Trufully, my battery just died yesterday, and the battery light did not come on, the only time it comes on is when the alt isn't charging. I've replaced 2 batteries and 4 alts in my 01 optima!! Although it is a battery icon, what it really means 99 times out of 100 is that the battery is not being charged and although it could indicate a battery that is tired and due for renewal (I always get a new one every 3 years; 2 years if it's the original thing the car comes with) it usually indicates a fault with the alternator which has, more than likely, worn out. 2001 might still be under warranty I suppose.
The 2001 Kia Optima has 16 valves.
The 2001 Kia Optima has an inline 4 engine.
The 2001 Kia Optima is a gas-powered vehicle.
The 2001 Kia Optima has a 5-speed manual.
The height of the 2001 Kia Optima is 4 ft. 7.5 in. (55.5 in.).
The 2001 Kia Optima has double overhead cam (DOHC).
The 2001 Kia Optima is 15 ft. 5.9 in. (185.9 in.) long.
The 2001 Kia Optima runs on regular unleaded.
The 2001 Kia Optima has 36.2 in. of rear leg room.
The 2001 Kia Optima has 37.6 in. of rear head room.
The 2001 Kia Optima has 55.7 in. of rear shoulder room.
The 2001 Kia Optima has 56.9 in. of front shoulder room.