View Full Version : loose lever?

09-11-2003, 03:29 PM
Hey i was wondering if any of you have had problems with your emergency brake handle being loose? I have heard that there was a recall on this issue, so I contacted a local Ford dealer and they said there were no recalls on my car. When you pull the handle it moves the whole center consoleto the left just a little, so over time it has ruined the lever boot. I checked the Haynes manual about possibly adjusting the lever but it said the brake was self adjusting. Any help would be appreciated.

09-11-2003, 04:10 PM
The recall was when you pulled the handle up to engage the brake it would suddenly disengage. You'd be pulling on the handle, have the normal resistance and then the mechanism would release and the resistance would vanish and the handle would pull up freely. This could also create a problem where you would leave the car with the brake engaged but it would release and potentially create a disaster (if you didn't leave your car in gear).

Not sure what is causing your problem....