Kia Sportage: Battery recharging
Your vehicle has a maintenance-free,
- 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
- Watch the battery during charging,
and stop or reduce the charging rate
in following cases:
- the battery cells begin gassing
- the electrolyte temperature of any
cell exceeds 120 ºF (49 ºC).
- 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
- Turn off the battery charger main
- Unhook the negative clamp from
the negative battery terminal.
- 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.
- Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries
are maintenance free and have the
AGM battery serviced by an authorized
For charging your AGM battery, use
only fully automatic battery chargers
that are specially developed for AGM
- When replacing the AGM battery, use
parts for replacement from an authorized
- 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.
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
- Climate control system
- Driver's seat position (Refer to "Driver
Position Memory System
- Trip computer information settings
- Radio presets
For proper maintenance, safety, and
maximum fuel economy, you must
always maintain the recommended
tire pressures and stay within the
load limits and weight distribution
recommended for your vehicle.
Recommended cold tire inflation pressu
Check your tires once a month or
Use a good quality gauge to check
tire pressure. You cannot tell if your
tires are properly inflated simply by
looking at them. Radial tires may
look properly inflated even when
The wheels on your vehicle were
aligned and balanced carefully at
the factory to give you the longest
tire life and best overall performance.
If you notice unusual tire wear or
your vehicle pulling one way or the
other, the alignment may need
Components and Components Location
Power door mirror
Power door mirror
Power Door Mirror Switch
The body consists of the body shell, frame and cross members, etc, welded
together. This provides safety, durability,
noise protection, rustproofing and vibration proofing of the vehicle.
Body service holes
Body service holes are p