Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The emergency brake activates itself, doesn’t feel safe

asked by on

I do not feel safe at all in my 2015 Chrysler 200. People get new cars to feel like they have something safe and reliable! Anyway my emergency brake has activated by itself 5 times since I bought the car 4,000 miles ago. Once this happened in my driveway and I assumed it was my fault. The next was at a stop sign. Now it is happening when I accelerate from a stop or slow down for a turn! This car is gonna get me killed and I can’t even replicate this for a mechanic it’s so random! What do I do?

A: Talk to your dealer to check if your vehicl...

Talk to your dealer to check if your vehicle qualifies for recall RC-R01-15 to reprogram your transmission and engine control modules. Since your parking brake is electronic, it may be fixed with this recall. The dealer will verify your vehicle is covered and then proceed to reprogram these modules. Your vehicle is new and this is the only issue that I think may be causing your problem. When you take your vehicle to the dealer, make sure you inquire about the recall and inform the dealer of the issues you are having.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I secure a child restraint system with a seat belt?

When using a seat belt to secure a child restraint system, follow these steps: 1. Place the restraint firmly in the seat. 2. Grab the shoulder belt and lap belt together, directly behind the belt tongue. 3. Route both ports...

Q: Engine stalls when I stop

First off you are doing nothing wrong. There are many owners with the same issue and an investigation was issued and closed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012. The manufacturer stated they have a computer update...

Q: Manual vs. automatic transmission for a first-time driver

I learned to drive on a standard transmission. It is not that hard to drive a modern standard transmission, because hydraulic clutches run smooth, and the shift is on the floor. It’s not like when I was a kid, when...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...