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Kia Sportage: With the smart key

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Door locks / With the smart key

Door locks

Know how to use the door lock so that you can lock or unlock the door if necessary.

With the smart key

Carrying the smart key, you may lock and unlock the vehicle doors (and liftgate).

Also, you may start the engine.

Refer to the following for more details.

Locking

Pressing the button of the front driver side door handles with all doors closed and any door unlocked, locks all the doors. If all doors and engine hood are closed, the hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that all doors are locked.

The button will only operate when the smart key is within 28 ~ 40 inches (0.7 ~ 1 m) from the driver side door handle. If you want to make sure that a door has locked or not, you should pull the driver side door handle.

Even though you press the driver side door handle buttons, the doors will not lock and the chime will sound for 3 seconds if any of following occur:

  • The smart key is in the vehicle.
  • The ignition switch or ENGINE START/ STOP button is in the ACC or ON position.
  • Any door except the liftgate is open.

Unlocking

Pressing the button of the front driver side door handles with all doors closed and locked, unlocks all the doors. The hazard warning lights blink twice to indicate that all doors are unlocked.

The button will only operate when the smart key is within 28 ~ 40 inches (0.7 ~ 1 m) from the front driver side door handle.

When the smart key is recognized in the area of 28 ~ 40 inches (0.7 ~ 1 m) from the front driver side door handle, other people can also open the door without possession of the smart key.

After pressing the button, the doors will lock automatically unless you open any door within 30 seconds.

With the mechanical key

  1.  Pull out the door handle.
  2.  Press the lever (1) located inside the bottom part of the cover with a key or flat-head screwdriver.
  3.  Push out the cover (2) while pressing the lever (only the driver's door can be locked/unlocked).
  4. Turn the key toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock and toward the front of the vehicle to lock. Only the driver's door can be locked or unlocked.
  • If the door does not operate using the smart key, utilize the steps below to use the mechanical key.
  • Doors can also be locked and unlocked with the transmitter.
  • Once the doors are unlocked, they may be opened by pulling the door handle.
  • When closing the door, push the door by hand. Make sure the doors are closed securely.

NOTICE

  • When locking the door with a mechanical key, be aware that only the driver's door can be locked/ unlocked.
  • To lock all doors, operate the central lock switch inside the vehicle. Open the car door using the inner handle, then close the door and lock the driver's door with a mechanical key.
  • Refer to "Operating door locks from inside the vehicle"  to lock from inside the vehicle.

NOTICE

  • Be careful not to lose or scratch the cover when removing it.
  • When the key cover freezes and does not open, tap it lightly or indirectly warm (hand temperature, etc.) it up.
  • Do not apply excessive force to the door and door handle. It may be damaged.

NOTICE

  • In cold and wet climates, door lock and door mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.
  • If the door is locked/unlocked multiple times in rapid succession with either the vehicle key or door lock switch, the system may stop operating temporarily in order to protect the circuit and prevent damage to system components.

WARNING

  • Securely close your door before you begin driving. Failure to fully close your door may cause it to open during vehicle operation.
  • Keep your body out of the way of the closing door to prevent injuries.

WARNING

If any passengers must remain in the vehicle while it is very hot or cold outside, there is risk of injuries or danger to life. Do not lock the vehicle from the outside when there are passengers in the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not unnecessarily open and close the door repeatedly or with excessive force.

Such action can damage the vehicle door.

NOTICE

Always place the ENGINE START/STOP button in the OFF position, engage the parking brake, close all windows, and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle unattended.

  • To lock a door without the key, push the central door lock button (1) when the ignition switch or ENGINE START/ STOP button is in the OFF position and close the door (2).
  • If you lock the door with the central door lock button (1), all vehicle doors will lock automatically.

NOTICE

Always remove the ignition key, engage the parking brake, close all windows, and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle unattended.

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