Wipers and washers

A : Wiper speed control

A : Wiper speed control

· MIST – Single wipe · OFF – Off
· INT – Intermittent wipe AUTO - AUTO control wipe (if equipped)
· LO – Low wiper speed
· HI – High wiper speed
B : Intermittent or Auto control wipe time adjustment
C :Wash with brief wipes

Windshield wipers

Windshield wipers

Operates as follows when the ignition switch is turned ON.

MIST : For a single wiping cycle, push the lever upward and release it with the lever in the OFF position.

The wipers will operate continuously if the lever is pushed
upward and held.

OFF : Wiper is not in operation INT : Wiper operates intermittently at the same wiping intervals. Use this mode in a light rain or mist. To vary the speed setting, turn the speed control knob (1).

LO : Normal wiper speed
HI : Fast wiper speed


If there is heavy accumulation of snow or ice on the windshield, defrost the windshield for about 10 minutes, or until the snow and/or ice is removed before using the windshield wipers to ensure proper operation.


• When you operate the wipers, if your vehicle has a problem in any part of the wiper operation system, the wiper may operate in the LO mode regardless of the wiper switch position. In this case, have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.

• When the ignition key is removed, the wiper blade sometimes may move slightly to be properly positioned for reducing the deterioration of the windshield wipers.

Auto control (if equipped)

Auto control (if equipped)

The rain sensor located on the upper end of the windshield glass senses the amount of rainfall and controls the wiping cycle for the proper interval. The more it rains, the faster the wiper operates.When the rain stops, the wiper stops.To vary the speed setting, turn the speed control knob (1).

If the ignition switch is turned ON when the wiper switch is set in AUTO mode, or the wiper switch is set in AUTO mode when the ignition switch is ON, or the speed control knob is turned upward when the wiper switch is in AUTO mode, the wiper will operate once to perform a self-check of the system. Set the wiper to OFF position when the wiper is not in use.


When the ignition switch is ON and the windshield wiper switch is placed in the AUTO mode, use caution in the following situations to avoid any injury to the hands or other parts of the body: • Do not touch the upper end of the windshield glass facing the rain sensor.

• Do not wipe the upper end of the windshield glass with a damp or wet cloth.

• Do not put pressure on the windshield glass.


When washing the vehicle, set the wiper switch in the OFF position to stop the auto wiper operation.

The wiper may operate and be damaged if the switch is set in the AUTO mode while washing the vehicle.

Do not remove the sensor cover located on the upper end of the passenger side windshield glass.

Damage to system parts could occur and may not be covered by your vehicle warranty.

When starting the vehicle in winter, set the wiper switch in the OFF position. Otherwise, wipers may operate and ice may damage the windshield wiper blades. Always remove all snow and ice and defrost the windshield properly prior to operating the windshield wipers.

Windshield washers

Windshield washers

In the OFF position, pull the lever gently toward you to spray washer fluid on the windshield and to run the wipers 1-3 cycles.

Use this function when the windshield is dirty.

The spray and wiper operation will continue until you release the lever.

If the washer does not work, check the washer fluid level. If the fluid level is not sufficient, you will need to add appropriate non-abrasive windshield washer fluid to the washer reservoir.

The reservoir filler neck is located in the front of the engine compartment on the passenger side.


To prevent possible damage to the washer pump, do not operate the washer when the fluid reservoir is empty.


Do not use the washer in freezing temperatures without first warming the windshield with the defrosters; the washer solution could freeze on contact with the windshield and obscure your vision.


• To prevent possible damage to the wipers or windshield, do not operate the wipers when the windshield is dry.

• To prevent damage to the wiper blades, do not use gasoline, kerosene, paint thinner, or other solvents on or near them.

• To prevent damage to the wiper arms and other components, do not attempt to move the wipers manually.

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