Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 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 2019-2023 Owner's Manual: Resetting the system


The last break time is set to 00:00 and the driver's attention level is set to 5 (very attentive) when the driver resets the Driver Attention Warning system. The driver attention warning system resets in the following situations. - The engine is turned OFF. - The driver unfastens th ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Service and Repair Manual: Rear Bumper


Components and components location Components 1. Rear bumper assembly 2. Rear bumper side under cover 3. Rear bumper side bracket [LH] 4. Rear bumper side bracket [RH] ...

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