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Peugeot 2008: Driving / Electric parking brake

In automatic mode, this system applies the parking brake when the engine is switched off and releases it when the vehicle moves off.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake

At any time, with the engine running:

  • to apply the parking brake, briefly pull the control lever;
  • to release it, briefly push the control lever while pressing the brake pedal.

Automatic mode is activated by default.

Indicator lamp

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake This indicator lamp comes on on the instrument panel and on the control lever to confirm the application of the parking brake, accompanied by the display of the message "Parking brake applied".

The indicator lamp goes out to confirm the release of the parking brake, accompanied by the display of the message "Parking brake released".

The indicator lamp flashes in response to a manual request to apply or release the brake.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake In the event of a battery failure, the electric parking brake will not operate.

As a safety measure, with a manual gearbox, if the parking brake is not applied, immobilise the vehicle by engaging a gear.

As a safety measure, with an automatic gearbox or drive selector, if the parking brake is not applied, immobilise the vehicle by placing the supplied chock against one of the wheels.

Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake Before leaving the vehicle, check that the parking brake is applied: the indicator lamps on the instrument panel and the control lever must be on fixed.

If the parking brake is not applied, there is an audible signal and a message is displayed on opening the driver's door.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake Never leave a child alone inside the vehicle, as they could release the parking brake.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake When the vehicle is parked: on a steep slope, heavily loaded or during towing

With a manual gearbox, turn the wheels toward the pavement and engage a gear.

With an automatic gearbox or a drive selector, turn the wheels toward the pavement and select mode  P.

When towing, the vehicle is approved for parking on slopes of up to 12%.

Manual operation

Manual release

With the ignition on or engine running:

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • While maintaining pressure on the brake pedal, briefly push the control lever.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake If you push the control lever without pressing the brake pedal, the parking brake is not released and a message is displayed.

Manual application

With the vehicle stationary:

  • Pull briefly on the control lever.

The control lever indicator lamp flashes to confirm the application request.

Automatic operation

Automatic release

First ensure that the engine is running and the driver's door is properly closed.

The electric parking brake gradually releases automatically as the vehicle moves off.

With a manual gearbox

  • Fully depress the clutch pedal and engage first gear or reverse.
  • Depress the accelerator pedal and release the clutch pedal.

With an automatic gearbox

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Select mode  D, M or  R.
  • Release the brake pedal and depress the accelerator pedal.

With a drive selector

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Select mode  D, B or  R.
  • Release the brake pedal and depress the accelerator pedal.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake With an automatic gearbox or drive selector, if the brake does not release automatically, check that the front doors are correctly closed.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake When stationary with the engine running, do not depress the accelerator pedal unnecessarily. Risk of parking brake release.

Automatic application

With the vehicle stationary, the parking brake is automatically applied when the engine is switched off.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake It is not applied automatically if the engine stalls or enters STOP mode of  Stop & Start.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake With automatic operation, it is also possible to manually apply or release the parking brake using the control lever.

Special cases

Immobilising the vehicle with the engine running

To immobilise the vehicle with the engine running, briefly pull the control lever.

Parking the vehicle with the brake released

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake In very cold conditions (ice), applying the parking brake is not recommended.

To immobilise the vehicle, engage a gear or place the chocks against one of the wheels.

Immobilising the vehicle with the parking brake released

  • Switch off the engine.
  • Switch on the ignition again, without starting the engine.
  • Release the parking brake manually by pushing the control lever while keeping your foot on the brake pedal.
  • Switch off the ignition.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake With an automatic gearbox or drive selector, mode P is automatically selected when the ignition is switched off. The wheels are blocked.

For more information on Changing to free-wheeling, refer to the corresponding section.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake With an automatic gearbox or drive selector, while mode N is selected, opening the driver’s door triggers an audible signal. It stops when the driver's door closes again.

Deactivating automatic operation

In some situations, for example when it is extremely cold or when towing (e.g. caravan, breakdown), it may be necessary to deactivate automatic operation of the system.

  • Start the engine.
  • Use the control lever to apply the parking brake, if it is released.
  • Take your foot fully off the brake pedal.
  • Hold the control lever pressed in the release direction for between 10 and a maximum of 15 seconds.
  • Release the control lever.
  • Depress and hold the brake pedal.
  • Pull the control lever in the “Application” direction for 2  seconds.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake This indicator lamp on the instrument panel comes on to confirm deactivation of the automatic functions.

  • Release the control lever and the brake pedal.

From now on, the parking brake can only be applied and released manually using the control lever.

Repeat this procedure to reactivate automatic operation (confirmed by the indicator lamp on the instrument panel going off).

Emergency braking

In the event of a fault with the brake pedal or in an exceptional situation (e.g. driver taken ill, driver under instruction), a continuous pull on the electric parking brake control lever will brake the vehicle. Braking continues while the control lever is pulled, and ceases when the control lever is released.

The ABS and DSC systems stabilise the vehicle during emergency braking.

If emergency braking malfunctions, the message "Parking brake control faulty" will be displayed on the instrument panel.

Peugeot 2008. Electric parking brake If the ABS and DSC systems malfunction, indicated by lighting one or both warning lamps on the instrument panel, the vehicle’s stability is no longer ensured.

In this event, the driver must keep the vehicle stable by successively pulling and releasing the control lever, repeating the operation until the vehicle has stopped.

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