Kia Sportage: Tilt & telescopic steering wheel

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2023) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Steering wheel / Tilt & telescopic steering wheel

Tilt & telescopic steering wheel

A tilt and telescopic steering wheel allows you to adjust the steering wheel before you drive. You can also raise it to give your legs more room when you exit and enter the vehicle.

The steering wheel should be positioned so that it is comfortable for you to drive, while permitting you to see the instrument panel warning lights and gauges.


Steering wheel adjustment

Never adjust the angle and height of the steering wheel while driving. You may lose steering control.

Adjusting steering wheel angle and height

Adjusting steering wheel angle and height

  1. To change the steering wheel angle, pull down the lock release lever (1).
  2. Adjust the steering wheel to the desired angle (2) and distance forward/ back (3).

    Move the steering wheel, so it points toward your chest, not toward your face. Make sure you can see the instrument panel warning lights and gauges. After adjusting, pull up the lock.

  3. Pull up the lock-release lever to lock the steering wheel in place.

    Push the steering wheel both up and down to be certain it is locked in position.

  4. Be sure to adjust the steering wheel to the desired position before driving.


After adjustment, sometimes the lockrelease lever may not lock the steering wheel.

It is not a malfunction. This occurs when two gears engage. In this case, adjust the steering wheel again and then lock the steering wheel.


While adjusting the steering wheel angle and height, please do not push or pull it hard since the fixture can be damaged.


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