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Hyundai Equus: Electric parking brake (EPB) - Brake system - Driving your vehicle - Hyundai Equus 2009-2019 Owners ManualHyundai Equus: Electric parking brake (EPB)

Applying the parking brake

To engage the parking brake, first apply the brake pedal and then pull the EPB


To engage the parking brake, first apply the brake pedal and then pull the EPB switch. Make sure that the brake warning light comes on.

WARNING

Do not operate the parking brake while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation. It could damage the brake system and lead to an accident.

Releasing the parking brake

To release the EPB (electric parking brake), press the EPB switch in the following


To release the EPB (electric parking brake), press the EPB switch in the following condition:

  • Set the Engine Start/Stop Button in the ON position.
  • Depress the brake pedal Make sure the brake warning light goes off.

To release EPB (electric parking brake) automatically:

  • Shift lever in P (Park) With the engine running depress the brake pedal and shift out of P (Park) to R (Rear), N (Neutral) or D (Drive).
  • Shift lever in N (Neutral) With the engine running depress the brake pedal and shift out of N (Neutral) to R (Rear) or D (Drive).
  • Depress the accelerator pedal satisfying the following conditions.

1. Engine running
2. Driver's seat belt fastened
3. Driver's door, engine hood and trunk closed
4. Shift lever in R (Rear), D (Drive) or M (Mode)

Make sure the brake warning light goes off.

✽ NOTICE

  • For your safety, you can engage the EPB even though the Engine Start/Stop Button is in the OFF position, but you cannot release it.
  • For your safety, press the foot brake and release the parking brake manually with EPB switch when you drive downhill or back up the vehicle.

CAUTION

  • If the parking brake warning light is still on even though the EPB has been released, we recommend that the system be checked by an authorized EQUUS dealer.
  • Do not drive your vehicle with the EPB applied. It may cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.

EPB (electric parking brake) may be automatically applied when:

  • Requested by other systems
  • The engine is turned off with the EPB applied


  • If you try to drive off depressing the accelerator pedal with the EPB applied, but doesn't release automatically, a warning will sound and a message will appear.
  • If the driver's seat belt is not fastened and the engine hood in [D] gear or trunk in [R] gear is opened, a warning will sound and a message will appear.
  • If there is a problem with the vehicle, a warning may sound and a message may appear.

If the above situation occurs, depress the brake pedal and release EPB by pressing the EPB switch.

WARNING

  • To prevent unintentional movement when stopped and leaving the vehicle, do not use the shift lever in place of the parking brake. Set the parking brake and make sure the shift lever is securely positioned in P (Park).
  • Never allow anyone who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the EPB switch. If the EPB is released unintentionally, serious injury may occur.
  • All vehicles should always have the parking brake fully engaged when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the car which can injure occupants or pedestrians.

CAUTION

  • A click sound may be heard while operating or releasing the EPB. These conditions are normal and indicate that the EPB is functioning properly.
  • When leaving your keys with a parking lot attendant or valet, make sure to inform him/her how to operate the EPB.
  • The EPB may malfunction if you drive with the EPB applied.
  • When you automatically release EPB by depressing the accelerator pedal, depress it slowly.

EPB malfunction indicator

This warning light illuminates if the Engine Start/Stop Button is turned to the


This warning light illuminates if the Engine Start/Stop Button is turned to the ON position and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.

If the EPB malfunction indicator remains on, comes on while driving, or does not come on when the Engine Start/Stop Button is turned to the ON position, this indicates that the EPB may have malfunctioned.

If this occurs, have your vehicle checked by an authorized EQUUS dealer as soon as possible.

The EPB malfunction indicator may illuminate when the ESC indicator comes on to indicate that the ESC is not working properly, but it does not indicate a malfunction of the EPB.

CAUTION

  • The EPB warning light may illuminate if the EPB switch operates abnormally. Shut the engine off and turn it on again after a few minutes. The warning light will go off and the EPB switch will operate normally. However, if the EPB warning light is still on, we recommend that the system be checked by an authorized EQUUS dealer.
  • If the parking brake warning light does not illuminate or blinks even though the EPB switch was pulled up, the EPB is not applied.
  • If the parking brake warning light blinks when the EPB warning light is on, press the switch, then pull it up. Once more press it back to its original position and pull it back up. If the EPB warning does not go off, we recommend that the system be checked by an authorized EQUUS dealer.
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