Kia Optima: How To Use This Manual - Introduction - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: How To Use This Manual

We want to help you get the greatest possible driving pleasure from your vehicle. Your Owners Manual can assist you in many ways. For your safety and the safety of your passengers, we strongly urge that you read the entire manual. In order to avoid death or injury, please review the WARNING and CAUTION sections contained throughout the manual. The WARNING and CAUTION sections are easily recognized by their special markings listed on this page.

Illustrations complement the words in this manual to best explain how to enjoy your vehicle. By reading your manual, you will learn about features, important safety information, and driving under various road conditions.

The general layout of the manual is provided in the Table of Contents. In addition, an alphabetical index located at the back of the manual has been provided for you reference.

Sections: This manual has nine sections plus an index. Each section begins with a brief list of contents to provide you with an overview of what is contained in that section.

You will find various WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, and NOTICEs in this manual. These WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTICEs are provided to enhance your safety and continued satisfaction with your Kia vehicle. You should carefully read and follow ALL procedures and recommendations provided in these WARNINGs, CAUTIONs and NOTICEs.


A WARNING indicates a situation in which severe bodily injury or death is likely if the warning is ignored.


A CAUTION indicates a situation in which injury, could result if the caution is ignored.


A NOTICE indicates a situation in which damage to your vehicle could result if the notice is ignored.


Vehicle Break-In Process
No special break-in period is needed. By following a few simple precautions for the first 600 miles (1 000 km) you may add to the performance, economy and life of your vehicle. Do not race the ...

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Check spark plugs and ignition system
Inspect your spark plugs as described in section 7 and replace them if necessary. Also check all ignition wiring and components to be sure they are not cracked, worn or damaged in any way. ...

1. Check the bushing for wear and deterioration. 2. Check the rear lower arm for deformation. 3. Check the coil spring and spring pad for deterior ...

Chassis and body
Chart symbols: I- Inspect these items and their related parts. If necessary, correct, clean, refill, adjust or replace. R- Replace or change L- Lubricate. (1) Refer to the lubricant a ...

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