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Q: How do I set the parking brake?

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How do I set the parking brake?

A: For your safety, your truck is equipped wit...

For your safety, your truck is equipped with a parking brake. The parking brake is an extra measure to make sure your vehicle stays in place, especially when on a hill. To set the parking brake:

  1. Locate the parking brake pedal.

  2. Press it down until the pedal stops.

To release, pull the handle above the pedal.

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