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Electric parking brake
The electric parking brake acts on the rear wheels and is used to secure the vehicle when it is stationary.
Applying the parking brake
For information on warning lights and light indicators:
Manually releasing the parking brake
Automatically releasing the parking brake
Despite the active parking brake, you can drive off as normal.
The electric parking brake detects the request to drive off and releases automatically.
If one of these prerequisites is not fulfilled, the electric parking brake is not automatically released when the driver attempts to drive off.
A message appears on the multifunction display. The brake warning light and the light indicator on the button flash.
For information on warning messages on the multifunction display:
Activating the emergency braking function
In the event of failure of the conventional brakes, the vehicle can be decelerated significantly and brought to a stop using the electric parking brake.
To deactivate the emergency brake function:
Emergency braking results in a very high braking force. This can endanger any following traffic and control over the vehicle may be lost.
Responding to warning symbols
Brake warning light USA
Brake warning light Canada
If the electric parking brake cannot be fully applied when the vehicle is stationary, the light indicator on the button and the brake warning light flash.
Vehicles without Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)
Even though the brake disks consist of alloyed gray cast iron, they will unavoidably start to corrode if the car is parked for an extended period. The brakes will tend to "rub" as a result.
The nature, extent and effects of corrosion depend on the amount of time the vehicle was parked, whether road salt or grit was spread and whether grease-dissolving agents were used in car washes.
If the braking comfort is noticeably impaired, it is recommended having the brake system checked by experts at an authorized Porsche dealer.