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Unexpected handbrake release

oufc1976 Apr 4, 2014

  1. oufc1976

    oufc1976 Member

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    Pull up. Foot on break pedal. Foot on clutch. Apply handbrake. In to neutral. Clutch up. Foot off break pedal...

    Handbrake releases itself.

    Manual box.

    Normal or faulty?
     
  2. jonnythefox

    jonnythefox Member

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    Normal!
     
  3. oufc1976

    oufc1976 Member

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    Cool. But why? I've had the car rolling backwards and have had to hit the breaks
     
  4. jonnythefox

    jonnythefox Member

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    Heres one. Stop on a hill. foot on break pedal , foot on clutch in first gear , no handbrake. Release break pedal car won't roll back for a second or two ?? It's like there is a delay on the break

    Anyone else notice this
     
  5. oufc1976

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    Isn't that Hill Assist? (Or whichever the non standard option is called!)

    Did you spec the optional extra?
     
  6. pedro61163

    pedro61163 Active Member

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    Yes same here
     
  7. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    ^ Post #4 describes normal behaviour of Hill Hold Function.


    Hill Hold is standard fitment on all A3 8V, manual and S-tronic.
    Hold Assist is an optional extra.



    ^Post #1 - always apply EPB with foot on foot brake, but clutch UP (not depressed).
     
  8. jonnythefox

    jonnythefox Member

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    Nope - no hill assist added as an option
     
  9. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    Surely the hold assist is just the foot brake. If you've applied the hand brake it should stay on until you try to pull away?
     
  10. jonnythefox

    jonnythefox Member

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    If it is hill hold assist should I not have a button beside the handbrake??
     
  11. oufc1976

    oufc1976 Member

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    Right...noted. Thanks!
     
  12. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    There are two types of assistance but they are named inconsistently. The basic one comes as standard and will hold the car on the foot brake for a few seconds after you lift your foot.
    I suspect veeeight has the answer. You must lift the clutch before applying the handbrake. Seems poor design to me though.
     
  13. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Possibly, it thinks you're trying to move off (by lifting the clutch from a depressed position) - so it is helpfully trying to release the handbrake for you.

    You can test this out by re-creating the scenario in Post #1 - but with the seatbelt unbuckled. See if it refuses to release the handbrake.
     
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  14. grantDUBshaw

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    This is a fault... I have had mine corrected now, audi released a software update for this.. I had mine done the start of the week and my car was the first car it was found it to happen on.. Audi uk only came up with a software update for this not last Friday, the Friday before. I have made a thread regarding this previously.. Take it back to be changed. Mention about the software update audi uk have just released for this problem !

    Hope this helps
     
  15. oufc1976

    oufc1976 Member

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    Many thanks!
     
  16. grantDUBshaw

    grantDUBshaw Active Member

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    Just bumped up a thread that I created regarding the problem your having if you want to have a read pal.

    Get in touch your dealership though :)
     

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