Kia Sportage: Changing tires
A vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack
causing serious injury or death to you or
those nearby. Take the following safety
- Never place any portion of your body
under a vehicle that is supported by a
- NEVER attempt to change a tire in the
lane of traffic. ALWAYS move the
vehicle completely off the road on
level, firm ground away from traffic
before trying to change a tire. If you
cannot find a level, firm place off the
road, call a towing service for assistance.
- Be sure to use the jack provided with
- ALWAYS place the jack on the designated
jacking positions on the vehicle
and NEVER on the bumpers or any
other part of the vehicle for jacking
- Do not start or run the engine while
the vehicle is on the jack.
- Do not allow anyone to remain in the
vehicle while it is on the jack.
- Keep children away from the road and
- Park on a level surface and apply the
parking brake firmly.
- Shift the gear to P (Park), apply the
parking brake, and turn the engine
- Activate the hazard warning flasher.
- Remove the wheel lug nut wrench,
jack, jack handle, and spare tire from
- Block both the front and rear of wheel
that is diagonally opposite the jack
To reduce the possibility of injury, be
sure to only use the jack provided with
the vehicle in the correct jack position;
never use any other part of the vehicle
for jack support.
Changing a tire
- To prevent vehicle movement while
changing a tire, always set the parking
brake fully, and always block the
wheel diagonally, opposite the wheel
- We recommend that the wheels of the
vehicle be blocked, and that no person
remain in a vehicle that is being
- Loosen the wheel lug nuts counterclockwise
one turn each, but do not
remove any nut until the tire has been
raised off the ground.
- Place the jack at the front (1) or rear
(2) jacking position closest to the tire
you are changing. Place the jack at
the designated locations under the frame. The jacking positions are
plates welded to the frame with two
tabs and a raised dot to index with the
- Insert the jack handle into the jack
and turn it clockwise, raising the vehicle
until the tire just clears the ground.
This measurement is approximately
1.2 inches (30 mm). Before removing
the wheel lug nuts, make sure the
vehicle is stable and that there is no
chance for movement or slippage.
- Loosen the wheel nuts and remove
them with your fingers. Slide the
wheel off the studs and lay it flat so it
cannot roll away. To put the wheel on
the hub, pick up the spare tire, line up
the holes with the studs and slide the
wheel onto them.
If this is difficult, tip the wheel slightly
and get the top hole in the wheel lined
up with the top stud. Then jiggle the
wheel back and forth until the wheel
can be slid over the other studs.
- To reinstall the wheel, hold it on the
studs, put the wheel nuts on the studs
and tighten them finger tight. Jiggle
the tire to be sure it is completely
seated, then tighten the nuts as much
as possible with your fingers again.
- Lower the vehicle to the ground by
turning the wheel nut wrench counterclockwise.
Then position the wrench as shown in
the drawing and tighten the wheel
nuts. Be sure the socket is seated
completely over the nut. Do not stand
on the wrench handle or use an
extension pipe over the wrench handle.
Go around the wheel tightening
every other nut until they are all tight.
Then double-check each nut for tightness.
After changing wheels, have the
system checked by an authorized Kia
Installing a wheel
- When you install a wheel, always
remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign
materials present on the mounting
surfaces of the wheel or the surface of
the wheel hub, brake drum or brake
disc that contacts the wheel. Make
sure to secure any fasteners that
attach the rotor to the hub so they do
not interfere with the mounting surfaces
of the wheel. Installing wheels
without correct metal-to-metal contact
at the wheel mounting surfaces
can cause the wheel nuts to loosen and the wheel to come off while your
vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of
vehicle control, personal injury or
- Make sure the wheel makes good
contact with the hub when installed. If
the contact of the mounting surface
between the wheel and hub is not
good, the wheel nuts could come
loose and cause the loss of a wheel.
Loss of a wheel may result in loss of
control of the vehicle.
Wheel nut tightening torque:
Steel wheel & aluminum alloy wheel:
79 ~ 94 lbf*ft (11 ~ 13 kgf*m)
If you have a tire gauge, remove the
valve cap and check the air pressure. If
the pressure is lower than recommended,
drive slowly to the nearest service
station and inflate to the correct
pressure. If it is too high, adjust it until it
is correct. Always reinstall the valve cap
after checking or adjusting tire pressure.
If the cap is not replaced, air may leak
from the tire. If you lose a valve cap, buy
another and install it as soon as possible.
After you have changed wheels, always
secure the flat tire in its place and return
the jack and tools to their proper storage
Reusing lug nuts
Make certain during wheel removal that
the same nuts that were removed are
reinstalled - or, if replaced, that nuts with
metric threads and the same chamfer
configuration are used. Your vehicle has
metric threads on the wheel studs and
nuts. Installation of a non-metric thread
nut on a metric stud will not secure the wheel to the hub properly and will
the stud so that it must be replaced.
Note that most lug nuts do not have
metric threads. Be sure to use extreme
care in checking for thread style before
installing aftermarket lug nuts or wheels.
If in doubt, consult an authorized Kia
If the studs are damaged, they may lose
their ability to retain the wheel. This
could lead to the loss of the wheel and a
collision resulting in serious injuries.
Never use oil or grease on bolts or nuts
because the nuts might come loose. The
vehicle's wheel could fall off, causing a
Your vehicle is equipped with a compact
spare tire. This compact spare tire takes
up less space than a regular-size tire.
This tire is smaller than a conventional
tire and is designed for temporary use
You should drive carefully when
If emergency towing is necessary, have
it done by authorized Kia dealer or a
commercial tow-truck service.
Proper lifting and towing procedures are
necessary to prevent damage to the
vehicle. The use of wheel dollies (1) or
Reverse Parking Distance Warning malfunction
After starting the vehicle, a beep will
sound once when the gear is shifted to R
(Reverse) to indicate Reverse Parking
Distance Warning is operating normally.
However, if one or more of the followin
This display shows the accumulated trip
distance, the average fuel efficiency, and
the total driving time.
Accumulated trip distance
Average fuel efficiency
Total driving time
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