Kia Sportage: EPB warning
The EPB will display a warning message
with sound under certain conditions.
- If you try to drive off while engaging
the accelerator pedal with the EPB
applied, but the EPB doesn't release
automatically, a warning will sound
and a message will appear.
- If the driver's seat belt is not fastened
and the vehicle hood, driver's door or
liftgate is opened, a warning will
sound and a message will appear.
- To release EPB, fasten seatbelt
and close door, hood and liftgate
- If there is a problem with the vehicle, a
warning may sound and a message
If the above situation occurs, press the
brake pedal and release EPB by pressing
the EPB switch.
Parking Brake Use
- Never allow a passenger to touch the
parking brake. If the parking brake is
released unintentionally, serious
injury may occur.
- All vehicles should always have the
parking brake fully engaged when
parked to avoid inadvertent movement
of the vehicles which can injure
occupants or pedestrians.
- 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.
- When leaving your keys with a parking
lot attendant or valet, make sure
to inform him/her how to operate the
- The EPB may malfunction if you drive
with the EPB applied.
- When you automatically release EPB
by pressing the accelerator pedal,
press it slowly.
When the conversion from Auto Hold to
EPB is not working properly a warning
will sound and a message will appear.
- Press brake pedal to deactivate
Engage the brake pedal when the above
message appears for the Auto Hold and
EPB may not activate.
If the EPB is applied while Auto Hold is
activated because of an Electronic Stability
Control (ESC) signal, a warning will
sound and a message will appear.
- Parking brake automatically
EPB malfunction indicator
This warning light appears if the ENGINE
START/STOP button is changed to the
ON position and goes off in approximately
3 seconds if the system is operating
If the EPB malfunction indicator remains
on, comes on while driving, or does not
come on when the ENGINE START/
STOP button is changed to the ON position,
this indicates that the EPB may
If this occurs, have your vehicle checked
by an authorized Kia dealer.
The EPB malfunction indicator may
appear when the ESC indicator comes
on to indicate that the ESC is not working
properly, but it does not indicate a
malfunction of the EPB.
The EPB warning light may appear if the
EPB switch operates abnormally. Shut
the engine off and turn it on again after
a few minutes. The warning light will go
off and the EPB switch will operate normally.
However, if the EPB warning light
is still on, have the system checked by
an authorized Kia dealer.
If the parking brake warning light does
not appear or blinks even though the
EPB switch was pulled up, the EPB is not
If the parking brake warning light blinks
when the EPB warning light is on, press
the EPB switch, then pull it up. Once
more press it back to its original position
and pull it back up. If the EPB warning
does not go off, have the system
checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
When the EPB is not released
If the EPB does not release normally,
take your vehicle to an authorized Kia
dealer by loading the vehicle on a flatbed
tow truck and have the system
The Auto Hold is designed to maintain
the vehicle in a standstill even though
the brake pedal is not pressed after the
driver brings the vehicle to a complete
stop by pressing the brake pedal.
Applying Auto Hold function
Press the brake peda
The Auto Hold function will display a
warning message with sound under certain
When the EPB is applied from Auto Hold,
a warning will sound and a message will
Parking brake automatically
When the convers
The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) prevents
the wheels from locking. So the
vehicle remains stable and can still be
ABS (or ESC) will not prevent accidents
due to improper or dangerous driving
maneuvers. Even though vehicle control
Sliding: Forward and Backward
Reclining: Back angle
Seat cushion height
Seat cushion tilt
Driver position memory system*
Seat back folding
If your vehicle is parked and the engine
is left on for a long period of time, the
engine will turn off automatically to help
reduce fuel consumption and prevent
accidents caused by carbon dioxide poisoning.