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    Handbrake problem

    Cars booked in with audi for 2 days due to having faulty handbrake in march - As I put the parking break on, then bringing the clutch up and releasing the footbreak, the handbrake is automatically releasing after releasing footbrake - Very dangerous, rolled back a number of times in traffic with a few close calls!

    So if anyone is having this problem you know to book it in !
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    that's normal in my opinion??!! do you have hill hold assist?
    My one does exactly the same. when you start driving it releases by itself

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    No I don't have HHA, and this is happening when I'm not pulling off, as in pulling up to park or sat in traffic with the car out gear, not pulling off.. I know the handbrake auto releases when pulling off which is normal.

    This is happening when I stop, put the handbrake on, lift the clutch up with the car in neutral and taking my foot off the brake to park up/sat in traffic! Should of said in previous post it's not in the event of pulling away.
    Previous Car - Audi A3 8P Sportback in lava grey.. 2.0 170 S-Line
    Auto lights & wipers, Leathers, Auto-dim Mirror, Bluetooth, IPod Dock

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    - Audi A3 8V Hatchback in glacier white.. 2.0 150 S-Line
    Privacy glass, Satnav, Audi Sound System, S-Line Suspension
    Ordered 15/6/13 .. Build week 47 .. Picked up 6/12/13

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    Mine Saloon does this, just assumed I was being a retard as never used electric handbreak before.

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    Apparently is down to a faulty gear selection sensor or something ! But they wanted it booked in ASAP as it's dangerous. After sat on my drive for abit trying to find when it did it, I found out if I don't select any gear with it being in neutral, put foot on clutch, apply handbrake and if I lift clutch up slowly enough to the top it won't release but if I release clutch quickly handbrake drops off again even though no gear is selected!
    Previous Car - Audi A3 8P Sportback in lava grey.. 2.0 170 S-Line
    Auto lights & wipers, Leathers, Auto-dim Mirror, Bluetooth, IPod Dock

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    - Audi A3 8V Hatchback in glacier white.. 2.0 150 S-Line
    Privacy glass, Satnav, Audi Sound System, S-Line Suspension
    Ordered 15/6/13 .. Build week 47 .. Picked up 6/12/13

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    I always leave in gear anyway to be safe!

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    Yeah so do I so that my car doesn't accidentally roll away by the time I come back to it !
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    Previous Car - Audi A3 8P Sportback in lava grey.. 2.0 170 S-Line
    Auto lights & wipers, Leathers, Auto-dim Mirror, Bluetooth, IPod Dock

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    Privacy glass, Satnav, Audi Sound System, S-Line Suspension
    Ordered 15/6/13 .. Build week 47 .. Picked up 6/12/13

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    Quote Originally Posted by grantDUBshaw View Post
    Apparently is down to a faulty gear selection sensor or something ! But they wanted it booked in ASAP as it's dangerous. After sat on my drive for abit trying to find when it did it, I found out if I don't select any gear with it being in neutral, put foot on clutch, apply handbrake and if I lift clutch up slowly enough to the top it won't release but if I release clutch quickly handbrake drops off again even though no gear is selected!
    I noticed this the other day actually in a car park - I'll have to test again, but I was in neutral (thought I was in gear!), and went to pull away as normal and the handbrake came off, but obviously I didn't go anywhere!
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    Yeah I would get in touch with audi as it is not meant to happen.. Maybe they had a faulty batch and it's on a few cars? We will have to see ! I'll keep you updated once repaired though with what it is.
    Previous Car - Audi A3 8P Sportback in lava grey.. 2.0 170 S-Line
    Auto lights & wipers, Leathers, Auto-dim Mirror, Bluetooth, IPod Dock

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    - Audi A3 8V Hatchback in glacier white.. 2.0 150 S-Line
    Privacy glass, Satnav, Audi Sound System, S-Line Suspension
    Ordered 15/6/13 .. Build week 47 .. Picked up 6/12/13

 

 

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