|stuck e-brake trouble
||[Dec. 19th, 2010|09:52 pm]
My boyfriend has a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander, and our weather here is freezing. Today his shifter, and then his e-brake, locked up due (I think) to weather. I suggested he stop using the e-brake until the weather is a bit warmer, but in the meantime, any suggestions for unlocking it? He's mobile now, so this is for future reference. Not sure about the shifter issue - he had it stuck in drive. Once he got that unstuck, it was his e-brake he couldn't move. (I am only hearing about this via text, so please excuse the fuzzy details).
Most of what I'm Googling has to do with stuck wheels- I'm looking for stuck "lever", which he couldn't move inside the car. Not sure if the wheels were still stuck or not.
FWIW, it's a 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander. He bought it in Nov. Calgary has had RECORD cold temperatures, hence my theory. It's -17C right now (which is not a record - we were experiencing -40 and worse a few weeks ago).
PS He's mobile now, and his dad also figures it's cold weather related - but feel free to provide any other input if you have it :)