The Parking Brake May Not Automatically Release on Cadillac DeVille

The parking brake may not release automatically due to a failed vacuum switch or actuator. Our technicians tell us that if vacuum is supplied to the actuator when the transmission is in gear, the vacuum switch is functioning and replacing the actuator should correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 131,795 (55,000–234,000)
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 118,000 mi,
Parking brake does not automatically release when shifted out of park.
1991 Cadillac DeVille 152,000 mi,
My parking brake does not release automatically when shifting form park.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 87,000 mi,
Parking g brake won't disengage automatically and cruise control won't work
1999 Cadillac DeVille 110,000 mi,
parked itwith the emergency brake on, went to move it and the brakes won't release I thought the brake pads were just corroded to the disc,but the cylinders won't retract
2002 Cadillac DeVille 59,000 mi,
I accidentely hit the parking brake while at the stop light. The car would not move. I took it out of gear and put it back in gear but again it would not move. A mechanic was in the car behind me and found the release and yanked on it and the brake released. I put it in gear and it would not move. The mechanic said "turn off the motor and restart it. That will re program the brake. I did restart and every thing was back to normal.
1999 Cadillac DeVille 130,286 mi,
parking brake did not release
1997 Cadillac DeVille 142,000 mi,
Brake comes up sometimes but sticks at times and I have to relase it manualy.
1996 Cadillac DeVille 132,000 mi,
still not repaired I just use park brake on extreme hills then use the manual release next to pedal-see owners manual
1994 Cadillac DeVille 115,000 mi,
When putting car in gear the parking brake will not release. The only way to release the brake is to manually pull on lever next to pedal.
1990 Cadillac DeVille 55,000 mi,
the emergency brake will not release when I put the car into drive.