If you are doing a brake job on a vehicle with an electronic parking brake (EPB), you will need a scan tool with the proper software for the parking brake system to retract the calipers, adjust the cables and perform diagnostics.
Putting the system into service or maintenance mode to retract the pistons is performed using a series of steps while sitting in the driver’s seat.
A growing number of vehicles are equipped with EPB (electronic parking brakes). This article discusses diagnostic approaches for servicing these systems.
The parking or emergency brake has to perform two distinct jobs. First, it must be able to hold the vehicle on an incline. Second, it must be able to stop a vehicle under a specific distance if the hydraulic brakes have failed. These standards are set by the Department of Transportation, and the kicker is