Kia Optima: Engine start/stop button / Engine start/stop button position

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Engine start/stop button / Engine start/stop button position

OFF

To turn off the engine (START/RUN position) or vehicle power (ON position), press the engine start/stop button with the shift lever in the P (Park) position. When you press the engine start/stop button without the shift lever in the P (Park) position, the engine start/stop button will not change to the OFF position but to the ACC position.

In an emergency situation while the vehicle is in motion, you are able to turn the engine off and to the ACC position by pressing the engine start/stop button for more than 2 seconds or 3 times successively within 3 seconds. If the vehicle is still moving, you can restart the engine without depressing the brake pedal by pressing the engine start/stop button with the shift lever in the N (Neutral) position.

ACC(Accessory)

Press the engine start/stop button while it is in the OFF position without depressing the brake pedal. Accessory is displayed on the LCD of the cluster. If the engine start/stop button is in the ACC position for more than 1 hour, the button is turned off automatically to prevent battery discharge.

ON

Press the engine start/stop button while it is in the ACC position without depressing the brake pedal.

The warning lights can be checked before the engine is started. Do not leave the engine start/stop button in the ON position for a long time. The battery may discharge, because the engine is not running.

START/RUN

To start the engine, depress the brake pedal and press the ENGINE START/ STOP button with the shift lever in the P (Park) or the N (Neutral) position. For your safety, start the engine with the shift lever in the P (Park) position.

If you press the engine start/stop button without depressing the brake pedal for automatic transmission vehicles, the engine will not start and the engine start/stop button changes as follow:

OFF ➔ ACC ➔ ON ➔ OFF or ACC

✽ NOTICE

If you leave the ENGINE START/ STOP button in the ACC or ON position for a long time, the battery will discharge.

WARNING - Starting vehicle

Never press the engine start/stop button while the vehicle is in motion except in an emergency. This would result in loss of directional control and braking function, which could cause an accident.

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