Kia Rio: Instrument panel vents - Manual climate control system - Features of your vehicle - Kia Rio UB 2012-2019 Owners ManualKia Rio: Instrument panel vents

The outlet vents can be opened or closed separately using the thumbwheel.

Also, you can adjust the direction of air delivered from these vents using the vent control lever as shown.

Temperature control


Temperature control

The temperature control knob allows you to control the temperature of the air flowing from the ventilation system.

To change the air temperature in the passenger compartment, turn the knob to the right for warm air or left for cooler air.

Air intake control


Air intake control

This is used to select outside (fresh) air position or recirculated air position.

To change the air intake control position, push the control button.

Recirculated air position

The indicator light on the button illuminates when the recirculated air position


The indicator light on the button illuminates when the recirculated air position is selected. With the recirculated air position selected, air from passenger compartment will be drawn through the heating system and heated or cooled according to the function selected.

Outside (fresh) air position

The indicator light on the button will not illuminate when the outside (fresh)


The indicator light on the button will not illuminate when the outside (fresh) air position is selected. With the outside (fresh) air position selected, air enters the vehicle from outside and is heated or cooled according to the function selected.

Prolonged operation of the heater in the recirculated air position (without air conditioning selected) may cause fogging of the windshield and side windows and the air within the passenger compartment may become stale.

In addition, prolonged operation of the air conditioning with the recirculated air position selected will result in excessively dry air in the passen- ger compartment.

WARNING - Recirculated air

Continuous use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position can cause drowsiness or sleepiness, and loss of vehicle control. Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position as much as possible while driving.

WARNING - Reduced visibility

Continuous use of the climate control system in the recirculated air position may allow humidity to increase inside the vehicle which may fog the glass and obscure visibility.

Fan speed control


Fan speed control

The ignition switch must be in the ON position for fan operation.

The fan speed control knob allows you to control the fan speed of the air flowing from the ventilation system.

To change the fan speed, turn the knob to the right for higher speed or left for lower speed.

Setting the fan speed control knob to the У0Ф position turns off the fan.

To turn off the blowers


To turn off the blowers

To turn off the blowers, turn the fan speed control knob to the У0Ф position.

Air conditioning (if equipped)


Air conditioning (if equipped)

Press the A/C button to turn the air conditioning system on (indicator light will illuminate). Press the button again to turn the air conditioning system off.

System operation

Ventilation

1.Set the mode to the  2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position. position.


2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.

3.Set the temperature control to the desired position.

4.Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.

Heating

1.Set the mode to the 2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position. position.


2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.

3.Set the temperature control to the desired position.

4.Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.

5.If dehumidified heating is desired, turn the air conditioning system (if equipped) on.

Х If the windshield fogs up, set the mode to the position. ,
Operation Tips position.


Operation Tips

Air conditioning (if equipped)

Kia Air Conditioning Systems are filled with environmentally friendly R-134a refrigerant.

1.Start the engine. Push the air conditioning button.

2.Set the mode to the 3.Set the air intake control to the recirculated air position. However, prolonged position.


3.Set the air intake control to the recirculated air position. However, prolonged operation of the reticulated air position will excessively dry the air. In this case, change the air position.

4.Adjust the fan speed control and temperature control to maintain maximum comfort.

When maximum cooling is desired, set the temperature control to the extreme left position, set the mode control to the MAX A/C position, then set the fan speed control to the highest speed.

CAUTION - Excessive AC

While using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge closely while driving up hills or in heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause engine overheating and potential engine damage. Continue to use the blower fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates engine overheating.

Air conditioning system operation tips

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