damage690 wrote:Hi the parking foot brake is manual ie cable its locked on because the pedal ratchet is stuck on the foot pedal so the harder you push it the tighter the brake gets see if you can take a look at the pedal mechanism thats where your fault is 100 percent
For clarification, you're suggesting that the problem is a stuck floor foot brake pedal?
The rear drum brakes appear engaged even without applying the floor foot brake pedal. Is the floor brake pedal attached to the drum brakes too?
The 2013 and newer (in USA) Leafs use a ratcheting foot pedal for the parking brake. 2011 and 2012 Leafs have an electric motor that pulls the cable to apply the parking brake.
If you have followed the procedure to manually release the cable on a 2011 or 2012, then it is a mechanical issue with the parking brake shoes stuck (due to mechanical binding of the cable or the pivot points at the small drum brake units). The fact that the car is easier to move in the reverse direction than forward indicates that the problem is with the parking brake and not with the disc brake pads sticking to the front or rear rotors.
FWIW, I never had an issue with the electric parking brake actuator on the 2011 using it every time I parked. I have already had the foot pedal parking brake system fixed once (dealer said it was just cable adjustment, but it felt like something slipped in the ratcheting pedal) and it will need adjustment again when I take the 2015 in for the annual battery test.