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Kia Optima Mk2 Car Warning Lights

Kia Optima car warning lights, car warning symbols such as engine management light, ABS light, airbag light this guide will help you. We have created this Kia Optima dashboard lights meaning guide and will show you how to deal with an engine light, airbag warning light, ABS light and all of the other car warning signs on your dashboard. You might need to buy a scanner online which will show Kia trouble codes and clear the warning light for good.
If you need to reset a dashboard light or diagnose a fault on your Kia Optima we would advise you to go for the Kia iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader. Its an extremely popular choice amongst Kia owners worldwide & will read & clear engine codes within the vehicle and has received excellent feedback from buyers. If you need a Kia diagnostic scanner for other systems such as airbags, ABS, transmission & more take a look at the sections below.

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Kia Optima Mk2 engine warning light - the engine symbol lamp in the Kia Optima will illuminate if there is a malfunction within this module and could be linked to something simple like a faulty sensor or ignition coil. The only way to be sure what the problem is to diagnose with a Kia fault code reader like the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader. It will diagnose the fault and allow you to erase it and remove the dashboard warning light. If the engine lamp is illuminated for an MOT it will fail, so you should deal with it before the MOT.

Kia Optima Mk2 airbag warning light - the airbag symbol lamp in the Kia Optima will illuminate if there is a fault within this system. It could be something simple like a loose connection (think back to if you have been doing any work in or around the door card airbags, or underseat airbag connections). In any case you will need to reset the system by using the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader, simply plugging a connection back together will not do the job, the ECU needs to be told that the system has been repaired and that it is safe to turn off the airbag light on the dashboard.

Kia Optima Mk2 ABS warning light - if the ABS symbol lamp is illuminated during normal driving conditions in your Kia optima dashboard it means there is a problem with the ABS system and should be checked out. You can diagnose the Kia Antilock Braking System with the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader. It will tell you where the fault has occured, it will generally be a fault with an ABS sensor and is quite cheap to replace, however sometimes the fault can be more serious such as an ABS pump or module that needs to be replace or reconditioned.

Kia Optima Mk2 seatbelt warning light - the seatbelt symbol lamp if illuminated with mean that one or more occupant in the vehicle has not fastened their seatbelt. Make sure everybody has buckled up before you begin your journey.

Kia Optima Mk2 oil pressure warning light - the oil light in the Kia Optima means that you should check your oil levels and top up if required. To make sure you are using the correct oil type take a look at our Kia oil guide.

Kia Optima Mk2 immobilizer warning light - the immobilizer symbol lamp in the Kia Optima illuminates when the immobilizer key is inserted and turned to the ON position to start the engine. If this light turns off or blinks when the ignition switch is in the ON position before starting the engine, have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

Kia Optima Mk2 traction control warning light - the traction symbol lamp will illuminate on your Kia optima if it is driving on an uneven road surface such as snow or ice. the lamp will flash to show that maximum traction is being attempted and to drive with care. If you have a fault within this system and the light is permanently on you can diagnose it with the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader. It will allow you to locate the fault and erase the trouble codes, leading to the dash light being removed.

Kia Optima Mk2 traction control warning light - this warning light means that stability traction system is currently switched off. If you are unable to remove the dashboard warning light you should contact your local Kia dealership.

Kia Optima Mk2 EPS warning light - the EPS light stands for Electronic Power Steering in the Kia Optima, and signals that there is an error within this system. To have the fault diagnosed you should use the iCarsoft i901 Kia OBD Code Reader which will pinpoint the system failure and allow you to reset the trouble codes and dash light.

Kia Optima Mk2 door open warning light - this symbol lamp will turn on if one of the doors is not closed correctly. Check all doors before you continue with your journey.

Kia Optima Mk2 cruise control warning light - this symbol will illuminate when the cruise control system is active and switched on.

Kia Optima Mk2 brake warning light - the brake symbol lamp will illuminate when  the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position. The warning light should go off after a few seconds when the parking brake is released. If the warning light remains on, it may
indicate that the brake fluid level in the
reservoir is low. You should check your brake fluid level as soon as it is safe to do so and top up if required. If you notice any leaks when looking or topping up, do not drive the vehicle any further - this can seriously damage your engine. Have it towed to the nearest garage.

Your vehicle is equipped with dual-diagonal braking systems. This means you still
have braking on two wheels even if one of the dual systems should fail. With only one of the dual systems working, more than normal pedal travel and greater pedal pressure are required to stop the vehicle. Also, the vehicle will not stop in as short a distance with only a portion of the brake system working. If the brakes fail while you are driving, shift to a lower gear for additional engine braking and stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.

Kia Optima Mk2 battery warning light - this symbol lamp indicates a malfunction of either the generator or electrical charging system. If the warning light illuminates while the vehicle is in motion:

1. Drive to the nearest safe location.
2. With the engine off, check the generator drive belt for looseness or breakage.
3. If the belt is adjusted properly, a problem exists somewhere in the electrical charging system. Have an authorized KIA dealer correct the problem as soon as possible.
Kia optima dashboard speedo clocks & warning light symbols
If you need to find or clear a trouble code or dashboard warning light you will need to plug a diagnostic tool into the vehicle diagnostic port. Our partner store UK Pro diagnostics have produced guides for every diagnostic port so you should find the Kia diagnostic port location with ease.
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