Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Activating and deactivating the parking brake

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Activating and deactivating the parking brake

Use the parking brake to help keep the vehicle stationary when it is parked.

Activating the parking brake

Volvo XC90. Activating and deactivating the parking brake

  1. Pull up the control.
    • The symbol in the instrument panel will illuminate when the parking brake is activated.
  2. Make sure the vehicle is stationary.

Symbol in the instrument panel

Volvo XC90. Activating and deactivating the parking brake

A Canadian models.

B US models.

Automatic activation

The parking brake is applied automatically

  • when the ignition is switched off and the setting for automatically activating the parking brake is activated in the center display.
  • when the gear selector is moved to P on a steep hill.
  • if the auto-hold brake (automatic brake at standstill) function is activated and
    • the vehicle has been stationary for a prolonged period of time (5-10 minutes).
    • the vehicle is switched off.
    • the driver has left the vehicle.

Emergency braking

In an emergency, the parking brake can be activated when the vehicle is moving by pulling and holding up the control. The braking process is canceled when the control is released or if the accelerator pedal is depressed.

NOTE

In case of emergency braking at high speeds, a signal sounds during the brake procedure.

Deactivating the parking brake

Volvo XC90. Activating and deactivating the parking brake

Deactivating manually

The parking brake can only be deactivated if the engine is running.

  1. Depress the brake pedal firmly.
  2. Press the control.
    • The parking brake will release and the symbol in the instrument panel will go out.

Deactivating automatically

  1. Start the vehicle.
  2. Depress the brake pedal firmly. Move the gear selector to D or R and press the accelerator pedal.
    • The parking brake will release and the symbol in the instrument panel will go out.

NOTE

For automatic deactivation to be possible, the driver's seat belt must be buckled or the driver's door closed.

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