2020 Defender

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Make sure the following warnings have been read and fully understood. Failure to follow the guidance given could affect vehicle safety, leading to serious injury or death.

WARNING

If the red brake warning lamp illuminates, safely bring the vehicle to a stop as quickly as possible. Seek qualified assistance.

WARNING

If the amber brake warning lamp illuminates, drive with care, avoiding heavy brake pedal application. Seek qualified assistance.

WARNING

Do not rest a foot on the brake pedal while the vehicle is in motion. Doing so can damage the braking system and reduce braking efficiency.

WARNING

Never allow the vehicle to coast (freewheel) with the engine switched off. The engine must be running to provide full braking assistance. The brakes still function with the engine switched off, but far more brake pedal pressure is required to operate them.

WARNING

Never place non-approved floor matting or any other obstructions under the brake pedal. The result can be restricted pedal travel and reduced braking efficiency.

WARNING

Driving through heavy rain or water can have an adverse effect on braking efficiency. Under such circumstances, it is recommended to lightly apply the brakes intermittently, to dry the brakes.

WARNING

Do not pump the brake pedal at any time. Doing so interrupts the operation of the braking system and may increase stopping distances.

WARNING

Repeated or prolonged heavy braking can cause the brakes and the brake fluid to overheat, resulting in reduced braking efficiency and brake failure.

WARNING

Do not drive if the instrument panel displays the Brakes Overheating message. Stop the vehicle as soon as safety permits. Allow the brakes to cool. If necessary, seek qualified assistance before continuing. Driving with overheated brakes can cause increased braking distance or brake failure.

The red brake warning lamp and a continuous chime accompanies the Brakes Overheating message. The chime ceases when the vehicle is stationary. See BRAKE (RED) and BRAKE (AMBER).