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Kia Sportage: Owner maintenance

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Owner maintenance

The following lists are vehicle checks and inspections that should be performed by the owner or an authorized Kia dealer at the frequencies indicated to help ensure safe, dependable operation of your vehicle.

Any adverse conditions should be brought to the attention of your dealer as soon as possible.

These owner maintenance checks are generally not covered by warranties and you may be charged for labor, parts and lubricants used.

Owner maintenance schedule

When you stop for fuel:

  • Check the coolant level in coolant reservoir.
  • Check the windshield washer fluid level.
  • Look for low or under-inflated tires.
  • Check if the front of the radiator and condenser are clean and not blocked with leaves, dirt or insects etc. If any of the above parts are extremely dirty or you are not sure of their condition, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING

Hot coolant

Be careful when checking your engine coolant level when the engine is hot. Scalding hot coolant and steam may blow out under pressure.

While operating your vehicle:

  • Note any changes in the sound of the exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes in the vehicle.
  • Check for vibrations in the steering wheel. Notice any increased steering effort or looseness in the steering wheel, or change in its straight-ahead position.
  • Notice if your vehicle constantly turns slightly or "pulls" to one side when traveling on smooth, level road.
  • When stopping, listen and check for unusual sounds, pulling to one side, increased brake pedal travel or "hardto- push" brake pedal.
  • If any slipping or changes in the operation of your transmission occurs, take your vehicle to an authorized Kia dealer.
  • Check the transmission P (Park) function.
  • Check the parking brake.
  • Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle (water dripping from the air conditioning system during or after use is normal).

At least monthly:

  • Check the coolant level in the coolant reservoir.
  • Check the operation of all exterior lights, including the stoplights, turn signals and hazard warning flashers.
  • Check the inflation pressures of all tires including the spare (if provided) for tires that are worn, show uneven wear, or are damaged.
  • Check for loose wheel lug nuts.

At least once every 6 months:

  • Check the radiator, heater and air conditioning hoses for leaks or damage.
  • Check the windshield washer spray and wiper operation. Clean the wiper blades with clean cloth dampened with washer fluid.
  • Check the headlamp alignment.
  • Check the muffler, exhaust pipes, shields and clamps.
  • Check the lap/shoulder belts for wear and function.

At least once a year:

  • Clean the body and door drain holes.
  • Lubricate the door hinges and check the hood hinges.
  • Lubricate the door and hood locks and latches.
  • Lubricate the door rubber weatherstrips.
  • Check the air conditioning system.
  • Inspect and lubricate transmission linkage and controls.
  • Clean the battery and terminals.
  • Check the brake fluid level.
  • Visually inspect steering, suspension, and chassis components for damaged, loose, or missing parts or signs of wear.

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