Engine/Chassis Features

Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold

What’s the Benefit?

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 Feature:

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.

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