Kia Sportage: Maintenance / Air cleaner

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Air cleaner

Filter replacement

It must be replaced when necessary, and should not be washed.

You can clean the filter when inspecting the air cleaner element.

Clean the filter by using compressed air.

1. Pull out the air cleaner cover.

2. Unlock by turning the locking lever downward.

3. Pull the air cleaner filter to replace.

4. Pull up the lever (1) to the LOCK position.

5. Rise up the cover (2) until the hooks on the cover are securely fastened into the latches (3).

6. Check if the cover is firmly installed.

Replace the filter according to the Maintenance Schedule.

If the vehicle is operated in extremely dusty or sandy areas, replace the element more often than the usual recommended intervals. (Refer to “Maintenance under severe usage conditions” in this chapter.)

CAUTION - Air filter maintenance

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