2022 Kia Telluride Engine Oil and Filter, Coolant and Brake Fluid
The Kia Telluride 2022 is a mid-size SUV that prioritizes optimal vehicle performance and safety, which is why it includes scheduled maintenance items for engine oil and filter, engine coolant, and brake fluid. These scheduled maintenance items are essential for keeping the vehicle running smoothly and preventing potential issues from arising. The engine oil and filter play a crucial role in proper engine lubrication and preventing engine wear and tear. The engine coolant helps regulate the engine’s temperature, while the brake fluid is crucial for maintaining proper brake function. In this guide, we will provide answers to frequently asked questions about the Kia Telluride 2022 scheduled maintenance items, including how often they should be performed, their benefits, and tips for maintaining optimal vehicle performance and safety.
Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
The following parts require scheduled maintenance.
Engine oil and filter
The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. If the vehicle is being driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil and filter changes are required.
Inspect all drive belts for evidence of cuts, cracks, excessive wear or oil saturation and replace if necessary. Drive belts should be checked periodically for proper tension and adjusted as necessary.
Kia gasoline vehicles are equipped with a lifetime fuel filter that is integrated with the fuel tank. Regular maintenance or replacement is generally not needed. This may vary depending on fuel quality. If you experience any of the following: fuel flow restriction, surging, loss of power, or a hard starting issue, inspection and, if necessary, replacement may be needed. Have the fuel filter inspected or replaced by an authorized Kia dealer.
Fuel lines, fuel hoses, and connections
Check the fuel lines, fuel hoses and connections for leakage and damage. Have an authorized Kia dealer replace any damaged or leaking parts immediately.
Fuel tank and fuel cap
The fuel tank and fuel cap should be inspected at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. Make sure that a new fuel tank or fuel cap is correctly replaced.
Vacuum crankcase ventilation hoses
Inspect the surface of the hoses for evidence of heat and/or mechanical damage. Hard and brittle rubber, cracking, tears, cuts, abrasions, and excessive swelling indicate deterioration. Particular attention should be paid to examining those hose surfaces nearest to high heat sources, such as the exhaust manifold. Inspect the hose routing to assure that the hoses do not come in contact with any heat source, sharp edges or moving components which might cause heat damage or mechanical wear. Inspect all hose connections, such as clamps and couplings, to make sure they are secure, and that no leaks are present. Hoses should be replaced immediately if there is any evidence of deterioration or damage.
Air cleaner filter
A Genuine Kia air cleaner filter is recommended when the filter is replaced.
Make sure to install new spark plugs of the correct heat range.
When assembling parts, be sure to wipe the inside and outside of the boot bottom of the ignition coil and the insulator of the spark plug with a soft cloth to prevent contamination of the spark plug insulator.
Valve clearance (if equipped)
Inspect for excessive valve noise and/or engine vibration and adjust if necessary. An authorized Kia dealer should perform the operation.
Check the cooling system components, such as the radiator, coolant reservoir, hoses and connections for leakage and damage. Replace any damaged parts.
The coolant should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule.
Automatic transmission fluid
Automatic transmission fluid should not be checked under normal usage conditions. But in severe conditions, the fluid should be changed at an authorized Kia dealer in accordance to the scheduled maintenance at the beginning of this section.
The automatic transmission fluid color is usually red. As the vehicle is driven, the automatic transmission fluid will begin to look darker.
It is the normal condition and you should not judge the need to replace the fluid based upon the changed color.
The use of a non-specified fluid could result in transmission malfunction and failure. Use only specified automatic transmission fluid.
Brake hoses and lines
Visually check for proper installation, chafing, cracks, deterioration and any leakage. Replace any deteriorated or damaged parts immediately.
NHTSA Safety Corrosion Alert
NHTSA has warned all vehicle owners of all brands that they must maintain their vehicles in a manner that will prevent brake hose and brake line failures due to corrosion when such vehicles are exposed to winter road salt and related chemicals. While serious corrosion conditions typically only manifest themselves as safety issues after 7 years of vehicle use, the corrosion process starts immediately and thus underbody cleaning maintenance must commence from your vehicle’s first exposure to road salts and chemicals. NHTSA urges vehicle owners to take the following steps to prevent corrosion:
- Wash the undercarriage of your vehicle regularly throughout the winter and do a thorough washing in the spring to remove road salt and other de-icing chemicals.
- Monitor the brake system for signs of corrosion by having regular professional inspections and watching for signs of problems, including loss of brake fluid, unusual leaks and soft or spongy feel in the brake pedal.
- Replace the entire brake pipe assembly if you find severe corrosion that causes scaling or flaking of brake components.
