Kia Optima: For best battery service - Battery - Maintenance - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Owners ManualKia Optima: For best battery service

dangers WARNING - Battery dangers

Always read the following

Always read the following instructions carefully when handling a battery.

 

Keep lighted cigarettes and

Keep lighted cigarettes and all other flames or sparks away from the battery.

 

Hydrogen, a highly combustible

Hydrogen, a highly combustible gas, is always present in battery cells and may explode if ignited.

 

Keep batteries out of the

Keep batteries out of the reach of children because batteries contain highly corrosive SULFURIC ACID. Do not allow battery acid to contact your skin, eyes, clothing or paint finish.

any electrolyte gets intoIf any electrolyte gets into your eyes, flush your eyes with clean water for at least 15 minutes and get immediate medical attention.

If electrolyte gets on your skin, thoroughly wash the contacted area. If you feel a pain or a burning sensation, get medical attention immediately.

Wear eye protection when

Wear eye protection when charging or working near a battery. Always provide ventilation when working in an enclosed space.

An inappropriately disposed

An inappropriately disposed battery can be harmful to the environment and human health. Dispose the battery according to your local law(s) or regulation.

Failure to follow the above warnings can result in serious bodily injury or death.

CAUTION

Separating the battery from the WARNING

Separating the battery from the vehicle should be done in an authorized Kia dealer.

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