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About 2
weeks ago I was sat on a steep hill at some lights and I put the handbrake on
but left it in drive ready to pull away. Took my foot off the break pedal and
the car started to roll backwards. Yes even with it in drive. <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />

Took it to
the local VX dealer and after I had to show them what was happening they took
it in and after about an hour all was fixed. Apparently there was a pipe that
had got bent and was not allowing the handbrake to activate even though you
could clearly hear the noise so the motor was working.

How a brake
pipe could get bent is beyond me. Also I've noticed now (and it might have been
like this before) that when the handbrake is applied it feels like only one
side comes on as the car seems to sit on one side. Bit difficult to explain but
if anyone could try there Antara and see if the same thing is happing I would
be very grateful as I think it might need another trip to the workshop.
 

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Not over fond of the electronic handbrake personally,will check mine and see if is ok.
 

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2Dogs said:
About 2
weeks ago I was sat on a steep hill at some lights and I put the handbrake on
but left it in drive ready to pull away. Took my foot off the break pedal and
the car started to roll backwards. Yes even with it in drive.

Took it to
the local VX dealer and after I had to show them what was happening they took
it in and after about an hour all was fixed. Apparently there was a pipe that
had got bent and was not allowing the handbrake to activate even though you
could clearly hear the noise so the motor was working.

How a brake
pipe could get bent is beyond me. Also I've noticed now (and it might have been
like this before) that when the handbrake is applied it feels like only one
side comes on as the car seems to sit on one side. Bit difficult to explain but
if anyone could try there Antara and see if the same thing is happing I would
be very grateful as I think it might need another trip to the workshop.
Checked mine, everything is working as it should.
 

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Hey 2dogs mines fine on both sides used it this morning as my driveway has a slight incline plus you have a a two three second thing before you pull away before it should roll
Think your car has to go back in for adjustments
 

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Yep checked mine and its fine and my drive has a an incline.
 

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Looks like it's back to the dearlers (again) mine just sits down on the N/S. Might jack it up and see if the O/S wheel spins while the handbrake is on
 

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Will be interesting to see what the dealer finds, I believe the Antara e-handbrake does not use the actual disc pads, there are actually small drum brakes inside the rear disc which are just for the handbrake..
 

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If I rev my engine when its parked it releases the handbrake,i thought that was normal!
 

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That has never happened to me its a bit strange cause you rev your engine up the handbrake releases, i would go back to the dealer with that mmmm strange
 

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If you slightly press the clutch and rev the engine then it will release if you don't touch the clutch while revving it won't release
 

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Big Jason said:
If you slightly press the clutch and rev the engine then it will release if you don't touch the clutch while revving it won't release



something must be wrong mine does not do that, i need to send it back to Korea whoever assembled mine did not do the same as other Anara's
 

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Its still going back to Korea mines different
 

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lyjodigby said:
Mine has released twice on a sloping drive in the same situation, I now leave it in reverse when parked just in case.

how do you get the key out when you do that
 

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Big Jason said:
wilma08 said:
Its still going back to Korea mines different 
Yours will be different as you won't have a clutch in your auto
See just as I said BIG Jason it's different hehehe
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I think the old type hand brake used a set of slave shoes but the new e.brake clamps on the disc via a solenoid. If you listen,you can hear it.
 
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