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Has anyone sussed out hy sometimes when you press the accelerator the handbrake releases and other times you get a message on the computer saying "Please release handbrake". Its really annoying and I can't seem to see any pattern. I just have the normal brake - no hill-hold or anything extra.
 

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You must have your seatbelt buckled first.....
 

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I'm sure it happened when I've been pulled up and put the handbreak on due to hilll mid journey but I'm willing to be proved wrong. Will check it out the next few times it happens.
 

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That's all very odd. I know mine words as intended, i.e. it auto-releases witht he seatbelt buckled, does not otherwise. I wonder why yours is erratic. Maybe a malfunctioning seatbelt sensor? Are you getting chimed at randomly?
 

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That's all very odd. I know mine words as intended, i.e. it auto-releases witht he seatbelt buckled, does not otherwise. I wonder why yours is erratic. Maybe a malfunctioning seatbelt sensor? Are you getting chimed at randomly?
Seatbelt sensor seems fine with respect warning light and chimes - starting to get worries I have something wrong now:confused:

Was expecting a simple link that I had not thought of. Originally I thought if you engaged the break in Park it auto released but if you engaged in Drive or Neutral it didn't although I can't seem to make that logictic stick. My car is an automatic - just in case that has a bearing - any other 2.7TDI guys had similar.
 

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It has to do with two things:

1. The speed at which you release the clutch. It must be very smooth, otherwise, it thinks you slipped.

More likely:
2. If you depress the clutch to start the car, and release the clutch (when you left it in gear, or put it in gear then) it will say no. Safety first on this one, and protection for your cars drivetrain.

Also, if #2 is the case, you have an expensive toy, and though we are all in a rush, slow down for a few seconds and let the car idle with the car in neutral with the clutch released. Five seconds can make a big difference. Take this time to take a deep breath and enjoy the feeling of your sweet ride. The amount of wear you will prevent is astounding. (not that I am not guilty of the quick engagement from time to time)
 

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I just realized you have an automatic, do you sometimes get in the car and throw it into drive while the brake is still depressed from when you started car? I think the auto release looks for two motions... One brake depress and release to start the car, and another depress/release to put the car in gear.
This is just a guess based on how mine behaves with the manual. Also makes sense, because you could accidently power the car off in gear.

Also, same note about drivetrain preservation comes into play here. If your car is moving before it has run for at least 5-10 seconds in neutral you are drastically reducing the overall life of your engine/transmission. Even if it is a lease, have a little respect for the engineering...
 
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