Kia Forte: Driving your vehicle

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle

Be sure the exhaust system does not leak.

The exhaust system should be checked whenever the vehicle is raised to change the oil or for any other purpose. If you hear a change in the sound of the exhaust or if you drive over something that strikes the under side of the vehicle, have the exhaust system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Kia dealer.

WARNING - Engine exhaust

Do not inhale exhaust fumes or leave your engine running in a enclosed area for a prolonged time. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can cause unconsciousness and death by asphyxiation.

WARNING - Open trunk

Do not drive with the trunk open. Poisonous exhaust gases can enter the passenger compartment. If you must drive with the trunk open proceed as follows:

1. Close all windows

2. Open side vents.

3. Set the air intake control at “Fresh”, the air flow control at “Floor” or “Face” and the fan at the highest speed.

How vehicle audio works
AM and FM radio signals are broadcast from transmitter towers located around your city. They are intercepted by the radio antenna on your vehicle. This signal is then received by the radio ...

Before driving
Before entering vehicle Be sure that all windows, outside mirror(s), and outside lights are clean. Check the condition of the tires. Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks. B ...

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Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual: Low tire pressure telltale


When the tire pressure monitoring system warning indicators are illuminated, one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. If the telltale illuminates, immediately reduce your speed, avoid hard cornering and anticipate increased stopping distances. You should stop and ...

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual: If you have a flat tire


Jack and tools The jack and wheel lug nut wrench are stored in the luggage compartment. Remove the panel indicated in the illustration. (1) Jack handle (2) Jack (3) Wheel lug nut wrench Jacking instructions The jack is provided for emergency tire changing only. To prevent the jack ...

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