2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: A Unique Warning
August 22, 2011
Here's one I've never seen before. Fire up the Optima with the wheel turned past some unknown angle and you'll get this warning in the instrument cluster.
I noticed it for the first time this weekend when I jumped in the car after a quick run through the grocery store. Apparently I was in a big enough hurry to leave the wheels turned when I parked. The warning appears immediately after the "sytem check" progress bar dissappears during startup (if the wheels are turned enough).
I'm not the type to commit seriously to the throttle before I have some idea where the wheels are pointing, but I can see this warning saving someone from a collision in a very tight parking lot -- if they notice it.
Josh Jacquot, Senior editor