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Electronic parking brake question


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#1 OFFLINE   mjonis

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:21 PM

I noticed that the Edge (and a few others I've looked at) have the parking/emergency brake on the console area where it appears it's fairly easy to accidentally press.

 

1)  Is this parking brake the same as an emergency brake?

2)  If so, then what happens if you're moseying along (say, 60-75 mph) and someone accidentally hits/presses the parking brake?

 

 









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#2 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 18 May 2016 - 02:33 PM

1 - yes

2 - you have to pull up on it to engage it and you have to hold it to activate it while moving

 

Accidental engagement is not a problem.



#3 OFFLINE   mjonis

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:17 AM

1 - yes

2 - you have to pull up on it to engage it and you have to hold it to activate it while moving

 

Accidental engagement is not a problem.

 

Ah, OK.  So pull up for "official" emergency braking usage.  Push in for like when you're parking and whatnot.

 

I only ask because when I was test driving a few vehicles with it, I accidentally pushed it because I was resting my arms on the console.

 

LOL

 

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#4 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 11:23 AM

No - you pull up once to activate the parking brake and push down to de-activate it.   It will also deactivate automatically if you hit the gas with the driver's door closed.

 

If you're moving and need to activate it for emergency braking you pull up and hold it.

 

That's the way it works on my 2013 Fusion and 2016 MKX - I presume Edge is the same.


Edited by akirby, 20 May 2016 - 11:26 AM.


#5 OFFLINE   DRbillZ

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 03:55 PM

And you can't use it in the snow to have fun nor to avoid an accident.

Edited by DRbillZ, 20 May 2016 - 03:58 PM.


#6 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:00 PM

And you can't use it...... to avoid an accident.

 

Of course you can - you just pull up on it and hold it.  Works just like a manual parking brake.



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Posted 20 May 2016 - 09:38 PM

But you can't vary the pressure and the hook up

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 09:39 PM

But you can't vary the pressure and the hook up and let it off at will

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:50 PM

But you can't vary the pressure and the hook up and let it off at will


But you don't really need to do that if you're trying to stop in an emergency. You're correct that it takes away the fun uses, but how often does that get used?

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 06:23 AM

Saved my ass once. That's enough.
If you live where it snows it's just.... Fun.
Cars have taken the fun and skill out of driving. Traction control, abs, electronic brake. A blithering idiot can drive in the snow... and said idiot is still afraid to drive in the snow :)
Now instead of driving and having fun, it's... let's put crap on our car(HIDs, and LEDs) it doesn't need.

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#11 OFFLINE   akirby

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 10:56 AM

Look - if you don't like something just say that and stop denigrating other owners who don't share your opinion on these things. No need for name calling. Their personal preferences are just as valid as yours.
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#12 OFFLINE   JSLovell69

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:24 PM

I have a 2016 Edge AWD with 500 miles on it.  As I was driving today, the electronic park brake warning light came on and I got a message on display that park brake was not functioning as it should and needed to be serviced.  Anyone had similar issues?



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Posted 16 January 2017 - 10:25 AM

Same has been happening on my 2015 Edge for the past couple of weeks.  Supposedly something to do with ABS module or sensor.  Dealer has replaced everything Ford has suggested to fix it but it keeps happening. Going back in today for another try. 






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