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I have a 2005 ML350 and the emergency break release won't work and the foot pedal won't engage. I have serviced the emergency brakes on 2 separate occasions and the cable was replaced the first time and adjusted the second. And 1 year 6 month later I have this reoccurring problem. Keep in mind I don't even use the emergency brake. It was discovered when my inspection was due.

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