Kia Key Fob Tricks

The days of simple metal car keys are long gone. Today, Kia owners have a key fob that unlocks doors and also starts the engine with a push of one button.

Learn how to get the most of your key fob by figuring out its hidden functions. From hands-free unlocking to the analog key inside, here are some useful tricks to try.

Keyless Entry

Whether you're shopping for a brand new Kia or already own one, we have a few key fob hacks that will make your life easier. From knowing when to use your key fob's remote start button, to locating the hidden key fob feature, read on for tips that will assist you in making the most of the features in your vehicle.

The proximity keyless entry feature of the Kia car lets you open the door of the driver's cabin without having to pull your key fob from pockets or bags. To unlock the driver's door simply stand at a distance of two feet of the handle or press the unlock button on the key fob. This also works with the liftgate and trunk which allows you to open them from the comfort of your Kia key fob.

The battery in a key fob's device can get worn out over time, but it's often easy to spot warning signs. The majority of smart key fobs display an alert on the infotainment system screen if the battery is near running out, giving you plenty of time to replace it.

If you purchase a used Kia make sure that the digital key as well as the registered card key (if equipped) are linked with the user profile and personalization settings from the infotainment system's settings menu. If not, you should remove the digital key and the card key from the user's profile and then re-register them according to the informationtainment menu.
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Keyless Start

Whether you need to start your car in the cold morning or just want a little bit of peace and quiet while driving, you can use your key fob to remotely start your car. To do this, first press the lock button on your key fob. You can then hold down the remote start button.

The hands-free lock/unlock feature can be a great feature that many drivers aren't aware of. Whenever your fob is within reach of your vehicle, just put your thumb on the handle of the door and it will unlock. This is great if you're able to use your hand or you are in a hurry.

The majority of Kia models also have a panic button on the key fob that is activated by pressing the button for half a second. This is an excellent security feature that can activate the vehicle's alarm, scare away potential thieves and aid in finding your vehicle within a large parking lot.

Like all battery-powered devices your fob will eventually require an upgrade. You can still access your vehicle using the mechanical key in the event that you don't have a spare on hand, but it may be an ideal idea to go to an auto shop to purchase a new fob battery. On average, you can expect the battery in your key fob to last around two years.


Many of the most up-to-date Kia models we have in our inventory come with next-generation technology and a smart key fob which can be used to control a variety of functions. This handy remote control device lets you to navigate Rogers without needing to search for your keys.

This feature is very useful when you're carrying bags of groceries or other items when you are in a busy parking area at the grocery store or on a busy street. Simply place your thumb on the door handle when the Kia fob is within close proximity and the door will open automatically. This is a useful trick when the weather is bad or you're wearing gloves, and it also saves time and frustration when driving in the city.

If your vehicle comes with this option, you can also use the key fob to unlock your trunk or liftgate. If your liftgate or trunk is manual, you'll need to press and hold the button for more than an instant to open it. On the other the other hand, if your vehicle has an electric trunk or liftgate, all you need to do is press and hold the trunk button and the vehicle will open automatically to load cargo or unload passengers. You can also trigger your car's panic alarm by pressing and pressing the button for more than two seconds. This feature can be useful when you're in a dangerous situation and can even deter strangers from approaching.

Panic Alarm

Your Kia keyfob is more than just a simple piece of plastic. It actually contains some tricks that can make your life simpler.

First, you need to unlock the door for your driver with the MECHANICAL KEY inside your Smart Key fob. will find it on the front of the door handle. It is a silver button that you can press to reveal the. Insert the mechanical key in the lock, and turn left to unlock the door or right to lock it.

The possibility of starting your car remotely on cold winter days is another useful feature. This feature is offered on a variety of models, and typically only the key fob can be used to activate it. Consumer Reports states that the remote engine start is typically indicated with an arrow in a circle.

The panic button on your Kia key fob may appear insignificant at firstbut it could save your life if you need to in an emergency. Instead of using the normal car alarm use the panic button. Press and hold the panic button for a second or more to trigger your vehicle's full-force horn. RepairPal says that this loud noise can deter thieves and help you escape or ask for assistance. It can also help prevent home burglaries by scaring away thieves who might think that your car is about to be taken.

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