Kia Forte: Driving your vehicle / Key positions

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Key positions

Illuminated ignition switch

Whenever a front door is opened, the ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is not in the ON position. The light will go off immediately when the ignition switch is turned on. It will also go off after about 30 seconds when the door is closed.

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 ...

Ignition switch position
LOCK (1) The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position. ACC (Accessory) (2) The electrical accessories are operative. If difficulty is experienced turning the ignition switch to ...

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Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual: Scheduled maintenance service


Follow the Normal Maintenance Schedule if the vehicle is usually operated where none of the following conditions apply. If any of the following conditions apply, follow the Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions. Repeatedly driving short distances of less than 8 km (5 miles) in ...

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Owners Manual: Sunroof open warning


If the driver removes the ignition key (smart key: turns off the engine) and opens the driver-side door when the sunroof is not fully closed, the warning chime will sound for a few seconds and a warning image will appear on the LCD display. Close the sunroof securely when leaving yo ...

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