Kia Optima: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation

ESC ON condition

When operating

When the ESC is in operation, the ESC indicator light blinks.

Electronic stability control (ESC)
The Electronic Stability control (ESC) system is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cornering maneuvers. ESC checks where you are steering and where the vehicle is actually going. ESC appl ...

ESC operation off
ESC OFF state There are 2 types of ESC OFF states; Traction Control disabled and Traction & Stability Control disabled. If the ignition is turned off when ESC is off, ESC remains off. Upon r ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Indicator light


When ignition switch is turned to ON, the indicator light illuminates, then goes off if the ESC system is operating normally. The ESC indicator light blinks whenever ESC is operating or illuminates when ESC fails to operate. The ESC OFF indicator light comes on when the ESC is turned off wit ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Operating door locks from outside the vehicle


To remove the cover (For Type C): 1. Pull out the door handle. 2. Press the lever (3) located inside the bottom part of the cover with a key or flat-head screwdriver. 3. Push out the cover while pressing the lever. Turn the key clockwise to lock (1) and counterclockwise to unlock (2). I ...

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