Kia Forte: Immobilizer system (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic engine immobilizer system to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle use.
Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the ignition key and electronic devices inside the vehicle.
With the immobilizer system, whenever you insert your ignition key into the ignition switch and turn it to ON, it checks and determines and verifies that the ignition key is valid.
If the key is determined to be valid, the engine will start.
If the key is determined to be invalid, the engine will not start.
To deactivate the immobilizer system:
Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn it to the ON position.
To activate the immobilizer system:
Turn the ignition key to the OFF position. The immobilizer system activates automatically. Without a valid ignition key for your vehicle, the engine will not start.
Your Immobilizer password is a customer unique password and should be kept confidential. Do not leave this number anywhere in your vehicle.
Keep each key separately in order to avoid a starting malfunction.
Do not put metal accessories near the ignition switch.
Metal accessories may interrupt the transponder signal and may prevent the engine from being started.
If you need additional keys or lose your keys, consult an authorized Kia dealer.
CAUTION - Immobilizer damage
Do not expose your immobilizer system to moisture, static electricity and rough handling. This may damage your immobilizer.
CAUTION - Immobilizer alterations
Do not change, alter or adjust the immobilizer system because it could cause the immobilizer system to malfunction.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.