Buick LaCrosse: Parking Brake - Brakes - Driving and Operating - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Parking Brake

Parking Brake
Parking Brake

The vehicle has an Electric Parking Brake (EPB). The switch for the EPB is in the center console. The EPB can always be activated, even if the ignition is off. To prevent draining the battery, avoid repeated cycles of the EPB system when the engine is not running.

The system has a parking brake status light and a parking brake warning light. See Electric Parking Brake Light. There are also three Driver Information Center (DIC) messages. See Brake System Messages for more information. In case of insufficient electrical power, the EPB cannot be applied or released.

Before leaving the vehicle, check the parking brake status light to ensure that the parking brake is applied.

Braking in Emergencies
ABS allows the driver to steer and brake at the same time. In many emergencies, steering can help more than even the very best braking. ...

EPB Apply
The EPB can be applied any time the vehicle is stopped. The EPB is applied by momentarily lifting up on the EPB switch. Once fully applied, the parking brake status light will be on. While t ...

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Rear power window switch (sedan only)
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Shift Lever Position Indicators
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