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?

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 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The emergency brake activates itself, doesn’t feel safe

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: Check engine light is on with codes U110C and U0140

Have the battery checked first to see if it is okay. If the problem continues, then the body control module may not be working properly and would need to be replaced and programmed with a new body control module. This...

Q: What does the check fuel cap alert mean?

When the check fuel cap alert shows up on the information display, it means that the fuel cap has not been properly tightened. When the cap is secured correctly, the alert will disappear.

Q: Antifreeze leaking

I would recommend having a knowledgeable technician perform a pressure check on the cooling system. Sometimes a visual inspection alone can be inconclusive, so a pressure check will determine the exact location of the leak so that an appropriate repair...

Related articles

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.