Kia Optima: Features of your vehicle / Steering wheel

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Steering wheel

Electric power steering (EPS)

The power steering uses an electric motor to assist you in steering the vehicle. If the engine is off or if the power steering system becomes inoperative, the vehicle may still be steered, but it will require increased steering effort.

The electric power steering is controlled by a power steering control unit which senses the steering wheel torque and vehicle speed to command the motor.

The steering becomes heavier as the vehicle’s speed increases and becomes lighter as the vehicle’s speed decreases for optimum steering control.

Should you notice any change in the effort required to steer during normal vehicle operation, have the power steering checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

As time passes, the steering wheel will return to its normal condition.

✽ NOTICE

The following symptoms may occur during normal vehicle operation:

Resetting the sunroof
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Tilt and telescopic steering
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