Instrument cluster

1. Tachometer
1. Tachometer
2. Turn signal indicators 3. Speedometer
4. Engine temperature gauge 5.Warning and indicator lights 6. Shift position indicator* (Automatic transaxle only) 7. Odometer/Tripmeter*
8. Trip computer*
9. Fuel gauge
* if equipped
The actual cluster in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.

Instrument panel illumination


Instrument panel illumination (if equipped)
When the ignition switch is on, press the illumination control button to adjust the brightness of the instrument panel illumination.

Gauges


Gauges
Speedometer
The speedometer indicates the forward speed of the vehicle.

The speedometer is calibrated in kilometers per hour and/or miles per hour.

Tachometer


Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per minute (rpm).

Use the tachometer to select the correct shift points and to prevent lugging and/or over-revving the engine.

When the door is opened, or if the engine is not started within 1 minute, the tachometer pointer may move slightly in the ON position with the engine OFF.

This movement is normal and will not affect the accuracy of the tachometer once the engine is running.

CAUTION
Do not operate the engine within the tachometer's RED ZONE.

This may cause severe engine damage.

Engine temperature gauge


Engine temperature gauge This gauge shows the temperature of the engine coolant when the ignition switch is ON.

Do not continue driving with an overheated engine. If your vehicle overheats, refer to “If the engine overheats” in section 6.

CAUTION
If the gauge pointer moves beyond the normal range area toward the “H” position, it indicates overheating that may damage the engine.

WARNING
Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The engine coolant is under pressure and could cause severe burns. Wait until the engine is cool before adding coolant to the reservoir.

Fuel gauge


Fuel gauge
The fuel gauge indicates the approximate amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. The fuel tank capacity is given in section 8. The fuel gauge is supplemented by a low fuel warning light, which will illuminate when the fuel tank is nearly empty.

On inclines or curves, the fuel gauge pointer may fluctuate or the low fuel warning light may come on earlier than usual due to the movement of fuel in the tank.

WARNING - Fuel gauge
Running out of fuel can expose vehicle occupants to danger.

You must stop and obtain additional fuel as soon as possible after the warning light comes on or when the gauge indicator comes close to the E level.

CAUTION
Avoid driving with a extremely low fuel level. Running out of fuel could cause the engine to misfire, damaging the catalytic converter.

Odometer/Tripmeter/TRIP computer


Odometer/Tripmeter/TRIP computer (if equipped)
The trip computer is a microcomputercontrolled driver information system that displays information related to driving, such as odometer, tripmeter, distance to empty, average speed, driving time, average fuel consumption, and the ECOMINDERTM Indicator (ECO ON/OFF) mode on the display when the ignition switch is in the ON position. All stored driving information (except odometer and distance to empty) is reset if the battery is disconnected.

The odometer is always displayed until the display is turned off.

Press the TRIP button for less than 1 second to select any mode as follows:


Odometer


Odometer
The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven.

You will also find the odometer useful to determine when periodic maintenance should be performed.

See Maintenance, chapter 7.

NOTICE
It is forbidden to alter the odometer of all vehicles with the intent to change the mileage registered on the odometer. The alteration may void your warranty coverage.

Tripmeter


Tripmeter
TRIP A : Tripmeter A
TRIP B : Tripmeter B
This mode indicates the distance of individual trips selected since the last tripmeter reset.

The meter's working range is from 0.0 to 999.9 km (0.0 to 999.9 miles).

Pressing the TRIP button for more than 1 second, when the tripmeter (TRIP A or TRIP B) is being displayed, clears the tripmeter to zero (0.0).


Distance to empty (km or mi.)


Distance to empty (km or mi.) This mode indicates the estimated distance to empty based on the current fuel in the fuel tank and the amount of fuel delivered to the engine. When the remaining distance is below 30 miles (50 km), “---” will be displayed and the distance to empty indicator (RANGE) will blink until the vehicle is refueled.

The meter’s working range is from 30 to 990 miles (50 to 990 km).

Average fuel consumption


Average fuel consumption (l/100 km or MPG)
This mode calculates the average fuel consumption from the total fuel used and the distance since the last average consumption reset. The total fuel used is calculated from the fuel consumption input.

For an accurate calculation, drive more than 50 m (0.03 miles).

