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So I have a 14 cadenza sxl with 36,000 miles on it. The other day I parked and turned on the parking brake, when I came back the car's rear brakes would not budge and the epb and auto hold lights were on in orange. I took the car to a Kia dealership and they said aftermarket brake pads caused this to happen (even though I never changed the brake pads). I bought the car from Carmax with only 6k miles so I doubt they changed the pads and if they did why would it act up now
 

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the parking brake shoes inside the hub of the router, and they press out like an old fashioned drum brake? in that the Parking brake doesn't operate off the existing hydraulic caliper to the pads on the rotor..

if that's the case, what the **** smoke are they blowing up your A$$???
 

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Mad max is correct parking brake pads are not disc brakes there drum brakes.
If the parking brake hadn't been going on for some time, with winter driving
they can start to stick in place. Brake cleaner sprayed in the back drum may help
clean them. What ever you do, don't get any lube on the drums or shoes of the parking
brake . After winter driving ( years ago) I used to have to put some lube on the pivot points
on the older drum brakes, or they would make noises, clacks or squeaks.
 

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If that's what the dealership told you, then I would find another dealership. Because that may be the biggest load of BS I've seen on a forum coming from a dealership experience. Now that said, as Gene pointed out, if this is an environmental issue, rust, salt buildup, dirt, it may NOT be a warrantee repair. Now it's also possible it's not environmental, either bad parts, or since it sounds like you have the electric parking brake, it could be a sensor or sending unit (electronic) problem. But in the long run this is likely something dirty or built up inside the assembly. Now some dealerships may be able to determine this as a warrantee issue, especially if it's a broken seal or something else manufacture related that caused the buildup or rust inside there, so working with a good service advisor, you can sometimes get this stuff covered, even at 36000 miles.
 

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Haven't been on here in a while and just saw your post. I have the same car with that same issue at similar mileage. It was due to a bad parking brake switch that dealership fixed under warranty. I don't believe the theory your dealership gave you either.
 

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I have a 2014 Cadenza XLS with80,000 miles. Just had new tires, pads, and rotors turned a week ago. Thedealership performed these services and used all Kia parts. I attempted toleave the office and my rear brakeswould not release and the EPB auto hold lights came on. However, theissue was only on one side. I was on a gravelparking lot so I was dragging one tire. Engaging and disengaging the parkingbrake I could only hear one of the parking brake motors. It was the weekend andI was not in the mood. After calling the dealership and they told me to do all the stuff I had alreadytried, I drove/dragged over to the asphalt and gave it the gas.Since only one side was engaged, I was able to drive it till the pad wasworn down. Of course, two miles down the road when I stopped at thetraffic light it was smoking. This only happened a week ago, so I haven't had achance to take it back to the dealership.
 
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