Lexus NX: Parking brake

The parking brake can be set or released automatically or manually.

In automatic mode, the parking brake can be set or released automatically according to shift lever operation. Also, even in automatic mode, the parking brake can be set or released manually.

Operating instructions

■ Turns automatic mode on While the vehicle is stopped, pull and hold the parking brake switch until the automatic mode lamp turns on.

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  1. Parking brake indicator (U.S.A.)
  2. Parking brake indicator (Canada)
  3. Parking brake lamp
  4. Automatic mode lamp

The parking brake is set or released automatically according to shift lever operation.

Operate the shift lever with the brake pedal depressed.

■ Turns automatic mode off While the vehicle is stopped, press and hold the parking brake switch until the automatic mode lamp turns off.

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  1. Parking brake indicator (U.S.A.)
  2. Parking brake indicator (Canada)
  3. Parking brake lamp
  4. Automatic mode lamp

■ Using the manual mode The parking brake can be set and released manually.

Lexus NX. Driving procedures

  1. Parking brake indicator (U.S.A.)
  2. Parking brake indicator (Canada)
  3. Parking brake lamp
  4. Automatic mode lamp
  1. Sets the parking brake

The parking brake indicator light and parking brake lamp will turn on.

Pull and hold the parking brake switch if an emergency occurs and it is necessary to operate the parking brake while driving.

  1. Releases the parking brake

Operate the parking brake switch while depressing the brake pedal. Make sure that the parking brake indicator light and parking brake lamp turn off.

If the parking brake indicator light and parking brake lamp flashes, operate the switch again.

■Parking brake operation

■If "Parking Brake Overheated Parking Brake Unavailable" is displayed on the multi-information display If the parking brake is operated repeatedly over a short period of time, the system may restrict operation to prevent overheating. If this happens, refrain from operating the parking brake. Normal operation will return after about 1 minute.

■Parking brake operation sound When the parking brake operates, a motor sound (whirring sound) may be heard. This does not indicate a malfunction.

■Parking brake indicator light and parking brake lamp

■Changing the mode When changing the automatic mode on/off, the message will be shown on the multi-information display and the buzzer sounds.

■Parking brake engaged warning buzzer A buzzer will sound if the vehicle is driven with the parking brake engaged. "Release Parking Brake" is displayed on the multi-information display.

■Warning messages and buzzers Warning messages and buzzers are used to indicate a system malfunction or to inform the driver of the need for caution. If a warning message is shown on the multi-information display, read the message and follow the instructions.

WARNING

■When parking the vehicle Do not leave a child in the vehicle alone.

The parking brake may be released unintentionally and there is the danger of the vehicle moving that may lead to an accident resulting in death or serious injury.

■Parking brake switch Do not set any objects near the parking brake switch. Objects may interfere with the switch and may lead the parking brake to unexpectedly operate.

NOTICE

■When parking the vehicle Before you leave the vehicle, shift the shift lever to P, set the parking brake and make sure that the vehicle does not move.

■When the system malfunctions Stop the vehicle in a safe place and check the warning messages.

■When the parking brake cannot be released due to a malfunction Driving the vehicle with the parking brake set will lead to brake components overheating, which may affect braking performance and increase brake wear.

Have the vehicle inspected by contact your Lexus dealer immediately if this occurs.

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