Kia Stinger: Warning and indicator lights / Warning lights

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2020 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:

Seat Belt Warning Light

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

❈For more details, refer to the “Seat Belts” in chapter 3.

Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light

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 (For more details, refer to “Brake Fluid” in chapter 7). Then check all brake components for fluid leaks. If any leak on 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, greater pedal pressure will be required to stop the vehicle.

Also, the vehicle will require increased stopping 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.

Driving the vehicle with a warning light ON is dangerous. If the Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light illuminate with the parking brake released, this 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:

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) System Warning Light

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 the 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 thereby increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

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 the ABS and the 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 the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:

Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

This warning light illuminates:

• Once you set the Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.

- It remains on until the engine is started.

• When there is a malfunction with the emission control system.

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

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

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 the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Charging System Warning Light

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 the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light

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 chapter 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 the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

CAUTION - Engine Overheating

Do not continue driving with the engine overheated. Otherwise the engine may be damaged.

CAUTION - Engine damage

If the engine is not stopped immediately after the engine oil pressure warning light is illuminated and stays on while the engine is running, serious engine damage may result.

Low Fuel Level Warning Light

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 “E” can cause the engine to misfire and damage the catalytic converter (if equipped).

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:

• Once you set the Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.

- It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

• When one or more of your tires are significantly underinflated (The location of the underinflated tires are displayed on the LCD display).

❈For more details, refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in chapter 6.

• The TPMS cannot alert you to severe and sudden tire damage caused by external factors.

• If you notice any vehicle instability, immediately take your foot off the accelerator pedal, apply the brakes gradually with light force, and slowly move to a safe position off the road.

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

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

❈For more details, refer to “Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)” in chapter 6.

WARNING - Low tire pressure

LED Headlamp Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:

• Once you set the Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.

- It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

• When there is a malfunction with the LED headlamp.

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

This warning light blinks:

• When there is a malfunction with a LED headlamp related part.

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

✽ NOTICE

Continuous driving with the LED Headlamp Warning Light on or blinking can reduce LED headlamp (low beam) life.

Forward Collision-avoidance Assist Warning light (FCA, if equipped)

This indicator light illuminates:

• When there is a malfunction with the FCA.

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

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

This indicator light illuminates:

• When there is a malfunction with the AWD system.

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

Master Warning Lig

This indicator light illuminates:

• When there is a malfunction on the pre-safe seat belt, electronic control suspension, or Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go or other systems etc. To identify the details of the warning, look at the LCD display.

Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) Warning Light

This warning light blinks:

• When there is a malfunction with the Dynamic Bending Light (DBL).

If there is a malfunction with the Dynamic Bending Light (DBL):

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

2. Turn the engine off and restart the engine. If the warning light remains on, have the vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:

• Once you set the Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position.

- It illuminates for approximately 3 seconds and then goes off.

• When there is a malfunction with the EPB.

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

✽ NOTICE - Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Warning Light

The Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Warning Light may illuminate when the Electronic Stability control (ESC) Indicator Light comes on to indicate that the ESC is not working properly (This does not indicate malfunction of the EPB).

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