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Warning Indicators & Lights

RED

It signifies immediate or imminent danger to persons or very serious damage to equipment.​

AMBER

It signifies that something requires attention soon, since vehicle system malfunction or damage to vehicle may occur.​

GREEN

It signifies that a system is active.​

BLUE

It signifies that a system is active.​

WHITE

  • Airbag warning light

    If the airbag warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Seat belt warning light

    If the seat belt is not fastened, a chime sounds for 6 seconds. And the seat belt warning light stays on until the seat belt is fastened. Fasten the seat belt.

  • Parking brake warning light

    For the parking brake warning light, note the following:
    • If you drive with the parking brake applied, the parking brake warning light flashes and a chime sounds. Release the parking brake.
    • If the brake fluid level is low, the light illuminates. Check the brake fluid reservoir and top it up if necessary. If the light does not turn off, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
    Warning: If the brake fluid level is low, do not drive your vehicle. The brake may not work properly.

  • EPS warning light

    The EPS (Electronic Power Steering) assists driver’s steering effort.
    If the EPS warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Charging system warning light

    The charging system warning light stays on to indicate that:
    • The battery is exhausted
    • The fan belt is broken
    • The alternator or electrical charging system is malfunctioning
    If the charging system warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Engine oil pressure warning light

    If the engine oil level is low, the engine oil pressure warning light stays on. Check the engine oil level and add the oil if necessary.

  • Fuel filter warning light (diesel engine)

    The fuel filter warning light stays on to indicate that the fuel filter is filled with more water than specified amount.
    If the fuel filter warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • ABS warning light

    The ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) allows the driver to maintain the control over the vehicle by preventing the vehicle from slipping when the brakes are applied.
    If the ABS warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Engine warning light

    The engine warning light stays on to indicate that:
    • The vehicle powertrain or the emission control system is malfunctioning
    • A leakage occurs in the fuel supply system
    • The fuel tank cap is not closed properly
    If the engine warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Low fuel level warning light

    If the low fuel level warning light stays on, add fuel as soon as possible.

  • Electronic parking brake warning light

    For the low tire pressure warning light, note the following:
    • If the tire pressure is low, the low tire pressure warning light stays on. Check the tire pressure and inflate the tire if necessary.
    • If the tire pressure monitoring system is malfunctioning, the light will not illuminate or flash for 1 minute and stay on. Have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Electronic parking brake warning light

    The electronic parking brake warning light stays on to indicate that:
    • The electronic parking brake is malfunctioning
    • The electronic stability control is malfunctioning
    If the electronic parking brake warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist warning light

    The forward collision-avoidance assist warning light stays on to indicate that:
    • The front view camera is malfunctioning
    • The front radar is malfunctioning
    If the forward collision-avoidance assist warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • All wheel drive warning light

    If the all wheel drive warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer immediately.

  • Master warning light

    If more than one malfunction exists, the master warning light stays on.

  • ESC indicator light

    The ESC (Electronic Stability Control) assists driver’s steering by preventing skidding on the slippery or curved road.
    • If the ESC indicator light flashes, it is normal.
    • If the ESC indicator stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • ESC off indicator light

    The ESC (Electronic Stability Control) assists driver’s steering by preventing skidding on the slippery or curved road.
    If you press the ESC off indicator light to deactivate the ESC, the light stays on.

  • Immobilizer indicator light (without smart key)

    The immobilizer prevents vehicle theft by allowing the registered keys to start the vehicle.
    If the immobilizer indicator light flashes, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Immobilizer indicator light (with smart key)

    The immobilizer prevents vehicle theft by allowing the registered keys to start the vehicle.
    If the smart key does not exist in the vehicle or the battery of the smart key is low when the ignition is ON, the immobilizer indicator light flashes. Press the Engine START/STOP button with the smart key.

  • LED headlamp warning light

    If LED headlamp warning light flashes or stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • SCR warning light (diesel engine)

    For the SCR warning light, note the following:
    • If the urea solution level is low, the SCR warning light stays on. Check the urea solution tank and add the solution if necessary.
    • If the urea solution level is not low and the light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Glow indicator light (diesel engine)

    If the glow indicator light flashes or stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
    Warning: There is a risk of fire if the glow indicator light flashes while preheating.
    Note: The emission system may be damaged if the vehicle is driven while the glow indicator light is on.

