Kia Forte: Battery saver function
- The purpose of this feature is to prevent the battery from being discharged. The system automatically turns off the parking lights when the driver removes the ignition key and opens the driver-side door.
- With this feature, the parking lights will turn off automatically if the driver parks on the side of the road at night.
If necessary, to keep the lights on when the ignition key is removed, perform the following:
1) Open the driver-side door.
2) Turn the parking lights OFF and ON again using the light switch on the steering column.
Headlight escort function (if equipped)
The headlights (and/or taillights) will remain on for approximately 20 minutes after the ignition key is removed or turned to the ACC or LOCK position.
However, if the driver’s door is opened and closed, the headlights are turned off after 30 seconds.
The headlights can be turned off by pressing the lock button on the transmitter (or smart key) twice or turning off the light switch from the headlight or Auto light position.
If the driver gets out of the vehicle through other doors (except driver's door), the battery saver function does not operate and the headlight escort function does not turn off automatically. Therefore, It causes the battery to be discharged. In this case, make sure to turn off the lamp before getting out of the vehicle.
If the headlights are not working properly have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer. Don't attempt to inspect or replace the wiring yourself to prevent malfunction.