Kia Sportage: Climate control air filter
The climate control air filter installed
behind the glove box filters the dust or
other pollutants that come into the vehicle
from the outside through the heating
and air conditioning system.
- Outside air
- Recirculated air
- Climate control air filter
- Evaporator core
- Heater core
If dust or other pollutants accumulate in
the filter over a period of time, the air
flow from the air vents may decrease.
This leads to moisture accumulating on
the inside of the windshield even when
the outside (fresh) air position is selected. If this
happens, have the climate
control air filter replaced by an
authorized Kia dealer.
- Replace the filter according to the
Maintenance Schedule. If the vehicle
is being driven in severe conditions
such as dusty or rough roads, more
frequent air conditioner filter inspections
and changes are required.
- When the air flow rate suddenly
decreases, have the system checked
by an authorized Kia dealer.
Air conditioning refrigerant label
* The actual air conditioning refrigerant
label in the vehicle may differ from the
Each symbol and specification on the air
conditioning refrigerant label is represented
- Classification of refrigerant
- Amount of refrigerant
- Classification of Compressor lubricant
- Flammable Refrigerant
- Registered technician to service Air
You can find out which air conditioning
refrigerant is applied your vehicle at the
label inside of the engine compartment.
Refer to "Refrigerant label"
for more detail on the location of air conditioning
When the amount of refrigerant is low,
the performance of the air conditioning
is reduced. Overfilling also has a negative
impact on the air conditioning system.
Therefore, if abnormal operation is
found, have the system inspected by an
The manual climate control system uses cooling and heating to help maintain a
pleasant environment inside the vehicle.
Fan speed control knob
Front windshield defroster button
Rear window defroster button
Air conditioning (A/C) button
Start the engine.
Set the mode to the desired position.
For improving the effectiveness of heating and cooling;
Set the temperature control to the desired position.
Set the air intake control to the outs
Wiper arm & blade
Cowl top cover
Wiper motor & linkage assembly
Wiper motor connector
The smart key uses a 3 volt lithium battery
which will normally last for several
If you are
unsure how to use or replace
the battery, contact an authorized Kia
Detach mechanical key from your
Pry open the key