Kia Forte: Maintenance Schedule / Normal Condition

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Service Manual / Maintenance / Maintenance Schedule / Normal Condition

General market
Normal Maintenance Schedule - Except Europe (Including Russia)

The following maintenance services must be performed to ensure good emission control and performance. Keep receipts for all vehicle emission services to protect your warranty. Where both mileage and time are shown, the frequency of service is determined by whichever occurs first.

NO.
ITEM
REMARK
*1
Engine oil and engine oil filter
Check the engine oil level and leak every 500 km (350 miles) or before starting a long trip.
*2
Coolant (Engine)
When adding coolant, use only deionized water or soft water for your vehicle and never mix hard water in the coolant filled at the factory. An improper coolant mixture can result in serious malfunction or engine damage.
*3
Drive belts (Engine)

Adjust alternator, water pump and air conditioner drive belt. Inspect and if necessary repair or replace.

Inspect drive belt tensioner, idler and alternator pulley and if necessary correct or replace.

*4
Valve clearance
Inspect for excessive valve noise and/or engine vibration and adjust if necessary. In this case, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
*5
Spark plug
For your convenience, it can be replaced prior to it's interval when you do maintenance of other items.
*6
Manual transaxle fluid
Manual transaxle fluid should be changed anytime it has been submerged in water.
*7
Fuel additives (Gasoline)
Kia recommends that you use unleaded gasoline which has an octane rating of RON (Research Octane Number) 95 / AKI (Anti Knock Index) 91 or higher (for Europe) or Octane Rating of RON (Research Octane Number) 91 / AKI (Anti-Knock Index) 87 or higher (except Europe).
For customers who do not use good quality gasolines including fuel additives regularly, and have problems starting or the engine does not run smoothly, one bottle of additives added to the fuel tank at every 15,000km(10,000miles) (for Europe, Australia and New Zealand)/ 10,000km(6,500miles) (except Europe, Australia and New Zealand, China, Brazil)/ 5,000km(3,000miles) (for China, Brazil). Additives are available from a professional workshop along with information on how to use them. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner. Do not mix other additives.
*8
Fuel filter cartridge (Diesel)
This maintenance schedule depends on fuel quality. It is applicable only when using a qualified fuel <"EN590 or equivalent">. If the diesel fuel specifications don't meet the EN590, it must be replaced more frequently. If there are some important safety matters like fuel flow restriction, surging, loss of power, hard starting problem etc., replace the fuel filter immediately regardless of maintenance schedule and consult a professional workshop for more details. Kia recommends to consult an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE ITEM
NORMAL MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE - EXCEPT EUROPE (INCLUDING RUSSIA)
Number of months or driving distance, whichever comes first
Months
12
24
36
48
60
72
84
96
Miles×1,000
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
Km×1,000
15
30
45
60
75
90
105
120
Engine oil and engine oil filter *1
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L ALL
Except Middle East, India, Libia, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Central & South America, China
Replace every 15,000 km (10,000 miles) or 12months
For Middle East, India, Libia, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Central & South America
Replace every 10,000 km (6,500 miles) or 12 months
For China
Replace every 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
Gasoline
Nu 2.0L MPI
Except Middle East, India, Libia, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Central & South America, China
Replace every 15,000 km (10,000 miles) or 12months
For Middle East, India, Libia, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Central & South America
