Kia Carens: Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) / Good driving practices

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) / Good driving practices

WARNING

WARNING

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving it forward and backward. Do not attempt this procedure if people or objects are anywhere near the vehicle. During the rocking operation the vehicle may suddenly move forward of backward as it becomes unstuck, causing injury or damage to nearby people or objects.

Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and release the parking brake. Depress the accelerator gradually while releasing the service brakes.

Shift lock system
For your safety, the Dual clutch transmission has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transaxle from P (Park) or N (Neutral) into R (Reverse) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shif ...

Active ECO system
Active ECO operation Active ECO helps improve fuel efficiency by controlling the engine and transaxle. But fuel-efficiency can be changed by the driver's driving habits and road conditions. When t ...

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Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual: Blind Spot Detection Radar Calibration Description and operation


Description To correctly sense vehicles on the neighboring lanes using the radar, the direction of the sensor and the direction of the vehicle must be aligned. This is the BSD unit alignment. If this alignment is not performed as in illustration below, it may cause degrada ...

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual: Condenser Repair procedures


Inspection 1. Check the condenser fins for clogging and damage. If clogged, clean them with water, and blow them with compressed air. If bent, gently bend them using a screwdriver or pliers. 2. Check the condenser connections ...

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