Kia Optima: Theft-alarm system - Features of your vehicle - Kia Optima Owners ManualKia Optima: Theft-alarm system

This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the

This system is designed to provide protection from unauthorized entry into the car. This system is operated in three stages: the first is the "Armed" stage, the second is the "Theft-alarm" stage, and the third is the "Disarmed" stage. If triggered, the system provides an audible alarm with blinking of the hazard warning lights.

Armed stage

Park the car and stop the engine. Arm the system as described below.

1. Remove the ignition key from the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.

2. Make sure that all doors (and trunk lid) and the engine hood are closed and latched.

3. Lock the doors using the transmitter of the keyless entry system.

After completion of the steps above, the hazard warning lights will blink once to indicate that the system is armed.

If any door (or trunk lid) or engine hood remains open, the hazard warning lights will not blink and the theft-alarm will not arm. If all doors (and trunk lid) and engine hood are closed after the lock button is pressed, the hazard warning lights blink once.

The system can also be armed or disarmed by locking or unlocking the doors with the key from the front doors; however, the hazard warning lights will not blink using this method.

• Do not arm the system until all passengers have left the vehicle. If the system is armed while a passenger( s) remains in the vehicle, the alarm may be activated when the remaining passenger(s) leave the vehicle.

Theft-alarm stage

The alarm will be activated if any of the following occurs while the system is armed.

• A front or rear door is opened without using the transmitter (or smart key) or ignition key.

• The tailgate is opened without using the transmitter (or smart key) or ignition key.

• The engine hood is opened.

The horn will sound and the hazard warning lights will blink continuously for approximately 27 seconds, and repeat the horn 2 times unless the system is disarmed.

To turn off the system, unlock the doors with the ignition key or transmitter.

Disarmed stage

The system will be disarmed when:

Ignition key

- The door is opened with the ignition key.

Transmitter

- The door unlock button is pressed.

- The trunk unlock button is pressed.

Smart key

- The door unlock button is pressed.

- The button of the front outside door is pressed while carrying the smart key.

- The trunk unlock button is pressed.

- The door is opened with the mechanical key.

After depressing the unlock button, the hazard warning lights will blink and the chime will sound twice to indicate that the system is disarmed.

After depressing the unlock button, if any door is not opened within 30 seconds, the system will be rearmed.

NOTICE:

If you lose your keys, consult your authorized KIA dealer.

CAUTION:

Do not change, alter or adjust the theft-alarm system because it could cause the theft-alarm system to malfunction and should only be serviced by an authorized KIA dealer.

Malfunctions caused by improper alterations, adjustments or modifications to the theft-alarm system are not covered by your vehicle manufacturer warranty.

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