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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Removal
1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque:88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft) 2. Loosen the hose eyebolt ( ...

Forward and backward
Push the control switch forward or backward to move the seat to the desired position. Release the switch once the seat reaches the desired position. ...

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 re ...

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