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Sudden dual warning: parking brake and emission control
I see there is a closed thread from Spring of 2015 that exactly explains my situation.
I have a new 2017 TLX, with 1,800 miles on it.
I suddenly got a simultaneous warning on the dashboard screen of an emission control problem and a parking brake malfunction. Both show up with a bright alarm. It was preceded about 15 miles prior with a sudden freeze of the car whil pulling out of a parking space going less than one mile per hour. The car seemed to have gone into "park". The car transmission did not work. I turned off the car, then restarted it and it was back to normal. I drove 15 miles, then got the two simultaneous messages. I drove directly to the Acura dealership.
The Acura dealer said they reset things and the warning lights went off. They reported to me they had anomalies shown in the computer but that since the car now seemed to be working there was nothing more to do. They made no mention of this forum, nor of the proposed fixes of fixing a fuel filler part or replacing the catalytic converter.
It seems weird and troubling--two simultaneous warnings for apparently unrelated systems. I wonder if the sudden stop is related to the two warnings, and if this will be a recurring problem.