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  • E-Class
  • Saloon
  • 2016
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Automatically applying the electric parking brake
WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to children left unattended in the vehicle
If you leave children unaccompanied in the vehicle, they may be able to set the vehicle in motion, for example by:
  • Releasing the parking brake.

  • Shifting the manual transmission into neutral.

  • Starting the engine.

In addition, they may operate vehicle equipment.

Never leave children and animals unattended in the vehicle.
When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle. This also applies to mobile phones if the "Digital Car Key in the smartphone" function is activated via the Mercedes me connect web app.
WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to children left unattended in the vehicle
If you leave children unattended in the vehicle, they may be able to set the vehicle in motion, for example by:
  • Releasing the parking brake.

  • Shifting the transmission out of park position .

  • Starting the engine.

In addition, they may operate vehicle equipment.

Never leave children and animals unattended in the vehicle.
When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle. This also applies to mobile phones if the "Digital Car Key in the smartphone" function is activated via the Mercedes me connect web app.

Vehicles with manual transmission:

The electric parking brake is applied when the vehicle is being kept stationary by the HOLD function.

In addition, one of the following conditions must be fulfilled:
  • The engine is switched off.

  • The seat belt tongue is not inserted in the seat belt buckle and the driver's door is opened.

  • There is a system malfunction.

  • The power supply is insufficient.

  • The vehicle is stationary for a lengthy period.

When the electric parking brake is applied, the indicator lamp lights up in the instrument cluster.

The electric parking brake is not automatically applied if the engine is switched off by the ECO start/stop function.

Vehicles with automatic transmission:

The electric parking brake is applied if the transmission is in position and one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
  • The engine is switched off.

  • The seat belt tongue is not inserted in the seat belt buckle and the driver's door is opened.

To prevent application: pull the handle of the electric parking brake.

The electric parking brake is also applied if one of the following conditions is fulfilled:
  • The Distance Pilot DISTRONIC brings the vehicle to a standstill.

  • The HOLD function is keeping the vehicle stationary.

  • Parking Pilot is keeping the vehicle stationary.

In addition, one of the following conditions must be fulfilled:
  • The engine is switched off.

  • The seat belt tongue is not inserted in the seat belt buckle and the driver's door is opened.

  • There is a system malfunction.

  • The power supply is insufficient.

  • The vehicle is stationary for a lengthy period.

When the electric parking brake is applied, the indicator lamp lights up in the instrument cluster.

The electric parking brake is not automatically applied if the engine is switched off by the ECO start/stop function.