The electric parking brake provides a higher level of ease and sophistication when operating the parking brake, while the automatic brake-hold feature helps ease the stress of driving in stop-and-go traffic.
The CR-V features an electric parking brake with automatic brake hold.
Instead of the traditional hand lever or foot pedal for the parking brake, CR-V owners can simply lift the electric parking brake switch to set the vehicle’s parking brake, and push the switch down to release the parking brake.
When activated, the automatic brake hold maintains braking pressure when the driver applies the brakes, such as in stop-and-go traffic, and releases the brakes when the driver applies the accelerator.
The CR-V’s electric parking brake can be set to engage automatically every time the ignition is turned off. Here’s how it’s done:
With the ignition ON and the shift lever in PARK, make sure the brake pedal is not depressed.
Pull up and release the parking-brake switch to engage the parking brake.
Pull up and hold the parking-brake switch until you hear a beeping sound, then release the switch.
Within 3 seconds, pull up and hold the switch again; when you hear two beeps, release the switch.
The parking brake is now set to engage automatically whenever the ignition is shut off.
To permanently deactivate the feature, repeat the above process; you’ll hear a single beep at the end to signify that the feature has been disabled.
When using a conveyor-type car wash, you will have to temporarily deactivate the automatic parking-brake function. To do this:
Bring the vehicle to a stop with the brake pedal and shift to NEUTRAL.
Turn off the ignition, and push the parking-brake switch down within 2 seconds.
The automatic activation will be suspended, and will be restored when the vehicle is restarted.