I’m working on a review and a recipe inspired by the 2012 Kia Sorento and I’m thinking about cooking up something Asian for a little Kung Fu power. According to Kia, the Kia Sorento inspires moms to get in the kitchen and creatively come up with recipes. “Our research shows that every month more than five million people who are current and prospective Kia Sorento drivers search online for new recipes they can prepare for their family.” So I’m going to start working on that recipe this week. But I have a quick story to share!
While I was reviewing the car, on the first day of my review my husband parked the 2012 Kia Sorento on the street and used the emergency break. We’re on a hill, it’s a natural thing to do. I had to run to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription and got in the car and couldn’t figure out how to get the emergency break unlocked.
I pushed it in and it wouldn’t pop out. I pushed again and again and it wouldn’t come out. So I thought to myself, some cars have a pull tab that you pull on the dash. I looked and looked and no tab, I found a piece of plastic that I was pretty sure was not the break and I pulled it anyway and it popped right off the dash. I was flustered and quickly reattached the plastic piece and continued to figure out how to get the parking break out. I looked directly at the parking break and it said, push on/off. So I pushed it again and it still would not budge.
My next door neighbor owns a 2011 Kia Sorento and he walked by. I was so embarrassed to have to do this but I needed to get to the pharmacy so I sucked in all my pride and got out and asked him how to get the break out. Of course he looked at me like are you serious? But he kindly said it should just pop out after you push it and I said it’s not working. He asked me if I wanted him to try it and I told him yes so he got in and it wouldn’t pop out for him either. He tried a few times and told me it didn’t have any tension like his did. Then he asked me to come over and check his out. So he went into his house opened up his garage door and we tried his out. First he did it to make sure it would work or to show me how and then I tried it. It’s a simple push to turn it on and off. HMMMMM
Now I had to go tell my husband that the car break was broken and I wasn’t sure what to do. He came out and pushed it and it still wouldn’t budge so my husband FORCED the break to come up by pushing the break out with his food (out instead of down). It was unlocked. I took the Kia Sorento to the pharmacy and when I got there the police were there questioning everyone because the pharmacy had been held up. My heart started pounding and I realized that the break fiasco kept me from being part of the hold up. From that point on we had no problems with the 2012 Kia Sorento’s emergency break. It works just fine! God kept me safe, I know that without a doubt in my mind.