Kia Forte: User Settings Mode (For type B, C cluster) / Warning messages

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / LCD windows / User Settings Mode (For type B, C cluster) / Warning messages

Warning messages appear on the LCD to warn the driver. It is located in the center of the instrument cluster.

The warning message may appear differently depending on the type of instrument cluster and some may not show the warning message at all.

The warning message is shown in either symbol, symbol and text, or text type only. You can choose the preferred language by selecting the User setting menu in LCD mode.

Door, hood, trunk open

• This warning is displayed indicating which door, the hood, the trunk is open.

Sunroof Open (if equipped)

• This warning is displayed if you turn off the engine when the sunroof is open.

Engine has overheated

This warning message illuminates when the engine coolant temperature is above 120°C (248°F). This means that the engine is overheated and may be damaged.

❈If your vehicle is overheated, refer to the “Overheating” section in Chapter 6.

Shift to P (for smart key system)

Low Key Battery (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if the battery of the smart key is discharged when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Press START button while turn steering (for smart key system)

Steering wheel unlocked (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Check Steering Wheel Lock System (for smart key system)

• This warning message illuminates if the steering wheel does not lock normally when the Engine Start/Stop Button changes to the OFF position.

Check power steering (if equipped)

• This warning message illuminates when there is a malfunction with EPS.

Press brake pedal to start engine (for smart key system)

Press clutch pedal to start engine (for smart key system and manual transmission)

Key not in vehicle (for smart key system)

Key not detected (for smart key system)

Check high beam assist system (if equipped)

Press START button again (for smart key system)

Press START button with smart key (for smart key system)

Check fuse “BRAKE SWITCH” (for smart key system)

Shift to P or N to start engine (for smart key system)

✽ NOTICE

You can start the engine with the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position. But, for your safety, we recommend that you start the engine with the shift lever in the P (Park) position.

Check Forward Collision Avoidance Assist system (if equipped)

❈For more details, refer to the “Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system” section in Chapter 5.

User Settings Mode (For type B, C cluster)
On this mode, you can change setting of the doors, lamps, and so on. WARNING Do not adjust the User Setting while driving.You may lose your steering control and cause severe personal injury ...

Icy Road Warning
This warning is to warn the driver the road may be icy. When the following conditions occur, the warning light (including Outside Temperature Gauge) blinks 5 times and then illuminates, and ...

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