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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Brake System

Brake System  
1Parking Brake  
Parking Brake  
Use the parking brake to keep the vehicle stationary when parking.  
Release the parking brake fully before driving. The  
rear brakes and axle can be damaged if you drive  
with the parking brake applied.  
To apply:  
Depress the parking brake pedal down with  
your foot.  
If you start driving without fully releasing the parking  
brake, a buzzer sounds as a warning.  
Always apply the parking brake when parking.  
To release:  
1. Depress the brake pedal.  
2. Depress the parking brake.  
uuBrakinguBrake System  
1Foot Brake  
Foot Brake  
Check the brakes after driving through deep water,  
or if there is a buildup of road surface water. If  
necessary, dry the brakes by lightly depressing the  
pedal several times.  
Your vehicle is equipped with disc brakes at all four wheels. A vacuum power assist  
helps reduce the effort needed on the brake pedal. The brake assist system increases  
the stopping force when you depress the brake pedal hard in an emergency  
situation. The anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps you retain steering control when  
braking very hard.  
If you hear a continuous metallic friction sound when  
applying the brakes, the brake pads need to be  
replaced. Have the vehicle checked by a dealer.  
2 Brake Assist System P. 408  
2 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) P. 407  
Constantly using the brake pedal while going down a  
long hill builds up heat, which reduces the brake  
effectiveness. Apply engine braking by taking your  
foot off the accelerator pedal and downshifting to a  
lower gear.  
Do not rest your foot on the brake pedal while  
driving, as it will lightly apply the brakes and cause  
them to lose effectiveness over time and reduce pad  
life. It will also confuse drivers behind you.