Kia Carens: ISG (Idle Stop and Go) system / Auto start

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / ISG (Idle Stop and Go) system / Auto start

To restart the engine from idle stop mode

With manual transaxle

With dual clutch transmission / Automatic transaxle

• Release the brake pedal.

The engine will also restart automatically without the driver’s any actions if the following occurs:

- The fan speed of manual climate control system is set above the 3rd position when the air conditioning is on.
- The fan speed of automatic climate control system is set above the 6th position when the air conditioning is on.
- When a certain amount of time has passed with the climate control system on.
- When the defroster is on.
- The brake vaccum pressure is low.
- The battery charging status is low.
- The vehicle speed exceeds 5 km/h (3 mph). (with manual transaxle)
- The vehicle speed exceeds 2 km/h (1.2 mph). (with dual clutch transmission)
- Move the shift gear to the R (Reverse) position or the sports mode while depressing the brake pedal. (with dual clutch transmission)

The green AUTO STOP () indicator on the instrument cluster will blink for 5 seconds for auto start.

Auto stop
To stop the engine in idle stop mode With manual transaxle 1. Decrease the vehicle speed to less than 5 km/h (3 mph). 2. Shift into N (Neutral) position. 3. Release the clutch pedal. With dual clutch ...

Condition of ISG system operation
The ISG system will operate under the following condition: - The driver’s seat belt is fastened. - The driver’s door and engine hood are closed. - The brake vaccum pressure is adequate. - The batt ...

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