Hyundai Elantra Owners Manual

Parking brake
Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Parking brake

Applying the parking brake

Hyundai Elantra: Parking brake. To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and then pull up the

To engage the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and then pull up the parking brake lever as far as possible without pressing the release button.

In addition it is recommended that when parking the vehicle on an incline, the shift lever should be in the appropriate low gear on manual transaxle vehicles or in the P (Park) position on automatic transaxle vehicles.

Hyundai Elantra: Parking brake. Driving with the parking brake applied will cause excessive brake pad and brake CAUTION

Driving with the parking brake applied will cause excessive brake pad and brake rotor wear.

Do not operate the parking brake while the vehicle is moving except in an emergency situation. It could damage the vehicle system and make endanger driving safety.

Releasing the parking brake

Hyundai Elantra: Parking brake. To release the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and pull up the parking

To release the parking brake, first apply the foot brake and pull up the parking brake lever slightly. Secondly press the release button (1) and lower the parking brake lever (2) while holding the button. If the parking brake does not release or does not release all the way, have the system checked by an authorized HYUNDAI dealer.

Hyundai Elantra: Parking brake. WARNING

  • To prevent unintentional movement when stopped and leaving the vehicle, do not use the gearshift lever in place of the parking brake. Set the parking brake AND make sure the gearshift lever is securely positioned in 1st (First) gear or R (Reverse) for manual transaxle equipped vehicles and in P (Park) for automatic transaxle equipped vehicles.
  • Never allow anyone who is unfamiliar with the vehicle to touch the parking brake. If the parking brake is released unintentionally, serious injury may occur.
  • All vehicles should always have the parking brake fully engaged when parking to avoid inadvertent movement of the vehicle which can injure occupants or pedestrians.

Hyundai Elantra: Parking brake. Check the brake warning light by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start

Check the brake warning light by turning the ignition switch ON (do not start the engine). This light will be illuminated when the parking brake is applied with the ignition switch in the START or ON position. Before driving, be sure the parking brake is fully released and the brake warning light is off.

If the brake warning light remains on after the parking brake is released while the engine is running, there may be a malfunction in the brake system. Immediate attention is necessary.

If at all possible, cease driving the vehicle immediately. If that is not possible, use extreme caution while operating the vehicle and only continue to drive the vehicle until you can reach a safe location or repair shop.


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