Kia Optima: Before starting - Before driving - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2022 Owners ManualKia Optima: Before starting

For safe operation, be sure you are familiar with your vehicle and its equipment.

All passengers must be properly belted whenever the vehicle is moving. Refer WARNING

All passengers must be properly belted whenever the vehicle is moving. Refer to Seat belts in section 3 for more information on their proper use.

Always check the surrounding areas near your vehicle for people, especially children, WARNING

Always check the surrounding areas near your vehicle for people, especially children, before putting a vehicle into D (Drive) or R (Reverse).

Drinking and driving is dangerous. Drunk driving is the number one contributor WARNING - Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Drinking and driving is dangerous. Drunk driving is the number one contributor to the highway death toll each year. Even a small amount of alcohol will affect your reflexes, perceptions and judgement.

Driving while under the influence of drugs is as dangerous or more dangerous than driving drunk.

You are much more likely to have a serious accident if you drink or take drugs and drive.

If you are drinking or taking drugs, dont drive. Do not ride with a driver who has been drinking or taking drugs. Choose a designated driver or call a cab.

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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 ...

Key positions
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Outside thermometer
The current outside temperature is displayed in 1C (1F) increments. The temperature range is between -40C ~ 60C (-40F~140F). The outside temperature on the display may not change immediatel ...

Cup holder
WARNING - Hot liquids Do not place uncovered cups of hot liquid in the cup holder while the vehicle is in motion. If the hot liquid spills, you may burn yourself. Such a burn to the driver ...

Rear Combination Light Bulb Replacement
1. Using a cross-tip screwdriver, remove the cover. 2. Turn the bulb socket counterclock-wise and remove it from the housing. 3. Push the bulb in, then rotate it one quarter turn counterclockwise ...

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