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Kia Sportage: Opening the fuel filler door

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Fuel filler door / Opening the fuel filler door

Fuel filler door

The vehicle's fuel filler door must be opened and closed by hand from outside the vehicle.

Opening the fuel filler door

To unlock fuel filler door:

  • Press the unlock button on your smart key
  • Press the Central Door unlock button on armrest trim of driver's door
  • Pull the driver's inside door handle outward
  1. Turn the engine off.
  2. Ensure the driver's door is unlocked for unlocking fuel filler door.
  3. Press the rear center edge of fuel filler door.

Opening the fuel filler door

  1. Pull the fuel filler door (1) out to fully open.

Opening the fuel filler door

  1. To remove the fuel tank cap (2), turn it counterclockwise. You may hear a hissing noise as the pressure inside the tank equalizes.
  2. Place the cap on the fuel filler door.

NOTICE

The fuel filler door will unlock when Driver's door is unlocked To unlock fuel filler door:

  • Press the unlock button on your smart key
  • Press the Central Door unlock button on armrest trim of driver's door
  • Pull the driver's inside door handle outward

The fuel filler door will lock when all doors are locked

To lock fuel filler door:

  • Press the lock button on your smart key
  •  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 (15km/h) Fuel door is also locked when vehicle speed exceeds 9.3 mph (15km/h)

NOTICE

Before refueling, be sure to check what type of fuel is used for your vehicle.

If you put diesel or ethanol fuel into a gasoline-powered vehicle, it may affect the fuel system and cause serious damage to the vehicle.

NOTICE

If the fuel filler door does not open because ice has formed around it, tap lightly or push on the door to break the ice and release the door. Do not pry on the door. If necessary, spray around the door with an approved de-icer fluid (do not use radiator anti-freeze) or move the vehicle to a warm place and allow the ice to melt.

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