Opel Corsa Manuals

Opel Corsa: Brakes / Parking brake

Warning

Before leaving the vehicle, check parking brake status. Control indicator Opel Corsa. Parking brake illuminate constantly when electric parking brake is applied.

Manual parking brake

Opel Corsa. Parking brake

Warning

Always apply parking brake firmly without operating the release button, and apply as firmly as possible on a downhill or uphill slope.

To release the parking brake, pull the lever up slightly, press the release button and fully lower the lever.

To reduce the operating forces of the parking brake, depress the foot brake at the same time.

Electric parking brake

Opel Corsa. Parking brake

Applying when vehicle is stationary

Warning

Pull switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake for a minimum of 1 second until control indicator Opel Corsa. Parking brake illuminates constantly and electric parking brake is applied. The electric parking brake operates automatically with adequate force. Before leaving the vehicle, check the electric parking brake status.

The electric parking brake can always be activated, even if the ignition is off.

Do not operate electric parking brake system too often without engine running as this will discharge the vehicle battery.

Releasing

Switch on ignition. Keep foot brake pedal depressed and then push switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake.

Drive away function

Vehicles with manual transmission: Depressing the clutch pedal and then slightly releasing the clutch pedal and slightly depressing the accelerator pedal releases the electric parking brake automatically. This is only possible if the automatic operation of the electric parking brake is activated. It is not possible when switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake is pulled at the same time.

Vehicles with automatic transmission: Engaging R, D or M and then depressing the accelerator pedal releases the electric parking brake automatically. This is only possible if the automatic operation of the electric parking brake is activated. It is not possible when switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake is pulled at the same time.

Braking when vehicle is moving

When the vehicle is moving and the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake is kept pulled, the electric parking brake system will decelerate the vehicle. As soon as the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake is released, braking will be stopped.

The antilock brake system and the Electronic Stability Control stabilise the vehicle while the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake is kept pulled. If an error of the electric parking brake occurs, a warning message is displayed in the driver information centre. If the antilock brake system and the Electronic Stability Control fail, one or both indicators Opel Corsa. Parking brake and Opel Corsa. Parking brake illuminate in the instrument cluster. In this case, stability can only be provided by repeatedly pulling and pushing the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake until the vehicle is immobilised.

Automatic operation

Automatic operation includes automatic application and automatic release of the electric parking brake.

The electric parking brake can also be applied or released manually by using the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake.

Automatic application:

The electric parking brake is automatically applied when the vehicle is stationary and the ignition is switched off.

Opel Corsa. Parking brake illuminates in the instrument cluster and a display message pops up to confirm the application.

Automatic release:

Parking brake releases automatically after moving off.

Opel Corsa. Parking brake extinguishes in the instrument cluster and a display message pops up to confirm the release.

If the vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission and the brake is not released automatically, make sure the front doors are correctly closed.

Deactivation of automatic operation

  1. Start the engine.
  2. If the parking brake is released, apply the parking brake pulling the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake.
  3. Take your foot off the brake pedal.
  4. Press the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake for at least 10 seconds and maximum 15 seconds.
  5. Release the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake.
  6. Press and hold the brake pedal.

Pull the switch Opel Corsa. Parking brake for 2 seconds.

The deactivation of the automatic operation of the electric parking brake is confirmed by Opel Corsa. Parking brake illuminating in the instrument cluster. The electric parking brake can only be applied and released manually.

To reactivate the automatic operation, repeat the steps described above.

Functionality check

When the vehicle is not moving, the electric parking brake might be applied automatically. This is done to check the system.

Fault

Failure mode of electric parking brake is indicated by a control indicator Opel Corsa. Parking brake and by a vehicle message which is displayed in the Driver Information Centre.

Control indicator Opel Corsa. Parking brake flashes: electric parking brake is not fully applied or released. When continuously flashing, release electric parking brake and retry applying.

    Antilock brake system

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    Brake assist. Hill start assist

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