Replace every 10,000 km (6,500 miles) or 12 months
For China
Replace every 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
Engine oil and engine oil filter *1
Diesel
Smart Stream D 1.6
For Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of South Africa
Replace every 15,000 km (10,000 miles) or 12months
Except Russia, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of South Africa
Replace every 10,000 km (6,500 miles) or 12 months
Coolant (Engine) *2
Gasoline, Diesel
At first, Replace 210,000 km (140,000 miles) or 120 months after that, Replace every 30,000 km (20,000 miles) or 24 months
Drive belts (Engine) *3
Gasoline
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Diesel
For Russia, Australia and New Zealand
-
-
-
I
-
I
-
I
Except Russia, Australia and New Zealand
-
-
-
I
-
I
-
I
Timing belt system (Timing belt, Oil belt, Tensioner, Idler)
Diesel
SmartStream D 1.6
Inspect Timing belt every 120,000km (80,000miles) Replace Timing belt system(Timing belt, Oil belt, Tensioner, Idler) every 240,000km (160,000miles)
Valve clearance *4
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L ALL
-
-
-
-
-
I
-
-
Vacuum hoses and crankcase ventilation hoses
Gasoline
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Spark plugs *5
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L MPI
Unleaded
Replace every 60,000 km (40,000 miles)
Gasoline
Nu 2.0L MPI
Unleaded
Replace every 150,000 km (100,000 miles)
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L T-GDI
Replace every 75,000 km (50,000 miles)
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L MPI
Leaded
Replace every 30,000 km (20,000 miles)
Gasoline
Nu 2.0L MPI
Leaded
Replace every 75,000 km (50,000 miles)
Automatic transaxle fluid
Gasoline, Diesel
No check, No service required
Manual transaxle fluid *6
Gasoline, Diesel
-
-
-
I
-
-
-
I
Drive shaft and boots
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Fuel additives (Gasoline) *7
Gasoline
For Australia and New Zealand
Add every 15,000 km (10,000 miles) or 12 months
Except Australia and New Zealand, China, Brazil
Add every 10,000 km (6,500 miles) or 6 months
For China, Brazil
Add every 5,000 km (3,000 miles) or 6 months
Fuel filter (Gasoline)
Gasoline
For China, Brazil
-
I
-
R
-
I
-
R
Fuel lines, hoses and connections
Gasoline
-
-
-
I
-
-
-
I
Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Fuel tank air filter (Gasoline)
Gasoline
Except China
-
I
-
R
-
I
-
R
For China
I
I
R
I
I
R
I
I
Vapor hose and fuel filler cap (Gasoline)
Gasoline
-
-
-
I
-
-
-
I
Fuel filler cap (Diesel)
Diesel
-
-
-
I
-
-
-
I
Urea solution line & connections (if equipped)
Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Urea solution filler cap (if equipped)
Diesel
-
-
-
I
-
-
-
I
Fuel filter cartridge (Diesel) *8
Diesel
-
I
-
R
-
I
-
R
Air cleaner filter
Gasoline , Diesel
Except China, India, Middle East
I
I
R
I
I
R
I
I
For China, India, Middle East
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Exhaust system
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Cooling system
Gasoline, Diesel
-
-
-
I
-
I
-
I
Air conditioner compressor/refrigerant
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Climate control air filter
Gasoline, Diesel
Except Australia and New Zealand
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
For Australia and New Zealand
I
R
I
R
I
R
I
R
Brake discs and pads
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Brake fluid
Gasoline, Diesel
I
R
I
R
I
R
I
R
Parking brake (Hand type)
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Steering gear rack, linkage and boots
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Suspension ball joints
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Tire (pressure & tread wear)
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Battery (12V) condition
Gasoline, Diesel
Except Middle East
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
For Middle East
Inspect every 10,000 km (6,500 miles) or 6 months

