Automatic Hand BrakeFailure

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PPV
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Automatic Hand BrakeFailure

Post by PPV » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:28 pm

I have a Jan 2014 Manual Qashqai and today the Automatic Hand Brake failed , extremely fortunate as no-one was hurt just knocked down a wall and my car dented. I have read other people have had this problem and was wondering how common this is!
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Re: Automatic Hand Break Failure

Post by Gel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:36 pm

Extremely uncommon to my recollection.
Assume you don't take sensible precaution of leaving your car in gear as a backstop?
ie reverse or first if manual.

You should add some more details to your forum signature showing model type/ engine etc & add your location.

If it was common you'd be sure there'd have been a recall, but obviously disconcerting; are you certain the red
E brake light was on before you left?
There's a remote possibility you may have cancelled it by mistake; there's a way of disabling it which
is handy for garages who want to move by hand around workshop.
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Re: Automatic Hand Break Failure

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:10 pm

PPV, your problem has been experienced before if you take a look at the attachment it is a long one you will see the facts that hopefully will inform you :
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1937&p=21365&hilit ... ure#p21355

As Gel mentioned it is safer to stick the QQ in Gear, I have got into this habit here after these posts appeared and the Missus was taught here to do it, so I did get it in the ear when I moved out here.
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Re: Automatic Hand BrakeFailure

Post by PPV » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:21 am

Thank you very useful to see that it has been recognised on this forum as well as the article I have read which people had highlighted the problem. I think Gel is right in saying don’t rely on the automatic hand brake leave it in gear.


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