Kia Forte: Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Hazardous driving conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

Do not pump the brake pedal on a vehicle equipped with ABS.

WARNING - Downshifting

Do not downshift with an intelligent variable transmission while driving on slippery surfaces. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid and result in an accident.

Economical operation
Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive. Each of these factors affects how many miles (kilometers) you can get from a gallon (l ...

Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth ...

Other information:

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual: Immobilizer system


Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic engine immobilizer system to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle use. Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the ignition key and electronic devices inside the vehicle. With the immobilizer system, whenever y ...

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual: Installing a Child Restraint System (CRS)


After selecting a proper child seat for your child, check to make sure it fits properly in your vehicle. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer when installing the child seat. Note these general steps when installing the seat to your vehicle: Properly secure the child ...

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