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Kia Sportage: Defogging inside windshield

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Windshield defrosting and defogging / Defogging inside windshield

When the windshield is covered with frost or moisture, the front view is blurred, you should remove the frost and moisture.

WARNING

Windshield heating

Do not use the or position during cooling operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and the windshield could cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, causing loss of visibility. In this case, set the mode selection to the position and fan speed control to the lower speed.

  • For maximum defrosting, set the temperature control to the extreme right/ hot position and the fan speed control to the highest speed.
  • If warm air to the floor is desired while defrosting or defogging, set the mode to the floor-defrost position.
  • Before driving, clear all snow and ice from the windshield, rear window, outside rear view mirrors, and all side windows.
  • Clear all snow and ice from the hood and air inlet in the cowl grill to improve heater and defroster efficiency and to reduce the probability of fogging up the inside of the windshield.

Defogging inside windshield

Manual type
Manual type

Automatic type A (button)
Automatic type A (button)

Automatic type B (control panel)
Automatic type B (control panel)

  1. Set the fan speed to the desired position.
  2. Select desired temperature.
  3.  Press the defroster button ( ).
  4. The outside (fresh) air position will be selected automatically and the air conditioning will turn on according to the detected ambient temperature.

If the air conditioning and outside (fresh) air position are not selected automatically, adjust the corresponding button manually. If the position is selected, lower fan speed is adjusted to a higher fan speed.

Defrosting outside windshield

Manual type
Manual type

Automatic type A (button)
Automatic type A (button)

Automatic type B (control panel)
Automatic type B (control panel)

  1. Set the fan speed to the highest position.
  2.  Set the temperature to the extreme hot (HI) position.
  3.  Press the defroster button ( ).
  4. The outside (fresh) air position will be selected automatically and the air conditioning will turn on according to the detected ambient temperature.

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