Kia Sportage: Hood open warning
The hood warning message will appear
on the LCD display when hood is open.
The warning chime will operate when
the vehicle is being driven at or above 2
mph (3 km/h) with the hood open.
Closing the hood
- Before closing the hood, check the
- All filler caps in the engine compartment
must be correctly
- Gloves, rags or any other combustible
material must be removed f r om
the engine compartment
- Lower the hood until it is about 12 in.
(30 cm) above the closed position and
let it drop. Make sure that it locks into
- Check that the hood has engaged
- If the hood can be raise slightly, it is
not properly engaged.
- Open it again and close it with a little
Before closing the hood, ensure that all
obstructions are removed f r om the hood
opening. Closing the hood with an
obstruction present in the hood opening
may result in severe personal injury or
Do not leave gloves, rags or any other
combustible material in the motor compartment.
Doing so may cause a heatinduced
Always double check to be sure that the
hood is firmly latched before driving
away. If it is not latched, the hood could
fly open while the vehicle is being driven,
causing a total loss of visibility, which
may result in an accident.
Fuel filler door
The vehicle's fuel filler door must be
opened and closed by hand from outside
Opening the fuel filler door
To unlock fuel filler door:
Press the unlock button on your smart
Press the Central Door unl
To lock fuel filler door:
ress the lock button on your smart
Press the Central Door lock button on
armrest trim of driver's door
All doors will automatically lock after
the vehicle speed exceeds 9.3 mph (15
km/h). Fuel lid is
The heating and cooling system can be controlled manually by pressing buttons
other than the AUTO button.
In this case, the system works sequentially according to the order of buttons
Start the vehicle.
Set the mode to the des
Prior to working on the Interior lamps,
ensure that the "OFF" button is
depressed to avoid burning your fingers
or receiving an electric shock.
Turn off vehicle and disconnect the
negative terminal from