After parking the vehicle, apply the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) to prevent the vehicle f r om being moved by the external force.
Applying the parking brake
Applying the parking brake with EPB switch
Make sure the warning light comes on.
Also, the EPB is applied automatically if the Auto Hold button is on when the vehicle is turned off. In addition, if you pull up the EPB switch after the vehicle is turned off, the EPB will be applied.
Never leave children and animals unattended in the vehicle. If you leave children unaccompanied in the vehicle, they may be able to set the vehicle in motion, for example by:
In addition, they may operate vehicle equipment.
On a steep incline or when pulling a trailer, if the vehicle does not remain at a standstill, do as follows:
Do not operate the EPB while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation.
A click or electric brake motor whine sound may be heard while operating or releasing the EPB.
These conditions are normal and indicate that the EPB is functioning properly.
Automatic application of EPB
The EPB is applied automatically under following conditions.
For Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) equipped vehicles with AUTO HOLD function used while driving, if the ENGINE START/STOP button has been turned OFF, the EPB will be engaged automatically. Therefore, AUTO HOLD function should be turned off before the ENGINE START/STOP button is turned off.
Emergency braking with the EPB switch
If there is a problem with the brake pedal while driving, emergency braking is possible by pulling up and holding the EPB switch.
Braking is possible only while you are holding the EPB switch.
Do not operate the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation. Applying the EPB while the vehicle is moving at normal speeds can cause a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. If you must use the EPB to stop the vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.
During emergency braking by the EPB, the parking brake warning light will appear to indicate that the system is operating.
If you notice a continuous noise or burning smell when the EPB is used for emergency braking, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
Releasing the parking brake with EPB switch
Releasing the parking brake with EPB switch,
Automatic release of EPB
The EPB is released automatically under following conditions.
Make sure the brake warning light goes off.
Do not follow the above procedure when driving on a flat level ground. The vehicle may suddenly move forward.
If the parking brake warning light is still on even though the EPB has been released, have the system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
Do not drive your vehicle with the EPB applied. It may cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.