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Parking brake

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Parking / Parking brake

If you must brake the vehicle with the parking brake, the braking distance is considerably longer and the wheels could lock. There is an increased danger of skidding and accidents.

Only use the parking brake to brake the vehicle when the service brake is faulty. Do not apply the parking brake too firmly. If the wheels lock, release the parking brake until the wheels begin turning again.

If you leave children unsupervised in the vehicle, they could set it in motion by, for example:
Х releasing the parking brake Х shifting the automatic transmission out of the parking position P
Х starting the engine.

They could also operate the vehicle's equipment. There is a risk of an accident and injury.

When leaving the vehicle, always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle. Never leave children unsupervised in the vehicle.

When you apply parking brake ; to brake

When you apply parking brake ; to brake the vehicle, the brake lamps do not light up.

To apply: pull parking brake ; up firmly.

Parking brake ; is applied.

When the ignition is switched on or the engine is running, the or (USA only)
or in (Canada only) indicator lamp is lit
in the instrument cluster.

To release: depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

The selector lever lock is released.

Pull parking brake ; up firmly.

Press release button : on parking brake ; and move parking brake ; down to the stop.

When the ignition is switched on or the engine is running, the or  (Canada only) indicator lamp (USA only)
or goes (Canada only) indicator lamp
goes out in the instrument cluster.

If you pull away with parking brake ; applied, a warning tone sounds.

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