Kia Sportage: How to use this manual - Introduction - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: How to use this manual

We want to help you get the greatest possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owner’s Manual can assist you in many ways.We strongly recommend that you read the entire manual. At the very least, you must read the WARNING and CAUTION sections spread throughout the manual, which are easily recognized by their special markings. These sections have precautions that must be followed to prevent personal injury or death. Illustrations complement the words in this manual to best explain how to enjoy your vehicle. By reading your manual, you learn about features, important safety information, and driving tips under various road conditions. The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. A good place to start is the index; it has an alphabetical listing of all information in your manual. Sections: This manual has eight sections plus an index. Each section begins with a brief list of contents so you can tell at a glance if that section has the information you want. You’ll find various WARNING’s, CAUTION’s, and NOTICE’s in this manual. These WARNING’s, CAUTION’s and NOTICE’s were prepared to enhance your personal safety and continued satisfaction with Kia vehicle.You should carefully read and follow ALL procedures and recommendations provided in these WARNING’s, CAUTION’s and NOTICE’s.

WARNING A WARNING indicates a situation in which serious bodily injury or death could result if the warning is ignored.

CAUTION A CAUTION indicates a situation in which personal injury, perhaps severe, could result if the caution is ignored.

NOTICE A NOTICE indicates a situation in which damage to your vehicle could result if the notice is ignored.

    Introduction
    How to use this manual Vehicle handling instructions Vehicle break-in process ...

    Vehicle handling instructions
    As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Specific design characteristics (higher ground cleara ...

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    Battery
    If the battery is not fully charged during extremely cold weather conditions, the battery fluid may freeze and damage the battery. To maintain maximum efficiency, the battery should be checked ...

    Brake fluid level
    If you notice that the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the MIN mark or less, check the brake system immediately for leaks. Also check the thickness of the brake lin ...

    Daily checks
    - Operation of lamps, horn, direction indicators, wipers, washers and warning lamps. - Operation of seat belts and brakes. - Look for fluid deposits underneath the vehicle that might indicate a l ...