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Thread: Vectra Handbrake Issue...or was it Astra?

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    Eek Vectra Handbrake Issue...or was it Astra?

    I saw this on a visit to my Gran in hospital today, couldn't resist taking a quick snap and putting it on the forum!

    Take note of the small 'pebble' placed under the front near-side wheel! ...perhaps placed there by a considerate passer by!

    I took a quick peek through the window and it was left out of gear, but the handbrake appeared to be on!

    ...perhaps it's not just the Vectra that suffers from a jittery handbrake!

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    ****** hell!!! Now thats interesting!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABD-1 View Post
    ****** hell!!! Now thats interesting!!!!!!!!!
    I thought so too! ...perhaps just a case of an ill-applied hand brake! perhaps a small sticker on the sun visor is required......

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    Some passer by must have put the brick under the whhel when they walked passed????

    surely vauxhall has to be responsible for these handbrakes?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABD-1 View Post
    Some passer by must have put the brick under the whhel when they walked passed????

    surely vauxhall has to be responsible for these handbrakes?????
    Thats what I thought. I was in the hospital for 90 minutes and it was there when I parked up, and there when I left. Could have been a lot worse

    ...I get the clunking issue with my Vectra nearly every other day, but just re-apply it and it works OK, but I'm always nervous about it.

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    Look at where it is, relative to the other parked cars, it's not in the parking box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izonoky View Post
    Look at where it is, relative to the other parked cars, it's not in the parking box.
    ...exactly, couple this with the small brick under the wheel and the gear in neutral, safe to assume the handbrake has slipped and its rolled forward until the handbrake gripped.

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    Iam finding now that im taking a brick with me where ever i go and placing it under a wheel when i park!!! After my incident the other day when my veccy travelled down my drive and dragged me with it and nearly ending up in the bungalow opposite im scared i will be honest with you!! Vauxhall has a lot to answer for!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABD-1 View Post
    Iam finding now that im taking a brick with me where ever i go and placing it under a wheel when i park!!! After my incident the other day when my veccy travelled down my drive and dragged me with it and nearly ending up in the bungalow opposite im scared i will be honest with you!! Vauxhall has a lot to answer for!!
    It's not good is it!! I always go that extra-mile (or yard lol) to park on the flat, don't park on slopes!

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    Is this a problem on all Vecs? I've never had a problem with mine, apart from the clunking

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