)
When the light switch is in the AUTO light
position, the taillights and headlights will
turn ON or OFF automatically depending
on the amount of light outside the vehicle.
✽ NOTICE
The ignition switch must be in the ON
position to turn on the headlights.
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• 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 metallic coating on
the front windshield, the Auto
light system may not work properly.
Features of your vehicle
OAM049044
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.
OAM049043
OAM049045
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.
Turn signals and lane change signals
The ignition switch must be on for the
turn signals to function. To turn on the
turn signals, move the lever up or down
(A). The green arrow indicators on the
instrument panel indicate which turn signal is operating. They will self-cancel
after a turn is completed. If the indicator
continues to flash after a turn, manually
return the lever to the OFF position.
WARNING
Do not use high beam when there
are other vehicles. Using high
beam could obstruct the other driver's vision.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
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.
To turn on the rear fog light switch, the
ignition switch must be in the ON position.
✽ 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.
One-touch triple turn signal
(if equipped)
To activate an one-touch triple turn signal
move the turn signal lever up or down
slightly and then release it. The lane
change signals will blink 3 times.
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OAM049046
Front fog light
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 parking light is turned on.
To turn off the fog lights, turn the switch
to OFF.
Features of your vehicle
WIPERS AND WASHERS
LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed
✽ NOTICE
If there is heavy accumulation of snow
or ice on the windshield, defrost the
windshield for about 10 minutes, or
until the snow and/or ice is removed
before using the windshield wipers to
ensure proper operation.
OYF049102
OYF049100
Windshield wiper/washer
Windshield wipers
A : Wiper speed control
· MIST – Single wipe
· OFF – Off
· INT – Intermittent wipe
AUTO – Auto control wipe
(if equipped)
· LO – Low wiper speed
· HI – High wiper speed
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).
In this position, the wiping intervals
are also varied automatically
depending on your vehicle speed.
(if equipped)
B : Intermittent or Auto control wipe
time adjustment
C : Wash with brief wipes
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Features of your vehicle
CAUTION
Rain sensor
OYF049103
Auto control (if equipped)
The rain sensor located on the upper end
of the windshield glass senses the
amount of rainfall and controls the wiping
cycle for the proper interval. The more it
rains, the faster the wiper operates.
When the rain stops, the wiper stops.
To vary the speed setting, turn the speed
control knob (1).
If the wiper switch is set in AUTO mode
when the ignition switch is ON, the wiper
will operate once to perform a self-check
of the system. Set the wiper to OFF position when the wiper is not in use.
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When the ignition switch is ON and
the windshield wiper switch is
placed in the AUTO mode, use caution in the following situations to
avoid any injury to the hands or
other parts of the body:
• Do not touch the upper end of the
windshield glass facing the rain
sensor.
• Do not wipe the upper end of the
windshield glass with a damp or
wet cloth.
• Do not put pressure on the windshield glass.
CAUTION
When washing the vehicle, set the
wiper switch in the OFF position to
stop the auto wiper operation.
The wiper may operate and be damaged if the switch is set in the AUTO
mode while washing the vehicle.
Do not remove the sensor cover
located on the upper end of the passenger side windshield glass.
Damage to system parts could
occur and may not be covered by
your vehicle warranty.
When starting the vehicle in winter,
set the wiper switch in the OFF
position. Otherwise, wipers may
operate and ice may damage the
windshield wiper blades. Always
remove all snow and ice and defrost
the windshield properly prior to
operating the windshield wipers.
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
OYF049101
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
CAUTION
Do not use the interior lights for
extended periods when the engine
is not running.
It may cause battery discharge.
WARNING
Do not use the interior lights when
driving in the dark. Accidents could
happen because the view may be
obscured by interior lights.
Automatic turn off function
(if equipped)
The interior lights automatically turn off
approximately 20 minutes after the ignition switch is turned off.
If your vehicle is equipped with the theft
alarm system, the interior lights automatically turns off approximately 3 seconds
after the system is armed stage.
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OVG049110
Map lamp
Push the lens to turn the map lamp on or
off. This light produces a spot beam for
convenient use as a map lamp at night or
as a personal lamp for the driver and the
front passenger.
• DOOR : In the DOOR position, the map
lamp and the room lamp come
on when any door is opened
regardless of the ignition
switch position. When doors
are unlocked by the transmitter
(or smart key), the map lamp
and the room lamp come on
for approximately 30 seconds
as long as any door is not
open.
The map lamp and the room
lamp 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 map lamp and the
room lamp will turn off immediately. If a door is opened with the
ignition switch in the ACC or
LOCK position, the map lamp
and the room lamp stays on for
about 20 minutes. However, if a
door is opened with the ignition
switch in the ON position, the
map lamp and the room lamp
stays on continuously. If the type
B room lamp switch is OFF, it
doesn't work.
• OFF : The lights turn off even if a door
is opened.
When the lamp is turned ON by
pressing the lens (1), the lamp
does not turn off even if the
switch (2) is in the OFF position.
• ON : The map lamp and the room
lamp stay on at all times.
Features of your vehicle
■ Type A
OVG049111
■ Type B
OTF040109
Room lamp
■ Type A
To turn the room lamp, push lens (3).
■ Type B
• DOOR : In the DOOR position, the map
lamp and the room lamp come
on when any door is opened
regardless of the ignition
switch position. When doors
are unlocked by the transmitter
(or smart key), the map lamp
and the room lamp come on
for approximately 30 seconds
as long as any door is not
open.
The map lamp and the room
lamp 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 map
lamp and the room lamp will
turn off immediately. If a door
is opened with the ignition
switch in the ACC or LOCK
position, the map lamp and the
room lamp stays on for about
20 minutes.
However, if a door is opened
with the ignition switch in the
ON position, the map lamp
and the room lamp stays on
continuously.
• OFF : The lights turn off even if a door
is opened.
• ON : The room lamp stay on at all
times.
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Features of your vehicle
OTF040110
OTF040112
OLM049105
Trunk room lamp (if equipped)
Glove box lamp (if equipped)
Vanity mirror lamp
The trunk room lamp comes on when the
trunk is opened.
The glove box lamp comes on when the
glove box is opened.
The parking lights or headlights must be
ON for the glove box lamp to function.
Push the switch to turn the light on or off.
•
: The lamp will turn on if this button
is pressed.
•
: The lamp will turn off if this button
is pressed.
CAUTION
The trunk room lamp comes on as
long as the trunk lid opens. To prevent unnecessary charging system
drain, close the trunk lid securely
after using the trunk room.
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CAUTION
To prevent unnecessary charging
system drain, close the glove box
securely after using the glove box.
CAUTION - Vanity mirror
lamp (if equipped)
Always have the switch in the off
position when the vanity mirror
lamp is not in use. If the sunvisor is
closed without the lamp off, it may
discharge the battery or damage
the sunvisor.
Features of your vehicle
DEFROSTER
CAUTION
■ Type A
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.
✽ NOTICE
If you want to defrost and defog the
front windshield, refer to “Windshield
Defrosting and Defogging” in this section.
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■ Type B
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 manually, press
the rear window defroster button again.
Front wiper deicer (if equipped)
If your vehicle is equipped with the front
wiper deicer, it will be operating at the
same time you operate the rear window
defroster.
OTF040115
Rear window defroster
The defroster heats the window to
remove frost, fog and thin ice from the
interior and exterior of 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
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
1. Fan speed control knob
2. Front windshield defroster button
3. Rear window defroster button
4. Temperature control knob
5. Air conditioning button
6. Mode selection button
7. Air intake control button
OTF040120
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Features of your vehicle
Heating and air conditioning
1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
To improve the effectiveness of heating and cooling :
- Heating:
- Cooling:
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air or recirculated 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.
OTF040122
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Features of your vehicle
Face-Level (B, C, D, E, F)
Air flow is directed toward the upper body
and face. Additionally, each outlet can be
controlled to direct the air discharged
from the outlet.
Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, D, E)
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
Defrost-Level (A, D)
Bi-Level (B, C, D, E, F)
OTF040121
Mode selection
The mode selection button controls the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
Air flow is directed towards the face and
the floor.
Floor-Level (A, C, D, E)
Most of the air flow is directed to the
floor, with a small amount of the air being
directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.
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Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
Features of your vehicle
OTF040123
OTF040124
OTF040125
MAX A/C-Level (B, D, E)
To operate the MAX A/C, turn the temperature knob to extreme left. Air flow is
directed toward the upper body and face.
In this mode, the air conditioning and the
recirculated air position will be selected
automatically.
Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed
separately using the thumbwheel.
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivered from these vents using the vent
control lever as shown.
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 for warm air or left for cooler air.
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Features of your vehicle
Recirculated air position
The indicator light on the
button illuminates when the
recirculated air position is
selected.
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
passenger compartment
will be drawn through the
heating system and heated
or cooled according to the
function selected.
OTF040126
Air intake control
This is used to select outside (fresh) air
position or recirculated air position.
To change the air intake control position,
push the control button.
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Outside (fresh) air position
The indicator light on the
button will not illuminate
when the outside (fresh) air
position is selected.
With the outside (fresh) air
position selected, air enters
the vehicle from outside and
is heated or cooled according to the function selected.
✽ 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 operation of the
air conditioning with the recirculated
air position selected will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING
• Continuous use of the climate
control system in the recirculated
air position may allow humidity to
increase inside the vehicle which
may fog the glass and obscure
visibility.
• Do not sleep in a vehicle with the
air conditioning or heating system on. It may cause serious
harm or death due to a drop in the
oxygen level and/or body temperature.
• Continuous use of the climate
control system in the recirculated
air position can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, and loss of
vehicle control. Set the air intake
control to the outside (fresh) air
position as much as possible
while driving.
OTF040127
OTF040128
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)
1. Select the mode.
2. Control the fan speed.
3. Control the air conditioning knob.
However,
selected, the outside air
position is not operated.
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Features of your vehicle
System operation
Ventilation
1. Set the mode to the
position.
2. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
Heating
1. Set the mode to the
position.
2. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air position.
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the fan speed control to the
desired speed.
5. If dehumidified heating is desired, turn
the air conditioning system (if
equipped) on.
• If the windshield fogs up, set the mode
to the
,
position.
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Operation Tips
• To prevent dust or unpleasant fumes
from entering the vehicle through the
ventilation system, temporarily set the
air intake control to the recirculated air
position. Be sure to return the control
to the fresh air position when the irritation has passed to keep fresh air in the
vehicle. This will help keep the driver
alert and comfortable.
• Air for the heating/cooling system is
drawn in through the grilles just ahead
of the windshield. Care should be
taken that these are not blocked by
leaves, snow, ice or other obstructions.
• To prevent interior fog on the windshield, set the air intake control to the
fresh air position and fan speed to the
desired position, turn on the air conditioning system, and adjust the temperature control to desired temperature.
Air conditioning (if equipped)
All Kia Air Conditioning Systems are
filled with environmentally friendly
R-134a refrigerant which does not damage the ozone layer.
1. Start the engine. Push the air conditioning button.
2. Set the mode to the
position.
3. Set the air intake control to the recirculated air position. However, prolonged operation of the reticulated air
position will excessively dry the air. In
this case, change the air position.
4. Adjust the fan speed control and temperature control to maintain maximum
comfort.
• When maximum cooling is desired, set
the temperature control to the extreme
left position, set the mode control to
the MAX A/C position, then set the fan
speed control to the highest speed.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
• While 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.
• While opening the windows in humid
weather air conditioning may create
water droplets inside the vehicle.
Since excessive water droplets may
cause damage to electrical equipment,
air conditioning should only be used
with the windows closed.
Air conditioning system operation tips
• If the vehicle has been parked in direct
sunlight during hot weather, open the
windows for a short time to let the hot
air inside the vehicle escape.
• To help reduce moisture inside of the
windows on rainy or humid days,
decrease the humidity inside the vehicle by operating the air conditioning
system.
• During air conditioning system operation, you may occasionally notice a
slight change in engine speed as the
air conditioning compressor cycles.
This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Use the air conditioning system every
month only for a few minutes to ensure
maximum system performance.
• When using the air conditioning system, you may notice clear water dripping (or even puddling) on the ground
under the passenger side of the vehicle. This is a normal system operation
characteristic.
• Operating the air conditioning system
in the recirculated air position provides
maximum cooling, however, continual
operation in this mode may cause the
air inside the vehicle to become stale.
• During cooling operation, you may
occasionally notice a misty air flow
because of rapid cooling and humid air
intake. This is a normal system operation characteristic.
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Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
Outside air
Recirculated
air
Blower
Climate control
air filter
Heater core
Evaporator
core
OMG075033
Climate control air filter
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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• Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
If the vehicle 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 suddenly
decreases, the system should be
checked at an authorized Kia dealer.
Checking the amount of air conditioner refrigerant and compressor lubricant
When the amount of refrigerant is low,
the performance of the air conditioning is
reduced. Overfilling also has a negative
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 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.
Features of your vehicle
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
■ Type A
1. Fan speed control switch
2. Driver’s temperature control knob
3. Outside air position button
4. Air conditioning button
5. Front windshield defroster button
6. Mode selection button
7. Passenger's temperature control knob
■ Type B
8. Dual temperature control selection button
9. Rear window defroster button
10. OFF button
11. Recirculated air position button (Type A)
Air intake control button (Type B)
12. AUTO (automatic control) button
13. Climate control display
14. Climate information screen selection button
OTF040129/OTF040175N
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Features of your vehicle
OTF040131
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. Press the AUTO button. The modes,
fan speeds, air intake and air-conditioning will be controlled automatically
by setting the temperature.
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2. Set the temperature control knob to
the desired temperature.
If the temperature is set to the lowest
setting (Lo), the air conditioning system will operate continuously.
3. To turn the automatic operation off,
select any button or switch of the following:
• Mode selection button
• Air conditioning button
• Front windshield defroster button
• Air intake control button
• Fan speed control switch
The selected function will be controlled
manually while other functions operate
automatically.
For your convenience and to improve the
effectiveness of the climate control, use
the AUTO button and set the temperature
to 23°C (73°F).
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✽ NOTICE
Never place anything over the sensor
located on the instrument panel to
ensure better control of the heating and
cooling system.
Features of your vehicle
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.
1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position.
To improve the effectiveness of heating and cooling :
- Heating:
- Cooling:
3. Set the temperature control to the
desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside
(fresh) air or recirculated 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
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
OTF040133N
Mode selection
The mode selection button controls the
direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.
Every time you press the mode selection
button, the mode will change as follows:
Refer to the illustration in the “Manual climate control system”.
Air flow is discharged towards the face and
floor.
Floor-Level
Most of the air flow is directed to the
floor, with a small amount of the air being
directed to the windshield and side window defroster.
Floor/Defrost-Level
Most of the air flow is directed to the floor
and the windshield with a small amount
directed to the side window defrosters.
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Features of your vehicle
OTF040134N
OTF040124
OTF040135
Defrost-level
Most of the air flow is directed to the
windshield with a small amount of air
directed to the side window defrosters.
Instrument panel vents
The outlet vents can be opened or closed
separately using the thumbwheel.
Also, you can adjust the direction of air
delivered from these vents using the vent
control lever as shown.
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 for warm air or left for cooler air.
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Features of your vehicle
Adjusting the driver and passenger side
temperature equally
1. Press the DUAL button again to deactivate DUAL mode. The passenger
side temperature will be set to the
same temperature as the driver side
temperature.
2. Operate the driver side temperature
control switch. The driver and passenger side temperature will be adjusted
equally.
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Temperature conversion
You can switch the temperature mode
between Fahrenheit to Centigrade as follows:
While pressing the MODE, press the
DUAL button for 3 seconds or more.
The display will change from Fahrenheit
to Centigrade, or from Centigrade to
Fahrenheit.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, the temperature mode display will reset to Fahrenheit.
Adjusting the driver and passenger side
temperature individually
1. Press the DUAL button to operate the
driver and passenger side temperature
individually. Pressing the right temperature control button will automatically
switch to the DUAL mode as well.
2. Operate the left temperature control to
adjust the driver side temperature.
Operate the right temperature control
to adjust the passenger side temperature.
When the driver side temperature is set
to the highest (HIGH) or lowest (LOW)
temperature setting, the DUAL mode is
deactivated for maximum heating or
cooling.
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Features of your vehicle
Outside thermometer
The current outside temperature is displayed in 1°C (1°F) increments. The temperature range is between -40°C ~ 60°C
(-40°F~140°F).
• The outside temperature on the display
may not change immediately like a
general thermometer to prevent the
driver from being inattentive.
Recirculated air position
With the recirculated air
position selected, air from
the passenger compartment will be drawn through
the heating system and
heated or cooled according
to the function selected.
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Air intake control
The air intake control is used to select
outside (fresh) air position or recirculated
air position.
To change the air intake control position,
push the control button.
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Outside (fresh) air position
■ Type A
With the outside (fresh) air
position
selected,
air
enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or
cooled according to the
■ Type B
function selected.
Features of your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
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 operation of the
air conditioning with the recirculated
air position selected, will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.
WARNING
• Continuous use of the climate control system 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.
• Continuous use of the climate control system 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 pressing the fan speed control
switch.
To change the fan speed press the
part of the switch for higher speed or
press the
part of the switch for lower
speed.
To turn the fan speed control off, press
the OFF button.
Air conditioning
Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will
illuminate).
Press the button again to turn the air
conditioning system off.
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Features of your vehicle
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OFF mode
Press the OFF button to turn off the air
climate control system. However you can
still operate the mode and air intake buttons as long as the ignition switch is in
the ON position.
Climate information screen selection
(if equipped)
Press the climate information screen
selection button to display climate information on the screen.
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Features of your vehicle
WINDSHIELD DEFROSTING AND DEFOGGING
WARNING - Windshield
heating
Do not use the
or
position
during cooling operation in
extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of
the outside air and the windshield
could cause the outer surface of
the windshield to fog up, causing
loss of visibility. In this case, set
the mode selection knob or button
to the
position and fan speed
control knob or button to a lower
speed.
• For maximum defrosting, set the temperature control to the extreme
right/hot position and the fan speed
control to the highest speed.
• If warm air to the floor is desired while
defrosting or defogging, set the mode
to the floor-defrost position.
• Before driving, clear all snow and ice
from the windshield, rear window, outside rear view mirrors, and all side windows.
• Clear all snow and ice from the hood
and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve
heater and defroster efficiency and to
reduce the probability of fogging up
the inside of the windshield.
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Manual climate control system
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 will be selected
automatically.
If the outside (fresh) air position is not
selected automatically, press the corresponding button manually.
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Features of your vehicle
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To defrost outside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the highest
(extreme right) position.
2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot
position.
3. Select the
position.
4. The outside (fresh) air will be selected
automatically.
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Automatic climate control system
To defog inside windshield
1. Select desired fan speed.
2. Select desired temperature.
3. Press the defroster button (
).
4. The outside (fresh) air position will be
selected automatically.
If the outside (fresh) air position is not
selected automatically, adjust the corresponding button manually.
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To defrost outside windshield
1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.
2. Set the temperature to the extreme hot
(HI) position.
3. Press the defroster button (
).
4. The outside (fresh) air position will be
selected automatically.
Features of your vehicle
Defogging logic
To reduce the probability of fogging up
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 to 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 mode selection knob to the
defrost position (
).
3. Push the air intake control button at
least 5 times within 3 seconds.
The indicator light in the air intake control
button will blink 3 times with 0.5 second
of interval. It indicates that the defogging
logic is canceled or returned to the programmed status.
Automatic climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.
2. Select the defroster position pressing
the defroster button (
).
3. While pressing the air conditioning
button (A/C), press the air intake control button (
) at least 5 times within 3 seconds.
The A/C display blinks 3 times with 0.5
second of interval. It indicates that the
defogging logic is canceled or returned to
the programmed status.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic
status.
If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, it resets to the defog logic
status.
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Features of your vehicle
If more moisture is in the vehicle, higher
steps operate as follow. For example if
auto defogging does not defog inside the
windshield at step 1 Outside air position,
it tries to defog again at step 2 Blowing
air toward the windshield.
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Auto defogging system (Only for
automatic climate control system, if
equipped)
Auto defogging reduces the probability of
fogging up the inside of the windshield by
automatically sensing the moisture of
inside the windshield.
The auto defogging system operates
when the heater or air conditioning is on.
This indicator illuminates
when the auto defogging
system senses the moisture
of inside the windshield and
operates.
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Step 1 : Outside air position
Step 2 : Blowing air toward the windshield
Step 3 : Increasing air flow toward the
windshield
Step 4 : Operating the air conditioning
Step 5 : Maximizing the air conditioning
If your vehicle is equipped with the auto
defogging system, it is automatically activated when the conditions are met.
However, if you would like to cancel the
auto defogging system, press the front
defroster button 4 times within 2 seconds
while pressing the AUTO button. The
indicator will blink 3 times to notify you
that the system is cancelled. To use the
auto defogging system again, follow the
procedures mentioned above.
If the battery has been disconnected or
discharged, it resets to the auto defogging status.
✽ NOTICE
If the A/C off or recirculated air position
is manually selected while the auto
defogging system is on, the auto defogging indicator will blink 3 times to give
notice that manual operation is canceled.
CAUTION
Do not remove the sensor cover
located on the upper end of the
driver side windshield glass.
Damage to the system parts could
occur and may not be covered by
your vehicle warranty.
Features of your vehicle
STORAGE COMPARTMENT
These compartments can be used to
store small items.
CAUTION
• To avoid possible theft, do not
leave valuables in the storage
compartment.
• Always keep the storage compartment covers closed while
driving. Do not attempt to place
so many items in the storage
compartment that the storage
compartment cover can not close
securely.
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Glove box
To open the glove box, pull the handle
and the glove box will automatically
open. Close the glove box after use.
WARNING - Flammable
materials
Do not store cigarette lighters,
propane cylinders, or other flammable/explosive materials in the vehicle. These items may catch fire
and/or explode if the vehicle is
exposed to hot temperatures for
extended periods.
WARNING
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Center console storage
(if equipped)
To reduce the risk of injury in an
accident or sudden stop, always
keep the glove box door closed
while driving.
To open the center console storage, pull
up the lever.
CAUTION
Do not keep food in the glove box
for a long time.
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Features of your vehicle
For improving the effectiveness of the
cool box, do as follow;
1. Set the fan speed to the highest
(extreme right) position.
✽ NOTICE
If some items in the cool box block the
vent, the cooling effectiveness of the cool
box is reduced.
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Cool box
You can keep beverage cans or other
items cool using the open/close lever of
the vent installed in the multi box.
1. Turn on the fan and set the temperature control to the desired position.
2. Turn the open/close lever of the vent
installed in the multi box to the open
position.
3. When the cool box is not used, turn
the lever to its closed position.
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WARNING
Do not put the perishable food in
the cool box because it may not be
able to maintain the necessary consistent temperature to keep the
food fresh.
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Sunglass holder
To open the sunglass holder, press the
cover and the holder will slowly open.
Place your sunglasses with the lenses
facing out.
To close the sunglass holder, push it up.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING
• 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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Features of your vehicle
INTERIOR FEATURES
Cup holder
Front
■ Type A
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 may burn yourself. Such a burn to the driver
could lead to loss of control of
the vehicle.
• To reduce the risk of personal
injury in the event of a 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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■ Type B
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Sunvisor
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WARNING
Rear
Keep cans or bottles out of direct
sun light and do not put them in a
vehicle that is heated up. It may
explode.
