How to activate or deactivate child lock in Kia Sportage

Ensuring the safety of your loved ones is a top priority, especially when it comes to transporting children in your vehicle. One valuable safety feature in the Kia Sportage is the child lock, designed to prevent accidental opening of the rear doors from the inside.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to activate or deactivate the child lock on your Kia Sportage.

Step 1: Locate the Child Safety Lock

To begin, identify the child safety lock on the rear door. It is situated near the latch area, and you’ll need to open the rear door to access it.

Step 2: Take out mechanical key

You will need a flat-head screwdriver or the mechanical key inside the smart key to adjust the child safety lock.

If you’re using the mechanical key, press the release button on the back side of the key fob and pull out the mechanical key.

Step 3: Activate the Child Lock

To activate the child lock, use the flat-head screwdriver or the mechanical key to turn the child safety lock to the lock position.

Once in the locked position, the rear doors can only be opened from the outside, providing an additional layer of security when traveling with children.

Remember to repeat this process for the child lock on the other rear door to ensure both sides are secured.

Step 4: Deactivate the Child Lock

If you need to deactivate the child lock, simply rotate the lock back to its original position. This allows the rear doors to be opened from the inside just like normal.

It’s important to deactivate the child lock when there are no children in the back seat to ensure ease of exit in emergencies.


Activating and deactivating the child lock in your Kia Sportage is a simple yet crucial step in enhancing the safety of your passengers, particularly children.

By following these easy steps, you can easily manage the child safety lock feature and provide a secure environment for your loved ones during every journey.

Video Demonstration

Watch this video to see how to activate or deactivate child lock in Kia Sportage.
Author: Nabeel K