Kia Forte: Theft-alarm system / Armed & Theft-alarm stage

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Theft-alarm system / Armed & Theft-alarm stage

Armed stage

Using the smart key

Park the vehicle and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below.

1.Turn off the engine.

2.Make sure that all doors (and tailgate) and the engine hood are closed and latched.

3.• Lock the doors by pressing the button on the front outside door handle with the smart key in your possession.

After completion of the steps above, the hazard warning lights operate once to indicate that the system is armed.

If any door remains open, the doors won't lock and the chime will sound for 3 seconds. Close the door and try again to lock the doors.

If the trunk or engine hood remains open, the hazard warning lights won't operate and the theft-alarm will not arm. After this, if the trunk and engine hood are closed, the hazard warning lights will blink once.

• Lock the doors by pressing the lock button on the smart key.

After completion of the steps above, the hazard warning lights will operate once to indicate that the system is armed.

If any door, the trunk, or the engine hood remains open, the hazard warning lights won't operate and the theft-alarm will not arm. After this, if all doors, the trunk, and the engine hood are closed, the hazard warning lights blink once.

Using the transmitter

Park the vehicle and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below.

1.Turn off the engine and remove the ignition key from the ignition switch.

2.Make sure that all doors, the trunk, and the engine hood are closed and latched.

3.Lock the doors by pressing the lock button on the transmitter.

After completion of the steps above, the hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that the system is armed.

If any door, the trunk, or the engine hood remains open, the hazard warning lights won't operate and the theft-alarm will not arm. After this, if all doors, the trunk, and the engine hood are closed, the hazard warning lights blink once.

• Do not arm the system until all passengers have left the vehicle. If the system is armed while a passenger(s) remains in the vehicle, the alarm may be activated when the remaining passenger( s) leave the vehicle. If any door, the trunk, or the engine hood is opened within 30 seconds after entering the armed stage, the system is disarmed to prevent unnecessary alarm.

Theft-alarm stage

The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the system is armed.

The horn will sound and the hazard warning lights will blink continuously for approximately 27 seconds (2 times).To turn off the system, unlock the doors with the transmitter (or smart key).

Theft-alarm system
This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the vehicle. This system is operated in three stages: the first is the "Armed" stage, the second is the "Theft-al ...

Disarmed stage
The system will be disarmed when: Transmitter - The door unlock button is pressed. - The engine is started. (within 3 seconds) - The ignition switch is in the "ON" position for 30 seconds or ...

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