Kia Sportage: Emergency starting / Push-starting

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / What to do in an emergency / Emergency starting / Push-starting

Vehicles equipped with automatic transaxle lock system cannot be push-started.

Follow the directions in this section for jump-starting.

WARNING - Tow starting vehicle

Never tow a vehicle to start it. When the engine starts, the vehicle can suddenly surge forward and could cause a collision with the tow vehicle.

Jump starting
Jump starting can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Therefore, to avoid harm to yourself or damage to your vehicle or battery, follow these jump starting procedures. If in doubt, we strongly recom ...

If the engine overheats
If your temperature gauge indicates overheating, you experience a loss of power, or hear loud pinging or knocking, the engine will probably be too hot. If this happens, you should: 1.Pull off the ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual: Photo Sensor Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. 2. Connect the KDS/GDS. 3. Flash an intensive light onto the photo sensor using a lamp, and check the change in output voltage. 4. ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual: Driver Airbag (DAB) Module and Clock Spring Description and operation


Description Driver Airbag (DAB) is installed in the steering wheel and electrically connected to SRSCM via the clock spring. It protects the driver by deploying the airbag when frontal crash occurs. The SRSCM determines deployment of the Driver Airbag (DAB). ...

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