Kia Optima: Operating Precautions for Catalytic Converters - Emission Control System - Driving Tips - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Operating Precautions for Catalytic Converters

WARNING - Fire WARNING - Fire

A hot exhaust system can ignite flamable items under your vehicle. Do not park the vehicle over or near flamable objects, such as dry grass, paper, leaves, etc.

Your vehicle is equipped with a catalytic converter emission control device.

Therefore, the following precautions must be observed:

Failure to observe these precautions could result in damage to the catalytic converter and to your vehicle. Additionally, such actions could void your warranties.

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