Current: 2010 outback 2.5i, 2012 Legacy, 2011 Imprezza. Past: 2008 Imprezza, 2004 Outback, 1996 outback, 1988 GL-10
I had a 2010 2.5 standard and yesterday when I engaged the parking brake before exiting the vehicle, without shutting it off, it made the sound of a parking brake engaging, however, the brake either disengaged or failed to set. The car rolled down my driveway, crossed the road, went off a cliff and struck a tree. I always engage my parking brake because my driveway is an incline. In the past the electronic emergency brake has failed to disengage, and I believe on one of two other occasions failed to engage. I pressed the button, it made the appropriate sounds but the light didn't stay lit and if the brake ever engaged it disengaged promptly. 1) Is the electronic brake supposed to disengage when you depress the gas pedal? 2) has anyone else had the problem of their emergency brake failing to engage even after making sounds like it was engaging? 3) Has anyone else had a problem with their emergency brake failing to disengage?