Kia Forte: Mirrors / Outside rearview mirror

Kia Forte 2019-2024 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Mirrors / Outside rearview mirror

Be sure to adjust mirror angles before driving.

Your vehicle is equipped with both left-hand and right-hand outside rearview mirrors. The mirrors can be adjusted remotely with the remote switch (if equipped). The mirror heads can be folded to prevent damage during an automatic car wash or when passing through a narrow street.

The right outside rearview mirror is convex. Objects seen in the mirror are closer than they appear.

Use your interior rearview mirror or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing lanes.

CAUTION - Rearview mirror

Do not scrape ice off the mirror face; this may damage the surface of the glass. If ice should restrict movement of the mirror, do not force the mirror for adjustment. To remove ice, use a deicer spray, or a sponge or soft cloth with very warm water.

WARNING - Mirror adjustment

Do not adjust or fold the outside rearview mirrors while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control.

Remote control

Electric type

The electric remote control mirror switch allows you to adjust the position of the left and right outside rearview mirrors. To adjust the position of either mirror, the ignition switch should be in the ACC or ON position.

To adjust the position of either mirror, move the R or L switch (1) to select the right side mirror or the left side mirror, then press a corresponding point (▲) on the mirror adjustment control to position the selected mirror up, down, left or right.

CAUTION - Outside mirror

Folding the outside rearview mirror

Electric type (if equipped)

To fold the outside rearview mirror, press the button (1).

To unfold it, press the button again.

1 The mirror will fold or unfold when the door is locked or unlocked by the folding key or smart key.

2 The mirror will fold or unfold when the door is locked or unlocked by the button on the outside door handle with a smart key in possesion. (if equipped)

3 The mirror will unfold when you approach the vehicle (all doors closed and locked) with a smart key in possession. (if equipped)

• Auto Folding function

The mirror will fold or unfold automatically as follows :

- For type A cluster (refer to this section “INSTRUMENT CLUSTER”)

If you press the outside mirror folding button (1) for 5 seconds or more, the function will turn On or Off. When you turn on the function, a warning sound will be heard once; when you turn off the function, the warning sound will be heard twice.

The 1 and 2 in the left explanation is have on/off function, and the 3 is haven't on/off function.

- For type B, C cluster (refer to this section “INSTRUMENT CLUSTER”)

You can turn the function On or Off in the cluster user settings menu.

✽ NOTICE - Electric type outside rearview mirror

The electric type outside rearview mirror operates even though the ignition switch is in the OFF position. However, to prevent unnecessary battery discharge, do not adjust the mirrors longer than necessary while the engine is not running.


Do no fold an electric type outside rearview mirror by hand. Doing so could cause motor failure.

Manual type

To fold outside rearview mirror, grasp the housing of the mirror and then fold it toward the rear of the vehicle.

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