Why is it only the XC60 that rolls away from me when I fail to engage the handbrake properly?
I’m 51 and have always driven with a proper, hand-operated brake – or a stick that between the front two seats. I’m getting used to electronic park brakes but still believe they aren’t as user-friendly as the old system.
And for some reason, I seem to have most problems with Volvos. You have to push a button under the dashboard to engage the brake, and pull it to release. That seems a little back to front to me – shouldn’t it be the other way around?
So as the XC60 slowly started to run away from me today, gently heading down a farm track, I had to jump in and hit the brake pedal hard.
Hill starts are a nightmare. I guess you get used to it but can somebody explain to me exactly what the benefits of an electronic system are?