Pressing the RESET button for more than 1 second, when the average fuel consumption is being displayed, clears the average fuel consumption to zero (--.-).

NOTICE
• If the vehicle is not on level ground or the battery power has been interrupted, the “Distance to empty” function may not operate correctly.

The trip computer may not register additional fuel if less than 6 liters (1.6 gallons) of fuel are added to the vehicle.

• The fuel consumption and distance to empty values may vary significantly based on driving conditions, driving habits, and condition of the vehicle.

• The distance to empty value is an estimate of the available driving distance.

This value may differ from the actual driving distance available.

Average speed (km/h or MPH)


Average speed (km/h or MPH) This mode calculates the average speed of the vehicle since the last average speed reset.

Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the average speed keeps going while the engine is running.

Pressing the RESET button for more than 1 second, when the average speed is being displayed, clears the average speed to zero (---).

Driving time


Driving time
This mode indicates the total time traveled since the last driving time reset.

Even if the vehicle is not in motion, the driving time keeps going while the engine is running.

The meter’s working range is from 0:00~99:59.

Pressing the RESET button for more than 1 second, when the driving time is being displayed, clears the driving time to zero (0:00).

ECOMINDERTM INDICATOR


ECOMINDERTM INDICATOR ECO ON/OFF mode (if equipped) You can turn the ECOMINDERTM indicator (which is identified on your instrument dashboard by the “ECO” name) on/off on the instrument cluster in this mode.

If you push the TRIP button more than 1 second in the ECOMINDERTM indicator ECO ON mode, then ECO OFF is displayed in the screen and the ECO indicator turns off.

If you want to display the ECOMINDERTM indicator ECO again, press the TRIP button more than 1 second in the ECO OFF mode and then ECO ON mode is displayed in the screen.

When you press the TRIP button less than 1 second in the ECO mode, the mode is changed to odometer.

Warnings and indicators
All warning lights are checked by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start the engine). Any light that does not illuminate should be checked by an authorized KIA dealer.

After starting the engine, check to make sure that all warning lights are off. If any warning lights are still on, this indicates a situation that needs attention. When releasing the parking brake, the brake system warning light should go off. The fuel warning light will stay on if the fuel level is low.

ECOMINDERTM indicator
(if equipped)
The ECOMINDERTM indicator is a system that informs you to drive economically.

It is displayed if you drive fuel efficiently to help you improve fuel efficiency.

• The ECOMINDERTM indicator will turn the ECO light green on the instrument panel when you are driving fuel efficiently in the ECO ON mode.

If you don't want the indicator displayed, you can turn the ECO ON
mode to OFF mode by pressing the TRIP button.

As per ECO ON/OFF Mode operation, refer to the previous page.

• The fuel-efficiency can be changed by the driver's driving habit and road condition.

• It doesn't work at the condition which doesn't meet economical driving such as P (Park), N (Neutral) and R (Reverse).

ECOMINDER TM WARNING
Don't keep watching the “ECO” ECOMINDERTM indicator while driving.

It may distract you while driving and cause an accident that could result in severe personal injury.

Air bag warning light This warning light will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

This light also comes on when the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) is not working properly. If the AIR BAG warning light does not come on, or continuously remains on after operating for about 6 seconds when you turned the ignition switch to the ON position or started the engine, or if it comes on while driving, have the SRS inspected by an authorized KIA dealer.

Anti-lock brake system
(ABS) warning light
This warning light illuminates if the ignition switch is turned ON and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.

If the ABS warning light remains on, comes on while driving, or does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, this indicates that the ABS may have malfunctioned.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible. The normal braking system will still be operational, but without the assistance of the anti-lock brake system.

Electronic brake
force distribution
(EBD) system
warning light
If these two warning lights illuminate at the same time while driving, the ABS and EBD system may have malfunctioned.

In this case, your ABS and regular brake system may not work normally. Have the vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING
If both ABS and brake warning lights are on and stay on, your vehicle’s brake system will not work normally during sudden braking. In this case, avoid high speed driving and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.

NOTICE
If the ABS warning light or EBD warning light is on and stays on, the speedometer or odometer/tripmeter may not work. In this case, have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.

Seat belt warning
As a reminder to the driver, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately 6 seconds each time you turn the ignition switch ON, regardless of belt fastening.

