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

Second Generation XM (2011-2024) / 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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Front Wheel Transfer Assembly Installation
1. Install in the reverse order of removal.    1. ...

Oil Pan Installation
1. Install the oil pan. (1) Using a gasket scraper, remove all the old sealant material from the gasket surfaces. ...

Rear Shock Absorber Inspection
1. Check the rubber parts for damage or deterioration. 2. Check the shock absorber for abnormal resistance or unusual sounds. ...

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