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Hi this is my first post and I could really do with some help. My insurance company issued me with a Chevrolet Spark as a courtesy vehicle today which when I parked it on my driveway, which is on an incline, rolled back, even though the handbrake was fully engaged, and hit a gate post.
Any one that has had the same issue with the hand brake on any modelplease respond to my post as I need as much evidence as I can to back up my issue with the rental and insurance company. This isn't a 'havea go at Chevrolet' post I just genuinely need some back up, Thanks
 

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hi I've been trawling the net to look for advice re hanbrake failure - new Ford Focus within 1 week it ran down the road into a stone wall & caused rear end damage - the garage not interested in damage, but adjusted the handbrake although they said they couldn't find a fault. we paid for bodywork repair. This week it did it again - the garage only comment was to put chogs behind the wheel. FOrd customer services aren't interested, a 2nd ford garage won't repair in case of further problems. They all say put thro insurance - but that not the point why should we lose no claim's etc, just to have bodywork repaired & handbrake issue resolved. I am now taking Tradin Standards advice & holding financecompany & garage jointly liable. Car going to be out of action for weeks I guess.
 

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Hi sorry to hear about your situation, sounds very similar to mine. My insurance company don't want to pay out, but on paper we've got no back up as all the checks are coming back saying the car is fine. Google Vectra handbrake problems as they had the same issue a few years ago and Vauxhall were just as disinterested, the articles you find might help you to back up your claim. Try the links below. Tracey






http://www.rac.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?1922-Vectra-Handbrake

http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?77870-Vauxhall-Signum-Vectra-Handbrake-Hand-brake-problem&p=2851709&viewfull=1

http://www.cararticles.co.uk/uk-vauxhall-handbrake-problem-part-2.html
 
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