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Kia Sportage: For best battery service

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Battery / For best battery service

For best battery service

  • Keep the battery securely mounted.
  • Keep the battery top clean and dry.
  • Keep the terminals and connections clean, tight, and coated with petroleum jelly or terminal grease.
  • Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the battery immediately with a solution of water and baking soda.
  • If the vehicle is not going to be used for an extended time, disconnect the battery cables.

NOTICE

Your vehicle is equipped with maintenance free battery. If your vehicle is equipped with the battery marked with LOWER and UPPER on the side, you can check the electrolyte level. The electrolyte level should be between LOWER and UPPER. If the electrolyte level is low, it needs to add distilled (demineralized) water (Never add sulfuric acid or other electrolyte). When refill, be careful not to splash the battery and adjacent components.

And do not overfill the battery cells. It can cause corrosion on other parts. Make sure that the cell caps are tightened.

Contact an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING

Risk of explosion

The battery contains hydrogen -- a highly combustible gas which will explode if it comes in contact with a flame or spark.

Keep batteries out of the reach of children because batteries contain highly corrosive SULFURIC ACID and electrolytes.

Do not allow battery acid to contact your skin, eyes, clothing or paint finish.

Wear eye protection when charging or working near a battery. Always provide ventilation when working in an enclosed space.

Always read the following instructions carefully when handling a battery.

If any electrolyte gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention. If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the contacted area. If you feel pain or burning sensation, get medical attention immediately.

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

The battery contains lead. Do not dispose of it after use.

Please return the battery to an authorized Kia dealer to be recycled.

Never attempt to recharge the battery when the battery cables are connected.

WARNING

Risk of electrocution

Never touch the electrical ignition system while the vehicle is running. This system works with high voltage, which can "zap" you.

NOTICE

If you connect unauthorized electronic devices to the battery, the battery may be discharged. Never use unauthorized devices.

WARNING

Recharging battery

Never attempt to recharge the battery when the battery cables are connected.

WARNING

Battery lead compound

Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds.

Wash hands after handling.

Battery capacity label

Example
Example

* The actual battery label in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

  1. The Kia model name of battery
  2. The nominal capacity (in Ampere hours)
  3. The nominal reserve capacity (in min.)
  4. The nominal voltage
  5. The cold-test current in amperes by SAE
  6. The cold-test current in amperes by EN

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