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Or should I say fingerbrake!

Anyway, has anyone put the handbrake on at speed? Just wondering if was like an emergency stop as it seems to apply itself pretty harshly at low speeds.
 

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It'll take a brave man to try that out !!!
Not sure, but i think the Q5 handbrake is hydraulic ??? You can feel the brake pedal move when you apply / release the parking brake so i guess it's not a cable system. Also, If you stand by the car while someone releases the brake, you can hear the brake release.
At least it should stop me getting charged for a "sticky brake cable", twice (both sides from Lexus), down the line some time


Cheers,

Mike
 

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had the same thing on my RRS - for the RRS once its been used at speed (i.e. in extreme circumstances), then the car has to be checked by the dealer as it stresses all the braking components to their limits

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I'll think twice before I use it...
fine that it exists, as safety devicefor ... for the passenger if the driver suddenly fails !
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Update on the handbrake.

Tried it on a customers carpark yesterday that was sheet ice. Whilst driving with accelerator pressed a quick message flashes up in the display that park brake has engaged, quickly goes off and car does'nt brake. Without pressing the accelerator its the same as jamming on the brakes.
 
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