Kia Sportage: Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) (check engine light) - Warnings and indicators - Instrument cluster - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) (check engine light)

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Instrument cluster / Warnings and indicators / Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) (check engine light)

This indicator light is part of the Engine Control System which monitors various emission control system components. If this light illuminates while driving, it indicates that a potential malfunction has been detected somewhere in the emission control system.

This light will also illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, and will go out in a few seconds after the engine is started. If it illuminates while driving, or does not illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, take your vehicle to the nearest authorized Kia dealer and have the system checked. Generally, your vehicle will continue to be drivable, but have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer promptly.

CAUTION - MIL illumination

Prolonged driving with the Emission Control System Malfunction Indicator Light illuminated may cause damage to the emission control systems which could effect drivability and/or fuel economy.

CAUTION - Catalytic converter damage

If the Emission Control System Malfunction Indicator Light illuminates, potential catalytic converter damage is possible.This could result in loss of engine power. Have the Engine Control System inspected as soon as possible by an authorized Kia dealer.

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