Check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. The level should be between “MIN” and “MAX” marks on the side of the reservoir. Use only hydraulic brake fluid conforming to DOT 4 specifications.
Inspect the parking brake system including the parking brake lever (or pedal) and cables.
Exhaust pipe and muffler
Visually inspect the exhaust pipes, muffler and hangers for cracks, deterioration, or damage. Start the engine and listen carefully for any exhaust gas leakage. Tighten connections or replace parts as necessary.
Brake discs, pads and calipers
Check the pads for excessive wear, discs for run out and wear, and calipers for fluid leakage.
Suspension mounting bolts
Check the suspension connections for looseness or damage. Retighten to the specified torque.
Steering gear box, linkage & boots/lower arm ball joint
With the vehicle stopped and off, check for excessive free-play in the steering wheel.
Check the linkage for bends or damage. Check the dust boots and ball joints for deterioration, cracks, or damage. Replace any damaged parts.
Drive shafts and boots
Check the drive shafts, boots and clamps for cracks, deterioration, or damage. Replace any damaged parts and, if necessary, repack the grease.
Check the propeller shaft, boots, clamps, rubber coupling and center bearing rubber for cracks, deterioration, or damage. Replace any damaged parts and if necessary, repack the grease.
Air conditioning refrigerant
Check the air conditioning lines and connections for leakage and damage.
Checking fluid levels
When checking engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid, always be sure to clean the area around any filler plug, drain plug, or dipstick before checking or draining any lubricant or fluid. This is especially important in dusty or sandy areas and when the vehicle is used on unpaved roads. Cleaning the plug and dipstick areas will prevent dirt and grit from entering the engine and other mechanisms that could be damaged.
Checking the engine oil level
Engine oil is used for lubricating, cooling, and operating various hydraulic components in the engine. Engine oil consumption while driving is normal, and it is necessary to check and refill the engine oil regularly. Also, check and refill the oil level within the recommended maintenance schedule to prevent deterioration of oil performance.
Check the engine oil following the below procedure.
(Gasoline) 3.8 GDi
- . Be sure the vehicle is on level ground.
- Start the engine and allow it to reach normal operating temperature.
- Turn the engine off, remove the oil filler cap and pull the dipstick out. Wait for 15 minutes for the oil to return to the oil pan.
- Wipe the dipstick clean and re-insert it fully.
- Pull the dipstick out again and check the level. Check if the oil level is between the F-L line, and if it is below the L line, add enough oil to bring the level to F line.
Be very careful not to touch the radiator hose when checking or adding the engine oil as it may be hot enough to burn you.
When you wipe the oil level gauge, you should wipe it with a clean cloth. When mixed with debris, it can cause engine damage.
Use a funnel to help prevent oil from being spilled on engine components. Use only the specified engine oil.
- Do not spill engine oil when adding or changing engine oil. Wipe off spilled oil immediately.
- The engine oil consumption may increase while you break in a new vehicle and it will be stabilized after driving 4,000 miles (6,000 km).
- The engine oil consumption can be affected by driving habits, climate conditions, traffic conditions, oil quality, etc. Therefore, it is recommended that you inspect the engine oil level regularly and refill it if necessary.
Changing the engine oil and filter
Have engine oil and filter changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this chapter?
- If the maintenance schedule to replace engine oil is exceeded, the engine oil performance may deteriorate, and the engine condition may be affected. Therefore, replace the engine oil according to the maintenance schedule.
- To keep the engine in optimal condition, use the recommended engine oil and filter. If the recommended engine oil and filter are not used replace it according to the maintenance schedule under severe usage conditions.
- The purpose of the maintenance schedule for engine oil replacement is to prevent oil deterioration and it is irrelevant to oil consumption. Check and refill engine oil regularly.
Used engine oil may cause irritation or cancer of the skin if left in contact with the skin for prolonged periods of time. Used engine oil contains chemicals that have caused cancer in laboratory animals. Always protect your skin by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water as soon as possible after handling used oil.
Do not leave used engine oil within the reach of children.
The engine oil is very hot immediately after the vehicle has been driven and can cause burns during replacement. Replace the engine oil after the engine oil has cooled down.
The high-pressure cooling system has a reservoir filled with year-round antifreeze coolant. The reservoir is filled at the factory.
Check the antifreeze protection and coolant level at least once a year, at the beginning of the winter season, and before traveling to a colder climate.
Never attempt to remove the radiator or inverter cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead to the cooling system and engine damage and could result in serious bodily injury from escaping hot coolant or steam.
When adding coolant, use only deionized water or soft water for your vehicle and never mix hard water in the coolant filled at the factory. An improper coolant mixture can result in serious malfunction or damage.
- Do not use alcohol or methanol coolant or mix them with the specified coolant.
