How to Use Your Volkswagen’s Electronic Parking Brake

Whether parking on a steep incline or towing a trailer, understanding how to engage and disengage this feature effectively is essential for safe and convenient driving.

In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of using your Volkswagen’s electronic parking brake easily and confidently.

Engaging the Electronic Parking Brake

Make sure the vehicle is not moving. Pull and hold the parking brake switch until the yellow light comes on. When both the yellow and red indicator lights are lit, the electronic parking brake is engaged.

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Disengaging the Electronic Parking Brake

Press the brake pedal. Press the parking brake switch. The parking brake will release, and the indicator light on the instrument cluster will turn off.

Automatic Activation and Release

The electronic parking brake engages when the driver’s door opens at speeds under 3 km/h and releases when the door closes. It also releases automatically when the driver’s door is closed, a drive gear is engaged, and the accelerator pedal is pressed.

Enhanced Functionality for Incline and Towing

Use the electronic parking brake to hold your vehicle steady on inclines or when towing. If you need more power to move forward without rolling back, pull the switch gently while pressing the accelerator. Release the switch to disengage the brake.

By following the simple steps, you can confidently navigate various driving scenarios with ease. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to contact us. Happy driving!