The Kia Sportage is a compact SUV built by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since 1993.

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Red Downhill Light Dashboard

Why is the downhill light on the dash lit on?

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Have you pressed the Downhill Brake Control switch on the dash to see if the light goes out?

The following image is taken from the 2012 Kia Sportage owner manual. (You didn't state the model year so the switch may be in a different location)

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If operating and releasing the switch makes no difference and you have traveled faster than 40 m.p.h. and the light is still on, then the DBC system may be faulty. Take it to a dealer and get it checked out.

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had it at the dealer and they cant fix it.



If the dealer can't fix it (or doesn't know how to) contact Kia in your country and ask what the problem could be or contact another dealer.

They should have the service manuals and equipment to diagnose what the problem is, more than anyone else.


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