Kia Rio: ISG (Idle stop and go) system - Cruise control system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Rio UB 2012-2019 Owners ManualKia Rio: ISG (Idle stop and go) system

Your vehicle may be equipped with the ISG system, which reduces fuel consumption by automatically shutting down the engine, when the vehicle is at a standstill. (For example : red light, stop sign and traffic jam) The engine starts automatically as soon as the starting conditions are met.

The ISG system is ON whenever the engine is running.

✽ NOTICE

When the engine automatically starts by the ISG system, some warning lights (ABS, ESC, ESC OFF, ESC or Parking brake warning light) may turn on for a few seconds. This happens because of low battery voltage. It does not mean the system is malfunctioning.

Auto stop


Auto stop

To stop the engine in idle stop mode

Stop the vehicle completely by pressing the brake pedal.

The idle stop mode activates in case:

The vehicle speed has exceeded 5 mph (8 km/h) at least once and the shift lever is in the D (Drive) or N (Neutral) position.

The engine will stop and the green AUTO STOP indicator (on the instrument cluster will illuminate. If your vehicle is equipped with the)
on the instrument cluster will illuminate. If your vehicle is equipped with the type B cluster, the notice will illuminate on the LCD display.

If you open the engine hood in auto stop mode, the light on the ISG OFF button


If you open the engine hood in auto stop mode, the light on the ISG OFF button will illuminate and ISG system is deactivated. If your vehicle is equipped with the type B cluster, the notice will illuminate on the LCD display.

Turn the ignition switch to the START position to start the engine manually.

Auto start

To restart the engine from idle stop mode

The engine restarts from the idle stop mode when:

The engine will start and the green AUTO STOP Indicator () on the instrument cluster will go out after blinking for 5 seconds
) on the instrument cluster will go out after blinking for 5 seconds

The engine will restart automatically without the drivers any actions if the


The engine will restart automatically without the drivers any actions if the following occurs:

- When the front defroster is on.

- The brake vaccum pressure is low.

- The battery charging status is low.

- The vehicle speed exceeds 1 mph (1.6 km/h).

- The fan speed is in the highest position when the air conditioning is on.

- Engine is turned off by Auto Stop for a long time.

- If you unfasten the seat belt or open the driver's door while depressing the brake pedal.

- When a certain amount of time has passed with the climate control system on.

The green AUTO STOP indicator ( on the instrument cluster will go out after blinking for 5 seconds and the notice)
on the instrument cluster will go out after blinking for 5 seconds and the notice will illuminate on the LCD display (for type B cluster).

Condition of ISG system operation The ISG system will operate under the following condition:

- The drivers seat belt is fastened.

- The drivers door and hood are closed.

- The brake vaccum pressure is adequate.

- The battery is sufficiently charged.

- The outside temperature is more than 28.4F (-2C).

- The outside temperature is under 89.6F (32C).

- The engine coolant temperature is not low.

- The vehicle is on a flat road surface.


ISG system deactivation


ISG system deactivation

ISG system malfunction


ISG system malfunction

The system may not operate when:

The ISG related sensors or system error occurs.

The yellow AUTO STOP indicator ( on the instrument cluster will stay on after blinking for 5 seconds and the light)
on the instrument cluster will stay on after blinking for 5 seconds and the light on the ISG OFF button will illuminate.

If your vehicle is equipped with cluster type B cluster, the notice will illuminate on the LCD display.

If the ISG OFF button light is not turned off by pressing the ISG OFF button again or if the ISG system continuously does not work correctly, please contact an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

WARNING - Engine Repair

Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK (OFF) position or remove the key from the ignition completely before performing work on the vehicle in the engine area. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries due to sudden engine reactivation.

✽ NOTICE

If the AGM battery is reconnected or replaced, ISG function will not operate immediately. If you want to use the ISG function, the battery sensor needs to be calibrated for approximately 4 hours with the ignition off and then, turn the engine on and off 2 or 3 times.

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