that'd be me then!!!blak-hak said:A colleague of mine took delivery of his Cooper over Christmas and he's reported the handbrake as being a bit slack.
I've heard that there is actually a law in San Fransisco requiring wheels to be turned into the curb on hills. Seems like a good idea, especially on steep hills like the one my Sister used to live on. I remember some people putting bricks behind the wheels, but why give local vandals the ammunition?BruceK said:I'm sorry to hear of MINIs with apparently fautlty handbrakes (in this and another thread), but it makes me curious as why the car(s) would roll - isn't it common practice in the UK, as it is in the US, to leave a parked car in gear (1st or reverse) and set the handbrake as well?
This happened to me too, I parked up (I live on a hill) and as I was getting out of the car I heard a "clonk" - the handbrake had released itself and the car started rolling down the hill! As it hasn't happened since, I just assumed I hadn't engaged the thing properly, but maybe I had better pay a visit to my dealer.....Yeah, the handbrake is faulty and often takes a couple of pulls to get the thing to stick on. Also i've had the bl**dy thing release itself on it's own accord.. Luckily it's only happened while i've been at the wheel and i'm now very careful to leave the car parked in-gear.
BI GAL said:...........
Still, so long as it's fixed on monday i don't really care.
I'll post the outcome next week! [/B]