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Has anyone had a problem with the emergency brake cable not releasing the brakes all the way in cold weather ?
 

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Yes it happen to me last year 2015 in the winter. I told the garage that the cable is sticking when it gets below 30 degrees, they bring it inside and it has time to warm up. They try the brake and it works. They did not hear a word I said about the cold. A week later I had to have the emerg brake pads replace because they broke. Had to wait a week to get them because they were in Italy. Its a brake cable housing problem, when cold it contracts around the wire cable causing it not to release the brake. Should be a recall.
 

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I have a 2017 Promaster 1500 that happed to. I turned out to be the cable pivot near where the cable goes to each qheel. The pivot bolt rusted and no longer allowed the cable to release. I unbolted it and put never sieze on it ,now it works fine.
 

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Yes it happen to me last year 2015 in the winter. I told the garage that the cable is sticking when it gets below 30 degrees, they bring it inside and it has time to warm up. They try the brake and it works. They did not hear a word I said about the cold. A week later I had to have the emerg brake pads replace because they broke. Had to wait a week to get them because they were in Italy. Its a brake cable housing problem, when cold it contracts around the wire cable causing it not to release the brake. Should be a recall.
The housing does not contract. The housing and cable along with pivot points become contaminated with dirt and rust along with the housing filling with water and freezing the cables.
This is a lack of maintenance.
 
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