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Checking engine oil level

Engine oil is used for lubricating, cooling, and operating various hydraulic components in the engine. Engine oil consumption whilst driving is normal, and it is necessary to check and refill the engine oil regularly. Also, check and refill the oil level within the recommended maintenance schedule to prevent deterioration of oil performance.

Check the engine oil following the below procedure.

Smartstream G1.5
(Petrol) 1.4 T-GDi
(Diesel) 1.5 VGT


  1. Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.

  2. Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.

  3. Turn the engine off, remove the oil filler cap and pull the dipstick out.

    Wait for 15 minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan.

  4. Wipe the dipstick clean and re-insert it fully.

  5. Pull the dipstick out again and check the level.

    • For petrol engine, check if the oil level is between the F-L line, and if it is below the L line, add enough oil to bring the level to F line.

    • For diesel engine, the level should be in the C range. If the level is in the D range, add enough engine oil to bring the level up the range.


      Required action according to the respective engine oil level


      Contact an authorised Kia dealer/service partner.


      Do not refill oil.


      You may add oil as long as the oil level does not go above C-range.


      You must add oil and make sure that the oil level is in the C-Range.