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Kia Sorento Mk3 Car Warning Lights

Kia Sorento car warning lights, car warning symbols such as engine management light, ABS light, airbag light this guide will help you. We have created this Kia Sorento dashboard lights meaning guide and will show you how to deal with an engine light, airbag warning light, ABS light and all of the other car warning signs on your dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show Kia trouble codes and clear the warning light for good.
If you need to reset a dashboard light or diagnose a fault on your Kia Sorento Mk3 we would advise you to go for the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader. Its an extremely popular choice amongst Kia owners worldwide & will read & clear engine codes within the vehicle and has received excellent feedback from buyers. If you need a Kia diagnostic scanner for other systems such as airbags, ABS, transmission & more take a look at the sections below.

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Kia Sorento Mk3 engine warning light - the engine symbol lamp in the Kia Sorento Mk3 will illuminate if there is a malfunction within this module and could be linked to something simple like a faulty sensor or ignition coil. The only way to be sure what the problem is to diagnose with a Kia fault code reader like the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader. It will diagnose the fault and allow you to erase it and remove the dashboard warning light. If the engine lamp is illuminated for an MOT it will fail, so you should deal with it before the MOT.

Kia Sorento Mk3 airbag srs warning light - the airbag symbol lamp shoing on the Kia Sorento Mk3 means that there is a fault within the airbag system and needs to be diagnosed to fix the fault. The fault can be diagnosed by using the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader and will tell you where the fault within the system is located. It will also allow you to clear the fault codes and remove the airbag light once the fault is fixed. The Sorento Mk3 will fail a UK MOT if the airbag light is showing when presented for a test.

Kia Sorento Mk3 ABS warning light - the ABS symbol lamp will illuminate (sometimes with the brake warning light) if there is a fault in the ABS system. You might just need to replace an ABS module, of the problem could be related to the ABS module or ABS pump. To diagnose the ABS system on the Kia Sorento Mk3 you should use the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader which will read & clear the faults, and remove the dash warning lamp when the fault has been fixed.

Kia Sorento Mk3 seatbelt warning light - the seatbelt symbol lamp will illuminate when one or more passenger does not have their seatbelt on. Please ensure all passengers have fastened their seatbelt before you begin your journey.

Kia Sorento Mk3 oil warning light - the oil symbol lamp on your Sorento Mk3 indicates that there is low oil pressure and you may need to top up your oil levels. Please use the dipstick and check your oil level. To make sure you are using the correct type of oil use our oil guide.

Kia Sorento Mk3 EPB electronic parking brake warning light - this warning lamp will light up initially when starting the engine but then turn off shortly after. If the light stays on it means there is a fault in the EPB system and should be checked out by a Kia dealer. This warning lamp might also turn on when the ESC light illuminates if the ESC is not working.

Kia Sorento Mk3 glow plugs pre heating warning lamp - the pre heating warning symbol lamp will light up when starting the ignition, but will turn off after few seconds. Only when the light goes off is it safe to start the engine. You will only see this light appear in diesel vehicles.

Kia Sorento Mk3 engine coolant temperature warning light - this warning light will appear if the coolant fluid inside your engine cooling system is above 120.

Do not continue to drive, pullover to prevent any damage to your engine and wait for assistance from your recovery contractor.

Kia Sorento Mk3 immobiliser warning light - the immobiliser symbol lamp will appear on the dashboard if there is a fault within this system. You should have this system check out by an Auto electrician as soon as you see this fault as the safety of your vehicle might become comprimised.

Kia Sorento Mk3 auto stop indicator - this warning light will illuminate when the engine enters the idle stop mode of ISG (idle stop & go).

When automatic starting occurs, the warning light will blink on the dash for 5 seconds.

Kia Sorento Mk3 fuel filter warning light (diesel engines) - this warning lamp symbol will illuminate when the ignition is turned on, and then it will turn off after a few seconds. If the light comes on during driving it means that water has accumilated inside the fuel filter. You can remove the water from your fuel filter and the light will turn off.

Kia Sorento Mk3 ECO warning light - the ECO symbol lamp indicator is a system
that illuminates “ECO” when the driver has reached optimum fuel efficiency. The ECOMINDER indicator will turn the ECO light green on the instrument panel when you are driving fuel efficiently in the ECO ON mode. If you don't want the indicator displayed, you can turn the ECO ON mode to OFF mode by pressing the TRIP button.

Kia Sorento Mk3 ESC warning light - the symbol lamp indicator for the ESC will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds.
When the ESC is on, it monitors the driving conditions and under normal driving conditions, the ESC indicator will remain off. When a slippery or low traction
condition is encountered, the ESC will operate, and the ESC indicator will blink to indicate the ESC is operating. If this indicator illuminates and stays on, the ESC may have malfunctioned. You can diagnose the fault by using the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader

Kia Sorento Mk3 ESC OFF warning light indicator will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned ON, but should go off after approximately 3 seconds.
To switch to ESC OFF mode, press the ESC OFF button. The ESC OFF indicator will illuminate indicating the ESC is deactivated.

Kia Sorento Mk3 door open warning light - this symbol lamp will turn on if one of the doors is not closed correctly. Check all doors before you continue with your journey.

Kia Sorento Mk3 brake warning light - the brake symbol lamp will illuminate when  the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position. The warning light should go off after a few seconds when the parking brake is released. If the warning light remains on, it may
indicate that the brake fluid level in the
reservoir is low. You should check your brake fluid level as soon as it is safe to do so and top up if required. If you notice any leaks when looking or topping up, do not drive the vehicle any further - this can seriously damage your engine. Have it towed to the nearest garage.

Your vehicle is equipped with dual-diagonal braking systems. This means you still
have braking on two wheels even if one of the dual systems should fail. With only one of the dual systems working, more than normal pedal travel and greater pedal pressure are required to stop the vehicle. Also, the vehicle will not stop in as short a distance with only a portion of the brake system working. If the brakes fail while you are driving, shift to a lower gear for additional engine braking and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

Kia Sorento Mk3 electronic power steering EPS dash warning light - this power steering warning lamp will turn on when starting the engine, after a few seconds the light will go out. If your light does not turn off it indicates that there is a fault with the power steering system in your Kia Sorento Mk3.

Kia Sorento Mk3 battery warning light - this symbol lamp indicates a malfunction of either the generator or electrical charging system. If the warning light illuminates while the vehicle is in motion:

1. Drive to the nearest safe location.
2. With the engine off, check the generator drive belt for looseness or breakage.
3. If the belt is adjusted properly, a problem exists somewhere in the electrical charging system. Have an authorized KIA dealer correct the problem as soon as possible.
If you need to find or clear a trouble code or dashboard warning light you will need to plug a diagnostic tool into the vehicle diagnostic port. Our partner store UK Pro diagnostics have produced guides for every diagnostic port so you should find the Kia diagnostic port location with ease.
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