Hi Roger, I have been driving my X5 with a broken parking break for some time, no problems (Had to release the parking brake
when it first happened in the rear using the red tool). Today, I pulled up, parked at the store, and when I got in the parking break error appeared, foot brake locked, and transmission was locked too.
JA: Have you tried pumping the regular brake a few times?
Customer: Tried pumping a few times, no good.
JA: What year is your X5?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'd like to get it unlocked as the car wont start, but has full electronics and battery by th looks of it. and drive it to the shop
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have set the quarter turn on the transmission release in the cup holder, than and releasing the parking brake open up the tranny to move it up and down but it continues to set back into a lock and not movable.