Kia Sportage: Electronic parking brake (EPB) / EPB malfunction indicator

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic parking brake (EPB) / EPB malfunction indicator

This warning light illuminates if the engine start/stop button is changed to the ON position and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operation normally.

If the EPB malfunction indicator remains on, comes on while driving, or does not come on when the ignition switch or the engine start/stop button is changed to the ON position, this indicates that the EPB may have malfunctioned.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized Kia dealer as soon as possible.

The EPB malfunction indicator may illuminate when the ESC indicator comes on to indicate that the ESC is not working properly, but it does not indicate a malfunction of the EPB.

System warning
■ Type A ■ Type B If the EPB is applied while Auto Hold is activated because of ESC (Electronic Stability Control) signal, a warning will sound and a message will appear. ...

Emergency braking
If there is a problem with the brake pedal while driving, emergency braking is possible by pulling up and holding the EPB switch. Braking is possible only while you are holding the EPB switch. WA ...

Other information:

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Releasing the parking brake


To release the EPB (electronic parking brake), press the EPB switch while doing the following: Have the ignition switch or engine start/stop button in the ON position. Depress the brake pedal. The shift lever must be in P (Park). Make sure the brake warning light goes off. To release ...

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Owners Manual: Hill-start assist control (HAC)


A vehicle has the tendency to roll back on a steep hill when it starts to go after stopping. The Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the vehicle from rolling back by applying the brakes automatically for about 2 seconds. The brakes are released when the accelerator pedal is depressed or a ...

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