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Electric parking brake

Postby montermahan - October 18th, 2016, 1:28 pm

I always called what they removed as the emergency brake which can be used if the regular brakes fail. what happens, if anything, if you apply this while moving?
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby Charles - October 18th, 2016, 2:48 pm

I don't know. :?

If my local Ford dealer wasn't waist-deep in renovating their showroom, I would ask for you.
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Electric parking brake

Postby AusEscape - October 22nd, 2016, 5:05 pm

Try it on a dirt road or wet grass would be good. I'm curious.
I have an 05 so I can't try it.
I have friends with newer cars that have them and I have wondered.
I guess it's just on and off so it might be a sudden stop. Lol.
It would answer the question for many. Give it a go.
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby MadMax - October 22nd, 2016, 6:32 pm

I'm not sure either, but I highly doubt if it works while the car is in motion. Think of the lawsuits. The "E" in E-brake stands for electronic and not emergency
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby AusEscape - October 23rd, 2016, 1:29 am

MadMax wrote:I'm not sure either, but I highly doubt if it works while the car is in motion. Think of the lawsuits. The "E" in E-brake stands for electronic and not emergency


That's no fun.
There goes any stunt driving.
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby MadMax - October 23rd, 2016, 8:50 am

AusEscape wrote:
MadMax wrote:I'm not sure either, but I highly doubt if it works while the car is in motion. Think of the lawsuits. The "E" in E-brake stands for electronic and not emergency


That's no fun.
There goes any stunt driving.


Yeah, that's a common complaint about E-brakes
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby Charles - October 24th, 2016, 12:01 pm

I went by my local Ford dealer and asked that question. The opinion of the service advisor who I normally deal with is you can not.

He mentioned that Lexis had electric parking brakes since 2013, Toyota since 2014. None of those can be activated while driving.
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby montermahan - October 24th, 2016, 12:35 pm

I'm sure that is the case, and I would guess, the master cyl has individual forward and rear braking so if one quits, the other is still there.
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Re: Electric parking brake

Postby montermahan - October 26th, 2016, 1:22 pm

After more reading, I found this---

"If you apply the electric parking brake when your vehicle is moving, the brake system warning lamp will illuminate and a warning chime will sound. See Information Displays (page 89). If your vehicle speed is above 4 mph (6 km/h), the braking force is applied as long as the switch is pulled. Releasing or pressing the switch or pressing the accelerator pedal will stop the braking force".


Now I know it can still function as an emergency brake. MM
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