Kia Forte: Smart key / Smart key functions

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Smart key / Smart key functions

Carrying the smart key, you may lock and unlock the vehicle doors. Also, you may start the engine. Refer to the following, for more details.

Locking

Pressing the button of the front outside door handles with all doors closed and any door unlocked, locks all the doors (and hood, trunk).

The hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that all doors are locked. The button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7 ~ 1m (28 ~ 40 in.) from the outside door handle. If you want to make sure that a door has locked or not, you should check the door lock button inside the vehicle or pull the outside door handle.

Even though you press the button, the doors will not lock and the chime will sound for 3 seconds if any of the following occurs:

Unlocking

Pressing the button of the driver's outside door handle with all doors closed and locked, unlocks the driver's door. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound twice to indicate that the driver's door is unlocked.

Pressing the button in the front passenger's outside door handle with all doors closed and locked, unlocks all the doors. The hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound twice to indicate that all doors are unlocked. The button will only operate when the smart key is within 0.7~1 m (28~40 in.) from the outside door handle.

Trunk unlocking

If you are within 0.7 ~ 1 m (28 ~ 40 in.) from the outside trunk handle, with your smart key in possession, the trunk will unlock and open when you press the trunk handle switch.

The hazard warning lights will blink twice to indicate that the trunk is unlocked.

Also, once the trunk is opened and then closed, the trunk will lock automatically.

Smart key
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Smart key precautions
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