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DS 3: Electric parking brake / Manual and Automatic operation

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual

Manual operation

Manual release

With the ignition on or engine running:

  • Press the brake pedal.
  • While maintaining pressure on the brake pedal, briefly push the control.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation If the brake pedal is not depressed, the parking brake is not released and a message is displayed.

Manual application

With the vehicle stationary:

  • Briefly pull the control.

The control indicator lamp flashes to confirm the application request.

Automatic operation

Automatic release

First ensure that the engine is running and that the driver's door is closed.

The electric parking brake gradually releases automatically as the vehicle moves off. With a manual gearbox

  • Fully depress the clutch pedal and engage first gear or reverse.
  • Depress the accelerator pedal and release the clutch pedal.

With an automatic gearbox

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Select mode D, M or R.
  • Release the brake pedal and depress the accelerator pedal.

With a drive selector

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Select mode D, B or R.
  • Release the brake pedal and depress the accelerator pedal.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation With an automatic gearbox or drive selector, if the brake does not release automatically, check that the front doors are properly closed.

When stationary with the engine running, do not depress the accelerator pedal unnecessarily. Risk of parking brake release.

Automatic application

With the vehicle stationary, the parking brake is applied automatically when the engine is switched off.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation It is not applied automatically if the engine stalls or enters STOP mode with Stop & Start.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation In automatic mode, the parking brake can be manually applied or released at any time using the control.

Special cases

Immobilising the vehicle with the engine running

To immobilise the vehicle with the engine running, briefly pull the control.

Parking the vehicle with the brake released

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation In very cold conditions (ice), applying the parking brake is not recommended.

To immobilise the vehicle, engage a gear or place the chocks against one of the wheels.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation With an automatic gearbox or drive selector, mode P is automatically selected when the ignition is switched off. The wheels are blocked.

For more information on Free-wheeling, refer to the corresponding section.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation With an automatic gearbox or drive selector, while mode N is selected, opening the driver’s door triggers an audible signal. It stops when the driver's door closes again.

Deactivating automatic operation

In some situations, for example when it is extremely cold or when towing (e.g. caravan, breakdown), it may be necessary to deactivate automatic operation of the system.

  • Start the engine.
  • Use the control to apply the parking brake, if it is released.
  • Take your foot fully off the brake pedal.
  • Keep the control pushed in the release direction for 10 to a maximum of 15 seconds.
  • Release the control.
  • Depress and hold the brake pedal.
  • Pull the control in the application direction for 2 seconds.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation This indicator lamp on the instrument panel comes on to confirm deactivation of the automatic functions.

  • Release the control and the brake pedal. From this point onwards, only the manual functions, using the control, allow the parking brake to be applied and released.
  • Follow this procedure again to reactivate automatic operation (confirmed by the indicator lamp on the instrument panel going out).

Emergency braking

If depressing the brake pedal fails to provide effective braking or in exceptional circumstances (e.g. driver unwell, assisted driving), the vehicle can be braked by sustained pulling on the electric parking brake control. Braking continues for as long as the control is kept pulled, and ceases when the control is released.

The ABS and DSC systems stabilise the vehicle during emergency braking.

If emergency braking malfunctions, the message "Parking brake fault" will be displayed on the instrument panel.

DS 3. Manual and Automatic operation If the ABS and DSC systems malfunction, indicated by lighting one or both warning lamps on the instrument panel, the vehicle’s stability is no longer ensured.

  • In this case, ensure the vehicle's stability by successive and repeated "pull-release" actions on the electric parking brake control until the vehicle comes to a complete stop.

    Indicator lamp

    This indicator lamp comes on both on the instrument panel and on the control to confirm that the parking brake has been applied, accompanied by display of the message "Parking brake applied"...

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