Kia Sportage: Disc brakes wear indicator - Power brakes - Brake system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Sportage SL Owners ManualKia Sportage: Disc brakes wear indicator

Third generation SL (2010–2016) / Kia Sportage SL Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Power brakes / Disc brakes wear indicator

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

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.

CAUTION - Replace brake pads

Do not continue to drive with worn brake pads. Continuing to drive with worn brake pads can damage the braking system and result in costly brake repairs.

Always replace the front or rear brake pads as pairs.

WARNING - Brake wear

Avoid applying the parking brake to stop the vehicle while it is moving except in an emergency situation.

Using the parking brake in such a manner will eventually lose braking performance, which could lead to a serious accident.

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