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Electronic parking brake failure

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My electronic parking brake failed. It would not release. I could start my car, put it in gear (drive or reverse) but it would not move. It definitely felt like the parking brake was still engaged and would not release.

I call my Hyundai Dealer (still under warranty) and a flatbed truck was sent out, free of charge :).

The flatbed truck driver had to forcibly drive my car (against the parking brake) up on to his truck.

Once at the Hyundai dealership and they had looked at my car, I was told that they have never heard of this type of problem; the electronic parking brake failing to disengage :( .

My car has now been at the dealership for 4 days. I was just told that they may have found the problem in an electrical modular, BUT... :eek: they would have to call Hyundai to make sure that it was the problem :confused: .

Has anyone experienced this problem or ever heard of this happening?
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Gathering ino on the brand. Seems like electrical issues are not uncommon.

First post here and I plan to buy a 2015 Gen (Hyundai) AWD this week.

My Pacifica van has an auto park brake feature which is great.
Put it in park, the EPB applies itself. Put it in R or D and it auto releases (as long as the seatbelt is on).
It applies the EPB after it is in park just as the mechanic has suggested.

I always apply my S60 EPB after it is in park while my foot is on the brake, it just seems intuitive to do it that way.

When my Pacifica battery died, I went through the process of releasing the EPB without power and it did not work.

The mechanic also towed it up the flatbed with the EPB on and bounced it down to unload it. Fortunately I knew the process to mechanically get it from Park to Neutral without power because the Einstein tow man said "I'll just tow it up in Park and if it damages anything, Chrysler will have to take care of it". I can't make that up.
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