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

Х To set the parking brake, pull the parking brake handle fully and firmly upward

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 release

Х To release the parking brake, pull the handle up slightly and push the release button. Then lower the handle to the released position while holding the button in.

WARNING WARNING

To prevent unintentional movement when stopped and leaving the vehicle, do not use the gearshift lever in place of the parking brake. Set the parking brake AND make sure the gearshift lever is securely positioned in 1st (First) gear or R (Reverse) for manual transaxle equipped vehicles and in P (Park) for automatic transaxle equipped vehicles.

Check the brake warning light each time you start the engine. This warning light

Check the brake warning light each time you start the engine. This warning light will be illuminated when the engine is running and the parking brake is set.

Before driving, be sure the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off.

If the brake warning light remains on after the parking brake is released, there may be a malfunction in the brake system. Immediate attention is necessary.

If at all possible, cease driving the vehicle immediately. If that is not possible, use extreme caution while operating the vehicle and only continue to drive the vehicle until you reach the first safe location or repair shop.

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