Kia Optima: In the Event of Brake Failure - Brake System - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: In the Event of Brake Failure

If the service brakes should fail to operate while the vehicle is in motion, you can make an emergency stop with the parking brake. The stopping distance, however, will be much greater than normal.

WARNING - Parking Brake WARNING - Parking Brake

Pulling on the parking brake while the vehicle is moving at normal speeds can cause a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. If you must use the parking brake to stop the vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.

WARNING - Brakes WARNING - Brakes

Power Brakes
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal usage. In the event that the power-assisted brakes lose power because of a stalled engine or some other reason, you ...

Disc Brake Wear Indicators
Your vehicle has disc brakes. When your front brake pads are worn and it’s time for new pads, you will hear a high-pitched warning sound from your front brakes. You may hear this sound come and g ...

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Tire Chains
Mount snow chains on your vehicle when warranted by driving conditions or required by local laws. Make sure the chains are the correct size for your tires. Install them only on the front tires. If ...

If you have a flat tire while driving
If a tire goes flat while you are driving: 1.Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and let the vehicle slow down while driving straight ahead. Do not apply the brakes immediately or attempt ...

Removal
1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the driver crash pad lower panel.(Refer to the BD group - "Crash pad") 3. Rem ...

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