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the ignition switch is turned on, the seat belt warning light and the seat belt warning chime will operate for approximately 6 seconds. But if it is fastened within the 6 seconds, the warning light will blink till the 6 seconds and the warning chime will turn off immediately.

If the driver's seat belt is disconnected after the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the seat belt warning light will blink for approximately 6 seconds.

But if it is fastened within the 6 seconds the warning light will turn off immediately.

If the driver's seat belt is not fastened when the vehicle speed exceeds 10 km/h (6 mph), the seat belt warning light and chime will operate approximately 11 times with a pattern of 6 seconds on and 24 seconds off until the belt is fastened or the vehicle speed decreases below 5 km/h (3 mph).

Turn signal indicator
The blinking green arrows on the instrument panel show the direction indicated by the turn signals. If the arrow comes on but does not blink, blinks more rapidly than normal, or does not illuminate at all, it indicates a malfunction in the turn signal system.You should consult your dealer for repairs.

High beam indicator
This indicator illuminates when the headlights are on and in the high beam position or when the turn signal lever is pulled into the Flash-to-Pass position.

Front fog light indicator (if equipped)
The indicator illuminates when the front fog lights ON.

Tail light indicator
(if equipped)
This indicator illuminates when the tail lights are on.

Engine oil pressure
warning light
This warning light indicates the engine oil pressure is low.

If the warning light illuminates while driving: 1. Drive safely to the side of the road and stop.

2. With the engine off, check the engine oil level. If the level is low, add oil as required.

If the warning light remains on after adding oil or if oil is not available, call an authorized KIA dealer.

CAUTION
If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure warning light is illuminated, severe damage could result.

CAUTION
If the oil pressure warning light stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may result. The oil pressure warning light comes on whenever there is insufficient oil pressure. In normal operation, it should come on when the ignition switch is turned on, then go out when the engine is started. If the oil pressure warning light stays on while the engine is running, there is a serious malfunction.

If this happens, stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so, turn off the engine and check the oil level. If the oil level is low, fill the engine oil to the proper level and start the engine again. If the light stays on with the engine running, turn the engine off immediately. In any instance where the oil light stays on when the engine is running, the engine should be checked by an authorized KIA dealer before the vehicle is driven again.

Parking brake & brake fluid warning light
Parking brake warning
This light is illuminated when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position. The warning light should go off after a few seconds when the parking brake is released.

Low brake fluid level warning If the warning light remains on, it may indicate that the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low.

If the warning light remains on: 1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.

2. With the engine stopped, check the brake fluid level immediately and add fluid as required. Then check all brake components for fluid leaks.

3. Do not drive the vehicle if leaks are found, the warning light remains on or the brakes do not operate properly.

Have the vehicle towed to any authorized KIA dealer for a brake system inspection and necessary repairs.

Your vehicle is equipped with dual-diagonal braking systems. This means you still have braking on two wheels even if one of the dual systems should fail. With only one of the dual systems working, more than normal pedal travel and greater pedal pressure are required to stop the vehicle. Also, the vehicle will not stop in as short a distance with only a portion of the brake system working. If the brakes fail while you are driving, shift to a lower gear for additional engine braking and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

To check bulb operation, check whether the parking brake and brake fluid warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is in the ON position.

WARNING
Driving the vehicle with a warning light on is dangerous. If the brake warning light remains on, have the brakes checked and repaired immediately by an authorized KIA dealer

Shift pattern indicator This indicator displays which automatic transaxle shift position is selected.

Charging system warning
light
This warning light indicates a malfunction of either the generator or electrical charging system.

If the warning light illuminates while the vehicle is in motion:
1. Drive to the nearest safe location.

2. With the engine off, check the generator drive belt for looseness or breakage.

3. If the belt is adjusted properly, a problem exists somewhere in the electrical charging system. Have an authorized KIA dealer correct the problem as soon as possible.

Tailgate open warning
light
This warning light illuminates when the tailgate is not closed securely with the ignition switch in any position.

Door ajar warning light
This warning light illuminates when a door is not closed securely with the ignition switch in any position.

Low fuel level warning light This warning light indicates the fuel tank is nearly empty. When it comes on, you should add fuel as soon as possible.

Driving with the fuel level warning light on or with the fuel level below “E” can cause the engine to misfire and damage the catalytic converter (if equipped).

