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Driving And Parking; Parking Brake - Smart Fortwo coupe Operator's Manual

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in order to avoid damaging the
transmission.
You can drive in reverse gear at a speed
of up to 9 mph (15 km/h).
Depress the brake pedal.
X
Press the release button (
X
disengage the gear selector lever lock.
Move the gear selector lever to reverse
X
gear R.
R
appears in the transmission position
indicator.
Release the brake pedal.
X
Carefully depress the accelerator pedal.
X
Parking
G
WARNING
Do not park this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system. These materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
Vehicle movement can cause serious
personal injury or damage to the vehicle or
the vehicle drivetrain. Therefore, always
do the following before turning off the
engine and leaving the vehicle:
Keep right foot on the brake pedal.
R
Engage the parking brake.
R
Move the gear selector lever to park
R
position P.
Slowly release the brake pedal.
R
When parked on an incline, always turn
R
the front wheels towards the curb.
Turn the key to starter switch position 0
R
and remove the key from the starter
switch.
Take the key with you and lock the vehicle
R
when leaving.
G
WARNING
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and
* optional
steering* systems. In this case, it is
important to keep in mind that a
considerably higher degree of effort is
necessary to brake and steer the vehicle.
Adapt your driving accordingly.
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Y
Properly stop and park the vehicle.
X
Depress the brake pedal.
X
Engage the parking brake (
X
When the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running, the brake warning
lamp $ (USA only) or J (Canada
only) in the instrument cluster comes on.
Release the brake pedal.
X

Parking brake

The parking brake serves to secure the
vehicle against rolling away when it is
stationary or parked.
G
WARNING
Engaging the parking brake while the
vehicle is in motion can cause the rear
wheels to lock up. You could lose control of
the vehicle and cause an accident. In
addition, the vehicle's brake lights do not
light up when the parking brake is engaged.
Releasing: Depress the brake pedal.
X
Pull up slightly on parking brake
X
lever ; and press release button :.

Driving and parking

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