Kia Forte: Sunroof open warning (if equipped) - Panoramic sunroof - Features of your vehicle - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners ManualKia Forte: Sunroof open warning (if equipped)

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Panoramic sunroof / Sunroof open warning (if equipped)

If the driver removes the ignition key (smart key: turns off the engine) and


If the driver removes the ignition key (smart key: turns off the engine) and opens the driver-side door when the sunroof is not fully closed, the warning chime will sound for a few seconds and a warning image will appear on the LCD display.

Close the sunroof securely when leaving your vehicle.

Sliding the sunroof

To open the sunroof automatically:


To open the sunroof automatically:

Pull the sunroof control lever backward to the second detent position and then release it. The sunroof will slide all the way open.

The sunroof will slide to the recommended open position (about 2in. (5 cm) before the maximum slide open position).

To stop the sunroof sliding at any point, pull or push the sunroof control lever momentarily.

To open the sunroof to the maximum slide open position, press the switch towards the rear of the vehicle once again and hold it until the sunroof slide all the way open.

To reduce wind noise while driving, we recommend you to drive at the recommended position (about 2in (5 cm) before the maximum slide open position).

To close the sunroof automatically:

Push the sunroof control lever forward to the second detent position and then release it. The sunroof will automatically close all the way.

To stop the sunroof sliding at any point, pull or push the sunroof control lever momentarily.

While driving with the sunroof 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 you experience the noise with the sunroof open, slightly reduce the size of the sunroof opening.

Automatic reversal

If an object or part of the body is detected while the sunroof glass or sunshade


If an object or part of the body is detected while the sunroof glass or sunshade is closing automatically, it will reverse the direction, and then stop.

The auto reverse function does not work if a tiny obstacle is between the sliding glass or sunshade and the sunroof sash. You should always check that all passengers and objects are away from the sunroof before closing it.

Tilting the sunroof

To open the sunroof, push the sunroof control lever upward until the sunroof


To open the sunroof, push the sunroof control lever upward until the sunroof moves to the desired position.

To close the sunroof, push the sunroof lever forward or pull downward until the sunroof moves to the desired position.

CAUTION - Sunroof motor damage

If you try to open the sunroof when the temperature is below freezing or when the sunroof is covered with snow or ice, the glass or the motor could be damaged.

Sunshade

When opening the sunroof, the sunshade will also open. Once the sunroof is closed,


When opening the sunroof, the sunshade will also open. Once the sunroof is closed, the sunshade can be manually closed.

Resetting the sunroof

Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, or related fuse is blown, you must reset your sunroof system as follows:

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position or start the engine. We recommend resetting the sunroof while the engine is running.

2. Push and release the control lever forward in the direction of close repeatedly until the sunroof does not move. Sunroof will stop at the close position or the tilt position depends on the sunroof condition.

3. Release the control lever when sunroof does not move.

4. Push the control lever forward in the direction of close about 10 seconds.

When the sunroof is in the close position :

Glass will tilt up then will move up and down slightly.

When the sunroof is in the tilt position:

Glass will move up and down slightly.

5. Within 3 seconds, push the sunroof control lever forward in the direction of close until the sunroof operates as follows:

Tilt down → Slide Open → Slide Close.

✽ NOTICE

Do not release the lever until the operation is completed.

6. Release the sunroof control lever after all operation has completed. (The sunroof system has been reset.)

NOTICE

If the sunroof is not reset when the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, or related fuse is blown, the sunroof may operate improperly.

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