Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: North Yorkshire
My Antara (13reg) had the same fault. My driveway facing slightly uphill and I engage the electronic handbrake twice as recommended, and also put it into first gear. However a month ago I forgot to put the car in first gear and despite the handbrake light (red) showing as being on on the dashboard, my car rolled backwards down the drive. I repeated the process again and again and got the same result! As this was the first time I had forgotten to put the car into first gear as well, I wondered how long have I been parking my car not only on my drive but elsewhere without realising that the only thing keeping it from rolling away was the fact it was in first gear? I took it to my local Vauxhall dealer, who upon repairing the problem, said it was due to my rear brakes binding, and that cleaning them has cured the problem. So far everything is alright, but what happens if my rear brakes (I did not hear any evidence that they were binding) start binding again?