Brake/clutch fluid

Checking the brake/clutch* fluid


Checking the brake/clutch* 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/clutch* fluid, clean the area around the reservoir cap thoroughly to prevent brake/clutch* fluid contamination.

* if equipped
level. The level will fall with accumulated mileage. This is a normal condition associated with the wear of the brake linings and/or clutch disc (if equipped). If the fluid level is excessively low, have the brake/clutch* system checked by an authorized KIA dealer.

Use only the specified brake/clutch* fluid.

(Refer to “Recommended lubricants and capacities” in section 8.) Never mix different types of fluid.

WARNING - Loss of
brake/clutch* fluid
In the event the brake/clutch* system requires frequent additions of fluid, the vehicle should be inspected by an authorized KIA dealer.

WARNING - Brake/clutch* fluid
When changing and adding brake/clutch* fluid, handle it carefully.

Do not let it come in contact with your eyes. If brake/clutch* 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.

CAUTION
Do not allow brake/clutch* fluid to contact the vehicle's body paint, as paint damage will result.

Brake/clutch* 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 disposed of properly.

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.

    See also:

    Parking brake
    Checking the parking brake Check the stroke of the parking brake by counting the number of “clicks’’ heard while fully applying it from the released position. Also, the parking brake alon ...

    Overloading
    CAUTION - Vehicle weight The gross axle weight rating (GAWR) and the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) for your vehicle are on the manufacturer's label attached to the driver's door. Exceeding ...

    Fine-tuning an already competitive Ride & Handling package
    When they developed the original Kia cee'd, Kia's European chassis engineers based in Germany were determined to ensure that the newcomer was among the 'segment-best' for ride and handling - targe ...