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Cups or small beverage cans may be
placed in the cup holders.
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Use the sunvisor to shield direct light
through the front or side windows.
To use the sunvisor, pull it downward.
To use the sunvisor for the side window,
pull it downward, unsnap it from the
bracket (1) and swing it to the side (2).
Adjust the sunvisor extension forward or
backward (3).
To use the vanity mirror, pull down the
visor and slide the mirror cover (4).
The ticket holder (5) is provided for holding a tollgate ticket. (if equipped)
Features of your vehicle
CAUTION - Vanity mirror
CAUTION
lamp
If you use the vanity mirror lamp,
turn off the lamp before return the
sunvisor to its original position. It
could result in battery discharge
and possible sunvisor damage.
WARNING
For your safety, do not obstruct your
vision when using the sunvisor.
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Power outlet (if equipped)
The power outlet is designed to provide
power for mobile telephones or other
devices designed to operate with vehicle
electrical systems. The devices should
draw less than 10 amps with the engine
running.
• 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
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:
■ Type A
• HOUR (1) :
Pressing the H button will advance the
time display by one hour.
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■ Type B
• MINUTE (2) :
Pressing the M button will advance the
time display by one minute.
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Digital clock
WARNING
Do not adjust the clock while driving. You may lose your steering
control and cause severe personal
injury or accidents.
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• Display conversion:
To change the 12 hour format to the 24
hour format, press the H and M button
at the same time for more than 5 seconds.
For example, if the time is 10:15 p.m.,
the display will change to 22:15.
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Floor mat anchor(s)
When using a floor mat on the front floor
carpet, make sure it attaches to the floor
mat anchor(s) in your vehicle. This keeps
the floor mat from sliding forward.
Features of your vehicle
WARNING
The following must be observed
when installing ANY floor mat to
the vehicle.
• Ensure that the floor mats are
securely attached to the vehicle's
floor mat anchor(s) before driving
the vehicle.
• Do not use ANY floor mat that
cannot be firmly attached to the
vehicle's floor mat anchors.
• Do not stack floor mats on top of
one another (e.g. all-weather rubber mat on top of a carpeted floor
mat). Only a single floor mat
should be installed in each position.
IMPORTANT - Your vehicle was manufactured with driver's side floor
mat anchors that are designed to
securely hold the floor mat in place.
To avoid any interference with pedal
operation, Kia recommends that
only the Kia floor mat designed for
use in your vehicle be installed.
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Clothes hanger
To use the hanger, pull down the upper
portion of hanger.
CAUTION
Do not hang heavy clothes, since
those may damage the hook.
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Features of your vehicle
AUDIO SYSTEM
✽ NOTICE
CAUTION
If you install an after market HID head
lamp, your vehicle’s audio and electronic device may malfunction.
• Do not clean the inside of the rear
window glass with a cleaner or
use a 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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Glass antenna (if equipped)
When the radio power switch is turned on
while the ignition switch 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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Features of your vehicle
VOLUME ( / ) (1)
• Press the lever upward ( ) to increase
the volume.
• Press the lever downward ( ) to
decrease the volume.
3
1
2
SEEK/PRESET (
/
) (2)
The SEEK/PRESET button has different
functions based on the system mode. For
the following functions the button should
be pressed for 0.8 seconds or more.
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Steering wheel audio controls
(if equipped)
The steering wheel may incorporate
audio control buttons.
CAUTION
Do not operate audio remote control buttons simultaneously.
RADIO mode
It will function as the AUTO SEEK select
button.
CD/USB/iPod® mode
It will function as the FF/REW button.
If the SEEK/PRESET button is pressed
for less than 0.8 seconds, it will work as
follows in each mode.
RADIO mode
It will function as the PRESET STATION
buttons.
CD/USB/iPod® mode
It will function as TRACK UP/DOWN button.
MODE (3)
Press the button to change audio source.
FM(1~2) ➟ AM ➟ SAT(1~3) ➟ CD ➟ USB
AUX(iPod®)➟FM...
In addition to mode change, Power on/off
can be made by pressing this button
when the ignition switch is on ACC or
ON.
- Power ON : Press the button when the
audio is off
- Power OFF : Press the button for more
than 0.8seconds when the audio is on.
MUTE (4, if equipped)
• Press the button to mute the sound.
• Press the button to turn off the microphone during a telephone call.
Detailed information for audio control
buttons are described in the following
pages in this section.
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Features of your vehicle
FM radio reception
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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 an USB port to plug in
an USB and also an iPod® port to plug in
an iPod®.
✽ NOTICE
When using a portable audio device
connected to the power outlet, noise may
occur during playback. If this happens,
use the power source of the portable
audio device.
* iPod ® is a trademark of Apple Inc.
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AM radio reception
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How vehicle 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 vehicle. This signal
is then received by the radio and sent to
your vehicle speakers.
When a strong radio signal has reached
your vehicle, the precise engineering of
your audio system ensures the best possible quality reproduction. However, in
some cases the signal coming to your
vehicle may not be strong and clear. This
can be due to factors such as the distance from the radio station, closeness of
other strong radio stations or the presence of buildings, bridges or other large
obstructions in the area.
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AM broadcasts can be received at
greater distances than FM broadcasts.
This is because AM radio waves are
transmitted at low frequencies. These
long, low frequency radio waves can follow the curvature of the earth rather than
travelling straight out into the atmosphere. In addition, they curve around
obstructions so that they can provide better signal coverage.
Features of your vehicle
FM radio station
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FM broadcasts are transmitted at high
frequencies and do not bend to follow the
earth's surface. Because of this, FM
broadcasts generally begin to fade at
short distances from the station.
Also, FM signals are easily affected by
buildings, mountains, or other obstructions. These can result in certain listening
conditions which might lead you to
believe a problem exists with your radio.
The following conditions are normal and
do not indicate radio trouble:
• Fading - As your vehicle moves away
from the radio station, the signal will
weaken and sound will begin to fade.
When this occurs, we suggest that you
select another stronger station.
• Flutter/Static - Weak FM signals or
large obstructions between the transmitter and your radio can disturb the
signal causing static or fluttering noises to occur. Reducing the treble level
may lessen this effect until the disturbance clears.
• Station Swapping - As a FM signal
weakens, another more powerful signal near the same frequency may
begin to play. This is because your
radio is designed to lock onto the clearest signal. If this occurs, select another
station with a stronger signal.
• Multi-Path Cancellation - Radio signals
being received from several directions
can cause distortion or fluttering. This
can be caused by a direct and reflected signal from the same station, or by
signals from two stations with close
frequencies. If this occurs, select
another station until the condition has
passed.
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Features of your vehicle
Satellite radio reception
You may experience difficulties in receiving SIRIUS® satellite radio signals in the
following situations.
• If you are driving on a mountain road
where is the signal blocked by mountains.
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• If you are driving in a tunnel or a covered parking area.
• If you are driving beneath the top level
of a multi-level freeway.
• If you drive under a bridge.
• If you are driving next to a tall vehicle
(such as a truck or a bus) that blocks
the signal.
• If you are driving in a valley where the
surrounding hills or peaks block the
signal from the satellite.
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• If you are driving in an area with tall
trees that block the signal (30 ft. / 10m
or more), for example on an road that
goes through a dense forest.
• The signal can become weak in some
areas that are not covered by the SIRIUS® Satellite Radio repeater network.
NOTE:
There may be other unforeseen circumstances leading to reception
problems with the SIRIUS® satellite
radio signal.
Features of your vehicle
Using a cellular phone or a two-way
radio
When a cellular phone is used inside the
vehicle, noise may be produced from the
audio equipment. This does not mean
that something is wrong with the audio
equipment. In such a case, use the cellular phone at a place as far as possible
from the audio equipment.
CAUTION
When using a communication system such a cellular phone or a radio
set inside the vehicle, a separate
external antenna must be fitted.
When a cellular phone or a radio set
is used with an internal antenna
alone, it may interfere with the vehicle's electrical system and adversely affect safe operation of the vehicle.
WARNING
Do not use a cellular phone while
driving. Stop at a safe location to
use a cellular phone.
Care of discs
• If the temperature inside the vehicle is
too high, open the vehicle windows for
ventilation before using your vehicle
audio.
• It is illegal to copy and use MP3/WMA
files without permission. Use CDs that
are created only by lawful means.
• Do not apply volatile agents such as
benzene and thinner, normal cleaners
and magnetic sprays made for analogue disc onto CDs.
• To prevent the disc surface from getting damaged. Hold and carry CDs by
the edges or the edges of the center
hole only.
• Clean the disc surface with a piece of
soft cloth before playback (wipe it from
the center to the outside edge).
• Do not damage the disc surface or
attach pieces of sticky tape or paper
onto it.
• Make sure objects other than CDs are
not inserted into the CD player (Do not
insert more than one CD at a time).
• Keep CDs in their cases after use to
protect them from scratches or dirt.
• Depending on the type of CD-R/CDRW CDs, certain CDs may not operate
normally according to manufacturing
companies or making and recording
methods. In such circumstances, if you
still continue to use those CDs, they
may cause the malfunction of your
vehicle audio system.
✽ NOTICE - Playing an
Incompatible Copy
Protected Audio CD
Some copy protected CDs, which do not
comply with the international audio CD
standards (Red Book), may not play on
your vehicle audio. Please note that if
you try to play copy protected CDs and
the CD player does not perform correctly the CDs maybe defective, not the CD
player.
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Features of your vehicle
■ CD Player : PA710TFU
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logo if the Bluetooth® wireless technology feature is not supported.
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Features of your vehicle
3. SEEK Button
SEEK is pressed, it will
• When the
automatically tune to the next lower
station.
• When the SEEK
is pressed, it will
automatically tune to the next higher
station.
4. SCAN Button
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Using RADIO, SETUP, VOLUME
and AUDIO CONTROL
1. FM/AM Button
The FM/AM button toggles between FM
and AM. Listed below are the paths as
the system switches from FM to AM and
back to FM.
• FM/AM : FM1➟FM2➟AM➟FM1...
2. POWER Button &
VOL
• When the button is pressed, it automatically scans the radio stations
upwards.
• The SCAN feature steps through each
station, starting from the initial station,
for 5 seconds.
• Press the SCAN button again to stop
the scan feature and to listen to the
currently selected channel.
5. MUTE Button
When the button is pressed, stops sound
and “Audio Mute” is displayed on LCD.
Knob
• Turns the audio system on/off when
the ignition switch is on ACC or ON.
• If the knob is turned clockwise/counterclockwise, the volume will increase
/decrease.
6. PRESET Buttons
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1
• Press
~ 6
button more
than 0.8 seconds or longer to save the
current station to the respective button
with a beep.
7. SETUP
Button
Press this button to enter SETUP mode,
If no action is taken for 8 seconds, it will
return to previous mode.
In “SETUP” mode, rotate the TUNE knob
to move the cursor between items, and
push the TUNE knob to select.
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• Press
~ 6
buttons less
than 0.8 seconds to play the station
saved in each button.
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Features of your vehicle
• SCROLL
Select whether long file names are scrolled
continuously (On) or just once (Off).
• SDVC (Speed Dependent Volume Control)
Select this item to turn the SDVC feature
On or Off. If it is turned ON, volume level
is adjusted automatically according to
the vehicle speed.
• MEDIA
Select default display of MP3 play information. “Folder/File” or “Artist/Title” can
be selected.
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• SAT
Select default display of SIRIUS®
Satellite Radio mode. “Cat./Ch.” or
“Artist/Title” can be selected.
• PHONE
Select this item to enter BLUETOOTH®
Wireless Technology setup mode. Refer
to “BLUETOOTH® Wireless Technology
PHONE OPERATION” section for
detailed information.
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8. TUNE & Audio Control Knob
Rotate the knob clockwise or counterclock wise to increase or decrease from
current frequency.
(AM 10kHz, FM 200kHz)
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.
Features of your vehicle
• 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.
• 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).
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Features of your vehicle
3.
2
Button (REPEAT)
Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds
to activate 'RPT' mode and more than 0.8
seconds to activate 'FLD RPT' mode.
• RPT : Only a track (file) is repeatedly
played back.
• FLD RPT (MP3/WMA Only) : Only files
in a folder are repeatedly played back.
4. TRACK Button
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Using CD Player
1.
CD
Button
If the CD is loaded, turns to CD mode. If
no CD, it displays “No Media” for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode.
2.
1
Button (RANDOM)
Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to activate ‘RDM’ mode and more
than 0.8 seconds to activate ‘ALL RDM’
mode. It wil play the next song at once.
• 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.
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• Press T TRACK button for less than
0.8 seconds to play from the beginning
of current song.
• Press T TRACK button for less than
0.8 seconds and press again within
1 second to play the previous song.
• Press T TRACK button for 0.8 seconds or longer to initiate reverse direction high speed sound search of current song.
• Press TRACK
button for less than
0.8 seconds to play the next song.
• Press TRACK
button for 0.8 seconds or longer to initiate forward direction high speed sound search of current song.
5. SCAN Button
Play each song in the CD for 10 seconds. To
cancel SCAN Play, press this button again.
6. CD Eject Button
• Press
button to eject the CD.
This button works regardless of ignition
switch status.
7. CD Slot
Insert a CD label side up and gently push
in while ignition switch is on ACC or ON.
The audio automatically switches to CD
mode and begins to play the CD.
If the audio was turned off, audio power
will automatically turned on as the CD is
inserted.
• This audio only recognizes 12cm-size, CDDA (Audio CD) or ISO data-CD (MP3 CD).
• If UDF data-CD or non-CD (e.g. DVD) is
inserted, "Reading Error" message will
be displayed and the disc will be ejected.
CAUTION
Do not insert a CD if CD indicator is
lit.
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9. INFO
Button
Displays the information of the current
song.
• Audio CD : Disc Title/Artist, Track Title
/Artist, Total Track.
• MP3 CD : File Name, Title, Artist,
Album, Folder, Total Files (Not displayed if the information is unavailable
on the CD or file.)
NOTE:
Order of playing files (folders) :
1. Song playing order : to sequentially.
10. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
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8. FOLDER Button
FOLDER button to move to
• Press
child folder of the current folder and
display the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed. It will play the first
song in the folder.
• Press FOLDER
button to move to
parent folder of the current folder and
display the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed.
• Turn this knob clockwise to browse
songs after current song, or counterclockwise to browse songs before current song. To play the displayed song,
press the knob.
• Pressing this knob without turning
enters to AUDIO CONTROL mode.
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2. Folder playing order :
❋ If no song file is contained in the
folder, that folder is not displayed.
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CAUTION IN USING
USB DEVICE
• To use an external USB device,
make sure the device is not connected when starting up the vehicle. Connect the device after
starting up.
• If you start the engine when the
USB device is connected, it may
damage the USB device. (USB
flashdrives are very sensitive to
electric shock.)
• If the engine is started up or
turned off while the external USB
device is connected, the external
USB device may not work.
• It may not play inauthentic MP3 or
WMA files.
1) It can only play MP3 files with
the compression rate between
8Kbps~320Kbps.
2) It can only play WMA music
files with the compression rate
between 8Kbps~320Kbps.
• Take precautions for static electricity when connecting or disconnecting the external USB device.
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• An encrypted MP3 PLAYER is not
recognizable.
• Depending on the condition of
the external USB device, the connected external USB device can
be unrecognizable.
• When the formatted byte/sector
setting of External USB device is
not either 512BYTE or 2048BYTE,
then the device will not be recognized.
• Use only a USB device formatted
to FAT 12/16/32.
• USB devices without USB I/F
authentication may not be recognizable.
• Make sure the USB connection
terminal does not come in contact
with the human body or other
objects.
• If you repeatedly connect or disconnect the USB device in a short
period of time, it may break the
device.
• You may hear a strange noise
when connecting or disconnecting a USB device.
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• If you disconnect the external USB
device during playback in USB
mode, the external USB device can
be damaged or may malfunction.
Therefore, disconnect the external
USB device when the audio is
turned off or in another mode. (e.g,
Radio, SIRIUS or CD)
• Depending on the type and capacity of the external USB device or
the type of the files stored in the
device, there is a difference in the
time taken for recognition of the
device.
• Do not use the USB device for purposes other than playing music
files.
• Use of USB accessories such as
rechargers or heaters using USB
I/F may lower performance or
cause trouble.
• If you use devices such as a USB
hub purchased separately, the
vehicle’s audio system may not
recognize the USB device. In that
case, connect the USB device
directly to the multimedia terminal of the vehicle.
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• If the USB device is divided by
logical drives, only the music files
on the highest-priority drive are
recognized by car audio.
• Devices such as MP3 Player/
Cellular phone/Digital camera can
be unrecognizable by standard
USB I/F can be unrecognizable.
• Some non-standard USB devices
(METAL COVER TYPE USB) can be
unrecognizable.
• Some USB flash memory readers
(such as CF, SD, microSD, etc.) or
external-HDD type devices can be
unrecognizable.
• Music files protected by DRM
(DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT)
are not recognizable.
• The data in the USB memory may
be lost while using this audio.
Always back up important data on
a personal storage device.
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• Please avoid using USB memory
products which can be used as
key chains or cellular phone
accessories as they could cause
damage to the USB jack. Please
make certain only to use plug type
connector products as shown
below.
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• To cancel RANDOM play, press this
button again.
3.
2
Button (REPEAT)
• Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to repeat current song.
• Press this button for 0.8 seconds or longer
to repeat all songs in current folder.
• To cancel REPEAT, press this button
again.
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Using USB device
1.
AUX
Button (USB or AUX)
If the auxiliary device is connected, it
switches to AUX or USB mode to play
the sound from the auxiliary player.
If there is no auxiliary device, then the
message “No Media” will become displayed on the LCD for 3 seconds and
returns to previous mode.
2.
1
Button (RANDOM)
• Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to play songs randomly in current
folder.
• Press this button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play songs randomly in entire
USB device.
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4. TRACK Button
• Press the T TRACK button for less
than 0.8 seconds to play from the
beginning of the current song.
Press the button for less than 0.8 sec
onds and press it again within 1 second to move to and play the previous
song.
Press the button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play the song in reverse
direction in fast speed.
• Press the TRACK
button for less
than 0.8 seconds to move to the next
song. Press the button for 0.8 seconds
or longer to play the song in forward
direction in fast speed.
5. SCAN Button
Plays each song in the USB device for 10
seconds.
To cancel SCAN Play, press this button
again.
6. INFO
Button
Displays the information of the file currently played in the order of
FILE NAME ➟ TITLE ➟ ARTIST ➟
ALBUM ➟ FOLDER ➟ TOTAL FILE ➟
NORMAL DISPLAY ➟ FILE NAME…
(Displays no information if the file has no
song information.)
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8. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
• Turn this knob clockwise to browse
songs after current song, or counter
clockwise to browse songs before current song. To play the displayed song,
press the knob.
• Pressing this knob without turning
enters to AUDIO CONTROL mode.
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7. FOLDER Button
FOLDER button to move to
• Press
child folder of the current folder and
display the first song in the folder.
Press TUNE/ ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed. It will play the first
song in the folder.
• Press FOLDER
button to move to
parent folder display the first song in
the folder.
Press TUNE/ENTER knob to move to
the folder displayed.
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✽ NOTICE FOR USING THE
iPod® DEVICE
• Some iPod® models might not support the communication protocol
and the files will not be played.
Supported iPod® models:
- iPod® Mini
- iPod® 4th(Photo) ~ 6th(Classic)
generation
- iPod® Nano 1st~4th generation
- iPod® Touch 1st~2nd generation
• The order of search or playback of
songs in the iPod® can be different
from the order searched in the
audio system.
• If the iPod® disabled due to its own
malfunction, reset the iPod®.
(Reset: Refer to iPod® manual)
• An iPod® may not operate normally on low battery.
• Some iPod® devices, such as the
iPhone, can be connected through the
Bluetooth® wireless technology interface. The device must have audio
Bluetooth® wireless technology capability (such as for stereo headphone
Bluetooth® wireless technology). The
device can play, but it will not be controlled by the audio system.
CAUTION IN USING THE
iPod® DEVICE
• The Kia iPod® Power Cable is
needed in order to operate iPod®
with the audio buttons on the
audio system. The USB cable provided by Apple may cause malfunction and should not be used
for Kia vehicles.
❋ The Kia iPod® Power Cable may
be purchased through your Kia
Dealership.
• When connecting iPod® with the
iPod® Power Cable, insert the connector to the multimedia socket
completely. If not inserted completely, communications between
iPod® and audio may be interrupted.
• When adjusting the sound effects of
the iPod® and the audio system, the
sound effects of both devices will
overlap and might reduce or distort
the quality of the sound.
• Deactivate (turn off) the equalizer
function of an iPod® when adjusting the audio system’s volume,
and turn off the equalizer of the
audio system when using the
equalizer of an iPod®.
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• When the iPod® cable is connected, the system can be switched to
AUX mode even without iPod®
device and may cause noise.
Disconnect the iPod® cable when
you are not using the iPod®
device.
• When not using iPod® with car
audio, detach the iPod® cable from
iPod®. Otherwise, iPod® may
remain in accessory mode, and
may not work properly.
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• Press this button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to shuffle order of albums in current category. (Album Random)
• To cancel RANDOM Play, press this
button again.
3.
2
Button (REPEAT)
Repeats the song currently played.
4. TRACK Button
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Using iPod
❋
iPod ®
1.
is a trademark of Apple Inc.
AUX
Button (iPod®)
If iPod® is connected, it switches to the
iPod® mode from the previous mode to
play the song files stored in the iPod®.
If there is no iPod® connected, then it displays the message "No Media" for 3 seconds and returns to the previous mode.
2.
1
Button (RANDOM)
• Press this button for less than 0.8 seconds to shuffle order of all songs in
current category. (Song Random)
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• Press the T TRACK button for less
than 0.8 seconds to play from the
beginning of the song currently played.
Press the button for less than 0.8 seconds and press it again within 1 second to move to and play the previous
track.
Press the button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play the song in reverse
direction in fast speed.
• Press the TRACK
button for less
than 0.8 seconds to move to the next
track.
Press the button for 0.8 seconds or
longer to play the song in forward direction in fast speed.
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5. SCAN Button
Plays each song in the iPod® device for
10 seconds.
To cancel SCAN Play, press this button
again.
6.
6
Button (MENU)
Moves to the upper category from currently played category of the iPod®.
To move to (play) the category (song)
displayed, press TUNE knob.
You will be able to search through the
lower category of the selected category.
The standard order of iPod®’s category is
SONGS ➟ ALBUMS ➟ ARTISTS ➟ GENRES ➟ iPod®
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To listen to the song displayed in the
song category, press the button to skip to
and play the selected song.
Pressing the button changes the BASS,
MIDDLE, TREBLE, FADER and BALANCE TUNE mode. The mode selected
is shown on the display. After selecting
each mode, rotate the Audio control knob
clockwise or counterclockwise.
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7. INFO
Button
Displays the information of the file currently played in the order of
TITLE ➟ ARTIST ➟ ALBUM ➟ NORMAL
DISPLAY ➟ TITLE... (Displays no information if the file has no song information.)
8. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
When you rotate the knob clockwise, it
will display the songs (category) ahead
of the song currently played (category in
the same level).
Also, when you rotate the knob counterclockwise, it will display the songs (category) before the song currently played
(category in the same level).
