Kia Carens: Keys / Immobilizer system

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Keys / Immobilizer system

Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic engine immobilizer system to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle use.

Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the key and electronic devices inside the vehicle.

Key operations
Used to start the engine. Used to lock and unlock the doors. WARNING We recommend that you use parts for replacement from an authorized Kia dealer. If an aftermarket key is used, the ignition swi ...

Vehicles without smart key system
With the immobilizer system, whenever you insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, it checks and determines and verifies if the ignition key is valid or not. If the key i ...

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Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual: Good driving practices


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