KIA Niro: Releasing EPB automatically (Kia Niro EV)

Operation

  1. Start the vehicle.
  2. Fasten the driver's seat belt.
  3.  Close the driver's door, hood and tailgate.
  4. When the vehicle is ON, depress the brake pedal and shift to R or D.
  5. Depress the accelerator pedal while the gear is in R, D or manual mode.

CAUTION

Do not drive your vehicle with the EPB applied. It may cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.

WARNING

  • Never allow a passenger, children, or animal to touch the Electronic Parking Brake.
  • Do not input any other objects around the Electronic Parking Brake. It may be operated unintentionally.

CAUTION

  • Whenever leaving the vehicle or parking, make sure the gear is shifted to P (Park) position, then apply the parking brake. Block the tires if necessary.
  • Electronic Parking Brake may not be released because it can freeze in winter.

    Do not use Electronic Parking Brake and shift the gear to P (Park), block the tires, and park the vehicle on the flat and safe road. If the Electronic Parking Brake is applied when you shift the gear to P (Park), release the Auto Hold and Electronic Parking Brake, and park the vehicle with the tires blocked.

  • When driving with the Electronic Parking Brake applied, brake system may be overheated, brake lines may be worn, and the Electronic Parking Brake may be damaged.
  • A click or electric brake motor whine sound may be heard while operating or releasing the Electronic Parking Brake.
  • If you hand over the vehicle to other people, make sure they understand how to use the Electronic Parking Brake for safety.
  • When the battery charge is not sufficient, Electronic Parking Brake may not be applied or released. In this case, connect to the auxiliary battery.

NOTICE

For the Middle East, EPB is released regardless of seat belt fastening.\

Do not follow these procedures when driving on a flat level ground. The vehicle may suddenly move forward:

  • For your safety, depress the brake pedal and release the parking brake manually with the EPB switch when you drive downhill or when Reversing the vehicle.
  • For your safety, you can engage the EPB even though the vehicle is in the OFF position, but you cannot release it.
  • If the parking brake warning light is still on even though the EPB has been released, have the system checked by a professional workshop. Kia recommends visiting an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

EPB warning message

Operating condition(s)

  • Attempting to drive off using the accelerator pedal with the EPB applied
  • Driver's seat belt is not fastened and the vehicle hood, driver's door or the tailgate is opened.
  • There is a problem with the vehicle
  • Conversion from AUTO HOLD to EPB is not working properly
  • EPB is applied while AUTO HOLD is activated due to Electronic Stability Control (ESC) signal

EPB malfunction indicator

EPB malfunction indicator

If the EPB malfunction indicator remains on, turns on while driving, or does not turn on when the vehicle is in the ON position, this indicates that the EPB may be malfunctioning.

Have your vehicle checked by a professional workshop as soon as possible. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

NOTICE

  • The EPB warning light may appear if the EPB switch operates abnormally.

    Shut the vehicle 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 a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

  • If the parking brake warning light does not appear or blinks even though the EPB switch was pulled up, the EPB is not applied.
  • 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 a professional workshop. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

Emergency braking with the EPB switch

Operation

  • Pull and hold the EPB switch up to engage the emergency brake.

WARNING

Do not operate the Electronic Parking Brake EPB while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation. Applying the EPB while the vehicle is moving at normal speeds can cause a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. If you must use the EPB to stop the vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.

NOTICE

During emergency braking by the EPB, the parking brake warning light will appear to indicate that the system is operating.

When the EPB does not release properly

Operation

  1. Load the vehicle on a flatbed tow truck.
  2. Take your vehicle to a professional workshop to check the system. Kia recommends visiting an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

WARNING

Do not operate the Electronic Parking Brake EPB while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation. Applying the EPB while the vehicle is moving at normal speeds can cause a sudden loss of control of the vehicle. If you must use the EPB to stop the vehicle, use great caution in applying the brake.

NOTICE

During emergency braking by the EPB, the parking brake warning light will appear to indicate that the system is operating.

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