Kia Optima: Operating Precautions for Catalytic Converters - Emission Control System - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Operating Precautions for Catalytic Converters

WARNING - Fire WARNING - Fire

A hot exhaust system can ignite flamable items under your vehicle. Do not park the vehicle over or near flamable objects, such as dry grass, paper, leaves, etc.

Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter emission control device.

Therefore, the following precautions must be observed:

Failure to observe these precautions could result in damage to the catalytic converter and to your vehicle. Additionally, such actions could void your warranties.

Engine Exhaust Gas Precautions
WARNING Engine exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide (CO). Though colorless and odorless, it is dangerous and could be lethal if inhaled. Follow the instructions below to avoid CO poisoning. ...

Tips on Driving Your 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 t ...

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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 i ...

Inspection
Front brake disc thickness check 1. Check the brake pads for wear and fade. 2. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks. 3. Remove all rust and conta ...

Resetting the sunroof
Whenever the vehicle battery is disconnected or discharged, or related fuse is blown, you must reset your sunroof system as follows: 1.Turn the ignition switch to the ON position and close the sunr ...

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