washer fluid KIA Rio 2015 3.G Owner's Manual
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Your vehicle at a glance
* The actual engine compartment in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.1. Engine Coolant Reservoir ................7-26
2. Engine Oil Filler Cap ........................7-25
3. Brake/Clutch Fluid Reservoir ...........7-29
4. Air Cleaner .......................................7-31
5. Fuse Box ..........................................7-49
6. Negative Battery Terminal ................7-34
7. Positive Battery Terminal ..................7-34
8. Radiator Cap ....................................7-27
9. Engine Oil Dipstick ...........................7-25
10. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir..7-30
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Features of your vehicle
Low washer fluid level
This warning light indicates the washer
fluid reservoir is nearly empty. Refill the
washer fluid as soon as possible.
Low tire pressure telltale(if equipped)
The low tire pressure telltale comes on
for 3 seconds after the ignition key is
turned to the "ON" position.
If the warning light does not come on, or
continuously remains on after coming on
for about 3 seconds when you turned the
ignition key to the "ON" position, the Tire
Pressure Monitoring System is not work-
ing properly. If this occurs, have your
vehicle checked by an Kia authorized
dealer as soon as possible.
This warning light will also illuminate if
one or more of your tires is significantly
under-inflated. You should stop and
check your tires as soon as possible. If
the warning light illuminates while driv-
ing, reduce vehicle speed immediately
and stop the vehicle.
Avoid hard braking and overcorrecting at
the steering wheel. Inflate the tires to the
proper pressure as indicated on the vehi-
cle’s tire information placard.
WARNING - Low tire pressure
Significantly low tire pressure
makes the vehicle unstable and can
contribute to loss of vehicle control
and increased braking distances.
Continued driving on tires with low
pressure will cause the tires to
overheat and fail.
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Features of your vehicle
Low washer liquid (if equipped)
This warning light illuminates for 10 sec-
onds when the washer fluid reservoir is
nearly empty. If you press the TRIP button
while the warning light is illuminating,
LCD display mode is changed to the trip
mode for 4 seconds and then will return to
the low washer liquid mode. Refill the
washer fluid as soon as possible.Door open!
It displays the corresponding door or tail-
gate that is not closed securely. Fuel cap open warning (if equipped)
This warning light indicates the fuel filler
cap is not tight securely.
Always make sure that the fuel filler cap
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Features of your vehicle
In the OFF position, pull the lever gently
toward you to spray washer fluid on the
windshield and to run the wipers 1-3
Use this function when the windshield is
The spray and wiper operation will con-
tinue until you release the lever. If the
washer does not work, check the washer
If the fluid level is not sufficient, you will
need to add appropriate non-abrasive
windshield washer fluid to the washer
The reservoir filler neck is located in the
front of the engine compartment on the
passenger side.CAUTION - Washer pump
To prevent possible damage to the
washer pump, do not operate thewasher when the fluid reservoir is empty.
WARNING- Obscured visibility
Do not use the washer in freezing
temperatures without first warming
the windshield with the defrosters;
the washer solution could freeze on
the windshield and obscure your
CAUTION - Wiper position
When washing the vehicle, set the
wiper switch in the off position tostop the auto wiper operation.
The wiper may operate and be dam-aged if the switch is set in the AUTOmode while washing the vehicle.
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Features of your vehicle
Rear window wiper and washer
switch (5 door)
The rear window wiper and washer
switch is located at the end of the wiper
and washer switch lever. Turn the switch
to the desired position to operate the rear
wiper and washer.
ON - Normal wiper operation
INT - Intermittent wiper operation (if equipped)
OFF - Wiper is not in operation Push the lever away from you to spray
rear washer fluid and to run the rear
wipers 1~3 cycles. The spray and wiper
operation will continue until you release
CAUTION - Wipers &
To prevent possible damage to
the wipers or windshield, do notoperate the wipers when thewindshield is dry.
To prevent damage to the wiper blades, do not use gasoline,kerosene, paint thinner, or othersolvents on or near them.
To prevent damage to the wiper arms and other components, donot attempt to move the wipersmanually.
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Driving your vehicle
Before entering vehicle
• Be sure that all windows, outside mir-ror(s), and outside lights are clean.
Check the condition of the tires.
Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks.
Be sure there are no obstacles behind you if you intend to back up.
Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine
coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid
should be checked on a regular basis,
with the exact interval depending on the
fluid. Further details are provided in
Section 7, “Maintenance”.
Close and lock all doors.
Position the seat so that all controls are
Buckle your seat belt.
Adjust the inside and outside rearview mirrors.
Be sure that all lights work.
Check all gauges.
Check the operation of warning lights when the ignition switch is turned to
the ON position.
Release the parking brake and make sure the brake warning light goes out.
For safe operation, be sure you are famil-
iar with your vehicle and its equipment.
WARNING - Distracted driving
Focus on the road while driving.
The driver's primary responsibility
is in the safe and legal operation of
the vehicle. Use of any handled
devices, other equipment or vehicle
systems that distract the drive
should not be used during vehicle
- Check surrounding
Always check the surrounding areas
near your vehicle for people, espe-
cially children, before putting a vehi-
cle into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).
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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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Engine compartment / 7-2
Maintenance services / 7-3
Owner maintenance / 7-5
Scheduled maintenance service / 7-7
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items / 7-22
Engine oil / 7-25
Engine coolant / 7-26
Brake/clutch fluid / 7-29
Automatic transaxle fluid / 7-30
Washer fluid / 7-30
Parking brake / 7-31
Air cleaner / 7-31
Climate control air filter / 7-32
Wiper blades / 7-32
Battery / 7-34
Tires and wheels / 7-37
Fuses / 7-49
Appearance care / 7-60
Emission control system / 7-66
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1. Engine coolant reservoir
2. Engine oil filler cap
3. Brake/clutch fluid reservoir
4. Air cleaner
5. Fuse box
6. Positive battery terminal
7. Negative battery terminal
8. Windshield washer fluid reservoir
9. Radiator cap
10. Engine oil dipstick
* The actual engine room in the vehicle may differ from the illustration.
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The following lists are vehicle checks and
inspections that should be performed by
the owner or an authorized Kia dealer at
the frequencies indicated to help ensure
safe, dependable operation of your vehi-
Any adverse conditions should be
brought to the attention of your dealer as
soon as possible.
These Owner Maintenance Checks are
generally not covered by warranties and
you may be charged for labor, parts and
lubricants used.Owner maintenance schedule
When you stop for fuel:
Check the engine oil level.
Check the coolant level in coolantreservoir.
Check the windshield washer fluid level.
Look for low or under-inflated tires.
While operating your vehicle:
Note any changes in the sound of the exhaust or any smell of exhaust fumes
in the vehicle.
Check for vibrations in the steering wheel. Notice any increased steering
effort or looseness in the steering
wheel, or change in the straight-ahead
Notice if your vehicle constantly turns slightly or “pulls” to one side when trav-
eling on smooth, level road.
When stopping, listen and check for unusual sounds, pulling to one side,
increased brake pedal travel or “hard-
to-push” brake pedal.
If any slipping or changes in the oper- ation of your transaxle occurs, check
the transaxle fluid level.
Check the automatic transaxle P (Park) function.
Check the parking brake.
Check for fluid leaks under your vehicle (water dripping from the air condition-
ing system during or after use is nor-
WARNING - Hot coolant
Be careful when checking your
engine coolant level when the
engine is hot. Scalding hot coolant
and steam may blow out under