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Kia Sportage: Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

Kia Sportage - Fifth generation (NQ5) - (2022-2024) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

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

Applying the parking brake with EPB switch

  1. Depress the brake pedal.
  2. Pull up the 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.

WARNING

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:

  • Releasing the parking brake.
  • Shifting the transmission out of P (Park) position.
  • Starting the engine.

In addition, they may operate vehicle equipment.

NOTICE

On a steep incline or when pulling a trailer, if the vehicle does not remain at a standstill, do as follows:

  1. Apply the EPB.
  2. Pull up the EPB switch for more than 3 seconds.

Do not operate the EPB while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation.

NOTICE

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.

  • Engine OFF while AUTO HOLD is enabled
  • Conditions below while AUTO HOLD is activated
  • Driver's door is opened
  • Hood is opened
  • Liftgate is opened
  • Vehicle stops for more than approximately 10 minutes
  • Vehicle stops on a steep slope
  • Requested by other systems

NOTICE

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.

WARNING

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.

NOTICE

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

Releasing the parking brake with EPB switch,

  1. Have the ENGINE START/STOP button in the ON position.
  2. Press the brake pedal.
  3. Press the EPB switch.
  4. Make sure the brake warning light goes off.

Automatic release of EPB

The EPB is released automatically under following conditions.

  • Gear in P (Park)
  • With the engine running, engage the brake pedal and shift out of P (Park) to R (Reverse) or D (Drive).
  • Gear in N (Neutral)
  • Withe the engine running, engage the brake pedal and shift out of N (Neutral) to R (Reverse) or D (Drive).
  • Automatic transmission
  1. Start the engine.
  2.  Fasten the driver's seat belt.
  3. Close the driver's door, hood andliftgate.
  4. Press the accelerator pedal whilethe gear is in R (Rear), D (Drive) orSports mode.

Make sure the brake warning light goes off.

NOTICE

  • For your safety, you can engage the EPB even though the ENGINE START/ STOP button is in the OFF position, but you cannot release it.
  • For your safety, press the brake pedal and release the parking brake manually with the EPB switch when you drive downhill or when backing up the vehicle.

Do not follow the above procedure when driving on a flat level ground. The vehicle may suddenly move forward.

NOTICE

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.

CAUTION

Do not drive your vehicle with the EPB applied. It may cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.

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