Kia Optima: Central door locks - Door Locks - Knowing your vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Central door locks

The central door locking switch is located on the drivers arm rest. It is operated

The central door locking switch is located on the drivers arm rest. It is operated by depressing the door lock switch. If any door is open when the switch is depressed, the door will remain locked when closed.

NOTICE

WARNING WARNING

Leaving your vehicle unlocked can invite theft or possible harm to you or others from someone hiding in your vehicle while you are gone. Always remove the ignition key, engage the parking brake, close all windows and lock all doors when leaving your vehicle unattended.

The door ajar warning light will illuminate when a door is not fully closed. Close the door completely and the light will go out.

WARNING - Unattended Children WARNING - Unattended Children

An enclosed vehicle can become extremely hot, causing death or severe injury to unattended children or animals who cannot escape the vehicle. Furthermore, children might operate features of the vehicle that could injure them, or they could encounter other harm, possibly from someone gaining entry to the vehicle. Never leave children or animals unattended in your vehicle.

CAUTION CAUTION

The doors should always be fully closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion to prevent accidental opening of the door. Locked doors will also discourage potential intruders when the vehicle stops or slows.

Operating Door Locks From Inside the Vehicle
To lock a door, push the door lock button to the LOCK position. To unlock a door, push the door lock button to the UNLOCK position. To open a door, pull the door handle outward. ...

Rear Door Child Safety Lock
The child safety lock is provided to help prevent children from accidentally opening the rear doors from inside the vehicle. To lock a rear door so that it cannot be opened from the inside, pu ...

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Inspection
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