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I will hopefully soon be taking delivery of my Limited 4x4 and being somewhat old school I like to leave the hand brake off, in gear, if I go away for any period of time since I have found the brakes can bind on previous cars owned if I don't. It can be quite a pain to free them AND possibly expensive! With the jeep renegade having a 'switch' for a handbrake how do I turn it off for want of a better phrase? Many thanks for any helpful advice.
 

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I don't know if the set up is the same as the Scenic (registered March 2013), but I am unable to deactivate it on the Scenic. When I switch the engine off the parking brake automatically activates.

If the engine is running and I put my foot on the brake pedal, I can press the parking brake switch and disengage it. If I open the driver's door, engine running and foot on brake pedal, I get a message on the dash saying activate parking brake. If I then press engine stop, the parking brake automatically activates.

At a guess, I would probably say that no, you can't park it with the handbrake off. If anybody knows different, please feel free to correct me.
 

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I have discovered a thread about the EPB in the Europe region and someone asked the same question. Shrek in Bristol said that he has been through the manual and uconnect and there is no way to switch it off.
 

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With my car (U.S.A. model) there is a user setting to disable the auto-brake-on feature. I can park mine without the parking brake on. But I have always used the parking brake on all my cars.
 

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Hopefully a moderator can correct the title since its too late to edit it yourself.

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Thanks about the title! It would be nice for it to be corrected. I popped into my local Jeep dealership and spoke to a really helpful service engeneer from the work shop. I asked him several questions and these are the responses:
1 Can I turn it off whilst on a holiday to prevent the brakes from potentially binding?
NO, but he's not had any cases of it happening with other such electic HB's
2 What happens if all the power is lost, can I move it?
NO It would need to be powered up with a power pack of some kind to unlock the brakes.
3 If number 2 is the case can it be towed by the AA/RAC for instance onto a tow truck/low loader?
NO but YES! Explanation: It can't be towed WITH the EHB on BUT they can use a laptop and software to get into the system and unwind the rear brakes to do so.
4 Can the EHB be used on open road to slow the vehicle down like a normal HB can if necessary?
YES, note the crash collision system also does that.
5 With so many disadvantages what, pray, are the advantages other than to create room for 2 cup holders?
None he could think of!!!

So there we have it, the advantages of a modern world. I'll still buy it though!!
 

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Hi folks,
I will hopefully soon be taking delivery of my Limited 4x4 and being somewhat old school I like to leave the hand brake off, in gear, if I go away for any period of time since I have found the brakes can bind on previous cars owned if I don't. It can be quite a pain to free them AND possibly expensive! With the jeep renegade having a 'switch' for a handbrake how do I turn it off for want of a better phrase? Many thanks for any helpful advice.
Check the uconnect settings. You should be able to doable the automatic brake feature. I know what you mean about them siezing up sometimes! Especially in extreme cold climates
 
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