Kia Sportage: Exterior features
If the vehicle has a roof rack, you can
load cargo on top of your vehicle.
* The actual shape may differ from the
Crossbars and fixing components
needed to install the roof rack on your
vehicle may be obtained from an authorized
Kia dealer or other qualified shop.
- The crossbars (if equipped) should be
placed in the proper load carrying
positions prior to placing items onto
the roof rack.
- If the vehicle is equipped with a sunroof,
be sure not to position cargo
onto the roof rack in such a way that it
could interfere with sunroof operation.
- When the roof rack is not being used
to carry cargo, the crossbars may
need to be repositioned if wind noise
- When carrying cargo on the roof rack,
take the necessary precautions to
make sure the cargo does not damage
the roof of the vehicle.
- When carrying large objects on the
roof rack, make sure they do not
exceed the overall roof length or
- When you are carrying cargo on the
roof rack, do not operate the sunroof.
- The following specification is the maximum
weight that can be loaded onto
the roof rack. Distribute the load as
evenly as possible across the crossbars
(if equipped) and roof rack and
secure the load firmly.
Loading cargo or
luggage in excess of
the specified weight limit on the roof
rack may damage your vehicle.
- The vehicle center of gravity will be
higher when items are loaded onto
the roof rack. Avoid sudden starts,
braking, sharp turns, abrupt maneuvers
or high speeds that may result in
loss of vehicle control or rollover
resulting in an accident.
- Always drive slowly and turn corners
carefully when carrying items on the
roof rack. Severe wind updrafts,
caused by passing vehicles or natural
causes, can cause sudden upward
pressure on items loaded on the roof
rack. This is especially true when carrying
large, flat items such as wood
panels or mattresses. This could
cause the items to fall off the roof rack and cause
damage to your vehicle
or others around you.
- To prevent damage or loss of cargo,
FREQUENTLY check to ensure the
cargo is securely fastened to the roof
If you install an aftermarket HID head
lamp, your vehicle's audio and electronic
device may malfunction.
Using the infotainment/climate switchable
Press the button on the switchable controller
to switch between infot
If you install an aftermarket HID headlamp,
your vehicle's audio and electronic
device may malfunction.
* If your vehicle is equipped with infotainment
system, refer to a separately
supplied manual for detailed information.
Measuring dimensions before welding
When assembling a new part, assemble it according to the body dimensions
given in Section 31, and start welding
after checking the gaps with nearby parts.
Caution when welding
The number of welding points sho
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