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Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Voice recognition / Using Voice Recognition

Starting Voice Recognition

Shortly press the wheel. Say a command key on the steering
wheel. Say a command

If prompt feedback is in [ON], then the system will say Please say a command


If prompt feedback is in [ON], then the system will say Please say a command after the beep (BEEP)

Contact List Best Practices

1)Do not store single-name entries (e.g., Bob, Mom, Kim, etc.).

Instead, always use full names (including first and last names) for all contacts (e.g., use Jacob Stevenson instead of Dad).

2)Do not use abbreviations (i.e., use Lieutenant instead of Lt. or Sergeant instead of Sgt.).

3)Do not use acronyms (i.e., use County Finance Department instead of CFD).

4)Do not use special characters (e.g., @, hyphen -, asterisk *, ampersand &).

5)If a name is not recognized from the contact list, change it to a more descriptive name (e.g., use Grandpa Joseph instead of Pa Joe).

Skipping Prompt Messages

While prompt message is being stated key on the steering remote controller Shortly press the 
The prompt message is immediately ended and the beep tone will sound. After the key on the steering remote controller
The prompt message is immediately ended and the beep tone will sound. After the beep, say the voice command.

Re-starting Voice Recognition

While system waits for a command Shortly press the  key on the steering
Shortly press the remote controller key on the steering
remote controller

The command wait state is immediately ended and the beep ton will sound. After the beep, say the voice command.

Ending voice recognition

While Voice Recognition is operating key on the steering remote controller Press and hold the
key on the steering remote controller


Voice Recognition and Phone Contact Tips:

The Kia Voice Recognition System may have difficulty understanding some accents or uncommon names. When using Voice Recognition to place a call, speak in a moderate tone, with clear pronunciation To maximize the use of Voice Recognition, consider these guidelines when storing contacts:

Illustration on using voice commands

Starting voice command.

Shortly pressing the 0.8 seconds): key (under
0.8 seconds):

Skipping Voice Recognition


Skipping Voice Recognition

Shortly pressing the 0.8 seconds): key (under
0.8 seconds):

while guidance message is being stated


while guidance message is being stated

Shortly pressing the   key


Shortly pressing the  (under 0.8 seconds) key
(under 0.8 seconds)

End voice command.


End voice command.

Shortly pressing the 0.8 seconds): key (under
0.8 seconds):

Voice Command List


Voice recognition
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Voice Command List
Common Commands: These commands can be used in most operations. (However a few commands may not be available during certain operations) FM/AM radio commands: Commands available during FM, ...

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