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ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (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. A faulty EPB system can lead to personal injury or death.

CAUTION

The EPB operates 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. Doing so may result in damage to the vehicle or personal injury.

The EPB switch is located on the switch pack between the steering wheel and the driver's door. Operate as follows:

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

  2. Push the EPB switch in to apply the EPB. The EPB warning lamp illuminates to confirm. See ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB) (RED).

    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, pull out the EPB switch to 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, pull out and hold the EPB switch. 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 forward or reverse gear, 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 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, push the EPB switch in and hold.

In an emergency, apply and hold the EPB switch to give a controlled reduction in the vehicle's 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 EPB 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 BRAKE (AMBER).

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