It must be replaced when necessary, and
should not be washed.
You can clean the filter when inspecting
the air cleaner element.
Clean the filter by using compressed air.
Replace the filter according to the
If the vehicle is operated in extremely
dusty or sandy areas, replace the ele-
ment more often than the usual recom-
• Do not drive with the air cleaner
removed; this will result in exces-
sive engine wear.
• When removing the air cleaner fil-
ter, be careful that dust or dirt
does not enter the air intake, or
damage may result.
• Use a Kia genuine part. Use of
nongenuine part could damage
the air flow sensor.