Kia Stinger: All Wheel Drive (AWD) / Emergency precautions

Kia Stinger CK 2018-2024 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / All Wheel Drive (AWD) / Emergency precautions



Do not use tires and wheels of a different size and type than the ones originally installed on your vehicle. It can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could lead to increased steering difficulty or rollover causing serious injury.

When replacing the tires, be sure to equip all four tires with the tire and wheel of the same size, type, tread, brand and load-carrying capacity.

In case of emergency such as tire puncture, repair it using TMK (Tire Mobility Kit) for temporary use. Afterwards, have the tire be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.


Never start or run the engine while an AWD vehicle is raised on a jack.The vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack causing serious injury or death to you or those nearby.


AWD vehicles must be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the ground. For more information, refer to "Towing" in chapter 6.

Vehicle inspection
Dynamometer testing

An AWD vehicle must be tested on a special four wheel chassis dynamometer.

An AWD vehicle should not be tested on a 2WD roll tester. If a 2WD roll tester must be used, perform the following procedure:

1. Check the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.

2. Place the rear wheels on the roll tester for a speedometer test as shown in the illustration.

3. Release the parking brake.

4. Place the front wheels on the temporary free roller as shown in the illustration.


Keep away from the front of the vehicle while the vehicle is in gear on the dynamometer. The vehicle can jump forward and cause serious injury or death.

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