Kia Optima: Automatic climate control system / System operation

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Automatic climate control system / System operation

Ventilation

1.Set the mode to the position.

2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.

3.Set the temperature control to the desired position.

4.Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.

Heating

1.Set the mode to the position.

2.Set the air intake control to the outside (fresh) air position.

3.Set the temperature control to the desired position.

4.Set the fan speed control to the desired speed.

5.If dehumidified heating is desired, turn the air conditioning system (if equipped) on.

• If the windshield fogs up, set the mode to the or position.

Operation Tips

Air conditioning (if equipped)

All Kia Air Conditioning Systems are filled with R-1234yf refrigerant.

1.Start the engine. Press the air conditioning button.

2.Set the mode to the position.

3.Set the air intake control to the outside air or recirculated air position.

4.Adjust the fan speed control and temperature control to maintain maximum comfort.

• When maximum cooling is desired, set the temperature control to the extreme left position, set the mode control to the MAX A/C position, then set the fan speed control to the highest speed.

CAUTION - Excessive A/C Use

When using the air conditioning system, monitor the temperature gauge closely while driving up hills or in heavy traffic when outside temperatures are high. Air conditioning system operation may cause engine overheating. Continue to use the blower fan but turn the air conditioning system off if the temperature gauge indicates engine overheating.

✽ NOTICE

When opening the windows in humid weather, air conditioning may create water droplets inside the vehicle. Since excessive water droplets may cause damage to electrical equipment, air conditioning should only be used with the windows closed.

Air conditioning system operation tips

OFF mode, Climate information screen selection
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Climate control air filter
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