Low washer fluid level
warning light (if equipped) This warning light indicates the washer fluid reservoir is nearly empty. Refill the washer fluid as soon as possible.

Immobilizer indicator
(if equipped)
Without smart key system This indicator illuminates when the immobilizer key is inserted and turned to the ON position to start the engine.

At this time, you can start the engine.The indicator goes out after the engine is running.

If this indicator blinks when the ignition switch is in the ON position before starting the engine, have the system checked by an authorized KIA dealer.

Malfunction indicator (MIL) (check engine light)
(if equipped)
This indicator light is part of the Engine Control System which monitors various emission control system components. If this light illuminates while driving, it indicates that a potential malfunction has been detected somewhere in the emission control system.

This light will also illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and will go out in a few seconds after the engine is started. If it illuminates while driving, or does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, take your vehicle to the nearest authorized KIA dealer and have the system checked.

Generally, your vehicle will continue to be drivable, but have the system checked by an authorized KIA dealer promptly.

CAUTION
Prolonged driving with the Emission Control System Malfunction Indicator Light illuminated may cause damage to the emission control systems which could effect drivability and/or fuel economy.

CAUTION
If the Emission Control System Malfunction Indicator Light illuminates, potential catalytic converter damage is possible. This could result in loss of engine power. Have the Engine Control System inspected as soon as possible by an authorized KIA dealer.

ESC (Electronic Stability Control) indicator
(if equipped)
The ESC indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds.

When the ESC is on, it monitors the driving conditions and under normal driving conditions, the ESC indicator will remain off. When a slippery or low traction condition is encountered, the ESC will operate, and the ESC indicator will blink to indicate the ESC is operating.

If this indicator illuminates and stays on, the ESC may have malfunctioned. Take your vehicle to an authorized KIA dealer and have the system checked.

ESC OFF indicator
(if equipped)
The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds. To switch to ESC OFF mode, press the ESC OFF button. The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate indicating the ESC is deactivated.

DBC (Downhill brake control) indicator (if equipped)
The DBC indicator will illuminate when the DBC button is pressed and the system is on.

When driving down a steep hill at a speed under 35 km/h (22 mph), the DBC will operate and the DBC indicator will blink to indicate the DBC is operating.

If the red indicator illuminates, the DBC system may have malfunctioned. Take your vehicle to an authorized KIA dealer and have the system checked.

Cruise indicators (if equipped) CRUISE indicator
The indicator illuminates when the cruise control system is enabled.

The cruise indicator in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the cruise control ON-OFF switch on the steering wheel is pushed.

The indicator goes off when the cruise control ON-OFF switch is pushed again.

For more information about the use of cruise control, refer to “Cruise control system” in section 5.

Cruise SET indicator
The indicator illuminates when the cruise function switch (SET - or RES +) is ON.

The cruise SET indicator in the instrument cluster is illuminated when the cruise control switch (SET - or RES +) is pushed.

The cruise SET indicator does not illuminate when the cruise control switch (CANCEL) is pushed or the system is disengaged.

Key reminder warning chime (if equipped)
If the driver’s door is opened while the ignition key is left in the ignition switch (ACC or LOCK position), the key reminder warning chime will sound. This is to prevent you from locking your keys in the vehicle. The chime sounds until the key is removed from the ignition switch or the driver’s door is closed.

KEY OUT indicator
(if equipped)
When the ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ACC or ON position, if any door is open, the system checks for the smart key. If the smart key is not in the vehicle, the indicator will blink, and if all doors are closed, the chime will also sound for about 5 seconds. The indicator will go off while the vehicle is moving. Keep the smart key in the vehicle or insert it in the smart key holder.

4WD system warning light (if equipped)
When the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, the 4WD indicator will illuminate and then go off in a few seconds.

If the 4WD system warning light illuminates, this indicates that there is a malfunction in the 4WD system. If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.

4WD LOCK indicator
(if equipped)
The 4WD LOCK indicator light is illuminated when the 4WD LOCK button is pushed. The purpose of this 4WD LOCK mode is to increase the drive power when driving on dry road surfaces, wet pavement, snow-covered roads and/or off-road. The 4WD LOCK indicator light is turned off by pushing the button again.

CAUTION
Do not use 4WD LOCK mode on dry paved roads or highway, it can cause noise, vibration or damage of 4WD related parts.

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