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Hyundai Tucson: Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Braking system / Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

Applying the parking brake

To apply EPB (Electronic Parking Brake):

To apply EPB (Electronic Parking Brake):

  1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
  2. Pull up the EPB switch.

Make sure the Parking Brake warning light comes on.

EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) may be automatically applied when:

  • Requested by other systems
  • The driver turns the vehicle off while Auto Hold is operating.

Emergency braking

If there is a problem with the brake pedal while driving, emergency braking is possible by pulling up and holding the EPB switch. Braking is possible only while you are holding the EPB switch.

However, braking distance will be longer than normal.

WARNING

To reduce the risk of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH, do not operate the EPB while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation. It could damage the brake system and lead to an accident.

Information

During emergency braking, the Parking Brake warning light will illuminate to indicate that the system is operating.

NOTICE

If you continuously notice a noise or burning smell when the EPB is used for emergency braking, we recommend that you have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Releasing the parking brake

To release EPB (Electronic Parking

To release EPB (Electronic Parking Brake):

  1. Press the Engine Start/Stop button to the ON or START position.
  2.  Press the EPB switch while depressing the brake pedal.

Make sure the Parking Brake warning light goes off.

To release EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) automatically:

  • Gear in P (Park)

With the engine running depress the brake pedal and shift out of P (Park) to R (Reverse) or D (Drive).

  • Gear in N (Neutral)

With the engine running depress the brake pedal and shift out of N (Neutral) to R (Reverse) or D (Drive).

  • Satisfy the following conditions
  1. Ensure the doors, hood and liftgate are closed.
  2.  With the engine running, depress the brake pedal and shift out of P (Park) to R (Reverse), D (Drive) or Manual shift mode.
  3.  Depress the accelerator pedal.

    Make sure the Parking Brake warning light goes off.

Information

  • For your safety, you can engage EPB even though the Engine Stop/Start button is in the OFF position (only if battery power is available), but you cannot release it.
  • For your safety, depress the brake pedal and release the parking brake manually with the EPB switch when you drive downhill or when backing up the vehicle.

NOTICE

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

Warning messages

To release EPB, close the doors, hood and

To release EPB, close the doors, hood and liftgate and fasten the seatbelt

  • If you try to drive with EPB applied, a warning will sound and a message will appear.
  • If the driver's seat belt is unfastened and the engine hood or liftgate 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 situation occurs, depress the brake pedal and release EPB by pressing the EPB switch.

WARNING

  • Whenever leaving the vehicle or parking, always come to a complete stop and continue to depress the brake pedal.

    Shift the gear into P (Park), pull up the EPB switch, and press the Engine Start/Stop button to the OFF position. Take the Key with you when leaving the vehicle.

    Vehicles not fully engaged in P (Park) with the parking brake set are at risk for moving inadvertently and causing injury to yourself or others.

  • NEVER allow anyone who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the EPB switch. If EPB is released unintentionally, serious injury may occur.
  • Only release EPB when you are seated inside the vehicle with your foot firmly on the brake pedal.

NOTICE

  • Do not apply the accelerator pedal while the parking brake is engaged.

    If you depress the accelerator pedal with EPB engaged, a warning will sound and a message will appear.

    Damage to the parking brake may occur.

  • Driving with the parking brake on can overheat the braking system and cause premature wear or damage to brake parts. Make sure EPB is released and the Parking Brake warning light is off before driving.

Information

  • A clicking sound may be heard while operating or releasing the EPB. These conditions are normal and indicate that EPB is functioning properly.
  • When leaving your keys with a parking attendant or assistant, make sure to inform him/her how to operate EPB.

AUTO HOLD turning Off! Press brake pedal /Turning off AUTO HOLD. Press brake pedal

When the conversion from Auto Hold to

When the conversion from Auto Hold to EPB is not working properly a warning will sound and a message will appear.

Parking brake automatically engaged / Parking brake automatically applied

When EPB is applied while Auto Hold

When EPB is applied while Auto Hold is activated, a warning will sound and a message will appear.

EPB malfunction

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) warning light illuminates if the Engine Start/Stop button is pressed to the ON position and goes off in approximately 3 seconds if the system is operating normally.

If the EPB warning light remains on, comes on while driving, or does not come on when the Engine Start/Stop button is pressed to the ON position, this indicates that the EPB may have malfunctioned.

If this occurs, we recommend that you have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

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

NOTICE

  • If the EPB warning light is still on, we recommend that you have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.
  • If the Parking Brake warning light does not illuminate or blinks even though the EPB switch was pulled up, EPB may not be applied.
  • If the Parking Brake warning light blinks when the EPB warning light is on, press the switch, and then pull it up. Repeat this one more time.