I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
R : Replace or change.

Europe market
Normal Maintenance Schedule - For Europe (Except Russia)

The following maintenance services must be performed to ensure good emission control and performance. Keep receipts for all vehicle emission services to protect your warranty. Where both mileage and time are shown, the frequency of service is determined by whichever occurs first.

NO.
ITEM
REMARK
*1
Engine oil and engine oil filter
Check the engine oil level and leak every 500 km (350 miles) or before starting a long trip.
*2
Coolant (Engine)
When adding coolant, use only deionized water or soft water for your vehicle and never mix hard water in the coolant filled at the factory. An improper coolant mixture can result in serious malfunction or engine damage.
*3
Drive belts (Engine)

Adjust alternator, water pump and air conditioner drive belt. Inspect and if necessary repair or replace.

Inspect drive belt tensioner, idler and alternator pulley and if necessary correct or replace.

*4
Valve clearance
Inspect for excessive valve noise and/or engine vibration and adjust if necessary. In this case, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.
*5
Spark plug
For your convenience, it can be replaced prior to it's interval when you do maintenance of other items.
*6
Manual transaxle fluid
Manual transaxle fluid should be changed anytime it has been submerged in water.
*7
Fuel additives (Gasoline)
Kia recommends that you use unleaded gasoline which has an octane rating of RON (Research Octane Number) 95 / AKI (Anti Knock Index) 91 or higher (for Europe) or Octane Rating of RON (Research Octane Number) 91 / AKI (Anti-Knock Index) 87 or higher (except Europe).
For customers who do not use good quality gasolines including fuel additives regularly, and have problems starting or the engine does not run smoothly, one bottle of additives added to the fuel tank at every 15,000km(10,000miles) (for Europe, Australia and New Zealand)/ 10,000km(6,500miles) (except Europe, Australia and New Zealand, China, Brazil)/ 5,000km(3,000miles) (for China, Brazil). Additives are available from a professional workshop along with information on how to use them. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner. Do not mix other additives.

*8
Fuel filter cartridge (Diesel)
This maintenance schedule depends on fuel quality. It is applicable only when using a qualified fuel <"EN590 or equivalent">. If the diesel fuel specifications don't meet the EN590, it must be replaced more frequently. If there are some important safety matters like fuel flow restriction, surging, loss of power, hard starting problem etc., replace the fuel filter immediately regardless of maintenance schedule and consult a professional workshop for more details. Kia recommends to consult an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

MAINTENANCE INTERVALS
MAINTENANCE ITEM
Normal Maintenance Schedule - For Europe (Except Russia)
Number of months or driving distance, whichever comes first
Months
24
48
72
96
120
144
168
192
Miles×1,000
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
Km×1,000
30
60
90
120
150
180
210
240
Engine oil and engine oil filter *1
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L ALL
Replace every 15,000 km (10,000 miles) or 12months
Gasoline
Nu 2.0L MPI
Diesel
SmartStream D 1.6
Replace every 20,000 km (13,000 miles) or 12months
Coolant (Engine) *2
Gasoline, Diesel
At first, Replace 210,000 km (140,000 miles) or 120 months after that, Replace every 30,000 km (20,000 miles) or 24 months
Drive belts (Engine) *3
Gasoline
-
-
I
I
I
I
I
I
Diesel
-
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Timing belt system (Timing belt, Oil belt, Tensioner, Idler)
Diesel
SmartStream D 1.6
Inspect Timing belt every 120,000km (80,000miles) Replace Timing belt system(Timing belt, Oil belt, Tensioner, Idler) every 240,000km (160,000miles)
Valve clearance *4
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L ALL
-
-
I
-
-
I
-
-
Vacuum hoses and crankcase ventilation hoses
Gasoline
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Spark plugs *5
Gasoline
Gamma 1.6L MPI
Replace every 60,000 km (40,000 miles)
Gamma 1.6L T-GDI
Replace every 75,000 km (50,000 miles)
Nu 2.0L MPI
Replace every 150,000 km (100,000 miles)
Automatic transaxle fluid
Gasoline, Diesel
No check, No service required
Manual transaxle fluid *6
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Drive shaft and boots
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Fuel additives (Gasoline) *7
Gasoline
Add every 15,000 km (10,000 miles) or 12 months

Fuel lines, hoses and connections
Gasoline
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Fuel tank air filter (Gasoline)
Gasoline
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Vapor hose and fuel filler cap (Gasoline)
Gasoline
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Fuel filler cap (Diesel)
Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Urea solution line & connections (if equipped)
Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Urea solution filler cap (if equipped)
Diesel
-
I
-
I
-
I
-
I
Fuel filter cartridge (Diesel) *8
Diesel
I
R
I
R
I
R
I
R
Air cleaner filter
Gasoline, Diesel
I
R
I
R
I
R
I
R
Exhaust system
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Cooling system
Gasoline, Diesel
-
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Air conditioner compressor/refrigerant
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Climate control air filter
Gasoline, Diesel
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Brake discs and pads
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake lines, hoses and connections
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Brake fluid
Gasoline, Diesel
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
Parking brake (Hand type)
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Steering gear rack, linkage and boots
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Suspension ball joints
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Tire (pressure & tread wear)
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
Battery (12V) condition
Gasoline, Diesel
I
I
I
I
I
I
I
I

I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.
R : Replace or change.

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