Kia Sportage: Driver position memory system reset

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Driver Position Memory System / Driver position memory system reset

If the Driver position memory system does not work properly, initialize the system as follows.

How to initialize:

  1. Stop the vehicle and open the driver's door with the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button in the ON position and the vehicle shifted to P (Park).
  2. Pull the driver's seat forward as far as possible and have the seatback upright as much as possible using the driver's seat forward/backward adjustment and seatback angle (recline) switches.
  3. Push the SET button and seat forward movement switch for 2 seconds simultaneously.

Initialization in the process:

  1. Initialization begins as the alarm sounds.
  2. The seat and seatback will automatically move backwards. The alarm sound will continue while the system is in operation.
  3. Initialization will be complete after the seat and seatback move to the center with an alarm sound.

If, however, cases as follows occur, the initialization process will come to a stop and the alarm sound will stop as well.

  • When pushing driving position memory system button
  • When pushing driver's seat height adjustment switch
  • When shifting from P (Park) to other positions
  • When driving speed exceeds 2 mph (3 km/h)
  • When the driver's door is closed

Easy access function

The system will move the driver's seat automatically as follows:

With smart key system

  • It will move the driver's seat rearward when the ENGINE START/STOP button is in the OFF position and the driver's door is opened.
  • It will move the driver's seat forward when the vehicle is turned ON or the driver's door is closed with the smart key with you.

You can activate or deactivate the Easy Access Function from the User Settings Mode on the LCD display. For more details, refer to "User settings mode"

If your vehicle is equipped with additional navigation, please refer to the infotainment system manual separately supplied.


Upward/downward movement of the seat may not work when passengers get on/off the vehicle in order to prevent foot injuries in certain places.



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