Kia Optima: Maintenance / Air cleaner

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Air cleaner

Filter replacement

The air filter must be replaced when necessary, and should not be washed.

While inspecting the air clear element, the air filter can be cleaned using compressed air.

1. Pull out the air cleaner cover.

2. Unlock by turning the locking lever downward.

3. Pull the air cleaner filter to replace.

4. Lock the cover with the reverse order.

Replace the filter according to the Maintenance Schedule.

If the vehicle is operated in extremely dusty or sandy areas, replace the element more often than the usual recommended intervals. (Refer to “Maintenance under severe usage conditions” in this chapter.)

CAUTION - Air filter maintenance

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