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My wife is stuck in the boonies and the emergency brake on

Customer Question

my wife is stuck in the boonies and the emergency brake on her 2014 Altima will not release. can you suggest a easy fix?
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: Yes it was topped off recently when her rear brakes were replaced 1 month ago
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am 2 hours away from her car Is there something she is not doing right? she tried going forward and reverse while applying pressure on the pedal .
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
what do you suggest? a new wife or a new car
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

if she as any tools, she could try loosening or even removing the adjusting nut from the park brake mechanism.

It's shown here,

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

It is probably not even her fault so I would lean toward blaming the car.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Forget it she has no tools or skills. will call a tow truck.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

Ok, sorry