Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check

When you are doing this check, the vehicle could begin to move. WARNING
When you are doing this check, the vehicle could begin to move.

You or others could be injured and property could be damaged.

Make sure there is room in front of the vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move.

Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake.

► To check the parking brake's holding ability: With the engine running and the transmission in N (Neutral), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only.

► To check the P (Park) mechanism's holding ability: With the engine running, shift to P (Park).

Then release the parking brake followed by the regular brake.

Contact your dealer if service is required.

    See also:

    Doing Your Own Service Work
    WARNING: You can be injured and the vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it. • Be sure you have sufficient knowledge, experience, ...

    Park Tilt Mirrors
    If the vehicle has memory mirrors, the outside mirrors have park tilt mirrors. This feature tilts the driver’s side and passenger side mirror to a factory programmed position when the vehicle ...

    Disc Music Menu
    Press the SELECT knob to access the Disc music menu. Turn the SELECT knob to scroll, then press it to select any of the following category buttons on the MP3 music menu to display the corre ...