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Kangbekho 03-26-2013 08:38 AM

What happens when you hit the e-brake while driving?
 
I've been wondering what would happen if I pressed the e-brake button while driving down the highway. I'm thinking the following might occur:

1) The e-brake/parking brake engages causing a a potentially dangerous traffic situation and damage to the braking system.
2) The electronic control unit does not allow for such an occurrence. This I am hoping for.

Any ideas?

wrxwhit 03-26-2013 08:46 AM

#2

ziptiecloud 03-26-2013 08:46 AM

Forget who did, but someone tried it in a forester rental I believe..?

If I remember correctly, it beeps if you push it and if you hold it down for around 3 seconds it locks that s up

legacy25i 03-26-2013 08:50 AM

I tired it in my this winter around 15 mph on a snowy day. If you just push it it will do nothing and beep. If you hold it the wheels will lock up

alegend90 03-26-2013 10:00 AM

HAHA I was wondering this myself and just happened upon this thread. I figured it worked like in some way.

Ellesedil 03-26-2013 10:30 AM

Nothing says emergency like having to push a button in and hold it for 3 seconds.

Daoist Legacy 03-26-2013 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legacy25i (Post 4359962)
I tired it in my this winter around 15 mph on a snowy day. If you just push it it will do nothing and beep. If you hold it the wheels will lock up

Isn't that a little painful for the drivetrain?

legacy25i 03-26-2013 11:25 AM

i wasnt going that fast, and i was on snow so any wheels that locked up were able to slide on the snow. Also the transfer case will help prevent damage.

Scooby Fan 03-26-2013 12:34 PM

It is NOT an "Emergency" brake.....It is a parking brake.

I'm sure the engineers are fully aware that Subarus don't have emergencies ?? :lol:

acumenhokie 03-27-2013 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scooby Fan (Post 4360353)
I'm sure the engineers are fully aware that Subarus don't have emergencies ?? :lol:

Subarus have emergencies. They're just handled with AWD and power not braking.

Rogue77 03-27-2013 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 4361553)
Subarus have emergencies. They're just handled with SAWD and power not braking.

Fixed that for ya! :)

SurlyOldManMN 03-31-2013 09:48 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 4361553)
Brakes are for pussies.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rogue77 (Post 4361691)
Fixed that for ya! :)


ftfy.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daoist Legacy (Post 4360229)
Isn't that a little painful for the drivetrain?

In situations where you're engaging an electronic parking brake at speed, on purpose, drivetrain damage is unlikely to be an immediate concern. Damage to driver, passengers or occupants of other cars is a more likely top priority. If those items don't apply, then you probably shouldn't be doing that... ;)

hmmrdwn 04-01-2013 06:36 AM

You guys know there is a complete owners manual on the Subaru web site.....and probably in your glove box. :)

Emergency brake
CAUTION
Use the emergency brake only in
case of an emergency. If the emergency
brake is excessively used,
the brake parts will wear down
faster or the brake may not work
sufficiently due to rear wheel brake
overheating.
NOTE
While using the emergency brake, the
brake system warning light and the
indicator light on the parking brake
switch illuminate and a chirp sounds.
If the foot brake has a malfunction, you
can stop the vehicle by pressing the
parking brake switch continuously.
While applying the emergency brake, the
brake system warning light and the indicator
on the parking brake switch illuminate
and a chirp sounds.
! Electronic parking brake system
warning
CAUTION
If the brake system warning light
flashes, the electronic parking brake
system may be malfunctioning. Immediately
stop your vehicle in the
nearest safe location and contact
your SUBARU dealer.
If a malfunction occurs in the electronic
parking brake system, the brake system
warning light flashes. Refer to “Electronic
parking brake system warning” F3-19.

Kangbekho 04-01-2013 08:33 AM

Thanks everyone for your input.

Not only do I love my new Subaru (2012 Legacy) but I love this board too.

Cheers!

PoManzAWD 04-01-2013 03:09 PM

Yep, I tried it when coasting to a stop with my 2012, 2.5i, CVT when it was new. Arse-end squats and you stop quick.

It's a good thing it works that way. Living in the rust-belt, sometimes you have to drive with the P-brake on for awhile to wear enough clearance to allow you to remove the rear rotors.

Star-wheel adjusters? Yeah, they're there, but try using them after some nice salty, gritty, rusty winters. :eek:


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