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SIRIUS® Satellite Radio information (if equipped)
Satellite Radio channels:
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio has over 130
channels, including 69 channels of 100%
commercial-free music, plus sports, news,
talk and entertainment available nationwide
in your vehicle. For more information and a
complete list of SIRIUS® Satellite Radio
channels, visit sirius.com in the United
States, sirius-canada.ca in Canada, or call
SIRIUS at 1-888-539-7474.
Satellite Radio reception factors:
To receive the satellite signal, your vehicle has been equipped with a satellite
radio antenna located on the roof of your
vehicle. The vehicle roof provides the
best location for an unobstructed, open
view of the sky, a requirement of a satellite radio system. Like AM/FM, there are
several factors that can affect satellite
radio reception performance:
• Antenna obstructions: For optimal
reception performance, keep the antenna clear of snow and ice build-up and
keep luggage and other material as far
away from the antenna as possible.
• Terrain: Hills, mountains, tall buildings,
bridges, tunnels, freeway overpasses,
parking garages, dense tree foliage
and thunderstorms can interfere with
your reception.
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SIRIUS® Satellite Radio service:
NOTE:
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio is a subscriptionbased satellite radio service that broadcasts music, sports, news and entertainment programming to radio receivers,
which are available for installation in
motor vehicles or factory installed, as
well as for the home, portable and wireless devices, and through an Internet
connection on personal computer.
Vehicles that are equipped with a factory
installed SIRIUS® Satellite Radio system
include:
• Hardware and an introductory trial subscription term, which begins on the
date of sale or lease of the vehicle.
• For a small upgrade fee, access to
SIRIUS® music channels, and other
select channels over the Internet using
any computer connected to the
Internet (U.S. customers only).
For information on extended subscription terms, contact SIRIUS® at 1-888539-7474.
Satellite Radio requires SIRIUS® compatible receiver and a subscription service fee after trial period.
Vehicles without a factory-installed
radio receiver require hardware purchase and installation. Please see your
dealer for further details. All fees and
programming subject to change.
Subscriptions governed by the SIRIUS
Terms & Conditions available at
www.sirius.com / service terms.
Available only in the 48 contiguous
United States and the District of
Columbia. Service available in Canada;
see www.siriuscanada.ca
Kia shall not be responsible for any
such programming changes.
Satellite Radio Electronic Serial
Number (ESN): This 12-digit Satellite
Serial Number is needed to re-activate,
modify or track your satellite radio
account. You will need this number when
communicating with SIRIUS® Satellite
Radio.
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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.
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Using SIRIUS® Satellite Radio
Your Kia vehicle is equipped with a 3
month complimentary period of SIRIUS®
Satellite Radio so you have access to
over 130 channels of music, information,
and entertainment programming.
Activation
In order to extend or reactivate your subscription to SIRIUS® Satellite Radio, you
will need to contact SIRIUS® Customer
Care at 1-888-539-7474. Have your 12
digit SID (Sirius® Identification Number)/ESN
(Electronic Serial Number) ready. To retrieve
the SID/ESN, turn on the radio, press the
[SAT] button, and tune to channel zero.
Button(SIRIUS®
Satellite Radio)
SAT
Press the SAT button to switch to
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio. It cycles
through the different bands as noted
below.
SAT1➟SAT2➟SAT3➟SAT1...
• The SCAN feature steps through every
channel, starting from the initial channel, for ten seconds.
• Press the SCAN button again to stop
the scan feature and to listen to the
currently selected channel.
• If "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed at
the top of the screen, channel changing is done through the channels within current category.
2. SEEK Button (CHANNEL)
SEEK
• Press
button for less than
0.8 seconds to select previous or next
channel.
SEEK
• Press
button for 0.8 seconds or longer to continuously move to
previous or next channel.
• If “CATEGORY” Icon is displayed at the
top of the screen, channel up/down is
done through the channels within current category.
3. SCAN Button
• When the SCAN button is pressed, it
automatically scans the radio stations
upwards.
4.
CAT
Button (CATEGORY)
CAT
• Press
button to enter the
Category List Mode. The display will
indicate the category items, highlight
the category that the current channel
belongs to.
• In the Category List Mode, press these
buttons to navigate category list.
• Press ENTER Button to select the
lowest channel in highlighted category.
• If channel is selected by selecting category "CATEGORY" Icon is displayed
at the top of the screen.
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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.
6. TUNE Knob & ENTER Button
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5.
INFO
Button
Displays the information of the current
channel as below when the button is
pressed each time.
• When default display is
CAT(Category)/CH(Channel) ➟ Artist/Title
➟ Composer (if available) ➟ Category/Channel...
• When default display is
ART(Artist)/TITLE(Title) ➟ Category/Channel
➟ Composer(if available) ➟ Artist/Title...
✽ Troubleshooting
1. Antenna Error
If this message is displayed, the antenna or antenna cable is broken or
unplugged. Please consult with your
Kia dealership.
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• Rotate clockwise to increase the channel number or to scroll down the category list.
• Rotate counterclockwise to decrease
the channel number or to scroll up the
category list.
• Press this to make selection of channels or items.
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7. PRESET Buttons
1
• Press
~ 6
buttons less
than 0.8 seconds to play the channel
saved in each button.
1
• Press
~ 6
buttons for 0.8
seconds or longer to save current
channel to the respective button with a
beep.
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CAUTION IN USING
BLUETOOTH® WIRELESS
TECHNOLOGY CELLULAR PHONE
• Do not use a cellular phone or
perform Bluetooth® wireless technology settings (e.g. pairing a
phone) while driving.
• Some Bluetooth®wireless technology-enabled phones may not
be recognized by the system or
fully compatible with the system.
• Before using Bluetooth® wireless
technology related features of the
audio system, refer your phone’s
User’s Manual for phone-side
Bluetooth® wireless technology
operations.
• The phone must be paired to the
audio system to use Bluetooth®
wireless technology related features.
• You will not be able to use the
hands-free feature when your
phone (in the car) is outside of
the cellular service area (e.g. in a
tunnel, in a underground, in a
mountainous area, etc.).
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• If the cellular phone signal is poor
or the vehicles interior noise is
too loud, it may be difficult to hear
the other person’s voice during a
call.
• Do not place the phone near or
inside metallic objects, otherwise
communications with Bluetooth®
wireless technology system or
cellular service stations can be
disturbed.
• While a phone is connected
through Bluetooth® wireless technology your phone may discharge quicker than usual for
additional Bluetooth® wireless
technology-related operations.
• Some cellular phones or other
devices may cause interference
noise or malfunction to audio
system. In this case, storing the
device in a different location may
resolve the situation.
NOTE:
If you need more information about
Kia’s Bluetooth® wireless technology.
Contact kia website “www.kia.com”
(OWNERS>General Info>BLUETOOTH
wireless technology).
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BLUETOOTH® PHONE OPERATION
(if equipped)
n What is Bluetooth® wireless
technology?
Bluetooth® wireless technology is a wireless technology that allows multiple
devices to be connected in a short range,
low-powered devices like hands-free,
stereo headset, steering remote control,
etc. For more information, visit the
Bluetooth® wireless technology website
at www.Bluetooth.com
1
2
3
4
1. VOLUME button : Raises or lowers
speaker volume.
2.
button : Activates voice recognition.
3.
button : Places and transfers calls.
4.
button : Ends calls or cancels functions.
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General Features
• This audio system supports Bluetooth®
wireless technology hands-free and
stereo-headset features.
- HANDS-FREE feature: Making or
receiving calls wirelessly through
voice recognition.
- STEREO-HEADSET feature: Playing
music from cellular phones (that supports A2DP feature) wirelessly.
• Voice recognition engine of the
Bluetooth® wireless technology system
supports 3 types of languages:
English
Canadian French
US Spanish
✽ NOTICE
• The phone must be paired to the system before using Bluetooth® wireless
technology features.
• Only one selected (linked) cellular phone
can be used with the system at a time.
• Some phones are not fully compatible
with this system.
• The Bluetooth® wireless technology
word mark and logos are registered
trademarks owned by Bluetooth®
wireless technology SIG, Inc. and any
use of such marks by Kia is under
license. A Bluetooth® wireless technology enabled cell phone is required
to use Bluetooth® wireless technology.
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■
Receiving a Phone Call
When receiving a phone call, a ringtone
is audible from speakers and the audio
system changes into telephone mode.
When receiving a phone call, “Incoming
call” message and incoming phone number (if available) are displayed on the
audio.
• To Answer a Call:
- Press
button on the steering wheel.
• To Reject a Call:
- Press
button on the steering wheel.
• To Adjust Ring Volume:
- Use VOLUME buttons on the steering
wheel.
• To Transfer a Call to the Phone (Secret
Call):
- Press and hold
button on the
steering wheel until the audio system
transfers a call to the phone.
■ Talking
on the Phone
When talking on the phone, “Active Call”
message and the other party’s phone
number (if available) are displayed on the
audio.
• To Finish a Call
- Press
button on the steering wheel.
✽ NOTICE
In the following situations, you or the
other party may have difficulty hearing
each other:
1. Speaking at the same time, your voice
may not reach each other parties. (This
is not a malfunction.) Speak alternately with the other party on the phone.
2. Keep the Bluetooth® wireless technology volume to a low level. High-level
volume may result in distortion and
echo.
3. When driving on a rough road.
4. When driving at high speeds.
5. When the window is open.
6. When the air conditioning vents are
facing the microphone.
7. When the sound of the air conditioning fan is loud.
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Bluetooth® wireless technology
Audio Music Streaming
The audio system supports Bluetooth®
wireless technology A2DP (Audio
Advanced Distribution Profile) and
AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control
Profile) technologies.
Both profiles provide steaming of music
via compatible “PAIRED” Bluetooth®
wireless technology Cellular phone.
To stream music from the Bluetooth®
wireless technology cellular phone, play
your music files on your cellular phone
according to your cellular phone user’s
manual and press the CD/AUX button on
the audio system until “MP3 play” is displayed on the LCD.
The audio system head unit displays
‘MP3 MODE’.
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NOTE:
• In addition to streaming MP3 files,
all music and sound files your cellular phone supports can be played
by the audio system.
• Bluetooth® wireless technology
compatible cellular phones must
include A2DP and AVRCP capabilities.
• Some A2DP and AVRCP compatible
Bluetooth® wireless technology cellular phones may not play music
through the audio system initially.
These cellular phones may need to
have the Bluetooth® wireless technology streaming enabled, for
example;
i.e : Menu➟Filemanager➟Music➟
Option➟ Play via Bluetooth®
wireless technology
• Please refer to User’s Guide for your
cellular phone for more information.
To cancel Bluetooth® wireless technology cellular phone music
streaming, stop music playback on
the cellular phone or change the
audio mode to AM/FM, SIRIUS, CD,
iPod®, ect.
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Phone Setup
All Bluetooth® wireless technology related operations can be performed in
PHONE menu.
1) Push the SETUP button to enter
SETUP mode.
2) Select “Phone” item by rotating the
TUNE knob, then push the knob.
• Pairing a phone
Before using Bluetooth® wireless technology features, the phone must be
paired (registered) with the audio system. Up to 5 phones can be paired with
the system.
NOTE:
• The pairing procedure of the phone
3) Select desired item by rotating the
TUNE knob, then push the knob.
varies according to each phone
model. Before attempting to pair
phone, please see your phone’s
User’s Guide for instructions.
• Once pairing with the phone is completed, there is no need to pair with
that phone again unless the phone
is deleted manually from the audio
system (refer “Deleting a Phone”
section) or the vehicle’s information
is removed from the phone.
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Pair” in PHONE
menu.
➂ The audio displays “Device : [Name]
passkey: 0000”
➃ Search and select the device name in
your mobile phone to starting the pairing process.
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NOTE:
• If the phone is paired with two or
more vehicles of the same model,
some phones may not handle
Bluetooth® wireless technology
devices of that name correctly. In
this case, you may need to change
the name displayed on your phone.
For example, if the vehicles' name is
KMC CAR, you may need to change
the name displayed on you phone
from KMC_CAR to JOHNS_CAR or
KMC CAR_1 to avoid ambiguity.
Refer to your phone User’s Guide, or
contact your cellular carrier or phone
manufacturer for instructions.
• Connecting a phone
When the Bluetooth® wireless technology system is enabled, the phone previously used is automatically selected and
re-connected. If you want to select different phone previously paired, the phone
can be selected through “Select Phone”
menu.
Only a selected phone can be used with
the hands-free system at a time.
➂ Select desired phone name from the list
shown.
➃ The Bluetooth® wireless technology
icon appears on the upper side of audio
display when a phone is connected.
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Select” in PHONE
menu.
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• Changing Priority
If several phones are paired with the
audio system, the system attempts to
connect following order when the
Bluetooth® wireless technology system
is enabled:
1) “Priority” checked phone.
2) Previously connected phone
3) Gives up auto connection.
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Priority” in PHONE
menu.
➂ Select desired phone name from the
list shown.
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• Deleting a Phone
The paired phone can be deleted.
- When the phone is deleted, all the information associated with that phone is
also deleted (including phonebook).
- If you want to use the deleted phone with
the audio system again, pairing procedure must be completed once more.
• ADVANCED Menu
After pressing the SETUP button, select
the “Phone” menu. while in PHONE
menu, select the “Advanced” menu to
make Bluetooth® wireless technology
Phone settings.(The ADVANCED menu
may differ according to audio specifications.)
➀ Press
SETUP button to enter SETUP
mode.
➁ Select “Phone”, then “Delete” in PHONE
menu.
➂ Select desired phone name from the list
shown.
Incoming Volume (Bluetooth® wireless
technology call volume adjustments)
While in ADVANCED menu, select “In Vol.”
Use the knob key to set the desired volume and press the ENTER button.
Features of your vehicle
Contacts Sync (Automatic Phonebook
download setting)
While in ADVANCED menu, select
“Contacts” to automatically save the
contacts and call history in your mobile
phone each time you connect a mobile
device, select ON. If you do not wish for
automatic download, select OFF.
It’s not available to make a phone call by
Bluetooth® wireless technology audio system while the phonebook is being downloaded.
Language of Bluetooth®
wireless technology voice recognition
While in ADVANCED menu, press
“Language”. To change the language,
select the desired language and press
the ENTER button.
Bluetooth®
wireless technology system off
While in ADVANCED menu, press “BT Off”
To turn off the Bluetooth® wireless technology System.
■ Voice
Recognition Activation
• The voice recognition engine contained
in the Bluetooth® wireless technology
System can be activated in the following conditions:
- Button Activation
The voice recognition system will be
active when the
button is pressed
and after the sound of a Beep.
- Active Listening
The voice recognition system will be
active for a period of time when the
Voice Recognition system has asked
for a customer response.
• The system can recognize single digits
from zero to nine while number greater
than ten will not be recognized.
• The system shall cancel voice recognition mode in following cases : When
pressing the
button and saying
“cancel” following the beep. When not
making a call and pressing the
button. When voice recognition has
failed 3 consecutive times.
■
Menu tree
The menu tree identifies available voice
recognition Bluetooth® wireless technology functions.
Call [Name]
Ex) Call John (at Home)
Dial [Number] Ex) Dial 911
Call
By name
By number
Redial
Call Back
Phonebook
Add entry
By voice
By phone
Change name
Delete name
• At any time if you say “help”, the system
will announce what commands are
available.
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✽ Tip
■ Voice Operation
To get the best performance out of the
Voice Recognition System, observe the
followings:
- Keep the interior of the vehicle as
quiet as possible. Close the window
to eliminate surrounding noise
(traffic noise, vibration sounds,
etc), which may disturb recognizing the voice command correctly.
- Speak a command after a beep
sound within 5 seconds. Otherwise
the command will not be received
properly.
- Speak in a natural voice without
pausing between words.
- While receiving voice commands,
press the
button on the steering wheel remote controller to terminate guidance. Voice command
will convert back to waiting mode
to allow the user to say a new voice
command.
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■
Making a Phone Call
• Direct Calling
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say the following command.
- Call <John> : Connects the call to John.
- Call <John> on <Mobile> : Connects
the call to John’s mobile phone number.
- Call <John> at <Home> : Connects
the call to john’s home number.
- Call <John> in <Office> : Connects
the call to John’s office number.
Note:
Calls can be immediately connected
to contacts who name or voice tag are
saved in the phonebook(or contacts).
• Calling by Name
A phone call can be made by speaking
names registered in the audio system.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Call”.
➂ Say “By name” when prompted.
➃ Say desired name (in Phonebook or
voice tag).
➄ Say desired location (phone number
type). Only stored locations can be
selected.
➅ Say “Yes” to confirm and make a call.
Features of your vehicle
✽ Tip
■
A shortcut to each of the following functions is available:
1. Say “Call Name”
• Adding entry by voice
Phone numbers and voice tags can be
registered. Entries registered in the
phone can also be transferred.
• Dialing by Number
A phone call can be made by dialing the
spoken numbers. The system can recognize single digits from zero to nine.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Call”.
➂ Say “By number” when prompted.
➃ Say desired phone numbers.
➄ Say “Dial” to complete the number and
make a call.
✽ Tip
A shortcut to each of the following functions is available:
➀ Say “Dial Number”
➁ Say “Dial <digit>”
Phone Book (In-Vehicle)
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say "Phonebook".
- The system replies with all available
commands.
- To skip the information message,
press
again and then a beep is
heard.
➂ Say “Add Entry”.
➃ Say “By Voice” to proceed.
➄ Say the name of the entry when
prompted.
➅ Say “Yes” to confirm.
➆ Say the phone number of that entry
when prompted.
➇ Say “Store” if phone number input is
finished.
➈ Say a phone number type. “Home”,
“Work”, “Mobile”, “Other” or “Default” is
available.
➉ Say “Yes” to complete adding entry.
11 Say “Yes” to store additional location
for this contact, or say “Cancel” to finish the process.
✽ NOTICE
- The system can recognize single digits
from zero to nine. Numbers that are
ten or greater cannot be recognized.
- You can enter each digit individually
or group digits together in preferred
string lengths.
- To speed up input, it is a good idea to
group all digits into a continuous string.
- Recommend to enter the numbers
constituted an grouping within all
digit numbers to dial 995 / 734 / 0000
- The display corresponding to each
operation appears on the screen as follows:
Input operation example:
1. Say: “Nine, nine, five”
➟ Display: “995”
2. And say: “Seven, three, four”
➟ Display: “995734”
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• Adding Entry by Phone
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say "Phonebook".
➂ Say "Add Entry" after prompt.
➃ Say "By Phone" to proceed.
➄ Say “Yes” to confirm.
➅ Your phone will start to transfer
phone/contact list to the audio system.
This process may take over 10 minutes depending on the phone model
and number of entries
➆ Wait till the audio displays “Transfer
Complete” message.
• Changing Name
The registered names can be modified.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Phonebook”.
➂ Say “Change Name” after prompt.
➃ Say the name of the entry (voice tag).
➄ Say “Yes” to confirm.
➅ Say new desired name.
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• Deleting Name
The registered names can be deleted.
➀ Press
button.
➁ Say “Phonebook”.
➂ Say “Delete Name” after prompt.
➃ Say the name of the entry (voice tag).
➄ Say “Yes” to confirm.
■ Bluetooth®
wireless technology Audio
Speaker Adaptation
Speaker adaptation will improve performance of voice recognition system to a
particular user voice.
This will degrade the performance for
other users.
• Record
➀ Press
button for 10sec.
➁ Say “Record profile”.
➂ Say “Yes”.
➃ Say the word displayed on Radio.
• Delete
➀ Press
button for 10sec.
➁ Say “Delete profile”.
➂ Say “Yes”.
Features of your vehicle
■
Key matrix
Class
No.
KEY
Connected
Paired H/P
Empty
Disconnected
SHORT
Not Paired
Not Connecting
-
-
Accept Call
-
2nd Call
2nd call
1st Call:waiting 2nd Call:waiting
2nd Call:active 1st Call:active
LONG
-
-
-
-
-
-
Transfer call:secret call
SHORT
VR
MODE Cancel
VR
MODE Cancel
VR
MODE Cancel
VR
MODE Cancel
Reject Call
End Call
End Call
End Call
LONG
[10sec]
-
-
Speaker
Adaptation
(Only English)
Speaker
Adaptation
(Only English)
-
-
-
-
SHORT
Active
Active
Active
Active
-
-
-
-
LONG
[10sec]
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Normal mode BT SETUP menu
Incoming Call Outgoing Call
Active Call
2nd Call
1
2
3
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Before driving / 5-3
Key positions / 5-4
Engine start/stop button / 5-6
Starting the engine / 5-9
Manual transaxle / 5-12
Automatic transaxle / 5-15
Brake system / 5-23
ESC (Electronic stability control) / 5-28
HAC (Hill-start assist control) / 5-32
VSM (Vehicle stability management) / 5-33
Active eco system / 5-36
Driving your vehicle
Cruise control system / 5-37
Economical operation / 5-41
Special driving conditions / 5-43
Winter driving / 5-47
Vehicle load limit / 5-50
Vehicle weight / 5-55
Trailer towing / 5-55
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Driving your vehicle
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 vehicle out.
• Avoid idling the engine for prolonged periods with people inside the vehicle.
If it is necessary to idle the engine for a prolonged period with people inside the vehicle, 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 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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Driving your vehicle
BEFORE DRIVING
Before entering vehicle
Before starting
• Be sure that all windows, outside mirror(s), and outside lights are clean.
• Check the condition of the tires.
• Check under the vehicle for any sign of
leaks.
• Be sure there are no obstacles behind
you if you intend to back up.
• Close and lock all doors.
• Position the seat so that all controls are
easily reached.
• Adjust the inside and outside rearview
mirrors.
• Be sure that all lights work.
• Check all gauges.
• Check the operation of warning lights
when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position.
• Release the parking brake and make
sure the brake warning light goes out.
For safe operation, be sure you are familiar with your vehicle and its equipment.
Necessary inspections
Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine
coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid
should be checked on a regular basis,
with the exact interval depending on the
fluid. Further details are provided in
Section 7, “Maintenance”.
WARNING
Driving while distracted can result
in a loss of vehicle control, that
may lead to an accident, severe
personal injury, and death. The driver’s primary responsibility is in
the safe and legal operation of a
vehicle, and use of any handheld
devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the driver’s
eyes, attention and focus away
from the safe operation of a vehicle
or which are not permissible by law
should never be used during operation of the vehicle.
WARNING
All passengers must be properly
belted whenever the vehicle is moving. Refer to “Seat belts” in section
3 for more information on their
proper use.
WARNING - Driving under
the influence of alcohol or
drugs
Drinking and driving is dangerous.
Drunk driving is the number one
contributor to the highway death
toll each year. Even a small amount
of alcohol will affect your reflexes,
perceptions and judgement.
Driving while under the influence of
drugs is as dangerous or more dangerous than driving drunk.
You are much more likely to have a
serious accident if you drink or
take drugs and drive.
If you are drinking or taking drugs,
don’t drive. Do not ride with a driver who has been drinking or taking
drugs. Choose a designated driver
or call a cab.
WARNING
Always check the surrounding areas
near your vehicle for people, especially children, before putting a vehicle into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).
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Driving your vehicle
KEY POSITIONS
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.
• When you make a sudden stop or
turn the steering wheel rapidly,
loose objects may drop on the
floor and it could interfere with
the operation of the foot pedals,
possibly causing an accident.
Keep all things in the vehicle
safely stored.
