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Model S Plaid Emergency Brake

Decibelle

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May 14, 2017
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Vancouver, BC 2015 P85D
I looked in the Owners Manual and it doesn't look like the Plaid has an Emergency Brake like our older cars where you press the park button on the shifter stalk and hold it in for as long as you wish the emergency brakes to be applied to the rotors. I thought this was mandatory, but maybe things have changed and newer cars don't need it. Or maybe one has to open the "gear" shifter on the main screen and then press the P button. :)
 

zanary

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Jan 25, 2017
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SF Bay Area (East Bay), CA
On the older Model S, the parking brake is applied when you put it in park. There was a manual way to engage it by press+hold the shifter stalk park button.

I'm guessing if you tap+hold after the park gesture on the screen, then maybe it will do the same, or tap+hold on the park button on the center console it may do the same.
 

Darmie

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Jan 13, 2016
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Clear Lake TX.
Good point. Maybe they have the data that an emergency brake system is not needed. I personally never considered the park button to be an emergency braking system.
 

ReelMartinis

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Jun 16, 2021
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Florida
Park on a car with a normal transmission is a thick piece of metal that engages itself in the tranny gear/fly wheel. Tesla's don't have a tranny...so....Park = E brake
 

elco_us

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Jun 30, 2021
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Utah
Go to "Safety" menu, and emergency brake can be engaged from there.
I haven't found a faster way to engage it.

once engage "p brake" light is on
 

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