Kia Sportage: Changing the engine oil and filter
The lubrication, rust prevention, cooling,
and cleaning effect of the engine oil will
gradually degrade during its use. Have
the engine oil and filter changed by an
authorized Kia dealer according to the
Engine Oil Life Management System
instructions or the maintenance schedule.
- If the maintenance schedule to
replace engine oil is exceeded, the
engine oil performance may deteriorate,
and the engine condition may be
affected. Therefore, replace the
engine oil according to the maintenance
- To keep the engine in optimal condition,
use the recommended engine oil
and filter. If the recommended engine
oil and filter are not used replace it
according to the maintenance schedule
under severe usage conditions.
- The purpose of the maintenance
schedule for engine oil replacement is
to prevent oil deterioration and it is
irrelevant to oil consumption. Check
and refill engine oil regularly.
Used engine oil
Used engine oil may cause irritation or
cancer of the skin if left in contact with
the skin for prolonged periods of time.
Used engine oil contains chemicals that
have caused cancer in laboratory animals.
Always protect your skin by washing
your hands thoroughly with soap
and warm water as soon as possible
after handling used oil. Do not leave
used engine oil within the reach of children.
- When the oil pressure is low due to
insufficient engine oil, the Engine Oil
Pressure ( ) warning light will
In addition, the enhanced engine protection
system, which limits the
engine's power is activated and the
Malfunction Indicator Lamp ( )
will appear when the vehicle is driven
in this state continuously.
- When oil pressure is restored, the
Engine Oil Pressure warning light will
turn off and the engine power will no
longer be limited.
- When the engine oil pressure is
restored, the warning light and the
enhanced engine protection system
will turn off after the engine is
The engine oil is very hot immediately
after the vehicle has been driven and
can cause burns during replacement.
Replace the engine oil after the engine
oil has cooled down.
The high-pressure cooling system has a
reservoir filled with year round antifreeze
coolant. The reservoir is filled at
Check the antifreeze protection and
coolant level at least once a year, at the
beginning of the winter season,
When adding coolant, use only deionized
water or soft water for your vehicle
and never mix hard water in the
coolant filled at the factory. An
improper coolant mixture can result in
serious malfunction or engine damage.
The engine in y
The Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) is virtually maintenance-free and
so there are no parts you can safely service
If the SRS air bag warning light does not
appear, or continuously remains on,
have your vehicle immediately in
Locate the statement "The combined
weight of occupants and
cargo should never exceed XXX
kg or XXX lbs.'' on your vehicle's
Determine the combined weight
of the driver and passengers that
will be ridin