Isuzu D-Max handbrake releasing!

scrubbuster

Member
Location
Easter Ross
Had an incident today. Fortunately no one was hurt. The handbrake on my 2016 Isuzu totally jumped off. It was fully applied and was parked on a slope. It definitely released as opposed to not being applied as it was too much of a slope to have stayed where it was for any time let alone the 10 mins it stayed there. When I got to it I saw before I unlocked the door that the handbrake was totally off. I have had a look online and can't find anything to suggest it's been an issue with them. Has anyone heard of any issue?
 

Derky

Member
Location
Bucks/oxon
Its been a huge issue but no recall. They simply issued the letter to all original owners saying dont press the button when applying it. I would go knocking on isuzu's door.
 

scrubbuster

Member
Location
Easter Ross
That's reassuring that I am not going mad! The only logical explanation was that the handbrake was applied and had totally disengaged. Strange there is nothing to be found online? I have tried my dealer. I will call Isuzu UK this morning. Thanks for the info
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
My cowman's son, who works for a large tree surgeon type business, had this happen a few weeks ago. The handbrake just let go as he was opening a lane gate and it just missed him but smashed into a hedge causing some damage. His employer had a letter about two weeks before about the issue but it seems that the message didn't trickle down to drivers.
There really should be an urgent safety recall about this.
 
My cowman's son, who works for a large tree surgeon type business, had this happen a few weeks ago. The handbrake just let go as he was opening a lane gate and it just missed him but smashed into a hedge causing some damage. His employer had a letter about two weeks before about the issue but it seems that the message didn't trickle down to drivers.
There really should be an urgent safety recall about this.
And how would letting the button stay out enable the ratchet to work any better really?
 

MrNoo

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Cirencester
And how would letting the button stay out enable the ratchet to work any better really?
I dont know, I assume it prevents the odd case of the possibility of the ratchet partially engaging/dissengaging? I had the same letter a month or so ago from Isuzu but will also add not had an issues at all with it over 98K miles.
 

Tomr10

Member
I always push button in when puttin hand brake on any machine cause always thought it wore the wee teeth away if ye didnt so seems pretty odd bein told to not do it
I was told on my driving lessons years ago you had to hold the button

If ever you want to see if there is a recall go on the dvla website and put in your reg
 

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