oil type KIA Rio 2015 3.G Owner's Manual
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Use of MTBE
Kia recommends avoiding fuels contain-
ing MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
over 15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7%
weight) in your vehicle.
Fuel containing MTBE over 15.0% vol.
(Oxygen Content 2.7% weight) may
reduce vehicle performance and produce
vapor lock or hard starting.
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty
may not cover damage to the fuel system
and any performance problems that are
caused by the use of fuels containing
methanol or fuels containing MTBE
(Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) over
15.0% vol. (Oxygen Content 2.7%
Do not use methanol
Fuels containing methanol (wood alco-
hol) should not be used in your vehicle.
This type of fuel can reduce vehicle per-
formance and damage components of
the fuel system.
Kia recommends that you use good qual-
ity gasolines treated with detergent addi-
tives such as TOP TIER Detergent
Gasoline, which help prevent deposit for-
mation in the engine. These gasolines
will help the engine run cleaner and
enhance performance of the Emission
Control System. For more information on
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline, please
go to the website (www
For customers who do not use TOP Tier
Detergent Gasoline regularly, and have
problems starting or the engine does not
run smoothly, additives that you can buy
separately may be added to the gasoline. If
TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline is not avail-
able, one bottle of additive added to the fuel
tank at every 12,000 km or every engine oil
change is recommended. Additives are
available from your authorized Kia dealer
along with information on how to use them.
Do not mix other additives.
Operation in foreign countries
If you are going to drive your vehicle in
another country, be sure to:
Observe all regulations regarding reg- istration and insurance.
Determine that acceptable fuel is avail- able. No special break-in period is needed. By
following a few simple precautions for the
first 1,000 km (600 miles) you may add to
the performance, economy and life of
Do not race the engine.
While driving, keep your engine speed
(rpm, or revolutions per minute)
between 2,000 rpm and 4,000 rpm.
Do not maintain a single speed for long periods of time, either fast or slow.
Varying engine speed is needed to
properly break-in the engine.
Avoid hard stops, except in emergen- cies, to allow the brakes to seat prop-
Don't tow a trailer during the first 2,000 km (1,200 miles) of operation.
VEHICLE BREAK-IN PROCESS
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Features of your vehicle
Choose a language you prefer within the
(only for Type B cluster,
The Maintenance system informs the
driver when to replace engine oil and
1. When the vehicle is at a standstill,pressing the TRIP button for more than
2 seconds with the ENGINE START/
STOP button in the ON position or
engine running, the LCD display on
the cluster will change to the "User
You can move to the items by pressing the TRIP button and select the item by
pressing the RESET button.
2. In the "User Setting" mode select "Maintenance".
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Features of your vehicle
Climate control air filter
The climate control air filter installed
behind the glove box filters the dust or
other pollutants that come into the vehi-
cle from the outside through the heating
and air conditioning system. If dust or
other pollutants accumulate in the filter
over a period of time, the air flow from the
air vents may decrease, resulting in
moisture accumulation on the inside of
the windshield even when the outside
(fresh) air position is selected. If this hap-
pens, have the climate control air filter
replaced by an authorized Kia dealer.
• Replace the filter according to the
If the vehicle is being driven in severe
conditions such as dusty, rough roads,
more frequent climate control air filter
inspections and changes are required.
• When the air flow rate suddenly decreases, the system should be
checked at an authorized Kia dealer.
Checking the amount of air con-
ditioner refrigerant and compres-
When the amount of refrigerant is low,
the performance of the air conditioning is
reduced. Overfilling also has a negative
influence on the air conditioning system.
Therefore, if abnormal operation is
found, have the system inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer.
The air conditioning system should be
serviced by an authorized Kia dealer.
air filter Blower
CAUTION - AC Repair
It is important that the correct type
and amount of oil and refrigerant isused, otherwise damage to thevehicle injury may occur. To preventdamage, the air conditioning sys- tem in your vehicle should only beserviced by trained and certified technicians.
WARNING - AC Repair
The oil and refrigerant in your vehi-
cle’s air conditioning system is
under very high pressure. If proper
service procedures are not followed
an explosion may result. To reduce
the risk of serious injury or death,
the air conditioning system in your
vehicle should only be serviced by
trained and certified technicians.
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Driving your vehicle
Use high quality ethylene glycol
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 cooling system, lubri-
cates 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 bat-
tery and cables as described in section
7. The level of charge in your battery can
be checked by an authorized Kia dealer
or a service station.
Change to "winter weight" oil if
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 dealer.
Check spark plugs and ignition
Inspect your spark plugs as described in
section 7 and replace them if necessary.
Also check all ignition wiring and compo-
nents 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
heated 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 instructions on the con-
tainer. Window washer anti-freeze is
available from an authorized Kia dealer
and most auto parts outlets. Do not use
engine coolant or other types of anti-
freeze as these may damage the paint
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BRAKE/CLUTCH (IF EQUIPPED) FLUID
Checking the brake/clutch* fluid
Check the fluid level in the reservoir peri-
odically. The fluid level should be
between MAX and MIN marks on the
side of the reservoir.
Before removing the reservoir cap and
adding brake/clutch* fluid, clean the area
around the reservoir cap thoroughly to
prevent brake/clutch* fluid contamina-
* if equippedIf the level is low, add fluid to the MAX
level. The level will fall with accumulated
mileage. This is a normal condition asso-
ciated with the wear of the brake linings
and/or clutch disc (if equipped). If the
fluid level is excessively low, have the
brake/clutch* system checked by an
authorized Kia dealer.
Use only the specified brake/clutch* fluid.
(Refer to “Recommended lubricants and capacities” in section 8.)
Never mix different types of fluid.
In the event the brake/clutch* system
requires frequent additions of fluid, the
vehicle should be inspected by an
authorized Kia dealer. When changing and adding brake/clutch*
fluid, handle it carefully. Do not let it come
in contact with your eyes. If brake/clutch*
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
Brake/clutch* fluid, which has been
exposed to open air for an extended time
should never be used as its quality can-
not be guaranteed. It should be disposed
CAUTION - Brake/clutch
Do not allow brake/clutch* fluid to
contact the vehicle's body paint, aspaint damage will result.
CAUTION - Proper fluid
Only use brake/clutch fluid in brake/clutch system. Smallamounts of improper fluids (suchas engine oil) can cause damage tothe brake/clutch system.
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A vehicle’s electrical system is protected
from electrical overload damage by
fuses.This vehicle has 2 fuse panels, one locat-
ed in the driver’s side panel bolster, the
other in the engine compartment near
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
If the electrical system does not work,
first check the driver’s side fuse panel.
Always replace a blown fuse with one of
the same rating.
If the replacement fuse blows, this indi-
cates an electrical problem. Avoid using
the system involved and immediately
consult an authorized Kia dealer.
Three kinds of fuses are used: blade type
for lower amperage rating, cartridge type, and multi fuse for higher amperage rat-ings.
✽ ✽ NOTICE
The actual fuse/relay panel label may
differ from equipped items.
Fusible link B B
WARNING - Fuse replace-
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 aluminum foil instead of the proper fuse -
even as a temporary repair. It may
cause extensive wiring damage
and a possible fire.
CAUTION - Fuse replace-ment
Do not use a screwdriver or any
other metal object to remove fusesbecause it may cause a short circuit and damage the system.