2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #300

Posted on 22 May, 2015
Model: 2013 KIA Optima
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What to do in an emergency
Jump starting procedure
1. Make sure the booster battery is 12-
volt and that its negative terminal is
2. If the booster battery is in another
vehicle, do not allow the vehicles to
3.Turn off all unnecessary electrical
4. Connect the jumper cables in the exact
sequence shown in the illustration.
First connect one end of a jumper
cable to the positive terminal of the
discharged battery (1), then connect
the other end to the positive terminal
on the booster battery (2).
Proceed to connect one end of the
other jumper cable to the negative ter-
minal of the booster battery (3), then
the other end to a solid, stationary,
metallic point (for example, the engine
lifting bracket) away from the battery
(4). Do not connect it to or near any
part that moves when the engine is
Do not allow the jumper cables to con-
tact anything except the correct battery
terminals or the correct ground. Do not
lean over the battery when making
5. Start the engine of the vehicle with the
booster battery and let it run at 2,000
rpm, then start the engine of the vehi-
cle with the discharged battery.
If the cause of your battery discharging is
not apparent, you should have your vehi-
cle checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
Your manual transaxle-equipped vehicle
should not be push-started because it
might damage the emission control sys-
Vehicles equipped with automatic
transaxle cannot be push-started.
Follow the directions in this section for
Never tow a vehicle to start it
because the sudden surge forward
when the engine starts could cause
a collision with the tow vehicle.
CAUTION - Battery cables
Do not connect the jumper cable
from the negative terminal of the
booster battery to the negative ter-
minal of the discharged battery.
This can cause the discharged bat-
tery to overheat and crack, releas-
ing battery acid.

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