Kia Sportage: Theft-alarm system - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: Theft-alarm system

This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the

This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the car. This system is operated in three stages: the first is the "Armed" stage, the second is the "Alarm" stage, and the third is the "Disarmed" stage. If triggered, the system provides an audible alarm with blinking of the hazard warning lights. Armed stage Park the car and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below. 1. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch. 2. Make sure that the engine hood and rear hatch/window are closed and latched. 3. Lock the doors using the transmitter of the keyless entry system. After completion of the steps above, the hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that the system is armed. • If any door, rear hatch/window or engine hood remains open, the system will not be armed. If this happens, rearm the system as described previous. • Do not arm the system until all passengers have left the vehicle. If the system is armed while a passenger(s) remains in the vehicle, the alarm may be activated when the remaining passenger( s) leaves the vehicle. Alarm stage The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the system is armed. • A front or rear door is opened without using the ignition key or transmitter. • The rear hatch/window is opened without using the ignition key or transmitter. • The engine hood is opened. The siren will sound and the hazard warning lights will blink continuously for 27 seconds, and repeat the alarm 3 times unless the system is disarmed. To turn off the system, unlock the doors with the ignition key or transmitter.

NOTICE Avoid trying to start the engine while the alarm is activated. The vehicle starting motor is disabled during the alarm stage.

Disarmed stage The system will be disarmed when the doors are unlocked by depressing the unlock button on the transmitter or unlocked with the ignition key. After depressing unlock button, the hazard warning lights will blink twice to indicate that the system is disarmed. After depressing unlock button, if any door is not opened within 30 seconds, the system will be rearmed. If the system is not disarmed with the ignition key or transmitter, insert the key in the ignition switch, turn the key to the ON position and wait for 30 seconds. Then the system will be disarmed

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