Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Heating and air conditioning
Features of your vehicle / Manual climate control system / Heating and air conditioning

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. 1. Start the engine.

1. Start the engine.
2. Set the mode to the desired position. For improving the effectiveness of heating and cooling;
- Heating:
- Cooling:
3. Set the temperature control to the desired position.
4. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position (if equipped).
5. Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.
6. If air conditioning is desired, turn the air conditioning system (if equipped) on.

Mode selection

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the

The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system.

Air can be directed to the floor, dashboard outlets, or windshield. Six symbols are used to represent MAX A/C, Face, Bi-Level, Floor, Floor- Defrost and Defrost air position.

The MAX A/C mode is used to cool the inside of the vehicle faster.

Face-Level (A, B, D)

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, each outlet

Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, each outlet can be controlled to direct the air discharged from the outlet.

Bi-Level (A, B, C, D, E)

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Air flow is directed towards the face and the floor.

Air flow is directed towards the face and the floor.

Floor-Level (A, C, D, E)

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Most of the air flow is directed to the floor, with a small amount of the air

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor, with a small amount of the air being directed to the windshield and side window defrosters.

Floor/Defrost-Level (A, C, D, E)

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Most of the air flow is directed to the floor and the windshield with a small

Most of the air flow is directed to the floor and the windshield with a small amount directed to the side window defrosters.

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Instrument panel vents

Instrument panel vents

The outlet vents can be opened or closed separately using the thumbwheel (if equipped).

Also, you can adjust the direction of air delivery from these vents using the vent control lever as shown.

Temperature control

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. The temperature control knob allows you to control the temperature of the air

The temperature control knob allows you to control the temperature of the air flowing from the ventilation system. To change the air temperature in the passenger compartment, turn the knob to the right position for warm and hot air or left position for cooler air.

Air intake control

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Type A

Type A

The air intake control is used to select the outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position.

To change the air intake control position, press the control button.

Recirculated air position

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. With the recirculated air position selected, air from the passenger compartment

With the recirculated air position selected, air from the passenger compartment will be drawn through the heating system and heated or cooled according to the function selected.

Outside (fresh) air position

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. With the outside (fresh) air position selected, air enters the vehicle from outside

With the outside (fresh) air position selected, air enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or cooled according to the function selected.

✽ NOTICE

Prolonged operation of the heater in the recirculated air position (without air conditioning selected) may cause fogging of the windshield and side windows and the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.

In addition, prolonged use of the air conditioning with the recirculated air position selected will result in excessively dry air in the passenger compartment.

Sunroof Inside Air Recirculation

When the heater or air conditioning system is on with the sunroof opened, the outside (fresh) air position will be automatically selected. At this time, if you press the recirculated air position button, the recirculated air position will be selected but will change back to the outside (fresh) air position after 3 minutes.

When the sunroof is closed, the air intake position will return to the original position that was selected.

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. WARNING - Reduced visibility WARNING - Reduced visibility

Continued use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position may allow humidity to increase inside the vehicle which may fog the glass and obscure visibility.

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. WARNING - Sleeping with AC on WARNING - Sleeping with AC on

Do not sleep in a vehicle with the air conditioning or heating system on as this may cause serious harm or death due to a drop in the oxygen level and/or body temperature.

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. WARNING - Recirculated air WARNING - Recirculated air

Continued use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, and loss of vehicle control. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position as much as possible while driving.

Fan speed control

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. The ignition switch must be in the ON position for fan operation.

The ignition switch must be in the ON position for fan operation.

The fan speed control knob allows you to control the fan speed of the air flowing from the ventilation system. To change the fan speed, turn the knob to the right for higher speed or left for lower speed.

Air conditioning

Kia Carnival: Heating and air conditioning. Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light

Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will illuminate). Press the button again to turn the air conditioning system off.


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