Kia Optima: Parking Brake and Brake Fluid Warning
Parking Brake Warning
This light comes ON when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position. The warning light should go off when the parking brake is released.
Low Brake Fluid Level Warning
If the warning light remains ON when the parking brake is released, it may indicate that the brake fluid level in the reservoir is low. If the warning light remains ON:
1. Drive to the nearest safe location and carefully stop your vehicle.
2. With the engine stopped, check the brake fluid level immediately and add fluid as required. All brake components should also be checked immediately for fluid leaks.
3. If leaks are found, if the warning light remains on, or if the brakes do not operate properly, do not drive the vehicle. Have it towed to an Authorized Kia Dealer or other competent repair shop for a brake system inspection and necessary repairs.
WARNING - Brake Warning Lights
Driving the vehicle with a warning light ON is dangerous. If the brake warning light remains ON, have the brakes checked and repaired immediately.
To check bulb operation, the warning light illuminates when the ignition switch is in the ON position.