Kia Optima: Features of your vehicle / Trunk

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2022 Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Trunk

Opening the trunk

1.Make sure the shift lever is in P (Park, for automatic transmission) and set the parking brake.

2.Then do one of the following :
- Press the Remote key or Smart Key Trunk Unlock button for more than one second.
- Press the button on the trunk itself with the Smart Key in your possession.

✽ NOTICE

In cold and wet climates, trunk lock and trunk mechanisms may not work properly due to freezing conditions.

WARNING

The trunk swings upward. Make sure no objects or people are near the rear of the vehicle when opening the trunk.

CAUTION

Make certain that you close the trunk before driving your vehicle. Possible damage may occur to the trunk torsion bars and attached hardware if the trunk is not closed prior to driving.

Closing the trunk

To close, lower the trunk lid, then press down on it until it locks. To be sure the trunk lid is securely fastened, always check by trying to pull it up again.

WARNING - Exhaust Fumes

The trunk lid should always be kept completely closed while the vehicle is in motion. If it is left open or ajar, poisonous exhaust gases may enter the car and serious illness or death may result.

WARNING

Make sure your hands, feet and other parts of your body are safely out of the way before closing the trunk.

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