Kia Sportage: Caution for the Inspection and
Maintenance Test (With Electronic
Stability Control (ESC) system)
- To prevent the vehicle from misfiring
during dynamometer testing,
turn the ESC off by pressing the
- After dynamometer testing is completed,
turn the ESC back on by
pressing the ESC switch again.
1. Crankcase emission control
The Positive Crankcase Ventilation system
is employed to prevent air pollution
caused by blow-by gases being emitted
from the crankcase. This system supplies
fresh filtered air to the crankcase
through the air intake hose. Inside the crankcase, the fresh air mixes with
gases, which then pass through the
Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV)
valve into the induction system.
2. Evaporative emission control
(including Onboard Refueling
Vapor Recovery (ORVR)) system
The evaporative emission control system
is designed to prevent fuel vapors from
escaping into the atmosphere. (The
ORVR system is designed to allow the
vapors from the fuel tank to be loaded
into a canister while refueling at the gas
station, preventing the escape of fuel
vapors into the atmosphere.)
Fuel vapors generated inside the fuel
tank are absorbed and stored in the
onboard canister. When the engine is
running, the fuel vapors absorbed in the
canister are drawn into the surge tank
through the Purge Control Solenoid
Purge Control Solenoid Valve
The Purge Control Solenoid Valve
(PCSV) is controlled by the Engine Control
Module (ECM); when the engine
coolant temperature is low during idling,
the PCSV closes so that evaporated fuel
is not taken into the engine. After the
engine warms up during ordinary driving,
the PCSV opens to introduce evaporated
fuel to the engine.
3. Exhaust emission control system
The exhaust emission control system is a
highly effective system which controls exhaust emissions while maintaining
good vehicle performance.
This vehicle should not be modified.
Modification of your vehicle could affect
its performance, safety or durability and
may even violate governmental safety
and emissions regulations. In addition,
damage or performance problems
resulting from any modification may not
be covered under warranty.
- If you use authorized electronic
devices, it may cause the vehicle to
operate abnormally, wire damage,
battery discharge and fire. For your
safety, do not use unauthorized electronic
Engine exhaust gas precautions
- Carbon monoxide can be present with
other exhaust fumes. Therefore, if you
smell exhaust fumes of any kind
inside your vehicle, have it inspected
and repaired immediately. If you ever
suspect exhaust fumes are coming
into your vehicle, drive it only with all
the windows fully open. Have your
vehicle checked and repaired immediately.
Engine exhaust gases contain carbon
monoxide (CO). Though colorless and
odorless, it is dangerous and could be
lethal if inhaled. Follow the instructions
on this page to avoid CO poisoning.
- Do not operate the engine in confined
or closed areas (such as garages) any more than what is necessary to move
the vehicle in or out of the area.
- When the vehicle is stopped in an
open area for more than a short time
with the engine running, adjust the
ventilation system (as needed) to
draw outside air into the vehicle.
- Never sit in a parked or stopped vehicle
for any extended time with the
- When the engine stalls or fails to start,
excessive attempts to restart the
engine may cause damage to the
emission control system.
Keep away from the catalytic converter
and exhaust system while the vehicle is
running or immediately thereafter. The
exhaust and catalytic systems are very
hot and may burn you.
Do not park, idle or drive the vehicle
over or near flammable objects, such
as grass, vegetation, paper, leaves,
etc. A hot exhaust system can ignite
flammable items under your vehicle.
Also, do not remove the heat sink
Gross vehicle weight
Min: Behind rear seat
Max: Behind front seat
Air conditioning system
Please contact a professional workshop for more details.
Contact an authorized Kia dealer.
*1. Load Index
*2. If equipped
When replacing tires, use the same size originally supplied with the
Using tires of a different size can damage the related parts or make it work
We recommend that
Conventional cluster (Type A)
Full LCD cluster (Type B)
* The actual cluster in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Distance to empty
* Left side: Normal, Right side: Blown
* The actual fuse/relay panel label may
differ from equipped items.
A vehicle's electrical system is protected
from electrical overload damage by