Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Power sliding door operation
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Kia Carnival: Power sliding door operation.

  • Push the corresponding main control button on the overhead console to open or close the power sliding door.
    However, the power sliding door will not open with the main control button when all power sliding doors and power taligate are locked and closed.

Kia Carnival: Power sliding door operation.

  • When the power door ON/OFF button is ON (not depressed), do as follows to open or close the power sliding doors :
    - Push the corresponding sub control button on the center pillar trim.
    - Pull the door handle from inside or outside vehicle.
    - If the sub control button is pushed while the door is locked or child safety lock is engaged, the chime sounds once, and the power sliding door will not open.
    - If the door handle is pulled from inside or outside while the door is locked or child safety lock is engaged, the power sliding door will not open. However, the power sliding door can be opened by pulling the outside door handle while the door is unlocked and child safety lock is engaged.
  • When the power door ON/OFF button is OFF (depressed), the power sliding door can not be controlled with the sub control buttons or door handles, and if the sub control button is pushed, chime sounds once. However, the doors can be opened and closed manually by pulling the door handles from inside or outside vehicle.
  • On a steep grade, the power sliding door will slide faster when closing. And the drive unit motor may operate additionally for a moment after the door is closed. This is a normal operation to ensure door closing, not a malfunction.

Kia Carnival: Power sliding door operation. WARNING - Rear door locks WARNING - Rear door locks

Use the rear door safety locks whenever children are in the vehicle. If a child accidently opens the rear doors while the vehicle is motion, he can fall out.

When the rear passenger operates the power sliding door, make sure there are no people or objects around the door, and have all occupants get in or out of the vehicle after the door is open fully and stopped.

Let the rear passengers get in or out of the vehicle after the door is open fully. Sudden closing could cause a serious injury.

Close the door by pulling the door handle after the door is open fully. Do not pull the door handle while rear passengers are getting in or out. The door could suddenly close by itself and cause a serious injury.

It takes about 5 seconds for the power sliding door to close and latch completely.

Kia Carnival: Power sliding door operation. WARNING - Power sliding door WARNING - Power sliding door

Do not begin to accelerate before the door closes and latches completely. If the door is not completely closed while the vehicle is moving, the door can open and passengers can fall out of the vehicle.

• The left power sliding door cannot be opened while the fuel filler lid is open fully. If the main or sub control button is pushed, the chime sounds once. Also, if the fuel filler lid open button is pushed while the left power sliding door is opening, the chime sounds 3 times.

✽ NOTICE

If the fuel filler lid is opened when the left sliding door is not closed completely, the door may be opened. Close the left sliding door before refueling to prevent possible damage to the door or the fuel filler lid.

  • If the power sliding door is not closed and latched completely after power closing operation, the chime sounds 3 times. Open and close the door again.
  • If the power sliding door is operated while the door is in partially opened position (less than 300 mm/12 in.), the door is automatically opened fully.
  • If the power sliding door is operated while the door is in half-opened position (more than 300 mm/12 in.), the door is automatically closed completely.
  • If the power sliding door is operated again while the door is closing, the door is automatically opened fully.
  • If the power sliding door is operated again while the door is opening, the door is automatically closed completely. However, If the power sliding door is operated again when the door is in partially opened position (less than 300 mm/12 in.), the door is opened continuously.
  • The half-opened power sliding door is automatically opened or closed fully by pushing the door forward or backward without pulling the door handle while the power door ON/OFF button is in ON (not depressed). However, when the door is in partially opened position (less than 300 mm/12 in.), the door is not closed automatically.

Power sliding door non-opening conditions

The power sliding door is not automatically opened, but closed under the following conditions. If the main or sub control button is pushed for power opening operation, the chime sounds once.

When the ignition switch is in the ON position,

1. Vehicle is moving above 5 km/h (3 mph).

2. The gearshift lever is not in P (Park) for automatic transaxle.


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