e-brake in the Volt

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e-brake in the Volt

Post by g4qber » Tue, 29 Oct 2013, 14:53

is this supposed to operate even when the car is moving?
eg. like a normal cable operated emergency / park brake.


this is what occurs in the VW Mk 7 and the nissan leaf.

I've also noticed that the brakes are a bit mushy.
they also deactivate after 10 secs from power down
so make sure that you activate the e-brake before power down
else the car may be resting on its gears in Park
and then have a clunk the next time you start off.

spongy brakes
http://www.themotorreport.com.au/54934/ ... ive-review

http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article ... rst_drive/

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e-brake in the Volt

Post by Johny » Tue, 29 Oct 2013, 14:57

I had a memory that the Leaf handbrake self-energized on power down if you didn't do it yourself.

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e-brake in the Volt

Post by g4qber » Fri, 06 Dec 2013, 04:48

E brake works. Just have to hold switch longer, like on a leaf.

Something to try next year at the electrikhana.

Volt doesn't have auto energising.
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