Kia Sportage: Features of your vehicle / Welcome system

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Welcome system

Headlight (Headlamp) escort function

The headlights (and/or taillights) remain on for approximately 5 minutes after the ignition key is removed or turned to the ACC or LOCK position. However, if the driver’s door is opened and closed, the headlights are turned off after 15 seconds.

The headlights can be turned off by pressing the lock button on the transmitter or smart key twice or turning off the light switch from the headlight or Auto light position.

Interior light

When the interior light switch is in the DOOR position and all doors (and trunk) are locked and closed, the room lamp will come on for 30 seconds if any of the below is performed.

At this time, if you press the door lock button, the lamps will turn off immediately.

Pocket lamp (if equipped)

When all doors are locked and closed, the pocket lamp will come on for 15 seconds if any of the below is performed.

At this time, if you press the door lock button, the lamps will turn off immediately.

Glove box lamp
The glove box lamp comes on when the glove box is opened. To prevent unnecessary battery drain, close the glove box securely after using the glove box. ...

Defroster
CAUTION - Conductors To prevent damage to the conductors bonded to the inside surface of the rear window, never use sharp instruments or window cleaners containing abrasives to clean the window. ...

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Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Rear parking assist system precautions


The rear parking assist system may not sound consistently depending on the speed and shapes of the objects detected. The rear parking assist system may malfunction if the vehicle bumper height or sensor installation has been modified or damaged. Any non-factory installed equipment or a ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: How to reset the power liftgate


If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, or if the related fuse has been replaced or disconnected, for the power liftgate to operate normally, reset the power liftgate as follows: 1. Put the automatic shift lever in P (Park). 2. While pressing the liftgate close button, press the li ...

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