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    • Chloed1993
    • By Chloed1993 29th Dec 17, 5:16 PM
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    Hyundai i20 Handbrake
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    • 29th Dec 17, 5:16 PM
    Hyundai i20 Handbrake 29th Dec 17 at 5:16 PM
    Hi,

    Iím looking for some advise. I parked my new Hyundai i20 in my parking space outside my house on a slight incline. Got shopping out of the boot and went in the house for 20 minutes. I think had a knock at the door to find my car had rolled across the road and onto a neighbours car. A witness saw the car suddenly go and the handbrake was definitely up. We got the witness to verify. Itís left a massive dent and damage to my car and damage to my neighbours car.

    The garage I purchased the new car on finance from took it in for tests today and have said thereís nothing wrong with it and we didnít put the handbrake on high enough.

    Has anyone else had a problem similar or have any advice? They have said they might be able to fix the damage for slightly cheaper but I just donít believe that it is working correctly as the handbrake was definitely applied and it was high.

    Please help!
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    • almillar
    • By almillar 2nd Jan 18, 1:36 PM
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    What car was that then?
    Most modern cars that still have handbrakes tell you NOT to press the button.
    This includes your favourite car, BeenThroughItAll, the Renault Zoe. Anyway, just parking in gear prevents these problems
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 2nd Jan 18, 1:52 PM
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    This includes your favourite car, BeenThroughItAll, the Renault Zoe. Anyway, just parking in gear prevents these problems
    Originally posted by almillar


    Yeah, I misread the first post as saying 'press button on application' rather than 'don't press button on application'.
    • Weiskin
    • By Weiskin 13th Sep 18, 3:27 PM
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    I have had exactly the same issue with my new Hyundai i20 and my friend who has a 2-year-old Hyundai i10 reports the same. In her case her car has twice rolled down a slope and hit another vehicle. This is my second i20; I had no such issues with the older model.
    • almillar
    • By almillar 14th Sep 18, 2:49 PM
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    almillar
    Perhaps park the car in gear to prevent these problems?!
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