e Handbrake failed - Nissan denys fault

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Re: e Handbrake failed - Nissan denys fault

Post by Businesscheck » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:42 pm

Before I collect my car couple weeks ago . The sales guy
Called to say Nissan had issued a warning regarding
The electric brake.

The dealers had to check to ensure it was working
Correctly before allowing me to take it home.
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Re: e Handbrake failed - Nissan denys fault

Post by chrisw99 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:41 pm

Glad I've seen this thread as my drive is quite an incline and I've often worried that the e-brake could fail and I'd wake up to find the car in the living room.

I'll start keeping it in reverse when the engine is off now I think. The good thing about the push to start engine is you have to press the clutch down to start so no risk of starting the engine in gear either.
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Re: e Handbrake failed - Nissan denys fault

Post by Gel » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:22 pm

Always on a manual, also keep in 1st gear or reverse as appropriate.

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Re: e Handbrake failed - Nissan denys fault

Post by PPV » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 am

I have experienced the same problem car rolled off whilst unattended , diagnosis test showed no faults and now referred to Nissan Customer Care. I feel as though it will only be a matter of time and this fault could cause a fatality, please all QQ owners leave your car in gear and don’t rely on the automatic brake.


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Re: e Handbrake failed - Nissan denys fault

Post by SplanK » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:40 pm

You should be leaving your car in gear regardless of brake type unless there is exceptional circumstances!

Whatever the fault is, it does not sounds like it’s a common issue, and failures of things can and do happen, be it electronic or manually operated handbrake via a cable.

As it stands, I do not see the electronic handbrake being any worse in terms of safety compared to a non-electric version.
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