electronic parking brake on SLK R172

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  1. contracts34

    contracts34 Active Member

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    Hi

    Should the EPB engage automatically when I come to a stop, select P and turn off the ignition?
     
  2. st13phil

    st13phil MB Club Veteran

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    It doesn't on my wife's 2015 car.


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  3. stagwcb

    stagwcb Active Member

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    No I don't think so.
     
  4. reflexboy

    reflexboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It doesn't on our 2014 R172 either
     
  5. MikeInWimbledon

    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Certainly not

    Engaging "P" is purely like putting your automatic gear box in "Park."

    You have to manually apply, and release, your electric parking brake to get the brake to function.

    And don't just leave the car in "park" all the time without using the electric parking brake occasionally. If you do, the mechanism will seize, the car will fail it's next MoT and you'll be looking at several hundred quid to fix it.
     

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