Kia Sportage: Securing a child restraint with a
When not using the LATCH system, all
child restraints must be secured to a
vehicle rear seat with the lap part of a
Automatic locking mode
All passenger seat belts move
under normal conditions and only lock
under extreme or emergency conditions
(emergency locking mode). So, in order
to secure a child restraint, you must
manually pull the seat belt all the way
out to shift the retractor to the "automatic
The "automatic locking" mode will help
prevent the normal movement of the
child in the vehicle from causing the seat
belt to loosen and compromise the CRS.
To install a CRS on the rear seats, do the
- Place the CRS on a rear seat and
route the lap/shoulder belt around or
through the child restraint, following
the restraint manufacturer's instructions.
Be sure the seat belt webbing is not
- Fasten the lap/shoulder belt latch into
the buckle. Listen for the distinct
Position the release button so that it is
easy to access in case of an emergency.
- Pull the shoulder portion of the seat
belt all the way out. When the shoulder
portion of the seat belt is fully
extended, it will shift the retractor to
the "automatic locking" (child
- Slowly allow the shoulder portion of
the seat belt to retract and listen for
an audible "clicking" or "ratcheting"
sound. This indicates that the retractor
is in the "automatic locking" mode.
If no distinct sound is heard, repeat
steps 3 and 4.
- Remove as much slack from the belt
as possible by pushing down on the
CRS while feeding the shoulder belt
back into the retractor.
- Push and pull on the CRS to confirm
that the seat belt is holding it firmly in
place. If it is not, release the seat belt
and repeat steps 2 through 6.
- Double check that the retractor is in
the "automatic locking" mode by
attempting to pull more of the seat
belt out of the retractor. If you cannot,
the retractor is in the "automatic locking"
If your CRS manufacturer instructs or
recommends you to use a tether anchor
with the lap/shoulder belt, refer to
"Securing a child restraint with the
LATCH anchors system" for more information.
When the seat belt is allowed to retract
to its fully stowed position, the retractor
will automatically switch from the "automatic
locking" mode to the emergency
lock mode for normal adult usage.
Auto lock mode
Set the retractor to Automatic Lock
mode when installing any Child Restraint
System. If the retractor is not in the automatic
locking mode, the child restraint
can move when your vehicle turns or
stops suddenly. A child can be seriously
injured or killed if the child restraint is
not properly anchored in the car
To remove the child restraint, press the
release button on the buckle and then
pull the lap/shoulder belt out of the
restraint and allow the seat belt to
* The actual air bags in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
Driver's front air bag
Passenger's front air bag
Side air bag
Curtain air bag
Even in vehicles with air bags, you and your passengers must always wear the
When inflated, the air bags make a loud
noise and leave smoke and powder in
the air inside the vehicle. This is normal
and is a result of the ignition of the air
bag inflator. After the air bag inflates,
you may feel substantial discomfort in
Components and Components Location
1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
2. Disconnect the ba
Car interior surfaces
Remove dust and loose dirt from interior
surfaces with a whisk broom or a vacuum
cleaner. If necessary, clean interior
surfaces with a mixture of warm water
and mild non-detergent cleaner (test all
cleaners on a concealed