Kia Sportage: Operating precautions for catalytic
- Do not park, idle or drive the vehicle
over or near flammable objects, such
as grass, vegetation, paper, leaves,
etc. A hot exhaust system can ignite
flammable items under your vehicle.
- Also, do not remove the heat sink
around the exhaust system, do not
seal the bottom of the vehicle or do
not coat the vehicle for corrosion control.
It may present a fire risk under
Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic
converter emission control device.
Therefore, the following precautions
must be observed:
Failure to observe these precautions
could result in damage to the catalytic
converter and to your vehicle. Additionally,
such actions could void your warranties.
California perchlorate notice
Perchlorate Material-special handling
Notice to California Vehicle Dismantlers:
Perchlorate containing materials, such
as air bag inflators, seatbelt pre-tensioners
and keyless remote entry batteries,
must be disposed of according to Title
22 California Code of Regulations Section
Gross vehicle weight
Min: Behind rear seat
Max: Behind front seat
Air conditioning system
Please contact a professional workshop for more details.
Contact an authorized Kia dealer.
*1. Load Index
*2. If equipped
When replacing tires, use the same size originally supplied with the
Using tires of a different size can damage the related parts or make it work
We recommend that
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
is the number used in registering your
vehicle and in all legal matters pertaining
to its ownership, etc.
VIN cover (if equipped)
The number is punched on the floor
under the front right side seat. To
Description and Operation
1. The photo sensor is located at the right of defrost nozzle.
2. The photo sensor contains a photovoltaic (sensitive to sunlight) diode. The solar radiation received by its light receiving portion, generates
If a large amount of unburned gasoline flows into the converter, it may
overheat and create a fire hazard. To
prevent this observe the following precautions and explain them to your
1. Use only unleaded gasoline.
2. Do not