2016 Discovery Sport

ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB)

WARNING

Do not rely on the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) to hold the vehicle stationary if the brake warning lamp is illuminated or the EPB warning lamp is flashing. Seek qualified assistance urgently.

CAUTION

The EPB system operates on the rear wheels; therefore, secure parking of the vehicle is dependent on being on a hard and stable surface.

CAUTION

Do not rely on the EPB to operate effectively, if the rear wheels have been immersed in mud or water.

NOTES

If the vehicle is used in severe off-road conditions (e.g., wading, deep mud, etc.), extra maintenance and adjustment of the EPB will be required. Consult a Retailer/Authorized Repairer for more information.

With the ignition switched on and the vehicle stationary:

  1. Press the brake pedal, then press down and release the EPB switch. This will release the EPB.

  2. Pull up and release the EPB switch. This will apply the EPB. The parking brake warning lamp will illuminate to indicate that the EPB is applied. See ELECTRIC PARKING BRAKE (EPB) (RED).

If the system detects a fault while the EPB is operating, the red parking brake warning lamp will flash, accompanied by a warning in the Message center.

NOTES

The red parking brake warning lamp will continue to be illuminated for at least 10 seconds after the ignition has been turned off.

If the system detects a fault with the EPB, the amber brake warning lamp will illuminate accompanied by a warning in the Message center. See BRAKE (AMBER).

If the EPB is operated when the vehicle's speed is less than 2 mph (3 km/h), the vehicle will be brought to an abrupt stop. The stop lamps will not be illuminated.

CAUTION

Driving the vehicle with the EPB applied, or repeated use of the EPB to slow the vehicle, may cause serious damage to the brake system.

In an emergency, with the vehicle traveling at more than 2 mph (3 km/h), pulling up on the EPB switch and holding, gives a controlled reduction in the speed, as long as the accelerator pedal is released. The brake warning lamp will illuminate accompanied by a warning tone and a warning message in the Message center. The stop lamps will illuminate. See BRAKE (RED).

The EPB is automatically applied when Park (P) is selected.

NOTES

To prevent this automatic operation, when the vehicle is stationary, press and hold the EPB switch in the release position. Within 5 seconds, switch off the ignition and continue to hold the EPB switch for a further 2 seconds.

If the vehicle is stationary with the EPB applied and the gearbox is engaged in Drive (D) or Reverse (R), pressing the accelerator pedal will release the EPB and allow the vehicle to move off.

NOTES

Automatic release of the EPB is only possible when the driver’s door is fully closed or the driver’s seat belt is buckled.

When shifting from P with the EPB applied, the EPB will automatically release to allow a smooth drive away.

NOTES

To prevent this automatic operation, when the vehicle is stationary, pull and hold the EPB switch in the apply position. Within 5 seconds, switch off the ignition and continue to hold the EPB switch for a further 2 seconds.

To delay the automatic release, hold the EPB switch in the applied position and release it at the desired point. The EPB system gradually releases to assist in a smooth drive away.

NOTES

At the start of a journey, EPB release times may be extended when changing from P or Neutral (N). This is to allow for increased gear engagement times.