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      05-25-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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E-brake weak/doesn't engage?

So today as normal I was gonna take the M out to go to a family friends' house.... So I back it up and stop in the driveway and wait for my family. to come out of the house. (Our driveway is sloped but not a ridiculous slope)

Usually when I wash it in a driveway it is fine and I engage the e-brake and walk away. This time I engage it, and I hear the infamous brake squeal and it won't stay in-place.

So I take it to level ground and engage the brake and give it a tinsy amount of gas and it seems kind of weak.

I tried everything I turned it off, pumped the brakes. Drove around a little to see and I can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

Can anyone help for any solutions? I'm still under warranty, will they fix this?

Thanks a lot guys! Love the fact that I can ask some cool guys for some help on this forum.
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      05-25-2012, 01:11 AM   #2
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Mine needs adjusting too. I'd imagine they'll adjust it next time you take it in if you mention it. There are probably diy instructions somewhere if you're handy too.
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      05-25-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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I believe that to adjust the parking brake, you will need to remove the rear rotors and adjust the tensioner. It's also possible that you may need new shoes.
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