• If you do not focus on driving, it
may cause an accident. Be careful when operating what may disturb driving such as audio or
heater. It is the responsibility of
the driver to always drive safely.
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Illuminated ignition switch
Ignition switch position
Whenever a front door is opened, the
ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is
not in the ON position. The light will go off
immediately when the ignition switch is
turned on. It will also go off after about 30
seconds when the door is closed.
LOCK
The steering wheel locks to protect
against theft. (if equipped) The ignition
key can be removed only in the LOCK
position.
When turning the ignition switch to the
LOCK position, push the key inward at
the ACC position and turn the key toward
the LOCK position.
Driving your vehicle
ACC (Accessory)
The steering wheel is unlocked (if
equipped) and electrical accessories are
operative.
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.
START
Turn the ignition switch to the START
position to start the engine. The engine
will crank until you release the key; then
it returns to the ON position. The brake
warning light can be checked in this position.
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.
• Before leaving the driver’s seat,
always make sure the shift lever
is engaged in 1st gear for the
manual transaxle or P (Park) for
the automatic transaxle, set the
parking brake fully and shut the
engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur
if these precautions are not
taken.
• 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.
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• 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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ENGINE START/STOP BUTTON (IF EQUIPPED)
ENGINE START/STOP button
position
OFF
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Illuminated ENGINE START/STOP
button
Whenever the front door is opened, the
ENGINE START/STOP button will illuminate for your convenience. The light will
go off after about 30 seconds when the
door is closed. It will also go off immediately when the theft-alarm system is
armed.
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• With automatic transaxle Not illuminated
To turn off the engine (START/RUN position) or vehicle power (ON position),
press the ENGINE START/STOP button
with the shift lever in the P (Park) position. When you press the ENGINE
START/STOP button without the shift
lever in the P (Park) position, the
ENGINE START/STOP button will not
change to the OFF position but to the
ACC position.
CAUTION
You are able to turn off the engine
(START/RUN) or vehicle power
(ON), only when the vehicle is not in
motion. In an emergency situation
while the vehicle is in motion, you
are able to turn the engine off and
to the ACC position by pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button for
more than 2 seconds or 3 times
successively within 3 seconds. If
the vehicle is still moving, you can
restart the engine without depressing the brake pedal by pressing the
ENGINE START/STOP button with
the shift lever in the N (Neutral)
position.
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ACC(Accessory)
ON
Orange indicator
• With automatic transaxle
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button
while it is in the OFF position without
depressing the brake pedal.
If the ENGINE START/STOP button is in
the ACC position for more than 1 hour,
the button is turned off automatically to
prevent battery discharge.
START/RUN
Green indicator
• With automatic transaxle
Press the ENGINE START/STOP button
while it is in the ACC position without
depressing the brake pedal.
The warning lights can be checked
before the engine is started. Do not leave
the ENGINE START/STOP button in the
ON position for a long time. The battery
may discharge, because the engine is
not running.
Not illuminated
• With automatic transaxle
To start the engine, depress the brake
pedal and press the ENGINE START/
STOP button with the shift lever in the P
(Park) or the N (Neutral) position. For
your safety, start the engine with the shift
lever in the P (Park) position.
✽ NOTICE
If you press the ENGINE START/STOP
button without depressing the brake
pedal for automatic transaxle vehicles,
the engine will not start and the ENGINE
START/STOP button changes as follow:
OFF ➔ACC ➔ ON ➔ OFF or ACC
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Driving your vehicle
✽ NOTICE
If you leave the ENGINE START/ STOP
button in the ACC or ON position for a
long time, the battery will discharge.
WARNING
• Never press the ENGINE START/
STOP button while the vehicle is
in motion except in an emergency. If the engine stops while
the vehicle is in motion, this
would result in loss of directional
control and braking function,
which could cause an accident.
• Before leaving the driver's seat,
always make sure the shift lever
is engaged in P (Park), set the
parking brake fully and shut the
engine off. Unexpected and sudden vehicle movement may occur
if these precautions are not
taken.
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• Never reach for the ENGINE
START/STOP button or any other
controls through the steering
wheel while the vehicle is in
motion. The presence of your
hand or arm in the area could
cause loss of vehicle control, an
accident and serious bodily
injury or death.
• Do not place any movable objects
around the driver's seat as they
may move while driving, interfere
with the driver and lead to an
accident.
Driving your vehicle
STARTING THE ENGINE
WARNING
Always wear appropriate shoes
when operating your vehicle.
Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski
boots,etc.) may interfere with your
ability to use the brake, accelerator
pedal, and clutch (if equipped).
Starting the engine with an ignition key (if equipped)
1. Make sure the parking brake is
applied.
2. Manual Transaxle - Depress the
clutch pedal fully and shift the
transaxle into Neutral. Keep the clutch
pedal and brake pedal depressed
while turning the ignition switch to the
start position.
Automatic Transaxle - Place the
transaxle shift lever in P (Park).
Depress the brake pedal fully.
You can also start the engine when
the shift lever is in the N (Neutral)
position.
3. Turn the ignition switch to START and
hold it there until the engine starts (a
maximum of 10 seconds), then
release the key.
4. In extremely cold weather (below
0°F / -18°C) or after the vehicle has
not been operated for several days, let
the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without depressing
the accelerator.
CAUTION
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.
CAUTION
If the engine stalls while the vehicle
is in motion, do not attempt to move
the shift lever to the P (Park) position. If 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.
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Starting the engine with a smart
key (if equipped)
1. Carry the smart key or leave it inside
the vehicle.
2. Make sure the parking brake is firmly
applied
3. Automatic Transaxle - Place the
transaxle shift lever in P (Park).
Depress the brake pedal fully.
4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button while depressing the brake pedal.
5. In extremely cold weather (below
-18°C (0°F)) or after the vehicle has
not been operated for several days, let
the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator.
Whether the engine is cold or warm, it
should be started without depressing the
accelerator.
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• Even if the smart key is in the vehicle,
if it is far away from you, the engine
may not start.
• When the ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ACC position or above, if
any door is opened, the system checks
for the smart key. If the smart key is not
in the vehicle, the warning "Key is not
in vehicle" will illuminate on the LCD
display. And if all doors are closed, the
chime will sound for 5 seconds. The
indicator or warning will turn off while
the vehicle is moving. Always have the
smart key with you.
WARNING
The engine will start, only when the
smart key is in the vehicle.
Never allow children or any person
who is unfamiliar with the vehicle
touch the ENGINE START/STOP
button or related parts.
CAUTION
If the engine stalls while the vehicle
is in motion, do not attempt to move
the shift lever to the P (Park) position. If the traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift
lever in the N (Neutral) position
while the vehicle is still moving and
press the ENGINE START/STOP
button in an attempt to restart the
engine.
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• When the stop lamp fuse is blown, you
can't start the engine normally.
Replace the fuse with a new one. If it
is not possible, you can start the
engine by pressing the ENGINE
START/STOP button for 10 seconds
while it is in the ACC position. The
engine can start without depressing
the brake pedal. But for your safety
always depress the brake pedal before
starting the engine.
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✽ NOTICE
• If the battery is weak or the smart key
does not work correctly, you can start
the engine by inserting the smart key
in the smart key holder. When you
pull out the smart key from the smart
key holder, press the smart key and
pull it out.
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CAUTION
Do not press the ENGINE START/
STOP button for more than 10 seconds except when the stop lamp
fuse is blown.
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Driving your vehicle
MANUAL TRANSAXLE (IF EQUIPPED)
Manual transaxle operation
The shift lever can be moved without
pulling the ring (1).
The ring (1) must be pulled while moving the shift lever.
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The manual transaxle has 6 forward
gears.
This shift pattern is imprinted on the shift
knob. The transaxle is fully synchronized
in all forward gears so shifting to either a
higher or a lower gear is easily accomplished.
Depress the clutch pedal down fully while
shifting, then release it slowly.
If your vehicle is equipped with an ignition lock switch, the engine will not start
when starting the engine without
depressing the clutch pedal.
The shift lever must be returned to the
neutral position before shifting into R
(Reverse). The ring (1) located below the
shift knob must be pulled upward while
moving the shift lever to the R (Reverse)
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.
CAUTION
• When downshifting from fifth
gear to fourth gear, caution
should be taken not to inadvertently press the shift lever sideways in such a manner that the
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 and
transaxle 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.
Driving your vehicle
• During cold weather, shifting may be
difficult until the transaxle lubricant is
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),
leave the shift lever at neutral position
and release the clutch. Depress 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 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.
Using the clutch
The clutch should be depressed 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 vehicle on an incline.
This causes unnecessary wear. Use the
foot brake or parking brake to hold the
vehicle on an incline. Do not operate the
clutch pedal rapidly and repeatedly.
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 need to increase your speed
again. When the vehicle is traveling down
steep hills, downshifting helps maintain
safe speed and prolongs brake life.
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Good driving practices
• Never take the vehicle out of gear and
coast down a hill. This is extremely
hazardous. Always leave the vehicle in
gear.
• Don't "ride" the brakes. This can cause
them to overheat and malfunction.
Instead, when you are driving down a
long hill, shift to a lower gear. When
you do this, engine braking will help
slow down the vehicle.
• Slow down before shifting to a lower
gear. This will help avoid over-revving
the engine, which can cause damage.
• Slow down when you encounter cross
winds. This gives you much better control of your vehicle.
• Be sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before you attempt to shift into
R (Reverse). The transaxle can be
damaged if you do not. To shift into R
(Reverse), depress the clutch, move
the shift lever to neutral, wait three seconds, then shift to the R (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.
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WARNING
• Always buckle-up! In a collision,
an unbelted occupant is significantly more likely to be seriously
injured or killed than a properly
belted occupant.
• Avoid high speeds when cornering or turning.
• Do not make quick steering
wheel movements, such as sharp
lane changes or fast, sharp turns.
• The risk of rollover is greatly
increased if you lose control of
your vehicle at highway speeds.
• Losing 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)
Automatic transaxle operation
The automatic transaxle has 6 forward
speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically,
depending on the position of the shift
lever.
✽ NOTICE
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 and the lock release button when shifting.
Press the button when shifting.
The shift lever can be shifted freely.
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For smooth operation, depress the brake
pedal when shifting from N (Neutral) to a
forward or reverse gear.
WARNING - Automatic
transaxle
• Always check the surrounding
areas near your vehicle for people, especially children, before
shifting a shift lever into D (Drive)
or R (Reverse).
• Before leaving the driver’s seat,
always make sure the shift lever
is in the P (Park) position; then
set the parking brake fully and
shut the engine off. Unexpected
and sudden vehicle movement
can occur if these precautions
are not followed in the order identified.
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CAUTION
• To avoid damage to your
transaxle, do not accelerate the
engine in R (Reverse) or any forward gear position with the
brakes on.
• When stopped on an upgrade, do
not hold the vehicle with engine
power. Use the service brake or
the parking brake.
• Do not shift from N (Neutral) or P
(Park) into D (Drive), or R
(Reverse) when the engine is
above idle speed.
Transaxle ranges
The indicator light 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.
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WARNING
• Shifting into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion will cause the
drive wheels to lock which will
cause you to lose control of the
vehicle.
• Do not use the P (Park) position
in place of the parking brake.
Always make sure the shift lever
is latched in the P (Park) position
and set the parking brake fully.
• Never leave a child unattended in
a vehicle.
CAUTION
The transaxle may be damaged if
you shift into P (Park) while the
vehicle is in motion.
R (Reverse)
Use this position to drive the vehicle
backward.
CAUTION
Always come to a complete stop
before shifting into or out of R
(Reverse); you may damage the
transaxle if you shift into R
(Reverse) while the vehicle is in
motion, except when “Rocking the
Vehicle” explained in this section.
N (Neutral)
The wheels and transaxle are not
engaged. The vehicle will roll freely even
on the slightest incline unless the parking
brake or service brakes are applied.
D (Drive)
This is the normal forward driving position. The transaxle will automatically shift
through a 6-gear sequence, providing the
best fuel economy and power.
For extra power when passing another
vehicle or climbing grades, depress the
accelerator fully, at which time the
transaxle will automatically downshift to
the next lower gear.
✽ NOTICE
Always come to a complete stop before
shifting into D.
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Up (+)
Sports mode
: Push the lever forward once to
shift up one gear.
Down (-) : Pull the lever backwards once
to shift down one gear.
✽ NOTICE
+ (UP)
- (DOWN)
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Sports mode
Whether the vehicle is stopped or in
motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the shift lever from the D (Drive) position into the manual gate. To return to D
(Drive) range operation, push the shift
lever back into the main gate.
In sports mode, moving the shift lever
backwards and forwards will allow you to
make gearshifts rapidly. In contrast to a
manual transaxle, the sports mode
allows gearshifts with the accelerator
pedal depressed.
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• In sports mode, the driver must execute upshifts in accordance with road
conditions, taking care to keep the
engine speed below the red zone.
• In sports mode, only the 6 forward
gears can be selected. To reverse or
park the vehicle, move the shift lever
to the R (Reverse) or P (Park) position
as required.
• In sports mode, downshifts are made
automatically when the vehicle slows
down. When the vehicle stops, 1st gear
is automatically selected.
• In sports mode, when the engine rpm
approaches the red zone shift points
are varied to upshift automatically.
• To maintain the required levels of
vehicle performance and safety, the
system may not execute certain
gearshifts when the shift lever is operated.
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• When driving on a slippery road,
push the shift lever forward into the
+(up) position. This causes the
transaxle to shift into the 2nd (or
third) gear which is better for smooth
driving on a slippery road. Push the
shift lever to the -(down) side to shift
back to the 1st gear.
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Paddle shifter (if equipped)
The paddle shifter is available when the
shift lever is in the D position or the sport
mode.
With the shift lever in the D position
The paddle shifter can operate when the
vehicle speed is more than 10km/h.
Pull the [+] or [-] paddle shifter once to
shift up or down one gear and the system
changes from automatic mode to manual
mode.
If the vehicle speed is lower than 10km/h,
if you depress the accelerator pedal for
more than 7 seconds or if you shift the
shift lever from D to sport mode and shift
it from sport mode to D again, the system
will change from manual mode to automatic mode.
With the shift lever in the sport mode
Pull the [+] or [-] paddle shifter once to
shift up or down one gear.
✽ NOTICE
If you pull the [+] and [-] paddle shifters
at the same time, you can't shift the gear.
Shift lock system
For your safety, the automatic transaxle
has a shift lock system which prevents
shifting the transaxle out of P (Park)
unless the brake pedal is depressed.
To shift the transaxle from P (Park) into R
(Reverse):
1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
2. Start the engine or turn the ignition
switch to the ON position.
3. Move the shift lever.
If the brake pedal is repeatedly
depressed and released with the shift
lever in the P (Park) position, a chattering
noise near the shift lever may be heard.
This is a normal condition.
WARNING
Always fully depress the brake
pedal before and while shifting out
of the P (Park) position into another position to avoid inadvertent
motion of the vehicle which could
injure persons in or around the
vehicle.
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Ignition key interlock system
The ignition key cannot be removed
unless the shift lever is in the P (Park)
position.
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Shift-lock override
If the shift lever cannot be moved from
the P (Park) into R (Reverse) position
with the brake pedal depressed, continue
depressing the brake, then do the following:
1. Carefully remove the cap covering the
shift-lock access hole.
2. Insert a key (or screwdriver) into the
access hole and press down on the
key (or screwdriver).
3. Move the shift lever.
4. Have your vehicle inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer immediately.
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Good driving practices
• Never move the shift lever from P
(Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal
depressed.
• Never move the shift lever into P (Park)
when the vehicle is in motion.
• Be sure the vehicle is completely
stopped before you attempt to shift into
R (Reverse) or D (Drive).
• Never take the vehicle out of gear and
coast down a hill. This may be
extremely hazardous. Always leave the
car in gear when moving.
• Do not "ride" the brakes. This can
cause them to overheat and malfunction. Instead, when you are driving
down a long hill, slow down and shift to
a lower gear. When you do this, engine
braking will help slow down the vehicle.
• Slow down before shifting to a lower
gear. Otherwise, the lower gear may
not be engaged.
• Always use the parking brake. Do not
depend on placing the transaxle in P
(Park) to keep the vehicle from moving.
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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.
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.
• Losing 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
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.
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BRAKE SYSTEM
Power brakes
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes
that adjust automatically through normal
usage.
In the event that the power-assisted
brakes lose power because of a stalled
engine or some other reason, you can
still stop your vehicle by applying greater
force to the brake pedal than you normally would. The stopping distance, however, will be longer.
When the engine is not running, the
reserve brake power is partially depleted
each time the brake pedal is applied. Do
not pump the brake pedal when the
power assist has been interrupted.
Pump the brake pedal only when necessary to maintain steering control on slippery surfaces.
WARNING - Brakes
• Do not drive with your foot resting on the brake pedal. This will
create abnormal high brake temperatures, excessive brake lining
and pad wear, and increased
stopping distances.
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• When descending a long or steep
hill, shift to a lower gear and
avoid continuous application of
the brakes. Continuous brake
application will cause the brakes
to overheat and could result in a
temporary loss of braking performance.
• Wet brakes may impair the vehicle’s ability to sefely slow down;
the vehicle may also pull to one
side when the brakes are applied.
Applying the brakes lightly will
indicate whether they have been
affected in this way. Always test
your brakes in this fashion after
driving through deep water. To
dry the brakes, apply them lightly
while maintaining a safe forward
speed until brake performance
returns to normal.
• Always, confirm the position of
the brake and accelerator pedal
before driving. If you don't check
the position of the accelerator
and brake pedal before driving,
you may depress the accelerator
instead of the brake pedal. It may
cause a serious accident.
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
Applying the parking brake
Foot type
To engage the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and then depress the parking brake pedal down as far as possible.
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Hand type
To engage the parking brake, first apply
the foot brake and then pull up the parking brake lever as far as possible.
In addition it is recommended that when
parking the vehicle on a incline, the shift
lever should be in a low gear on manual
transaxle vehicles or in the P (Park) position on automatic transaxle vehicles.
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CAUTION
• Driving with the parking brake
applied will cause excessive
brake pad and brake rotor wear.
• Do not operate the parking brake
while the vehicle is moving except
in an emergency situation. It could
damage the vehicle system and
make endanger driving safety.
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Releasing the parking brake
Foot type
To release the parking brake, depress
the parking brake pedal a second time
while applying the foot brake. The pedal
will automatically extend to the fully
released position.
Hand type
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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Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
(if equipped)
If the parking brake does not release or
does not release all the way, have the
system checked by an authorized Kia
dealer.
WARNING
WARNING
• 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 vehicle
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 illuminate when the
parking brake is applied with the ignition
switch in the START or ON position.
Before driving, be sure the parking brake
is fully released and the brake warning
light is off.
If the brake warning light remains on
after the parking brake is released while
the engine is running, there may be a
malfunction in the brake system.
Immediate attention is necessary.
If at all possible, stop 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.
ABS (or ESC) will not prevent accidents due to improper or dangerous driving maneuvers. Even
though vehicle control is improved
during emergency braking, always
maintain a safe distance between
you and objects ahead. Vehicle
speeds should always be reduced
during extreme road conditions.
The braking distance for vehicles
equipped with an anti-lock braking
system (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.
• On roads where the road surface
is pitted or has different surface
height.
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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 allows the ABS to control the force
being delivered to the brakes.
✽ NOTICE
A click sound may be heard in the
engine compartment when the vehicle
begins to move after the engine is started. These conditions are normal and
indicate that the anti-lock brake system
is functioning properly.
• Even with the anti-lock brake system,
your vehicle still requires sufficient
stopping distance. Always maintain a
safe distance from the vehicle in front
of you.
• Always slow down when cornering.
The anti-lock brake system cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speeds.
• On loose or uneven road surfaces,
operation of the anti-lock brake system
may result in a longer stopping distance than for vehicles equipped with a
conventional brake system.
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CAUTION
• If the ABS warning light is on and
stays on, you may have a problem
with the ABS. In this case, however, your regular brakes will work
normally.
• The ABS warning light will stay on
for approximately 3 seconds after
the ignition switch is ON. During
that time, the ABS will go through
self-diagnosis and the light will go
off if everything is normal. If the
light stays on, you may have a
problem with your ABS. Contact
an authorized Kia dealer as soon
as possible.
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CAUTION
• When you drive on a road with
poor traction, such as an icy road,
and operated your brakes continuously, the ABS will be active
continuously and the ABS warning light may illuminate. Pull your
vehicle over to a safe place and
stop the engine.
• Restart the engine. If the ABS
warning light is off, then your
ABS
system
is
normal.
Otherwise, you may have a problem with the ABS. Contact an
authorized Kia dealer as soon as
possible.
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✽ NOTICE
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 has malfunctioned.
• 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 on individual wheels and
intervenes with the engine management
system to stabilize the vehicle.
Driving your vehicle
WARNING
Never drive too fast according to
the road conditions or too quickly
when cornering. Electronic stability
control (ESC) will not prevent accidents. Excessive speed in turns,
abrupt maneuvers and hydroplaning on wet surfaces can still result
in serious accidents. Only a safe
and attentive driver can prevent
accidents by avoiding maneuvers
that cause the vehicle to lose traction. Even with ESC installed,
always follow all the normal precautions for driving - including driving
at safe speeds for the conditions.
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 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.
ESC operation off
ESC OFF state
• To cancel ESC operation,
press the ESC OFF button
(ESC OFF indicator light illuminates).
• If the ignition switch is turned
to LOCK position when ESC
is off, ESC remains off. Upon
restarting the engine, the
ESC will automatically turn
on again.
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■ ESC indicator light (blinks)
■ ESC OFF indicator light (comes on)
CAUTION
Driving with varying tire or wheel
sizes may cause the ESC system to
malfunction. When replacing tires,
make sure they are the same size as
your original tires.
WARNING
Indicator light
When the ignition switch is turned ON,
the indicator light illuminates, then goes
off if ESC system is operating normally.
The ESC indicator light blinks whenever
ESC is operating.
ESC OFF indicator light comes on when
either the ESC is turned off with the button, or ESC fails to operate when turned
on.
The Electronic Stability Control system is only a driving aid; use precautions for safe driving by slowing
down on curved, snowy, or icy
roads. Drive slowly and don’t
attempt to accelerate whenever the
ESC indicator light is blinking, or
when the road surface is slippery.
ESC OFF usage
When driving
• It’s a good idea to keep the ESC turned
on for daily driving whenever possible.
• To turn ESC off while driving, press the
ESC OFF button while driving on a flat
road surface.
Never press the ESC OFF button while
ESC is operating (ESC indicator light
blinks).
If ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may slip out of control.
✽ NOTICE
• When operating the vehicle on a
dynamometer, ensure that the ESC is
turned off (ESC OFF light illuminated). If the ESC is left on, it may prevent the vehicle speed from increasing, and result in false diagnosis.
• Turning the ESC off does not affect
the ABS or brake system operation.
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WARNING
Never press the ESC OFF button
while ESC is operating.
If the ESC is turned off while ESC is
operating, the vehicle may go out of
control.
To turn ESC off while driving, press
the ESC OFF button while driving
on a flat road surface.
Hill-start assist control (HAC)
(if equipped)
Hill start Assist Control is a comfort function. The main intend is to prevent the
vehicle from rolling backwards while driving off uphill on an inclined surface. HAC
holds the braking pressure builtup by
driver during stopping procedure for 2
seconds after releasing brake pedal.
