Hyundai Elantra Owners and Service Manuals

Hyundai Elantra: Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) / Releasing the parking brake

To release the EPB (Electronic Parking Brake), press the EPB switch in the following condition:

  • Place the ignition switch in the ON position.
  • Depress the brake pedal.

Make sure the Parking Brake Warning Light goes off.

To release EPB (Electronic Parking Brake) automatically:

• Intelligent variable transmission

1. Start the engine.

2. Fasten the driver’s seat belt.

3. Close the driver’s door, engine hood and trunk.

4. Depress the accelerator pedal while the shift lever is in R (Reverse) or D (Drive).

Make sure the Parking Brake Warning light goes off.


  • For your safety, you can engage the EPB even though the ignition switch is in the OFF position, 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.


  • • 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 HYUNDAI dealer.
  • • Do not drive your vehicle with the EPB applied. It may cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.

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

  • Requested by other systems
  • The driver turns the engine off while Auto Hold is operating.
  • The vehicle is parked on the slope and the Engine Start/Stop button is in the OFF position.
  • The Engine is turned off when the driver tries to park but the vehicle still moves a bit.

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