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Kenny, BMW Technician
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Experience:  BMW Master Certifed level 1 Technican
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I am ***** ***** I have 2010 xdrive e70 i tried what you

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Hi I am ***** ***** I have 2010 xdrive e70 i tried what you said to reset the park brake both with engine on and off with no success
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I manually released the park brake and now I have park brake fail message
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome,

My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
what specifically was your question about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I manually released the park brake and now I have park brake fail message
also auto hold fault
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I tried re-initializing with brake depressed and park brake switch pressed with no luck
both with engine on and off with ignition switched on
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
what did you manually release the parking brake?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.
sorry that was a typo. I meant why did you?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
trying to move the car without starting. there was no problem before this
Expert:  Kenny replied 1 year ago.

I have seen this before, I have actually done it before. The mechanical release for the parking brake is very fragile and if you just alittle to much on the cable it will release the parking brake and break the plastic in the parking brake unit. The only fix is to replace the unit.