Kia Sportage Handbrake Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 09/16/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Sportage is a great looking SUV with a great deal of space inside. This SUV is not just an ordinary SUV, it is a great looking SUV with a lot of luxury features. People adore it because of its great features and style. The Kia Sportage has become one of the most popular SUVs in the market. Its popularity is not just because of its great features but also because of its very low price.

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The Kia Sportage has a lot of features that people love to have. The most popular feature of this SUV is the sportage handbrake system. This handbrake system is used for a better stopping power when you are parking your car. If you notice that this handbrake system is not working, then you will have to check out what might be wrong with it and how to fix it immediately. This article will help you with that!

Common Kia Sportage Handbrake Issues

Problems can occur when switches or wires between the actuator and the EPB become short, or if the actuator or the actuator becomes very resistive. Failures of the electrical system caused by problems like low system voltage or an open fuse can cause the parking brake to malfunction.

Some of the faults will cause the onboard computer to give you a trouble code, indicating that there is a fault with the EPB, or the vehicle will display a message indicating that there is a fault. This tool will help you determine the cause of the problem.

If the problem is caused by a faulty actuator or module, you will need to get a new one from your dealer. These electronic parts are relatively new; they are not widely available yet. Many spare parts stores now stock these parts, but as time goes by, more and more auto shops will stock them.

Preventing Kia Sportage Handbrake Issues

Watch out for corrosion

Corrosion is a very common cause for handbrake issues. This is because water and dirt cause brakes to become corroded. It may cause your parking brake to fail. A broken brake cable can cause a number of problems. Parking brakes can fail or brake pads can become stuck on the brake disc. If you keep pulling down on your brake pedal too hard, the brakes will eventually stick against the drum brake walls.

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If you regularly use your brake system, you can easily try to prevent this from happening. Regular usage of your brakes can prevent corrosion and, in turn, cause the parking brakes to work smoothly.

Be gentle with the handbrake

Pulling on the parking brake pedal too harshly can cause it to stop working, so it is recommended that you treat it gently and not strength-test it. If the parking brake gets stuck, you may need to try setting the brake and then release the pedal a couple of times to see if that releases the brake, or you may need to try pulling the parking brake cable under the car or rocking the steering column. If you are not confident enough to get under your car or if you are not sure how to do it safely, call your car mechanic.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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