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BRAKE SYSTEMS SAFETY

Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood. Failure to follow the guidance given could affect vehicle safety, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

If the red brake warning lamp illuminates, safely bring the vehicle to a stop, as quickly as possible, and seek qualified assistance.

WARNING

If the amber brake warning lamp illuminates, drive with care, avoiding heavy brake pedal application, and seek qualified assistance. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

WARNING

Do not rest a foot on the brake pedal while the vehicle is in motion. Doing so can damage the braking system and reduce braking efficiency.

WARNING

Do not drive if the message Brake fluid low is displayed. Check the brake fluid level and top up, as necessary. If necessary, seek qualified assistance before continuing.

WARNING

Never allow the vehicle to coast (freewheel) with the electric motor switched off. The electric motor must be running to provide full braking assistance. The brakes still function with the electric motor switched off, but far more brake pedal pressure is required to operate them.

WARNING

Never place non-approved floor matting or any other obstructions under the brake pedal. This restricts pedal travel and braking efficiency.

WARNING

Driving through heavy rain or water can have an adverse effect on braking efficiency, which may result in an accident. Under such circumstances, it is recommended to lightly apply the brakes intermittently, in order to dry the brakes.

WARNING

Do not tap the brake pedal repeatedly in quick succession at any time. Doing so interrupts operation of the braking system and may increase stopping distances. Make sure to read and follow the important information and instructions contained in the warnings listed. See BRAKE (RED) and BRAKE (AMBER).

CAUTION

Do not use security devices that fix around or onto the brake pedal.