Kia Sorento: Parking brake - Brake system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Parking brake

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Parking brake

Applying the parking brake

Foot type


Foot type

To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and then depress the parking brake pedal down as far as possible.

Hand type


Hand type

To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and then without pressing the release button in, pull the parking brake lever up as far as possible.

In addition it is recommended that when parking the vehicle on a gradient, the shift lever should be positioned in the appropriate low gear on manual transaxle vehicles.

CAUTION

Driving with the parking brake applied will cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.

Releasing the parking brake

Foot type


Foot type

To release the parking brake, depress the parking brake pedal a second time while applying the foot brake. The pedal will automatically extend to the fully released position.

Hand type


Hand type

To release the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and pull up the parking brake lever slightly. Secondly press the release button (1) and lower the parking brake lever (2) while holding the button.

WARNING

Check the brake warning light by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start


Check the brake warning light by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start the engine). This light will be illuminated when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position.

Before driving, be sure the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off.

If the brake warning light remains on after the parking brake is released while the engine is running, there may be a malfunction in the brake system. Immediate attention is necessary.

If at all possible, cease driving the vehicle immediately. If that is not possible, use extreme caution while operating the vehicle and only continue to drive the vehicle until you can reach a safe location or repair shop.

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