Many Honda owners report having issues with cars equipped with the new braking system.
The vehicle will keep beeping and display on the screen “ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE PROBLEM.”
Often the “BRAKE” and “BRAKE SYSTEM” lights also light up on the console.
Sometimes the error clears on its own, but it may be permanent or come back at a later time.
What is Honda Electric Parking Brake?
The Honda electric parking brake is an electronically controlled brake activated by the driver with a button.
They are a replacement for the older emergency brake that used a tension cable system.
The new electronic emergency brake uses a button to activate it instead of a cable.
What Does a Honda Electric Parking Brake Problem Mean?
When this error occurs, there is an issue with the parking brake system, which has several components.
The main components include the button, wiring, caliper, and servo motors.
A common problem is the button has become dirty with grim and needs to be cleaned.
While the button is a common problem, other components can also fail and give the error.
3 Causes and Fixes Honda Electric Parking Brake Problem
- Dirty or Bad Console Parking Brake Button/Switch
- Caliper Parking Brake Servo Motor
- Faulty Wiring
The button is located in the center console and is easily triggered by any dirt or debris.
If any drinks spill on the button or other debris, it can be set off and malfunction.
The console can be disassembled and the switch replaced underneath, if the button goes bad.
A new button and switch can be bought at an auto parts store or online on Amazon or eBay.
Example Parking Brake Button/Switch on Amazon
Parking Brake Switch for Honda Civic 2016-2018 Parking switch 35355-TBA-A01
Old parking brake systems used a cable and were mechanical, while new systems are controlled by a servo motor.
If a motor goes bad, it can cause an issue and will need to be replaced.
The motors are not too difficult to replace, with many DIY individuals replacing them along with many YouTube videos that show the steps.
Of course, if in doubt, be sure to take your car to a professional.
This includes the wiring in the center console and any clips that connect to other components.
Wiring is not usually a problem, but it can cause a problem in some cases, so be sure to keep it in mind.
Honda has made many good vehicles over the years and constantly has improved the technology built into them.
One such new technology is the electric parking brake which the majority of car manufacturers have gone with.
When Honda’s new braking system malfunctions, it will display the error “Electric Parking Brake Problem.”
Sometimes the error will clear on its own or may be intermittent.
If the error happens very frequently or will not go off, it will need to be troubleshooted.
The most common cause is the center console switch, but the wiring and servo motors can also cause a problem.
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