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    When is the EPB applied?

    I was looking at a few past and recent threads on the EPB, and, touch wood, I've not had issues (yet!)
    But I seem to recall comments made in the past that whenever the car is put into Park, the EPB is applied.
    Then I've read threads that it isn't!!!!
    I hardly use mine for anything unless it is a steep hill, and I never use it in the "drive off" mode.
    Does anyone know for sure how this thing works, and does it do any secret applying when we don't expect it.
    Just curious.
    Alan
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    You haven't said what model - so I assume the one in your signature.

    In that vintage the EPB does not come on when you go into park - you manually have to do it - the same as any old car.

    I believe that in later models (D4?) the park brakes does come on.

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    Hi Alan. My understanding is that in an auto it is only coming on when you apply it (that's how my 05 auto works).The manuals (I believe) can come on automatically as part of a hill start drive off mode.
    The previous owner of mine never used it or maintained it which lead to it seizing within 4 hours of me buying the car.
    I replaced it and service every now and again with no issues. Bodsys brake bible is great for how tos and to let you know how to give it a quick (15 minute) adjust.
    If you're an irregular user I'd recommend watching a video on how to manually release should it ever jam on you. The tools are all in the back and it takes 30 seconds once you know what to pull.
    Didn't really answer your question but after my run it's one of the few things on this car I'm up on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parso View Post
    The manuals (I believe) can come on automatically as part of a hill start drive off mode.
    Comes on when you take the key out unless you hold the switch down as you remove the key.

    I've only forgotten to take it off once, and the drive-off function was quite noticeable. With a car that heavy you don't need to use it for a hill start. You have about a fortnight from the time you get off the brake until the time you get off the clutch before it starts rolling backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    You haven't said what model - so I assume the one in your signature.

    In that vintage the EPB does not come on when you go into park - you manually have to do it - the same as any old car.

    I believe that in later models (D4?) the park brakes does come on.

    Garry
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    Our MY12 D4 doesn't automatically apply the EPB when putting the vehicle in park. I know this because our switch was recently faulty and would not disengaged the EPB so the vehicle was driven for a week and a bit without using the EPB (because of the complications in disengaging it). It was still parked in Park on the flat and this did not engage the EPB. New switch and it's fully functional again but highlights the issue someone will experience one day when they have the same fault but in a later model that automatically applies it...
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    MY11 D4 have to lift the button to engage, regardless whether in gear or park. 6spd auto box. Only automatically disengages "drive away function" but that puts excessive wear and tear on what is the park brake.

    I always stop the car, put it in neutral and access height, apply the park brake, release the footbrake pedal, then put it in park and turn off engine. This prevents the transmission clutch plates being preloaded. The EPB is more than capable to hold the car on an incline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    I believe that in later models (D4?) the park brakes does come on.
    This is correct but not until the last year or two.
    Mine is an MY14 and the EPB does not apply automatically.

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    Mine is a MY16 D4 and EPB does not set automatically, which is good because it's currently stuffed and hasn't been used for months. What does happen is it goes into Park when you turn the car off if it's in another gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket rod View Post
    Mine is a MY16 D4 and EPB does not set automatically, which is good because it's currently stuffed and hasn't been used for months. What does happen is it goes into Park when you turn the car off if it's in another gear.
    X2 for above. Possibly the MY16.5?
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