Kia Sportage: Recommended engine coolant
- When adding coolant, use only deionized
water or soft water for your vehicle
and never mix hard water in the
coolant filled at the factory. An
improper coolant mixture can result in
serious malfunction or engine damage.
- The engine in your vehicle has aluminum
engine parts and must be protected
by an ethylene-glycol with
phosphate based coolant to prevent
corrosion and freezing.
- DO NOT USE alcohol or methanol
coolant or mix them with the specified
- Do not use a solution that contains
more than 60% antifreeze or less than
35% antifreeze, which would reduce
the effectiveness of the solution.
For mixture percentage, refer to the following
Engine coolant reservoir
Do not remove the
engine coolant reservoir
cap when the
engine and radiator are hot. Scalding hot
coolant and steam may blow out under
pressure causing serious injury.
Changing the coolant
Have the coolant replaced by an authorized
Put a thick cloth around the radiator cap
before refilling the coolant in order to
prevent the coolant from overflowing
into engine parts such as the alternator.
- Do not use engine coolant or antifreeze
in the washer fluid reservoir.
- Radiator coolant can severely obscure
visibility when sprayed on the windshield
and may cause loss of vehicle
control or damage the paint and body
Checking the brake fluid level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir
periodically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.
Before removing the reservoir cap
and adding brake fluid, clean the ar
Checking the washer fluid level
The reservoir is translucent so that you
can check the level with a quick visual
Check the fluid level in the washer
fluid reservoir and add fluid if necessary.
Plain water may be used if
Replacing air cleaner filter
Pull up the lever (1) on the air cleaner
cover and release the lock.
Rotate the fixed lever on the filter and
loosen the lock.
Replace the air cleaner filter.
Assemble in r
This vehicle is equipped with a variety of
lights to illuminate the interior and exterior
of the vehicle.
To prevent the battery from being discharged,
do not leave the headlamp and
interior light on for a prolonged time
while the engi
Identification Number Locations
Identification Number Description
Vehicle Identification Number
World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI)
KNA: Passenger vehicle, MPV (Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle)/SUV