Kia Optima: Seat - Safety features of your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Owners ManualKia Optima: Seat

Drivers seat

Drivers seat

(1) Seat adjustment, forward / backward
(2) Seatback recliner
(3) Seat adjustment, height
(4) Lumbar support
(5) Driver position memory system*
(6) Seat warmer switch*
(7) Headrest

Front passengers seat

(8) Seat adjustment, forward / backward
(9) Seatback recliner
(10) Seat warmer switch*
(11) Headrest

Rear seat

(12) Seat warmer*
(13) Armrest
(14) Headrest
(15) Seat-back folding lever

* : if equipped

Loose objects in the drivers foot area could interfere with the operation of WARNING - Loose objects

Loose objects in the drivers foot area could interfere with the operation of the foot pedals, possibly causing an accident. Do not place anything under the front seats.

When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return WARNING - Uprighting seat

When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return it slowly and be sure there are no other occupants around the seat. If the seatback is returned without being held and controlled, the back of the seat could spring forward resulting in accidental injury to a person struck by the seatback.

Riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal WARNING - Driver responsibility for front seat passenger

Riding in a vehicle with a front seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an accident. If a front seat is reclined during an accident, the occupants hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt applying great force to the unprotected abdomen. The protection of your restraint system (seat belt and air bags) is greatly reduced by reclining your seat. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result.The driver must advise the front passenger to keep the seatback in an upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.

Do not use a sitting cushion that reduces friction between the seat and passenger. WARNING

Do not use a sitting cushion that reduces friction between the seat and passenger. The passenger's hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt during an accident or a sudden stop. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result because the seat belt can't operate normally.

WARNING - Drivers seat

After adjusting the seat, always check that it is securely locked into place WARNING

After adjusting the seat, always check that it is securely locked into place by attempting to move the seat forward or reverse without using the lock release lever. Sudden or unexpected movement of the driver's seat could cause you to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.

WARNING

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