Kia Sorento: Warning lights - Warning and indicator lights - Features of your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Warning lights

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Warning and indicator lights / Warning lights

✽ NOTICE - Warning lights

Make sure that all warning lights are OFF after starting the engine. If any light is still ON, this indicates a situation that needs attention.

Air bag Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

Seat Belt Warning Light

This warning light informs the driver that the seat belt is not fastened.


This warning light informs the driver that the seat belt is not fastened.

Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

If the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low:

1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.

2. With the engine stopped, check the brake fluid level immediately and add fluid as required .

Then check all brake components for fluid leaks. If any leaks in the brake system is still found, the warning light remains on, or the brakes do not operate properly, do not drive the vehicle.

In this case, have your vehicle towed to an authorized Kia dealer and inspected.

Dual-diagonal braking system

Your vehicle is equipped with dualdiagonal braking systems. This means you still have braking on two wheels even if one of the dual systems should fail.

With only one of the dual systems working, more than normal pedal travel and greater pedal pressure are required to stop the vehicle.

Also, the vehicle will not stop in as short a distance with only a portion of the brake system working.

If the brakes fail while you are driving, shift to a lower gear for additional engine braking and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

WARNING - Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light

Driving the vehicle with a warning light ON is dangerous. If the Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light illuminates with the parking brake released, it indicates that the brake fluid level is low. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) System Warning Light

These two warning lights illuminate at the same time while driving:


These two warning lights illuminate at the same time while driving:

When the ABS and regular brake system may not work normally.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING - Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) System Warning Light

When both ABS and Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Lights are on, the brake system will not work normally and you may experience an unexpected and dangerous situation during sudden braking. In this case, avoid high speed driving and abrupt braking. Have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

✽ NOTICE - Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) System Warning Light

When the ABS Warning Light is on or both ABS and Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Lights are on, the speedometer, odometer, or tripmeter may not work. Also, the EPS Warning Light may illuminate and the steering effort may increase or decrease. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Warning Light (if equipped)

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

CAUTION - Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

Driving with the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on may cause damage to the emission control systems which could effect drivability and/or fuel economy.

CAUTION - Gasoline Engine

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminates, potential catalytic converter damage is possible which could result in loss of engine power. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

Charging System Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

If there is a malfunction with either the alternator or electrical charging system:

1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.

2. Turn the engine off and check the alternator drive belt for looseness or breakage.

If the belt is adjusted properly, there may be a problem in the electrical charging system.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

If the engine oil pressure is low:

1. Drive carefully to the nearest safe location and stop your vehicle.

2. Turn the engine off and check the engine oil level (For more details, refer to Engine Oil in section 7). If the level is low, add oil as required.

If the warning light remains on after adding oil or if oil is not available, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

CAUTION - Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

Low Fuel Level Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

When the fuel tank is nearly empty.

If the fuel tank is nearly empty:

Add fuel as soon as possible.

CAUTION - Low Fuel Level

Driving with the Low Fuel Level warning light on or with the fuel level below 0 or E can cause the engine to misfire and damage the catalytic converter (if equipped).

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

This warning light remains on after blinking for approximately 60 seconds or repeats blinking and off at the intervals of approximately 3 seconds:

When there is a malfunction with the TPMS.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING - Low tire pressure

WARNING - Safe Stopping

Door Ajar Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

When a door is not closed securely.

Tailgate Open Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

When the tailgate is not closed securely.

All Wheel Drive (AWD) Warning Light (if equipped)

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

Indicator Lights Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Indicator Light

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

This indicator light blinks:

While the ESC is operating.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

ECOMINDERtm indicator (if equipped)

The ECOMINDERtm indicator is a system that illuminates ECO when the driver has


The ECOMINDERtm indicator is a system that illuminates ECO when the driver has reached optimum fuel efficiency.

Immobilizer Indicator Light (Without Smart Key) (if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

When the vehicle detects the immobilizer in your key properly while the ignition switch is ON. At this time, you can start the engine.The indicator light goes off after starting the engine.

This indicator light blinks:

When there is a malfunction with the immobilizer system. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Immobilizer Indicator Light (With Smart Key) (if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates for up to 30 seconds:


This indicator light illuminates for up to 30 seconds:

When the vehicle detects the smart key in the vehicle properly while the Engine Start/Stop Button is ACC or ON.At this time, you can start the engine.The indicator light goes off after starting the engine.

This indicator light blinks for a few seconds:

When the smart key is not in the vehicle.At this time, you can not start the engine.

This indicator light illuminates for 2 seconds and goes off:

This indicator light blinks:

Turn Signal Indicator Light

This indicator light blinks:


This indicator light blinks:

 When you turn the turn signal light on.

If any of the following occurs, there may be a malfunction with the turn signal system. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

The indicator light does not blink but illuminates. The indicator light blinks more rapidly. The indicator light does not illuminate at all.

High Beam Indicator Light

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

Light ON Indicator Light

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

When the tail lights or headlights are on.

Front Fog Indicator Light (if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

When the front fog lights are on.

All Wheel Drive (AWD) LOCK Indicator Light (if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

CAUTION - AWD Lock Mode

Do not use AWD LOCK mode on dry paved roads or highway, it can cause noise, vibration or damage of AWD related parts.

Washer Fluid Warning Light (if equipped)

This warning light illuminates:


This warning light illuminates:

When the washer fluid level in the reservoir is nearly empty. In this case, you should refill the washer fluid.

Cruise Indicator Light (if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

When the cruise control system is enabled.

Cruise SET Indicator Light (if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates:


This indicator light illuminates:

When the cruise control speed is set.

Warning and indicator lights
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Rear parking assist system (If equipped)
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