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Last week I got a notice that my parking brake needed adjustment but Volvo was rather vague on the topic and my dealer was the "last to know" about the issue.<p>On a related note, a couple of weeks ago I set the brake (on a pretty flat street) and as I was walking away saw the car begin to roll, where upon I did my best "Dukes of Hazzard" and reached into the car and pulled up more on the brake.<p>Anyone know more details? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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i think its just a nut on the cable that can be tightened.
 

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Re: Parking Brake Notice (matsharris)

I got the same letter, but I think just needs to be adjusted.<p><IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j242/riverapierola/volvo/_0822083110_001.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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absolutely...by stating a 30 min. service time, it really cant be anything more than an adjustment.<p>i didn't realize that you meant an actual notice from volvo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall

Interesting - I received a "manual" for the parking brake, but not the recall notice. No mention of a needed adjustment.<p>I'm in the habit of always leaving the car in gear. I miss the way my SAAB enforced that - it was not possible to remove the key until the car was in reverse.
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall (Gromit)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Gromit</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I'm in the habit of always leaving the car in gear. I miss the way my SAAB enforced that - it was not possible to remove the key until the car was in reverse.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>by using the handbrake though, you are putting MUCH less, or even no stress on the transmission. i hated the reverse lock in my saab, so i disassembled the mechanism and removed it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall (phuz)

If the transmission is expected to withstand the stress of propelling the car I would certainly hope it could withstand the stress of of keeping the car motionless. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't understand Your logic in that comment at all..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall (Gromit)

I forgot to mention that parking brake feels loosen......! (that was the only conplaint we had with our new v50)<br>definately needs to be adjusted. but here in Florida you really<br>don't use it too much, but anyways I'm gonna service it soon.
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall (pierola)

Exactly - the loads imposed on the drive train at rest are trivial compared to those imposed while driving.<p>BTW - SAAB is very clear that the hand brake is the "emergency brake" not the parking brake. For many years, the SAAB owner's manual explicitly instructed owners NOT to use the hand brake while parked, stating that it should be reserved for use following a failure of the hydraulic system. (I believe they've relaxed this since the GM takeover).
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall (Gromit)

The Saab handbrake acts on the front calipers. It actually might conceivably stop you in an emergency. Every try to stop your S40 or V50 with the handbrake?<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Parking Brake - Manual, but no recall (tmtalpey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Every try to stop your S40 or V50 with the handbrake?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yup and boy is it fun!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Parking Brake Notice (matsharris)

I got the notice also - the "manual" which is one page/language, and the suggestion to have the dealer adjust it.<p>I suspect they got sued by someone who pulled the lever up just a click or two, and had the car roll - and then claimed, "well, the Parking Lever Indicator icon was on - what do you mean it wasn't 'on enough' - so I sue since "on" should mean it won't roll".<p>Just a guess.
 

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we had this "fix" as volvo had sent us letters out about it too a few months back<br>funny because my first thread here was that my car rolled down the street about 7 months ago<br>they denied any issues with the car and despite the car going over a chalk line i drew, they did not fix<br>
 

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I had the dealer adjust my hand / parking brake a couple of times in the first year untill it settled down (i.e. the handle stopped coming up too far).<p>Personally, I hate it when someone leaves my car parked in gear and only do that mysel fon steep gradients. Anyone else ever left a car outside in arctic like temp's and had the gear shift frozen in gear?
 

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JPM - Yes, I've had WHOLE vehicles frozen in place....by the tires, brakes, all the doors & hatches & locks frozen and inoperable..... but I've never had a transmission shifter frozen so I couldn't select neutral for starting the engine once I was inside. Actually, brake shoes frozen to brake drums is very common on semi-trucks since the brake drums are open to the elements. Any dampness between the shoes & drums and some cold temps causes them to stick tight. Plus any time You park on snow or ice the warm tires melt themselves small depressions so Your stuck when You try to move. <br> I had a POS Chevy LUV truck made by ISUZU (sp?) many years ago that was difficult to shift when the temps dropped below 20 Deg. F for the first couple miles in the morning but a change of transmission lube solved that. It was just a minor inconvenience because the truck itself wouldn't start below 10 Deg. F. Did I mention the Chevy LUV was a POS?!?! At least it was painted the correct color..... faded lemon yellow. <br> I've never been to the Arctic but I've heard horror stories about keeping equip. running. I don't doubt a transmission can freeze-up in gear, I've just never had it happen. The coldest I've ever experienced was 35 below at night for a week and 20 below for daytime highs. Not even My St. BERNARD enjoyed that week....
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>POWERSTROKE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">JPM - Yes, I've had WHOLE vehicles frozen in place....by the tires, brakes, all the doors & hatches & locks frozen and inoperable..... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup - that was the scenario! By the time we'd defrosted the lock, we found the door seals had frozen the door shut. Of course by that stage there was no hope of turning the engine over even by keeping the clutch pressed in - fortunately that wasn't frozen but it was about the only thing that wasn't.<p>Lesson learned: Don't do a 12 hour drive from one end of Germany to the other, allowing significant condensation build up, and then leave your car parked outside at the bottom of a mountain for 8 days in very severe weather. I don't think leaving it in neutral would have made any difference <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>On a side note, as a high school student at the time it was an interesting science lesson to observe a demonstration of how fossils get buried in different layers of the earth. When we returned a few months later, the snow was melting and it was possible to see how months of dog turd was embedded in different layers of successive snow fall <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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