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Q: What does the parking brake release Warning Light mean?

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What does the parking brake release Warning Light mean?

A: The parking brake release Warning Light is ...

The parking brake release Warning Light is located on the instrument panel. This light illuminates when the car is traveling more than 4 MPH and the parking brake is engaged. When you see this light, either stop the car or release the parking brake immediately.

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