Kia Sportage: Operating conditions

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Idle Stop and Go (ISG) system / Operating conditions

The ISG will operate under the following condition:

  • The driver's seatbelt is fastened.
  • The driver's door and hood are closed.
  • The brake vacuum pressure is adequate.
  • The battery sensor is activated and the battery is sufficiently charged.
  • Outside temperature is not too low or too high.
  • The vehicle is driven over a constant speed and stops.
  • The climate control system satisfies the conditions.
  • The vehicle is sufficiently warmed up.
  • The incline is gradual.
  • The steering wheel is turned less than 180 degrees and then the vehicle stops.


  • If the ISG system does not meet the operation condition, the ISG system is deactivated. If the ISG does not operate, the reason for the non-operation will appear on the LCD display (if equipped).
  • If the light or warning message comes on continuously, please check the operation condition.
  • ISG system will be activated with the vehicle equipped with Smart Cruise Control if the operating conditions are met.

Deactivating the ISG

Deactivating the ISG

  • If you wish to deactivate the ISG, press the ISG OFF button. The light on the ISG OFF button will illuminate.
  • If you press the ISG OFF button again, the ISG will be activated and the light on the ISG OFF button will turn off.

ISG malfunction

The ISG may not operate when an ISG related sensor or system error occurs.

The following will happen:

  • The yellow AUTO STOP ( ) indicator on the instrument cluster will stay on.

When the engine is in Idle Stop mode, it's possible to restart the engine without the driver taking any action. Before leaving the vehicle or doing anything in the engine compartment, stop the engine by the ENGINE START/STOP button to the OFF position.


If the AGM battery is reconnected or replaced, ISG function will not operate immediately. If you want to use the ISG function, the battery sensor needs to be calibrated for approximately 4 hours with the ignition off. After calibration, turn the engine on and off 2 or 3 times.


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