Kia Optima: In the Event of Brake Failure - Brake System - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: In the Event of Brake Failure

If the service brakes should fail to operate while the vehicle is in motion, you can make an emergency stop with the parking brake. The stopping distance, however, will be much greater than normal.

WARNING - Parking Brake WARNING - Parking Brake

Pulling on the parking brake while the vehicle is moving at normal speeds can cause a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. If you must use the parking brake to stop the vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.

WARNING - Brakes WARNING - Brakes

Power Brakes
Your vehicle has power-assisted brakes that adjust automatically through normal usage. In the event that the power-assisted brakes lose power because of a stalled engine or some other reason, you ...

Disc Brake Wear Indicators
Your vehicle has disc brakes. When your front brake pads are worn and it’s time for new pads, you will hear a high-pitched warning sound from your front brakes. You may hear this sound come and g ...

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Recommended Lubricants
To help achieve proper engine and powertrain performance and durability, use only lubricants of the proper quality. The correct lubricants also help promote engine efficiency that results in impro ...

Main components of ODS
A detection device located within the front passenger seat track. Electronic system to determine whether passenger air bag systems should be activated or deactivated. A indicator light locat ...

Starting the engine
WARNING Always wear appropriate shoes when operating your vehicle. Unsuitable shoes (high heels, ski boots,etc.) may interfere with your ability to use the brake, accelerator pedal, and clutch ( ...

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