Kia Optima: Disc Brake Wear Indicators - Brake System - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Disc Brake Wear Indicators

Your vehicle has disc brakes.

When your front brake pads are worn and itТs time for new pads, you will hear a high-pitched warning sound from your front brakes. You may hear this sound come and go or it may occur whenever you depress the brake pedal.

WARNING - Brake Wear WARNING - Brake Wear

This brake wear warning sound means your vehicle needs service. If you ignore this audible warning, you will eventually lose braking performance, which could lead to a serious accident.

✽ NOTICE

To avoid costly brake repairs, do not continue to drive with worn brake pads. Always replace brake pads or linings as a complete front or rear axle sets.

Please remember that some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when you first apply (or lightly apply) the brakes. This is normal and does not indicate a problem with your brakes.

In the Event of Brake Failure
If the service brakes should fail to operate while the vehicle is in motion, you can make an emergency stop with the parking brake. The stopping distance, however, will be much greater than normal ...

Parking Brake
Х To set the parking brake, pull the parking brake handle fully and firmly upward while applying the service brake. Х To release the parking brake, pull the handle up slightly and push the rele ...

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