Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Outside rearview mirror
Features of your vehicle / Mirrors / Outside rearview mirror

Be sure to adjust the mirror angles before driving.

Your vehicle is equipped with both left-hand and right-hand outside rearview mirrors. The mirrors can be adjusted remotely with the remote switch. The mirror heads can be folded back to prevent damage during an automatic vehicle wash or when passing through a narrow street.

The right outside rearview mirror is convex. Objects seen in the mirror are closer than they appear.

Use your interior rearview mirror or direct observation to determine the actual distance of following vehicles when changing lanes.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. CAUTION - Rearview mirror CAUTION - Rearview mirror

Do not scrape ice off the mirror face; this may damage the surface of the glass. If ice should restrict the movement of the mirror, do not force the mirror for adjustment.To remove ice, use a deicer spray, or a sponge or soft cloth with very warm water.

If the mirror is jammed with ice, do not adjust the mirror by force. Use an approved spray de-icer (not radiator antifreeze) to release the frozen mechanism or move the vehicle to a warm place and allow the ice to melt.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. WARNING - Mirror adjustment WARNING - Mirror adjustment

Do not adjust or fold the outside rearview mirrors while the vehicle is moving. This could result in loss of control.

Adjusting outside rearview mirror

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. Adjusting the rearview mirrors :

Adjusting the rearview mirrors :

Press either the L (drivers side) or R (passengers side) button (1) to select the rearview mirror you would like to adjust when the ignition switch is ACC or ON position.

Use the mirror adjustment control (2) to position the selected mirror up, down, left or right.

After adjustment, press the L or R button (1) again to prevent inadvertent adjustment.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. CAUTION - Outside mirror CAUTION - Outside mirror

  • The mirrors stop moving when they reach the maximum adjusting angles, but the motor continues to operate while the switch is pressed. Do not press the switch longer than necessary, the motor may be damaged.
  • Do not attempt to adjust the outside rearview mirror by hand. Doing so may damage the parts.

Reverse parking aid function

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. While the vehicle is moving rearward, the outside rearview mirror(s) will move

While the vehicle is moving rearward, the outside rearview mirror(s) will move downward to aid reverse parking. According to the position of the outside rearview mirror switch (1), the outside rearview mirror(s) will operate as follows:

L/R : When the remote control outside rearview mirror switch is selected to the L (left) or R (right) position, both outside rearview mirrors will move downward.

Neutral : When neither switch is selected, the outside rearview mirrors will not operate.

The outside rearview mirrors will automatically revert to their original positions under the following conditions :

1. The ignition switch is in the OFF position.

2. Shift lever is moved to any position except R (Reverse).

3. Remote control outside rearview mirror switch is placed in the middle.

Folding the outside rearview mirror

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. Electric type

Electric type

The outside rearview mirror can be folded or unfolded by pressing the switch when the ignition switch is ACC or ON position as below.

Left (1) : The mirror will unfold.

Right (2) : The mirror will fold.

Center (AUTO, 3) :

The mirror will fold or unfold automatically as follows :

  • The mirror will fold or unfold when the door is locked or unlocked by the folding key or smart key.
  • The mirror will fold or unfold when the door is locked or unlocked by the button on the outside door handle.
  • The mirror will unfold when you approach the vehicle (all doors closed and locked) with a smart key in possession.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. CAUTION - Electric type outside rearview mirror CAUTION - Electric type outside rearview mirror

The electric type outside rearview mirror operates even though the engine start/stopo button is in the OFF position. However, to prevent unnecessary battery discharge, do not adjust the mirrors longer than necessary while the engine is not running.

In case it is an electric type outside rearview mirror, dont fold it by hand. It could cause motor failure.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. Manual type

Manual type

To fold the outside rearview mirror, grasp the housing of the mirror and then fold it toward the rear of the vehicle.

Blind zone mirror

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. The Blind Zone Mirror (BZM) is a supplemental mirror that reduces the drivers

The Blind Zone Mirror (BZM) is a supplemental mirror that reduces the drivers blind zone by showing the rear side area of the vehicle. The blind zone mirror is equipped on the left-hand outside rearview mirror.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. WARNING WARNING

  • Always check the road condition while driving for unexpected situations even though the vehicle is equipped with a blind zone mirror.
  • The blind zone mirror is a device made for convenience. Do not solely rely on the mirror but always pay attention to traffic around you.

Kia Carnival: Outside rearview mirror. CAUTION CAUTION

Do not clean the mirror with harsh abrasives, fuel or other petroleum based cleaning products.


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