Kia Sportage: Windshield defrosting and defogging / Defogging logic

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Windshield defrosting and defogging / Defogging logic

To reduce the possibility of fogging up the inside of the windshield, the air intake or air conditioning is controlled automatically according to certain conditions such as or position. To cancel automatic defogging logic or return to the automatic defogging logic, do the following.

Automatic climate control system
To defog inside windshield 1. Set the fan speed to the desired position. 2. Select desired temperature. 3. Press the defroster button (). 4. The outside (fresh) air position will be selected aut ...

Manual climate control system
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. 2. Press the defroster button (). 3. Within 3 seconds after pressing the defroster button, press the air intake control button at least 5 times wi ...

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