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    Default Car found in street - no one hurt thank god

    Just found my car in the middle of the street, 2006 2.8 t signum

    No one hurt or killed ( lots of small kids playing in the sun )

    had h-brake recall done 2 weeks ago

    New pads and discs fitted wednesday

    the h-brake lever was up and the car had seemed to have stop part on the slop - like calipers took a slight grip after the car rolled 4 - 5 meters

    Will let you all know, watch out for know !!!!

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    Always leave mine in gear just in case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOSH05 View Post
    Always leave mine in gear just in case.


    Also mentions it in the handbook, the label that Vauxhall sent to loads of people to stick on the sun visor, and also gets a mention in the highway code.

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    I've never bothered in the past with leaving cars in gear but one day when I parked up the thing set off down the hill luckily I was still in it! Had the recall done shortly after but I just don't trust it anymore so always left in gear now...
    Ken-tec FTW.

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    Lucky that no one was hurt mate. Get it back in and get it checked.

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    i always leave in gear

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    Beyond me why anyone would not leave a parked car in gear.

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    i always leave the in gear. remember once though i left my astra in gear & handbrake applied (not properly by mistake) & the ****** still rolled down the road. i was at my grans. some guy came knocking onthe door 'err is that your car in the middle of the road' it had slowly but surely rolled about 15-20 yards down the road into the middle. cars were just driving around it. no one was hurt though thank god. i drive my bosses car sometimes it drives him crazie when i leave it in gear he just doesent get the concept of leaving it in gear (and move his seat). its something i automaticaly do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty2000 View Post
    i always leave the in gear. remember once though i left my astra in gear & handbrake applied (not properly by mistake) & the ****** still rolled down the road. i was at my grans. some guy came knocking onthe door 'err is that your car in the middle of the road' it had slowly but surely rolled about 15-20 yards down the road into the middle. cars were just driving around it. no one was hurt though thank god. i drive my bosses car sometimes it drives him crazie when i leave it in gear he just doesent get the concept of leaving it in gear (and move his seat). its something i automaticaly do now.
    When I learned to drive (Quite a few years ago) it was drilled into you to always leave the vehicle in gear (Usually 1st) when parking and when parking on a particularly steep hill / slope then always in reverse.

    I've never had one roll away on me yet.

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    i always leave car in gear. belt and braces everytime.

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