2013 KIA Optima — Owner's Manual – Page #91

Posted on 22 May, 2015
Model: 2013 KIA Optima
Pages: 382

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Features of your vehicle
This device complies with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210.
Operation is subject to the following two
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
2. This device must accept any interfer-
ence received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Limp home (override) procedure
When you turn the ignition switch to the
ON position, if the immobilizer indicator
( ) goes off after blinking 5 times,
your transponder equipped in the ignition
key is out of order. You cannot start the
engine without the limp home procedure.
To start the engine, you have to input
your password by using the ignition
switch. Your password is only available
from an authorized Kia dealership.
Contact an authorized dealer for more
The following procedure is how to input
your password of “2345” as an example.
1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON posi-
tion. The immobilizer indicator ( )
will blink 5 times and go off indicating
the beginning of the limp home proce-
2. Turn the ignition switch to the ACC
3. To enter the first digit (in this example
“2”), turn the ignition switch to the ON
and ACC position twice. Perform the
same procedure for the next digits
between 3 seconds and 10 seconds
(for example, for “3”, turn the ignition
ON and ACC 3 times).
4. If all of the digits have been input suc-
cessfully, you have to start the engine
within 30 seconds. If you attempt to
start the engine after 30 seconds, the
engine will not start and you will have
to input your password again.
After performing the limp home proce-
dure, you have to see an authorized Kia
dealer immediately to inspect and repair
your ignition key or immobilizer system.
Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could
void the user's authority to operate
the equipment.
Do not change, alter or adjust the
immobilizer system because it
could cause the immobilizer sys-
tem to malfunction and should only
be serviced by an authorized Kia
Malfunctions caused by improper
alterations, adjustments or modifi-
cations to the immobilizer system
are not covered by your vehicle
manufacturer warranty.

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