Handbrake ratchet in freezing weather
Wondered if anyone else has had a similar problem. When temperature is freezing hard the ratchet doesn"t appear to work.My good wife popped to the local farm shop,during the festive period, to purchase groceries for a new years eve party.She returned home with a sheepish expression to explain the car had rolled down the slope in the carpark into a hedge and was adamant the handbrake was on.Did i beleive her? of course not as the brake seemed fine.The next day ,when starting off, inoticed the handbrake wouldn"t stay on and couldn"t feel ratchet.When the car had warmed up ,the ratchet worked normally. The result of my wife"s trip to the shop is a multi cracked rear bumper with cratches all over it.Also there is scratches on the near rear arch. The car is 4 months past its 3 year warranty GRHHHHHH.