Kia Sportage: Emergency starting / Push-starting

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) 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 (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Check headlight


This warning message illuminates if there is a malfunction (burned-out bulb except LED lamp or circuit malfunction) with the headlamp. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer. ✽ NOTICE When replacing the bulb, use the same wattage bulb. For more information ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual: Repair procedures


Adjustment TCM adaptive values learning • TCM adaptive values learning : When shift shock occurs or parts related with the transaxle are replaced, TCM learning should be performed. • In the following case, TCM learning ...

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