Kia Forte: For best battery service -  Battery - Maintenance - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners ManualKia Forte: For best battery service

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WARNING - Risk of explosion

Keep lit cigarettes and all other flames or sparks


Keep lit cigarettes and all other flames or sparks away from the battery.

The battery contains hydrogen -- a highly combustible


The battery contains hydrogen -- a highly combustible gas which will explode if it comes in contact with a flame or spark.

WARNING - Sulfuric acid in batteries

Keep batteries out of the reach of children because


Keep batteries out of the reach of children because batteries contain highly corrosive SULFURIC ACID and electrolytes. Do not allow battery acid to contact your skin, eyes, clothing or paint finish.

Wear eye protection when charging or working near a


Wear eye protection when charging or working near a battery. Always provide ventilation when working in an enclosed space.

Always read the following instructions carefully when handling a battery.


Always read the following instructions carefully when handling a battery.

If any electrolyte gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for


If any electrolyte gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention.

If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the contacted area. If you feel pain or burning sensation, get medical attention immediately.

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human


An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

The battery contains lead. Do not dispose of it after use. Please return the


The battery contains lead. Do not dispose of it after use. Please return the battery to an authorized Kia dealer to be recycled.

WARNING - Recharging battery

Never attempt to recharge the battery when the battery cables are connected.

When the vehicle remains unused for a long time while tempertures are low, disconnect the battery and keep it indasrs.

WARNING - California proposition 65

Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and reproductive harm. Batteries also contain other chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wash hands after handling.

WARNING - Risk of electrocution

Never touch the electrical ignition system while the vehicle is running. This system works with high voltage which can "zap" you.

Battery recharging

Your vehicle has a maintenance-free, calcium-based battery.

When recharging the battery, observe the following precautions:

Reset items

Items should be reset after the battery has been discharged or the battery has been disconnected.

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Tire and wheels
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Smart Key Unit Removal
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