Kia Sportage: Battery recharging

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Battery / Battery recharging

Your vehicle has a maintenance-free, calcium-based battery.

  • If the battery becomes discharged in a short time (because, for example, the headlamps 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 20 ~ 30 A for two hours.

When recharging the battery, observe the following precautions:

  • The battery must be removed from the vehicle and placed in an area with good ventilation.
  • Watch the battery during charging, and stop or reduce the charging rate in following cases:
  1. the battery cells begin gassing (boiling) violently
  2.  the electrolyte temperature of any cell exceeds 120 F (49 C).
  • Wear eye protection when checking the battery during charging.
  • Before performing maintenance or recharging the battery, turn off all accessories and stop the vehicle.
  • 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.
  • The negative battery cable must be removed first and installed last when the battery is disconnected.


AGM battery

  • Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries are maintenance free and have the AGM battery serviced by an authorized Kia dealer.

    For charging your AGM battery, use only fully automatic battery chargers that are specially developed for AGM batteries.

  • When replacing the AGM battery, use parts for replacement from an authorized Kia dealer.
  • Do not open or remove the cap on top of the battery. This may cause leaks of internal electrolyte that could result in severe injury.

Reset items

The following items should be reset after the battery has been discharged or the battery has been disconnected.

  • Auto up/down window
  • Trip computer (Refer to "Trip information (trip computer)"
  • Climate control system
  • Sunroof
  • Driver's seat position (Refer to "Driver Position Memory System
  • Trip computer information settings
  • Radio presets


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