Kia Sportage: Emergency starting / Push-starting

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) 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 (2015-2020) Owners Manual: Emergency braking


If there is a problem with the brake pedal while driving, emergency braking is possible by pulling up and holding the EPB switch. Braking is possible only while you are holding the EPB switch. WARNING Do not operate the electronic parking brake while the vehicle is moving except in an emerge ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual: Description and operation


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