The parking brake may be hard to release. Our technicians tell us that adjusting the parking brake cable will generally correct this issue.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo C30 The Parking Brake May be Hard to Release
Volvo C30 Problem
Average Mileage: 37,233 mi (4,700 mi - 77,000 mi)
Visitor, 2013 Volvo C30, 4,700 mi
Cannot release parking break. No fix yet.
This is the first near zero F degree night of the year, and this is the first time I've used the parking brake in below feezing weather, as I just purchased the car this summer. After starting the car this morning a message on the console came up stating that the stability control system needed to be checked and when I tried to disengage the parking brake the lever will not go down. It almost feels like the button on the end of the parking brake handle is not functioning. I'm hoping that as the day warms above freezing the brake will release.
Visitor, 2008 Volvo C30, 77,000 mi
The parking brake was impossible to release. Finally it snapped. Haven't taken it in yet, but assuming it was the cable.