Kia Soul: Smart key precautions - Smart key - Features of your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: Smart key precautions

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  • The smart key will not work if any of the following occur:
    - The smart key is close to a radio transmitter such as a radio station or an airport which can interfere with normal operation of the smart key.
    - The smart key is near a mobile two way radio system or a cellular phone.
    - Another vehicle’s smart key is being operated close to your vehicle.
  • When the smart key does not work correctly, open and close the door with the mechanical key and contact an authorized Kia dealer.
  • If the smart key is in close proximity to your cell phone or smart phone, the signal from the smart key could be blocked by normal operation of your cell phone or smart phone. This is especially important when the phone is active such as making call, receiving calls, text messaging, and/or sending/ receiving emails. Avoid placing the smart key and your cell phone or smart phone in the same pants or jacket pocket and maintain adequate distance between the two devices.

CAUTION - Smart key

Keep the smart key away from water or any liquid as it can become damaged and not function properly. If the smart key is inoperative due to exposure to water or liquids, it will not be covered by your manufacturer's vehicle warranty.

    Loss of the smart key
    A maximum of 2 smart keys can be registered to a single vehicle. If you happen to lose your smart key, you will not be able to start the engine. You should immediately take the vehicle and remainin ...

    Door lock/unlock in an emergency situation
    If the smart key does not operate normally, you can lock or unlock the doors by using the mechanical key. 1.Press and hold the release button (1) and remove the mechanical key (2). 2.Insert the ...

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