What do my Kia Sportage’s dashboard lights mean?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Sportage on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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What do 2018 Kia Sportage dashboard lights mean?

The Kia Sportage is comfortable and spacious. It features bold exterior styling and plenty of interior amenities to keep passengers comfortable and connected. When your dashboard lights come on, you might be frustrated if you don’t know what the icons mean to fix it. Check out this list of common dashboard lights in your Sportage and what they mean!

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Dashboard Lights in 2018 Kia Sportage

One of the most important things to remember when you are checking out your dashboard lights is to pay attention to the color of the icon. Red lights typically indicate a system failure of some sort or an issue in need of immediate attention. Yellow/orange lights usually indicate a service that is in need but not emergent, and green/blue icons indicate that a system is operating in your vehicle. Check out these icons below!

Charging System Warning Light Kia SportageCharging System Warning Light: This icon illuminates when there is a suspected issue with the battery or generator. Take your Sportage to the nearest Kia dealer as soon as possible to determine the cause of the battery issue.
Engine Oil Pressure Warning Light Kia SportageEngine Oil Pressure Warning Light: This icon means that something is wrong with either the oil pressure or oil itself in your vehicle. If this icon lights up while you are driving, stop your car as soon as it is safe to do so and turn it off until you can determine the cause of the issue. 
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light Kia SportageEngine Coolant Temperature Warning Light: if this icon turns on, it is likely that your engine is overheating. Stop your Sportage as soon as it is safe to do so and contact roadside assistance when this occurs.
Key Low Battery Indicator Kia SportageKey Low Battery Indicator: On your Smart Key equipped Sportage, this icon will illuminate when your smart key’s battery level is low and in need of replacement.
Low Fuel Level Warning Light Kia SportageLow Fuel Level Warning Light: This light illuminates when your fuel tank is almost empty, prompting you to put more gas in your tank. Driving with a low fuel level can cause your engine to misfire.
TPMS Malfunction Indicator Kia SportageTPMS Malfunction Indicator: This icon lights up when your Tire Pressure Monitoring System detects that one or more of your tires is underinflated. Stop and pump up your tire to the correct pressure as soon as possible.
Cruise Indicator Kia SportageCruise Indicator: This icon illuminates when you have the cruise control switched on. This light will remain on until you turn off the cruise control system. 
High Beam Indicator Kia SportageHigh Beam Indicator: This icon lights up when you turn on your high beams. It remains lit until you switch off your high beams, and it blinks when you have your flashing lights turned on. 
Front Fog Light Indicator Kia SportageFront Fog Light indicator: When this icon is lit up, you have your fog lights turned on. Fog lights help increase your visibility under conditions of reduced visibility.

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