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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Land Rover Range Rover Sport The Parking Brake May Develop a Screeching Noise or Fail To Release
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Problem
Average Mileage: 66,670 mi (19,000 mi - 92,000 mi)
Visitor, 2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 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.
Visitor, 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 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.
Visitor, 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 48,700 mi
Screeching when parking, fine while running. Extremely loud and unsettling, intermittent.
Visitor, 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 60,000 mi
screech of the release of the parking break, haven't got it fixed yet.
Visitor, 2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 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
Visitor, 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 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.
Visitor, 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, 84,000 mi
Same problem. Likely need to be pulled apart, greased and readjusted.