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Why doesn't the eletronic parking brake work?

When applied, it comes up with "cannot apply parking brake". When released, it says "parking brake fault". When I drive the car, the back brakes are on slightly and a warning saying "park brake is on".

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The common problems with that car with the park brake are, if the battery goes low the module looses its memory for the parkbrake travel and needs reseting as . the rear brake caliper sliders siezing so the park brake module gets a excessive travel signal from the motor feedback potentiometer. check that. also the wiring to the parkbrake motor rubs on the rear subframe and shorts out to ground. the park brake motors are also unreliable, you need to check for trouble codes in the parkbrake module if this info does not help. all the best.

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Try a reset of the park brake.
Make sure you have your radio code.!!
Disconnect the battery - leave for 10 Min's.
Reconnect.
Turn ignition on. If fault has not reset - try the following
Apply foot brake (not too hard)
Apply park-brake switch following instructions on the message center.

Use this method for any park brake fault as most of the time it fixes the minor problems caused by glitches and low battery voltage.
hope this helps good luck

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