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Kia Sportage: Defroster

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

The vehicle is equipped with a defroster for removing frost or fog from the rear window.

CAUTION

Conductors

To prevent damage to the conductors bonded to the inside surface of the rear window, never use sharp instruments or window cleaners containing abrasives to clean the window.

If you want to defrost and defog the front windshield, refer to "Windshield defrosting and defogging"

Operating rear window defroster

The defroster heats the window to remove frost, fog and thin ice from the rear window, while the engine is on.

If there is heavy accumulation of snow on the rear window, brush it off before operating the rear defroster.

Operating rear window defroster

To activate the rear window defroster:

  • Press the rear window defroster button located in the heater control panel.

    The indicator on the rear window defroster button illuminates when the defroster is ON.

    The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 20 minutes or when the ENGINE START/ STOP button is turned off.

To turn off the defroster:

  • Press the rear window defroster button again.

Outside mirror defroster (if equipped)

If your vehicle is equipped with the outside mirror defrosters, they will operate at the same time you turn on the rear window defroster.

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