ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE
The assisted parking brake immobilises the vehicle when stopping the engine (and not when the engine is on standby for vehicles fitted with the Stop and Start function). Please refer to “Starting, stopping the engine” and “Stop and Start function” in Section 2.
In all other instances, e.g. engine stalling, the electronic 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 2 on the switch 1 light up.
After the engine is switched off, indicator light 2 goes out several minutes after the electronic parking brake has been applied and indicator light } goes out when the vehicle is locked.
To indicate that the electronic parking brake is released, a beep sounds and the message “Apply parking brake” appears on the instrument panel:
- 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 1 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.
Before leaving the vehicle, check that the assisted parking brake is fully applied. Warning light 2 on switch 1 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.
You can control the electronic parking brake manually.
Applying the electronic parking brake
Pull switch 1. Warning light 2 and warning light } on the instrument panel light up.
Releasing the electronic parking brake
With the ignition on, depress the brake pedal then press switch 1: warning light 2 and warning light } go out.
To manually activate the electronic parking brake, (when stopping at a red light, or stopping when the engine is running, etc.): pull and release switch 1. The brake is released as soon as the vehicle is started up again.
To park on a slope or while towing a trailer, for example, pull switch 1 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):
- with the engine running, while simultaneously depressing the brake pedal and the switch 1, stop the engine (not standby for vehicles fitted with Stop and Start);
- with a gear or position P engaged, release the brake pedal and the switch 1.
For vehicles fitted with a Stop and Start function, with the engine on standby, the electronic parking brake is automatically activated if the driver unfastens their seat belt and opens the driver’s door or gets out of their seat.
Special feature relating to the Stop and Start function: in the event of unfastening the driver’s seat belt before the engine goes to standby using the Stop and Start function, make sure the parking brake is engaged: warning light } will come on the instrument panel to confirm this. Risk of loss of immobilisation.
In the event of message “Electric failure DANGER” or “Check battery”, manually activate the electronic parking brake by pulling switch 1 (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.
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.
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.
Never leave your vehicle without moving the selector lever to position P. 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 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 “Braking system fault”, 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.