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To release the parking brake, slightly pull up the handle
while pushing the lock button, and guide the lever
downward to its stop. The brake warning light in the
instrument cluster should go out.
A warning sounds if you start to drive without having
released the parking brake.
When parking on a hill, you must set the parking brake
before placing the gear selector in PARK. If you don’t, the
load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it
difficult to move the selector out of PARK. As an added
precaution, turn the front wheels toward the curb on a
downhill grade and away from the curb on an uphill
The parking brake should always be applied when the
driver is not in the vehicle.
Be sure the parking brake is fully disengaged before
driving; failure to do so can lead to brake failure and
Do not leave children unattended in a vehicle. A
child could be injured, or could injure others, if left
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