- Do not use a solution that contains more than 60% antifreeze or less than 35% antifreeze, which would reduce the effectiveness of the solution.
- The cooling circuit of a vehicle equipped with a heat pump system may freeze in extremely low temperatures when the concentration of the ant-freezing liquid is below 45%.
For mixture percentage, refer to the following table.
|Ambient Temperature||Mixture Percentage (volume)|
|5 /F (-15 /C)||35||65|
|-13 /F (-25 /C)||40||60|
|-31 /F (-35 /C)||50||50|
|-49 /F (-45 /C)||60||40|
Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine and radiator are hot. Scalding hot coolant and steam
Removing radiator cap
Never attempt to remove the radiator cap while the engine is operating or hot. Doing so might lead to cooling system damage and could result in serious personal injury from escaping hot coolant or steam.
- Turn the vehicle off and wait until it cools down.
- Use extreme care when removing the radiator cap. Wrap a thick towel around it, and turn it counterclockwise slowly to the first stop.
- Step back while the pressure is released from the cooling system.
- When you are sure all the pressure has been released, press down on the cap, using a thick towel, and continue turning counterclockwise to remove it.
Use caution when working near the blade of the cooling fan. The electric
motor (cooling fan) is controlled by coolant temperature, refrigerant pressure and vehicle speed. it may sometimes operate even
- when the vehicle is not running. Check the condition and connections of all cooling system hoses and heater hoses.
- Replace any swollen or deteriorated hoses.
- Check the coolant level. The coolant level should be filled between F and L marks on the side of the coolant reservoir when the engine room is cool.
- If the coolant level is low, add enough specified coolant to provide protection against freezing and corrosion. Bring the level to F, but do not overfill.
If frequent additions are required, see an authorized Kia dealer for a cooling system inspection.
Changing the coolant
Have the coolant changed by an authorized Kia dealer according to the Maintenance Schedule at the beginning of this chapter.
Put a thick cloth or fabric around the radiator cap before refilling the coolant in order to prevent the coolant from overflowing into engine parts such as the alternator.
What are the scheduled maintenance items for the Kia Telluride 2022?
Scheduled maintenance items for the Kia Telluride 2022 include tasks such as changing the engine oil and filter, checking and replacing the engine coolant, and inspecting and replacing the brake fluid.
How often should the engine oil and filter be changed on the Kia Telluride 2022?
Kia recommends changing the engine oil and filter on the Telluride 2022 every 7,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first.
Why is it important to change the engine oil and filter on the Kia Telluride 2022?
Changing the engine oil and filter on the Kia Telluride 2022 is essential to proper engine lubrication and to help prevent engine wear and tear. Over time, engine oil can break down and become contaminated, reducing its effectiveness and potentially causing damage to the engine.
What type of engine oil should I use for my Kia Telluride 2022?
Kia recommends using synthetic blend engine oil with a viscosity grade of SAE 5W-30 for the Telluride 2022.
How often should the engine coolant be checked and replaced on the Kia Telluride 2022?
Kia recommends checking the engine coolant level and condition every 30,000 miles or 24 months, and replacing the coolant every 60,000 miles or 48 months, whichever comes first.
Why is it important to check and replace the engine coolant on the Kia Telluride 2022?
The engine coolant helps regulate the engine’s temperature, preventing overheating and potential engine damage. Over time, engine coolant can become contaminated or lose its effectiveness, making it necessary to replace it.
What type of engine coolant should I use for my Kia Telluride 2022?
Kia recommends using ethylene glycol-based coolant with a 50/50 mixture of coolant and distilled water.
How often should the brake fluid be checked and replaced on the Kia Telluride 2022?
Kia recommends checking the brake fluid level and condition every 7,500 miles or 12 months, and replacing the brake fluid every 30,000 miles or 24 months, whichever comes first.
Why is it important to check and replace the brake fluid on the Kia Telluride 2022?
Brake fluid is critical for proper brake function, as it transfers force from the brake pedal to the brake components. Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated, reducing its effectiveness and potentially causing brake failure.
What type of brake fluid should I use for my Kia Telluride 2022?
Kia recommends using DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.
Can I perform scheduled maintenance items on my Kia Telluride 2022 myself?
Yes, many scheduled maintenance items can be performed by the owner, including checking and topping off engine oil, checking engine coolant level and condition, and checking brake fluid level and condition. However, some tasks, such as replacing the engine oil and filter or brake fluid, may require the assistance of a qualified technician.
What are the benefits of performing scheduled maintenance items on my Kia Telluride 2022?
Performing scheduled maintenance items on the Kia Telluride 2022 can help ensure optimal vehicle performance and safety, prevent potential issues from arising, and help extend the life of the vehicle.
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