2016 Discovery 4

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 immediately.

CAUTION

The EPB 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.), additional maintenance and adjustment of the EPB will be required. Consult a Retailer/Authorized Repairer.

  1. With the ignition switched on, press the brake pedal and press down on the EPB switch. This will release the EPB.

  2. With the vehicle stationary, pull the EPB switch up and release it, to 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 EPB is applied while the vehicle is stationary and Drive (D) or Reverse (R) is selected, pressing the accelerator pedal will automatically release the EPB.

The EPB is also automatically released when the gear selector is moved from the Park (P) position.

If the EPB is applied when the vehicle's speed is above 1.8 mph (3 km/h), Caution! Park Brake Applied will be displayed in the Message center, the warning lamp in the Instrument panel will illuminate and a warning chime will sound.

If the EPB is applied while the vehicle is moving, releasing the switch will disengage the EPB. The EPB cannot be applied when the vehicle is moving, if the accelerator pedal is pressed.

NOTES

If the vehicle is in motion, the EPB should only be used as an emergency brake.

CAUTION

Always apply the EPB when the vehicle is parked.

The Drive-away release feature allows the EPB to release automatically as the vehicle is driven away.

The warning lamp in the Instrument panel will illuminate for a short time if the EPB is applied, when the ignition system reverts to the Convenience mode.

If a fault in the system is detected, Park Brake Fault or Cannot Apply Park Brake will be displayed in the Message center. Seek qualified assistance as soon as possible.

If the battery has been discharged or disconnected, Apply Foot And Park Brake will be displayed in the Message center when the ignition is next switched on. Press the brake pedal and pull the EPB switch up to apply the EPB. This is required to reset the EPB system. The EPB will now function correctly.