Checking brake fluid level Check the fluid level in the reservoir periodically.
The fluid level should be between MAX and MIN marks on the side of the reservoir.
Before removing the reservoir cap and adding brake fluid, clean the area around the reservoir cap thoroughly to prevent brake fluid contamination.
If your vehicle is equipped with a manual transaxle, brake fluid is used as clutch fluid.
If the level is low, add fluid to the MAX level. The level will fall with accumulated mileage. This is a normal condition associated with the wear of the brake linings.
If the fluid level is excessively low, have the brake system checked by an authorized Kia dealer.
Use only the specified brake fluid. (Refer
to вЂњRecommended LubricantsвЂќ later in
Never mix different types of fluid.
WARNING - Loss of brake
In the event the brake system requires frequent additions of fluid, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized Kia dealer.
WARNING - Brake fluid When changing and adding brake fluid, handle it carefully. Do not let it come in contact with your eyes. If brake fluid should come in contact with your eyes, immediately flush them with a large quantity of fresh tap water. Have your eyes examined by a doctor as soon as possible.
Do not allow brake fluid to contact the vehicle's body paint, as paint damage will result. Brake fluid, which has been exposed to open air for an extended time should never be used as its quality cannot be guaranteed. It should be thrown out. Don't put in the wrong kind of fluid.
A few drops of mineral-based oil, such as engine oil, in your brake/clutch system can damage brake/clutch system parts.
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Power steering fluid
Checking the power steering fluid level With the vehicle on level ground, check the fluid level in the power steering reservoir periodically. The fluid should be between MAX and MIN marks on th ...