Arona FR Handbrake failure

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Briboy
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by Briboy » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:01 pm

Hi
I've just taken my se technology in for the rear seat belt recall, but they told me there is one on the hand brake as well they fixed that at the same time, all fixed both jobs done in 30 minutes.

Fl3tch
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by Fl3tch » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:50 am

I take it your brakes are discs too?

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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by AronaKent » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:23 am

Just booked my Arona SE Tech in for the parking brake recall (and rear seat belt fix) after receiving a Recall letter from Seat UK. Anything I need to be aware of or avoid prior to taking it to the dealers next Thursday?
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by alandl » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 pm

I've had my FR a year and 1 month. It has 21,500 miles on the clock as 3 times a week it goes from Kent to Heathrow.
Since day 1 mine has creaked when you get out or in.
My family own a MB dealership, so I had it in their workshop up on a ramp to see if we can come up with a fix. We have tried different cables from handbrake to wheels, we have tried different brackets that pull on the cables in case they were bending and loosing their grip on the wheel.
We have also tried different pads and discs’. All to no avail it still creaks.
So, I've learned to live with it and once parked I leave it 1st Gear. Having to press the clutch to start the car is an advantage and having it in 1st gear means were ready to go.
Taking it to a dealer may help but (in my experience) all they will do is adjust it and say that's is all they can do.
At its first service back in Feb Seat mentioned to me they had adjusted it, but even when it was brought from the workshop to the front of the dealers it creaked when the Service manager got out.

Another question.
Mine also jerks like a kangaroo when cold or hot does yours F13tech and Keitht? It can be embarrassing when on the M25 in a queue moving at walking pace as jerks and jumps long.

Also does anyone know where I could get a parts catalogue that shows exploded views of the car. I want to see what the internal roof looks like to see if a rear light can be fitted.
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by keitht » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:15 pm

alandl,
I stop mine creaking by putting the handbrake on hard whilst pressing the foot brake. If I apply the handbrake lightly the rear brakes creak when I open the door or get out of the car particularly when parked on a slope. All my dealer did was to adjust it when I moaned about the handbrake feeling rough, after a few weeks it was back to ‘normal’.

I have had no problem with jerking, but have only done about 6500 miles. Did yours start after a few months, or was it like from new? If you have the 1.5 it is a known problem, see other VAG forums.

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alandl
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by alandl » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:02 pm

Your right Keitht it is a 1.5
It could have been from day one, but you know what it’s like trying to get use to a new car. You can’t always pull away smoothly, so you put it down to it being a new car and you getting used to it.
I’m told that the gearboxes were designed for the 1.0 and not the 1.5 so there is a bit of incompatibility and that Seat are working on a software update.
I’m not convinced as the Ateca forum is full of 1.5’s having the same issue but some on that forum they also mention a lag in response from putting your foot down to the car actually accelerating.
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by lottielucy2000 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:07 pm

Seat Arona FR handbrake failure.

I had my Arona FR back in October 2018. Handbrake has now failed 3 times this last time rolling down a
drive with handbrake fully engaged and in gear. Second time handbrake failed cables were replaced.
I have contacted Seat UK and opened a case which has now been archived as I do not agree that the problem
has been solved this third time. I have lost all confidence in this vehicle. I am going to monitor latest handbrake
adjustment over the next few weeks, at which time when it fails again which I am sure it will. I will take my case
up with the Motor Ombudsman.
I also have noisy brakes. Creaks when entering and leaving vehicle..
Seat Customer services were very helpful and understanding.
I was offered little treats as way of compensation for inconvenience which I declined.
I also feel that this problem is being swept under the carpet.

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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by keitht » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:31 pm

Hi Lottielucy,

What gear do you leave your Arona in when on your drive? I always leave mine in reverse and apply the handbrake fully using the foot brake to assist, touch wood, so far no problems. And as I said in an earlier post applying the handbrake fully seems to
solve the creaking.
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Re: Arona FR Handbrake failure

Post by Lampie » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:03 pm

As a servicetechnician I had a Volkwagen T4 van with an fault in the handbrakelever (drums at the rear) , the lever could slip and free itself.
I've had to witness it once, when it rolled towards me, when I was checking the citymap (pre-navigation) , that was a common fault and a recall.
but my van wasn't one which got to Holland via the normal way, but it was bought in Germany... so no registration in the dutch database...
so no recall either.

I presume the VAG concern learned from that mistake

Now I have a DSG7... always put it in park, otherwise the dash starts protesting and beeping
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