Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Starting the engine with a smart key
Driving your vehicle / Engine START/STOP button / Starting the engine with a smart key

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

2.Make sure the parking brake is firmly applied

3.Place the transaxle 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.

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

It should be started without depressing the accelerator.

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

Start driving at moderate engine speeds. (Steep accelerating and decelerating should be avoided.)

  • Even if the smart key is in the vehicle, if it is far away from you, the engine may not start.
  • When the ENGINE START/STOP button is in the ACC position or above, if any door is opened, the system checks for the smart key. If the smart key is not in the vehicle, a message "key not in the vehicle" will appear on the LCD display. And if all doors are closed, the chime will sound for 5 seconds. The indicator or warning will turn off while the vehicle is moving. Always have the smart key with you.

Kia Carnival: Starting the engine with a smart key. WARNING - Unintended vehicle movement 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.

Kia Carnival: Starting the engine with a smart key.

  • If the battery is weak or the smart key does not work correctly, you can start the engine by pressing the engine start/stop button with the smart key.
    The side with the lock button should contact the engine start/stop button directly.
    When you press the engine start/stop button directly with the smart key, the smart key should contact the button at a right angle.
  • When the stop lamp fuse is blown, you can't start the engine normally. Replace the fuse with a new one. If it is not possible, you can start the engine by pressing the ENGINE START/STOP button for 10 seconds while it is in the ACC position. The engine can start without depressing the brake pedal. But for your safety always depress the brake pedal before starting the engine.

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


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