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Kia Sportage Mk4 Dashboard Light Symbols

Dashboard warnings on your Kia Sportage Mk4 depend on the Kia Problem. It could be an indicator light for ABS, airbag, engine light or something else. There are many reasons why the dashboard shows warning lights and below is a list of the lights on the dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show Kia trouble codes & reset the warning light for good! This information can also be found in the Kia Sportage Mk4 owners PDF manual.
If you need to reset a dashboard light or diagnose a fault on your Kia Sportage we would advise you to go for the Kia iCarsoft i901 diagnostic reset tool 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 Sportage Mk4 engine warning light - the engine symbol lamp in the Kia Sportage 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 Kia iCarsoft i901 diagnostic reset tool kit. 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 Sportage Mk4 airbag srs warning light - the airbag symbol lamp shoing on the Kia Sportage 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 Kia iCarsoft i901 diagnostic reset tool kit 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 Sportage will fail a UK MOT if the airbag light is showing when presented for a test.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage you should use the Kia iCarsoft i901 diagnostic reset tool kit which will read & clear the faults, and remove the dash warning lamp when the fault has been fixed.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage Mk4 oil warning light - the oil symbol lamp on your Sportage 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 Sportage Mk4 manual transaxle shift indicator warning light - this symbol lamp displays which automatic transaxle shift position is selected. This indicator informs you which gear is desired while driving to save fuel.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage Mk4 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 Kia iCarsoft i901 diagnostic reset tool kit.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage Mk4 EPS power steering warning light - this symbol lamp comes on after the ignition key is turned to the ON position and then it will go out after the engine is
started. This light also comes on when the EPS has some troubles. You can diagnose the fault by using the Kia iCarsoft i901 diagnostic reset tool kit which will tell you where the fault is occuring.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage Mk4 DBC downhill brake control warning light - the DBC symbol lamp will illuminate on your dashboard when the DBC button is pressed and the system
is on. When driving down a steep hill at a speed under 35 km/h (22 mph), the DBC
will operate and the DBC indicator will blink to indicate the DBC is operating. If the red indicator illuminates, the DBC system may have malfunctioned. Take your vehicle to an authorized KIA dealer and have the system checked.

Kia Sportage Mk4 cruise control warning light - this symbol will illuminate when the cruise control system is active and switched on.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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 Sportage Mk4 bootlid or trunk open warning light - this symbol lamp will illuminate if the bootlid is not closed correctly.

Kia Sportage Mk4 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.

Kia Sportage Mk4 4WD warning light - when the ignition switch is turned to the
ON position, the 4WD indicator will illuminate and then go off in a few seconds.
If the 4WD system warning light illuminates, this indicates that there is a malfunction in the 4WD system. If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized KIA dealer as soon as possible

Kia Sportage Mk4 4WD warning light the 4WD LOCK indicator light is illuminated
when the 4WD LOCK button is pushed. The purpose of this 4WD LOCK mode is to increase the drive power when driving on dry road surfaces, wet pavement, snow-covered roads and/or off-road. The 4WD LOCK indicator light is turned off by pushing the button again.
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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