Kia Sportage: Warning Messages / Shift to P or N to start engine (for smart key system)

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Trip modes (Trip computer) / Warning Messages / Shift to P or N to start engine (for smart key system)

✽ NOTICE

You can start the engine with the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position; however; we recommend that you start the engine with the shift lever in the P (Park) position for your safety.

Check fuse BRAKE SWITCH (for smart key system)
This warning message illuminates if the brake switch fuse is disconnected. It means that you should replace the fuse with a new one. If that is not possible, you can start the engine by pres ...

Door/Hood/Liftgate Open
It means that any door, hood, or liftgate is open. ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Transmitter precautions


The transmitter will not work if any of following occur: - The ignition key is in the ignition switch. - You exceed the operating distance limit (about 30 feet [10 m]). - The battery in the transmitter is weak. - Other vehicles or objects may be blocking the signal. - The weather is ext ...

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


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