garygid wrote:So, since the Parking Brake deploys and releases automatically, you would never use the PB Switch-Lever unless you wanted to roll a parked car ... but you still could not because you would be in Park mode?
What am I missing?
Ah.. this is so much fun. We have so many answers, and yet... so many more questions now.
You have Park which I believe behaves identical to Park on a regular automatic, and then you have the Parking Brake, or Emergency Brake, or Electrc Parking Brake, or the "Tokyo Drift Lever" as my girlfriend likes to call it (please, just... don't even respond to that, I know it is wrong on a number of levels)
From what I understand:
-Park automatically engages when you turn off the car
-Park automaticllly disengages when you press on the brake and shift into Drive/Reverse (I think)
So... the only time you need to use the Park button (on top of the shifter) is in a situation where you don't want the car to accellerate or reverse, but you are leaving the car on. In this case, you can turn on Park and the car shouldn't go anywhere.
However, the Parking Brake (controlled by the push/pull lever) is a little different.
-Parking Brake does not automatically engage... ever.
-Parking Brake automatically disengages if you A)have your seatbelt on, B)are in Drive or Reverse, and C)you press your "go" pedal
So if you want to turn the Parking Brake on, you need to engage it yourself. But as long as you put on your seatbelt you don't ever need to disengage the parking break, because it will do so automatically. At least, this is how I'm reading it.