If the brake warning light should illuminate while the vehicle is in motion, bring the vehicle to a halt as quickly as traffic conditions and safety permit and seek qualified assistance before continuing. DO NOT pump the brake pedal - the braking system may lose any remaining power assistance available.
Always apply the parking brake fully whenever you park.
DO NOT rely on the parking brake to operate effectively if the vehicle has been subjected to immersion in mud and water (see ‘Off-Road Driving’ section).
PARKING BRAKE Unlike most other vehicles, the handbrake operates on the rear propeller shaft, and NOT on the road wheels. This may result in slight movement of the vehicle after the parking brake is applied.
To engage the parking brake, depress the button and pull the lever up fully.
To release, pull the lever up slightly, depress the button and lower the lever.
When parking on a slope, do not rely on the parking brake alone to hold the vehicle.
Always ensure the parking pawl of the gearbox has fully engaged by carefully releasing the foot brake and allowing the vehicle to ‘rock’ into ‘P’ (park).
CAUTION: DO NOT apply the parking brake whilst the vehicle is in motion (except in an emergency) as this could result in loss of vehicle control and damage to the transmission.
ANTI-LOCK BRAKES CAUTION: ABS cannot overcome the physical limitations of stopping the vehicle in too short a distance, cornering at too high a speed, or the danger of aquaplaning, i.e. where a layer of water prevents adequate contact between the tires and the road surface.
The fact that a vehicle is fitted with ABS must never tempt the driver into taking risks that could affect his/her safety or that of other road users. In all cases, it remains the driver's responsibility to drive within normal safety margins, having due consideration for prevailing weather and traffic conditions.
The ABS is designed to operate only with the tires specified in ‘Technical data’ (see ‘WHEELS & TIRES’, page 247) and genuine Land Rover parts. The manufacturers cannot accept any responsibility for inefficient operation of the system caused by modifications to the vehicle, or the fitting of non-approved components. Always consult your Land Rover retailer for advice.
ALWAYS use wheel chocks when jacking the vehicle. Even with the parking brake applied, vehicle movement is likely due to tolerances in the transmission.
The driver should always take account of the surface to be travelled over and the fact that brake pedal reactions will be different to those experienced on a non-ABS vehicle.
NOTE: On each initial start up a faint whirring sound can be heard, this is part of the brake system self check and is not a cause for concern.