Manual parking brake

Citroën C5 / Citroen C5 Owner's Manual / Driving / Manual parking brake

Parking brake

Parking brake

The parking brake is engaged, with the vehicle stationary, by pulling on the lever with a force appropriate to the slope.

To facilitate the action on the lever, you are recommended to press the brake pedal at the same time.

In all circumstances, as a precautionary measure, engage first gear.

On steep gradients, turn the steering towards the pavement.

To release the parking brake, press on the end of the lever whilst pulling it then lower it fully.

The warning lamp comes on if the parking brake is engaged or not fully released.

If the parking brake is released, the lighting of this warning lamp along with

If the parking brake is released, the lighting of this warning lamp along with the STOP warning lamp indicates an insufficient level of brake fluid or a malfunction of the braking distribution.

It is essential to stop the vehicle.

Consult a CITROËN dealer as soon as possible.

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