Kia Sportage: Slide open/close

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Panoramic sunroof / Slide open/close

Slide open/close

  • Push the sunroof switch rearward to the first detent position, the sunroof glass opens. However, if the power sunshade is close, the power sunshade will open first.

    Push the sunroof switch forward to the first detent position, the sunroof glass closes. However, if the sunroof glass is close, the power sunshade will close.

  • Push the sunroof switch forward or rearward to the second detent position, the power sunshade and sunroof glass operate automatically (auto slide feature).

    To stop the sunroof movement at any point, push the sunroof switch in any direction.

Automatic reversal

Automatic reversal

If the power sunshade or sunroof glass senses any obstacle while it is closing automatically, it will reverse direction then stop at a certain position.

The auto reverse function may not work if an object thin or soft is caught between the sliding power sunshade or sunroof glass and sunroof sash.


  • Make sure heads, hands, arms or any other body parts or objects are out of the way before operating the sunroof.

    Body parts or objects may get caught causing injuries or vehicle damage.

  • Never deliberately use your body parts to test the automatic reversal function. The power sunshade or sunroof glass may reverse direction, but there is a risk of injury.


  • Do not continue to push the sunroof switch after the sunroof is fully opened, closed, or tilted. Damage to the sunroof motor could occur.
  • Continuous operations such as slide open/close, tilt open/close, etc. may cause the motor or sunroof system to malfunction.
  • Regularly remove any accumulated dust on the sunroof rail.
  • Dust accumulated between the sunroof and roof panel can make noise Open the sunroof and remove dust regularly using a clean cloth.
  • Do not try to open the sunroof when the temperature is below freezing or when the sunroof is covered with snow or ice. The sunroof may not work properly and may break if opened by force.
  • Do not open or drive with the sunroof glass open immediately after rain or washing the vehicle. Water may wet the interior of the vehicle.
  • Do not extend any luggage outside the sunroof while driving. Vehicle damage may occur if the vehicle suddenly stops.


Do not extend your head, arms, body parts or objects outside the sunroof while driving. Injuries may occur if the vehicle suddenly stops.


     Resetting the sunroof

    In some circumstances resetting the sunroof operation may need to be performed. Some instances where resetting the sunroof may be required include: When the 12-volt battery is either disc

     Steering wheel

     Electric power steering (EPS)

    Steering wheel The steering wheel of this vehicle is equipped with the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system. Electric power steering (EPS) Power steering uses the motor to assist you in steering


     Blade inspection

    When the wipers no longer clean adequately, the blades may be worn or cracked, and require replacement. To prevent damage to the wiper arms or other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manually. The use of a non-specified wiper blade could result in wiper malfunction and failur

     Vehicle lift (2-Support type) and safety stand positions

    1. Place the lift blocks under the support points as shown in the illustration. 2. Raise the hoist a few inches and rock the vehicle to be sure it is firmly supported. 3. Raise the hoist to full height to inspect the lift points for secure support. Jack and safety stand positions Towin