Kia Optima: Push-starting - Emergency starting - What to do in an emergency - Kia Optima TF 2011-2021 Owners ManualKia Optima: Push-starting

Your manual transaxle-equipped vehicle should not be push-started because it might damage the emission control system.

Vehicles equipped with automatic transaxle cannot be push-started.

Follow the directions in this section for jump-starting.

Never tow a vehicle to start it WARNING

Never tow a vehicle to start it because the sudden surge forward when the engine starts could cause a collision with the tow vehicle.

Jump starting procedure
1. Make sure the booster battery is 12- volt and that its negative terminal is grounded. 2. If the booster battery is in another vehicle, do not allow the vehicles to touch. 3. Turn off all ...

If the engine overheats
If your temperature gauge indicates overheating, you will experience a loss of power, or hear loud pinging or knocking, the engine is probably too hot. If this happens, you should: 1. Pull of ...

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Panoramaroof Switch. Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the overhead console lamp assembly.(Refer to the BD group - "Roof trim") ...

Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting SymptomProbable causeRemedyPlay in steeringLoose yoke plugRetightenLoose steering gear mounting boltsRetightenLoose or worn tie rod endRetighten or replace as necessarySteering w ...

Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per minute (rpm). Use the tachometer to select the correct shift points and to prevent lugging the engine and/or overrevvin ...

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