Enable or Disable Auto Park Brake in Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee boasts an array of features that cater to both comfort and safety. Among these features is the Auto Park Brake, a convenient option that automatically engages the parking brake when the transmission is placed into PARK.

This article provides a step-by-step guide on how to enable or disable the Auto Park Brake in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, allowing drivers to customize their experience based on preference and driving habits.

Step 1: Accessing the Vehicle Settings

To begin the process, locate the center screen in your Jeep Grand Cherokee.

On the bottom category bar, find and tap “Vehicle.” This will open a menu with various options.

Step 2: Navigating to Brake Settings

Once you are in the “Vehicle” section, look for the “Settings” option in the top right corner of the screen. Tap on “Settings,” and then navigate to the “Brakes” option in the left-hand menu.

Step 3: Enabling or Disabling Auto Park Brake

Within the “Brakes” menu, you will find an option labeled “Auto Park Brake.”

You will see a radio button next to the “Auto Park Brake” option. Tap the radio button to switch between enabling and disabling the Auto Park Brake feature based on your preference.

Explanation of Auto Park Brake Functionality:

If you choose to enable the Auto Park Brake feature, the parking brake will automatically engage whenever the transmission is shifted into PARK.

It’s worth noting that if your foot is on the brake pedal during this process, you may experience a slight movement in the pedal as the parking brake engages.

Moreover, the Auto Park Brake will release automatically under the following conditions:

  • The ignition is ON.
  • The transmission is in DRIVE or REVERSE.
  • The driver’s seat belt is buckled.
  • An attempt is made to drive away.

Additionally, if a situation arises where you need to bypass a single Auto Park Brake application, you can do so by pushing the EPB switch to the release position while the transmission is in PARK.

EPB switch location in 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Enabling or disabling the Auto Park Brake in your Jeep Grand Cherokee is a simple process that provides drivers with the flexibility to tailor their driving experience.

Whether you prefer the added convenience of an automatically engaged parking brake or choose to have more manual control, the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s user-friendly interface allows you to make these adjustments with ease.

Author: Nabeel K
Email: nabeel@wheelsjoint.com