Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Operating door locks from inside the vehicle
Features of your vehicle / Door locks / Operating door locks from inside the vehicle

With the door lock button

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle.

  • To unlock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the Unlock position. The red mark (2) on the button will be visible.
  • To lock a door, push the door lock button (1) to the Lock position. If the door is locked properly, the red mark (2) on the door lock button will not be visible.
  • To open a door, pull the door handle (3) outward. (for front door)
  • To open a door, pull the door handle rearward (for sliding door)
  • If the inner door handle of the drivers (or front passengers) door is pulled when the door lock button is in the lock position, the button will unlock and the door will open. (if equipped)
  • Front doors cannot be locked if the ignition key is in the ignition switch and any front door is opened.

If a power door lock ever fails to function while you are in the vehicle, try one or more of the following techniques to exit :

  • Operate the door unlock feature repeatedly (both electronic and manual) while simultaneously pulling on the door handle.
  • Operate the other door locks and handles, front and rear.
  • Lower a front window and use the key to unlock the door from outside.
  • Move to the cargo area and open the tailgate.

With central door lock switch

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle. Drivers door

Drivers door

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle. Passengers door

Passengers door

Operate by pressing the central door lock switch.

  • When pressing the right portion (1) of the switch, all vehicle doors will lock.
  • When pressing the left portion (2) of the switch, all vehicle doors will unlock.
  • If the key is in the ignition switch (or if the smart key is in the vehicle) and any front door is opened, the doors will not lock even though the front portion (1) of the central door lock switch is pressed.

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle. WARNING - Doors WARNING - Doors

The doors should always be fully closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door.

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle. WARNING - Unattended children/animals WARNING - Unattended children/animals

Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle. An enclosed vehicle can become extremely hot, causing death or severe injury to unattended children or animals who cannot escape the vehicle

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle. CAUTION - Sliding door hinge CAUTION - Sliding door hinge

Kia Carnival: Operating door locks from inside the vehicle. When getting in and out of the sliding door, do not step on the sliding door

When getting in and out of the sliding door, do not step on the sliding door hinge or drop or put heavy objects on the hinge. The door may not open or close normally by damaging the door hinge or wire part.


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