Kia Optima: Trunk - Features of your vehicle - Kia Optima Owners ManualKia Optima: Trunk

Opening the trunk

Opening the trunk

With remote trunk lid release

To open the trunk lid without using the key, pull up the trunk lid release lever.

With the key

With the key

To open the trunk lid, insert the key and turn it clockwise to unlock. The trunk compartment light will illuminate when the trunk lid is opened.

Closing the trunk

To close, lower the trunk lid, then press down on it until it locks. To be sure the trunk lid is securely fastened, always check by trying to pull it up again.

WARNING:

The trunk lid should be always kept completely closed while the vehicle is in motion. If it is left open or ajar, poisonous exhaust gases may enter the car and serious illness or death may result. See additional warnings concerning exhaust gases in section 5, “Engine exhaust can be dangerous!”.

Trunk lid knob lock

Trunk lid knob lock

If the trunk lid lock knob (located near the latch) is in the "LOCK" position when the trunk lid is closed, it will not be possible to open the trunk lid by using the remote release. In this instance, use the master key to unlock and open the trunk lid.

To allow the trunk lid to be opened with the remote release, push the trunk lid lock knob down, then to the opposite direction of the "LOCK" position.

WARNING:

Doors and trunk should be kept locked and keys be kept out of the reach of children. Parents also should teach their children about the dangers of playing in trunks.

Trunk lid emergency latch release (If equipped)

Trunk lid emergency latch release (If equipped)

Your vehicle is equipped with a glow-inthe dark emergency trunk release lever located inside the trunk. It will glow after the trunk is closed. When pulled, this lever will release the trunk latch mechanism and open the trunk.

WARNING:

• If a person is locked in the trunk, pull the emergency trunk release lever on the driver's side of the inside panel of the trunk to open the trunk lid.

• KIA recommends that cars be kept locked and keys be kept out of the reach of children, and that parents teach their children about the dangers of playing in trunks.

• Parents should teach children about the emergency trunk release lever in their vehicle and how to open the trunk lid if they are accidentally locked in the trunk.

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