Kia Key Fob Tips

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At Sunset Kia of Auburn, we get many questions from Auburn drivers about Kia key fobs. From Kia key fob battery replacement to Kia key fob programming, we’re here to help. We know you love your new Kia, and we want to do everything we can to make your Federal Way commute more enjoyable. Here we answer your questions about Kia key fobs, such as, “How can I use my key fob to turn my Kia’s panic alarm on or off?” Learn some Kia key fob tricks and contact us if you have any questions.

How To Use the Kia Key Fob Panic Alarm

In the event you find yourself in need of assistance, Kia has you covered! Along with a plethora of other safety features, your Kia key fob panic alarm alerts anyone nearby that you need help:

  • Push and hold the “panic” button for about half-second or more to set off the panic alarm.
  • Press and hold it again to turn it off.

How to Use the Kia Key Fob Lock & Unlock Functions

Whenever you park your Kia when running errands around Sumner, your Kia key fob lock button keeps you and your Kia safe with these multiple functions:

  • Press this button once to lock all the doors.
  • Press this button twice within two seconds to set the vehicle’s alarm system. The sound of the horn will confirm it.

Need to unlock your Kia? It takes just the push of a button to unlock one or all of the doors:

  • Press the “unlock” button only once to unlock the driver’s door.
  • Press the “unlock” button twice within two seconds to open all the passengers’ doors and load cargo.

How to Open Your Trunk/Liftgate

Your Kia model has ample cargo space. Here are a few tips to help quickly access your trunk with your Kia key fob:

  • If your Kia has a manual trunk or liftgate, hold the trunk/liftgate button for more than one second to unlock the truck. Now you can manually open the trunk.
  • If your vehicle has a power liftgate, press and hold the button, and it will automatically open the trunk for easy cargo space access. Press it again if you need to stop the liftgate from opening further.

Hands-Free Lock/Unlock

Kia offers a ‘hidden’ key fob feature to make your daily life in Puyallup easier. Once you and your Kia key fob are close to your car door, just put your thumb on the handle to unlock your Kia door. We’ve found it particularly handy when you’ve got your arms full of groceries. Or a kid. Or groceries and a kid!

Kia Key Fob Battery Replacement

Somewhere down the line, you’ll probably need to replace your Kia key fob battery and learn how to open your Kia key fob. Fortunately, you can always use your mechanical key tucked neatly away inside your Kia key fob or opt for a Kia key fob battery replacement:

  • Starting the Car – If you notice the battery in your key fob getting low, hold the key fob to the remote start button. Press the start button with the key fob to start your engine.
  • Kia Key Fob Battery Replacement– Contact our service center today if you need a Kia key fob battery replacement. If you need further instructions on battery replacement, we can help with that too, so get in touch with us.

Get Help with Your Kia Key Fob at Sunset Kia of Auburn

Do Kia key fobs have chips? Yes, Kia keys fobs have chips to help automate many routine tasks. You can get help with Kia key fob programming and more at our service center. Let us know if you need help with your key the next time you take advantage of Sunset Auto Family’s exclusive Oil Changes for Life offer, available on all of our eligible new and pre-owned vehicles.

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