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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Alarm stage
The alarm will be activated when: Any door is opened without using the key or the transmitter. The trunk lid is opened without using the key. The engine hood is opened. The alarm will sound ...

Power Door Lock Actuators. Repair procedures
Inspection Front Door Lock Actuator Inspection 1. Remove the front door trim. (Refer to the BD group - "Front door") 2. Remove the front door module. ...

Registering Your Vehicle in a Foreign Country
If you plan to register your vehicle in a foreign country, you should confirm that it conforms to the regulations in that country. Even if you successfully register the vehicle in a foreign countr ...

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