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The key code number is stamped on the bar code tag attached


The key code number is stamped on the bar code tag attached to the key set. Should you lose your keys, this number will enable an authorized Kia dealer to duplicate the keys easily. Remove the bar code tag and store it in a safe place. Also, record the code number and keep it in a safe and handy place, but not in the vehicle.

Smart key function

To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button(1) and remove


To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button(1) and remove the mechanical key (2).

To reinstall the mechanical key, put the key into the hole and push it until a click sound is heard.

With a smart key, you can lock or unlock a door (and Tailgate) and start the engine.

Refer to the following for more details.

WARNING - Smart key

Leaving children unattended in a vehicle with the smart key is dangerous. Unattended children mimic adults and they could press the engine start/stop button which would enable children to operate power windows or other controls, or even make the vehicle move, which could result in serious bodily injury or even death. Never leave the keys in your vehicle with unsupervised children.

Door Lock

Using the door handle button


Using the door handle button

1. Carry the smart key.

2. Close all doors, engine hood and tailgate.

3. Press the button of the outside door handle.

4. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound once.

5. Make sure that doors are locked by pulling the outside door handle.

✽ NOTICE

Using the button on the smart key

1 Close all doors, engine hood and tailgate.

2. Press the lock button(1).

3. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound once.

4. Make sure that doors are locked by pulling the outside door handle.

Unlocking

Using the door handle button

1. Carry the smart key.

2. Press the button of the driver's outside door handle.

3. The drivers door will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.

4. Press the button twice within 4 seconds and all doors and the tailgate will unlock and the hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.

❈ If you press the button of the front passengers outside door handle while carrying the smart key, all doors will unlock.

✽ NOTICE

Using the button on the smart key

1. Press the unlock button(2) of the smart key.

2. The drivers door will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.

3. Press the unlock button(2) twice within 4 seconds and all doors and the tailgate will unlock. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound two times.

✽ NOTICE

After pressing the button, the doors will lock automatically unless any door is opened within 30 seconds.

✽ NOTICE

You can activate or deactivate the Two Turn Unlock function. Refer to "User settings" in this chapter.

Tailgate unlocking

Using the tailgate handle button

1. Carry the smart key.

2. Press the tailgate handle button.

3. When all doors are locked, the hazard warning lights will blink two times.

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

✽ NOTICE

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

Using the button on the smart key

1. Press the tailgate unlock button(3) for more than 1 second.

2. When all doors are locked, the hazard warning lights will blink two times.

For Power Tailgate Only:

The Power Tailgate will open if the button is pressed for more than 1 second. Also, once the tailgate is opened and then closed, the tailgate will be locked again automatically.

If the power tailgate is switched Off using the button in the overhead console, the tailgate unlock button will operate to unlock the tailgate as described above.

See section 4-25 for more information on the power tailgate option.

Panic

1. Press the panic button(4) for more than 1 second.

2. The horn sounds and hazard warning light flash for about 30 seconds.

✽ NOTICE

To stop the horn and lights, press any button on the smart key.

Start-up

You can start the engine without inserting the key.

Loss of the smart key

A maximum of 2 smart keys can be registered to a single vehicle. If you happen to lose your smart key, you will not be able to start the engine. You should immediately take the vehicle and remaining key to your authorized Kia dealer(tow the vehicle, if necessary) to protect it from potential theft.

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