Electronic Parking Brake - Proper usage

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2019 CX-5 Signature Soul Red Crystal Metallic
Hello!

So, this is my first car with an electronic parking brake.

Am I to understand that the Electronic Parking Brake can ONLY be used when the vehicle is in Park?

For instance, in older cars, you could use the emergency brake to help slow the vehicle (somewhat) in the event of a brake failure.

How would one accomplish that in our vehicle?

I realize that brake failure would be extremely uncommon and very unlikely, however it does beg the question on how we would slow the vehicle in the event?

Thanks!
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Hello!

So, this is my first car with an electronic parking brake.

Am I to understand that the Electronic Parking Brake can ONLY be used when the vehicle is in Park?

For instance, in older cars, you could use the emergency brake to help slow the vehicle (somewhat) in the event of a brake failure.

How would one accomplish that in our vehicle?

I realize that brake failure would be extremely uncommon and very unlikely, however it does beg the question on how we would slow the vehicle in the event?

Thanks!
Just pull up and hold the EPB switch, it'll achieve the function you want to slow down the vehicle.