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Kia Sportage: Auto control

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Wipers and washers / Auto control

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 stops.

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.

WARNING

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 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.

  • 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 parts.

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