surfdragon
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Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

I drove the car on a normal Saturday, parked it for a couple hours in the garage, when I started it again, the parking brake in the center console was flashing, the "park" warning on the dash was flashing, and the dash now said "visit dealer".
I've only had the car for 4 days... not happy.
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TomT
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

One other on here reported a similar experience and they were told by the dealer that is was a parking brake actuator overheat error code. The dealer cleared it and said to bring it in if it did it again...
surfdragon wrote:I drove the car on a normal Saturday, parked it for a couple hours in the garage, when I started it again, the parking brake in the center console was flashing, the "park" warning on the dash was flashing, and the dash now said "visit dealer".
I've only had the car for 4 days... not happy.
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

Visit the Dealer SOON, if you can still drive the car
(rear drum brakes NOT locked).

If the rear drum brakes ARE locked, do NOT drive, and
either release the rear drum brakes manually (hand crank
spot is in the cargo-area floor), or get a LEAF-ride on a truck.

At least your LEAF does not have the "Tea-kettle Syndrome".
Be thankful that you are an Early Adopter, with the chance
to help Nissan find possible problems.
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surfdragon
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

I am glad I'm an early adopter. Thanks for showing me the other post! I'm hoping they can fix this fast and that I can get on to driving the car! It was just a bit of a shock to get a problem after only owning for 4 days, and I'm hoping that early adopter doesn't mean mostly driving loaner cars.


The car is at the deal now, and tomorrow morning they will have a look.
surfdragon
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

The dealer has the car - Nissan sent 2 specialists to fix it.

Apparently they had to do some "re-calibration" of something - hopefully I'll get some real specifics tomorrow evening when I pick it up and post it.

By the time I get the car, I'll have had it for 4 days of the 8 that I owned it. I hope this is the last time this happens. Going to blog about it now.
surfdragon
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

The final result: Nissan had specialists come out and they replaced the "brake actuator". It's been working perfectly ever since. They were very helpful and courteous.
Eleafgrrl
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

Have had the Leaf almost a month with no problems so far until this happened this morning. It's an interesting warning..."Visit dealer"???? It sounds so casual. Had to go out so we took our other vehicle, just got back and checked this website because there is so much info here. Well, at least I know I'm not the only one this has happened to. Called dealership and they are trying to reach a "specialist" via cellphone today. If they don't, there will be one on site at the dealership on Monday-at least I have an idea of what it is now. Mine seems to be locked up, not able to move which should be a challenge as it is parked in my garage. Will be interesting to see if they suggest the manual release...will update as the situation changes.
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

TomT wrote:One other on here reported a similar experience and they were told by the dealer that is was a parking brake actuator overheat error code.
So does this mean the parking brake needs power in order to operate? Hard to understand how it would overheat if it didn't constantly draw power while engaged. If you run out of juice, does it disengage?
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

Eleafgrrl wrote:Have had the Leaf almost a month with no problems so far until this happened this morning. It's an interesting warning..."Visit dealer"???? It sounds so casual. Had to go out so we took our other vehicle, just got back and checked this website because there is so much info here. Well, at least I know I'm not the only one this has happened to. Called dealership and they are trying to reach a "specialist" via cellphone today. If they don't, there will be one on site at the dealership on Monday-at least I have an idea of what it is now. Mine seems to be locked up, not able to move which should be a challenge as it is parked in my garage. Will be interesting to see if they suggest the manual release...will update as the situation changes.
Took it in Monday after manually unlocking the brake per the owners manual...never heard from dealer so we just took it in Mon. morning. Is ready for pickup now. Seems to have gone smooth enough.
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Re: Visit Dealer showing while parking brake light flashes

LakeLeaf wrote:
TomT wrote:One other on here reported a similar experience and they were told by the dealer that is was a parking brake actuator overheat error code.
So does this mean the parking brake needs power in order to operate? Hard to understand how it would overheat if it didn't constantly draw power while engaged. If you run out of juice, does it disengage?
Yes, it needs power to operate (engage and disengage), but should need none to stay engaged.
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