Kia Optima: When Your Vehicle Is Being Towed By Another Vehicle Other Than a Tow Truck (in 
case of an emergency) - Towing - In Case Of An Emergency - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: When Your Vehicle Is Being Towed By Another Vehicle Other Than a Tow Truck (in case of an emergency)

✽ NOTICE

To prevent internal damage to the transaxle, never tow your vehicle from the rear (backwards) with all four tires in contact with the road surface wheel dollies must be used.

Towing with a vehicle other than a tow truck
If towing is necessary, we recommend you to have it done by an Authorized Kia dealer or a commercial tow truck service. If towing service is not available in an emergency, your vehicle may be tem ...

Tips for towing a stuck vehicle
The following methods are effective when your vehicle is stuck in mud, sand or similar substances that prevent the vehicle from being driven out under its own power. Remove the soil and sand, ...

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Heater Unit. Repair procedures
Replacement 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/ recycling/ charging station. 3. When the e ...

ODS (Occupant Detection System)
Your vehicle is equipped with an ODS in the front passenger's seat. The ODS is designed to detect the presence of a properly-seated front passenger and determine if the passenger's front ...

Applying the parking brake
Foot type To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and then depress the parking brake pedal down as far as possible. Hand type To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot ...

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