Kia Sportage: ENGINE START/STOP button / Starting the engine with a smart key

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2024) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / ENGINE START/STOP button / Starting the engine with a smart key

1.Carry the smart key or place it inside the vehicle.

2.Make sure the parking brake is firmly applied

3.Place the transaxle shift lever in P (Park). Depress the brake pedal fully.

You can also start the engine when the shift lever is in the N (Neutral) position.

4.Press the ENGINE START/STOP button while depressing the brake pedal.

It should be started without depressing the accelerator.

5.Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving at moderate engine speeds. (Steep accelerating and decelerating should be avoided.)

Starting and stopping the engine for turbocharger intercooler

1. Do not race or accelerate the engine immediately after starting.

If the engine is cold, idle for several seconds before sufficient lubrication is ensured in the turbocharger unit.

2. After high speed or extended driving, requiring a heavy engine load, idle the engine about 1 minute before turning it off.

This idle time will allow the turbocharger to cool prior to shutting the engine off.

CAUTION

Do not turn the engine off immediately after it has been subjected to a heavy load. Doing so may cause severe damage to the engine or turbocharger unit.

WARNING - Unintended vehicle movement

Never leave the smart key in the vehicle with children or vehicle occupants who are unfamiliar with the vehicle operation. Pushing the ENGINE START/STOP button while the smart key is in the vehicle may result in unintended engine activation and/or unintended vehicle movement.

Do not press the ENGINE START/ STOP button for more than 10 seconds except when the stop lamp fuse is blown.

ENGINE START/STOP button position
OFF Not illuminated To turn off the engine (START/RUN position) or vehicle power (ON position), press the ENGINE START/STOP button with the shift lever in the P (Park) position. When you press ...

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