Kia Sportage: Vehicle handling instructions - Introduction - Kia Sportage Owner's ManualKia Sportage: 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 clearance, track, etc.) give this vehicle a higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. In other words they are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional 2-wheel drive vehicles. Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. Again, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Be sure to read the “onpavement” and “off-road” driving guidelines, in section 5 of this manual.

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    Calling a contact
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    Attaching tether straps
    1. Install the child restraint securely in one of the rear seating positions. 2. Pass the tether strap over the seat back and beneath the head restraint. 3. Attach the tether strap hook to the tet ...

    Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
    If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign countries, please be aware that: service facilities or replacement parts may not be readily available. unleaded fuel for vehicles with a catalytic ...