how do I release Park brake


Asked by Mar 11, 2013 at 03:19 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Park Brake will not release

7 Answers


there should be a lever above the parking brake itself, pull it and it will release the brake,

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pull and it will keep ratcheting tighter...twist to release. (if the same as toyota)


I was trying to find an answer and saw a lot of references to recalls and parking brake design problems.

Jason Zane

if it is like my buick, just push lightly down on the pedal and it will spring up; parking brake light will verify and turn off.

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you need to put a screw driver under the claw on the sprocket teeth or ratchet and push and pop up. make sure the pedal doesn't spring and hit you in the hand !!

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If the cable for the release is broken, follow the cable to a bracket under the dash. Push down on the foot pedal to release tension the the bracket, then pull the bracket up and pull the pedal up.


Wat if u pull it nd it releases it but tha light stays on wats the problem then

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