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Hi everyone, 

 

First time posting a query - I own a BMW GT 530d (2013 Model) and recently noticed that when applying the handbrake (on and off) there a clinking noise made when it engages/disengages the handbrake......... any thoughts as to what this could be.......does the handbrake need adjusting?

 

Thanks.

 

Harminder

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1 hour ago, Harminder said:

Hi everyone, 

 

First time posting a query - I own a BMW GT 530d (2013 Model) and recently noticed that when applying the handbrake (on and off) there a clinking noise made when it engages/disengages the handbrake......... any thoughts as to what this could be.......does the handbrake need adjusting?

 

Thanks.

 

Harminder

 

The handbrake mechanism on the 5GT has an actuator at the rear of the car with cables going to the brake shoes. These actuators are starting to fail as the cars get older so check that out for any odd noises. 

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Thanks Matthew - much appreciated will get this looked into.

 

In the meantime I'm not at risk of the handbrake failing and the car rolling back........ only reason I ask is that I park my car on my drive which is on an incline.

 

Harminder

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3 hours ago, Harminder said:

Thanks Matthew - much appreciated will get this looked into.

 

In the meantime I'm not at risk of the handbrake failing and the car rolling back........ only reason I ask is that I park my car on my drive which is on an incline.

 

Harminder

 

Hi Harminder, difficult to

say without assessing the handbrake mechanism, but assuming you have an Auto gearbox, you have a secondary protection against run away with the gearbox in Park. 

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Right folks - a further update the electronic parking brake has failed on me during the weekend with the amber warning light. Car was already booked in to get checked this Friday but with the failure confirmed has anyone ever had the part replaced is it a full unit replacement of the mechanism or just the actuators?

 

Does anything else need to be replaced alongside a full unit replacement...... calipers, shoes pads etc.......?

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On 23/09/2019 at 12:18, Harminder said:

Right folks - a further update the electronic parking brake has failed on me during the weekend with the amber warning light. Car was already booked in to get checked this Friday but with the failure confirmed has anyone ever had the part replaced is it a full unit replacement of the mechanism or just the actuators?

 

Does anything else need to be replaced alongside a full unit replacement...... calipers, shoes pads etc.......?

 

There is one actuator that will need replacing. The other components should always be checked but there’s no reason to assume they would be damaged too.

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43 minutes ago, samraj said:

Hi,

I had the same error on the dash and an independent mechanic quoted me £1000, £650 for the module + 350 fitting!! (Mine is a 5GT 530D, 2013 Model as well)

Hi Samraj

 

I took it to an independent specialist they cleared the fault with a software update but after a couple of weeks I've started to hear the clanking noise when the handbrak is engaged or dis-engaged along with what I can only describe as a 'screeching drill bit stuck in the wall noise'. I've since purchased a BMW warranty (£1450) but any claims made within 30 days of the policy start date are not covered...... so just biding my time until that goes past and minimal driving which is not too bad as for work I commute by train.

 

But yes I was quoted the same - the BMW warranty covers the electric handbrake so as and when it decides to go I'll get it fixed under the warranty. I've got the car on a PCP so I am debating whether to keep it or not as this is not the first time something major has failed (1st year the air suspension compressor went - luckily that was under warranty and replaced by BMW). But now this in the 2nd year............. it's one of those because I really like the car and the style and look is different to all others and you get people looking at your car too as your drive past........Oooh never seen that before look :-)

 

Decisions, decisions, decisions........

 

Hope this help.

 

H

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Unfortunately I don't have the get out clause like you - I just replaced the rear shocks last month. Thanks for info,  couldn't clear with software and don't get any noises - I also don't bother with the hand brake, P is good enough for the time being! Love the Car, getting too expensive to keep........

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I hear what you are saying it drives smooth and has excellent efficiencies especially with me doing mainly motorway mileage - perfect for a family of 5 (3 growing kids) my heart says keep it but my wallet is saying give it back!!

 

All the best Samraj in whatever choice you make.

 

H

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Have a 2012 530d msport GT that i have owned for just on 4years,bought from main dealer so car had full 12 months warranty and the remaider of a 5year service plan, took out the Mondail warranty when the 12 month dealer on ran out.

in the 4 years i have had the car i have had the rear air suspension bag changed last year, and had to do the yellow grommet fault for water  in back of car, i did at no cost myself.all i have paid out is for an oil change, thats it. nothing else has needed doing to the car no problems at all.i owned a 520d F11 for 2 years before i bought the 530d gt and had no problems or spent money on that car.

the F07 is the best car i have ever owned and has all the toys i would want(except HUD) has surround view which i think is needed as r these are a big car to park, love the sunroof and electric tailgate and DAB radio.

Tim   

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