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Old 17 August 2009, 17:29   #21
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What electric handbrake, it was a standard one
Listen to what she said in the interview!!!
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Listen to what she said in the interview!!!
Personally, I don't think she has a clue what she did...the story is reported elsewhere and it's different every time. In the BBC link she pressed the ECP button. What the hell is that? Closest I can think of is ESP - electronic stability control - and that has naff all to do with handbrakes.

The only thing she knows as fact is that she had a lucky escape. The rest, is conjecture.
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The only thing she knows as fact is that she had a lucky escape. The rest, is conjecture.
aye - 'cos if it was my dads car she would have been safer staying inside it!
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aye - 'cos if it was my dads car she would have been safer staying inside it!
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With every car I have driven that has an electronic handbrake you cannot release the handbrake by pushing a button, it releases automatically when you pull away.
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With every car I have driven that has an electronic handbrake you cannot release the handbrake by pushing a button, it releases automatically when you pull away.
The button will also allow it to release if you put your foot on the brake as well. Of course that is assuming that everything is working correctly............
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With every car I have driven that has an electronic handbrake you cannot release the handbrake by pushing a button, it releases automatically when you pull away.
On the Disco, RR's and Jaguars, for instance, to release the handbrake the key has to be in the ignition, the engine has to be running, your foot has to be on the footbrake and then you hit a switch, or, as Chris says, with the engine running and in gear you just hit the throttle and it releases automatically.

I'm not aware any other manufacturer does it significantly differently
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What is the biggest cause of breakdown on a car? Ask the AA or the RAC - they will soon tell you..............

Electrics!!!

As Clarkson would say - nothing beats a big lever that goes thunk and moves!!!
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Of course that is assuming that everything is working correctly............
Yep. Identify the vehicle in question and Google it with respect to your original header
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