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Hi. When I stop and apply the EPB there is a loud noise from the back of the car. When I drive it makes a slight noise too. Is the car safe to drive to a garage? Is it likely to be an expensive fix?
 

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Its likely to be a failed EPB or one of the cables has seized/broken so The parking brake may be stuck on. There is an emergency release below the center box but not much use if the cables seized. If you are in AA/RAC get them to check if its ok to drive (brake not stuck on) then drive slowly to the garage. Unfortunately the EPB can only be bought with cables and Fraud charge £700 plus fitting which kills most older max's. Adam cmax may have a second hand complete unit very much cheaper, or you can convert to manual park brake. Good luck!
 

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Its likely to be a failed EPB or one of the cables has seized/broken so The parking brake may be stuck on. There is an emergency release below the center box but not much use if the cables seized. If you are in AA/RAC get them to check if its ok to drive (brake not stuck on) then drive slowly to the garage. Unfortunately the EPB can only be bought with cables and Fraud charge £700 plus fitting which kills most older max's. Adam cmax may have a second hand complete unit very much cheaper, or you can convert to manual park brake. Good luck!
Many thanks for this info.
 
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