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Emergency precautions


When replacing the tires, be sure to equip all four tires with the tire and wheel of the same size, type, tread, brand and load-carrying capacity.

In case of emergency such as tire puncture, repair it using TMK (Tire Mobility Kit) for temporary use. Afterwards, have the tire be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.


AWD vehicles must be towed with a wheel lift and dollies or flatbed equipment with all the wheels off the ground. For more information, refer to More Details.

Vehicle inspection

  • When the vehicle is on a car lift, do not operate the front and rear wheels separately. All four wheels should be operated.

  • Never engage the parking brake while running the vehicle on a car lift. This may damage the AWD system.

Dynamometer testing

AWD vehicle must be tested on a special four wheel chassis dynamometer.

If a 2WD roll tester must be used, perform the following procedure.

  • A: Roll tester (Speedometer)

  • B: Temporary free roller


  1. Check the tire pressures recommended for your vehicle.

  2. Place the rear wheels on the roll tester for a speedometer test as shown in the illustration.

  3. Release the parking brake.

  4. Place the front wheels on the temporary free roller as shown in the illustration.

  • Do not use tire and wheel with different size and type from the one originally installed on your vehicle. It can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle, which could lead to steering failure or rollover causing serious injury.

  • Never start or run the vehicle while AWD vehicle is raised on a jack.The vehicle can slip or roll off of a jack causing serious injury or death to you or those nearby.

  • Keep away from the front of the vehicle while the vehicle is in gear on the dynamometer. The vehicle can jump forward and cause serious injury or death.