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Discovered this today purely by accident. Since I have the 6-speed, I always use the hand brake when parking.

This time, when I got in and started off I forgot to release the brake. :shock:

Luckily I was in a parking lot, going very slow and not very far. I heard a steady "beeping" sound and thought my TPMS was telling me I had another flat again :(

But it wasn't, when I looked around I saw the red "BRAKE" light on the dash and immediately released it. When I tried to pull it up to verify (while moving slow), it began beeping again.

Looks like there is both a visual and an audible warning for leaving the emergency brake on :eek: :)

I suspect it might also go off if the brake system suffered a malfunction like the master cylinder going out or similar. Small consolation if it did, as no alert is going to help you then. :(
 

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lol yeah I found that out on accident before I had finished reading the manual. It's kind of annoying when your messing around in a snow covered parking lot:p
 
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