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Kia Sportage: Driving your vehicle

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle

Be sure the exhaust system does not leak

The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose.

If you hear a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the vehicle, have the exhaust system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING

Engine exhaust

Do not inhale exhaust fumes or leave your engine running in an enclosed area for a prolonged time. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.

WARNING

Open liftgate

Do not drive with the liftgate open. Poisonous exhaust gases can enter the passenger compartment. If you must drive with the liftgate open proceed as follows:

  1. Close all windows.
  2. Open side vents.
  3. Set the air intake control at "Fresh", the air flow control at "Floor" or "Face", and the fan at the highest speed.

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 Before driving

Before getting into the vehicle, you should examine the vehicle and its surroundings. After getting into the vehicle, you should check a number of things before driving. Before entering vehicle

 Key positions

Your vehicle is equipped with four different ignition positions. Illuminated ignition switch Whenever a front door is opened, the ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided th

 ENGINE START/STOP button

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 Mechanical key

If the smart key does not operate normally, you can lock or unlock the door by using the mechanical key. To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button (1) and remove the mechanical key (2). To reinstall the mechanical key, put the key into the hole and push it until a

 With the smart key

Door locks Know how to use the door lock so that you can lock or unlock the door if necessary. With the smart key Carrying the smart key, you may lock and unlock the vehicle doors (and liftgate). Also, you may start the engine. Refer to the following for more details. Locking Pressing

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