Kia Sportage: Exterior care / Bright-metal maintenance

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Exterior care / Bright-metal maintenance

Finish damage repair
Deep scratches or stone chips in the painted surface must be repaired promptly. Exposed metal will quickly rust and may develop into a major repair expense. If your vehicle is damaged and requires ...

Underbody maintenance
Road salt and other corrosive chemicals are used in cold weather states to melt snow and prevent ice accumulation. If these chemicals are not regularly removed, they will corrode the vehicle under ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual: Noise and smoke


When inflated, the air bags make a loud noise and leave smoke and powder in the air inside the vehicle. This is normal and is a result of the ignition of the air bag inflator. After the air bag inflates, you may feel substantial discomfort in breathing due to the contact of your chest with bot ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual: Rear parking assist system precautions


The rear parking assist system may not sound consistently depending on the speed and shapes of the objects detected. The rear parking assist system may malfunction if the vehicle bumper height or sensor installation has been modified or damaged. Any non-factory installed equipment or a ...

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