During the pressure-hold period, the
driver has enough time to press the
accelerator pedal to drive off.
The braking pressure is reduced as soon
as the system detects the driver’s intention to drive off.
WARNING
The HAC is usually activated only
for 2 seconds. The driver should be
careful from the rolling backward
causing the accident with behind
objects or human, when the driver
may feel the unintended rolling
backward while driving off on hill
due to insufficient brake hold pressure built-up by driver during stopping procedure.
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✽ NOTICE
• The HAC does not operate when the
transaxle shift lever is in the P (Park)
or N (Neutral) position.
• The HAC activates even though the
ESP is off but it does not activate
when the ESP has malfunctioned.
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Vehicle stability management
(VSM) (if equipped)
This system provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering
responses when a vehicle is driving on a
slippery road or a vehicle detected
changes in coefficient of friction between
right wheels and left wheels when braking.
VSM operation
When the VSM is in operation, ESC indicator light (
) blinks.
When the vehicle stability management
is operating properly, you can feel a slight
pulsation in the vehicle and/or abnormal
steering responses (EPS). This is only
the effect of brake and EPS control and
indicates nothing unusual.
The VSM does not operate when:
• Driving on bank road such as gradient
or incline
• Driving rearward
• ESC OFF indicator light (
) remains
on the instrument cluster
• EPS indicator light remains on the
instrument cluster
VSM operation off
If you press the ESC OFF button to turn
off the ESC, the VSM will also cancel and
the ESC OFF indicator light (
) illuminates.
To turn on the VSM, press the button
again. The ESC OFF indicator light goes
out.
Malfunction indicator
The VSM can be deactivated even if you
don’t cancel the VSM operation by pressing the ESC OFF button. It indicates that
a malfunction has been detected somewhere in the Electric Power Steering system or VSM system. If the ESC indicator
light (
) or EPS warning light remains
on, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia
dealer and have the system checked.
✽ NOTICE
• The VSM is designed to function
above approximately 15 km/h (9 mph)
on curves.
• The VSM is designed to function
above approximately 30 km/h (18
mph) when a vehicle is braking on a
split-mu road. The split-mu road is
made of surfaces which have different
friction forces.
WARNING
• The Vehicle Stability Management
system is not a substitute for
safe driving practices but a supplementary function only. It is the
responsibility of the driver to
always check the speed and the
distance to the vehicle ahead.
Always hold the steering wheel
firmly while driving.
• Your vehicle is designed to activate according to the driver’s
intention, even with installed
VSM. Always follow all the normal
precautions for driving at safe
speeds for the conditions –
including driving inclement
weather and on a slippery road.
• Driving with varying tire or wheel
sizes may cause the VSM system
to malfunction. When replacing
tires, make sure they are the
same size as your original tires.
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Good braking practices
WARNING
• Whenever you leave or park your
vehicle, always set the parking
brake as far as possible and fully
engage the vehicle's transaxle
into the P (Park) position. If the
parking brake is not fully
engaged, the vehicle may move
inadvertently and injure yourself
and others.
• All vehicles should always have
the parking brake fully engaged
when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the vehicle
which can injure occupants or
pedestrians.
• Check to be sure the parking brake is
not engaged and that the parking
brake indicator light is out before driving away.
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• Driving through water may get the
brakes wet. They can also get wet
when the vehicle is washed. Wet
brakes can be dangerous! Your vehicle
will not stop as quickly if the brakes are
wet. Wet brakes may cause the vehicle
to pull to one side.
To dry the brakes, apply the brakes
lightly until the braking action returns to
normal, taking care to keep the vehicle
under control at all times. If the braking
action does not return to normal, stop
as soon as it is safe to do so and call
an authorized Kia dealer for assistance.
• Don't coast down hills with the vehicle
out of gear. This is extremely hazardous. Keep the vehicle in gear at all
times, use the brakes to slow down,
then shift to a lower gear so that
engine braking will help you maintain a
safe speed.
• Don't "ride" the brake pedal. Resting
your foot on the brake pedal while driving can be dangerous because the
brakes might overheat and lose their
effectiveness. It also increases the
wear of the brake components.
• If a tire goes flat while you are driving,
apply the brakes gently and keep the
vehicle pointed straight ahead while
you slow down. When you are moving
slowly enough for it to be safe to do so,
pull off the road and stop in a safe
place.
• If your vehicle is equipped with an
automatic transaxle, don't let your vehicle creep forward. To avoid creeping
forward, keep your foot firmly on the
brake pedal when the vehicle is
stopped.
• Be cautious when parking on a hill.
Firmly engage the parking brake and
place the shift lever in P (automatic
transaxle) or in first or reverse gear
(manual transaxle). If your vehicle is
facing downhill, turn the front wheels
into the curb to help keep the vehicle
from rolling. If your vehicle is facing
uphill, turn the front wheels away from
the curb to help keep the vehicle from
rolling. If there is no curb or if it is
required by other conditions to keep
the vehicle from rolling, block the
wheels.
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• Under some conditions your parking
brake can freeze in the engaged position. This is most likely to happen when
there is an accumulation of snow or ice
around or near the rear brakes or if the
brakes are wet. If there is a risk that the
parking brake may freeze, apply it only
temporarily while you put the shift lever
in P (automatic transaxle) or in first or
reverse gear (manual transaxle) and
block the rear wheels so the vehicle
cannot roll. Then release the parking
brake.
• Do not hold the vehicle on the upgrade
with the accelerator pedal. This can
cause the transaxle to overheat.
Always use the brake pedal or parking
brake.
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ACTIVE ECO SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
Limitation of Active ECO operation:
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Active ECO operation
Active ECO helps improve fuel efficiency
by controlling the engine and transaxle.
But fuel-efficiency can be changed by the
driver's driving habits and road conditions.
• When the Active ECO button is
pressed the ECO indicator (green) will
illuminate to show that the Active ECO
is operating.
• When the Active ECO is activated, it
does not turn off even though the
engine is restarted again. To turn off
the system, press the active ECO button again.
• If Active ECO is turned off, it will return
to the normal mode.
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If the following conditions occur while
Active ECO is operating, the system
operation is limited even though there is
no change in the ECO indicator.
• When the coolant temperature is low:
The system will be limited until engine
performance becomes normal.
• When driving up a hill:
The system will be limited to gain
power when driving uphill because the
engine torque is restricted.
• When using sports mode:
The system will be limited according to
the shift location.
• When the accelerator pedal is deeply
pressed for a few seconds:
The system will be limited, Judging
that the driver wants to speed up.
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CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM (IF EQUIPPED)
The cruise control system allows you to
program the vehicle to maintain a constant speed without depressing 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 vehicle at a constant speed,
for instance, driving in heavy or
varying traffic, or on slippery
(rainy, icy or snow-covered) or
winding roads or over 6% up-hill
or down-hill roads.
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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 ONOFF switch.
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To set cruise control speed:
1. Press the CRUISE ON-OFF button on
the steering wheel to turn the system
on. The CRUISE indicator light in the
instrument cluster will illuminate.
2. Accelerate to the desired speed, which
must be more than 40 km/h (25 mph).
✽ 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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3. Move the lever (1) down (to SET-), and
release it at the desired speed. The
SET indicator light in the instrument
cluster will illuminate. Release the accelerator at the same time. The desired
speed will automatically be maintained.
On a steep grade, the vehicle may slow
down or speed up slightly while going
downhill.
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To increase cruise control set
speed:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Move the lever (1) up (to RES+) and
hold it. Your vehicle will accelerate.
Release the lever at the speed you
want.
• Move the lever (1) up (to RES+) and
release it immediately. The cruising
speed will increase by 1.6 km/h (1.0
mph) each time the lever is operated in
this manner.
OTF050021
To decrease the cruising speed:
Follow either of these procedures:
• Move the lever (1) down (to SET-) and
hold it. Your vehicle will gradually slow
down. Release the lever at the speed
you want to maintain.
• Move the lever (1) down (to SET-) and
release it immediately. The cruising
speed will decrease by 1.6 km/h (1.0
mph) each time the lever 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, move
the lever up (to RES+). You will return to
your previously preset speed.
To temporarily accelerate with the
cruise control on:
If you want to speed up temporarily when
the cruise control is on, depress the
accelerator pedal. Increased speed will
not interfere with the cruise control operation or change the set speed.
To return to the set speed, take your foot
off the accelerator.
OTF050023
To cancel cruise control, do one
of the following:
• Depress the brake pedal.
• Depress the clutch pedal with a manual transaxle.
• Shift into N (Neutral) with an automatic
transaxle.
• Press the CANCEL switch.
• Decrease the vehicle speed lower than
the memory speed by 15 km/h (9 mph).
• Decrease the vehicle speed to less
than approximately 40 km/h (25 mph).
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OTF050022
To resume cruising speed at
more than approximately 40 km/h
(25 mph):
If any method other than the cruise
ON/OFF switch was used to cancel cruising speed and the system is still activated, the most recent set speed will automatically resume when the RES+ switch
is pushed.
It will not resume, however, if the vehicle
speed has dropped below approximately
40 km/h (25 mph).
✽ NOTICE
Always check the road conditions when
pressing the RES+ switch to resume the
speed.
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To turn cruise control off, do one
of the following:
• Push the cruise ON/OFF button (the
CRUISE indicator light in the instrument cluster will go off).
• Turn the ignition off.
Both of these actions cancel cruise control operation. If you want to resume
cruise control operation, repeat the steps
provided in “To set cruise control speed”
on the previous page.
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ECONOMICAL OPERATION
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 the traffic so you don't have to
change speeds unnecessarily. Avoid
heavy traffic whenever possible.
Always maintain a safe distance from
other vehicles so you can avoid unnecessary braking. This also reduces
brake wear.
• Drive at a moderate speed. The faster
you drive, the more fuel your vehicle
uses. Driving at a moderate speed,
especially on the highway, is one of the
most effective ways to reduce fuel consumption.
• Don't "ride" the brake pedal. This can
increase fuel consumption and also
increase wear on these components.
In addition, driving with your foot resting on the brake pedal may cause the
brakes to overheat, which reduces
their effectiveness and may lead to
more serious consequences.
• Take care of your tires. Keep them
inflated to the recommended pressure.
Incorrect inflation, either too much or
too little, results in unnecessary tire
wear. Check the tire pressures at least
once a month.
• Be sure that the wheels are aligned
correctly. Improper alignment can
result from hitting curbs or driving too
fast over irregular surfaces. Poor alignment causes faster tire wear and may
also result in other problems as well as
greater fuel consumption.
• Keep your vehicle in good condition.
For better fuel economy and reduced
maintenance costs, maintain your vehicle in accordance with the maintenance schedule in section 7. If you
drive your vehicle in severe conditions,
more frequent maintenance is required
(see section 7 for details).
• Keep your vehicle clean. For maximum
service, your vehicle should be kept
clean and free of corrosive materials. It
is especially important that mud, dirt,
ice, etc. not be allowed to accumulate
on the underside of the vehicle. This
extra weight can result in increased
fuel consumption and also contribute
to corrosion.
• Travel lightly. Don't carry unnecessary
weight in your vehicle. Weight reduces
fuel economy.
• Don't let the engine idle longer than
necessary. If you are waiting (and not
in traffic), turn off your engine and
restart only when you're ready to go.
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• Remember, your vehicle does not
require extended warm-up. After the
engine has started, allow the engine to
run for 10 to 20 seconds prior to placing the vehicle in gear. In very cold
weather, however, give your engine a
slightly longer warm-up period.
• Don't "lug" or "over-rev" the engine.
Lugging is driving too slowly in a very
high gear resulting in engine bucking. If
this happens, shift to a lower gear.
Over-revving is racing the engine
beyond its safe limit. This can be avoided by shifting at the recommended
speed.
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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
Hazardous driving conditions
When hazardous driving conditions are
encountered such as water, snow, ice,
mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow
these suggestions:
• Drive cautiously and allow extra distance for braking.
• Avoid sudden braking or steering.
• When braking with non-ABS brakes
pump the brake pedal with a light upand-down motion until the vehicle is
stopped.
WARNING - ABS
Do not pump the brake pedal on a
vehicle equipped with ABS.
• If stalled in snow, mud, or sand, use
second gear. Accelerate slowly to
avoid spinning the drive wheels.
• Use sand, rock salt, or other non-slip
material under the drive wheels to provide traction when stalled in ice, snow,
or mud.
Rocking the vehicle
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.
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free
it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the
steering wheel right and left to clear the
area around your front wheels. Then, shift
back and forth between 1st (First) and R
(Reverse) in vehicles equipped with a
manual transaxle or R (Reverse) and any
forward gear in vehicles equipped with an
automatic transaxle. Do not race the
engine, and spin the wheels as little as
possible. If you are still stuck after a few
tries, have the vehicle pulled out by a tow
vehicle to avoid engine overheating and
possible damage to the transaxle.
CAUTION
Prolonged rocking may cause
engine overheating, transaxle damage or failure, and tire damage.
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WARNING - Spinning tires
Do not spin the wheels, especially
at speeds more than 56 km/h (35
mph). Spinning the wheels at high
speeds when the vehicle is stationary could cause a tire to overheat
which could result in tire damage
that may injure bystanders.
✽ NOTICE
The ESC system (if equipped) should be
turned OFF prior to rocking the vehicle.
WARNING
If your vehicle becomes stuck in
snow, mud, sand, etc., then you
may attempt to rock the vehicle free
by moving it forward and backward.
Do not attempt this procedure if
people or objects are anywhere
near the vehicle. During the rocking
operation the vehicle may suddenly
move forward 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.
• 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.
Driving in flooded areas
Avoid driving through flooded areas
unless you are sure the water is no higher than the bottom of the wheel hub.
Drive through any water slowly. Allow
adequate stopping distance because
brake performance may be affected.
After driving through water, dry the
brakes by gently applying them several
times while the vehicle is moving slowly.
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Highway driving
Tires
Adjust the tire inflation pressures to
specification. Low tire inflation pressures
will result in overheating and possible
failure of the tires.
Avoid using worn or damaged tires which
may result in reduced traction or tire failure.
✽ NOTICE
Never exceed the maximum tire inflation
pressure shown on the tires.
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WARNING
• Underinflated or overinflated
tires can cause poor handling,
loss of vehicle control, and sudden tire failure leading to accidents, injuries, and even death.
Always check the 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
vehicle. For further information
and tread limits, refer to “Tires
and wheels” in section 7.
Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil
High speed travel consumes more fuel
than urban motoring. Do not forget to
check both the engine coolant and
engine oil.
Drive belt
A loose or damaged drive belt may overheat the engine.
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WINTER DRIVING
Snowy or Icy conditions
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Severe weather conditions in the winter
result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize the problems of winter
driving, you should follow these suggestions:
To drive your vehicle in deep snow, it may
be necessary to use snow tires on your
tires. If snow tires are needed, it is necessary to select tires equivalent in size
and type of the original equipment tires.
Failure to do so may adversely affect the
safety and handling of your vehicle.
Furthermore, speeding, rapid acceleration, sudden brake applications, and
sharp turns are potentially very hazardous practices.
During deceleration, use engine braking
to the fullest extent. Sudden brake applications on snowy or icy roads may cause
skids to occur. You need to keep sufficient distance between the vehicle in
operation in front and your vehicle. Also,
apply the brake gently.
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.
WARNING - Snow tire size
Snow tires should be equivalent in
size and type to the vehicle's standard tires. Otherwise, the safety
and handling of your vehicle may
be adversely affected.
Do not install studded tires without first
checking local, state and municipal regulations for possible restrictions against
their use.
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Use high quality ethylene glycol
coolant
Change to "winter weight" oil if
necessary
Use approved window washer
anti-freeze in system
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.
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.
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.
To keep locks from freezing
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.
Don't let your parking brake
freeze
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 shift lever in P (automatic transaxle) or in first or reverse gear
(manual transaxle) and block the rear
wheels so the vehicle cannot roll. Then
release the parking brake.
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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.
Carry emergency equipment
Depending on the severity of the weather you should carry appropriate emergency equipment. Some of the items you
may want to carry include tow straps or
chains, flashlight, emergency flares,
sand, a shovel, jumper cables, a window
scraper, gloves, ground cloth, coveralls, a
blanket, etc.
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VEHICLE LOAD LIMIT
Tire and loading information label
The label located on the driver's door
sill gives the original tire size, cold
tire pressures recommended for your
vehicle, the number of people that
can be in your vehicle and vehicle
capacity weight.
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Vehicle capacity weight:
410 kg (904 lbs.)
Vehicle capacity weight is the maximum combined weight of occupants
and cargo.
Seating capacity:
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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Towing capacity:
We do not recommend using this
vehicle for trailer towing.
Cargo capacity:
The cargo capacity of your vehicle
will increase or decrease depending
on the weight and the number of
occupants and the tongue load, if
your vehicle is equipped with a trailer.
Steps For Determining Correct Load
Limit -
1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX
kg or XXX lbs.'' on your vehicle's
placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of
the driver and passengers that will
be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of
the driver and passengers from
XXX kg or XXX lbs.
4. The resulting figure equals the
available amount of cargo and luggage load capacity. For example, if
the "XXX" amount equals 635 kg
(1400 lbs.) and there will be five 68
kg (150 lbs.) passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available
cargo and luggage load capacity
is 295 kg (650 lbs).
(635-340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg or
1400-750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs.)
5. Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded
on the vehicle. That weight may
not safely exceed the available
cargo and luggage load capacity
calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be
transferred to your vehicle. Consult
this manual to determine how this
reduces the available cargo and
luggage load capacity of your
vehicle.
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Example 1
A
Example 2
B
C
A
C190F01JM
Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
385 kg
Weight
(849 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
136 kg
Weight
(300 lbs)
68 kg (150 lbs) × 2
Available Cargo and 249 kg
Luggage weight (549 lbs)
Example 3
B
C
A
C190F02JM
Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
385 kg
Weight
(849 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
340 kg
Weight
(750 lbs)
68 kg (150 lbs) × 5
Available Cargo and 45 kg
Luggage weight
(99 lbs)
B
C
C190F03JM
Item
A
B
C
Description
Total
Vehicle Capacity
385 kg
Weight
(849 lbs)
Subtract Occupant
365 kg
Weight
(805 lbs)
73 kg (161 lbs) × 5
Available Cargo and 20 kg
Luggage weight
(44 lbs)
Refer to your vehicle’s tire and loading information label for specific information about your vehicle's capacity weight
and seating positions. The combined weight of the driver, passengers and cargo should never exceed your vehicle's
capacity weight.
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Certification label
The certification label is located on
the driver's door sill at the center pillar.
This label shows the maximum
allowable weight of the fully loaded
vehicle. This is called the GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The
GVWR includes the weight of the
vehicle, all occupants, fuel and
cargo.
This label also tells you the maximum weight that can be supported
by the front and rear axles, called
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
To find out the actual loads on your
front and rear axles, you need to go
to a weigh station and weigh your
vehicle.Your dealer can help you with
this. Be sure to spread out your load
equally on both sides of the centerline.
WARNING - Over loading
• Never exceed the GVWR for
your vehicle, the GAWR for
either the front or rear axle
and vehicle capacity weight.
Exceeding these ratings can
cause an accident or vehicle
damage. You can calculate the
weight of your load by weighing the items (or people)
before putting them in the
vehicle. Be careful not to overload your vehicle.
• Do not load your vehicle any
heavier than the GVWR, either
the maximum front or rear
GAWR and vehicle capacity
weight. If you do, parts,
including tires on your vehicle
can break, and it can change
the way your vehicle handles
and braking ability. This could
cause you to lose control and
crash. Also, overloading can
shorten the life of your vehicle.
The label will help you decide how
much cargo and installed equipment
your vehicle can carry.
If you carry items inside your vehicle
- like suitcases, tools, packages, or
anything else - they are moving as
fast as the vehicle. If you have to stop
or turn quickly, or if there is a crash,
the items will keep going and can
cause an injury if they strike the driver or a passenger.
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WARNING
• Overloading your vehicle can
cause heat buildup in your
vehicle's tires and possible
tire failure that could lead to a
crash.
• Overloading your vehicle can
cause increased stopping distances that could lead to a
crash.
• A crash resulting from poor
handling vehicle damage, tire
failure, or increased stopping
distances could result in serious injury or death.
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CAUTION
• Overloading your vehicle may
cause damage. Repairs would
not be covered by your warranty. Do not overload your vehicle.
• Using heavier suspension components to get added durability
might not change your weight
ratings. Ask your dealer to help
you load your vehicle the right
way.
WARNING - Loose cargo
Items you carry inside your
vehicle can strike and injure
occupants in a sudden stop or
turn, or in a crash.
• Put items in the cargo area of
your vehicle. Try to spread the
weight evenly.
• Never stack items, like suitcases, inside the vehicle
above the tops of the seats.
• Do not leave an unsecured
child restraint in your vehicle.
• When you carry something
inside the vehicle, secure it.
• Do not drive with a seat folded
down unless necessary.
Driving your vehicle
VEHICLE WEIGHT
This section will guide you in the proper
loading of your vehicle and/or trailer, to
keep your loaded vehicle weight within its
design rating capability, with or without a
trailer. Properly loading your vehicle will
provide maximum return of the vehicle
design performance. Before loading your
vehicle, familiarize yourself with the following terms for determining your vehicle's weight ratings, with or without a
trailer, from the vehicle's specifications
and the compliance label:
TRAILER TOWING
GAW (Gross axle weight)
This is the total weight placed on each
axle (front and rear) - including vehicle
curb weight and all payload.
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 compliance label.
The total load on each axle must never
exceed its GAWR.
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.
GVW (Gross vehicle weight)
This is the Base Curb Weight plus actual
Cargo Weight plus passengers.
Vehicle curb weight
This is the weight of your new vehicle
when you picked it up from your dealer
plus any aftermarket 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.
Cargo weight
This figure includes all weight added to
the Base Curb Weight, including cargo
and optional equipment.
We do not recommend using this
vehicle for trailer towing.
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Road warning / 6-2
In case of an emergency while driving / 6-2
If the engine will not start / 6-3
Emergency starting / 6-4
If the engine overheats / 6-6
If you have a flat tire / 6-7
Towing / 6-15
What to do in an emergency
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What to do in an emergency
ROAD WARNING
It should be used whenever emergency
repairs are being made or when the vehicle is stopped near the edge of a roadway.
Depress the flasher switch with the ignition switch in any position. The flasher
switch is located in the center console
switch panel. All turn signal lights will
flash simultaneously.
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Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher serves as a
warning to other drivers to exercise
extreme caution when approaching,
overtaking, or passing your vehicle.
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• The hazard warning flasher operates
whether your vehicle is running or not.
• The turn signals do not work when the
hazard flasher is on.
• Care must be taken when using the
hazard warning flasher while the vehicle is being towed.
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
WHILE DRIVING
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 you have a flat tire while driving
If a tire goes flat while you are driving:
1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal
and let the vehicle slow down while
driving straight ahead. Do not apply the
brakes immediately or attempt to pull
off the road as this may cause a loss of
control. When the vehicle has slowed
down to such a speed that it is safe to
do so, brake carefully and pull off the
road. Drive off the road as far as possible and park on a firm level ground. If
you are on a divided highway, do not
park in the median area between the
two traffic lanes.
2. When the vehicle is stopped, turn on
your emergency hazard flashers, set
the parking brake and put the transaxle
in P (automatic transaxle) or reverse
(manual transaxle).
