Activating the parking brake
The button for the parking brake is located next to the gear selector.
Press the button.
The symbol in the driver display illuminates when the parking brake is activated.
The parking brake is activated automatically
- if the driver leaves/exits the car.
- when the car is switched off manually in the centre display.
- if the function Hold (brake when stationary) is activated and the car has been stationary for a while (approx. 10 minutes).
Check that the symbol for parking brake is illuminated when leaving the car.
In an emergency, the parking brake can be activated when the car is in motion by pressing and holding the button depressed.
The car is then braked heavily with the foot brake. Braking stops when the button is released, or if the accelerator pedal is depressed.
An acoustic signal sounds while emergency braking is active at high speeds.
Deactivating the parking brake
The parking brake is deactivated automatically when a gear is selected.
Put the seatbelt on.
Depress the brake pedal.
Select gear position D or R
The parking brake releases automatically and the symbol in the driver display extinguishes.
Release the brake pedal.
If regenerative braking has been activated, the car will not drive forwards, but may roll away if the surface is sloping in the same direction as the selected gear position.
If regenerative braking is deactivated, the car will drive slowly in the selected direction with gentle pressure on the accelerator pedal.
For automatic deactivation, either the driver has to have put on their seatbelt or the driver door has to be closed.
Symbol in the driver display
Light illuminated permanently: The parking brake is activated.
Flashing: an error has occurred with the parking brake. Read the message in the driver display.