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Kia Sportage: Folding key immobilizer system

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Immobilizer system / Folding key immobilizer system

Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the ignition key and electronic devices inside the vehicle.

With the immobilizer system, whenever you insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, it checks and determines and verifies that the ignition key is valid.

If the key is determined to be valid, the engine will start.

If the key is determined to be invalid, the engine will not start.

Deactivating the Folding Key Immobilizer system

Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ON position.

Activating the Folding Key Immobilizer system

Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.

The immobilizer system activates automatically.

Without a valid ignition key for your vehicle, the engine will not start.

Your Immobilizer password is a customer unique password and should be kept confidential. Do not leave this number anywhere in your vehicle.

NOTICE

Keep each key separately in order to avoid a starting malfunction.

NOTICE

In order to prevent theft of your vehicle, do not leave spare keys anywhere in your vehicle.

NOTICE

  • Do not put metal accessories near the ignition switch.
  • Metal accessories may interrupt the transponder signal and may prevent the engine from being started.

NOTICE

If you need additional keys or lose your keys, consult an authorized Kia dealer.

CAUTION

Immobilizer damage

Do not expose your immobilizer system to moisture, static electricity or rough handling. This may damage your immobilizer.

CAUTION

Immobilizer alterations

Do not change, alter or adjust the immobilizer system because it could cause the immobilizer system to malfunction.

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