What to do in an emergency
IF THE ENGINE WILL NOT START
3. Have all passengers get out of the
vehicle. Be sure they all get out on the
side of the vehicle that is away from
traffic.
4. When changing a flat tire, follow the
instruction provided later in this section.
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.
If the engine doesn't turn over or
turns over slowly
If engine turns over normally but
does not start
1. If your vehicle has an automatic
transaxle, be sure the shift lever is in N
(Neutral) or P (Park) and the emergency brake is set.
2. Check the battery connections to be
sure they are clean and tight.
3. Turn on the interior light. If the light
dims or goes out when you operate the
starter, the battery is discharged.
4. Check the starter connections to be
sure they are securely tightened.
5. Do not push or pull the vehicle to start
it. See instructions for "Jump starting".
1. Check fuel level.
2. With the ignition switch in the LOCK
position, check all connectors at the
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 vehicle to start it.
This could result in a collision or
cause other damage. In addition,
push or pull starting may cause the
catalytic converter to overload and
create a fire hazard.
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What to do in an emergency
EMERGENCY STARTING
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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Connect cables in numerical order and
disconnect in reverse order.
Jump starting
Jump starting can be dangerous if done
incorrectly. Therefore, to avoid harm to
yourself or damage to your vehicle or
battery, follow these 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
vehicle.
• Do not attempt to jump start the
vehicle if the discharged battery
is frozen or if the electrolyte level
is low; the battery may rupture or
explode.
What to do in an emergency
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.
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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What to do in an emergency
IF THE ENGINE OVERHEATS
If your temperature gauge indicates overheating, you will 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 (automatic
transaxle)
or
neutral
(manual
transaxle) and set the parking brake. If
the air conditioning is on, turn it off.
3. If engine coolant is running out under
the vehicle or steam is coming out
from underneath the hood, stop the
engine. Do not open the hood until the
coolant has stopped running or the
steaming has stopped. If there is no
visible loss of engine coolant and no
steam, leave the engine running and
check to be sure the engine cooling
fan is operating. If the fan is not running, turn the engine off.
4. Check to see if the water pump drive
belt is missing. If it is not missing,
check to see that it is tight. If the drive
belt seems to be satisfactory, check for
coolant leaking from the radiator,
hoses or under the vehicle. (If the air
conditioning had been in use, it is normal for cold water to be draining from
it when you stop).
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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.
6. If you cannot find the cause of the
overheating, wait until the engine temperature has returned to normal. Then,
if coolant has been lost, carefully add
coolant to the reservoir to bring the
fluid level in the reservoir up to the
halfway mark.
7. Proceed with caution, keeping alert for
further signs of overheating. If overheating happens again, call an authorized Kia dealer for assistance.
CAUTION
Serious loss of coolant indicates
there is a leak in the cooling system
and this should be checked as soon
as possible by an authorized Kia
dealer.
What to do in an emergency
IF YOU HAVE A FLAT TIRE
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 spare tire, jack, jack handle and
wheel lug nut wrench are stored in
the luggage compartment.
Remove the luggage under tray out
of the way to reach the equipment.
(1) Jack handle
(2) Jack
(3) Wheel lug nut wrench
WARNING - Changing tires
• Never attempt vehicle repairs
in the traffic lanes of a public
road or highway.
• Always move the vehicle completely off the road and onto
the shoulder before trying to
change a tire. The jack should
be used on firm level ground.
If you cannot find a firm level
place off the road, call a towing service company for
assistance.
• Be sure to use the correct
front and rear jacking positions on the vehicle; never
use the bumpers or any other
part of the vehicle for jack
support.
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• The vehicle can easily roll off
the jack causing serious
injury or death. No person
should place any portion of
their body under a vehicle that
is supported only by a jack;
use vehicle support stands.
• Do not start or run the engine
while the vehicle is on the
jack.
• Do not allow anyone to remain
in the vehicle while it is on the
jack.
• Make sure any children present are in a secure place away
from the road and from the
vehicle to be raised with the
jack.
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Removing and storing the spare
tire
Turn the tire hold-down wing bolt
counterclockwise.
Store the tire in the reverse order of
removal.
To prevent the spare tire and tools
from “rattling” while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
Changing tires
1. Park on a level surface and apply
the parking brake firmly.
2. Shift the shift lever into R
(Reverse) for manual transaxle or
P (Park) for 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.
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
chocked, and that no person
remain in a vehicle that is
being jacked.
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6. Loosen the wheel lug nuts counterclockwise one turn each, but do
not remove any nut until the tire
has been raised off the ground.
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7. Place the jack at the front or rear
jacking position closest to the tire
you are changing. Place the jack
at the designated locations under
the frame. The jacking positions
are plates welded to the frame
with two tabs and a raised dot to
index with the jack.
8. Insert the jack handle into the jack
and turn it clockwise, raising the
vehicle until the tire just clears the
ground. This measurement is
approximately 30 mm (1.2 in).
Before removing the wheel lug
nuts, make sure the vehicle is stable and that there is no chance for
movement or slippage.
WARNING - Jack location
To reduce the possibility of
injury, be sure to use only the
jack provided with the vehicle
and in the correct jack position;
never use any other part of the
vehicle for jack support.
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9. Loosen the wheel nuts and
remove them with your fingers.
Slide the wheel off the studs and
lay it flat so it cannot roll away. To
put the wheel on the hub, pick up
the spare tire, line up the holes
with the studs and slide the wheel
onto them. If this is difficult, tip the
wheel slightly and get the top hole
in the wheel lined up with the top
stud. Then jiggle the wheel back
and forth until the wheel can be
slid over the other studs.
What to do in an emergency
WARNING
Wheels and wheel covers may
have sharp edges. Handle them
carefully to avoid possible
severe injury. Before putting the
wheel into place, be sure that
there is nothing on the hub or
wheel (such as mud, tar, gravel,
etc.) that prevents with the
wheel from fitting solidly
against the hub.
If there is, remove it. If the contact of the mounting surface
between the wheel and hub is
not good the wheel nuts could
come loose and cause the loss
of a wheel. Loss of a wheel may
result in loss of control of the
vehicle. This may cause serious
injury or death.
10. To install the wheel, hold it on the
studs, put the wheel nuts on the
studs and tighten them finger
tight. Jiggle the tire to be sure it is
completely seated, then tighten
the nuts as much as possible
with your fingers again.
11. Lower the vehicle to the ground
by turning the wheel nut wrench
counterclockwise.
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Then position the wrench as shown in
the drawing and tighten the wheel nuts.
Be sure the socket is seated completely over the nut. Do not stand on the
wrench handle or use an extension
pipe over the wrench handle.
Go around the wheel tightening every
nut following the numerical sequence
shown in the image until they are tight.
Then double-check each nut for tightness. After changing the wheels, have
an authorized Kia dealer tighten the
wheel nuts to their proper torque as
soon as possible.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
Steel wheel & aluminium alloy wheel:
9~11 kg.m (65~79 lb.ft)
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What to do in an emergency
If you have a tire gauge, remove the
valve cap and check the air pressure.
If the pressure is lower than recommended, drive slowly to the nearest
service station and inflate to the correct pressure. If it is too high, adjust
it until it is correct. Always reinstall
the valve cap after checking or
adjusting the 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.
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CAUTION
Your vehicle has metric threads
on the wheel studs and nuts.
Make certain during wheel
removal that the same nuts that
were removed are reinstalled or, if replaced, that nuts with
metric threads and the same
chamfer configuration are used.
Installation of a non-metric
thread nut on a metric stud or
vice-versa will not secure the
wheel to the hub properly and
will damage the stud so that it
must be replaced.
Note that most lug nuts do not
have metric threads. Be sure to
use extreme care in checking
for thread style before installing
aftermarket lug nuts or wheels.
If in doubt, consult an authorized Kia dealer.
WARNING - Wheel studs
If the studs are damaged, they
may lose their ability to retain
the wheel. This could lead to the
loss of the wheel and a collision
resulting in serious injuries.
To prevent the jack, jack handle,
wheel lug nut wrench and spare tire
from rattling while the vehicle is in
motion, store them properly.
WARNING - Inadequate
spare tire pressure
Check the inflation pressures as
soon as possible after installing
the spare tire. Adjust it to the
specified pressure, if necessary.
Refer to “Tires and wheels” in
section 8.
What to do in an emergency
Important - use of compact spare tire
(if equipped)
Your vehicle is equipped with a compact spare tire. This compact spare
tire takes up less space than a regular-size tire. This tire is smaller than a
conventional tire and is designed for
temporary use only.
CAUTION
• You should drive carefully
when the compact spare is in
use. The compact spare
should be replaced by the
proper conventional tire and
rim at the first opportunity.
• The operation of this vehicle
is not recommended with
more than one compact spare
tire in use at the same time.
WARNING
The compact spare tire is for
emergency use only. Do not
operate your vehicle on this
compact spare at speeds over
80 km/h (50 mph). The original
tire should be repaired or
replaced as soon as is possible
to avoid failure of the spare
possibly leading to personal
injury or death.
The compact spare should be inflated to 420 kPa (60 psi).
✽ NOTICE
Check the inflation pressure after
installing the spare tire. Adjust it to
the specified pressure, as necessary.
When using a compact spare tire,
observe the following precautions:
• Under no circumstances should
you exceed 80 km/h (50 mph); a
higher speed could damage the
tire.
• Ensure that you drive slowly
enough for the road conditions to
avoid all hazards. Any road hazard,
such as a pothole or debris, could
seriously damage the compact
spare.
• Any continuous road use of this tire
could result in tire failure, loss of
vehicle control, and possible personal injury.
• Do not exceed the vehicle’s maximum load rating or the load-carrying capacity shown on the sidewall
of the compact spare tire.
• Avoid driving over obstacles. The
compact spare tire diameter is
smaller than the diameter of a conventional tire and reduces the
ground clearance approximately
25 mm (1 inch), which could result
in damage to the vehicle.
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What to do in an emergency
• Do not take this vehicle through an
automatic car wash while the compact spare tire is installed.
• The compact spare tire should not
be installed on the front axle if the
vehicle must be driven in snow or
on ice.
• Do not use the compact spare tire
on any other vehicle because this
tire has been designed especially
for your vehicle.
• The compact spare tire’s tread life
is shorter than a regular tire.
Inspect your compact spare tire
regularly and replace worn compact spare tires with the same size
and design, mounted on the same
wheel.
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• The compact spare tire should not
be used on any other wheels, nor
should standard tires, snow tires,
wheel covers or trim rings be used
with the compact spare wheel. If
such use is attempted, damage to
these items or other car components may occur.
• Do not use more than one compact
spare tire at a time.
• Do not tow a trailer while the compact spare tire is installed.
What to do in an emergency
TOWING
A
B
dolly
C
It is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the
rear wheels on the ground (without dollies) and the front wheels off the ground.
If any of the loaded wheels or suspension components are damaged or the
vehicle is being towed with the front
wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly
under the front wheels.
When being towed by a commercial tow
truck and wheel dollies are not used, the
front of the vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear.
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Towing service
If emergency towing is necessary, we
recommend having it done by an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow-truck
service. Proper lifting and towing procedures are necessary to prevent damage
to the vehicle. The use of wheel dollies or
flatbed is recommended.
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CAUTION
• Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Use wheel lift or flatbed
equipment.
• Do not tow the vehicle backwards
with the front wheels on the
ground as this may cause damage to the vehicle.
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What to do in an emergency
When towing your vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies :
1. Set the ignition switch in the ACC position.
2. Place the 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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Engine compartment / 7-2
Maintenance services / 7-3
Owner maintenance / 7-5
Maintenance schedule / 7-7
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items / 7-12
Engine oil / 7-15
Engine coolant / 7-17
Brake/clutch fluid / 7-20
Washer fluid / 7-21
Parking brake / 7-22
Air cleaner / 7-23
Climate control air filter / 7-24
Wiper blades / 7-25
Battery / 7-28
Tires and wheels / 7-31
Fuses / 7-45
Maintenance
Appearance care / 7-56
Emission control system / 7-62
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Maintenance
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
■ 2.4L Engine
1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake/clutch fluid reservoir
4. Air cleaner
■ 2.0L Engine
5. Fuse box
6. Positive battery terminal
7. Negative battery terminal
8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
9. Engine oil dipstick
10. Radiator cap
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SERVICES
You should exercise the utmost care to
prevent damage to your vehicle and
injury to yourself whenever performing
any maintenance or inspection procedures.
Should you have any doubts concerning
the inspection or servicing of your vehicle, we strongly recommend that you
have an authorized Kia dealer perform
this work.
An authorized Kia dealer has 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
✽ NOTICE
Maintenance Service and Record
Retention are the owner's responsibility.
You should retain documents that show
proper maintenance has been performed
on your vehicle in accordance with the
scheduled maintenance service charts
shown on the following pages. You need
this information to establish your compliance with the servicing and maintenance
requirements of your vehicle warranties.
Detailed warranty information is provided
in your Warranty & Consumer Information
manual.
Repairs and adjustments required as a
result of improper maintenance or a lack
of required maintenance are not covered.
We recommend you have your vehicle
maintained and repaired by an authorized Kia dealer. An authorized Kia dealer
meets Kia’s high service quality standards and receives technical support
from Kia in order to provide you with a
high level of service satisfaction.
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Maintenance
Owner maintenance precautions
Improper or incomplete service may
result in problems. This section gives
instructions only for the maintenance
items that are easy to perform.
As explained earlier in this section, several procedures can be done only by an
authorized Kia dealer with special tools.
✽ NOTICE
Improper owner maintenance during
the warranty period may affect warranty coverage. For details, read the separate Warranty & Consumer Information
manual provided with the vehicle. If
you're unsure about any servicing or
maintenance procedure, have it done by
an authorized Kia dealer.
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WARNING - Maintenance
work
• Performing maintenance work on
a vehicle can be dangerous. You
can be seriously injured while
performing some maintenance
procedures. If you lack sufficient
knowledge and experience or the
proper tools and equipment to do
the work, have it done by an
authorized Kia dealer.
• Working under the hood with the
engine running is dangerous. It
becomes even more dangerous
when you wear jewelry or loose
clothing. These can become
entangled in moving parts and
result in injury. Therefore, if you
must run the engine while working under the hood, make certain
that you remove all jewelry (especially rings, bracelets, watches,
and necklaces) and all neckties,
scarves, and similar loose clothing before getting near the
engine or cooling fans.
Maintenance
OWNER MAINTENANCE
The following lists are vehicle checks and
inspections that should be performed by
the owner or an authorized Kia dealer at
the frequencies indicated to help ensure
safe, dependable operation of your vehicle.
Any adverse conditions should be
brought to the attention of your dealer as
soon as possible.
These Owner Maintenance Checks are
generally not covered by warranties and
you may be charged for labor, parts and
lubricants used.
Owner maintenance schedule
When you stop for fuel:
• Check the engine oil level.
• Check the 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.
While operating your vehicle:
• Note any changes in the sound of the
exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes
in the vehicle.
• Check for vibrations in the steering
wheel. Notice any increased steering
effort or looseness in the steering
wheel, or change in its straight-ahead
position.
• Notice if your vehicle constantly turns
slightly or “pulls” to one side when traveling on smooth, level road.
• When stopping, listen and check for
unusual sounds, pulling to one side,
increased brake pedal travel or “hardto-push” brake pedal.
• If any slipping or changes in the operation of your transaxle occurs, check
the transaxle fluid level.
• Check the automatic transaxle P (Park)
function.
• Check the parking brake.
• Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle
(water dripping from the air conditioning system during or after use is normal).
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Maintenance
At least monthly:
• Check the coolant level in the engine
coolant reservoir.
• Check the operation of all exterior
lights, including the stoplights, turn signals and hazard warning flashers.
• Check the inflation pressures of all
tires including the spare.
7 6
At least twice a year
(i.e., every Spring and Fall) :
• Check the radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks or damage.
• Check the windshield washer spray
and wiper operation. Clean the wiper
blades with clean cloth dampened with
washer fluid.
• Check the headlight alignment.
• Check the muffler, exhaust pipes,
shields and clamps.
• Check the lap/shoulder belts for wear
and function.
• Check for worn tires and loose wheel
lug nuts.
At least once a year :
• Clean the body and door drain holes.
• Lubricate the door hinges and checks,
and hood hinges.
• Lubricate the door and hood locks and
latches.
• Lubricate the door rubber weatherstrips.
• Check the air conditioning system.
• Check the power steering fluid level.
• Inspect and lubricate automatic
transaxle linkage and controls.
• Clean the battery and terminals.
• Check the brake/clutch fluid level.
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
Engine control system
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
88
96
104
112
120
128
# Months
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Engine oil & engine oil filter
(GDI engine)
(1)
At first, replace at 5,000 km or 6 months,
Engine oil & engine oil filter
(T-GDI engine)
after that, replace every 8,000 km or 6 months
(1)
Drive belts (tension)
I
Cooling system hoses & connections
Engine coolant
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Fuel filter
R
R
Fuel tank cap, lines, EVAP canister and hoses
I
I
Fuel tank air filter (CCV filter)
Air cleaner element
I
(2)
I
I
I
R
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
Replace every 168,000 km or 84 months
Spark plugs (iridium coated), T-GDI engine
Replace every 72,000 km or 36 months
I
I
I
Valve clearance
Add fuel Additive
I
I
I
R
Spark plugs (iridium coated), GDI engine
Idle speed
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
(5)
Add every 12,000 km or 12 months
7 7
Maintenance
Chassis and body
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
88
96
104
112
120
128
# Months
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
Air conditioner compressor operation &
I
I
I
I
I
refrigerant amount*
Climate control air filter*
R
Exhaust pipes, heat shield & mountings
I
R
I
Front suspension ball joints
R
I
R
I
I
R
I
R
I
I
R
I
R
I
I
I
Brakes/clutch* fluid
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
Front brake pads & discs
(3)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Rear brake pads & discs/drums (3)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Parking brake
I
Brake lines & connections
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
(including booster)
Manual transaxle oil*
Clutch* & brake pedal free play
* if equipped
7 8
(1)
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
R
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Maintenance
Chassis and body (Continued)
MAINTENANCE
INTERVALS
Kilometers or time in months, whichever comes first
× 1,000 km
8
16
24
32
40
48
56
64
72
80
88
96
104
112
120
128
MAINTENANCE
ITEM
# Months
4
8
12
16
20
24
28
32
36
40
44
48
52
56
60
64
Automatic transaxle fluid*
(1)
Chassis & underbody bolts & nuts
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Tire condition & inflation pressure
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Wheel alignment
R
(4)
Inspect when abnormal condition noted
Tire rotation
Steering operation & linkage
Rotate the tires every 12,000 km
I
I
Driveshaft dust boots
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Seat belts, buckles & anchors
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Lock, hinges & hood latch
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L
* if equipped
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Maintenance
Chart symbols:
I- Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace.
R- Replace or change
L- Lubricate.
(1) Refer to the lubricant and coolant specifications in the Owner’s Manual.
(2) More frequent maintenance is required if driving under dusty conditions.
(3) More frequent maintenance is required if the vehicle is operated under any of the following conditions:
a. Short-distance driving.
b. Driving on dusty roads.
c. Extensive idling or slow-speed driving in stop-and-go traffic.
(4) If necessary, rotate and balance the wheels.
(5) If TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not available, one bottle of additive is recommended. Additives are available from your
authorized Kia dealer along with information on how to use them. Do not mix other additives.
* Note: Check the engine oil and coolant levels every week.
7 10
Maintenance
MAINTENANCE UNDER SEVERE USAGE CONDITIONS (T-GDI ENGINE)
The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars mainly used under severe driving conditions.
Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.
R : Replace
Maintenance
operation
Maintenance intervals
Driving condition
Engine oil and engine oil filter
R
Replace every 5,000 km or 3 months
A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J
Spark plugs
R
Replace more frequently
depending on the condition
B, H
MAINTENANCE ITEM
SEVERE DRIVING CONDITIONS
A - Repeatedly driving shorts distanse of less than 8 km (5 miles) in
normal temperature or less than 16 km (10 miles) in freezing temperature
B - Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
C - Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread
roads
D - Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very
cold weather
E - Driving in sandy areas
F - Driving in heavy traffic area over 32°C (90°F)
G - Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road
H - Towing a Trailer, or using a camper, or roof rack
I - Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use or vehicle towing
J - Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions
7 11
Maintenance
EXPLANATION OF SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE ITEMS
Engine oil and filter
Fuel filter
Vapor hose and fuel filler cap
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.
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.
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.
Fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections
Check the fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections for leakage and damage. Have
an authorized Kia dealer replace any
damaged or leaking parts immediately.
7 12
Vacuum crankcase ventilation
hoses
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.
Maintenance
Air cleaner filter
Coolant
Brake hoses and lines
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.
Visually check for proper installation,
chafing, cracks, deterioration and any
leakage. Replace any deteriorated or
damaged parts immediately.
Spark plugs
Make sure to install new spark plugs of
the correct heat range.
Manual transaxle fluid
(if equipped)
Valve clearance
Inspect the manual transaxle fluid
according to the maintenance schedule.
Inspect excessive valve noise and/or
engine vibration and adjust if necessary.
An authorized Kia dealer should perform
the operation.
Cooling system
Check cooling system components, such
as radiator, coolant reservoir, hoses and
connections for leakage and damage.
Replace any damaged parts.
Automatic transaxle fluid
(if equipped)
Automatic transaxle fluid should not be
checked under normal usage conditions.
But in severe conditions, the fluid should
be changed at an authorized Kia dealer
in accordance to the scheduled maintenance at the beginning of this chapter.
Brake/clutch 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.
✽ NOTICE
Automatic transaxle fluid color is basically red.
As the vehicle is driven, the automatic
transaxle fluid will begin to look darker.
It is normal condition and you should
not judge the need to replace the fluid
based upon the changed color.
7 13
Maintenance
Parking brake
Inspect the parking brake system including the parking brake pedal and cables.
Brake discs, pads, calipers and
rotors
Check the pads for excessive wear, discs
for run out and wear, and calipers for fluid
leakage.
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.
Suspension mounting bolts
Check the suspension connections for
looseness or damage. Retighten to the
specified torque.
7 14
Steering gear box, linkage &
boots/lower arm ball joint
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.
Drive shafts and boots
Check the drive shafts, boots and clamps
for cracks, deterioration, or damage.
Replace any damaged parts and, if necessary, repack the grease.
Air conditioning refrigerant
Check the air conditioning lines and connections for leakage and damage.
Maintenance
ENGINE OIL
■ 2.4 engine
4. Pull the dipstick out, wipe it clean, and
re-insert it fully.
■ 2.4 engine
WARNING - Radiator hose
Be very careful not to touch the
radiator hose when checking or
adding the engine oil as it may be
hot enough to burn you.
OYF079003N
■ 2.0 engine
5. Pull the dipstick out again and check
the level. The level should be between
F and L.
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■ 2.0 engine
CAUTION
OYF071003N-1
Checking the engine oil level
1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
2. Start the engine and allow it to reach
normal operating temperature.
3. Turn the engine off and wait for a few
minutes (about 5 minutes) for the oil to
return to the oil pan.
• Do not overfill with engine oil.
Engine damage may result.
• Do not spill engine oil, when
adding or changing engine oil. If
you drop the engine oil on the
engine room, wipe it off immediately.
