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FRENO DE ESTACIONAMIENTO ELÉCTRICO (EPB)

CAUTION

The parking brakes operate on the rear wheels, therefore, secure parking of the vehicle is dependent on being on a hard and stable surface.

CAUTION

Do not rely on the EPB to operate effectively, if the rear wheels have been immersed in mud or water.

NOTES

If the vehicle is constantly used in arduous conditions, then extra maintenance and adjustment of the EPB will be required. Consult a Retailer/Authorised Repairer.

  1. With the ignition switched on, press the brake pedal and press down on the EPB switch. This will release the EPB.

  2. With the vehicle stationary, pull the EPB switch up and release it, to apply the EPB. The Parking brake warning lamp will illuminate to indicate that the EPB is applied. See FRENO DE ESTACIONAMIENTO ELÉCTRICO (EPB) (ROJO).

If the EPB is operated when the vehicle's speed is less than 3 km/h (2 mph), the vehicle will be brought to an abrupt stop. The stop lamps will not be illuminated.

CAUTION

Driving the vehicle with the EPB applied, or repeated use of the EPB to slow the vehicle, may cause serious damage to the brake system.

In an emergency, with the vehicle travelling at more than 3 km/h (2 mph), pulling on the EPB switch and holding gives a gradual reduction in the speed, as long as the accelerator pedal is released. The brake warning lamp will illuminate, accompanied by a warning tone and a warning message in the Message centre. The stop lamps will illuminate.

If the vehicle is stationary with the EPB applied and the transmission is engaged in a forward or reverse gear, pressing the accelerator pedal will gradually release the EPB and allow the vehicle to drive away smoothly.

NOTES

Automatic release of the EPB is only possible when the driver’s door is closed, or the driver’s seat belt is buckled.

When shifting an automatic transmission from Park (P) with the EPB applied, the EPB will automatically release to allow a smooth drive away.

If the system detects a fault with the EPB, the amber brake warning lamp will illuminate, accompanied by a message in the Message centre.

If the system detects a fault while the EPB is operating, the red Parking brake warning lamp will flash, accompanied by a message in the Message centre.

NOTES

The red Parking brake warning lamp will continue to be illuminated for at least 10 seconds after the ignition has been switched off.