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Hello,

First post here hoping to get some help!

I've had my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited for only 5 months and man do I love it! Best decision ever!

Problem I am having is recently when i engage the parking brake the dash brake light comes on like normal except for it blinks non-stop.... also when im driving around the brake light turns on and statically remains on for about a minute or so and turns off... once i get to a red light or at a random a moment while driving... it does it again. No CEL no leaks (that im aware of).... any idea what it could be?

Also when e-brake is engaged jeep still rolls unless i disengage and re-engage the brake maybe 2 or 3 times.

might i need new pads? Fluid?

Thanks in advance!
 

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The parking brake on the JK is noted for not being as strong as some wish. I live in a relatively flat area (we joke that the highest elevation are the overpasses on I-75) so I don't recall ever using the PB on either of my JKUs since they were automatics. My TJ I use the PB all the time, and when I first got it, it was not great either.

When Jeep went to disc brakes in the rear (my 2003 Rubicon was one of the first) the parking brakes are shoes inside a recessed area in the rear rotors (called "hat" rotors for the additional size and depth of the center section of the rotor) as have most other manufacturers.

Unless the PO had the habit of driving with the parking brakes partially activated, it is unlikely that you need to replace the shoes, but it is possible. As to the discs that grip the outer rim of the rear rotors, they can be easily seen by jacking up the rear and removing the wheel. I check mine every time I rotate the tires.

I have the oil changed in both my Jeeps at my local dealer and they also check the pads visually when it is on the rack (on the rack you don't need to remove the wheels).

The fluid level can easily be checked by removing the cover on the brake master cylinder. It should be all the way at the top.

The parking brakes are manually activated by a cable running to the back from the handle. They can be adjusted by a star wheel behind the backing plate access by a small plug in the plate. Since it rolls, I would either adjust them or have them adjusted.

If you have a tire shop that you do a good bit of business with over the years, I would take it in for several checks. Have them change the oil and while it is up on the rack have them adjust the parking brakes. It will be a minor charge and it is easier done when on the rack. One of the first things I did when I bought my '03 Rubicon in 2014 was take it in for an alignment and check underneath. Since I was known to the shop, I was able to go out and check the underside thoroughly for any signs of rust. I looked before I bought it, but it is easier to check when it's in the air.

I would recommend you go into your profile and fill out the information on your Jeep (mine is in the signature section of my profile). That way, you don't have to keep comments on year, model and equipment each time you ask a question. You might also want to fill in your general area so people know the conditions in which you drive. You can see from mine, that I'm in S. Georgia so no hill or mountains and light snow every 20 years or so.
 

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Hello,

First post here hoping to get some help!

I've had my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited for only 5 months and man do I love it! Best decision ever!

Problem I am having is recently when i engage the parking brake the dash brake light comes on like normal except for it blinks non-stop.... also when im driving around the brake light turns on and statically remains on for about a minute or so and turns off... once i get to a red light or at a random a moment while driving... it does it again. No CEL no leaks (that im aware of).... any idea what it could be?

Also when e-brake is engaged jeep still rolls unless i disengage and re-engage the brake maybe 2 or 3 times.

might i need new pads? Fluid?

Thanks in advance!
Hi Nismon8er,

If you're not able to determine a solution based on advice provided here and you decide to address this with your dealer, please let us know via private message. We would be more than happy to provide you with an additional layer of assistance during that process.

Mark
Jeep Social Care Specialist
 
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