Kia On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, also known as the diagnostic link connector (DLC), is a critical component of your vehicle’s onboard diagnostic system. The OBD port in your Kia vehicle provides access to the vehicle’s computer system and enables mechanics to diagnose and repair issues with your vehicle. Knowing the location of your Kia’s OBD2 port is important for regular maintenance and troubleshooting any issues that may arise. This article will explore the OBD2 port location in popular Kia models such as Sportage, Optima, Rio, Carens, Carnival, and more. Whether you’re a Kia owner looking to perform routine maintenance or a mechanic seeking to diagnose a problem, this article provides valuable information on the Kia OBD2 port and how to access it.

Pull the fuse plastic cover, and you can access the OBD2 port.

Where is the OBD2 port on a Kia?

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The OBD II port on a Kia (Sedona, Sorento, Rio, Optima, Forte, etc.) plugs in a diagnostic scanner to read codes and troubleshoot problems.

Using the OBD-II port, you can diagnose the Check Engine Light, Airbag, Transmission, ECU, SRS, and ABS. This article will teach you how to access the OBDII port on any Kia.

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Here are the steps to locate the OBD II port on a Kia.

  1. Open the driver’s door.
  2. Look under the dashboard on the driver’s side.
  3. Some models require that you remove the rectangular fuse box cover if there is any.
  4. Locate the OBD2 port on your Kia. The OBD2 port is a black connector. It has 16 pins, and it is distinguishable by its trapezoidal shape.

Once you find the OBD-II port on a Kia, use it to diagnose vehicle problems. For more help, see our guide on diagnosing vehicle problems like a Pro Mechanic.

I can’t find the OBD2 port on my Kia

Open the driver’s door and look under the dashboard. The Kia OBD2 port is above the brake pedal, hidden at the end of the dashboard.

What scanner do I need to read Kia fault codes?


A good scanner can read all the systems on your Kia. The YOUCANIC full system scanner can read and clear fault codes from all the control units.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where is IBD Port on 2019 Kia Forte? Not in fuse box.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Still looking for OBD2 location. 2005 kia optima. Any picture available?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Where is OBD2 port located on a 2012 Kia Sedona?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kia Pregio 2004 pls??

  5. Anonymous says:

    After sometime I think I found it. 2017 Cadensa. I think it is on the inside cover of the fuse box this being the case I cannot plug in the insurance camera and put the cover back on. Any other chooses.

  6. Anonymous says:

    under the hood right side

  7. Anonymous says:

    I’m trying to locate the OBD2 port on my 2015 Sedona in order to attach a Progressive ‘Snapshot’ device. Their website shows a photo of one up under the dash. It is not there. Your website shows it just behind the fuse box cover. It is not there, either. Owner’s manual is of no help. I am not an idiot, but I cannot locate it anywhere in that area.