oil type KIA K900 2015 1.G Owner's Manual
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Engine Oil PressureWarning Light
This warning light illuminates:
Once you set the Engine Start/ Stop Button to the ON position.
- It remains on until the engine isstarted.
When the engine oil pressure is low.
If the engine oil pressure is low:
1.Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.
2.Turn the engine off and check the engine oil level (For more details,
refer to “Engine Oil” in chapter 7). If
the level is low, add oil as required.
If the warning light remains on after
adding oil or if oil is not available,
have your vehicle inspected by an
authorized Kia Premium dealer as
soon as possible. If the warning light stays on while the
engine is running, it indicates that
there may be serious engine dam-
age or malfunction. In this case,
1.Stop the vehicle as soon as it is
safe to do so.
2.Turn off the engine and check the oil level. If the oil level is low, fill the
engine oil to the proper level.
3.Start the engine again. If the warn- ing light stays on after the engine is
started, turn the engine off immedi-
ately. In this case, have your vehi-
cle inspected by an authorized Kia
Low Fuel Level Warning
This warning light illuminates:
When the fuel tank is nearly empty.
When the fuel tank is nearly empty, the color of the fuel level symbol
will change (white → orange). (for
type B cluster)
If the fuel tank is nearly empty:
Add fuel as soon as possible.
Features of your vehicle
Low Fuel Level
Driving with the Low Fuel Level
warning light on or with the fuel
level below “E” can cause the
engine to misfire and damage
the catalytic converter
If the engine does not stop
immediately after the Engine Oil
Pressure Warning Light is illu-
minated, severe damage could
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Driving your vehicle
Use high quality ethylene gly-
Your vehicle is delivered with high
quality ethylene glycol coolant in the
cooling system. It is the only type of
coolant that should be used because
it helps prevent corrosion in the cool-
ing system, lubricates the water
pump and prevents freezing. Be sure
to replace or replenish your coolant
in accordance with the maintenance
schedule in section 7. Before winter,
have your coolant tested to assure
that its freezing point is sufficient for
the temperatures anticipated during
Check battery and cables
Winter puts additional burdens on
the battery system. Visually inspect
the battery and cables as described
in section 7. The level of charge in
your battery can be checked by an
authorized Kia Premium dealer or a
Change to "winter weight" oil
In some climates it is recommended
that a lower viscosity "winter weight"
oil be used during cold weather. See
section 8 for recommendations. If
you aren't sure what weight oil you
should use, consult an authorized
Kia Premium dealer.
Check spark plugs and igni-
Inspect your spark plugs as
described in section 7 and replace
them if necessary. Also check all
ignition wiring and components to be
sure they are not cracked, worn or
damaged in any way.
To keep locks from freezing
To keep the locks from freezing,
squirt an approved de-icer fluid or
glycerine into the key opening. If a
lock is covered with ice, squirt it with
an approved de-icing fluid to remove
the ice. If the lock is frozen internally,
you may be able to thaw it out by
using a heated key. Handle the heat-
ed key with care to avoid injury.
Use approved window washer
anti-freeze in system
To keep the water in the window
washer system from freezing, add an
approved window washer anti-freeze
solution in accordance with instruc-
tions on the container. Window wash-
er anti-freeze is available from an
authorized Kia Premium dealer and
most auto parts outlets. Do not use
engine coolant or other types of anti-
freeze as these may damage the
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Checking the brake fluid level
Check the fluid level in the reservoir
periodically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.Before removing the reservoir cap
and adding brake fluid, clean the
area around the reservoir cap thor-
oughly to prevent brake fluid contam-
If the level is low, add fluid to the
MAX level. The level will fall with
accumulated mileage. This is a nor-
mal condition associated with the
wear of the brake linings. If the fluid
level is excessively low, have the
brake system checked by an author-
ized Kia Premium dealer.
Use only the specified brake fluid.
(Refer to “Recommended lubricantsor capacities” in section 8.)
Never mix different types of fluid.
In the event the brake system
requires frequent additions of fluid,
the vehicle should be inspected by
an authorized Kia Premium dealer. When changing and adding brake
fluid, handle it carefully. Do not let it
come in contact with your eyes. If
brake fluid should come in contact
with your eyes, immediately flush
them with a large quantity of fresh
tap water. Have your eyes examined
by a doctor as soon as possible.
Only use brake fluid in brake
system. Small amounts of
improper fluids (such as engine
oil) can cause damage to the
Do not allow brake fluid to con-
tact the vehicle's body paint, as
paint damage will result.
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A vehicle’s electrical system is pro-
tected from electrical overload dam-
age by fuses.
This vehicle has 2 fuse panels, one
located in the driver’s side panel bol-
ster, another is in the engine com-
If any of your vehicle’s lights, acces-
sories, or controls do not work, check
the appropriate circuit fuse. If a fuse
has blown, the element inside the
fuse will be melted.
If the electrical system does not
work, first check the driver’s side
Before replacing a blown fuse, dis-
connect the negative battery cable.
Always replace a blown fuse with
one of the same rating.
If the replacement fuse blows, this
indicates an electrical problem. Avoid
using the system involved and imme-
diately consult an authorized Kia
Three kinds of fuses are used: bladetype for lower amperage rating, car-tridge type, and fusible link for higheramperage ratings.
Do not arbitrarily modify or add-on
electric wiring of the vehicle.
Never replace a fuse with any- thing but another fuse of the
A higher capacity fuse could cause damage and possibly a
Never install a wire or alu- minum foil instead of the
proper fuse - even as a tem-
porary repair. It may cause
extensive wiring damage and
a possible fire.
Do not use a screwdriver or any
other metal object to remove
fuses because it may cause a
short circuit and damage the
■ Cartridge type
■ Fusible type
■ Multi fuse type Blown
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Always handle them carefully, andavoid scratches and abrasions. If
the bulbs are lit, avoid contact with
Never touch the glass with bare hands. Residual oil may cause the
bulb to overheat and burst when lit.
If a bulb becomes damaged or cracked, replace it immediately
and carefully dispose of it.
Wear eye protection when chang- ing a bulb. Allow the bulb to cool
down before handling it.Headlamp (HID/ LED type), front
position lamp, front turn signallamp, front fog lamp
If the light bulb is not operating, have
the vehicle checked by an authorized
Kia Premium dealer.
If your vehicle is equipped with
High Intensity Discharge (HID)
headlights, these headlights contain
mercury. So if you need to have your
vehicle disposed, you should remove
the HID Headlights before disposal.
The removed HID headlights should
be recycled, re-used or disposed as
HID Headlight low beam
Do not attempt to replace or
inspect the low beam (XENON
bulb) due to electric shock dan-
ger. If the low beam (XENON
bulb) is not working, have your
vehicle checked by an author-
ized Kia Premium dealer.
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