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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.)
7 15
Maintenance
Changing the engine oil and filter
Have engine oil and filter changed by an
authorized Kia dealer according to the
Maintenance Schedule at the beginning
of this section.
7 16
WARNING
Used engine oil may cause irritation or cancer of the skin if left in
contact with the skin for prolonged
periods of time. Used engine oil
contains chemicals that have
caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by
washing your hands thoroughly
with soap and warm water as soon
as possible after handling used oil.
Maintenance
ENGINE COOLANT
The high-pressure cooling system has a
reservoir filled with year-round antifreeze
coolant. The reservoir is filled at the factory.
Check the antifreeze protection and
coolant level at least once a year, at the
beginning of the winter season, and
before traveling to a colder climate.
Checking the coolant level
WARNING
Removing radiator
cap
• Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead
to cooling system and engine
damage. Also, hot coolant or
steam could cause serious personal injury.
(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.
WARNING
The electric motor (cooling fan) is controlled by
engine coolant temperature, refrigerant pressure and vehicle speed.
It may sometimes operate even
when the engine is not running.
Use extreme caution when working
near the blades of the cooling fan
so that you are not injured by a
rotating fan blades. As the engine
coolant temperature decreases, the
electric motor will automatically
shut off. This is a normal condition.
If your vehicle is equipped with
GDI, the electric motor (cooling fan)
may operate untill you disconnect
the negative battery cable.
7 17
Maintenance
If the coolant level is low, add enough
distilled (deionizer) water to provide protection against freezing and corrosion.
Bring the level to F (MAX), but do not
overfill. If frequent coolant addition is
required, see an authorized Kia dealer
for a cooling system inspection.
OTF070006
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 (MAX) and L (MIN) marks on
the side of the coolant reservoir when the
engine is cool.
7 18
Recommended engine coolant
• Use only soft (distilled) 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
-15°C (5°F)
35
65
-25°C (-13°F)
40
60
-35°C (-31°F)
50
50
-45°C (-49°F)
60
40
Maintenance
Changing the coolant
Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the
Maintenance Schedule at the beginning
of this section.
CAUTION
OTF070007
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 alternator.
WARNING - Coolant
• Do not use radiator coolant or
antifreeze in the washer fluid
reservoir.
• Radiator coolant can severely
obscure visibility when sprayed
on the windshield and may cause
loss of vehicle control or damage
to paint and body trim.
WARNING
Radiator cap
Do not remove the radiator cap
when the engine and radiator are
hot. Scalding hot coolant and
steam may blow out under pressure causing serious injury.
7 19
Maintenance
BRAKE/CLUTCH (IF EQUIPPED) FLUID
If the level is low, add fluid to the MAX
level. The level will fall with accumulated
mileage. This is a normal condition associated with the wear of the brake linings
and/or clutch disc (if equipped). If the
fluid level is excessively low, have the
brake/clutch* system checked by an
authorized Kia dealer.
Use only the specified brake/clutch* fluid.
(Refer to “Recommended lubricants and
capacities” in section 8.)
WARNING - Brake/clutch*
fluid
When changing and adding
brake/clutch* fluid, handle it carefully. Do not let it come in contact
with your eyes. If brake/clutch* fluid
should come in contact with your
eyes, immediately flush them with a
large quantity of fresh tap water.
Have your eyes examined by a doctor as soon as possible.
OTF070008
Checking the brake/clutch* fluid
level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.
Before removing the reservoir cap and
adding brake/clutch* fluid, clean the area
around the reservoir cap thoroughly to
prevent brake/clutch* fluid contamination.
* if equipped
7 20
Never mix different types of fluid.
CAUTION
WARNING - Loss of
brake/clutch* fluid
In the event the brake/clutch* system requires frequent additions of
fluid, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
Do not allow brake/clutch* fluid to
contact the vehicle's body paint, as
paint damage will result.
Brake/clutch* fluid, which has been
exposed to open air for an extended
time should never be used as its
quality cannot be guaranteed. It
should be disposed of properly.
Don't put in the wrong kind of fluid.
A few drops of mineral-based oil,
such as engine oil, in your
brake/clutch* system can damage
brake/clutch* system parts.
Maintenance
WASHER FLUID
WARNING - Coolant
OTF070010
Checking the washer fluid level
Check the fluid level in the washer fluid
reservoir and add fluid if necessary. Plain
water may be used if washer fluid is not
available. However, use washer solvent
with antifreeze characteristics in cold climates to prevent freezing.
• 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.
7 21
Maintenance
PARKING BRAKE
If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by
an authorized Kia dealer.
■ Type A
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■ Type B
Type B
Check the stroke of the parking brake by
counting the number of “clicks’’ heard
while fully applying it from the released
position. Also, the parking brake alone
should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade.
If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by
an authorized Kia dealer.
Stroke : 6~8 “clicks’’ at a force of 20 kg
(44 lbs, 196 N).
OTF050014
Checking the parking brake
Type A
Check whether the stroke is within specification when the parking brake pedal is
depressed with 20 kg (44 lb, 196 N) of
force. Also, the parking brake alone
should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade.
7 22
Maintenance
AIR CLEANER
Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule.
If the vehicle is operated in extremely
dusty or sandy areas, replace the element more often than the usual recommended intervals.
CAUTION
• 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
nongenuine part could damage
the air flow sensor.
OTF070011
Filter replacement
It must be replaced when necessary, and
should not be washed.
You can clean the filter when inspecting
the air cleaner element.
Clean the filter by using compressed air.
7 23
Maintenance
CLIMATE CONTROL AIR FILTER (IF EQUIPPED)
Filter inspection
The climate control air filter should be
replaced according to the Maintenance
Schedule. If the vehicle is operated in
severely air-polluted cities or on dusty
rough roads for a long period, it should
be inspected more frequently and
replaced earlier. When you replace the
climate control air filter, replace it performing the following procedure, and be
careful to avoid damaging other components.
7 24
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.
1JBA5122
Blade inspection
✽ NOTICE
Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to
make the windshield difficult to clean.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the wiper
blades, do not use gasoline,
kerosene, paint thinner, or other
solvents on or near them.
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
The use of a non-specified wiper
blade could result in wiper malfunction and failure.
7 25
Maintenance
■ Type A
■ Type B
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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.
Front windshield wiper blade
1. Raise the wiper arm and turn the wiper
blade assembly to expose the plastic
locking clip.
✽ NOTICE
CAUTION
Do not allow the wiper arm to fall
against the windshield, since it may
chip or crack the windshield.
Do not allow the wiper arm to fall
against the windshield
1JBA7038
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.
7 26
Maintenance
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2. Open the cover of the blade.
3. Compress the clip behind the wiper
arm and lift it off the arm.
4. Install the blade assembly until it clicks
into place
5. Close the cover of blade.
6. Place back the wiper arm to the proper position.
7 27
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.
OTF070016
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.
7 28
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.
(Continued)
(Continued)
If any electrolyte gets into
your eyes, flush your eyes
with clean water for at least
15 minutes and get immediate medical attention.
If 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.
An inappropriately disposed
battery can be harmful to
the environment and human
health. Dispose the battery
according to your local
law(s) or regulation.
(Continued)
Maintenance
(Continued)
• When lifting a plastic-cased battery, excessive pressure on the
case may cause battery acid to
leak, resulting in personal injury.
Lift with a battery carrier or with
your hands on opposite corners.
• Never attempt to recharge the
battery when the battery cables
are connected.
• The electrical ignition system
works with high voltage. Never
touch these components with the
engine running or the ignition
switched on.
Failure to follow the above warnings can result in serious bodily
injury or death.
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 battery case damage in
low temperature area.
• If you connect unauthorized electronic devices to the battery, the
battery may be discharged. Never
use unauthorized devices.
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
Separating the battery from the
vehicle should be done in an
authorized Kia dealer.
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WARNING - Recharging
battery
When recharging the battery,
observe the following precautions:
• The battery must be removed
from the vehicle and placed in an
area with good ventilation.
• Do not allow cigarettes, sparks,
or flame near the battery.
• Watch the battery during charging, and stop or reduce the charging rate if the battery cells begin
gassing (boiling) violently or if
the temperature of the electrolyte
of any cell exceeds 49°C (120°F).
• Wear eye protection when checking the battery during charging.
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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.
Reset items
Items should be reset after the battery
has been discharged or the battery has
been disconnected.
• Auto down window (See section 4)
• Sunroof (See section 4)
• Trip computer (See section 4)
• Climate control system
(See section 4)
• Clock (See section 4)
• Audio (See section 4)
Maintenance
TIRES AND WHEELS
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.
Recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
All tire pressures (including the
spare) should be checked when the
tires are cold. “Cold Tires” means the
vehicle has not been driven for at
least three hours or driven less than
1.6 km (one mile).
Recommended pressures must be
maintained for the best ride, top vehicle handling, and minimum tire wear.
For recommended inflation pressure
refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
8.
WARNING - Tire underinflation
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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.
All specifications (sizes and pressures) can be found on a label
attached to the driver’s side center
pillar.
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Maintenance
CAUTION
• 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.
CAUTION
• Warm tires normally exceed
recommended cold tire pressures by 28 to 41 kPa (4 to 6
psi). Do not release air from
warm tires to adjust the pressure or the tires will be underinflated.
• Be sure to reinstall the tire
inflation valve caps. Without
the valve cap, dirt or moisture
could get into the valve core
and cause air leakage. If a
valve cap is missing, install a
new one as soon as possible.
WARNING - Tire inflation
Overinflation or underinflation
can reduce tire life, adversely
affect vehicle handling, and
lead to sudden tire failure. This
could result in loss of vehicle
control and potential injury.
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CAUTION - Tire pressure
Always observe the following:
• Check tire pressure when the
tires are cold. (After vehicle has
been parked for at least three
hours or hasn't been driven
more than 1.6 km (one mile)
since startup.)
• Check the pressure of your
spare tire each time you check
the pressure of other tires.
• Never overload your vehicle.
Be careful not to overload a
vehicle luggage rack if your
vehicle is equipped with one.
• Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If your tread is badly
worn, or if your tires have
been damaged, replace them.
Maintenance
Checking tire inflation pressure
Check your tires once a month or
more.
Also, check the tire pressure of the
spare tire.
How to check
Use a good quality gage to check tire
pressure. You can not tell if your tires
are properly inflated simply by looking at them. Radial tires may look
properly inflated even when they're
underinflated.
Check the tire's inflation pressure
when the tires are cold. - "Cold"
means your vehicle has been sitting
for at least three hours or driven no
more than 1.6 km (1 mile).
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.
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.
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Maintenance
Tire rotation
To equalize tread wear, it is recommended that the tires be rotated
every 12,000 km (7,500 miles) or
sooner if irregular wear develops.
During rotation, check the tires for
correct balance.
When rotating tires, check for uneven
wear and damage. Abnormal wear is
usually caused by incorrect tire pressure, improper wheel alignment, outof-balance wheels, severe braking or
severe cornering. Look for bumps or
bulges in the tread or side of tire.
Replace the tire if you find either of
these conditions. Replace the tire if
fabric or cord is visible. After rotation,
be sure to bring the front and rear tire
pressures to specification and check
lug nut tightness.
Refer to “Tire and wheels” in section
8.
Without a spare tire
WARNING
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Directional tires (if equipped)
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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.
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• 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.
Maintenance
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.
WARNING - Replacing
Tread wear indicator
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Tire replacement
If the tire is worn evenly, a tread wear
indicator will appear as a solid band
across the tread. This shows there is
less than 1.6 mm (1/16 inch) of tread
left on the tire. Replace the tire when
this happens.
Do not wait for the band to appear
across the entire tread before replacing the tire.
tires
To reduce the chance 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) (if equipped) to work
irregularly.
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Compact spare tire replacement
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.
Wheel replacement
When replacing the metal wheels for
any reason, make sure the new
wheels are equivalent to the original
factory units in diameter, rim width
and offset.
WARNING
A wheel that is not the correct
size may adversely affect wheel
and bearing life, braking and
stopping abilities, handling characteristics, ground clearance,
body-to-tire clearance, snow
chain clearance, speedometer
and odometer calibration, headlight aim and bumper height.
Maintenance
Tire traction
Tire traction can be reduced if you
drive on worn tires, tires that are
improperly inflated or on slippery
road surfaces. Tires should be
replaced when tread wear indicators
appear. Slow down whenever there
is rain, snow or ice on the road, to
reduce the possibility of losing control of the vehicle.
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.
2. Tire size designation
1
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.
1. Manufacturer or brand name
Manufacturer or Brand name is
shown.
A tire’s sidewall is marked with a tire
size designation. You will need this
information when selecting replacement tires for your car. The following
explains what the letters and numbers in the tire size designation
mean.
Example tire size designation:
(These numbers are provided as an
example only; your tire size designator could vary depending on your
vehicle.)
P205/65R16 94H
P - Applicable vehicle type (tires
marked with the prefix “P’’ are
intended for use on passenger
vehicles or light trucks; however,
not all tires have this marking).
205 - Tire width in millimeters.
65 - Aspect ratio. The tire’s section
height as a percentage of its
width.
R - Tire construction code (Radial).
16 - Rim diameter in inches.
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94 - 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:
6.5JX16
6.5 - Rim width in inches.
J - Rim contour designation.
16 - Rim diameter in inches.
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Tire speed ratings
The chart below lists many of the different speed ratings currently being
used for passenger vehicles. 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.
Speed
Rating
Symbol
S
T
H
V
Z
Maximum Speed
180 km/h (112 mph)
190 km/h (118 mph)
210 km/h (130 mph)
240 km/h (149 mph)
Above 240 km/h (149 mph)
3. Checking tire life (TIN : Tire
Identification Number)
Any tires that are over 6 years old,
based on the manufacturing date,
(including the spare tire) should be
replaced by new ones. You can find
the manufacturing date on the tire
sidewall (possibly on the inside of the
wheel), displaying the DOT Code.
The DOT Code is a series of numbers on a tire consisting of numbers
and English letters. The manufacturing date is designated by the last four
digits (characters) of the DOT code.
DOT : XXXX XXXX OOOO
The front part of the DOT means a
plant code number, tire size and
tread pattern and the last four numbers indicate week and year manufactured.
For example:
DOT XXXX XXXX 1611 represents
that the tire was produced in the 16th
week of 2011.
Maintenance
WARNING - Tire age
Tires degrade over time, even
when they are not being used.
Regardless of the remaining
tread, we recommend that tires
be replaced after approximately
six (6) years of normal service.
Heat caused by hot climates or
frequent high loading conditions can accelerate the aging
process. Failure to follow this
warning can result in sudden
tire failure, which could lead to
a loss of control and an accident involving serious injury or
death.
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.
5. Maximum permissible inflation
pressure
This number is the greatest amount
of air pressure that should be put in
the tire. Do not exceed the maximum
permissible inflation pressure. Refer
to the Tire and Loading Information
label for recommended inflation
pressure.
7. Uniform tire quality grading
Quality grades can be found where
applicable on the tire sidewall
between tread shoulder and maximum section width.
For example:
TREADWEAR 400
TRACTION A
TEMPERATURE A
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.
Tread wear
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of
the tire when tested under controlled
conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire
graded 150 would wear one-and-ahalf times (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.
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These grades are molded on the
side-walls of passenger vehicle tires.
The tires available as standard or
optional equipment on your vehicles
may vary with respect to grade.
Traction - AA, A, B & C
The traction grades, from highest to
lowest, are AA, A, B and C. Those
grades represent the tires ability to
stop on wet pavement as measured
under controlled conditions on specified government test surfaces of
asphalt and concrete. A tire marked
C may have poor traction performance.
WARNING
The traction grade assigned to
this tire is based on straightahead braking traction tests,
and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning,
or peak traction characteristics.
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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.
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.
Maintenance
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.
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: The DOT code
includes the Tire Identification
Number (TIN), an alphanumeric designator which can also identify the
tire manufacturer, production plant,
brand and date of production.
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GAWR FRT: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Front Axle.
GAWR RR: Gross Axle Weight
Rating for the Rear axle.
Intended Outboard Sidewall: The
side of an asymmetrical tire, that
must always face outward when
mounted on a vehicle.
Kilopascal (kPa): The metric unit for
air pressure.
Load Index: An assigned number
ranging from 1 to 279 that corresponds to the load carrying capacity
of a tire.
Maximum Inflation Pressure: The
maximum air pressure to which a
cold tire may be inflated. The maximum air pressure is molded onto the
sidewall.
Maximum Load Rating: The load
rating for a tire at the maximum permissible inflation pressure for that
tire.
Maximum Loaded Vehicle Weight:
The sum of curb weight; accessory
weight; vehicle capacity weight; and
production options weight.
Normal Occupant Weight: The
number of occupants a vehicle is
designed to seat multiplied by 68 kg
(150 pounds).
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Occupant Distribution: Designated
seating positions.
Outward Facing Sidewall: The side
of a asymmetrical tire that has a particular side that faces outward when
mounted on a vehicle. The outward
facing sidewall bears white lettering
or bears manufacturer, brand, and/or
model name molding that is higher or
deeper than the same moldings on
the inner facing sidewall.
Passenger (P-Metric) Tire: A tire
used on passenger cars and some
light duty trucks and multipurpose
vehicles.
Recommended Inflation Pressure:
Vehicle manufacturer's recommended tire inflation pressure and shown
on the tire placard.
Radial Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in
which the ply cords that extend to the
beads are laid at 90 degrees to the
centerline of the tread.
Rim: A metal support for a tire and
upon which the tire beads are seated.
Sidewall: The portion of a tire
between the tread and the bead.
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Speed Rating: An alphanumeric
code assigned to a tire indicating the
maximum speed at which a tire can
operate.
Traction: The friction between the
tire and the road surface. The
amount of grip provided.
Tread: The portion of a tire that
comes into contact with the road.
Treadwear Indicators: Narrow
bands, sometimes called "wear
bars," that show across the tread of a
tire when only 2/32 inch of tread
remains.
UTQGS: Uniform Tire Quality
Grading Standards, a tire information
system that provides consumers with
ratings for a tire's traction, temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers
using government testing procedures. The ratings are molded into
the sidewall of the tire.
Vehicle Capacity Weight: The number of designated seating positions
multiplied by 68 kg (150 lbs.) plus the
rated cargo and luggage load.
Vehicle Maximum Load on the
Tire: Load on an individual tire due to
curb and accessory weight plus
maximum occupant and cargo
weight.
Vehicle Normal Load on the Tire:
Load on an individual tire that is
determined by distributing to each
axle its share of the curb weight,
accessory weight, and normal occupant weight and driving by 2.
Vehicle Placard: A label permanently attached to a vehicle showing the
original equipment tire size and recommended inflation pressure.
Maintenance
All season tires
Kia specifies all season tires on
some models to provide good performance for use all year round,
including snowy and icy road conditions. All season tires are identified
by ALL SEASON and/or M+S (Mud
and Snow) on the tire sidewall. Snow
tires have better snow traction than
all season tires and may be more
appropriate in some areas.
Summer tires
Kia specifies summer tires on some
models to provide superior performance on dry roads. Summer tire performance is substantially reduced in
snow and ice. Summer tires do not
have the tire traction rating M+S
(Mud and Snow) on the tire side wall.
if you plan to operate your vehicle in
snowy or icy conditions. Kia recommends the use of snow tires or all
season tires on all four wheels.
Snow tires
If you equip your car with snow tires,
they should be the same size and
have the same load capacity as the
original tires. Snow tires should be
installed on all four wheels; otherwise, poor handling may result.
Snow tires should carry 28 kPa (4
psi) more air pressure than the pressure recommended for the standard
tires on the tire label on the driver's
side of the center pillar, or up to the
maximum pressure shown on the tire
sidewall, whichever is less.
Do not drive faster than 120 km/h (75
mph) when your vehicle is equipped
with snow tires.
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Maintenance
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.
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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
Multi fuse
Normal
Blown
Main fuse
Normal
A vehicle’s electrical system is protected
from electrical overload damage by
fuses.
This vehicle has 2 fuse panels, one located in the driver’s side panel bolster, the
other in the engine compartment near
the battery.
If any of your vehicle’s lights, accessories, or controls do not work, check the
appropriate circuit fuse. If a fuse has
blown, the element inside the fuse will
melt.
If the electrical system does not work,
first check the driver’s side fuse panel.
Always replace a blown fuse with one of
the same rating.
If the replacement fuse blows, this indicates an electrical problem. Avoid using
the system involved and immediately
consult an authorized Kia dealer.
Three kinds of fuses are used: blade type
for lower amperage rating, cartridge type,
and multi fuse for higher amperage ratings.
WARNING - Fuse replacement
• Never replace a fuse with anything but another fuse of the
same rating.
• A higher capacity fuse could
cause damage and possibly a
fire.
• Never install a wire or aluminum
foil instead of the proper fuse even as a temporary repair. It may
cause extensive wiring damage
and a possible fire.
CAUTION
Do not use a screwdriver or any
other metal object to remove fuses
because it may cause a short circuit
and damage the system.
Blown
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If the headlights or other electrical components do not work and the fuses are
OK, check the fuse panel in the engine
compartment. If a fuse is blown, it must
be replaced.
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Instrument panel fuse replacement
1. Turn the ignition switch and all other
switches off.
2. Open the fuse panel cover.
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3. Pull the suspected fuse straight out.
Use the removal tool provided in the
engine compartment fuse panel.
4. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it
is blown.
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 when the memory fuse is pulled
up, the battery can still be discharged
by operation of the headlights or other
electrical devices.
OTF070019
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.
OTF070020
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 the cover
up.
3. Check the removed fuse; replace it if it
is blown. To remove or insert the fuse,
use the fuse puller in the engine compartment fuse panel.
4. Push in a new fuse of the same rating,
and make sure it fits tightly in the clips.
If it fits loosely, consult an authorized
Kia dealer.
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Maintenance
CAUTION
After checking the fuse panel in the
engine compartment, securely
install the fuse panel cover. If not,
electrical failures may occur from
water contact.
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Main fuse
If the main fuse is blown, it must be
removed as follows:
1. Turn off the engine.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
3. Remove the nuts shown in the picture
above.
4. Replace the fuse with a new one of the
same rating.
5. Reinstall in the reverse order of
removal.
Multi fuse
If the multi fuse is blown, it must be
removed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse panel 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.
Maintenance
✽ NOTICE
If the multi or starting fuse is blown,
consult an authorized Kia dealer.
OTF070022
If the button starting fuse is blown, it must
be removed as follows:
1. Open the cover in the engine competent.
2. Replace the fuse with a new one of the
same rating.
3. Close the cover.
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Maintenance
Fuse/relay panel description
Inside the fuse/relay panel covers, you can find the fuse/relay label describing fuse/relay name and capacity.
Instrument panel fuse panel
Engine compartment fuse panel
✽ NOTICE
Not all fuse panel descriptions in this
manual may be applicable to your vehicle. It is accurate at the time of printing.
When you inspect the fuse panel in your
vehicle, refer to the fuse panel label.
