Skip to main content

2015–2021 Kia Sedona Check + Add Engine Oil

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

2015–2021 Kia Sedona Check + Add Engine Oil
ESTIMATED TIME 15 - 25 mins
DIY COST $ 7 - 15
DIFFICULTY

What you will need

Procedure

  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. 

Comments

Add new comment

Plain text

Notes

Tips

  • It is normal for new oil to turn black pretty quickly, but that doesn’t affect the quality. 
  • After you add oil, you should wait a couple of minutes for the oil to get to the oil pan before you make another measurement. 
  • Checking the oil level right after you turned off the engine can give you inaccurate measurements. That's why we recommend you should wait at least 10 minutes after you turn the engine off. 
  • Do not drive if the oil light stays on. If the oil light stays on, it means low oil pressure or no pressure which can lead to catastrophic engine damage. 
  • Make sure the hood is closed properly. Do not drive if the hood does not latch. 

Can I drive with low engine oil?

NO. This is not recommended. Driving with low engine oil will cause damage to the internal components of your engine over time. Also, proper engine cooling and performance will suffer as a result. 

What type of oil should I put in my car?

  • You should always add the OEM recommended oil viscosity to your vehicle's engine. (i.e 5w30, 10w30) you can consult your owner's manual for this information. If you do not have or cannot locate your owner's manual, use 0W-20 or 5W-30. 

Where can I get engine oil? 

  • You can purchase engine oil at many auto parts stores including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, including box stores like Walmart. 

How much engine oil should I add?

The engine oil level is indicated by two marks towards the end of the dipstick. The higher mark on the dipstick is the full indicator, and the one towards the end of the dipstick is the low level. 

However, always start with a half quart, check the reading again and add more if necessary to prevent overfilling. 

Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes