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Kia Key Fob Operation Guide from Kingdom Kia

Many new Kia models and even some select pre-owned Kia vehicles use a Kia Smart Key Fob! Whether you need help with your Kia Sorento key fob, or one from another Kia model, the team at Kingdom Kia near St. James is happy to help! Learn about this innovative and convenient Kia feature, as well as all the functions of this device. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!


The “lock” has multiple functions, including:

  • Press this button once to lock all the doors in your car.
  • Press this button twice within two second to arm the vehicle’s alarm system, confirmed with the horn.


The “unlock” button has the following functions:

  • Press the “unlock” button once to unlock only the driver’s door.
  • Press the “unlock” button twice within two seconds in order to unlock all the doors.


Operate your trunk or liftgate with the following operations:

  • On vehicles with a manual trunk or liftgate, hold the trunk/liftgate button for more than one second, opening the trunk and allowing you to manually lift the trunk/liftgate.
  • On vehicles with a power trunk or liftgate, press and hold the button, and it will automatically open the trunk or liftgate. Press it again to stop the trunk or liftgate.

Panic Alarm

To operate the “panic” alarm:

  • Press and hold the “panic” button for a half second or more to start the panic alarm.
  • Press and hold the button again to turn the alarm off.

Hands-Free Lock/Unlock

When you have your key fob in close proximity to the door, all you have to do is put your thumb on the handle in order to lock or unlock the door without using the key fob.

Low Key Fob Battery

  • Starting the Car – If the battery is running low and not functioning properly, hold the key fob to the remote start button. Push the start button with the key fob to start your vehicle.
  • Accessing the Mechanical Key – If the key fob isn’t working, then press the button on the back of the key fob to remove the mechanical key and unlock the door.
  • Replace Key Fob Battery – If you need to replace the key fob battery, simply bring it into your local Kia dealership parts department near Springfield.

Get Help with Your Key Fob at Kingdom Kia in Rolla

Are you ready to learn more about your Kia Sorento key fob? No matter what Kia key fob info you need to know, our team at Kingdom Kia is here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact the team at our Kia dealership near Jefferson City for assistance. We’re glad to help you learn about everything from key fobs to auto financing.

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