Kia Sportage: Automatic transaxle / Good driving practices

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Automatic transaxle / Good driving practices

✽ NOTICE - Kickdown Mechanism

Use the kickdown mechanism for maximum acceleration. Depress the accelerator pedal beyond the pressure point. The automatic transaxle will shift to a lower gear depending on the engine speed.

Ignition key interlock system
The ignition key cannot be removed unless the shift lever is in the P (Park) position. Even if the ignition switch is in the LOCK position, the key cannot be removed. If your vehicle is equipped ...

Moving up a steep grade from a standing start
To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and re ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Service Manual: Crankshaft Repair procedures


Disassembly    In case of removing the high pressure fuel pump, high pressure fuel pipe, delivery pipe, and injector, there may be injury caused by leakage of the high pressure fuel. So don’t do any repa ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Service Manual: Heated Oxygen Sensor (HO2S) Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the HO2S connector. 3. Measure resistance between the HO2S terminals 4 and 5 [B1/S1]. Specification: 2.5 - 4.0Ω [20° ...

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