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ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE

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Assisted operation

Applying the electronic parking brake

With the vehicle stationary, the electronic parking brake can be used to immobilise the vehicle:

- by pressing the engine start/stop button 1 or by turning the ignition key 2 to the “ON 2 position;

or

- when the driver’s seat belt is unfastened;

or

- when the driver’s door is opened;

or

- for vehicles fitted with an automatic gearbox, when position P is engaged.

In all other instances, for example the engine has stalled or is in standby due to the Stop and Start function FUNCTION STOP AND START, the assisted parking brake is not applied automatically. Manual mode must be used.

For certain country-specific model versions, the assisted brake application function is not activated. Refer to the information on “Manual operation”.

To confirm that the electronic parking brake is applied, the message “Parking Brake ON” and warning light } on the instrument panel and warning light 4 on the switch 3 light up.

After the engine is switched off, indicator light 4 goes out several minutes after the assisted parking brake has been applied and indicator light } goes out when the vehicle is locked.

Before leaving the vehicle, check that the electronic parking brake is fully applied. Warning light 4 on switch 3 and warning light } on the instrument panel light up to show that the parking brake is applied but go out when the doors are locked.

Assisted operation (continued)

Note: in some situations (electronic parking brake failure, manual release of the parking brake, etc.), a beep sounds and the message “WARNING: Apply Parking Brake” appears on the instrument panel to warn you that the electronic parking brake has been released.

- with the engine running: when the driver’s door is opened;

- with the engine switched off (eg. when the engine stalls): when a front door is opened.

In this case, pull and release switch 3 to apply the assisted parking brake.

Assisted release of the parking brake

The parking brake is released:

- once the vehicle starts to accelerate;

or

- if the vehicle is equipped with an automatic gearbox, the parking brake is released when the gearbox exits the “Park” position.

Manual operation

You can apply the electronic parking brake manually.

Manually applying the electronic parking brake

Pull switch 3: warning light 4 on the switch and the } warning light on the instrument panel light up.

Before leaving the vehicle, check that the electronic parking brake is fully applied. Warning light 4 on switch 3 and warning light } on the instrument panel light up to show that the parking brake is applied but go out when the doors are locked.

Manually releasing the electronic parking brake

Press switch 1 without pressing the pedals or turning the key 2 in position ON 2 to switch on the ignition. Press the brake pedal then press switch 3: indicator light 4 on the switch and indicator light } displayed on the instrument panel go out.

Brief stop

To apply the electronic parking brake manually (when stopping at a red light, or stopping when the engine is running, etc.): pull and release the switch 3.

The brake is released as soon as the vehicle is started up again.

Special cases

To park on a slope or while towing a trailer, for example, pull switch 3 for a few seconds to gain the maximum braking.

To park the vehicle without applying the electronic parking brake (if there is a risk of freezing, for example):

- switch off the engine by pressing the engine start/stop button 1 or by turning the ignition key 2;

- engage any gear or the P position: the drive wheels will be mechanically locked by the driveshaft;

- manually release the electronic parking brake.

If the driver’s seat belt is unfastened before the vehicle has come to a complete standstill, ensure the parking brake has been properly applied: warning light } on the instrument panel light up to confirm this.

Risk of loss of immobilisation.

If the message “WARNING: Electric System” or “Check battery” appears, manually activate the electronic parking brake by pulling switch 2 (or position the gear lever in P for automatic gearboxes) before stopping the engine.

Risk of loss of immobilisation of the vehicle.

Contact an authorised dealer.

Never leave your vehicle without moving the selector lever to position P and switching off the engine. This is because when the vehicle is stationary with the engine running and a gear engaged, the vehicle may begin to move.

There is a risk of accidents.

Versions with an automatic gearbox

For safety reasons, automatic release is deactivated when the driver’s door is open or not shut properly and the engine is running (in order to prevent the vehicle from moving without the driver). The “Release Parking Brake Manually” message appears on the instrument panel when the driver depresses the accelerator.

If no lights or sounds are apparent, this indicates a fault in the instrument panel. This indicates that it is essential to stop immediately (as soon as traffic conditions allow). Ensure that the vehicle is correctly immobilised and contact an approved Dealer.

Operating faults

- If there is a fault, the © warning light illuminates on the instrument panel accompanied by the “Check Parking Brake” message and, in some cases, the } warning light.

Please contact an authorised dealer as soon as possible.

- If there is an assisted parking brake fault, the warning light ® comes on, along with the message “WARNING: Braking System”, a beep and, in some cases, the warning light }.

This means that you must stop as soon as traffic conditions allow.

It is therefore essential to immobilise the vehicle by engaging first gear (manual gearbox) or position P (automatic gearbox). If the slope requires it, chock the vehicle.