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Toyota Corolla: Driving procedures / Electric parking brake

The parking brake can be set or released automatically or manually.

In automatic mode, the parking brake can be set or released automatically. Also, even in automatic mode, the parking brake can be set or released manually.

Operating instructions

■ Using the manual mode

The parking brake can be set and released manually.

Toyota Corolla. Electric parking brake

A - U.S.A.

B - Canada

1 Pull the switch to set the parking brake

The parking brake indicator and parking brake light will turn on.

Pull and hold the parking brake switch if an emergency occurs and it is necessary to operate the parking brake while driving.

2 Push the switch to release the parking brake

  • Operate the parking brake switch while depressing the brake pedal.
  • Using the parking brake automatic release function, the parking brake can be released by depressing the accelerator pedal. When using this function, slowly depress the accelerator pedal.

Make sure that the parking brake indicator and parking brake light turn off.

■ Turning automatic mode on

While the vehicle is stopped, pull and hold the parking brake switch until a message A is shown on the multi-information display (vehicles with a continuously variable transmission) or auto EPB OFF indicator B turn off (vehicles with a manual transmission)

Toyota Corolla. Electric parking brake

When the automatic mode is turned on, the parking brake operates as follows.

► Vehicles with a continuously variable transmission

  • When the shift lever is moved out of P, the parking brake will be released, and the parking brake indicator and parking brake light will turn off.
  • When the shift lever is moved into P, the parking brake will be set, and the parking brake indicator and parking brake light will turn on.

Operate the shift lever with the vehicle stopped and the brake pedal depressed.

The parking brake may not operate automatically if the shift lever is moved quickly.

In this case, it is necessary to operate the parking brake switch.

► Vehicles with a manual transmission

When the engine is off, the parking brake will be set, and the parking brake indicator and parking brake light turn on.

■ Turning automatic mode off

While the vehicle is stopped and depressing the brake pedal, press and hold the parking brake switch until a message A is shown on the multi-information display (vehicles with a continuously variable transmission) or auto EPB OFF indicator B comes on (vehicles with a manual transmission)

Toyota Corolla. Electric parking brake

■Parking brake operation

  • When the engine switch is not in ON, the parking brake cannot be released using the parking brake switch.
  • When the engine switch is not in ON, automatic mode (automatic brake setting and releasing [vehicles with a continuously variable transmission]) is not available.

■Parking brake automatic release function

The parking brake is automatically released when slowly depress the accelerator pedal.

The parking brake will be released automatically under the following conditions:

  • The driver’s door is closed
  • The driver is wearing the seat belt
  • The shift lever is a forward or reverse position.
  • The malfunction indicator lamp or brake system warning light is not illuminated.

If the automatic release function does not operate, manually release the parking brake.

■If “Parking Brake Temporarily Unavailable” is displayed on the multi-information display

If the parking brake is operated repeatedly over a short period of time, the system may restrict operation to prevent overheating. If this happens, refrain from operating the parking brake. Normal operation will return after about 1 minute.

■If “Parking Brake Unavailable” is displayed on the multi-information display

Operate the parking brake switch. If the message does not disappear after operating the switch several times, the system may be malfunctioning. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer.

■Parking brake operation sound

When the parking brake operates, a motor sound (whirring sound) may be heard. This does not indicate a malfunction.

■Parking brake operation

●Depending on the engine switch position/mode, the parking brake indicator and parking brake light will turn on and stay on as described below: ON: Comes on until the parking brake is released. Not in ON: Stays on for approximately 15 seconds.

●When the engine switch is turned off with the parking brake set, the parking brake indicator and parking brake light will stay on for about 15 seconds. This does not indicate a malfunction.

■When the parking brake switch malfunctions

Automatic mode (automatic brake setting and releasing) will be turned on automatically.

■Parking brake engaged warning buzzer

A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake engaged. “Parking Brake ON” is displayed on the multi-information display.

WARNING

■When parking the vehicle

Do not leave a child in the vehicle alone. The parking brake may be released unintentionally and there is the danger of the vehicle moving that may lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

■Parking brake switch

Do not set any objects near the parking brake switch. Objects may interfere with the switch and may lead the parking brake to unexpectedly operate.

NOTICE

■When parking the vehicle

Before you leave the vehicle, set the parking brake, shift the shift lever to P (continuously variable transmission) or N (manual transmission) and make sure that the vehicle does not move.

■When the system malfunctions

Stop the vehicle in a safe place and check the warning messages.

■When the parking brake cannot be released due to a malfunction

Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake wear. Have the vehicle inspected by your Toyota dealer immediately if this occurs.

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