Kia Sportage Dashboard Light Guide


You’re driving around Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside when suddenly a dashboard light illuminates on your Kia Sportage. You’re curious as to what this could mean since your SUV is equipped with a variety of refined driving systems, and you don’t want any part of its sleek performance to be compromised.

Well, there’s no need to worry! At Sussman Kia, we want you to have an enjoyable driving experience wherever the road takes you. Therefore, we created this Kia Sportage dashboard light guide to prepare you for the next time you see a warning light.

Read on to learn about the most common dashboard lights, and reach out to our service center if you have any questions.

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Parking Brake

Parking Brake & Brake Fluid Warning Light

Looks Like: An exclamation point in a circle and a “P” in a circle over “BRAKE”

With the help of Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and available Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, your Sportage keeps you protected on the open road. Therefore, you’ll want every safety component on your SUV to be in pristine condition, starting with your braking system.

Brake fluid is essential to lubricating key braking components, so you can stop on a dime. Therefore, when you see this light, you’ll want to inspect your fluid level immediately. Add more fluid as designated in your owner’s manual or stop by your nearest Kia service center for assistance.

Battery Light

Charging System Warning Light

Looks Like: A car battery

When this light illuminates, stop your vehicle in a safe place and check to see if the alternator drive belt is loose or broken.

If everything appears normal but the light is still on, there may be a problem with the electrical charging system. You should seek a service center as soon as possible to ensure your Sportage continues to turn on and run properly.

Master Dash Light

Master Warning Light

Looks Like: A triangle with an exclamation point in the center

When this system is equipped, this light can turn on to indicate one or more of the following issues:

  • Blind Spot Detection malfunction
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System malfunction
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking malfunction
  • Lamp malfunction

If you see this light, consult your owner’s manual or reach out to a Kia service center.

Tire Pressure Indicator

Low Tire Pressure Warning Light

Looks Like: ( ! )

You’ll see this light when one or more of your tires are underinflated. Fill them to the correct level designated by your owner’s manual to make sure they continue to provide the secure road grip and supported braking you need.

However, if the light doesn’t turn off after adding more air, contact your local service center.

Visit Our Service Center Today!

These warnings are just some of the dashboard lights you may see in your Kia Sportage. Always consult your owner’s manual if you have any questions or seek help from a service center.

At Sussman Kia, we’re proud to offer an on-site auto service center that can diagnose and fix any potential issues with your car’s components. The next time our friends in Jenkintown, Rydal, and Glenside see a warning light on their Sportage, contact us to schedule an appointment.

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