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Old 01-22-2013, 09:00 PM
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Yesterday, my buddy was parked beside me as we were about to leave. I went to release my e-brake and be suddenly yelled for me to stop. When I released my e-brake, he instantly seen a cable hang down under the truck.

It's definitely the e-brake cable, it doesn't retract in, when you apply the e brake it's fine and has tension. When released it hangs down pretty low with a ton of slack

Been a ton of salt on the roads, could that be causing something to seize and not allow the cable to retract?

I still have bumper to bumper and was going to take it in to get checked out. The e-brake still works fine, just concerned its not properly releasing
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Had the same issue last year turned out to be broken e brake levers. Ended up replacing e brake shoes, rear rotors, and the levers under warranty. Pads were not covered but were fine anyways. They told me they were worn out, I have since put 30,000 kms on them and they still aren't worn out. Another dealer money grab so beware!
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Awesome, thank you! Goes in pretty soon to get looked at. I had an inspection done not long ago and they said my brakes had a ton of life left so I'm not too worried about that part
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Had the same issue last year turned out to be broken e brake levers. Ended up replacing e brake shoes, rear rotors, and the levers under warranty. Pads were not covered but were fine anyways. They told me they were worn out, I have since put 30,000 kms on them and they still aren't worn out. Another dealer money grab so beware!
So you're saying it's the lever I'd press with my foot to engage the e-brake went bad? My cable is drooping low 4" below the frame. The dealership said it was normal. BS
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i have this problem on a 2014, it is getting looked at next week. will post an update on the solution from the dealer. i have a max life warranty
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Update, truck went in for regular maintenance, gave them the complaint that the parking brake cable was hanging low, and that i looked under the truck and the parking brake seemed to be somewhat engaged. They put a whole new parking brake assembly in the truck covered under warranty. i have the max life warranty but the truck only has 30k miles on it.
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