Kia Sorento: Vehicle handling instructions - Introduction - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Vehicle handling instructions

Second Generation XM (2011-2021) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Introduction / Vehicle handling instructions

As with other vehicles of this type, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover.

Specific design characteristics (higher ground clearance, track, etc.) give this vehicle a higher center of gravity than other types of vehicles. In other words they are not designed for cornering at the same speeds as conventional 2-wheel drive vehicles.

Avoid sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers. Again, failure to operate this vehicle correctly may result in loss of control, an accident or vehicle rollover. Be sure to read the Reducing the risk of a rollover driving guidelines, in section 5 of this manual.

Fuel requirements
Your new vehicle is designed to use only unleaded fuel having a pump octane number ((R+M)/2) of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. Your new vehicle is designed to obtain maximum performance w ...

Vehicle break-in process
No special break-in period is needed. By following a few simple precautions for the first 600 miles (1,000 km) you may add to the performance, economy and life of your vehicle. Do not race the e ...

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Tail Gate Adjustment
1. After loosening the tailgate hinge (A) mounting bolt, adjust the tailgate by moving it up or down, or right or left. 2. Adjust the tailg ...

Cylinder Head Inspection
Cylinder Head 1. Inspect for flatness. Using a precision straight edge and feeler gauge, measure the surface the contacting the cylinder block and the manifolds fo ...

Map lights
Door interlock switch To turn on the map light, push the lens. To turn it off, push the lens again. Automatic illumination When the door interlock switch is in the “DOOR” position, the map li ...

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