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Electric parking brake reliability

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So the new '17 has an electric parking brake and I know more vehicles are going that route now... my concern is what exactly happens when the actuator for that fails somewhere down the road and it's stuck in the engaged position? Is there any other method to manually get the parking brake off? With the parking brake set the car cannot even be towed as it's a front driver and needs the front wheels off the road.
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Flatbed tow? Dolly tow?

It's no different than having a seized parking brake cable on a typical parking brake stuck in the on position, or a seized caliper that won't back off the rotor.
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