Kia Sportage: Smart key / Smart key function

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Smart key / Smart key function

To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button (1) and remove the mechanical key (2).

To reinstall the mechanical key, put the key into the hole and push it until a click sound is heard.

With a smart key, you can lock or unlock a door (and Liftgate) and start the engine.

Refer to the following for more details.

WARNING - Ignition key (smart key)

Never leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children. Leaving children unattended in a vehicle with a manual ignition key or a smart key is dangerous. Children copy adults and they could place the key in the ignition switch or press the start button. The key would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Record your key number
The key code number is stamped on the bar code tag attached to the key set. Should you lose your keys, this number will enable an authorized Kia dealer to duplicate the keys easily. Remove the b ...

Door Lock
Using the door handle button - Carry the smart key. - Close all doors, engine hood and liftgate. - Press the button of the outside door handle. - The hazard warning lights will blink and the c ...

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