    If the EPB warning does not go off, we recommend that you have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Parking brake warning light

Parking Brake Check the Parking Brake warning light by pressing the Engine Stop/Start button to the ON position.

This light will be illuminated when the parking brake is applied with the Engine Stop/Start button in the START or ON position.

Before driving, be sure the parking brake is released and the Parking Brake warning light is OFF.

If the Parking Brake warning light remains on after the parking brake is released while the engine is running, there may be a malfunction in the brake system. Immediate attention is necessary.

If at all possible, cease driving the vehicle immediately. If that is not possible, use extreme caution while operating the vehicle and only continue to drive the vehicle until you can reach a safe location.

Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) Malfunction

If the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) does not release normally, DO NOT DRIVE THE VEHICLE. Have your vehicle inspected at an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

It is recommended to have your vehicle towed on a flatbed tow truck if the EPB malfunction occurs.

Auto Hold

Auto Hold maintains the vehicle in a standstill even though the brake pedal is not depressed after the driver brings the vehicle to a complete stop by depressing the brake pedal.

To apply:

  1. With the driver's door, engine hood and liftgate (vehicle equipped with shift button) closed, then press the AUTO HOLD switch. The white AUTO HOLD indicator will come on and the system will be in the standby position.
  2. When you stop the vehicle completely by depressing the brake pedal, Auto Hold maintains the brake pressure to hold the vehicle stationary. The indicator changes from white to green.
  3.  The vehicle will remain stationary even if you release the brake pedal.
  4. If EPB is applied, Auto Hold will be released.

To release:

To release:

  • If you depress the accelerator pedal with the gear in D (Drive) or Manual shift mode or R (vehicle equipped with shift button), the Auto Hold will be released automatically and the vehicle will start to move. The AUTO HOLD indicator changes from green to white.
  • If the vehicle is restarted using the +/- switch operation while Auto Hold and Smart Cruise Control or Highway Driving Assist is operating, Auto Hold will be released regardless of accelerator pedal operation. The AUTO HOLD indicator changes from green to white.

WARNING

When Auto Hold is automatically released by depressing the accelerator pedal, always take a look around your vehicle.

Slowly depress the accelerator pedal for a smooth start.

To cancel:

  1. Depress and hold the brake pedal.
  2.  Press the AUTO HOLD switch.

The AUTO HOLD indicator will turn off.

WARNING

To prevent, unexpected and sudden vehicle movement, ALWAYS press your foot on the brake pedal to cancel the Auto Hold before you:

  • Drive downhill.
  •  Drive the vehicle in R (Reverse).

    (vehicle equipped with shift button)

  •  Park the vehicle.

Information

The Auto Hold does not operate when:

  • The driver's door is opened
  • The engine hood is opened
  • The liftgate is opened (vehicle equipped with shift button)
  • The gear is in P (Park)
  • EPB is applied

For your safety, the Auto Hold automatically switches to EPB when:

  • The driver's door is opened
  • The engine hood is opened
  • The vehicle is in a standstill for more than 10 minutes
  • The vehicle is standing on a steep slope
  • The vehicle moved several times
  •  The liftgate is opened

In these cases, the Parking Brake warning light comes on, the AUTO HOLD indicator changes from green to white, and a warning sound and a message will appear to inform you that EPB has been automatically engaged.

Before driving off again, depress the brake pedal, check the surrounding area near your vehicle and release the parking brake manually with the EPB switch.

  • While operating Auto Hold, you may hear mechanical noise. However, it is normal operating noise.

NOTICE

If the AUTO HOLD indicator changes to yellow, Auto Hold is not working properly. We recommend that you contact an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

WARNING

  • Depress the accelerator pedal slowly when you start the vehicle.
  • For your safety, cancel Auto Hold when you drive downhill, back up the vehicle or park the vehicle.

NOTICE

If there is a malfunction with the driver's door or engine hood open detection system, Auto Hold may not work properly.

We recommend that you contact an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Warning messages

Parking brake automatically engaged / Parking brake automatically applied

When EPB is applied while Auto Hold

When EPB is applied while Auto Hold is activated, a warning will sound and a message will appear.

Press brake pedal to deactivate AUTO HOLD

If you did not apply the brake pedal when

If you did not apply the brake pedal when you release Auto Hold by pressing the AUTO HOLD switch, a warning will sound and a message will appear.

AUTO HOLD conditions not met. Close door, hood and liftgate

When you press the AUTO HOLD switch,

When you press the AUTO HOLD switch, if the driver's door and engine hood are not closed, a warning will sound and a message will appear on the cluster LCD display.

Press the AUTO HOLD switch after closing the driver's door and hood.

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