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Why does my handbrake come right up sometimes until I give the footbrake a pump, when it reverts to the normal five notches?
I recently purchased a new Audi A6 Avant to replace an A4 convertible now that we have a new addition to the family. I am a big fan of the Audi range and I am broadly pleased with the car: the 2.0 TDi...
All the windows of my 2009 Octavia estate open when the handbrake release is pressed.
What is the point of electronic handbrakes? You report that water ingress is a common problem. If it's so common why don't they fix it? I have just been quoted £550 by Volkswagen to replace just one side....
I have 2010 Vauxhall Meriva 1.7-litre diesel, and when parked on a gradient (and starting) the handbrake has released by itself, causing the car to roll downhill. Unless you are looking outside you are...
I Have an R reg Peugeot 306 GLX Auto and it seems when I pull the hand brake on one of the sides on the rear of the car lifts up. Also, just to get the hand brake to respond, I have to pull it up to the...
The parking brake on my 2005 Land Rover Discovery 3 has just failed at 70,000 miles, and the local Land Rover dealer is charging me £1100 to repair it. This seems to me to be an unutterable waste of money...
IB of New Milton referred to electric handbrakes. They may be more efficient as a ‘parking brake’ but, at a stroke, car manufacturers are disposing of a vital handbrake function: its use as an ‘emergency...
Last Saturday's Telegraph column discussed problems with the operation of electric handbrakes. The 1978 Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (regulation 13, para. 2 (b) (i)) say that the parking...
I have been looking at the latest Vauxhall cars and to my astonishment they have no handbrake, only a button. To me this is extremely dangerous as I rely on having a handbrake in case of an emergency....
 

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