Kia Forte: Instrument cluster / Gauges

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Instrument cluster / Gauges

Speedometer

The speedometer indicates the forward speed of the vehicle.

The speedometer is calibrated in miles per hour and/or kilometers per hour.

Tachometer

The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per minute (rpm).

Use the tachometer to select the correct shift points and to prevent lugging and/or over-revving the engine.

The tachometer pointer may move slightly when the ignition switch is in ACC or ON position with the engine OFF. This movement is normal and will not affect the accuracy of the tachometer once the engine is running.

CAUTION - Red zone

Do not operate the engine within the tachometer's RED ZONE. This may cause severe engine damage.

WARNING - Hot radiator

Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. The engine coolant is under pressure and could cause severe burns. Wait until the engine is cool before adding coolant to the reservoir.

LCD window Control
■ Type A ■ Type B ■ Type C The LCD window modes can be changed by using the control buttons on the steering wheel. [Type A] (1) TRIP : TRIP button for changing trip modes (2) ...

Engine coolant temperature gauge
This gauge shows the temperature of the engine coolant when the ignition switch is ON. If the gauge pointer moves beyond the normal range area toward the “H” position, it indicates over ...

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