Kia Sportage: Lubricants and fluids - Maintenance - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Lubricants and fluids

Checking the washer fluid level The reservoir is translucent so that you can

Checking the washer fluid level The reservoir is translucent so that you can check the level with a quick visual inspection. Check the fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir and add fluid if necessary. Plain water may be used if washer fluid is not available. However, use washer solvent with antifreeze characteristics in cold climates to prevent freezing.

WARNING - Coolant • Do not use radiator coolant or antifreeze in the washer fluid reservoir. • Radiator coolant can severely obscure visibility when sprayed on the windshield and may cause loss of vehicle control or damage to paint and body trim. • Windshield Washer fluid agents contain some amounts of alcohol and can be flammable under certain circumstances. Do not allow sparks or flame to contact the washer fluid or the washer fluid reservoir. Damage to the vehicle or it's occupants could occur. • Windshield washer fluid is poisonous to humans and animals. Do not drink and avoid contacting windshield washer fluid. Serious injury or death could occur.

Body lubrication All moving points of the body, such as door hinges, hood hinges, and locks, should be lubricated each time the engine oil is changed. Use a nonfreezing lubricant on locks during cold weather. Make sure the engine hood secondary latch keeps the hood from opening when the primary latch is released.

    Transfer case (4WD)
    Checking or changing transfer case fluid Have transfer case fluid checked or changed by an Authorized Kia Dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section. Use only th ...

    Air cleaner
    Element replacement Have the air cleaner element checked and replaced in accordance with the maintenance schedule. NOTICE Do not drive with the air cleaner removed; this will result in excessive ...

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    Instrument Panel
    Instrument Panel 1. Instrument cluster 2. Ignition switch 3. Lighting switch/Turn signal and dimmer switch 4. Windshield wiper and washer switch/Rear window wiper and washer switch 5. Hazard war ...

    Important safety notes
    WARNING It is dangerous to shift the automatic transmission out of parking position P or neutral position N if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the b ...

    To use the external audio input function (vehicles with a rear-seat display)
    Auxiliary Video connecter (RCA). A- Left audio input connecter (white). B- Right audio input connecter (red). C- Video input connecter (yellow). You can listen to commercially available audio equ ...