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 itТs 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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Immobilizer system (if equipped)
Your vehicle may be equipped with an electronic engine immobilizer system to reduce the risk of unauthorized vehicle use. Your immobilizer system is comprised of a small transponder in the ignition ...

Seat warmer (if equipped)
The seat warmer is provided to warm the front seats during cold weather. While the engine is running, push either of the switches to warm the driver's seat or the front passenger's sea ...

Why didnТt my air bag go off in a collision? (Inflation and non-inflation conditions of the air bag)
There are many types of accidents in which the air bag would not be expected to provide additional protection. These include rear impacts, second or third collisions in multiple impact accidents, ...

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