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Jake, Nissan Technician
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Experience:  Experienced collision repair technician, Pulaski Tech graduate and DSM hobbyist.
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I engaged the parking brake & I can't release it. Stuck

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I engaged the parking brake & I can't release it. Stuck upright position
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: Yes, 115K miles on my Xterra
JA: What year is your Xterra?
Customer: 2008
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes, in a store parking lot. Tried backing up & braking several times to release. No luck
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No, I can still drive with parking brake engaged. Will that cause more damage?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jake replied 1 year ago.

hey there, thanks for the question.

I am sorry you have not got a response to this yet.

SO your problem is the actual parking brake handle correct? If so this shouldn't be entirely too dofficult, you just need to inspect the pawl to release the brake. The button may not be releasing it and you will need the rear portion of the center console removed to access it.

If your still needing help let me know, be happy to help.

I can also send documentation to help you access the parking brake and make adjustments and or removal/replacement of components.