Kia Sportage: Interior care
Use the information in the following sections
to maintain the interior of your
Interior general precautions
Prevent chemicals such as perfume, cosmetic
oil, sun cream, hand cleaner, and
air freshener from contacting the interior
parts because they may cause damage
or discoloration. If they do contact the
interior parts, wipe them off immediately.
If necessary, use a mixture of
warm water and mild non-detergent
cleaner (test all cleaners on a concealed
area before use).
Never allow water or other liquids to
come in contact with electrical/electronic
components inside the vehicle as this
may damage them.
When cleaning leather products (steering
wheel, seats etc.), use neutral detergents
or low alcohol content solutions. If
you use high alcohol content solutions or
acid/alkaline detergents, the color of the
leather may fade or the surface may get
Taking care of leather seats
- Vacuum the seat periodically to
remove dust and sand on the seat. It
will prevent abrasion or damage of
the leather and maintain its quality.
- Wipe the leather seat cover often with
dry or soft cloth.
- Sufficient use of a leather protective
may prevent abrasion of the cover
and helps maintain the color. Be sure
to read the instructions and consult a
specialist when using leather coating
or protective agents.
- Leather with bright colors (beige,
cream beige) is easily contaminated
and clear in appearance. Clean the
- Avoid wiping with wet cloth. It may
cause the surface to crack.
Cleaning the leather seats
Remove all contaminations instantly.
Refer to instructions below for removal
of each contaminant.
- Cosmetic products (sunscreen, foundation,
- Beverages (coffee, soft drink, etc.)
- Apply a small amount of neutral
detergent and wipe until contaminations
do not smear.
- Oil, blue jeans/clothes (Color transfer)
- Remove oil/stain instantly with
absorbable cloth and wipe with
stain remover for leather only.
- Harden the gum with ice and
Fabric seat cover (if equipped)
Please clean the fabric seats regularly
with a vacuum cleaner in consideration
of fabric material characteristics. If they
are heavily soiled with beverage stains,
etc., use a suitable interior cleaner. To
prevent damage to seat covers, wipe off
the seat covers down to the seams with
a large wiping motion and moderate
pressure using a soft sponge or microfiber
Velcro closures on clothing or sharp
objects may cause snagging or
scratches on the surface of the seats.
Make sure not to rub such objects
against the surface.
Car interior surfaces
Remove dust and loose dirt from interior
surfaces with a whisk broom or a vacuum
cleaner. If necessary, clean interior
surfaces with a mixture of warm water
and mild non-detergent cleaner (test all
cleaners on a concealed
The emission control system of your
vehicle is covered by a written limited
warranty. Please see the warranty information
contained in the Warranty &
Consumer Information manual in your
Your vehicle is equipped with an emission
To prevent the vehicle from misfiring
during dynamometer testing,
turn the ESC off by pressing the
After dynamometer testing is completed,
turn the ESC back on by
pressing the ESC switch again.
1. Crankcase emission cont
Master cylinder assembly
[2.0T - GDI ENGINE ONLY]
Brake Booster Operating Test
For simple checking
Move the wiper speed control switch
to the OFF position.
Pull the lever gently toward you to
spray washer fluid on the windshield
and to run the wipers 1-3 cycles. Use
this function when the windshield is
dirty. The spray and wiper