Land Rover
Range Rover Sport

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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 90,834 (19,000–172,000)
6 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2013
33 people reported this problem
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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.
The lamp of park brake is blinking all time the car is moving , and have a message park brake off lift switch to apply
Parking brake fails to release. Emergency release cable also fails to release the brake. Grinding noise if attempting to move vehicle with brake engaged.
Screeching (embarrassing noises)
When using handbrake now flashing, won't release and stuck on steep driveway, wife needs to get to work.
Landrovers are a double edged sword!
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.
living in toronto. bought 2013 brand new rrs hse lux.
hand break should not be making noise or fail like that. but it did.
cost 900 cdn fixed.
mileage is 40000km
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!!!
My emergency brake failed and had it towed for repair. It was the faulty break acurator which damaged the rear brake rotors also. This should be a recall by Landrover.
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.
Parking brake will not release, and there is a horrible screeching sound. I had to have it towed to the dealership for repair. Was told $2500. I am now waiting to see if repair is covered under the extended warranty.
I took the car to private repair shop to change brakes pads and three disks which were damaged already because of the worn out brakes. after that the EPB get stuck with the mechanics for some reason. when they tried to release it there was Screeching Noise !! i felt bad as i felt they did something wrong while they get the brakes pads (four wheels) replaced.
Was driving down the freeway and felt a light vibration getting on then 5 seconds it intensified so naturally I started slowing down to pull up on the shoulder only to find driver rear breaks hot and stinking. Bad overheating.
Let it cool while researching the net for a possible fix and it seems that many people have had this issue , short term fix to get home was pull the centre console apart and release the override park break. What a joke!!
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