Kia Carens: Special driving conditions / Hazardous driving conditions

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Special driving conditions / Hazardous driving conditions

When hazardous driving conditions are encountered such as water, snow, ice, mud, sand, or similar hazards, follow these suggestions:

WARNING - ABS

Do not pump the brake pedal on a vehicle equipped with ABS.

WARNING - Downshifting

Downshifting with an automatic transaxle / dual clutch transmission, while driving on slippery surfaces can cause an accident. The sudden change in tire speed could cause the tires to skid. Be careful when downshifting on slippery surfaces.

Special driving conditions
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Rocking the vehicle
If it is necessary to rock the vehicle to free it from snow, sand, or mud, first turn the steering wheel right and left to clear the area around your front wheels. Then, shift back and forth between ...

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