Parking Brakes Started To Come On While Driving 55 Mph

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
122,822 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 GMC Jimmy brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 GMC Jimmy Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012015

Jimmy XLE Vortec 4300

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,822 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving home at 55 mph about 30 minutes into the trip, the ABS light came on and after a few minutes the parking brake light came on and the parking brakes activated, slowing the car. Then the parking brake light went out and the parking brake released, and this scenario repeated again and again for about 10 minutes. After a while, the parking brake went off and stayed off but the ABS light is still on.

This happened about 11 PM on a sparsely traveled road about 5 miles from where we live and I wanted to get home instead being stranded on the road at that time of the night. If I were in heavy traffic on a highway doing 70 MPH and my car suddenly braked without the brake lights warning the drivers behind me there is a good chance of a rear end collision and it would be my fault . Frustrated again

- , Heron, MT, USA

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