Hyundai Tucson Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Tucson: Braking System / Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)

Applying the 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 may be longer than normal.


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 may damage the brake system and cause a collision.


During emergency braking, the Parking Brake warning light illuminates and you may hear a clicking noise.


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

Releasing the parking brake

To release EPB (Electronic Parking Brake):

1. Move the ignition switch to ON or START.

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) or in N (Neutral)

With the engine running, depress the brake pedal and shift out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) to R (Reverse) or D (Drive). Make sure the doors, hood, and liftgate are closed and the seat belt is fastened.


  • You can engage EPB even though the ignition switch is in the LOCK/ OFF position (only if battery power is available), but you cannot release it.
  • Depress the brake pedal and release the parking brake manually with the EPB switch before you drive downhill or when backing up.


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