ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE
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;
- when the driver’s seat belt is unfastened;
- when the driver’s door is opened;
- when the engine is stopped.
To confirm that the electronic parking brake is applied, the message “Parking Brake ON” and warning light } on the instrument panel and warning light 2 on the switch 3 light up.
After the engine is switched off, indicator light 2 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 2 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 off: 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 brake will be released as soon as the vehicle starts and accelerates.
You can apply the electronic parking brake manually.
Manually applying the electronic parking brake
Pull switch 3. Warning light 2 and warning light } on the instrument panel light up.
Manually releasing the electronic parking brake
Press switch 1 without pressing the pedals to switch the ignition on. Press the brake pedal then press switch 3: indicator light 2 on the switch and indicator light } displayed on the instrument panel go out.
Before leaving the vehicle, check that the electronic parking brake is fully applied. Warning light 2 on switch 3 and warning light } on the instrument panel illuminate to show that the parking brake is applied but switch off when the doors are locked.
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.
When parking on a slope, pull the switch 3 for a few seconds to enable maximum application of the parking brake. When parking on a slope in conditions such as mud, snow or ice, it is possible that the vehicle may become displaced. Turn the wheels so that the vehicle comes to rest against a robust object (pavement kerb, etc.).
To park, without applying the electronic parking brake (if there is a risk of freezing, for example):
- stop the engine by pressing the engine Start/Stop button 1;
- release the driver’s seat belt;
- open the driver’s door;
- if necessary, position a chock in front of or behind the wheels to ensure that the vehicle is immobilised;
- manually release the electronic parking brake (please see the information on “Manually releasing the electronic parking brake” on the previous page). The message “WARNING: Apply Parking Brake” is displayed on the instrument panel accompanied by a beep to warn you that it is released (this is normal);
- close the driver’s door and lock the vehicle.
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 the message “WARNING: Electric System” or “Check battery” is displayed, you must immobilise the vehicle by pulling the switch 3 for approximately 10 seconds. If the slope and the conditions require it, chock the wheels of the vehicle.
Risk of loss of immobilisation of the vehicle.
Call an approved Dealer.
- If there is a fault, the © warning light illuminates on the instrument panel accompanied by the message “Check Parking Brake” and in some cases the } warning light appears. Contact your approved Dealer straight away.
- 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.
Never leave your vehicle without moving the selector lever to position N, applying the handbrake 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 if you accelerate.
There is a risk of accidents.
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.