2022 Kia EV6 long-term update: Don’t pull the purple button (unless you need to)

2022 Kia EV6 long-term update: Don’t pull the purple button (unless you need to)

hey dad, what does this purple button do? my 5-year-old questioned one of his romps in the cargo hatch of our long-term 2022 Kia EV6. We’re plugged in at a local chargepoint and killing time. He is using the car as a jungle gym. I’m sipping coffee and spending some time on the phone. The question is mildly worrying. What’s he got back there when I’m deleting work e-mail?

I opened the cargo hold, and dreaded if it wasn’t right. There is a circular cover on the passenger side of the trunk. Twist it, and there’s a purple button. It’s actually more than one level, and you have to pull it off. This charger has a manual disengagement switch for emergency release. Basically, if the charger gets stuck in your EV6, it rips it apart.

I had no idea. After scanning the 504-page owner’s manual, consulting a few Kia forums, a flurry autoblog To the editors and exhausting Google, I reached out to Kia’s public relations, who explained it all. “It has an override to disconnect the charge cable if it’s stuck,” a spokesperson said.

There’s actually a pamphlet online for emergency releases, if you know what to look for.

So there you have it. Do not press the purple button. Pull it off – and only if you need to. Watch the video below for my experience.

@autoblog 2022 Kia EV6 manual charger release #carsoftiktok ♬ original sound – Autoblog

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