When I pull on the lower dashboard mounted hand brake, it does not lock. It pulls as normal, but there is no ratcheting action, and the handle just retracts, as if a pawl of some sort is broken or misaligned. Also, the release button seems to be stuck, insofar as I can’t seem to push it in. Now, know that the cable is not broken; the rear brakes have been inspected all the hardware was replaced and both the adjusters and parking brake lever are working smoothly. I’ve deduced, and am comfortable with the presumption that the problem is within the handle itself. I’ve never heard of such a problem, and can not find anything similar on the internet. I need an inspection sticker (Massachusetts) for which this problem will cause a rejection. Does anyone know about this situation, or can maybe suggest an informative website or you tube video that might address his retry odd circumstance? I would be infinitely grateful.