Kia Optima: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC OFF usage

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC OFF usage

When driving

WARNING - Operating ESC

Never press the ESC OFF button while ESC is operating (ESC indicator light blinks).

If ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may slip out of control.

✽ NOTICE

Indicator light
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