Kia Sportage: Driving your vehicle

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle

Be sure the exhaust system does not leak.

The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the underneath side of the vehicle, have the exhaust system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING - Engine exhaust

Do not inhale exhaust fumes or leave your engine running in a enclosed area for a prolonged time. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.

WARNING - Open liftgate

Do not drive with the liftgate open. Poisonous exhaust gases can enter the passenger compartment. If you must drive with the liftgate open proceed as follows:

1. Close all windows.

2. Open side vents.

3. Set the air intake control at "Fresh", the air flow control at "Floor" or "Face" and the fan at the highest speed.

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

Engine exhaust and a wide variety of automobile components and parts, including components found in the interior furnishings in a vehicle, contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Roof rack
If the vehicle has a roof rack, you can load cargo on top of your vehicle. Crossbars and fixing components needed to install the roof rack on your vehicle may be obtained from an authorized Kia d ...

Before driving
Before entering vehicle Be sure that all windows, outside mirror(s), and outside lights are clean. Check the condition of the tires. Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks. Be sure th ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: System operation


Ventilation 1.Set the mode to the position. 2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position. 3.Set the temperature control to the desired position. 4.Set the fan speed control to the desired speed. Heating 1.Set the mode to the position. 2.Set the air intake control to the ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Cleaning the upholstery and interior trim


Vinyl Remove dust and loose dirt from vinyl with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner. Clean vinyl surfaces with a vinyl cleaner. Fabric Remove dust and loose dirt from fabric with a whisk broom or vacuum cleaner. Clean with a mild soap solution recommended for upholstery or carpets. Remove fresh ...

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