Kia Sportage: Brake fluid
Checking the brake fluid level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir
periodically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.
- Before removing the reservoir cap
and adding brake fluid, clean the area
around the reservoir cap thoroughly
to prevent brake fluid contamination.
- Periodically check that the fluid level
in the brake fluid reservoir is between
MIN and MAX. The level will fall with
accumulated mileage. This is a normal
condition associated with the wear of
the brake linings.
If the fluid level is excessively low,
have the system checked by an
authorized Kia dealer.
Use only the specified brake fluid.
Never mix different types of fluid.
Loss of brake fluid
In the event the brake system requires
frequent additions of fluid, have the system
inspected by an authorized Kia
When changing and adding brake fluid,
handle it carefully. Do not let it come in
contact with your eyes. If brake fluid
should come in contact with your eyes,
immediately flush them with a large
quantity of fresh tap water. Have your
eyes examined by a doctor as soon as
Do not allow brake fluid to contact the
vehicle's body paint, as paint damage
will result. Brake fluid, which has been
exposed to open air for an extended
time should never be used as its quality
cannot be guaranteed. It should be
properly disposed. Don't put in the
wrong kind of fluid. A few drops of mineral-
based oil, such as engine oil, in your
brake system can damage brake system
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
Replacing air cleaner filter
Pull up the lever (1) on the air cleaner
cover and release the lock.
Rotate the fixed lever on the filter and
loosen the lock.
Replace the air cleaner filter.
Assemble in r
The climate control air filter should be
replaced according to the maintenance
schedule. If the vehicle is operated in
severely air-polluted cities or on dusty
rough roads for a long period, it should
be inspected more frequen
Your vehicle is equipped with an Occupant
Detection System (ODS) in the front
The ODS is
designed to detect the presence
of a properly-seated front passenger
and determine if the passenger's
front air bag should be
Depress the brake pedal and the
unlock button when shifting.
Press the unlock button when
The shift lever can be shifted
Automatic transmission operation
The automatic transmission has 8 forward
speeds and one reverse sp