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Hi All
Only had this two week and my partner is unhappy with handbrake not holding says it rolled forward on a hill . I have no problem but on checking it seems the handbrake has to move four notches before holding and its all or nothing .
But if I pull it hard on she cant get it off.

Dropped it off at dealers this morning for them to check it

On checking there was a handbrake issue with some Ibiza's will update
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Dealer has adjusted it and says it set to the standard settings that Seat recommend four Notches it was two notches out ? as I said its been mentioned on the Ibiza forums the adjusting nut under the arm rest can come loose
 

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I've been having same issue with handbrake took into dealer and was told that nothing wrong with handbrake. We are not happy with reply going to go back after seeing your comment thanks.
 

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Handbrake problms on mine as well after 2000miles +rolls back on slight gradient when fully up, to be booked in ASAP . SE Tech First edition 1litre.
 

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johnny b said:
Handbrake problms on mine as well after 2000miles +rolls back on slight gradient when fully up, to be booked in ASAP . SE Tech First edition 1litre.
Even though mine was reset I am still aware of the rolling back issue it's a all or nothing handbrake and I wonder if its due to the SE having Drum Brakes
 

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Thats what I thought but still should not be an issue, a lot of under 1.000cc cars have rear drums ,we will see I will keep the forum updated .
 

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I had my FR Sport 1.0 back to the dealer to check sticky/noisy operation today. Checked out OK but still sticky and makes a grinding sound up and down.

Evans Halshaw Harrogate said they contact SEAT for advice and re-book it in if necessary.

I will keep you all posted.

Keith
 

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My SE Tech First Edition is in Chippenham Motors at this moment for investigation , I await patiently for a positive outcome. never had this problem with the last 3 Seat cars I have owned before.
 

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Car has been back to dealer three times now, on last visit I was told that the steel cable of handbrake was catching on outer nylon sleeve. We were not happy when dealer said this wasn't a fault covered by warranty ,have complained to Seat about this await there reply sounds from comments not the only case like mine on Red/slate roof 1 Ltd SE Tech
 

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My wife has had enough after fault not rectify and is rejecting car see if that gets issue sorted. Car booked into another dealer to look at fault from another view point watch this space.
 

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Hi all

Evans Halshaw have suggested I book my FR Sport in for a day to investigate the grinding/sticking hand brake that I've had from day one.

SEAT reportedly not aware of hand brake issues on Arona.

Keep you all posted!

Keith
 

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Just got mine back from dealers and were told handbrake not faulty its just because it is new. Time will tell.
 

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Arona back from Dealer.

New handbrake lever ordered as a result of today's investigation. Interesting!!

Let's see what happens when fitted.

Incidently the Ibiza courtesy car had same fault (reported). Showroom - Arona perfect

Also seat belt recall done.

Keep you all posted.

Keith

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Well the new handbrake lever was fitted this week by Evans Halshaw Harrogate.

Seems better but still not the smoothness of the FR in the showroom!!

Let's see if this gets better with time.

Keith
 

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Had my xcellence a couple of weeks now and also not happy with the handbrake. It does hold eventually if you haul it up but there is too much potential to roll, especially as we live in Devon and have a lot of hills. My wife struggles most due to the force needed. I'll get it checked at my local Seat dealer in Exeter and will advise any outcome. Handbrakes on drums have been going since Noah was a boy, shouldn't be getting basic issues like this.
 

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I remember that years ago when you brought a new car, that is used to go in to the Garage after the first 1000miles for a service check.
This was part of buying the new car. They used to check all of these points brakes and oil etc. and make sure all was tight and readjusted as needed.
This is because after the first 1000-2000 miles parts could become loose.
But we do not have this anymore. As nothing is meant to come loose anymore... (YEP RIGHT)
So increasingly seeing more and more new cars having issues with things slipping and becoming loose which Garages are increasingly denying.
Which is causing more frustration to motorists.
Maybe going back to the Old 1000mile new car check is not a bad Idea..

Also we hope that the training of the technicians is better, but in some cases I am not so sure.
I did a 4 year apprenticeship before we were allowed to go it alone. (Mechanical and Electronics Engineering) now a lot of people do a 2-4 week course. and claim they know just as much in that short time compared to 4 years.. (And Ive not stopped learning in the last 30 years).
 

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We have our Arona through a Green Car scheme via Lease Provider. We have had it for 3 months and noticed the handbrake was very dodgy. Unfortunately my wife went swimming one night and returned to the car park to find the car no longer there. It rolled away across the car park into a hedge and smashed the front damaging the sensors. It is a minor miracle that it didn't smash into another car or person. We have told the providers all about the issue and they sent it to Seat. We had it inspected by Kwik Fit ourselves who said in there opinion the Handbrake was dodgy. Seat of course have said there is no issue with the handbrake! We are left having to pay for the damage and we still have concerns when we get it back (its been over 2 weeks!). Its a disgrace.
 

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stemiller78 said:
We have our Arona through a Green Car scheme via Lease Provider. We have had it for 3 months and noticed the handbrake was very dodgy. Unfortunately my wife went swimming one night and returned to the car park to find the car no longer there. It rolled away across the car park into a hedge and smashed the front damaging the sensors. It is a minor miracle that it didn't smash into another car or person. We have told the providers all about the issue and they sent it to Seat. We had it inspected by Kwik Fit ourselves who said in there opinion the Handbrake was dodgy. Seat of course have said there is no issue with the handbrake! We are left having to pay for the damage and we still have concerns when we get it back (its been over 2 weeks!). Its a disgrace.
My Arona SE was the same always left it gear as could not trust the handbrake
 

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The issue seems to come from the Arona's fitted with rear drum brakes ie 95 TSi & TDi, those equipped with rear disc brakes for the 115 and up engines like mine seem fine?
 

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Just come back to my se lux 115tdi to find it had run away down a hill despite handbrake being applied,and has hit a building causing extensive damage to the vehicle which is only 3 months old and has just over 2000 miles on clock,witness stated she heard a bang and the car ran away from the kerb at a good rate of knots,witness confirmed the handbrake was on when we got the car off the building,awaiting inspection by seat tomorrow, my advice if any doubts get your car checked asap to avoid what happened to me
Update
Dealer has offered to take the car back and repair the damage free of charge and exchange it for another of my choice,seat Huddersfield well done one happy satisfied customer
 
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