Kia Optima: Automatic transmission / Good driving practices

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Automatic transmission / Good driving practices

Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and release the parking brake. Depress the accelerator gradually while releasing the service brakes.

When accelerating from a stop on a steep hill, the vehicle may have a tendency to roll backwards. Shifting the shift lever into 2 (Second Gear) will help prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards.

Shift lock system
For your safety, the automatic transmission has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transmission from P (Park) into R (Reverse) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift the trans ...

Brake system
Power brakes Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal usage. In the event that the power-assisted brakes lose power because of a stalled engine or some oth ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Warning message and warning light


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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual: Muffler


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