Kia Sportage: Rear wiper blade replacement
- 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.
- Raise the wiper arm and pull out the
wiper blade assembly.
- Lift up the wiper blade, and pull the
blade to remove it.
- Install the new blade assembly by
inserting the center part into the slot
in the wiper arm until it clicks into
- Make sure the blade assembly is
installed firmly by trying to pull it
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.
Keep the battery securely mounted.
Keep the battery top clean and dry.
Keep the terminals and connections
clean, tight, and coated with petroleum
jelly or terminal grease.
Rinse any spilled electrolyte from the
Your vehicle has a maintenance-free,
If the battery becomes discharged in a
short time (because, for example, the
headlamps or interior lights were left
on while the vehicle was not in use),
recharge it by slow cha
The steering wheel of this vehicle is
equipped with the Electric Power Steering
Electric power steering (EPS)
Power steering uses the motor to assist
you in steering the vehicle.
If the engine is off or if the po
Be sure the exhaust system does not leak
The exhaust system should be checked
whenever the vehicle is raised to change
the oil or for any other purpose.
If you hear a change in the sound of the
exhaust or if you drive over something