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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Electric parking brake

Electric parking brake function (applying automatically)

WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to children and animals left unattended in the vehicle
If you leave children and animals unattended in the vehicle, they may be able to set the vehicle in motion, for example by:
  • Releasing the parking brake.
  • Shifting the automatic transmission out of park position P.
  • Starting the engine.

In addition, they may operate vehicle equipment and become trapped.

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

The electric parking brake is applied if the transmission is in position P and one of the following conditions is fulfilled:

  • The engine is switched off.

  • The seat belt tongue is not inserted in the seat belt buckle of the driver's seat and the driver's door is opened.

To prevent application: pull the handle of the electric parking brake.

In the following situations, the electric parking brake is also applied:

  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC is bringing the vehicle to a standstill.

  • The HOLD function is keeping the vehicle stationary.

  • Active Parking Assist is keeping the vehicle stationary.

This is the case if one of the following conditions is also fulfilled:

  • The engine is switched off.

  • The seat belt tongue is not inserted in the seat belt buckle of the driver's seat and the driver's door is opened.

  • There is a system malfunction.

  • The power supply is insufficient.

  • The vehicle is stationary for a lengthy period.

When the electric parking brake is applied, the red (USA) or (Canada) indicator lamp appears in the instrument cluster.

The electric parking brake is not automatically applied if the engine is switched off by the ECO start/stop function.

Electric parking brake function (releasing automatically)

The electric parking brake is released when the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The engine is running.

  • The seat belt tongue is inserted into the seat belt buckle of the driver's seat.

  • The transmission is in position D or R and you depress the accelerator pedal or you shift from transmission position P to D or R.

  • If the transmission is in position R, the trunk lid must be closed.

If the seat belt tongue is not inserted into the seat belt buckle of the driver's seat, the following conditions must be fulfilled:

  • The driver's door is closed.

  • You move the transmission out of transmission position R or you have previously driven faster than 2 mph (3 km/h).

  • If the transmission is in position R, the trunk lid must be closed.

When the electric parking brake is released, the red(USA) or(Canada) indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

Applying/releasing the electric parking brake manually

Applying

Parking

  • Push handle 1.

    The red (USA) or (Canada) indicator lamp appears in the instrument cluster.

The electric parking brake is only securely applied if the indicator lamp is lit continuously.

Releasing

  • Switch on the ignition.
  • Pull handle 1.

    The red (USA) or (Canada) indicator lamp in the instrument cluster goes out.

Emergency braking

  • Press and hold handle 1.

    When the vehicle has been braked to a standstill, the electric parking brake is applied. The red (USA) or (Canada) indicator lamp appears in the instrument cluster.

Notes on parking the vehicle for an extended period

If you leave the vehicle parked for longer than four weeks, the disconnected battery may be damaged by deep discharge.

If you leave the vehicle parked for longer than six weeks, it may suffer disuse damage.

Further information can be obtained at a qualified specialist workshop.

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