Kia Carnival Owners Manual

Power windows
Features of your vehicle / Windows / Power windows

The ignition switch must be in the ON position for power windows to operate.

Each door has a power window switch that controls the door's window. The driver has a power window lock button which can block the operation of passenger windows. The power windows can be operated for approximately 30 seconds after the ignition key is removed or turned to the ACC or LOCK (or OFF) position. However, if the front doors are opened, the power windows cannot be operated even within the 30 second period.

✽ NOTICE

While driving with the rear windows down or with the sunroof (if equipped) in an open (or partially open) position, your vehicle may demonstrate a wind buffeting or pulsation noise. This noise is a normal occurrence and can be reduced or eliminated by taking the following actions. If the noise occurs with one or both of the rear windows down, partially lower both front windows approximately one inch. If you experience the noise with the sunroof open, slightly reduce the size of the sunroof opening.

Window opening and closing

Kia Carnival: Power windows. The drivers door has a master power window switch that controls all the windows

The drivers door has a master power window switch that controls all the windows in the vehicle.

To open or close a window, press down or pull up the front portion of the corresponding switch to the first detent position (5).

Auto down window

Kia Carnival: Power windows. Pressing the power window switch momentarily to the second detent position (6)

Pressing the power window switch momentarily to the second detent position (6) completely lowers the drivers window even when the switch is released. To stop the window at the desired position while the window is in operation, momentarily pull the switch in the direction opposite of the windows movement.

Auto up/down window

Kia Carnival: Power windows. Pressing or pulling up the power window switch momentarily to the second detent

Pressing or pulling up the power window switch momentarily to the second detent position (6) completely lowers or raises the window even when the switch is released. To stop the window at the desired position while the window is in operation, pull up or press down and release the switch.

If the power window does not operate normally, the automatic power window system must be reset as follows:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Close the driver's and passenger's window and continue pulling up the drivers power window switch for at least 1 second after the window is completely closed.

Kia Carnival: Power windows. Automatic reversal (for Auto up/down window)

Automatic reversal (for Auto up/down window)

If the upward movement of the window is blocked by an object or part of the body, the window will detect the resistance and will stop upward movement. The window will then lower approximately 30 cm (11.8 in.) to allow the object to be cleared.

The distance may vary based on the size or position of the window. If the window detects the resistance while the power window switch is pulled up continuously, the window will stop upward movement then lower approximately 2.5 cm. (1 in).

And if the power window switch is pulled up continuously again within 5 seconds after the window is lowered by the automatic window reversal feature, the automatic window reversal will not operate.

The automatic reverse feature for the drivers window is only active when the auto up feature is used by fully pulling up the switch. The automatic reverse feature will not operate if the window is raised using the halfway position on the power window switch.

Always check for obstructions before raising any window to avoid injuries or vehicle damage. If an object less than 4 mm (0.16 in.) in diameter is caught between the window glass and the upper window channel, the automatic reverse window may not detect the resistance and will not stop and reverse direction.

Power window and rear sunroof* lock button

Kia Carnival: Power windows.  The driver can disable the power window switches on a rear passenger door and

The driver can disable the power window switches on a rear passenger door and the rear sunroof switch on a rear passenger room lamp by depressing the power window and rear sunroof lock switch on the drivers door to LOCK (pressed).

When the power window and rear sunroof lock switch is pressed :

  • The driver's master control can operate all the power windows.
  • The front passenger's control can operate the front passenger's power window.
  • The rear passenger's control cannot operate the rear passenger's power window.
  • The rear sunroof control cannot operate the rear sunroof. But The front master sunroof control can operate both front and rear sunroofs (if equipped).

Kia Carnival: Power windows. CAUTION - Opening/closing Window CAUTION - Opening/closing Window

To prevent possible damage to the power window system, do not open or close two windows or more at the same time. This will also ensure the longevity of the fuse.

Always double check to make sure all arms, hands, head and other obstructions are safely out of the way before closing a window.

Kia Carnival: Power windows. WARNING - Power windows WARNING - Power windows

Do not allow children to play with the power windows. Keep the power window lock switch (on the driver's door) in the LOCK (pressed) position.


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