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Date Registered: 12-2006
Location: Wollongong
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Handbrake Question!!


Hey all!!

I managed to get to the Nissan service department to get them to have a look at my handbrake because it wasn't holding properly on my driveway, without me using all my strength on it to pull it up.

They spent about 10-15 minutes on it and said that it would hold better, but I couldn't really notice a difference. They said that the handbrakes on all x-trails are crap, would anyone else agree with this comment?

Is there anything else I can do?
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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Hi Roger,

I have to agree that the handbrake on the xtrail is not that fantastic and on a slope you would really need to pull it all the way up (the 6 clicks maximum) and even then, the xtrail will roll back slightly until it locks itself on a gear.

Not to mention that loose motion of the handbrake handle itself which Nissan could never fix. They will tighten it a bit, but it will come back.

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Date Registered: 08-2005
Location: Sydney
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Dangerous to rely purely on the handbrake in any car if parking on a slope. If you have a manual then make sure it is left in gear, I normall leave mine in 2nd. For an Auto, park will have the same effect.

If your drive is a slope then seriouly consider using a brick as well!!

The main problem with handbrakes that operate on a disk brake is that if the disc is hot when the handbrake is applied then the disc cools and shrinks, therefore reducing the effect of the handbrake. There was a big problem with Citroen Xantias when they were first launched because the handbrake operated on the front brakes (crazy French!), they had to do a recall because there had been incidents of cars rolling away!


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Date Registered: 11-2006
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I had this problem last week. Went down town shopping. Parked in a parking bay on a downhill slope . When getting out of car the wife said it`s moving forward and it was, very slowly. As already mentioned I left it in gear (reverse).

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Date Registered: 11-2006
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Took mine back for the 1000km service (make that a half assed check) and asked to get the handbrake adjusted because it had a heap of slop at the start and didnt hold real well.. got it back exactly the same..
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Date Registered: 09-2006
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My handbrake is terrible. emoticon
I'll have it looked at during the next service..
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Date Registered: 12-2004
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quote:

gjaco wrote:

Took mine back for the 1000km service (make that a half assed check) and asked to get the handbrake adjusted because it had a heap of slop at the start and didnt hold real well.. got it back exactly the same..



Then they obviously didn't even touch it, go back and complain.

When I had mine adjusted by Rockdale Nissan in Sydney for my 40000k service it came back brilliant, even a bit over tight. It has since loosened a bit but nothing like I had it before the 40000k service.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Did not realise how 'soft' my handbrake was until it got adjusted on the 60k service.
Now it is nice and firm like it should have felt.

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Date Registered: 12-2006
Location: Wollongong
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Thanks for all the comments!! Its good to know I'm not the only one who has some problems with their handbrake as well. The handbrake is still a bit crappy, and I've got my 1000km service coming up soon so I'll probably ask them to tighten it again. We'll see what happens.
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Date Registered: 04-2006
Location: WA
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I had a near miss experience last night at work. I was leaving, gate was locked, on a bit of a slope, left it in neutral, handbrake on (forgetting I had noticed the weakness) and running to jump out and unlock the gate...
Out the corner of my eye I see my car rolling ever so slowly toward me, it was very close and nearly squished me between it and the fence, I managed to grab it and luckily a colleague was behind me to jump out and pull the hand brake the xtra notch it needed. Sooo unsafe. not very happy with my exy at the moment, it tried to squish me!
Needless to say, straight to Nissan this morning to demand a fix on it under warranty.
The service guy warned me it may not be covered but I said I would not be impressed. I let it go but was fully prepared to speak to the big boss had they argued the situation. Luckily I didn't have to go there and they tightened it under warranty. After all, as much as I love my car, I would not be buying another Nissan had they refused. This is a huge safety issue to me. The manager has previously driven the courtesy car and taken me to work and mentioned what would it take to make me purchase from him next time ( I got the car from a different dealer because I was unhappy with my trade in price with them ) so I figured he was a smart man who wants me back emoticon
Anyways, driving home I found there was a very big difference (vibration) all over the car, but only spasmodically. Stop start gone, then back again. So my hubby is driving it tomorrow, see if it does it again and if necessary return to Nissan.......... I will let you know how it goes!

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