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Ford Focus Owners Manual: Parking brake

Ford Focus Owners Manual / Brakes / Parking brake

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Vehicles with an automatic transmission should always be left with the selector lever in position P.

• Press the foot brake pedal firmly.

• Pull the parking brake lever up smartly to its fullest extent.

• Do not press the release button while pulling the lever up.

• If your vehicle is parked on a hill and facing uphill, select first gear and turn the steering wheel away from the kerb.

• If your vehicle is parked on a hill and facing downhill, select reverse gear and turn the steering wheel towards the kerb.

To release the parking brake, press the brake pedal firmly, pull the lever up slightly, depress the release button and push the lever down.

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