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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-2019, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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New Owner - Loving it with a couple issues

I purchased a Clarity earlier this month. 550 miles in and only sipped a bit of gas. Love it! Great smooth, quiet ride with lots to love about the interior, even if the infotainment system is a bit laggy.

Mostly in town driving, where it is quiet except for the angle's singing. I do understand why they are there, though I wish there was a button to turn them off like the Canadian models. Most of my quick hops on flat freeways are great, I stay in EV because I'm not going far and can charge on my return. I did use HV on the freeway last night (uphill and a bit longer distance) and discovered what others have talked about in terms of the engine noise. Definitely not my favorite part of the car - yikes! I'm glad I bought this as an in-town driver. It's wonderful for that!

Speaking of noise, I notice the emergency break is very loud when turning on or off - an electronic noise that actually makes me a bit concerned about its longevity. I searched the forum for "emergency break" and was surprised no one had posted about it. Does anyone else find the noise loud/concerning?

Looking forward to discovering more about my first car that is not 100% ICE.
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Speaking of noise, I notice the emergency break is very loud when turning on or off - an electronic noise that actually makes me a bit concerned about its longevity. I searched the forum for "emergency break" and was surprised no one had posted about it. Does anyone else find the noise loud/concerning?


I had the same electric parking brake on my last Acura TLX. Did not have any issues with it during the three year lease. I use it every time I park.
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Speaking of noise, I notice the emergency break is very loud when turning on or off - an electronic noise that actually makes me a bit concerned about its longevity. I searched the forum for "emergency break" and was surprised no one had posted about it. Does anyone else find the noise loud/concerning?
I definitely hear the parking brake both setting and releasing, but I don't find it loud enough to be annoying much less concerning. If you are wondering if yours might be louder than normal about the only way to find out is to try the parking brake on another Clarity and see if it sounds the same as yours. Of course that's easier said than done. Or have a mechanic listen to it next time you are in for service to see if they think it sounds normal. I'm guessing yours is no more noisy than other Clarities but that's the problem with sounds there is no real way to compare without physically being there to hear it.
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