  • Exhaust system (DPF) warning light (Diesel Engine)

    The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) reduces the pollution materials from exhausted gas emissions.
    If the exhaust system warning light stays on, do the following:
    1. At more than 60km/h (37 mph), or at more than 2nd gear with 1,500-2,000 rpm for a certain time (for about 25 minutes)
    2. If the warning light flashes or stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • SPORT mode indicator light

    When the drive mode is set to SPORT mode, the vehicle responses faster during steering and accelerating. And the SPORT mode indicator light illuminates.

  • AUTO HOLD indicator light

    The AUTO HOLD keeps the vehicle stopped even if your foot is removed from the brake pedal after the vehicle stops.
    • If the AUTO HOLD indicator light illuminates white or green, it is normal.
    • If the AUTO HOLD indicator illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • ISG indicator light (diesel engine)

    The ISG (Idle Stop and Go) improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions by pausing the engine after the vehicle is stationary.
    • If the ISG indicator light illuminates green, it is normal.
    • If the ISG indicator light illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • High beam indicator light

    The high beam indicator light illuminates when:
    • The headlights are on and in the high beam position
    • The lighting control lever is pulled into the flash-to-pass position

  • AUTO HOLD indicator light

    The AUTO HOLD keeps the vehicle stopped even if your foot is removed from the brake pedal after the vehicle stops.
    • If the AUTO HOLD indicator light illuminates white or green, it is normal.
    • If the AUTO HOLD indicator illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • ISG indicator light (diesel engine)

    The ISG (Idle Stop and Go) improves fuel efficiency and reduces exhaust emissions by pausing the engine after the vehicle is stationary.
    • If the ISG indicator light illuminates green, it is normal.
    • If the ISG indicator light illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Hazard warning/turn signal indicator light

    For the hazard warning/turn signal indicator light, note the following:
    • If all the light flash when you press the hazard warning flasher, it is normal.
    • If the light flashes faster than normal condition, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Low beam indicator light

    When the headlights are on, the low beam indicator light illuminates.

  • HBA indicator light

    The HBA (High Beam Assist) switch the headlights to low beam or high beam automatically by detecting oncoming or preceding vehicles.
    When the light switch is in the AUTO position, the HBA indicator light illuminates.

  • Light ON indicator light

    When the tail lights or headlights are on, the light ON indicator light illuminates.

  • Cruise control indicator light

    When the cruise control is enabled by pressing cruise control ON/OFF button, the cruise control indicator light illuminates.

  • Cruise setting indicator light

    When you press SET button after the vehicle reaches the expected speed while the cruise control indicator light is on, the cruise setting indicator light illuminates.

  • Lane keeping assist indicator light

    For the lane keeping assist indicator light, note the following:
    • If the lane keeping assist indicator light illuminates white or green, it is normal.
    • If the lane keeping assist indicator light illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • Downhill brake control indicator light

    The DBC (Downhill Brake Control) assists the driver to descend a steep hill without depressing the brake pedal.
    • If the DBC indicator light illuminates or flashes green, it is normal.
    • If the DBC indicator light illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • ECO mode indicator light

    When the drive mode is set to ECO mode, the fuel efficiency is improved. And the ECO mode indicator light illuminates.

  • SMART mode indicator light

    When the drive mode is set to SMART mode, the drive mode is optimized with driver’s driving habits. And the SMART mode indicator light illuminates.

  • AUTO HOLD indicator light

    The AUTO HOLD keeps the vehicle stopped even if your foot is removed from the brake pedal after the vehicle stops.
    • If the AUTO HOLD indicator light illuminates white or green, it is normal.
    • If the AUTO HOLD indicator illuminates yellow, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

  • EBD warning light

    The EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution) improves braking performance by distributing the brake force to the front and rear wheels.
    If the EBD warning light stays on, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.