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Brakes click when the peddle is pressed while on and in park

When the kia is in park and the engine is one, any pressure on the brake peddle causes a clicking noise once. I can press the peddle down any amount without additional sounds but the moment i fully release the peddle there is another click. There are no noises while in drive or reverse and I did not notice any reduced ability in the brakes

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IF IT ONLY MAKES THE NOISE IN PARK THEN IT'S FINE ITS THE SWITCH THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SHIFT INTO GEAR

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

Testimonial: "That makes perfect sense in hindsight, as I could have sworn the clicking was coming from the shifter. I don't know why it has started making the noise now but it gives me no end of peace of mind to know its harmless."

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