A Unique Warning - 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima Long-Term Road Test

2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo: A Unique Warning

August 22, 2011

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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


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