Kia Optima: Hazardous Driving Conditions - Special Driving Conditions - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Hazardous Driving Conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

✽ NOTICE

Do not pump the brake pedal on ABS equipped vehicles.

WARNING - Downshifting WARNING - Downshifting

On slippery surfaces, downshifting can cause an accident. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid. Be careful when downshifting on slippery surfaces. Try to drive slowly enough so you wonТt have to make any sudden changes in gear or vehicle speed.

Special Driving Conditions
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Rocking the Vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth betwe ...

See also:

Mode selection
The mode selection button controls the direction of the air flow through the ventilation system Face-Level (B, C, D, E, F) Air flow is directed toward the upper body and face. Additionally, ea ...

Console. Components and Components Location
Components [M/T] 1. Floor console assembly 2. Gear boots 3. Floor console upper cover 4. Floor console extension cover [LH] 5. Floor console extension ...

Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
This light illuminates when you start the engine. The light will go off if the ABS is operating normally. Also, this light comes on if the key is turned to ON, and then goes off in 2-3 seconds i ...

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