Kia Sportage: Theft-alarm stage

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Theft-alarm system / Theft-alarm stage

The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the system is armed.

  • A front or rear door is opened without using the smart key.
  • The liftgate is opened without using the smart key.
  • The hood is opened.

The horn will sound and the hazard warning lights will blink continuously for approximately 27 seconds, and repeat the horn 3 times unless the system is disarmed. To turn off the system, unlock the doors with the folding key or smart key.

Disarmed stage

The system will be disarmed when:

Using the remote key

  • The door unlock button is pressed.
  • The engine is started.
  • The vehicle is in the "ON" position for 30 seconds or more.

Using the smart key

  • The door unlock button is pressed.
  • The button of the front outside door is pressed while carrying the smart key.
  • The engine is started. (within 3 seconds)

After pressing the unlock button, the hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound twice (in smart key) to indicate that the system is disarmed.

After pressing the unlock button, if any door (or liftgate) is not opened within 30 seconds, the system will be rearmed.

  • Avoid trying to start the engine while the alarm is activated. The vehicle starting motor is disabled during the theft-alarm stage.

    If the system is not disarmed with the folding key, insert the key into the ignition switch, turn the ignition switch to the ON position and wait for 30 seconds. Then the system will be disarmed.

  • If you lose your keys, consult your authorized Kia dealer.


Adjusting alarm system

Do not change, alter or adjust the theft alarm system in your vehicle. Improper installation of the alarm system could damage the vehicle or cause the system to malfunction.


Malfunctions caused by improper alterations, adjustments or modifications to the theft-alarm system are not covered by your vehicle manufacturer warranty.


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