Kia Sportage: Auto control
The rain sensor (A) 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
To vary the speed setting, turn the
speed control knob (B).
If the wiper switch is set in AUTO mode
when the ignition switch or ENGINE
START/STOP button 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.
When the ignition switch or ENGINE
START/STOP button 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
- Do not put pressure on the windshield
- 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
- When tinting the windshield, be careful
of any fluid getting into the sensor
located in the top center of the front
windshield. It may damage the related
Move the wiper speed control switch
to 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
The rear window wiper and washer
switch is located at the end of the wiper
and washer switch lever.
Turn the switch to the desired position
to operate the rear wiper and washer.
HI - Normal wiper operation
LO - Intermittent wiper
The welcome system is a function that
illuminates the surroundings or the interior
when the driver approaches or exits
Door handle lamp (if equipped)
When all the doors (and liftgate) are
closed and locked, the door handle lamp
Checking the washer fluid level
The reservoir is translucent so that you
can check the level with a quick visual
Check the fluid level in the washer
fluid reservoir and add fluid if necessary.
Plain water may be used if
Low tire pressure telltale
Low tire pressure position telltale
When the TPMS warning indicators are
appeared, one or more of your tires is
Low tire pressure
If the telltale illuminates, immediately