Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Hazardous driving conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

Do not pump the brake pedal on a vehicle equipped with ABS.

WARNING - Downshifting

Do not downshift with an automatic transmission while driving on slippery surfaces. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid and result in an accident.

Economical operation
Your vehicle's fuel economy depends mainly on your style of driving, where you drive and when you drive. Each of these factors affects how many kilometers (miles) you can get from a liter (gallon ...

Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth betwe ...

Other information:

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual: 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 dealer. WARNING - Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) System Warning Light When both ABS and ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Service and Repair Manual: Drive Belt


Repair procedures Inspection 1. Check belt for maintenance and abnormal wear of V-ribbed part. Replace if necessary.    • Do not bend ...

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