Accidental handbrake

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Accidental handbrake

Post by ori » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:00 am

Anyone else accidentally pull on the handbrake instead of the open roof while driving?
Never happened on my previous zed due to button location, but I’ve done it twice now and it gives you one hell of a shock!

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Post by Argyll Andy » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:03 am

ori wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:00 am Anyone else accidentally pull on the handbrake instead of the open roof while driving?
Never happened on my previous zed due to button location, but I’ve done it twice now and it gives you one hell of a shock!
Maybe it’s just blue ones because they’re faster Ori :poke:
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Post by ori » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:06 am

Only possible explaination Andy! ;))))

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Post by Wyldie85 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 am

Nope, can’t say I’ve done that.
I wish the handbrake would automatically come on, once you stop and switch the car off.
Audi, Merc and others all do it, BMW’s don’t.
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Post by dr_john » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:49 am

Yep, I once pulled the handbrake switch instead of the roof. I was going very slow in a car park but it was a bit of a shock.
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Post by ori » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:51 am

Wyldie85 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 am Nope, can’t say I’ve done that.
I wish the handbrake would automatically come on, once you stop and switch the car off.
Audi, Merc and others all do it, BMW’s don’t.
It does with auto hold on. I think it does it without auto hold after a certain amount of time away from the vehicle.
I can’t stand auto hold.

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Post by Wyldie85 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 am

Ah that’s a bit different though and yet another button to press.
I’m not a fan of auto hold either.
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Post by handymanuk » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:00 pm

I did this in my Audi TTS, it definitely gives you a shock!
Not done it in the Z4 yet but I can see how easily it happens, given the location of the roof button.
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Post by TheGingerOneNI » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:36 pm

ori wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:51 am
Wyldie85 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:42 am Nope, can’t say I’ve done that.
I wish the handbrake would automatically come on, once you stop and switch the car off.
Audi, Merc and others all do it, BMW’s don’t.
It does with auto hold on. I think it does it without auto hold after a certain amount of time away from the vehicle.
I can’t stand auto hold.
My previous commute used to be a 100 mile round trip every day through several towns and depending on my shift you could be in rush hour traffic. The auto hold was a necessity in that kind of driving. Indeed it was an option on Audi (everything is on them) and a hard to find one at that. Took me ages to find the right S3 and the TTS with it. So glad the Z4 comes with it.

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Post by raven » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:48 am

ori wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:00 am Anyone else accidentally pull on the handbrake instead of the open roof while driving?
Never happened on my previous zed due to button location, but I’ve done it twice now and it gives you one hell of a shock!
No... Because I know they are next to eachother i look first before I pull :-D
I always wondered with the automatic handbrake button, if it would work if you pull it while driving, so I guess that is a yes :P
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Post by Z4monster » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:57 pm

raven wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:48 am
ori wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:00 am Anyone else accidentally pull on the handbrake instead of the open roof while driving?
Never happened on my previous zed due to button location, but I’ve done it twice now and it gives you one hell of a shock!
No... Because I know they are next to each other i look first before I pull :-D
I always wondered with the automatic handbrake button, if it would work if you pull it while driving, so I guess that is a yes :P
It works like an emergency stop. It will bring the car to a halt as long as the lever remains being activated and flash the hazard lights as it comes to a complete stop. Allows the passenger to bring the car to a halt in an emergency situation where the driver is incapacitated.
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Post by Wyldie85 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:01 pm

Ah, good to know Z4monster. Could be useful in an emergency.
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Post by Jim S » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:23 am

I did this by mistake a couple of days ago. Pulled the handbrake switch instead of the roof switch :headbang: That’s the only time I have made this mistake in the two years since I bought the car. In fact, it was two years ago today when I took delivery. Happy birthday to my car. 😁👍

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Post by Nictrix » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:54 am

I was trying to understand how this was possible until I looked at the interior of the G29.
Maybe the roof switch should have been put in a different place like it is with the E89 to avoid this mistake.
Considering it looks like it is activated in the same way as the ebrake makes an accidental pull inevitable.
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Post by Jim S » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:07 pm

If you are not concentrating it’s very easy to do. As I said, it has only happened to me once in two years - and my attention was elsewhere at the time. :D

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