Kia Sorento: Checking the parking brake - Parking brake - Maintenance - Kia Sorento XM Owners ManualKia Sorento: Checking the parking brake

Second Generation XM (2011-2024) / Kia Sorento XM Owners Manual / Maintenance / Parking brake / Checking the parking brake

Type A

Check whether the stroke is within specification when the parking brake pedal


Check whether the stroke is within specification when the parking brake pedal is depressed with 66 lb, 294 N (30 kg) of force. Also, the parking brake alone should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by an authorized Kia dealer.

Stroke : 8~9 notch

Type B

Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting the number of “clicks’’ heard


Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting the number of “clicks’’ heard while fully applying it from the released position. Also, the parking brake alone should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by an authorized Kia dealer.

Stroke : 5~6 “clicks’’ at a force of 44 lbs, 196 N (20 kg).

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