Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

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Starting Voice Recognition

Shortly press thewheel. Say a commandkey on the steering
wheel. Say a command

If prompt feedback is in [ON], then the system will say “Please say a command


If prompt feedback is in [ON], then the system will say “Please say a command after the beep (BEEP)”

  • If prompt feedback is in [OFF] mode, then the system will only say “(BEEP)”
  • To change Prompt Feedback [On]/[Off], go to [System]
    [Prompt Feedback][System]
    For proper recognition, say the command after the voice instruction and[Prompt Feedback]

  • For proper recognition, say the command after the voice instruction and beep tone.

Contact List Best Practices

1)Do not store single-name entries (e.g., “Bob”, “Mom”, “Kim”, etc.).

Instead, always use full names (including first and last names) for all contacts (e.g., use “Jacob Stevenson” instead of “Dad”).

2)Do not use abbreviations (i.e., use “Lieutenant” instead of “Lt.” or “Sergeant” instead of “Sgt.”).

3)Do not use acronyms (i.e., use “County Finance Department” instead of “CFD”).

4)Do not use special characters (e.g., “@”, “hyphen -“, “asterisk *”, ampersand &”).

5)If a name is not recognized from the contact list, change it to a more descriptive name (e.g., use “Grandpa Joseph” instead of “Pa Joe”).

Skipping Prompt Messages

While prompt message is being stated key on the steering remote controllerShortly press the 
The prompt message is immediately ended and the beep tone will sound. After thekey on the steering remote controller
The prompt message is immediately ended and the beep tone will sound. After the “beep”, say the voice command.

Re-starting Voice Recognition

While system waits for a commandShortly press the key on the steering
Shortly press theremote controllerkey on the steering
remote controller

The command wait state is immediately ended and the beep ton will sound. After the “beep”, say the voice command.

Ending voice recognition

While Voice Recognition is operating key on the steering remote controllerPress and hold the
key on the steering remote controller


  • While using voice command, pressing any steering wheel control or a different key will end voice command.
  • When the system is waiting for a voice command, say “cancel” or “end” to end voice command.
  • When the system is waiting for a voice command, press and hold the  voice command.key on the steering wheel to end
    voice command.

Voice Recognition and Phone Contact Tips:

The Kia Voice Recognition System may have difficulty understanding some accents or uncommon names. When using Voice Recognition to place a call, speak in a moderate tone, with clear pronunciation To maximize the use of Voice Recognition, consider these guidelines when storing contacts:

  • Do not store single-name entries (e.g., “Bob”, “Mom”, etc.). Instead, always use full names (including first and last names) for these contacts
  • Do not use special characters (e.g., '@', '-', '*', '&', etc.)
  • Do not use abbreviations (i.e., use "Lieutenant" instead of "Lt.") or acronyms (i.e., use "County Finance Department" instead of "C. F. D."; Be sure to say the name exactly as it is entered in the contacts list

Illustration on using voice commands

Starting voice command.

Shortly pressing the0.8 seconds):key (under
0.8 seconds):

Skipping Voice Recognition


Skipping Voice Recognition

Shortly pressing the0.8 seconds):key (under
0.8 seconds):

while guidance message is being stated


while guidance message is being stated

Shortly pressing the  key


Shortly pressing the (under 0.8 seconds)key
(under 0.8 seconds)

End voice command.


End voice command.


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    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition

    Kia Sorento: Using Voice Recognition