Kia Optima: Warning lights / Electric Power Steering (EPS) Warning Light, Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Warning lights / Electric Power Steering (EPS) Warning Light, Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

Electric Power Steering (EPS) Warning Light

This warning light illuminates:

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

This warning light illuminates:

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.

CAUTION - Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)

Driving with the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on may cause damage to the emission control systems which could affect drivability and/or fuel economy.

CAUTION - Catalytic Converter Damage

If the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) illuminates, potential catalytic converter damage is possible which could result in loss of engine power.

In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) System Warning Light
These two warning lights illuminate at the same time while driving: • When the ABS and regular brake system may not work normally. In this case, have your vehicle inspected by an authorized Kia ...

Charging System Warning Light
This warning light illuminates: Once you set the ignition switch or Engine Start/Stop Button to the ON position. - It remains on until the engine is started. When there is a malfunction with ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual: Mode selection


The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system. The air flow outlet port is converted as follows: Refer to the illustration in the “Manual climate control system”. Face-Level Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additio ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual: Automatic transmission operation


The automatic transmission has 6 forward speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of the shift lever. ✽ NOTICE The first few shifts on a new vehicle, if the battery has been disconnected, may be somewhat abrupt. This is a norma ...

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