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Old Apr 15th, 2018, 22:56   #1
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Having on a couple of occasions pushed the handbrake a little to early in a rolling stop I'm quite miffed and how sharply the electronics slams on the anchors. With all the monitoring that goes on inside the XC60 I'm surprised Volvo haven't made this a gradual process unless the car is completely stationary.

This then lead me to wonder, what happens if for some reason or perhaps a mental aberration, one should inadvertently engage the electrical handbrake at higher speeds, for example 5 or 10 mph. Surely the car doesn't lock the wheels and has the intelligence to realise its not a safe thing to do.

Doe anyone have an answer?
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 08:05   #2
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Iím pretty sure it will not engage at higher speeds, its not designed to be used to stop the vehicle, just to stop it from moving again.
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The handbrake can be used as an emergency stop in case the normal brakes fail.
It needs to be held in the on position for this to happen. Donít know at what speed this is enabled at but probably over about 5 mph. Under that it probably works as a normal handbrake. Iím sure someone on here will know more.
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The handbrake can be used as an emergency stop in case the normal brakes fail.
It needs to be held in the on position for this to happen. Donít know at what speed this is enabled at but probably over about 5 mph. Under that it probably works as a normal handbrake. Iím sure someone on here will know more.
I'd be interested to know more if anyone can enlighten me?
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While stationary the EPB works on the rear wheels, once in motion all 4 wheels are braked as if you were using the foot brake until almost stationary, when it reverts back to rear wheels only. In an emergency the EPB can be used by keeping the button depressed, when released the braking stops. At high speed a warning alarm is sounded.
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