Theft-alarm system

Theft alarm system will not operate when


Theft alarm system will not operate when the ignition key is in the ignition switch.

If the lock button on the transmitter is pressed when the key is not in the ignition and any vehicle door or the trunk (if equipped) is open, then, the doors will lock but the theft alarm system will not activate. However, the theft alarm system will automatically activate when the open door(s) or trunk (if equipped) is closed and locked.

Armed stage
When the ignition switch is in the “LOCK” position, and key is not in the ignition, the system will be armed and the hazard lights will flash once when the following conditions are met:
• The hood, trunk (if equipped) and doors (including the rear hatch, if equipped) are all closed and locked with the transmitter.

• If a door or the trunk (if equipped) is not opened within approximately 30 seconds after unlocking with the transmitter, all doors will be locked again and theft alarm system armed.

NOTICE
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 activate (horn will sound and lights flash) when:
• Any door is opened without using the transmitter or key.

• The engine hood is opened.

The alarm will sound ON for 27 seconds, then OFF for 10 seconds. This ON/OFF cycle will be repeated three times. During this time, the engine will not start.

NOTICE
The engine will not start immediately while the theft-alarm system is armed or activated. You must disarm the theftalarm system to start the engine.

Opening the trunk with the alarm armed (if equipped)
When the alarm is armed, the alarm will not sound if the trunk lid is opened with the key.

Also, if any of the doors or hood is opened while the trunk lid is open and the alarm armed, the alarm will sound.

Disarmed stage
The system will be disarmed when the doors are unlocked by depressing the unlock button on the transmitter. After depressing unlock button, the hazard flasher light will flash twice to indicate the system is disarmed.

After depressing unlock button, if any door is not opened within 30 seconds, the system will be rearmed.

CAUTION
Only the transmitter can disarm the armed stage. If the transmitter does not disarm the system, it is necessary to take the following steps: Without immobilizer system: 1. Unlock and open the door with the key, which will cause the alarm to be activated.

2. Insert the key in the ignition switch and turn the ignition key to "ON" position.

3.Wait for 30 seconds.

With immobilizer system: 1. Unlock and open the door with the key, which will cause the alarm to be activated.

2. Insert the key in the ignition switch and turn the ignition key to "START" position.

After completing the steps above, the system will be disarmed.

CAUTION
Do not change, alter or adjust the theft-alarm system because it could cause the theft-alarm system to malfunction and should only be serviced by an authorized KIA dealer.

Malfunctions caused by improper alterations, adjustments or modifications to the theft-alarm system are not covered by your vehicle manufacturer warranty.

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