Always apply the parking brake when parking on an incline. Selecting a gear or putting the automatic transmission in P may not be sufficient to keep the vehicle stationary in all situations.
If the vehicle is pointing uphill:
- Turn the front wheels so they are pointing away from the curb.
If the vehicle is pointing downhill:
- Turn the front wheels so they are pointing toward the curb.
Heavy load uphill
Heavy loads, such as a trailer, could cause the vehicle to roll backward when the parking brake is released automatically on steep uphill gradients. To help avoid this, pull the control upward while you are driving away. Release the control when the vehicle gains traction.