Kia Sportage: Auto stop
Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system
The Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system
reduces fuel consumption by automatically
shutting down the engine when the
vehicle is at a standstill. (For example:
red light and traffic jam)
The engine starts automatically as soon
as the starting conditions are met.
The ISG is ON whenever the engine is
When the engine automatically starts by
the ISG system, some warning lights
(ABS, ESC, ESC OFF, EPS or Parking
brake warning light) may turn on for a
This happens because of low battery
voltage. It does not mean the system has
If you depress the brake pedal and the
vehicle comes to a stop with the ISG ON,
the engine will stop automatically.
Stop the vehicle completely by pressing
the brake pedal when the gear is in the
D (Drive) or N (Neutral) position.
The engine will stop and the green
AUTO STOP ( ) indicator on the
instrument cluster will appear.
If you open the engine hood in auto stop
mode, the following will happen:
- Auto Stop is Off. Shift to P or N and
start engine manually
- The ISG system will deactivate.
- A message will appear on the LCD display.
- Press brake pedal for Auto Start
If you shift the gear from N to D (Manual
mode) or R without depressing the
brake pedal after stopping engine
automatically, the engine does not
restart automatically and a warning
chime alarms. When this happens,
press the brake pedal for auto start.
When the engine stops automatically by
ISG, the engine will restart if the driver
takes one of the following actions:
- Releases the brake pedal.
- Moves the shift gear to the R
(Reverse) position or the Manual
mode while depressing the brake
The engine will start and the green
AUTO STOP indicator ( ) on the
instrument cluster will go out.
The engine will also restart automatically
without any driver
actions if the following occurs:
- The brake vacuum pressure is low.
- The engine has stopped for about 5
- The air conditioning is ON with the fan
speed set to the highest position.
- The front defroster is ON.
- The battery is weak.
- The cooling and heating performance
of the climate control system is unsatisfactory.
- The vehicle is shifted to P (Park) when
Auto Hold is activated.
- The door is opened or the seatbelt is
unfastened when Auto Hold is activated.
- The EPB switch is pressed when Auto
Hold is activated.
The ISG will operate under the following
The driver's seatbelt is fastened.
The driver's door and hood are closed.
The brake vacuum pressure is adequate.
The battery sensor is activated and
the battery is sufficiently
Early Engine Restart
If the engine was stopped automatically
by ISG, Early Engine Restart can automatically restart the engine from ISG
without driver action when the vehicle
ahead pulls away and the front view
camera detects the preceding vehic
The drive mode may be selected according
to the driver's preference or road
The Drive mode is activated by turning
If there is a problem with the instrument
Components and Components
Removal and Installation
1. Remove the front muffler (A).
39.2 ~ 58.8
A wireless smart phone charging system
is located in front of the center console.
Firmly close all doors, and make sure to
turn ON the ignition switch or press the
ENGINE START/STOP button. To start