Kia Optima: Necessary inspections - Before driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2020 Owners ManualKia Optima: Necessary inspections

Fluid levels, such as engine oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, and washer fluid should be checked on a regular basis, with the exact interval depending on the fluid. Further details are provided in Section 7, Maintenance.

Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control, that may lead WARNING

Driving while distracted can result in a loss of vehicle control, that may lead to an accident, severe personal injury, and death. The drivers primary responsibility is in the safe and legal operation of a vehicle, and use of any handheld devices, other equipment, or vehicle systems which take the drivers eyes, attention and focus away from the safe operation of a vehicle or which are not permissible by law should never be used during operation of the vehicle.

Before entering vehicle
Be sure that all windows, outside mirror( s), and outside lights are clean. Check the condition of the tires. Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks. Be sure there are no obstacles beh ...

Before starting
Close and lock all doors. Position the seat so that all controls are easily reached. Adjust the inside and outside rearview mirrors. Be sure that all lights work. Check all gauges. Check ...

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When Your Vehicle Is Being Towed By Another Vehicle Other Than a Tow Truck (in case of an emergency)
Turn the ignition switch to ACC so the steering wheel isnt locked. Place the transaxle shift lever in N (Neutral). Vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles should not exceed 28 mph and s ...

Seat Belt Buckle Switch (BS). Description and Operation
Description The SRSCM shall monitor the status of the driver and front passenger seat belt buckle. The SRSCM provides one pin each for the driver and front passenger seat belt buckle status input ...

Transaxle Control Module (TCM). Description and Operation
Description Transaxle Control Module (TCM) is the automatic transaxle's brain. The module receives and processes signals from various sensors and implements a wide range of transaxle controls ...

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