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.
The Parking Brake May Develop a Screeching Noise or Fail To Release on Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Average mileage: 71,335 (19,000–122,000)
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport19,000Visitor
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.
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport92,000Visitor
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.
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport48,700Visitor
Screeching when parking, fine while running. Extremely loud and unsettling, intermittent.
I had this problem during the warranty period, but the dealers "could not find it" because it never screeched on them. Then, literally a few weeks after my warranty expired, the parking brake would not release. After a bit of arguing, Land Rover agreed to pay for the part ($1100!), and I paid for the labor ($800). It has been fine for about 30,000 miles until the past week, when the brake screeched again when applied. During an oil change at my non-dealer Land Rover mechanic (who used to work at the dealer), I mentioned it it to him. He said it is a common problem that Land Rover has never sought to resolve. The electronic parking brake is nothing more than a winch pulling on the parking brake cable. He said the winch uses nylon plastic gears that eventually strip. He is not sure if eventually the gears strip on all RRS's, or if somehow manufacturing is related to it. He recommends that his customers do not use the parking brake (!). I park on incline, so I need to use the parking brake. I guess I just have to keep my fingers crossed. This definitely should have been a Land Rover recall issue, but they have ignored it. It is crazy that I am facing yet another $1800+ repair bill that will add absolutely no performance to my vehicle.
2008 Land Rover Range Rover Sport86,000Visitor
This happened to me a few weeks ago and I turned of the engine restarted it and it released, Monday morning I was out with my dogs put them back in the car hand break when I pushed the button made a horrendous scream and will not release even trying to pull the manual cord, it is still in the same place as it's in a field and we still aren't sure how to sort it out!!! I paid £23,000 for a heap of junk hate the car now once repaired I will be selling it. Heard bad things but always wanted one never again!!!
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport84,000Visitor
Same Issue! Having it towed to repair shop.
parking brake flashing red light on the dash panel
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport60,000Visitor
screech of the release of the parking break, haven't got it fixed yet.
2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport89,000Visitor
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
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport91,000Visitor
Parking brake fails to release. Emergency release cable also fails to release the brake. Grinding noise if attempting to move vehicle with brake engaged.
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport84,000Visitor
Same problem. Likely need to be pulled apart, greased and readjusted.
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