Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
(1) TPMS malfunction indicator (2) Low tire pressure telltale
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly
when cold and inflated to the inflation
pressure recommended by the vehicle
manufacturer on the vehicle placard
or tire inflation pressure label. (If
your vehicle has tires of a different
size than the size indicated on the
vehicle placard or tire inflation pressure
label, you should determine the
proper tire inflation pressure for
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire pressure telltale when one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicleâ€™s handling and stopping ability.
Please note that the TPMS is not a substitute for proper tire maintenance, and it is the driverâ€™s responsibility to maintain correct tire pressure, even if under-inflation has not reached the level to trigger illumination of the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is provided by a separate telltale, which displays the symbol "TPMS" when illuminated. When the malfunction indicator is illuminated, the system may not be able to detect or signal low tire pressure as intended.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety of reasons, including the installation of replacement or alternate tires or wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS from functioning properly. Always check the TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle to ensure that the replacement or alternate tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue to function properly.
Low tire pressure telltale
When the tire pressure monitoring system warning telltale is illuminated, one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated.
Immediately reduce your speed, avoid hard cornering and anticipate increased stopping distances. You should stop and check your tires as soon as possible. Inflate the tires to the proper pressure as indicated on the vehicleâ€™s placard or tire inflation pressure label located on the driverâ€™s side center pillar outer panel. If you cannot reach a service station or if the tire cannot hold the newly added air, replace the low pressure tire with the spare tire. Then the TPMS malfunction indicator or the Low Tire Pressure telltale may turn on after restarting and about 20 minutes of continuous driving before you have the low-pressure tire repaired and replaced on the vehicle.
In winter or cold weather, the low tire pressure telltale may be illuminated if the tire pressure was adjusted to the recommended tire inflation pressure
in warm weather. It does not mean your TPMS is malfunctioning because the decreased temperature leads to a proportional
lowering of tire pressure.
When you drive your vehicle from a warm area to a cold area or from a cold area to a warm area, or the outside temperature is greatly higher or lower, you should check the tire inflation pressure and adjust the tires to the recommended tire inflation pressure.
WARNING - Low pressure
Significantly low tire pressure makes the vehicle unstable and can contribute to loss of vehicle control and increased braking distances.
Continued driving on low pressure tires can cause the tires to overheat and fail.
TPMS (Tire Pressure
The TPMS malfunction indicator comes on and stays on when there is a problem with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. If the system is able to correctly detect an underinflation warning at the same time as system failure then it will illuminate both the TPMS malfunction and the low tire pressure telltale e.g. if front left sensor fails, the TPMS malfunction indicator turns on, but if front right, rear left, or rear right tire is under-inflated, the low tire pressure telltale may turn on at the same time as the TPMS malfunction indicator.
Have the system checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible to determine the cause of the problem.
â€¢ The TPMS malfunction indicator may be illuminated if the vehicle is moving around electric power supply cables or
radio transmitter such as at police stations, government and public offices, broadcasting stations, military installations, airports, or transmitting towers, etc. This can interfere with normal operation of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
â€¢ If there is a failed tire sensor, it is possible for the TPMS to temporarily learn a replacement sensor if closely driven to another vehicle that is also equipped with TPMS. In rare cases, this may temporarily delay the TPMS malfunction indicator from turning on.
â€¢ The TPMS malfunction indicator may be illuminated if snow chains or some electronic devices, such as notebook computers, are used in the vehicle. These can interfere with normal operation of the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Changing a tire with TPMS If you have a flat tire, the Low Tire Pressure telltale will turn on. Have the flat tire repaired by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible or replace the flat tire with the temporary spare tire.
NEVER use a puncture-repairing agent to repair and/or inflate a low pressure tire. If used, you will have to replace the tire pressure sensor.
Each wheel is equipped with a tire
pressure sensor mounted inside the
tire behind the valve stem. You must
use TPMS specific wheels. It is recommended
that you always have
your tires serviced by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible.
After you replace the low pressure tire with the spare tire, the TPMS malfunction indicator or the Low Tire Pressure telltale may illuminate after restarting and about 20 minutes of continuous driving.
Once the low pressure tire is reinflated to the recommended pressure and installed on the vehicle, the TPMS malfunction indicator and the low tire pressure telltale will turn off.
If the low pressure and TPMS malfunction indicators do not turn off after about 20 minutes of continuous driving, please visit an authorized KIA dealer.
You may not be able to identify a low pressured tire by simply looking at it.
Always use a good quality tire pressure gauge to measure the tire's inflation pressure. Please note that a tire that is hot (from being driven) will have a higher pressure measurement than a tire that is cold (from sitting stationary for at least 3 hours and driven less than 1 mile during that 3 hour period). Allow the tire to cool before measuring the inflation pressure.
Always be sure the tire is cold before inflating to the recommended pressure.
A cold tire means the vehicle has been sitting for 3 hours and driven for less than 1 mile in that 3 hour period.
â€¢ Do not use any tire sealant if your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The liquid sealant can damage the tire pressure sensors.
â€¢ In order for the system to correctly
monitor tires for underinflation,
there should be a
total of exactly 4 sensors fitted to each of the four wheels.
There should be no other sensors in the vehicle including the spare tire since this could cause the system to monitor the wrong sensors.
WARNING - TPMS
â€¢ The TPMS cannot alert you to severe and sudden tire damage caused by external factors such as nails or road
â€¢ If you feel any vehicle instability, immediately take your foot off the accelerator, apply the brakes gradually and with light force, and slowly move to a safe position off the road.
Tampering with, modifying, or disabling the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) components may interfere with the system's ability to warn the driver of low tire pressure conditions and/or TPMS malfunctions.
Tampering with, modifying,
or disabling the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) components may void the warranty for that portion of the vehicle.
This device complies with Industry Canada Standard RSS- 210.
Operation is subject to the following
1.This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2.This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the userâ€™s authority to operate the equipment.
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