Kia Sportage: Road warning

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / What to do in an emergency / Road warning

When an emergency situation occurs while driving or when you park by the edge of the roadway, you must alert approaching or passing vehicles to be careful as they pass. For this, you should use the hazard warning flasher.

Hazard warning flasher

The hazard warning flasher serves as a warning to other drivers to exercise extreme caution when approaching, overtaking, or passing your vehicle.

Hazard warning flasher

It should be used whenever emergency repairs are being made or when the vehicle is stopped near the edge of a roadway.

Depress the flasher switch with the ENGINE START/STOP button in any position. The flasher switch is located in the center fascia panel. All turn signal lights will flash simultaneously.

  • The hazard warning flasher operates whether your vehicle is running or not.
  • The turn signals do not work when the hazard flasher is on.
  • Care must be taken when using the hazard warning flasher while the vehicle is being towed.

In case of an emergency while driving

If an emergency situation occurs while driving, stay calm and take the following steps.

If the vehicle stalls while driving

  1. Reduce your speed gradually, keeping a straight line.
  2. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place.
  3. Turn on your hazard warning flasher.
  4. Try to start the vehicle again. If your vehicle will not start, contact an authorized Kia dealer or seek other qualified assistance.

If the engine stalls at a crossroad or crossing

  • If the engine stalls at a crossroad or crossing, set the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position and then push the vehicle to a safe place.

If you have a flat tire while driving

  1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and let the vehicle slow down while driving straight ahead.

    Do not apply the brakes immediately or attempt to pull off the road as this may cause a loss of control.

  2. When the vehicle has slowed to such a speed that it is safe to do so, brake carefully and pull off the road.
  3. Drive off the road as far as possible and park on firm level ground.

    If you are on a divided highway, do not park in the median area between the two traffic lanes.

  4. When the vehicle is stopped, turn on your emergency hazard flashers, set the parking brake and put the transmission in P.
  5. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle. Be sure they all get out on the side of the vehicle that is away from traffic.
  6. When changing a flat tire, follow the instruction provided later in this section.

If the engine will not start

When the engine doesn't start, first check to see how much fuel there is and whether the battery is discharged.

If engine doesn't turn over or turns over slowly

  1. Be sure the shift lever is in N (Neutral) or P (Park) and the emergency brake is set.
  2. Check the battery connections to be sure they are clean and tight.
  3. Turn on the interior light. If the light dims or goes out when you operate the starter, the battery is discharged.
  4. Check the starter connections to be sure they are securely tightened.


Do not push or pull the vehicle to start it.

This could cause damage to your vehicle.

Refer to "Jump-starting"

If engine turns over normally but does not start

  1. Check the fuel level and add fuel if necessary.
  2. With the ENGINE START/STOP button in the OFF position, check all connectors at the ignition coils and spark plugs. Reconnect any that may be disconnected or loose.
  3. Check the fuel line in the engine compartment.
  4. If the engine still does not start, call an authorized Kia dealer or seek other qualified assistance.


     Emergency starting

    When the vehicle will not start because of low battery power, you may need to jump start the vehicle. Jump-starting Connect cables in numerical order and disconnect in reverse order. Jump-starting can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Ther

     If the engine overheats

    If your temperature gauge indicates overheating, you experience a loss of power, or hear a loud pinging or knocking, the engine will probably be too hot. If this happens, you should: Pull off the road and stop as soon as it is safe to do

     Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)


     Risk of burns when parking or stopping vehicle

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     Controlling fan speed

    The fan speed can be set to the desired speed by operating the fan speed control button. To change the fan speed: Press button right for higher speed, or press button left for lower speed. Type A (button) Type B (control panel)