Kia Forte: Maintenance / Parking brake

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual / Maintenance / 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 alone should securely hold the vehicle on a fairly steep grade. If the stroke is more or less than specified, have the parking brake adjusted by an authorized Kia dealer.

Stroke : 5~7 “clicks’’ at a force of 20 kg, 196 N (44 lbs).

Washer fluid
Checking the washer fluid level The reservoir is translucent so that you can check the level with a quick visual inspection. Check the fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir and add flu ...

Air cleaner
Filter replacement The air filter must be replaced when necessary, and should not be washed. While inspecting the air cleaner compartment, the air filter can be cleaned using compressed ai ...

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Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Service Manual: Mode Control Actuator


Description and operation Description The mode control actuator is located at the heater unit. It adjusts the position of the mode door by operating the mode control actuator based on the signal of the A/C control unit. Pressing the mode select switch makes the mode control actua ...

Kia Forte 2019-2020 (BD) Owners Manual: Seat belt precautions


Infant or small child Most countries have child restraint laws. You should be aware of the specific requirements in your country. Child and/or infant seats must be properly placed and installed in the rear seat. For more information about the use of these restraints, refer to “Child ...

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