Kia Optima: What to do in an emergency / Towing

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / What to do in an emergency / Towing

Towing service

If emergency towing is necessary, we recommend having it done by an authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow-truck service. Proper lifting and towing procedures are necessary to prevent damage to the vehicle. The use of wheel dollies or flatbed is recommended.

It is acceptable to tow the vehicle with the rear wheels on the ground (without dollies) and the front wheels off the ground.

If any of the loaded wheels or suspension components are damaged or the vehicle is being towed with the front wheels on the ground, use a towing dolly under the front wheels.

When being towed by a commercial tow truck and wheel dollies are not used, the front of the vehicle should always be lifted, not the rear.

WARNING - Side and curtain Air bag

If your vehicle is equipped with side and curtain air bag, set the ignition switch to LOCK or ACC position when the vehicle is being towed.

The side and curtain air bag may deploy when the ignition is ON, and the rollover sensor detects the situation as a rollover.

CAUTION - Towing

When towing your vehicle in an emergency without wheel dollies :

1. Set the ignition switch in the ACC position.

2. Place the transmission shift lever in N (Neutral).

3. Release the parking brake.

CAUTION - Towing gear position

Failure to place the transmission shift lever in N (Neutral) may cause internal damage to the transmission.

Technical Data
System voltage: DC 12 V Working voltage: DC 10 - 15 V Amperage rating: max. 15 A ± 1A (at DC 12V operation) Suitable for use at temperatures: -30 ~ +70°C (-22 ~ +158°F) Max. working pressure: 6 ...

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