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2005 Focus Handbrake Slipping

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Morning all,

As mentioned elsewhere I have procured a 2005 Focus Zetec recently, yesterday to be precise, and am just getting used to the features, but one thing has me concerned, the handbrake. On slops around 30 degree, I pull the handbrake up as far as it goes but the car will still roll. Upon reading the owners manual, it says that I should leave it in gear (1st or reverse) and turn the wheel to the kerb. It also says that the handbrake button should not be depressed when engaging the handbrake, I was always told that racking up the handbrake was not good and leaving it in gear on hills was not good either.

So, is the rolling a sign off slack handbrake, should I take it back to have looked at? Or have I been using cars wrong all these years?

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Hi,I would take it back and have it seen to,could be that its just need adjusting.All the most of the other bits you mentioned are tips worth considering when parking on a hill/incline and a safety tips.

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