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ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB)

WARNING

Do not rely on the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) to operate correctly if the brake warning lamp illuminates. Faulty EPB system can lead to an accident, leading to personal injury or death. Seek qualified assistance urgently.

WARNING

Do not rely on the EPB to operate correctly, if the EPB warning lamp flashes. Faulty EPB system can result in an accident, leading lead to personal injury or death. Seek qualified assistance urgently.

CAUTION

The EPB operates on the rear wheels, therefore, secure parking of the vehicle is dependent on being on a hard and stable surface. Using the EPB on loose surfaces may result in damage to the vehicle.

CAUTION

Do not rely on the EPB to operate effectively if the rear wheels have been immersed in mud or water. Doing so may result in damage to the vehicle.

The EPB switch is located on the center console. Operate as follows:

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

  2. Pull the EPB switch up and release it, to apply the EPB. The Electric Parking Brake (EPB) warning lamp illuminates to confirm. See ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB) (RED).

    NOTES

    The red Electric Parking Brake (EPB) warning lamp continues to illuminate for at least 10 seconds after the ignition has been switched off.

The EPB automatically applies when Park (P) is selected.

NOTES

To prevent automatic operation, with the vehicle stationary, press and hold the EPB switch in the release position before selecting P.

The EPB applies automatically if the ignition is switched off and the vehicle's speed is below 2 mph (3 km/h).

NOTES

To prevent automatic operation, when the vehicle is stationary, press and hold the EPB switch in the release position. Within 5 seconds, switch off the ignition and continue to hold the EPB switch for a further 2 seconds.

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

CAUTION

Driving the vehicle with the EPB applied causes serious damage to the braking system.

When stationary, with the EPB applied and the transmission engaged in a forward gear or reverse, pressing the accelerator pedal gradually releases the EPB. The result is that the vehicle can be driven away smoothly.

When shifting from P with the EPB applied, the EPB automatically releases to allow a smooth drive away.

NOTES

Automatic EPB release for pulling away from standstill is only possible when the driver’s door is closed, or the driver’s seat belt is buckled.

To override the EPB automatic release, pull the EPB switch up and hold.

In an emergency, applying and holding the EPB switch gives a controlled reduction in the vehicle speed. The vehicle can be brought to a complete stop. The vehicle must be traveling at more than 2 mph (3 km/h), and the accelerator pedal must also be released. The brake warning lamp flashes, a warning chime sounds, and the instrument panel displays a warning message. The stop lights illuminate. Releasing the EPB switch, or pressing the accelerator pedal, releases the EPB.

If an EPB fault is detected, the instrument panel displays a warning message. The amber brake warning lamp also illuminates. See BRAKE (AMBER).

If a fault is detected during EPB operation, the instrument panel displays a warning message. The red EPB warning lamp also flashes. See BRAKE (RED).