Kia Carens: Immobilizer system / Vehicles without smart key system

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Features of your vehicle / Keys / Immobilizer system / 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 is valid, the engine will start.

If the key is invalid, the engine will not start.

To deactivate the immobilizer system:

Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ON position.

To activate the immobilizer system:

Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.

The immobilizer system activates automatically. Without a valid ignition key for your vehicle, the engine will not start.

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 el ...

Vehicles with smart key system
Whenever the engine start/stop button is changed to the ON position, the immobilizer system checks and verifies if the key is valid or not. If the key is valid, the engine will start. If the key is i ...

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