Kia Sportage: Emission control system
The emission control system of your vehicle is covered by a written limited warranty. Please see the warranty information contained in the Warranty & Consumer Information Manual in your vehicle. Vehicle modifications This vehicle should not be modified. Modification of your Kia could affect its performance, safety or durability and may even violate governmental safety and emissions regulations. In addition, damage or performance problems resulting from any modification may not be covered under warranty. Engine exhaust gas precautions (carbon monoxide)
WARNING - Exhaust Engine exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide (CO). Though colorless and odorless, it is dangerous and could be lethal if inhaled. Follow the instructions following to avoid CO poisoning.
вЂў Carbon monoxide can be present with other exhaust fumes. Therefore, if you smell exhaust fumes of any kind inside your vehicle, have it inspected and repaired immediately. If you ever suspect exhaust fumes are coming into your vehicle, drive it only with all the windows fully open. Have your vehicle checked and repaired immediately. вЂў Do not operate the engine in confined or closed areas (such as garages) any more than what is necessary to move the vehicle in or out of the area. вЂў When the vehicle is stopped in an open area for more than a short time with the engine running, adjust the ventilation system (as needed) to draw outside air into the vehicle. вЂў Never sit in a parked or stopped vehicle for any extended time with the engine running. вЂў When the engine stalls or fails to start, excessive attempts to restart the engine may cause damage to the emission control system. Operating precautions for catalytic converters (if equipped)
WARNING - Fire A hot exhaust system can ignite flammable items under your vehicle. Do not park, idle or drive the vehicle over or near flammable objects, such as grass, vegetation, paper, leaves, etc.
Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter emission control device. Therefore, the following precautions must be observed: вЂў Use only UNLEADED FUEL for gasoline engine (unleaded). вЂў Do not operate the vehicle when there are signs of engine malfunction, such as misfire or a noticeable loss of performance. вЂў Do not misuse or abuse the engine. Examples of misuse are coasting with the ignition off and descending steep grades in gear with the ignition off. вЂў Do not operate the engine at high idle speed for extended periods (5 minutes or more). вЂў Do not modify or tamper with any part of the engine or emission control system. All inspections and adjustments must be made by an authorized Kia dealer. Failure to observe these precautions could result in damage to the catalytic converter and to your vehicle. Additionally, such actions could void your warranties.
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