Re: Hand brake sticking on
Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Does this scenario cause any long-term damage?C2atb wrote: ↑Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:19 pmAfter washing is a nightmare , just the other day I washed and put protection on went for a drive after usually sorts it but this time the following day bear in mind I park on a steep drive I pressed the brake clutch in let of brake and an almighty bang followed by scraping noises all the way to the end of the road .
My story is this; the brakes used to seize on my old Ford Puma after I'd washed it (that'll give you an idea of how long ago this happened) and ever since then I have never used a handbrake when parked at home, just leave it in gear and never had the problem again.
However, the Kodiaq is the first automatic I've driven so wasn't sure whether I could do that. So, I washed it on 10th September and then put it in the garage for a week (I was on annual leave and we use the wife's car to potter about).
Fast forward to the following Monday and the thing would *not* budge after I'd released the handbrake. Now I park in a fairly tight garage so the option to just floor the accelerator wasn't an option.
Anyway, I managed to get it going in the end but there was a "thud thud thud" whilst driving which quickened the faster I went.
And then when I backed into a parking space at work there was an *almighty* bang followed by a ding-dong and a warning sign which flashed up on the dash. I caught something about "excessive braking"? That was the least of my worries, I was absoluitely convinced I'd backed into something, the bang was that loud and shook the car (I'm actually surprised the airbags weren't triggered).
So I got out, walked around to the back of the Kodiaq fully expecting to see mangled metal and nothing; I was a good six inches away from bushes (nothing solid back there at all).
I'm guessing that was related to the initial sticking?
My worry is there may be damage in there that - the Skoda Connect vehichle health check reports no defects so......any thoughts?