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Why does the electronic park brake make a screaming noise and stick on?
Can you give me your opinion of the new BMW X3s Handbrake operation. As it is a button do you think its a good idea, but above all is it safe.
I am getting a grinding/squealing noise coming from the electronic handbrake unit location on my Scenic 2004. The noise only occurs when I am stopping my car or parking it, it does not occur all of the...
I have an intermittent problem with the handbrake on my 2004 Renault Grand Scenic, and Renault say the motor in it is broken. What should I do?
The handbrake cable recently went on my Corsa. I took it to Kwik Fit who advised that the cable they need comes in a pack of two so instead of the charge being £43.50 it will actually be £77. Why are they...
There is one thing that automatic cars and ordinary cars have in common. They both have handbrakes, but I suggest that automatic cars drivers using two feet forget this at temporary stops. I sat behind...
I have a 2007 Passat with e-handbrake and yesterday I was pulling my boat from the slipway and the handbrake refused to release. Is there a problem with this handbrake when the car is pulling a heavy load?or...
Can you please confirm that the handbrake on an R-plate Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX is auto-adjust? If it is not, can you please tell me how to adjust it?
I have a 1999 1.8 Vauxhall Zafira. I recently had new brake pads, discs, callipers and finally a complete set of cables. I still have no handbrake, any ideas?
I've got a 51-reg Vauxhall Corsa SXI. If it's parked on a hill the handbrake goes up eight clicks before it will even begin to hold the car. I know they're meant to self-adjust and only go up three clicks....

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