Kia Optima: Good driving practices - Automatic transaxle - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2024 Owners ManualKia Optima: Good driving practices

WARNING

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt WARNING

If your vehicle becomes stuck in snow, mud, sand, etc., then you may attempt to rock the vehicle free by moving it forward and backward. Do not attempt this procedure if people or objects are anywhere near the vehicle. During the rocking operation the vehicle may suddenly move forward of backward as it becomes unstuck, causing injury or damage to nearby people or objects.

Moving up a steep grade from a standing start

To move up a steep grade from a standing start, depress the brake pedal, shift the shift lever to D (Drive). Select the appropriate gear depending on load weight and steepness of the grade, and release the parking brake. Depress the accelerator gradually while releasing the service brakes.

Automatic transaxle operation
The automatic transaxle has 6 forward speeds and one reverse speed. The individual speeds are selected automatically, depending on the position of the shift lever. ✽ NOTICE The first few sh ...

Brake system
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Adjusting the Front Seatback Recliner
To change the seatback angle, lean forward slightly and raise the lever located on the outer portion of the seat. Slowly and carefully lean back to the desired angle and release the lever. After ...

Replacement
1. Remove the front wheel & tire. Tightening torque:88.3 ~ 107.9N.m(9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6lb-ft) ...

Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Adjust the rearview mirror to center on the view through the rear window. Make this adjustment before you start driving and while the day/night lever is in the day position. Pull the day/night ...

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