Smart key

Smart key
Smart key

With a smart key, you can lock or unlock a door (and trunk) and even start the engine without inserting the key.

The functions of buttons on a smart key are similar to the remote keyless entry.

(Refer to the “Remote keyless entry” in this section.)

Smart key functions

With the smart key, you can lock and unlock the vehicle doors (and trunk), and the smart key enables starting of the engine as well. Detailed information follows

Locking


Locking

Pressing the button in the front outside door handles with all doors (and trunk) closed and any door unlocked, locks all the doors (and trunk). The hazard warning lights blink once to indicate that all doors (and trunk) are locked. The button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside door handle. If you want to make sure that a door has locked or not, you should check the door lock button inside the vehicle or pull the outside door handle.

Even though you press the outside door handle buttons, the doors will not lock and the chime will sound for 3 seconds if any of following occur:
• The smart key is in the vehicle.

• The ENGINE START/STOP button is in ACC or ON position.

• Any door except the trunk is open.

Unlocking

Press the button in the front outside door handles with all doors (and trunk) closed and locked, unlocks the driver’s door.The hazard warning lights blink twice to indicate that the driver’s door is unlocked. All doors (and trunk) are unlocked if the button is pressed once more within 4 seconds.

The hazard warning lights will blink twice to indicate that all the doors (and trunk) are unlocked.

The button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside door handle.

When the smart key is recognized in the area of 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the front outside door handle, other people can also open the door without possession of the smart key.

Trunk unlocking (if equipped)

When all doors are locked, if you are within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside trunk handle with your smart key in your possession, the trunk will unlock and open when you press the trunk handle switch.

The hazard warning lights will blink twice to indicate that the trunk is unlocked.

Also, once the trunk is opened and then closed, the trunk will be locked automatically.

Start-up

You can start the engine without inserting the key. For detailed information refer to the “Engine start/stop button” in section 5.

Smart key precautions

NOTICE:


• If, for some reason, you happen to lose your smart key, you will not be able to start the engine. Tow the vehicle, if necessary, and contact an authorized KIA dealer.

• A maximum of 2 smart keys can be registered to a single vehicle. If you lose a smart key, you should immediately take the vehicle and key to your authorized KIA dealer to protect it from potential theft.

• The smart key will not work if any of following occur:
- The smart key is close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfere with normal operation of the smart key.

- You keep the smart key near a mobile two-way radio system or a cellular phone.

- Another vehicle’s smart key is being operated close to your vehicle.

When the smart key does not work correctly, open and close the door with the mechanical key. If you have a problem with the smart key, contact an authorized KIA dealer.

CAUTION:


Keep the smart key away from water or any liquid. If the keyless entry system is inoperative due to exposure to water or liquids, it will not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.

This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS-210.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

WARNING:


Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. If the keyless entry system is inoperative due to changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance, it will not be covered by your manufacturer’s vehicle warranty.


Trunk lock system


Trunk lock system

The trunk lid lock knob located in the trunk is used to prevent unauthorized access to the trunk.

Trunk locking

To activate the trunk lock system so that the trunk can only be opened with the mechanical key, perform the following: 1. Depress and hold the release button (1) and remove the mechanical key (2).

2. Open the trunk.

3. Set the trunk lid lock knob to LOCK position.

4. Close the trunk.

When leaving your keys with a parking lot attendant or valet, perform steps 1 to 4 above, remove the mechanical key from the smart key and leave the smart key with the attendant. In this manner the smart key can only be used to start the engine and operate door locks.

Lock release

To release the trunk lock feature, open the trunk with the mechanical key and set the trunk lid lock knob to UNLOCK position.

In this position the trunk will open with the trunk lid release lever or smart key.


Battery replacement


Battery replacement

A smart key battery should last for several years, but if the smart key is not working properly, try replacing the battery with a new one. If you are unsure how to use your smart key or replace the battery, contact an authorized KIA dealer.

NOTICE:


The circuit inside the smart key can have a problem if exposed to moisture or static electricity. If you are unsure how to use your smart key or replace the battery, contact an authorized KIA dealer.

1. Pry open the rear cover of the smart key.

2. Replace the battery with a new battery (CR2032). When replacing the battery, make sure the battery positive “+” symbol faces up as indicated in the illustration.

3. Install the battery in the reverse order of removal.

NOTICE:


• Using the wrong battery can cause the smart key to malfunction. Be sure to use the correct battery.

• Circuits inside the smart key may develop problems when dropped, exposed to moisture or static electricity.

• If you suspect that your smart key might have sustained some damage, or you feel your smart key is not working correctly, contact an authorized KIA dealer.

CAUTION:


An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health.

Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

Door lock/unlock in an emergency


Door lock/unlock in an emergency situation

If the smart key does not operate normally, you can lock or unlock the doors by using the mechanical key.

1. Depress and hold the release button (1) and remove the mechanical key (2).

2. Turn the key toward the rear of the vehicle to unlock and toward the front of the vehicle to lock.

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