2001 VW Beetle emergency brake

One or both of the brake cables underneath the car is either crushed or rusted and collapsed. When she pulls the handle for the brake, it is only pulling on one side.

…you got a damaged cable, and ??

Fix it. Replace it, whatever it takes. Not sure why the post exists. Tell her not to drive over curbs and crush the new one.

This fellow is simply responding to a caller on Tom & Ray’s 10/22 radio program. No further responses are necessary.