Kia Sportage: Emission control system / 3. Exhaust emission control system

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Emission control system / 3. Exhaust emission control system

The Exhaust Emission Control System is a highly effective system which controls exhaust emissions while maintaining good vehicle performance.

Vehicle modifications

This vehicle should not be modified. Modification of your vehicle could affect its performance, safety or durability and may even violate governmental safety and emissions regulations.

In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from any modification may not be covered under warranty.

Engine exhaust gas precautions (carbon monoxide)

WARNING - Exhaust

Engine exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide (CO). Though colorless and odorless, it is dangerous and could be lethal if inhaled. Follow the instructions on this page to avoid CO poisoning.

Operating precautions for catalytic converters

WARNING - Catalytic converter

Keep away from the catalytic converter and exhaust system while the vehicle is running or immediately thereafter. The exhaust and catalytic systems are very hot and may burn you.

WARNING - Fire

Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter emission control device.

Therefore, the following precautions must be observed:

Failure to observe these precautions could result in damage to the catalytic converter and to your vehicle. Additionally, such actions could void your warranties.

2. Evaporative emission control (including ORVR: Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery) system
The Evaporative Emission Control System is designed to prevent fuel vapors from escaping into the atmosphere. (The ORVR system is designed to allow the vapors from the fuel tank to be loaded into ...

California Perchlorate notice
Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate. Notice to California Vehicle Dismantlers: Perchlorate containing materials, such as air bag inflat ...

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