Kia Sportage: Smart key functions - Smart key - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Smart key functions

Third generation SL (20102016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Smart key / Smart key functions

Carrying the smart key, you may lock and unlock the vehicle doors (and tailgate). Also, you may start the engine. Refer to the following, for more details.

Locking

Pressing the button of the front outside door handles with all doors (and tailgate) closed and any door unlocked, locks all the doors (and tailgate). The hazard warning lights blink and the chime sounds once to indicate that all doors (and tailgate) are locked.

The button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside door handle. If you want to make sure that a door has locked or not, you should check the door lock button inside the vehicle or pull the outside door handle.

Even though you press the button, the doors will not lock and the chime sounds for 3 seconds if any of the following occurs:

Unlocking

Pressing the button of the drivers outside door handle with all doors (and tailgate) closed and locked, unlocks the drivers door. The hazard warning lights blink and the chime sounds twice to indicate that the drivers door is unlocked. All doors (and tailgate) are unlocked if the button is pressed once more within 4 seconds. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound twice to indicate that all the doors (and tailgate) are unlocked.

Pressing the button of the front passengers outside door handle with all doors (and tailgate) closed and locked, unlocks all the doors (and tailgate). The hazard warning lights blink and the chime sounds twice to indicate that all doors (and tailgate) are unlocked.

The button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside door handle.

When the smart key is recognized in the area of 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the front outside door handle, other people can also open the door without possession of the smart key.

Tailgate unlocking

If you are within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside tailgate handle, with your smart key in possession, the tailgate will unlock and open when you press the tailgate handle switch.

The hazard warning lights will blink twice to indicate that the tailgate is unlocked.

Also, once the tailgate is opened and then closed, the tailgate will lock automatically.

Start-up

You can start the engine without inserting the key. For detailed information refer to Starting the engine with a smart key in section 5.

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