Toyota’s Brake Hold Feature
Toyota's brake hold feature engages your vehicles braking system without having to actually hold your foot on the brake.
This feature is great for city drivers that stop frequently, such as pulling up to a stop light or driving through a drive-thru. You are able to take your foot off the brake when you're stopped at a light and your vehicle won’t move. It is automatically released once you press on the gas.
The brake hold button is located on the center console area of your vehicle. Many newer Toyota models come with the brake hold feature. Check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle has this feature.
Steps to Activate the Toyota Brake Hold Feature:
- Start your vehicle and fasten your seat belt.
- Put your foot on the brake and put the vehicle into drive.3. While keeping your foot on the brake, push the hold button down.
- Keep holding until you hear the beep and see the amber HOLD symbol light appear.
- Then you can take your foot off the brake.
- Your vehicle will not move now until you put your foot on the gas which disengages the brake hold.
- The feature stays activated until you turn your vehicle off. So, the next time you stop and press the brake again, you will see the BRAKE icon light up on your dash telling you it's safe to take your foot off the brake
If your vehicle is in park, your door is open, or your seat belt is unfastened, the brake hold feature will not work. It is important to not use the brake hold feature when operating your vehicle on a slippery road or incline.Watch the video below to see how the brake hold feature works.