What is the Snowflake or X warning light in my Kia vehicle?

By blogsadmin | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 9:41 pm
Kia Sorento Dashboard Instrument Cluster

We were recently browsing through the comments on our popular Kia warning lights blog and, first of all, we would like to apologize for not answering the many questions you’ve had for us over the past year. We wish we could’ve gotten to answering them in a much more timely manner, but hopefully getting to them late is better than never.

We’ll be going through some of the most common issues people have with the warning lights over the next few weeks, starting with one question that popped up several times in those comments. No one seems to be sure what the light is actually called or what it’s meant to do, but the snowflake or x warning light on your Kia vehicle does have an important purpose, and we’ll get to the bottom of it!

[ READ MORE: Kia Warning Lights and their Meanings ]

Icy Road Warning Light

From the information we’ve gathered, using the many questions in the comments on that blog for reference, we’ve deduced that the warning light in question is the Icy Road Warning Light – pictured here. At a glance, it’s difficult to tell exactly what it is, but the icon depicts a 2-lane road with a snowflake at the bottom.

It was designed to warn you that icy road conditions are a possibility, and it will light up whenever the ignition switch is turned to on and the exterior temperature is below 39.2⁰ Fahrenheit. It will also turn on if the temperature drops even further while you’re driving. If the light is on, it will first blink for 10 seconds, letting off a warning chime to alert you to it, and will then remain illuminated while the temperature is below that range.

Hopefully this sums up any questions that you might have! Don’t hesitate to give us a call if it doesn’t.

2 Responses to “What is the Snowflake or X warning light in my Kia vehicle?”

  1. Steve Adkins says:

    Can this icon be disabled, it is annoying. i know when the temp is cold enough for freezing conditions.

  2. Tameeka says:

    Yeah the light is annoying, can it be disabled ?

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