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How To Release A Stuck Emergency Brake

Are you stuck in your car and can’t release the emergency brake? If so, don’t panic! In this blog post, we will show you how to release a stuck emergency brake using simple steps. ###

Explanation of an emergency brake

If your car has an emergency brake, you should release it when you can’t drive anymore. To release the emergency brake:

1. Drive your car to a safe place.
2. Turn off the ignition and remove all of the keys from the car.
3. Open the door closest to the emergency brake.
4. Pull up on the emergency brake handle until it clicks into place in its “locked” position (the handle will be facing away from you).
5. Turn around and step close to the front of the car, so that you are pressing against both sides of the car (the side opposite of where the handle is).
6. Reach up with one hand and grab hold of either side of the emergency brake mechanism itself (it will look like a small black lever).
7. Hold onto the lever with both hands and pull down as hard as you can on it, while simultaneously stepping back away from the car (you may have to reach up high to do this). The emergency brake should now be released, and you can move away from it safely.

How to release an emergency brake

In order to release an emergency brake, you will need to first identify the location of the emergency brake handle. On most vehicles, the emergency brake handle is located on the passenger side of the vehicle near the rear axle. Once you have located the emergency brake handle, press it inwards towards the car body in order to release the emergency brake.

How to know if the emergency brake is stuck

If you’re driving and the emergency brake is stuck, there are a few things you can do to determine if it’s really stuck. First, use your fingers to feel around the entire circumference of the brake pedal. If it’s very hard to move, it may be stuck. Second, check for any fluid or debris on or around the brake pedal. If there is anything on or around the pedal, it may be preventing it from moving freely. Finally, try using brute force to free up the emergency brake by pushing down on it with both hands. If that doesn’t work, you may need to call a tow truck or a mechanic to get the emergency brake unstuck.

Tips for avoiding an emergency brake situation

There are a few things you can do to avoid an emergency brake situation. First, make sure the emergency brake is properly applied and in the “automatic” position. Second, keep your hands on the wheel until you’re ready to release it. Third, use your feet to apply as much pressure as possible if your car stalls. Fourth, never try to force the emergency brake if it’s stuck.


If you’ve ever been driving and had to apply your emergency brake, only to find that it’s still stuck, then this article is for you. In this article, we are going to discuss the three main methods for releasing a stuck emergency brake. Hopefully one of these methods will work for you and you can get back on your way without any further problems!