Missing our Spider
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 147 handbrake failure
I had a similar handbrake issue with the 156, (sometimes it wouldn't catch, other times it would release itself with a bang, once it gently rolled into a BMW at a petrol station while I nipped to the loo, the beemer owner made a smug remark about Italian cars...).
I had the ratchet mechanism replaced under warranty (quite a job apparently, part of the exhaust has to be removed!) and it's working perfectly again now.
Sorry about your damage, that's a tidy sum to sort it!