Kia Sportage: Changing the engine oil and filter

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Engine oil / 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 schedule.
  • 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 appear.

    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 restarted.


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.


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