Kia Optima: Adjusting the Front Seatback Recliner - Front Seat Adjustment - Manual - Front Seat - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Adjusting the Front Seatback Recliner

To change the seatback angle, lean forward slightly and raise the lever located

To change the seatback angle, lean forward slightly and raise the lever located on the outer portion of the seat. Slowly and carefully lean back to the desired angle and release the lever. After adjustment, make sure that the lever has returned to its original locked position.

WARNING - Front Seat WARNING - Front Seat

Riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an accident. If a front seat is reclined, the occupant’s hips may slide under the lap portion of the safety belt applying great force to the unprotected abdomen. Internal injuries could result. Keep the seatbacks in a comfortably upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.

Moving the Front Seat Forward and Backward
To move the seat forward or backward, pull up on the lever under the front edge of the seat cushion, slide the seat to the desired position, and release the lever. To ensure the seat is locked i ...

Adjusting the height of front seat cushion
To change the height (front portion) of the seat cushion, rotate the knob located on the outside of the seat cushion. To lower the seat cushion, rotate the knob toward the front of the vehicle ...

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Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
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