Kia Optima: Good driving practices - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Owners ManualKia Optima: Good driving practices

WARNING

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt WARNING

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving it forward and backward. Do not attempt this procedure if people or objects are anywhere near the vehicle. During the rocking operation the vehicle may suddenly move forward of backward as it becomes unstuck, causing injury or damage to nearby people or objects.

Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and release the parking brake. Depress the accelerator gradually while releasing the service brakes.

Automatic transaxle operation
The automatic transaxle has 6 forward speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of the shift lever. ✽ NOTICE The first few sh ...

Brake system
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Winter driving
Severe weather conditions in the winter result in greater wear and other problems. To minimize the problems of winter driving, you should follow these suggestions: Snowy or Icy conditions To ...

Driver's and passenger's front air bag
Drivers front air bag Passengers front air bag Your vehicle is equipped with an Advanced Supplemental Restraint (Air Bag) System and lap/shoulder belts at both the driver and passenger seati ...

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 ...

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