Electric Parking Brake
The electric parking brake acts on the rear wheels and serves to secure the vehicle while parked.
Applying the parking brake
Press switch .
The brake warning light on the instrument panel lights up.
For information on indicator lights and warning
lights on the instrument panel:
Please see the chapter "INSTRUMENT PANEL USA MODELS" on page 88.
Releasing the parking brake
The electric parking brake can only be released when the ignition is switched on.
Press the brake pedal.
Pull switch .
The brake warning light on the instrument panel goes out.
Automatic electric parking brake release when driver's intention to drive off is detected
If the engine is running, the driver's door is closed and the driver's seat belt is fastened, it is still possible to drive off normally even though the parking brake is on.
The electric parking brake detects the driver's intention to drive off and releases automatically. The warning light on the instrument panel goes out.
If the driver's door is not closed or the driver's seat belt is not fastened, the electric parking brake will not be released automatically when the driver attempts to drive off.
The message "Release electric parking brake" appears on the multi-function display in the instrument panel. The brake warning light on the instrument panel and the indicator light on the switch start to flash.
For information on warning messages on the multi-function display:
Please see the chapter "OVERVIEW OF WARNING AND INFORMATION MESSAGES" on page 126.
Emergency braking function
If the vehicle cannot be stopped by conventional braking, you can decelerate sharply and stop the vehicle using the electric parking brake.
Press switch and keep it pressed.
The brake warning light on the instrument
panel and the indicator light on the switch start to flash.
The emergency braking function is deactivated
when you release the switch.
Severe braking. Emergency braking takes place with very high braking power.
Only use the emergency braking function in an emergency situation.
Do not use the emergency braking function to stop the vehicle when driving normally.