Date registered: Jan 2009
Vehicle: 1977 230, 1990 300E 2.6
Location: Eastern Panhandle, WV
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Kept in proper condition - drum surface, shoes, adjustment - the emergency brake is actually decent in these cars. Just like any other part of a car, the emergency brake needs to be serviced to keep it functioning properly. I believe, though, that emergency brake service is overlooked on a great many cars. On average, emergency brakes on most foreign cars were superior to those on U.S. cars for many years.