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Mazda 6 Owners Manual: Electric Parking Brake

Mazda 6 Owners Manual / When Driving / Brake / Brake System / Electric Parking Brake

The electric parking brake equipment applies the parking brake using an electric motor. When the electric parking brake is applied, the electric parking brake switch indicator light turns on.


WARNING

Do not drive the vehicle with the electric parking brake applied:

If the vehicle is driven with the parking brake applied, the brake parts may generate heat and the brake system may not operate, leading to an accident.

Before driving, release the electric parking brake and verify that the brake system warning light is turned off.

NOTE

When applying the electric parking brake

The electric parking brake can be applied regardless of the ignition switch position.

Securely depress the brake pedal and pull up the electric parking brake switch.

The electric parking brake is applied and the brake system warning light and the electric parking brake switch indicator light turn on.

Refer to Warning/Indicator Lights.


When releasing the electric parking brake

The electric parking brake can be released while the ignition is switched ON or the engine is running. When the electric parking brake is released, the brake system warning light and the electric parking brake switch indicator light turn off.

Electric parking brake manual release

Securely depress the brake pedal and press down the electric parking brake switch.


Firmly depress the brake pedal and press the electric parking brake switch.

If the electric parking brake switch is pressed without depressing the brake pedal, the display or indicator light in the instrument cluster notifies the driver that the brake is not depressed.

(Type A instrument cluster)

A message is displayed on the multiinformation display in the instrument cluster.

Refer to Message Indicated in Multiinformation Display

(Type B instrument cluster)

The brake pedal operation demand indicator light in the instrument cluster turns on.


Electric parking brake automatic release

If the accelerator pedal is depressed with the electric parking brake applied and all of the following conditions met, the parking brake is released automatically.

(Manual transaxle)

The change lever is in a position other than neutral.

The clutch pedal is depressed halfway

(Automatic transaxle)

Selector lever is in the D

, M

, or R

position

NOTE

If something such as the driver's foot contacts the accelerator pedal with the engine running and the electric parking brake applied, the parking brake may be released automatically. If you do not intend to drive immediately, shift the change lever (manual transaxle) to the neutral position, or shift the selector lever (automatic transaxle) to the P

or N

position.

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