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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:04 pm

HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.


Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:12 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.


Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?


Doesn't work for me but I have an S...
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:57 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
LeftieBiker wrote:
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.


Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?


Doesn't work for me but I have an S...


This only works if you have an electronic parking brake. This is common for any model with an electronic parking brake.

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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:59 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.


Good tip! I never thought to try it. Does it release when you shift out of Park or when you step on the Go pedal?


E-Pedal off & in D or B & begin pressing the go pedal and if accelerating slowly you can hear that very distinctive parking brake release motor sound. If accelerating faster then it's less audible but the same net effect.
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:49 am

HerdingElectrons wrote:Did you know that at least on a 2018 you don't have to manually release the parking brake?

If you begin to accelerate it auto releases.


my 2012 does that too but only when you wear your seatbelt :o
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Re: The Best, Least-Known Tips & Tricks

Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:17 pm

Bump. Read the first post for the guide.
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