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ELEKTRONISCHE PARKBREMSE (EPB)

WARNING

Do not rely on the Parking brake to hold the vehicle stationary if the brake warning lamp is illuminated or the EPB warning lamp is flashing. Seek qualified assistance urgently.

WARNING

Do not rely on the EPB to operate correctly, if the EPB warning lamp flashes. Seek qualified assistance urgently.

WARNING

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

WARNING

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

The EPB switch is located on the centre 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 EPB warning lamp illuminates to confirm. See ELEKTRISCHE PARKBREMSE (EPB) (ROT).

    NOTES

    The red 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 3 km/h (2 mph).

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 3 km/h (2 mph), the vehicle is brought to an abrupt stop. The stop lights do not illuminate.

CAUTION

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

When stationary, with the EPB applied and the transmission engaged in a forward gear or reverse, press the accelerator pedal to gradually release the EPB. The vehicle can now 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 a 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, apply and hold the EPB switch to give a controlled reduction in the vehicle's speed. The vehicle can also be brought to a complete stop. The vehicle must be travelling at more than 3 km/h (2 mph), 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. Release the EPB switch, or press the accelerator pedal to release the EPB.

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

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