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Parking brake auto-release

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If you try to drive off with the parking brake engaged, it will auto-release itself. Was wondering if this is a known feature e.g. do any of you do this on a regular (daily) basis or do you always manually release the parking brake before shifting into D and driving off?
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My 2013 auto releases in reverse.
So does my 2012 and I do it at least once a day.
Interesting...when i do it in my 2016 volt the car rear feels like it lifts up and resists my slow acceleration out of my garage. Maybe if I hit the accelerator hard it will release..hold on let me check. ;) I've done this dozens of times in the past but never had it release yet.

As for the OP, the manual says not to do what your suggesting as it will cause increased wear on the brake linings.
Try going a little more and it will probably release. Mine does the same thing, the back end lifts up a little and then the brake releases. Doing it this way saves 1/2 the wear and tear on the switch in the dash ;-)
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