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Kia Sportage: Scheduled maintenance service

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

Scheduled maintenance service precaution

Follow the Normal Maintenance Schedule if the vehicle is usually operated where none of the following conditions apply. If any of the following conditions apply, follow the Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions.

  • Repeated driving short distance of less than 5 miles (8 km) in normal temperature or less than 10 miles (16 km) in freezing temperature
  • Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
  • Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread roads
  • Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather
  • Driving in heavy dust condition
  • Driving in heavy traffic area
  • Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road repeatedly
  • Using for towing or camping and driving with loading on the roof
  • Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use of vehicle towing
  • Frequently driving under high speed or rapid acceleration/deceleration.
  • Frequently driving in stop-and-go condition

If your vehicle operates under the following conditions, you should inspect, replace or refill more frequently or follow the 'Severe' Maintenance schedule. After the periods or distance shown in the chart, continue to follow the prescribed maintenance intervals.

NOTICE

The vehicle may be equipped with the Oil Life Management System that predicts engine oil life based on the driver's driving history and alerts the driver to change engine oil.

  • If the deterioration of the engine oil increases depending on the driver's driving severity, the remaining oil life alert appears on the instrument cluster before the normal engine oil replacement interval. Have the engine oil and filter be changed by an authorized Kia dealer.
  • Oil Life Management System when the recommended engine oil is used.

    So, if recommended engine oil is not used, replace the engine oil according to the maintenance schedule under severe usage condition.

    Also, check the amount of engine oil regularly as this system assumes that the engine oil is being filled normally.

  • Always reset the remaining engine oil life whenever the engine oil is changed. Otherwise, the Oil Life Management System will not be correct.
  • If there is no alert until the maximum maintenance interval, have vehicle be checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

NOTICE

After 10 years or 100,000 miles (150,000 km), we recommend to use severe maintenance schedule.

Normal maintenance schedule

The following maintenance services must be performed to ensure good emission control and performance. Keep receipts for all vehicle services to protect your warranty.

Where both mileage and date are shown, the frequency of service is determined by whichever occurs first.

I: Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.

R: Replace or change.

Normal maintenance schedule

*1. Fuel additives

Kia recommends that you use Tier 1 unleaded gasoline which has an octane rating of RON (Research Octane Number) 95/AKI (Anti Knock Index) 91 or higher.

For customers who do not use good quality gasolines including fuel additives regularly, and have problems starting or the engine does not run smoothly, one bottle of additives should be added to the fuel tank at every 8,000 miles (13,000 km).

Additives are available from an authorized Kia dealer. Do not mix with other additives.

*2. Engine oil and engine oil filter

As it is normal for engine oil to be consumed during driving, the engine oil level should be checked on regular basis.

The engine oil change interval for normal operating conditions is based on the use of the recommended engine specification.

If the recommended engine oil specification is not used, then replace the engine oil according to the maintenance schedule under severe operating conditions.

*3. Coolant (Engine)

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.

*4. Drive belts (Engine)

Inspect alternator, water pump and air conditioner drive belt and if necessary, repair or replace. Inspect drive belt tensioner, idler and alternator pulley and if necessary correct or replace.

*5. Differential oil (rear) (AWD)

If the vehicle has been submerged in water or in a flooded area, the fluids should be changed as a precaution.

*6. Transfer case oil (AWD)

If the vehicle has been submerged in water or in a flooded area, the fluids should be changed as a precaution.

Fuel filter (Gasoline engine)

The fuel filter is considered to be maintenance free but periodic inspection is recommended for this maintenance schedule depends on fuel quality.

  • If there are some important safety matters like fuel flow restriction, surging, loss of power, hard starting problem etc, replace the fuel filter immediately regardless of maintenance schedule and consult an authorized Kia dealer for details

Maintenance under severe usage conditions

I: Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.

R: Replace or change.

Maintenance under severe usage conditions

Severe driving conditions

  1. Repeatedly driving short distance of less than 5 miles (8 km) in normal temperature or less than 10 miles (16 km) in freezing temperature.
  2.  Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances.
  3. Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or saltspread roads.
  4. Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather
  5. Driving in heavy dust condition.
  6. Driving in heavy traffic area.
  7. Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain roads repeatedly.
  8. Using for towing or camping and driving with loading on the roof
  9. Driving for patrol car, taxi, other commercial use of vehicle towing.
  10. Frequently driving under high speed or rapid acceleration/deceleration
  11. Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions.

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