What is Kia UVO?

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If you are shopping for your new Kia in Muncie, you may be wondering, “What is Kia UVO?” The Kia UVO e-Services app is designed to keep drivers prepared and informed while traveling through Marion on their daily drives. The Kia UVO system utilizes your smartphone to locate where you are parked, send emergency alerts, and check the status of your Kia vehicle. Read on to learn more about the services the Kia UVO app offers and get the answer to the question, “What does Kia UVO do?”

You might also wonder what the Kia UVO Link offers — Kia UVO link connects your new Kia vehicle to your device to provide an enhanced ownership experience and peace of mind on the road. Let’s compare the two!

Kia UVO e-Services vs. UVO Link: What’s the Difference?

Kia UVO e-Services (limited suite of services and model availability)

  • My Points of Interest (POI): My Points of Interest stores your favorite places for future navigation purposes.
  • My Car Zone: My Car Zone sets alert thresholds for specific drivers that send a message to the smartphone if the driver speeds, is out past curfew, or is past a designated boundary.
  • Parking Minder: Let your smartphone navigate you to the exact location you parked your Kia, saving you time and frustration.
  • 911 Connect: If an airbag deploys, your smartphone sends a message to 911 to alert emergency services.

Kia UVO Link Features

  • Remote Door Lock and Unlock: No matter your distance from your vehicle, you can use your smartphone to ensure you locked your car doors. You can also remotely unlock your car to enter or retrieve keys you accidentally locked in your vehicle.
  • Find My Car: Use your UVO app to find the precise location of your vehicle to track your car.
  • Rear Occupant Alert: Through the Kia Access app, you can get a notification on your smartphone that movement is detected inside the locked vehicle. Do not fret; Kia will not let you forget your pets in the car!
  • Kia UVO Remote Start: Use your smartphone to remotely start your car and get the heating/cooling system going before you enter the vehicle.
  • Maintenance: Check the vehicle’s mileage, upcoming maintenance/service appointments, scheduled maintenance appointments, diagnostic issues, and check off completed service appointments.

Kia UVO Packages & Pricing: How Much Does Kia UVO Cost?

Kia UVO link comes with a free year’s subscription trial package and then offers these optional subscription fee packages:

Lite (complimentary for up to five years)

  • My Trips
  • 911 Connect
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Remote Charge
  • And more!

Care ($5.99/month or $59/annually)

  • Features of Lite PackageCurfew Alert8
  • Vehicle Alarm Alert8
  • Roadside Assistance
  • And more!

Plus ($14.99/monthly or $149/annually)

  • Features of Care Package
  • Remote Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Climate
  • Find My Car5
  • And more

Ultimate ($19.99/monthly or $199/annually)

  • Features of Plus Package
  • Home-to-car(Alexa®)
  • Home-to-car(Google®)
  • My POIs
  • And more!

Kia UVO Troubleshooting Tips

Verification Code Not Working

The verification code expires after 20 minutes. If you request another verification code, the previous verification code will no longer be valid.

UVO Login Credential Requirements

Emails must be 30 characters or less. Passwords cannot contain any special characters.

Remote Command Failure

Ensure that there is a strong signal for both the phone and vehicle. Also, specific conditions must be met for the remote command to execute:

  • The vehicle doors, trunk, and hood must be closed; you must lock your car, and the vehicle must be in “park”.
  • For gas vehicles, the low fuel light must not be on.
  • For 2015 Soul EVs and 2016 Soul EVs, the vehicle must also be plugged in.
  • For Optima Plug-in Hybrids and Niro Plug-in Hybrids, the vehicle must not be plugged in.
  • To remote charge your vehicle, the vehicle must be plugged in.

If you have not turned on your vehicle within the last 3-5 days, your vehicle systems are shut down to conserve battery power. If this occurs, remote commands will not execute. You will need to turn on your vehicle to ensure vehicle systems are active.

Kia UVO App Requirements

If your vehicle is equipped with a UVO link, UVO eco, or UVO luxe, download the “Kia Access with UVO link” app. Note: UVO eco/UVO luxe vehicles may say “UVO eServices” in the head unit.)

  • If your car has UVO e-Services, download the UVO e-Services app.
  • To verify which version of UVO your vehicle supports, check the UVO availability matrix at Kia’s Owner Portal.

Explore Kia UVO Features With Kia of Muncie

When you visit Kia of Muncie to purchase your new Kia, our expert staff will help you find the car that fits your budget and needs. Check out our special offers and incentives, and drive home today! Contact us with any questions you may have about the Kia UVO eservices, UVO link, or Kia UVO updates, and we will be happy to share how this feature will enhance your experience driving your new Kia in Muncie!

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