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Q: Emergency brake locked down

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The emergency brake in my car is locked down.

The release mechanism for the parking brake may have experienced a failure if the brake lever is locked in place. Otherwise, the high tension cables used to activate the the parking brake may have seized inside their insulation and have locked the brakes. Have an experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the why your emergency brake is stuck, and offer a solution to fix it.

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