Kia Rio: Driving your vehicle / Starting the engine

Kia Rio 2017-2020 YB Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Starting the engine

WARNING - Proper footwear

Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski boots, sandals, etc.) may interfere with your ability to use the brake and accelerator pedals.

Starting the engine with an ignition key (if equipped)

1. Make sure the parking brake is applied.

2. Manual Transmission - Depress the clutch pedal fully and shift the transmission into Neutral. Keep the clutch pedal and brake pedal depressed while turning the ignition switch to the start position.

Intelligent Variable Transmission - Place the transmission shift lever in P (Park). Depress the brake pedal fully.

You can also start the engine when the shift lever is in the N (Neutral) position.

3. Turn the ignition switch to START and hold it there until the engine starts (a maximum of 10 seconds), then release the key.

It should be started without depressing the accelerator.

4. Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary.

Start driving at moderate engine speeds. (Extreme and/or excessive accelerating and decelerating should be avoided.)

If the engine stalls while the vehicle is in motion, do not attempt to move the shift lever to the P (Park) position. If traffic and road conditions permit, you may put the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position while the vehicle is still moving and turn the ignition switch to the START position in an attempt to restart the engine.

CAUTION - Starter

Do not engage the starter for more than 10 seconds. If the engine stalls or fails to start, wait 5 to 10 seconds before reengaging the starter. Improper use of the starter may damage it.

Starting the engine with a smart key (if equipped)

1. Carry the smart key or leave it inside the vehicle.

2. Make sure the parking brake is firmly applied.

3. Place the transmission shift lever in P (Park).

4. Press the ENGINE START/STOP button while depressing the brake pedal.

5. In extremely cold weather (below 0°F / -18°C) or after the vehicle has not been operated for several days, let the engine warm up without depressing the accelerator.

Whether the engine is cold or warm, it should be started without depressing the accelerator.

The engine will start only when the smart key is in the vehicle.

WARNING - Unintended vehicle movement

Never leave the smart key in the vehicle with children or vehicle occupants who are unfamiliar with the vehicle operation. Pushing the ENGINE START/ STOP button while the smart key is in the vehicle may result in unintended engine activation and/or unintended vehicle movement.

CAUTION

Do not press the ENGINE START/ STOP button for more than 10 seconds except when the stop lamp fuse is blown.

Engine start/stop button
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Manual transmission
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