Kia Sportage: Checking the engine oil level
Engine oil is used for lubricating, cooling,
and operating various hydraulic components
in the engine. Engine oil consumption
while driving is normal, and it is
necessary to check and refill the engine
oil regularly. Also, check and refill the oil
level within the recommended maintenance
schedule to prevent deterioration
of oil performance.
Check the engine oil following the below
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- Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
- Start the engine and allow it to reach
normal operating temperature.
- Turn the engine off, remove the oil
filler cap and pull the dipstick out.
Wait for 15 minutes for the oil to
return to the oil pan.
- Wipe the dipstick clean and re-insert it
- Pull the dipstick out again and check
the level. Check if the oil level is
between the F-L line, and if it is below
the L line, add enough oil to bring the
level to F line.
Be very careful not to touch the radiator
hose when checking or adding the
engine oil as it may be hot enough to
When you wipe the oil level gauge, you
should wipe it with a clean cloth. When
mixed with debris, it can cause engine
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Use a funnel to help prevent oil from
being spilled on engine components.
Use only the specified engine oil.
- Do not spill engine oil when adding or
changing engine oil. Wipe off spilled
- The engine oil consumption may
increase while you break in a new
vehicle and it will be stabilized after
driving 4,000 miles (6,000 km).
- The engine oil consumption can be
affected by driving habits, climate
conditions, traffic conditions, oil quality,
etc. Therefore, it is recommended
that you inspect the engine oil level
regularly and refill it if necessary.
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
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,
Check Blind-Spot Safety system
When Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance
Assist is not working properly, the warning message will appear on the cluster
for several seconds, and the master
warning light ( ) will appear. Have
Use the information in the following sections
to maintain the interior of your
Interior general precautions
Prevent chemicals such as perfume, cosmetic
oil, sun cream, hand cleaner, and
air freshener from contacting the interior