Kia Sportage: Ignition key interlock system - Automatic transaxle operation - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Ignition key interlock system

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Automatic transaxle / Automatic transaxle operation / Ignition key interlock system

The ignition key cannot be removed unless the shift lever is in the P (Park) position. Even if the ignition switch is in the LOCK position, the key also cannot be removed.

If your vehicle is equipped with ENGINE START/STOP button, the button will not change to the OFF position unless the shift lever is in the P (Park) position.

Shift lock system
For your safety, the automatic transaxle has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transaxle from P (Park) into R (Reverse) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift the transaxle f ...

Good driving practices
Never move the gear shift lever from P (Park) or N (Neutral) to any other position with the accelerator pedal depressed. Never move the gear shift lever into P (Park) when the vehicle is in mo ...

Other Information:

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 ...

Blade inspection
Commercial hot waxes applied by automatic car washes have been known to make the windshield difficult to clean. Contamination of either the windshield or the wiper blades with foreign matter ca ...

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