Thread: General: - V50 S40 Recall
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Old Feb 21st, 2007, 13:19   #12
Paddler Ed
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Location: Armidale, NSW, Australia... home of rust free 240's!

With regards to loose handbrakes, I had a couple of early V50's (was going to get a run out V40 but couldn't get it so had a V50) and most of them went in to have the handbrake sorted; all of them would pull off with the handbrake on (oops) and as I was towing with some of them it wasn't particularily reassuring.

One of the reasons that this has taken a while for it to appear as a problem, and for it to be dealt with, is that most people in the UK do not leave the car in gear; in Europe that is a common practice so as a problem it occurs less often.
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