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 wont 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:

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 ...

Flashing Headlights
To flash the headlights, pull the lever toward you. It will return to the normal position when released. The headlight switch does not need to be on to use this flashing feature. ...

Front Turn Signal / Position Light Bulb Replacement
1. Remove the bolts from the headlight assembly. ...

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