Groaning of parking brake

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CRA
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Groaning of parking brake

Post by CRA » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:07 am

When it is raining and I drive into my garage, stop the car and apply the parking brake there is a very load groaning sound as I exit the car. I have enquired at the Kia dealership and was told this is normal?!?!
They said it is the parking brake rubbing against the wheel?!? and I should park the car, leave it in Park and not apply the emergency parking brake.

I have owned more than 8 cars and been driving for almost 60 years and have never heard anything like this. My previous car was a Toyota Camry Hybrid (9 years). Everything else about the car I like- especially sitting higher than an ordinary sedan.

Can anyone tell me if this noise is normal or should I go back to the dealer and been more assertive about this problem. Thanks


Old Salt
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by Old Salt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:01 am

I'm guessing, after applying the parking brake, you get out of the car and the suspension eases and causes the rear wheels to slightly rotate. Try applying the parking brake a bit more firmly and see if you still get the same result? It could also mean the parking brake adjustment needs checking?
I had the same parking brake in a previous Santa Fe and Sorento and never had any issues..
David
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AlanW55
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by AlanW55 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:42 pm

I would agree with Old Salt, the wheel disc is turning slightly against the pads that are not pressed tightly enough. Press the pedal a bit harder. I'm intrigued to know the relevance of raining and driving into your garage. Does it not do it when it's dry and you park outside your garage?
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CRA
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by CRA » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:32 pm

No it seems to be a wet weather issue. Live in Vancouver Canada and we have just had the driest summer in over 50 years. It doesn't make the nouse if the wheels/pads/suspension are dry. Thx I will try putting the brakeon harder, but it's sunny again today!


CRA
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by CRA » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 pm

Well that seems to be the answer. Raining hard all day and when I parked the car I pushed really hard on the parking brake. Not so much as a whimper when I got out. Only happens when it is raining and the brakes/suspension are soaking wet. But nice to know the answer was this simple. Thx for the replies.


Old Salt
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by Old Salt » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 am

Glad to have offered some suggestions CRA.

David
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niroal
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by niroal » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:19 pm

When we get ours I’ll just have to remember the foot parking brake especially as our drive is quite steep.


h2onorth
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by h2onorth » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 am

Hi guys. I do not like this alternative to hand brake and avoid using it particularly at-home or in garage, just use the park gear option.
I am not sure if the parking brake uses the rear discs or has separate brake pads, but suspect its disc hence the noise.
My main complaint with this hideous foot device is you need to press so hard to hold the car on ANY slope that to release it again is a struggle, SO much harder than the handbrake option.
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niroal
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by niroal » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:15 pm

h2onorth wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 am
Hi guys. I do not like this alternative to hand brake and avoid using it particularly at-home or in garage, just use the park gear option.
I am not sure if the parking brake uses the rear discs or has separate brake pads, but suspect its disc hence the noise.
My main complaint with this hideous foot device is you need to press so hard to hold the car on ANY slope that to release it again is a struggle, SO much harder than the handbrake option.
h2onorth
Agreed, why did Kia do it? The Sportage has a normal handbrake....


Old Salt
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Re: Groaning of parking brake

Post by Old Salt » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:15 pm

I have had the foot parking brake on 2 previous Korean cars and got used to them. Oddly the manual gearbox version had the normal handbrake. My issue with the Niro is getting used to the foot parking brake, my previous Sorento had electronic parking brake with auto release on pulling away. Leaving the parking brake on, when you pull away in the Niro is a sure fired way of starting the engine. 😕
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