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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Brake System Messages

PARK BRAKE RELEASED

For vehicles with the Electric Parking Brake, this message displays when the parking brake has been released from the set position. See Parking Brake on page 9-26 for more information.

PARK BRAKE SET

For vehicles with the Electric Parking Brake, this message displays when the parking brake has been applied to the set position.

See Parking Brake on page 9-26 for more information.

RELEASE PARK BRAKE SWITCH

For vehicles with the Electric Parking Brake, this message displays if the Park Brake switch is pulled while the vehicle is moving.

See Parking Brake on page 9-26 for more information.

SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM

This message displays along with the brake system warning light if there is a problem with the brake system or when the brake fluid level is low. See Brake System Warning Light on page 5-16. Have the brake system serviced by your dealer as soon as possible.

SERVICE PARKING BRAKE

For vehicles with the Electric Parking Brake, this message displays if a problem is detected with the electric parking brake system. See Parking Brake on page 9-26 for more information.

STEP ON BRAKE TO RELEASE PARK BRAKE

For vehicles with the Electric Parking Brake, this message displays if you try to release the parking brake without first pressing the brake pedal. See Parking Brake on page 9-26 for more information.

Chevrolet Captiva's brake system messages are vital indicators that communicate various issues related to the vehicle's braking system. These messages can include warnings about low brake fluid levels, brake pad wear, brake system malfunctions, and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) issues. It's crucial for Captiva owners to understand these messages as they directly impact the vehicle's safety and performance.

When a brake system message appears on the instrument panel, it's essential to address the issue promptly. For example, if the message indicates low brake fluid, the brake fluid reservoir should be checked and refilled as needed. Similarly, if the message indicates brake pad wear, it's advisable to inspect the brake pads and replace them if they are worn beyond safe limits.

Ignoring brake system messages can lead to brake failure, reduced braking performance, and compromised vehicle safety. Therefore, Captiva owners should familiarize themselves with these messages, regularly inspect their brake system components, and address any issues promptly to ensure optimal braking performance and safety while driving.

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