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Kia Sportage: Outside rear view mirror

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Mirrors / Outside rear view mirror

Your vehicle is equipped with both left-hand and right-hand outside rear view mirrors.

Be sure to adjust the mirror angles before driving.

The mirrors can be adjusted remotely with the control levers or remote switch, depending on the type of mirror control installed. The mirror heads can be folded back to prevent damage during an automatic car wash or when passing through a narrow street.

NOTICE

Rear view mirrors

  • The outside rear view mirror is convex. Objects seen in the mirror are closer than they appear.
  • Use your interior rear view mirror or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing lanes.

CAUTION

Do not scrape ice off the mirror face; this may damage the surface of the glass. If ice should restrict the movement of the mirror, do not force the mirror for adjustment. To remove ice, use a deicer spray, or a sponge or soft cloth with warm water.

CAUTION

If the mirror is jammed with ice, do not adjust the mirror by force. Use an approved spray de-icer (not radiator antifreeze) to release the frozen mechanism or move the vehicle to a warm place and allow the ice to melt.

WARNING

Do not adjust or fold the outside rear view mirrors while the vehicle is moving.

This could result in loss of control, and an accident which could cause DEATH, SERIOUS INJURY, or property damage.

Adjusting the outside rear view mirrors

The electric remote control mirror switch allows you to adjust the position of the left and right outside rear view mirrors.

Adjusting the rear view mirrors:

  1. Move the R or L switch (1) to select the right side mirror or the left side mirror.
  2. Press a corresponding point on the mirror adjustment control (2) to position the selected mirror up, down, left or right.

CAUTION

  • The mirrors stop moving when they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is pressed. Do not press the switch longer than necessary, the motor may be damaged.
  • Do not attempt to adjust the outside rear view mirror by hand. Doing so may damage the parts.

Folding the outside rear view mirror

Manual type

To fold the outside rear view mirror, grasp the housing of the mirror and then fold it toward the rear of the vehicle.

Manual type

Reverse parking aid function (if equipped)

When you shift the gear to the R (Reverse) position, the outside rear view mirror(s) will rotate downwards to aid with driving in reverse.

Reverse parking aid function (if equipped)

The position of the outside rear view mirror switch (1) determines whether or not the mirrors will move: Left/Right: When either the L (Left) or R (Right) switch is selected, both outside rear view mirrors will move.

Neutral: When neither switch is selected, the outside rear view mirrors will not move.

The outside rear view mirrors will automatically revert to their original positions if any of the followings occur:

  • The ignition switch or ENGINE START/ STOP button is placed to either the LOCK/OFF position or the ACC position.
  • The gear is shifted to any position except R (Reverse).
  • The remote control outside rear view mirror switch is not selected.

Auto reverse user settings

If you cannot secure enough visibility with the angles provided as factory default conditions, you can readjust and store the angles of outside rear view mirrors.

The factory default angles of the right and left rear view mirrors might be set differently to improve visibility.

  1. Set the shift lever to P (Parking). Make sure that the vehicle is stopped and the mirrors are not working.
  2. Position the lever to L (left) or R (right) depending on the mirror that you want to adjust.
  3. Step on the brake pedal and shift the shift lever to R (Reverse).
  4. When the downward movement of the rear view mirror is finished, adjust the mirror to the desired angle by pressing the switches , , , .
  5. If you shift the shift lever to a position other than R (Reverse), or change the rear view mirror selector lever to the neutral position, and the automatic return of the mirror is finished, the adjusted angle will be automatically saved.
  6. You can adjust the rear view mirror on the other side by following the same procedures (1-5).

How to reset auto reverse user settings

If you want to change the automatic control function of rear view mirrors to factory-default conditions, follow the steps below.

  1. Shift the shift lever to P (Park). Make sure that the vehicle is stopped and the mirror is not working.
  2. Choose the mirror to be adjusted by positioning the lever to L (left) or R (right).
  3. Step on the brake pedal and shift the shift lever to R (Reverse).
  4. When the downward movement of 4 the rear view mirror is finished, press the switch   to locate the mirror in the position higher than before (P, N or D).

    (Adjust the mirror in the higher position compared to its position in the driving mode)

  5. It is initialized when the shift lever is shifted to a position other than R (Reverse), or the rear view mirror selector lever is changed to the neutral position. (Initialized position will be applied f r om next operation)
  6. You can initialize settings for the mirror on the other side by following the same procedures (1-5).

CAUTION

We recommend following the procedures in an orderly manner to change or initialize the auto reversing user settings.

If you move to the next step before completing the previous one, the changed angle may not be changed or initialization may not work properly.

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