Kia Optima: Maintenance / Parking brake

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Maintenance / Parking brake

Checking the parking brake

Check whether the stroke is within specification when the parking brake pedal is pressed with 30 kg (66 lb, 294 N) of force. Also, the parking brake alone should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by an authorized Kia dealer.

Stroke : 6~7 notch

Washer fluid
Checking the washer fluid level The reservoir is translucent so that you can check the level with a quick visual inspection. Check the fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir and add fluid if ...

Air cleaner
Filter replacement The air filter must be replaced when necessary, and should not be washed. While inspecting the air clear element, the air filter can be cleaned using compressed air. 1. Pul ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual: Parking brake – Foot type


Applying the parking brake To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and then depress the parking brake pedal down as far as possible. CAUTION - Parking brake Driving with the parking brake applied will cause excessive brake pad (or lining) and brake rotor wear. Releasing the ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual: Rear Assist Armature


Repair procedures Removal 1. Disconnect the (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the rear wheel and tire. (Refer to Tires/Wheels - "Wheel") 3. Loosen the bolt and nut and then remove the rear assist arm (A). ...

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