Vehicles With Automatic Transmission
WARNING
Always set the parking brake and leave your vehicle with the transmission in park (P).

Note:  If you park your vehicle on a hill and facing uphill, shift into park (P) and turn the steering wheel away from the curb.
Note:  If you park your vehicle on a hill and facing downhill, shift into park (P) and turn the steering wheel toward the curb.
Vehicles with Manual Transmission
WARNING
If your vehicle has a manual transmission, shift into first or reverse gear. If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, shift into park (P).

Note:  If you park your vehicle on a hill and facing uphill, select first gear and turn the steering wheel away from the curb.
Note:  If you park your vehicle on a hill and facing downhill, select reverse gear and turn the steering wheel toward the curb.
All Vehicles
WARNING
If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, the brakes may not be working properly. Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

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To set the parking brake, pull the parking brake handle up as far as possible.
To release the parking brake:
  1. Press and hold the button at the end of the parking brake handle.
  1. Pull the handle up slightly, then push the handle down.