Ok, I let my 14 yo back my Excursion out of the garage so he could get the lawnmower out. Later, my wife and I were heading out for a date and after I pulled on my brake release began backing down the driveway. It sounded like it released as normal, maybe a little louder. As I was still backing, my parking brake alarm went off. I pulled on the lever again and nothing. I pushed down on the pedal again and went to release and it will not release now, the peddle is stuck down and the e brakes are fully applied. The cable looks almost brand new under the truck. I use the e brakes daily so it is not an issue of corrosion from non-use. It is as if the e brake essembly under the dash will not release the gear. Has anyone had this issue before and if so, what can be done? Is there anyway to get the pedal to release other than pulling on the lever? I have to say, the spring tension down there makes me uneasy getting my digits around there poking and prodding. I spoke with my son this morning and he said he really jammed on the ebrake hard (lack of experience) to make sure it held. Well...it's holding.