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Land Rover Range Rover Sport The Parking Brake May Develop a Screeching Noise or Fail To Release

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 66,670 mi (19,000 mi - 92,000 mi)


The parking brake may develop a screeching noise or fail to release. Our technicians tell us the is commonly caused by the parking brake cable being out of adjustment or failure of the parking break actuator. Cable adjustment and/or actuator replacement would be necessary to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 19,000 mi

    2008 RR Sport . When I pressed the electronic parking brake release a long screeching sound came from the rear of the car. The parking brake did not release. I turn off the car and tried again. It let go. Several weeks later happened again. This time it did not let go/release the brake. Tow truck picked up the vehicle and the dealer replaced the actuator and pads. Corrosion from water causes the issue. Very common per RR tech.

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  • Visitor, , 92,000 mi

    I experienced recently my rear parking brake seizing up as I was driving on the highway. It felt like my car was dragging something or I had a flat tire. When I stopped the car the back end was smoking and smelled like something was burning. The car was towed in to dealership & they told me my rear parking brake had seized up & broken. I had never even used my parking brake. After I picked up after supposedly being fixed I tried the parking brake & a screeching noise sounded. I was told now the parking brake motor no longer works. This sounds like a major defect & Land Rover needs to do a recall.

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  • Visitor, , 48,700 mi

    Screeching when parking, fine while running. Extremely loud and unsettling, intermittent.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    screech of the release of the parking break, haven't got it fixed yet.

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    Handbrake wont release followed all directions on hand book still wont release had it towed have to waite to see ifit can be over riden smell and burring from both back wheels very upset have disabled daughter stop in the middle of no where in lreland

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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    Parking brake fails to release. Emergency release cable also fails to release the brake. Grinding noise if attempting to move vehicle with brake engaged.

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  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    Same problem. Likely need to be pulled apart, greased and readjusted.

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