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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: 60,814 mi (19,000 mi - 91,000 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, , 48,700 mi

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

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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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