- Jul 15, 2009
- Reaction score
- Your Mercedes
- 2003 C Class Avantgarde Estate
Hi - the foot operated handbrake lever on my C-CLASS C220 CDI AVANTGARDE SE (203) estate is hyper sensitive - if my trouser lightly touches the pedal (unintentionally) it causes the dashboard alarm to flash up that the handbrake is on. I can reset it by lifting it up with my foot while pulling the dash lever or sometimes I need to lean under and lift it up with my hand while pulling on the dash lever. The handbrake itself work OK (i.e. locks the brakes) but the problem seems to be the actual foot lever is not fully returning up (a dodgy return spring perhaps?). Does anyone have any experience of this, is it a fairly simple repair job or do I need to cancel the kid's summer holidays? (joke!) Many thanks for any assistance/advice.