Hey Dad, what does this purple button do? My 5-yr-previous posits the question from just one of his romps in the cargo hatch of our very long-expression 2022 Kia EV6. We’re plugged in at a community ChargePoint and killing time. He’s using the car as a jungle gymnasium. I’m sipping espresso and making the most of some cellular phone time. The dilemma is mildly alarming. What the hell has he occur throughout back again there although I’m deleting perform e-mails?
I open the cargo maintain, and darned if he isn’t appropriate. There is a round address on the passenger side of the trunk. Twist it, and there’s a purple button. It’s more of a degree, actually, and you have to pull it. This is a guide disengagement swap for the charger, the emergency launch. Fundamentally, if the charger will get caught in your EV6, this decouples it.
I experienced no plan. Right after scanning the 504-website page owner’s manual, consulting with some Kia forums, flummoxing the Autoblog editors and exhausting Google, I reached out to Kia public relations, who spelled out it. “This is the override to disconnect a charge cable if it is stuck,” a spokesperson said.
There is really a pamphlet on the web for the emergency release, if you know what to look for.
So there you have it. Do not press the purple button. Pull it — and only if you need to have to. Observe the video clip down below for my experience.
@autoblog 2022 Kia EV6 Manual Charger Launch
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