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JohnW
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Electronic parking brake

Post by JohnW » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:02 am

Has anyone else managed to snap off the parking brake handle ?


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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by Bugginbob » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:17 am

JohnW wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:02 am
Has anyone else managed to snap off the parking brake handle ?
I have literally never touched it.
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by Chippy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:22 am

I've never touched it either (DS & Evoque) and there is no real need to do so.
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by chris » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:35 am

Also never touched it, in 5 years of Evoque and DS ownership. I did use it on a LR Experience once in one of their cars, pulled it on when doing a rate of knots and it pulled the car up pretty quickly as it shoud do.
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by Dashnine » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:52 am

I’ve used it a few times at lights / in queues etc. To hold the car in gear to save using footbrake / blinding cars behind in the dark.

Not had a problem with the lever on or off (but it works either way, you can pull/pull or push/push to activate/deactivate.

I tried activating it at about 40mph once as I thought I read it’s a feature for the passenger to activate to bring the car smoothly to a stop. But it felt more like a traditional handbrake application with max handbrake effort applied.
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by Barnsh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:18 pm

I use it , no problem with it , it’s only a button after all.
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by Chippy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:21 pm

But how the heck does one manage to break it off that what baffles me.

Or is actually a “break” handle😄
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by roadster » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:10 am

At first you could snatch at it just through force of habit if used to a normal lever. I use mine quite often in traffic queues and you soon learn to treat it like a switch then wait for the instrument panel light before you relax your leg on the brake pedal. Definitely not a good idea to use it while still rolling though.
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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by JohnW » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:47 am

I'm glad some members do use the parking brake at traffic lights in the dark - the rest just dazzle the drivers behind with their brake lights !


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Re: Electronic parking brake

Post by Chippy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:08 pm

How right you are John but to be honest I'm past caring.

I would say that out of 100 cars that I stop behind night and day 99 of their drivers keep their foot on the brake.
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