* : if euqipped
Engine room (Button starting BOX)*
Engine room (Battery terminal cover)
OTF070023/OTF070026/OVG079025L/OVG079026
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Maintenance
Instrument panel fuse panel
Fuse Name
MODULE 3
PDM 1
POWER OUTLET
MODULE 5
MODULE 2
TRUNK
Fuse rating
7.5A
25A
15A
7.5A
7.5A
10A
Circuit Protected
Key Solenoid, Sport Mode Switch
Smart Key Control Module
Front Power Outlet
Smart Key Control Module, Rear Seat Warmer Relay LH/RH
BCM, Panorama Sunroof, Rain Sensor
I/P Junction Box (Trunk Relay), Fuel Filler Door & Trunk Lid Switch, Trunk Room LP
CLOCK
10A
A/V & Navigation Head Unit, Audio, Smart Key Control Module, Overhead Console Lamp,
Crash Pad Mood Lamp, A/C Control Module, BCM, AMP, Power Outside Mirror Switch,
Driver/Passenger Door Mood Lamp
C/LIGHTER
HTD STRG
A/CON
WIPER
S/HEATER FRT
MIRR HTD
15A
15A
7.5A
25A
20A
10A
Cigar Lighter
Steering Wheel Heater
A/C Control Module, E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Blower Relay)
Multifunction Switch, Front Wiper Motor, E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Wiper Relay, Rain SNSR Relay)
Driver/Passenger CCS Cushion Warmer, Driver/Passenger Seat Warmer Module
Driver/Passenger Power Outside Mirror
MODULE 4
7.5A
Front Seat Warmer & CCS Switch, Driver/Passenger CCS Control Module,
Driver/Passenger Seat Warmer Module, Tire Pressure Monitoring Module, Audio
A/BAG IND
7.5A
Instrument Cluster (Air Bag IND.)
START
7.5A
W/O Smart Key : Burglar Alarm Relay
With Smart Key : PCM, Transaxle Range Switch
S/HEATER RR
P/SEAT PASS
FOG LP RR
15A
20A
15A
Rear Seat Warmer Relay LH/RH
Passenger Seat Manual Switch
-
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Maintenance
Fuse Name
Fuse rating
Circuit Protected
MODULE 1
7.5A
Head Lamp Leveling Device Actuator LH/RH, Auto Head Lamp Leveling Device Module,
Driver IMS Module, ATM Lever Indicator, BCM, A/C Control Module, Electro Chromic Mirror,
Lane Keeping Assist Module, Instrument Cluster
VACCUM
A/BAG
P/WDW LH
AMP
PDM 2
MDPS
PDM 3
P/WDW RH
P/SEAT DRV
20A
15A
25A
30A
7.5A
10A
7.5A
25A
30A
Vacuum Pump, Vacuum Switch
Telltale Lamp, SRS Control Module, Passenger Weight Classification Sensor
I/P Junction Box (Power Window LH Relay), Driver/Passenger Power Window Safety Module
AMP
Start Stop Button Switch, Smart Key Control Module, Fob Holder
EPS Control Module, Crash Pad Switch
Smart Key Control Module
I/P Junction Box (Power Window RH Relay)
Driver IMS Module, Driver Seat Manual Switch, Driver Lumbar Support Switch
DR LOCK
20A
Two Turn Unlock Relay, I/P Junction Box (Door Lock Relay, Door Unlock Relay,
Turn Signal Lamp Sound Relay)
SUNROOF
IG 1
20A
20A
15A
Panorama Sunroof
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Fuse : ABS 3 10A, TCU 2 15A, ECU 4 10A)
A/V & Navigation Head Unit, Audio
10A
Driver/Passenger Smart Key Outside Handle, Driver IMS Module, Lamp Auto Cut Relay,
Driver/Passenger Door Scuff Lamp, Ignition Key ILL. & Door Warning Switch, A/C Control Module,
Data Link Connector, RF Receiver, BCM, Electro Chromic Mirror, Instrument Cluster,
Auto Light & Photo Sensor, Tire Pressure Monitoring Module
AUDIO
POWER
CONNECTOR ROOM LP
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Maintenance
Engine compartment fuse panel
Fuse Name
MULTI
FUSE
FUSE
Fuse rating
Circuit Protected
IP B+ 2
60A
I/P Junction Box (P/SEAT DRV 30A, P/SEAT PASS 20A, AMP 30A, PDM 2 7.5A, IPS 5, IPS 6,
ARISU 2)
B+ 4 (Not Used)
IGN 2
ABS 1
60A
40A
40A
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Start Relay), Fuse & Relay Box (PDM 3(IG 2) Relay), Ignition Switch
ESC Module
RR HTD (G4KJ)/
C/FAN HI (G4KH)
40A/60A
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (RR HTD Relay) (G4KJ)
C/FAN (HI) Relay (G4KH)
BLOWER
40A
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Blower Relay)
IP B+ 1
60A
I/P Junction Box (PDM 1 25A, MODULE 3 7.5A, S/HEATER FRT 20A, S/HEATER RR 15A
TRUNK 10A, P/WDW LH 25A, P/WDW RH 25A), Power Connector (AUDIO 15A))
MDPS
WIPER
RR HTD IND
AMS
TCU 1
STOP LP
DEICER
H/LP WASHER
LDC 1
C/FAN
ABS 2
LDC 2
80A
10A
10A
10A
10A
10A
10A
10A
30A
40A
30A
30A
EPS Control Module
PCM
A/C Control Module
Battery Sensor
PCM
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (HAC Relay), Smart Key Control Module, Stop Lamp Switch
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (Deicer Relay)
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (C/Fan(HI) Relay, C/Fan(LO) Relay)
Multipurpose Check Connector, ESC Module
-
CVVL(Not Used)/
RR THD (G4KH)
40A
RR HTD Relay (G4KH)
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Maintenance
Fuse Name
FUSE
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Fuse rating
Circuit Protected
IP B+ 3
50A
I/P Junction Box (Power Connector (ROOM LP 10A), SUNROOF 20A, DR LOCK 20A IPS 1,
IPS 3, ARISU 1)
IGN 1
EMS
ECU 4
TCU 2
40A
40A
10A
15A
Fuse & Relay Box (PDM 1(ACC) Relay, PDM 2(IG 1) Relay), Ignition Switch
EMS Box (HORN 15A, ECU 3 10A, ECU 1 30A, F/PUMP 20A)
PCM
Back-Up Lamp Switch, Vehicle Speed Sensor, Transaxle Range Switch
ABS 3
10A
E/R Fuse & Relay Box (HAC Relay), Stop Lamp Switch, ESC Module,
Multipurpose Check Connector
B/UP LP
10A
A/V & Navigation Head Unit, Audio, Electro Chromic Mirror, BCM,
Rear Combination Lamp(In) LH/RH
A/CON
10A
A/C Control Module
Maintenance
Engine compartment fuse panel (EMS BOX)
Fuse Name
HORN
F/PUMP
ECU 3
SNSR 1
INJECTOR
SNSR 3
Fuse rating
15A
20A
15A
15A
10A
10A
Circuit Protected
EMS Box (Horn Relay), E/R Fuse & Relay Box (B/Horn Relay)
EMS Box (F/Pump Relay)
PCM
Oxygen Sensor (Up/Down), E/R Fuse & Relay Box (C/FAN (HI/LO) Relay)
EMS Box (F/Pump Relay)
Camshaft Position Sensor #1, #2, Immobilizer Module
SNSR 2
10A
RCV Control Solenoid Valve(G4KH), Variable Intake Solenoid Valve(G4KJ),
Canister Close Valve Oil Control Valve #1, #2, Purge Control Solenoid Valve,
Crankshaft Position Sensor
IGN COIL
ECU 1
20A
30A
Condenser, Ignition Coil #1, #2, #3, #4
EMS Box (Engine Control Relay)
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Maintenance
APPEARANCE CARE
Exterior care
Exterior general caution
It is very important to follow the label
directions when using any chemical
cleaner or polish. Read all warning and
caution statements that appear on the
label.
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Finish maintenance
Washing
To help protect your vehicle’s finish from
rust and deterioration, wash it thoroughly
and frequently at least once a month with
lukewarm or cold water.
If you use your vehicle for off-road driving, you should wash it after each offroad trip. Pay special attention to the
removal of any accumulation of salt, dirt,
mud, and other foreign materials. Make
sure the drain holes in the lower edges of
the doors and rocker panels are kept
clear and clean.
Insects, tar, tree sap, bird droppings,
industrial pollution and similar deposits
can damage your vehicle’s finish if not
removed immediately.
Even prompt washing with plain water
may not completely remove all these
deposits. A mild soap, safe for use on
painted surfaces, may be used.
After washing, rinse the vehicle thoroughly with lukewarm or cold water. Do
not allow soap to dry on the finish.
CAUTION
• Do not use strong soap, chemical
detergents or hot water, and do
not wash the vehicle in direct
sunlight or when the body of the
vehicle is warm.
• Be careful when washing the side
windows
of
your
vehicle.
Especially, with high-pressure
water. Water may leak through the
windows and wet the interior.
• To prevent damage to the plastic
parts and lamps, do not clean
with chemical solvents or strong
detergents.
WARNING - Wet brakes
After washing the vehicle, test the
brakes while driving slowly to see if
they have been affected by water. If
braking performance is impaired,
dry the brakes by applying them
lightly while maintaining a slow forward speed.
Maintenance
OJB037800
CAUTION
• Water washing in the engine compartment including high pressure
water washing may cause the failure of electrical circuits located in
the engine compartment.
• Never allow water or other liquids
to come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside
the vehicle as this may damage
them.
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.
Finish damage repair
Deep scratches or stone chips in the
painted surface must be repaired
promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust
and may develop into a major repair
expense.
✽ NOTICE
If your vehicle is damaged and requires
any metal repair or replacement, be sure
the body shop applies anti-corrosion
materials to the parts repaired or
replaced.
CAUTION
• Wiping dust or dirt off the body
with a dry cloth will scratch the
finish.
• Do not use steel wool, abrasive
cleaners, 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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Maintenance
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.
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Underbody maintenance
Corrosive materials used for ice and
snow removal and dust control may collect on the underbody. If these materials
are not removed, accelerated rusting can
occur on underbody parts such as the
fuel lines, frame, floor pan and exhaust
system, even though they have been
treated with rust protection.
Thoroughly flush the vehicle underbody
and wheel openings with lukewarm or
cold water once a month, after off-road
driving and at the end of each winter. Pay
special attention to these areas because
it is difficult to see all the mud and dirt. It
will do more harm than good to wet down
the road grime without removing it. The
lower edges of doors, rocker panels, and
frame members have drain holes that
should not be allowed to clog with dirt;
trapped water in these areas can cause
rusting.
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.
Maintenance
Aluminum or chrome wheel maintenance
The aluminum or chrome wheels are
coated with a clear protective finish.
• Do not use any abrasive cleaner, polishing compound, solvent, or wire
brushes on aluminum or chrome
wheels. They may scratch or damage
the finish.
• Clean the wheel when it has cooled.
• Use only a mild soap or neutral detergent, and rinse thoroughly with water.
Also, be sure to clean the wheels after
driving on salted roads. This helps prevent corrosion.
• Avoid washing the wheels with highspeed car wash brushes.
• Do not use any acid detergent. It may
damage and corrode the aluminum or
chrome 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 vehicles of the highest
quality. However, this is only part of the
job. To achieve the long-term corrosion
resistance your vehicle can deliver, the
owner's cooperation and assistance is
also required.
Common causes of corrosion
The most common causes of corrosion
on your vehicle are:
• Road salt, dirt and moisture that is
allowed to accumulate underneath the
vehicle.
• Removal of paint or protective coatings
by stones, gravel, abrasion or minor
scrapes and dents which leave unprotected metal exposed to corrosion.
Moisture breeds corrosion
Moisture creates the conditions in which
corrosion is most likely to occur. For
example, corrosion is accelerated by
high humidity, particularly when temperatures are just above freezing. In such
conditions, the corrosive material is kept
in contact with the vehicle surfaces by
moisture that is slow to evaporate.
Mud is particularly corrosive because it
dries slowly and holds moisture in contact with the vehicle. Although the mud
appears to be dry, it can still retain the
moisture and promote corrosion.
High temperatures can also accelerate
corrosion of parts that are not properly
ventilated so the moisture can be dispersed. For all these reasons, it is particularly important to keep your vehicle
clean and free of mud or accumulations
of other materials. This applies not only
to the visible surfaces but particularly to
the underside of the vehicle.
High-corrosion areas
If you live in an area where your vehicle
is regularly exposed to corrosive materials, corrosion protection is particularly
important. Some of the common causes
of accelerated corrosion are road salts,
dust control chemicals, ocean air and
industrial pollution.
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Maintenance
To help prevent corrosion
You can help prevent corrosion from getting started by observing the following:
Keep your vehicle clean
The best way to prevent corrosion is to
keep your vehicle clean and free of corrosive materials. Attention to the underside of the vehicle is particularly important.
• If you live in a high-corrosion area —
where road salts are used, near the
ocean, areas with industrial pollution,
acid rain, etc.—, you should take extra
care to prevent corrosion. In winter,
hose off the underside of your vehicle
at least once a month and be sure to
clean the underside thoroughly when
winter is over.
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• When cleaning underneath the vehicle,
give particular attention to the components under the fenders and other
areas that are hidden from view. Do a
thorough job; just dampening the accumulated mud rather than washing it
away will accelerate corrosion rather
than prevent it. Water under high pressure and steam are particularly effective in removing accumulated mud and
corrosive materials.
• When cleaning lower door panels,
rocker panels and frame members, be
sure that drain holes are kept open so
that moisture can escape and not be
trapped inside to accelerate corrosion.
Keep your garage dry
Don't park your vehicle in a damp, poorly
ventilated garage. This creates a favorable environment for corrosion. This is
particularly true if you wash your vehicle
in the garage or drive it into the garage
when it is still wet or covered with snow,
ice or mud. Even a heated garage can
contribute to corrosion unless it is well
ventilated so moisture is dispersed.
Keep paint and trim in good condition
Scratches or chips in the finish should be
covered with "touch-up" paint as soon as
possible to reduce the possibility of corrosion. If bare metal is showing through,
the attention of a qualified body and paint
shop is recommended.
Bird droppings : Bird droppings are highly corrosive and may damage painted
surfaces in just a few hours. Always
remove bird droppings as soon as possible.
Don't neglect the interior
Moisture can collect under the floor mats
and carpeting and cause corrosion.
Check under the mats periodically to be
sure the carpeting is dry. Use particular
care if you carry fertilizers, cleaning
materials or chemicals in the 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.
Maintenance
Interior care
Interior general precautions
Prevent caustic solutions such as perfume and cosmetic oil from contacting
the dashboard because they may cause
damage or discoloration. If they do contact the dashboard, wipe them off immediately. See the instructions 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.
Cleaning the upholstery and interior
trim
Vinyl
Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean vinyl surfaces with a vinyl cleaner.
Fabric
Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric
with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner.
Clean with a mild soap solution recommended for upholstery or carpets.
Remove fresh spots immediately with a
fabric spot cleaner. If fresh spots do not
receive immediate attention, the fabric
can be stained and its color can be
affected. Also, its fire-resistant properties
can be reduced if the material is not
properly maintained.
CAUTION
When cleaning leather products
(steering wheel, seats etc.), use
neutral detergents or low alcohol
content solutions. If you use high
alcohol content solutions or
acid/alkaline detergents, the color
of the leather may fade or the surface may get stripped off.
CAUTION
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.
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.
Using anything but recommended
cleaners and procedures may affect
the fabric’s appearance and fireresistant properties.
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Maintenance
EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
The emission control system of your
vehicle is covered by a written limited
warranty. Please see the warranty information contained in the Warranty &
Maintenance booklet in your vehicle.
Your vehicle is equipped with an emission control system to meet all applicable
emission regulations.
There are three emission control systems, as follows.
(1) Crankcase emission control system
(2) Evaporative emission control system
(3) Exhaust emission control system
In order to assure the proper function of
the emission control systems, it is recommended that you have your vehicle
inspected and maintained by an authorized Kia dealer in accordance with the
maintenance schedule in this manual.
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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.
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.
2. Evaporative emission control
(including ORVR: Onboard
Refueling Vapor Recovery)
system
The Evaporative Emission Control
System is designed to prevent fuel
vapors from escaping into the atmosphere.
(The ORVR system is designed to allow
the vapors from the fuel tank to be
loaded into a canister while refueling at
the gas station, preventing the escape of
fuel vapors into the atmosphere.)
Maintenance
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.
Purge Control Solenoid Valve (PCSV)
The purge control solenoid valve is controlled by the Engine Control Module
(ECM); when the engine coolant temperature is low during idling, the PCSV closes so that evaporated fuel is not taken
into the engine. After the engine warms
up during ordinary driving, the PCSV
opens to introduce evaporated fuel to the
engine.
3. Exhaust emission control
system
The Exhaust Emission Control System is
a highly effective system which controls
exhaust emissions while maintaining
good vehicle performance.
Vehicle modifications
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification of your vehicle could affect
its performance, safety or durability and
may even violate governmental safety
and emissions regulations.
In addition, damage or performance
problems resulting from any modification
may not be covered under warranty.
• If you use unauthorized electronic
devices, it may cause the vehicle to
operate abnormally, wire damage, battery discharge and fire. For your safety,
do not use unauthorized electronic
devices.
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.
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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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.
Operating precautions for catalytic
converters (if equipped)
WARNING - Fire
• A hot exhaust system can ignite
flammable items under your vehicle. Do not park, idle or drive the
vehicle over or near flammable
objects, such as grass, vegetation, paper, leaves, etc.
• The exhaust system and catalytic
system are very hot while the
engine is running or immediately
after the engine is turned off. Keep
away from the exhaust system
and catalytic, you may get burned.
Also, do not remove the heat sink
around the exhaust system, do
not seal the bottom of the vehicle
or do not coat the vehicle for corrosion control. It may present a
fire risk under certain conditions.
Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic
converter emission control device.
Therefore, the following precautions
must be observed:
• Use only UNLEADED FUEL for gasoline engines.
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• Do not operate the vehicle when there
are signs of engine malfunction, such
as misfire or a noticeable loss of performance.
• Do not misuse or abuse the engine.
Examples of misuse are coasting with
the ignition off and descending steep
grades in gear with the ignition off.
• Do not operate the engine at high idle
speed for extended periods (5 minutes
or more).
• Do not modify or tamper with any part
of the engine or emission control system. All inspections and adjustments
must be made by an authorized Kia
dealer.
• Avoid driving with a extremely low fuel
level. Running out of fuel could cause
the engine to misfire, damaging the
catalytic converter.
Failure to observe these precautions
could result in damage to the catalytic
converter and to your vehicle.
Additionally, such actions could void your
warranties.
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 / 8-7
Engine number / 8-7
Specifications & Consumer information
8
Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
BULB WATTAGE
DIMENSIONS
Item
Light Bulb
mm (in.)
Wattage
Bulb Type
Overall length
4845 (190.7)
Headlights (Low)
Overall width
1830 (72.0)
Headlights (High)
55 or 35 (HID) H11B/D1S
55
H1
1455 (57.3)
Front turn signal
27
27/8W
Front tread
1601 (63.0)*1/1595 (62.8)*2/1591 (62.6)*3
Front side marker
5
W5W
Rear tread
1601 (63.0)* /1595 (62.8)* /1591 (62.6)*
Position light
Wheelbase
2795 (110.0)
Overall height
*1 : with R16 tire
*2 : with R17 tire
*3 : with R18 tire
1
2
3
Side repeater light*
Front fog light*
Stop and tail light
Rear turn signal light
8W
WY5W
35
H8
27/8 or LED
27W
27
27W
Back-up light
16 or 18
16 & 18W
Rear side marker
5 or LED
W5W
High mounted stop light
LED
·
License plate light
5
W5W
Front map lamp*
10
10W
Center room lamp
10
10W
Trunk room lamp*
5
C5W
Rear room lamp*
10
10W
* : If equipped
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8
5/LED
Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
TIRES AND WHEELS
Inflation pressure
Tire
Item
Full size tire
Compact
spare tire
size
Wheel size
Wheel lug nut torque
kPa (psi)
Normal load
*
Maximum load
Front
Rear
Front
Rear
P205/65R16 94H
6.5J×16
225 (33)
225 (33)
225 (33)
225 (33)
P215/55R17 93V
6.5J×17
225 (33)
225 (33)
225 (33)
225 (33)
225/45R18 95V
7.5J×18
240 (35)
240 (35)
240 (35)
240 (35)
420
420
420
420
(60)
(60)
(60)
(60)
T125/80D16 97M
4.0T×16
T135/80D17 103M
4.0T×17
420
420
420
420
(60)
(60)
(60)
(60)
kg•m (lb•ft, N•m)
9~11
(65~79, 88~107)
* Normal load : Up to 3 persons
CAUTION
When replacing tires, use the same
size originally supplied with the
vehicle.
Using tires of a different size can
damage the related parts or make it
work irregularly.
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Specifications, Consumer information, Reporting safety defects
RECOMMENDED LUBRICANTS AND CAPACITIES
To help achieve proper engine and powertrain performance and durability, use only lubricants of the proper quality. The correct
lubricants also help promote engine efficiency that results in improved fuel economy.
These lubricants and fluids are recommended for use in your vehicle.
Volume
Classification
4.6 l (4.86 US qt.)
API Service SM*3,
ILSAC GF-4 or above
1.8 l (1.90 US qt.)
API GL-4, SAE 75W/85, fill for-life
2.0
7.8 l (8.24 US qt.)
2.4
7.1 l (7.50 US qt.)
MICHANG ATF SP-IV, SK ATF SP-IV
NOCA ATF SP-IV, Kia genuine ATF SP-IV
Lubricant
Engine oil
(drain and refill)
Recommends
*1 *2
Manual transaxle fluid
Automatic transaxle fluid
Coolant
Brake/clutch fluid
Fuel
6.8 l (7.18 US qt.)
0.7~0.8 l
(0.7~0.8 US qt.)
70 l (18.49 US gal.)
Mixture of antifreeze and water (Ethylene glycol base
coolant for aluminum radiator)
FMVSS116 DOT-3 or DOT-4
Unleaded gasoline
*1 Refer to the recommended SAE viscosity numbers on the next page.
*2 Engine oils labeled Energy Conserving Oil are now available. Along with other additional benefits, they contribute to fuel economy by reducing
the amount of fuel necessary to overcome engine friction. Often, these improvements are difficult to measure in everyday driving, but in a year’s
time, they can offer significant cost and energy savings.
*3 If the API service SM engine oil is not available in your country, you are able to use API service SL.
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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
(2.0 TGDI)
Engine Oil
(2.4 GDI) *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
5W-30, 5W-40
10W-30
5W-20, 5W-30
*1. For better fuel economy, it is recommended to use the engine oil of
a viscosity grade SAE 5W-20 (API SM / ILSAC GF-4). However, if
the engine oil is not available in your country, select the proper
engine oil using the engine oil viscosity chart.
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VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (VIN)
VEHICLE CERTIFICATION
LABEL
VIN Label
OTF080001
OVQ076002N
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is
the number used in registering your vehicle and in all legal matters pertaining to
its ownership, etc.
VIN label
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.
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OTF080002
The vehicle certification label attatched
on the driver’s side center pillar gives the
vehicle identification number (VIN).
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TIRE SPECIFICATION AND
PRESSURE LABEL
ENGINE NUMBER
■ 2.4 engine
OTF080004
■ 2.0 engine
OMG055004
The tires supplied on your new vehicle
are chosen to provide the best performance for normal driving.
The tire label located on the driver's side
center pillar gives the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.
OYF081013N
The engine number is stamped on the
engine block as shown in the drawing.
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