Kia Optima: Good driving practices - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 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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Proper Use and Care of the Safety Belt System
To ensure that the safety belts provide the maximum protection, please follow these instructions: Use the belts at all times - even on short trips. If the safety belt is twisted, straighten it ...

Key operations
Type A Type B Type A Used to start the engine, lock and unlock the doors. Type B To remove the mechanical key, press and hold the release button and remove the mechanical key. To reinstall ...

Removal
1. Turn the ignition switch OFF and disconnect the battery negative (-) cable. 2. Disconnect the crankshaft position sensor connector (A). ...

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