How much does it cost to fix an emergency brake?

I’m having problems with my emergency brake. It seems like it’s stuck, so I’m worried I may have pulled it too hard or something. I hate having to take my car in for maintenance, since it’s always expensive. How much will it cost to fix my emergency brake?

Emily Maracle · Answered on Feb 10, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A stuck emergency brake is common, so try not to feel too bad about pulling too hard on it. Just like any other car part, emergency brakes are prone to issues.
On average, you can expect to spend about $300 to fix your emergency brake, but depending on the issue, it could be anywhere from $200 to $500.
While you can attempt to fix a stuck emergency brake yourself with a kit, it’s best to leave repairs to a professional. Your brake system is intricate and you don’t want to cause further damage if you aren’t familiar with it. Additionally, a stuck or malfunctioning emergency brake could mean your brake pads are worn and need replacing.
Since factors like the age, make, and model of your car can impact the cost of fixing your emergency brake, you’ll want to visit a mechanic or dealership for an estimate. Most shops will give you a free quote before performing any maintenance or repairs.
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