Kia Optima: Features of your vehicle / Windshield defrosting and defogging

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2024 Owner's Manual / Features of your vehicle / Windshield defrosting and defogging

WARNING - Windshield heating

Do not use the or position during cooling operation in extremely humid weather. The difference between the temperature of the outside air and the windshield could cause the outer surface of the windshield to fog up, causing loss of visibility. In this case, set the mode selection to the position and fan speed control to the lower speed.

Checking the amount of air conditioner refrigerant and compressor lubricant
When the amount of refrigerant is low, the performance of the air conditioning is reduced. Overfilling also has a negative impact on the air conditioning system. Therefore, if abnormal operation is ...

Manual climate control system
To defog inside windshield 1. Set the fan speed to the desired position. 2. Select desired temperature. 3. Select the or position. 4. The outside (fresh) air and air conditioning will be sele ...

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