ChrisJ

New S Type Collection tomorrow - 2005 - 3.0 Litre

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Hi all,

As the title says I am picking up my new S Type tomorrow, from a private sale. I have been 'warned' that apparently there is a fault with the electronic handbrake and that when the battery is disconnected and reconnected it works fine for a while.

Is this going to be as simple as putting on a new battery? In my old S Type (2001) there were a few issues electronically that where solved by putting in a brand new good battery. 

Car has been sat a while so the battery will be dead I reckon, but its cheap and MOT history is fairly clean.

 

Thanks in advance.

Chris

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hi

battery is the culprit of a lot of issues on the S-type, so you might be lucky

but could be a stiff hand brake cable

have a look in the boot, a wet boot, can make all the electronics play up in there, as theres a lot of electronics in the boot, which include the EPB module for the parking brake

cheers

Joe

 

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24 minutes ago, JOE-DOT-COM said:

hi

battery is the culprit of a lot of issues on the S-type, so you might be lucky

but could be a stiff hand brake cable

have a look in the boot, a wet boot, can make all the electronics play up in there, as theres a lot of electronics in the boot, which include the EPB module for the parking brake

cheers

Joe

 

Thanks, Joe Ill take a look once I get her home tomorrow! 

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Hi Chris,

I have had quite a few "Parkbrake Fault" messages over 4 years.  As Joe has said, it is mostly a battery issue

It has usually happened on a cold day when the battery needs a charge. When I had a new battery last year, when my old one was about 5 years old which is the lifetime of a battery in the s type, it has never happened,

A couple of weeks ago it happened again.  My car sits outside and the temperature was 4 below, and the battery was low. I disconnected the battery and after I had reconnected and reset windows, sound etc I put the battery on charge.  It has worked fine ever since, as I now charge the battery every Saturday  when I have not done any longish runs.

Flat Battery  +  cold weather  =  Parkbrake fault.

Regards,

Peter.

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Thanks lads.

 

I think a flat battery is all it is!

 

Going to try charging this battery tonight - ultimately I will replace!

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I suspect battery for the following reasons:

 

When the EPB sticks on in D, If I remove the battery and reconnect after 5 mins If I put her into D shes perfect and can be all day. Its only when you turn off and on again she throws Umbridge to EPB and doesn't release it when selecting D. Again, remove the battery and she's fine when you start back up.

 

 

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