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I have a thermometer symbol showing on my 2012 kia optima

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I have a thermometer symbol showing on my 2012 kia optima hybrid dash. It's not in the manual. What does it mean and what should I do?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,

Does your car have a temperature gauge?

What colour is the thermometer symbol, blue or red?


Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?


Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 10 months ago.

Hi there. Different expert here.

The thermometer symbol comes on when the temperature of the engine coolant exceeds the specification (click here for indicator symbols). If your Optima is still under the factory warranty, the best course of action is to turn off the engine to prevent further damage and then call Kia at 1-800-333-4KIA (4542) to arrange for repairs.