Kia Sportage: Changing the coolant - Engine coolant - Maintenance - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Changing the coolant

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Maintenance / Engine coolant / Changing the coolant

WARNING - Radiator cap

Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding hot coolant and steam may blow out under pressure causing serious injury.

Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this section.

Put a thick cloth around the radiator cap before refilling the coolant in order to prevent the coolant from overflowing into engine parts such as the alternator.

Checking the coolant level
WARNING - Removing radiator cap Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead to cooling system and engine damage. Also, hot coolant or s ...

Brake/clutch fluid
Checking the brake/clutch* fluid level Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically. The fluid level should be between MAX and MIN marks on the side of the reservoir. Before removing the ...

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Obstacle Detection and Switching the Power Liftgate On or Off
Obstacle Detection Note: Entering your vehicle while the liftgate is closing can cause your vehicle to bounce and activate obstacle detection. To prevent this, let the power liftgate close complete ...

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 container. Window washer anti-freeze is avail ...

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