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Guide on how to check and add engine oil on a Kia Sedona 2015-2021.

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What you will need

  • Clean lint-free cloth
  • Engine Oil 


  1. Park vehicle on level ground.  Place transmission in Park and set the parking brakes.
  2. Turn off the engine, and remove the key from the ignition. 
  3. If the engine was running, wait 15 minutes so that the engine oil returns to the oil pan. This will allow you to get a more accurate measurement. If the engine was not started, skip the waiting period. 
  4. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood latch on the vehicle's front. Then pull the hood up and secure it open using the hood strut.Pulling the hood release of the Kia Sedona.



    Unlocking the hood latch of the Kia Sedona.
  5. Locate the oil dipstick on the front of the vehicle's engine.The oil dipstick of the Kia Sedona.


  6. Pull the dipstick out and use a clean cloth to wipe the oil from the tip of the dipstick.Wiping the oil dipstick clean.


  7. Fully reinsert the dipstick into the engine and pull it out again. Then determine the current engine oil level by looking at the two dots on the tip of the dipstick.Checking the engine oil level of the Kia Sedona.


  8. If the level is between the min and max marks, the oil level is correct. If the level is below the min mark, you will need to add engine oil to bring the level to the recommended range. Do not overfill above the full mark. 
  9. Remove the oil cap at the top of the engine by turning it counterclockwise. The oil cap may be hard to remove. Use both hands to turn it. The oil cap of the Kia Sedona.


  10. Add one quart (or one litter) of the recommended engine oil, then recheck the oil level. Use a funnel to help prevent oil from getting spilled on engine components.Adding engine oil into the Kia Sedona.


  11. Continue adding oil until the oil level is in the recommended range. Do not overfill the engine with oil past the full mark.