S3 Door Body Part Creaking and EPB Question

Auscyuk

New Member
Weird one was cleaning my car the other day and pressed down on the seal of the windows and it creaked and felt like it wasn’t fitted properly. Has this happened to anyone else ? It’s the part just by the gap between the drivers door and back passenger’s door (by the B pillar) just under the window seal.
(Yeah needs a clean again lol )
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On another note, noticed something with the parking break and wanted to see if anyone else has faced this or has any input. Sometimes it will disengage automatically when you press the accelerstor on drive and other times it will ask to release parking brake. Will it do the parking brake any damage if it doesn’t release automatically and you’re pressing on the accelerator and slightly pushing against the parking brake by trying to move forwards?
 

Ludus

Active Member
Literally noticed the other day that mine creaks, as I closed my drivers door I heard a squeak - I starting pressing the black trim part and it was creaking. Not sure if this is normal or not though...
 

RichK

Registered User
I think it might just be the rubber seals between the front and rear doors where they meet once closed, mine is similar and this was my conclusion. More of a rubber squeak than a creak on mine.
 

abmat

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Parking brake will only release automatically if you have your seat belt on. If you don’t, you have to manually release it.
 

Auscyuk

New Member
Parking brake will only release automatically if you have your seat belt on. If you don’t, you have to manually release it.

Makes sense thanks for that. Do you know if it does any damage to the parking brake if you accidentally slightly accelerate whilst the brake is up?
 

lgooch

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Parking brake will only release automatically if you have your seat belt on. If you don’t, you have to manually release it.

I never knew that. Thanks


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abmat

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Makes sense thanks for that. Do you know if it does any damage to the parking brake if you accidentally slightly accelerate whilst the brake is up?
Accidentally no. Repeatedly probably will.
 
Parking brake will only release automatically if you have your seat belt on. If you don’t, you have to manually release it.
Not anymore - It used to be like that but on the facelift 8V and the new 8Y you no longer need the seatbelt on - I think it should still be like that though for safety
 

KXL

Active Member
I noticed (parking brake issue, window seal, let me press my car door area (like yours) sometime this week and find out if it does) that on the S tronic, if you are in drive, come to a stop, and instantly press engine off switch, it would go to Park, and engage the e-handbrake. However if when stopped and you just press P button, it would NOT engage the handbrake. I tend to not want to engage my handbrake when I park at my normal parking space, as I know it's level. However if I'm out an about, I always ensure the e-handbrake is engaged at any parking space.
 
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