Tip #006 - Did you know that your Tesla has an Emergency Brake? Here's how to use it
March 30, 2021
By Emergency Braking, I'm not talking about Tesla's built in Collision Avoidance. This Emergency Brake can be used when parking on a hill or other steep incline - OR - if you are driving and your brake pedal is failing.
Parking on a Hill
Like all cars, when parking on a hill it is advised to turn your steering wheel so if your car was to accidentally roll, it would roll away from traffic and not into traffic. It is also advised to enable your Emergency Brake. When you put your car in Park, it stops the rear wheels from turning. That may not be good enough on snow and ice or an incline. When you push on the end of the PRND stock, you put your car in Park. If you push and hold, it will also engage the Emergency Brakes making it even harder for your car to roll. When the Emergency Brakes are applied the ((P)) icon will be displayed. When ready to drive, just do as normal and put car in "R" or "D".
Driving and car not slowing or stopping
Push on the Park button while car is moving, and brakes will be applied. Like going down a hill too fast. An Emergency.
Hear are two YouTube videos that will help explain.
How to use the e-brake when parking:
How to use the e-brake while driving: