Kia Sorento: Defroster - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Defroster

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Defroster

CAUTION

To prevent damage to the conductors bonded to the inside surface of the rear window, never use sharp instruments or window cleaners containing abrasives to clean the window.

✽ NOTICE

If you want to defrost and defog the front windshield, refer to Windshield defrosting and defogging in this section.

Rear window defroster

The defroster heats the window to remove frost, fog and thin ice from the rear


The defroster heats the window to remove frost, fog and thin ice from the rear window, while the engine is running.

To activate the rear window defroster, press the rear window defroster button located in the center facia switch panel. The indicator on the rear window defroster button illuminates when the defroster is ON.

If there is heavy accumulation of snow on the rear window, brush it off before operating the rear defroster.

The rear window defroster automatically turns off after approximately 20 minutes or when the ignition switch is turned off. To turn off the defroster, press the rear window defroster button again.

Outside rearview mirror defroster (if equipped)

If your vehicle is equipped with the outside rearview mirror defrosters, they will operate at the same time you turn on the rear window defroster.

Wiper deicer (if equipped)

If your vehicle is equipped with the wiper deicer, it will operate at the same time you turn on the rear window defroster.

Interior lights
CAUTION Do not use the interior lights for extended periods when the engine is not running. It may cause battery discharge. WARNING Do not use the interior lights when driving in the dark. Acciden ...

Manual climate control system (If equipped)
1. Fan speed control knob 2. Mode selection knob 3. Temperature control knob 4. Air conditioning button 5. Air intake control button 6. 3rd row air conditioning ON/OFF button (controlled from t ...

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Photo Sensor Description
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Rear Blower Resister Replacement
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