Kia Sportage: Rear wiper blade replacement

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Wiper blades / Rear wiper blade replacement

Rear wiper blade replacement

  1. Within 20 seconds after the vehicle ignition is OFF, move the wiper lever to MIST position for over 2 seconds until the wiper moves down to the bottom middle part.
  2. Raise the wiper arm and pull out the wiper blade assembly.

Rear wiper blade replacement

  1. Lift up the wiper blade, and pull the blade to remove it.

Rear wiper blade replacement

  1. Install the new blade assembly by inserting the center part into the slot in the wiper arm until it clicks into place.

Rear wiper blade replacement

  1. Make sure the blade assembly is installed firmly by trying to pull it slightly.

    If the replacement is complete, put down the wiper arm to place it on the rear windshield, and turn the vehicle ignition to ON and operate the wipers to check the blade is installed correctly.

To prevent damage to the wiper arms or other components, have the wiper blade replaced by an authorized Kia dealer.


If the wiper arm receives too much force while pulling the blade, the center part may be damaged.


  • The wiper could not operate for approx. 10 seconds when the wiper is operated without washer fluid or the blades are frozen. This is not a malfunction, it is a wiper protection system activated by motor overload circuit within the wiper motor.
  • The front windshield should be cleaned with water hose and wiped with clean towel with wiper blades raised up. Also, the wiper blades should be wiped clean when the grease or wax is applied to the blades.



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