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Kia Sportage: Indicator lights

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Warning and indicator lights / Indicator lights

Electronic stability control (ESC) indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP Button to the ON position.
  • It appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When there is a malfunction with the ESC system.

    In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

This indicator light blinks:

While the ESC is operating.

* For more details, refer to "Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system"

Electronic stability control (ESC) OFF indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP Button to the ON position.
  • It appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When you deactivate the ESC system by pressing the ESC OFF button.

* For more details, refer to "Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system"

Auto Stop indicator light

This indicator will appear when the engine enters the Idle Stop mode of ISG (Idle Stop and Go) system.

When the automatic starting occurs, the auto stop indicator on the cluster will blink for 5 seconds.

* For more details, refer to "Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system"

NOTICE

When the engine automatically starts by ISG system, some warning lights (ABS, ESC, ESC OFF, EPS or Parking brake warning light) may turn on for a few seconds.

This happens because of the low battery voltage. It does not mean the system is malfunctioning.

AUTO HOLD indicator light (AUTO HOLD) (if equipped)

This indicator light appears:

  • White When you activate the auto hold system by pressing the AUTO HOLD button.
  • Green When you stop the vehicle completely by depressing the brake pedal with the auto hold system activated.
  • Yellow When there is a malfunction with the auto hold system. In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

* For more details, refer to "AUTO HOLD"

Immobilizer indicator light (without smart key) (if equipped)

This indicator light appears:

  • When the vehicle detects the immobilizer in your key properly while the ignition switch is ON.
  • At this time, you can start the engine.
  •  The indicator light goes off after starting the engine.

This indicator light blinks:

  • When there is a malfunction with the immobilizer system.

    In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Immobilizer indicator light (with smart key)

This indicator light appears for up to 30 seconds:

  • When the vehicle detects the smart key in the vehicle properly while the ENGINE START/STOP button is ACC or ON.
  • At this time, you can start the engine.
  • The indicator light goes off after starting the engine.

This indicator light blinks for a few seconds:

  • When the smart key is not in the vehicle.
  • At this time, you can not start the engine.

This indicator light appears for 2 seconds and goes off:

When the vehicle can not detect the smart key which is in the vehicle while the ENGINE START/STOP Button is ON.

In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

This indicator light blinks:

  • When the battery of the smart key is weak.
  • At this time, you can not start the engine. However, you can start the engine if you press the ENGINE START/STOP Button with the smart key. (For more details, refer to "Immobilizer system"
  • When there is a malfunction with the immobilizer system.

    In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Turn signal indicator light

This indicator light blinks:

  • When you turn the turn signal light on. If any of the following occurs, there may be a malfunction with the turn signal system. In this case, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
  • The indicator light does not blink but appears.
  • The indicator light blinks more rapidly.
  • The indicator light does not appear at all.

Low beam indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • When the headlamps are on.

High beam indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • When the headlamps are on and in the high beam position.
  • When the turn signal lever is pulled into the Flash-to-Pass position.

High Beam Assist indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • When the high beam is on with the light switch in the AUTO light position.
  • If your vehicle detects oncoming or preceding vehicles, High Beam Assist will switch the high beam to low beam automatically.

* For more details, refer to "High Beam Assist (HBA)"

Light ON indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • When the taillamps or headlamps are on.

Front fog indicator light (if equipped)

This indicator light appears:

  • When the front fog lights are on.

Lane Safety indicator light

Lane Safety indicator will appear when you turn Lane Keeping Assist on by pressing Lane Safety button.

If there is a problem with Lane Keeping Assist, the yellow LaneSafety indicator will appear

* For more details, refer to "Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)"

Cruise Control indicator light (if equipped)

This indicator light appears:

  • When the cruise control system is enabled.

* For more details, refer to "Cruise Control (CC) (if equipped)"

Downhill Brake Control (DBC) indicator light

This indicator light appears:

  • When you set the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP Button to the ON position.
  • It appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When you activate the system by pressing the DBC button.

This indicator light blinks:

  • When the DBC is operating

This indicator light appears yellow:

  • When there is a malfunction with the DBC system.

If this occurs, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

* For more details, refer to "Downhill Brake Control (DBC)"

All Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK indicator light (if equipped)

This indicator light appears:

  • Once you set the ignition switch or ENGINE START/STOP button to the ON position.
  • It appears for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.
  • When you select AWD lock mode by pressing the AWD LOCK button.
  • The AWD lock mode is to increase the drive power when driving on wet pavement, snow covered roads and/or off-road.

NOTICE

AWD lock mode

Do not use AWD LOCK mode on dry paved roads or highway, it can cause noise, vibration or damage of AWD related parts.

SPORT Mode indicator light

This indicator light appears :

  • When you select "SPORT" mode as drive mode.

For more details, refer to "Drive mode integrated control system"

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