Always set the parking brake fully and make sure the transmission selector lever is placed in park (P). Failure to set the parking brake and engage park could result in vehicle roll-away, property damage or bodily injury. Turn the ignition to the lock position and remove the key whenever you leave your vehicle.|
Apply the parking brake whenever your vehicle is parked.
- For vehicles equipped with a foot operated parking brake, press the pedal downward to set the parking brake.
- For vehicle equipped with a hand operated parking brake, pull the parking brake lever up to set the parking brake.
The brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster illuminates when the ignition is turned on and the parking brake is applied.
The parking brake is not recommended to stop a moving vehicle. However, if the normal brakes fail, the parking brake can be used to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Your vehicle's stopping distance will increase greatly and the handling of your vehicle will be adversely affected.
To release the parking brake:
- For vehicles equipped with a foot operated parking brake, pull the parking brake release lever.
- For vehicles equipped with a hand operated parking brake, push the parking brake lever down.