Kia Optima: Moving Up a Steep Grade From a Standing Start - Automatic Transaxle - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: 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.

When accelerating from a stop on a steep hill, the vehicle may have a tendency to roll backwards. Shifting the shift lever into 2 (Second Gear) while in Sport mode will help prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards.

Sports Mode
Whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion, sports mode is selected by pushing the shift lever from the УDФ position into the manual gate. To return to УDФ range operation, push the shift le ...

Shift Lock System
For your safety, the Automatic Transaxle has a shift lock system which prevents shifting the transaxle out of P (Park) unless the brake pedal is depressed. To shift the transaxle out of P (Park): ...

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