How to open fuel door and refuel Kia Sportage

Owning a Kia Sportage comes with the convenience of a well-designed fueling system. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the simple steps of opening the fuel door and refueling your Kia Sportage.

Whether you’re a new owner or just need a refresher, this quick and easy process will ensure you can fuel up with ease.

Step 1: Ensure the Doors are Unlocked

Before attempting to open the fuel door, ensure that the doors of your Kia Sportage are unlocked.

This can be done either by pressing the door unlock button inside the car or using the smart key.

Step 2: Gently Press the Fuel Door

With the doors unlocked, locate the fuel door on the side of your Kia Sportage.

Gently press the side of the fuel door, and it should easily pop open. The design is user-friendly, making this step a breeze.

Step 3: Locate and Remove the Fuel Cap

Once the fuel door is open, you’ll find the fuel cap behind it. To access the fuel tank, turn the cap counterclockwise.

You may hear a hissing noise as the pressure inside the tank equalizes. Place the fuel cap on the designated holder on the fuel filler lid.

Step 4: Begin Refueling

Now that the fuel cap is off, you can insert the fuel nozzle into the fuel tank and start refueling your Kia Sportage with the fuel of your choice.

Be sure to follow all safety guidelines and handle the fuel nozzle carefully.

Step 5: Securely Re-place the Fuel Cap

After refueling, place the fuel cap back on by turning it clockwise until you hear a distinct “click.” This sound indicates that the cap is securely tightened.

Ensuring a tight seal is essential to prevent fuel evaporation and maintain the proper pressure in the fuel system.

Step 6: Close the Fuel Filler Lid

With the fuel cap securely in place, close the fuel filler lid by gently pushing it in until it is securely closed.

Ensure that it is properly latched to avoid any issues while driving.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully opened the fuel door, refueled your Kia Sportage, and closed the fuel filler lid.

Following these simple steps will help you navigate the fueling process smoothly every time, ensuring that your Kia Sportage stays on the road with ease.

Video Demonstration

Watch this video to see how to open the fuel door in Kia Sportage.
Author: Nabeel K

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments