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Car settled onto parking curb

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Kirriport, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Kirriport

    Kirriport Member

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    Last week I stopped in a McDonald's carpark and parked with the front of the car over the concrete parking curb which served as the tyre stop.
    When I started to drive off later the bottom of the front skirt of my S75D scraped across the concrete. The car must have lowered itself as I definitely did not scrape when parking earlier.
     
  2. PJF000

    PJF000 TOCA Member

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    If you raise it up from the standard setting then stop and exit the car, it will go back to the standard setting when it turns itself off.
     
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  3. Kirriport

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    Yes, but I hadn't knowingly raised the car.
    Maybe this is my problem, because from time to time the car raises itself and I don't know why..
     
  4. PJF000

    PJF000 TOCA Member

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    When you raise the car it automatically remembers that location or vicinity of location. If you had raised previously there of within a couple of blocks it automatically raises when you are there again, unless you cancel the auto location each time.
     
  5. Blue heaven

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    It happens often to vehicles if the clearance is only millimetres to start with, even without air suspension, tyres may cool down and settle slightly, more passengers causes lower car, only 1-2 millimetres but still enough to scrape or even tear off the front bodywork.
     
  6. strykeroz

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    ...plus factor in the mcmuffins. This was never going to end well.
     
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  7. kort677

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    this is a well known and common issue, the way I deal with this issue is to back into the parking slot.
     
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  8. Tozla

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    I do this almost every time I park.

    I feel for the OP. Worst sound in the world.
     
  9. Dborn

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    The problem here is McDonalds........ only time I ever enter their parking lot is as a turn around point on a bike ride, and to use their facilities. I don't touch their "food". your Tesla was clearly objecting!!
     
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  10. FlyF4

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    Yea, he didn't order the super sized meal. MacDonald's made his Tesla suffer for it.
     
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  11. Deans

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    Or maybe it was upset because the McRib is not available this time of year.
     
  12. lonewolf313

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    We have never had "McRib" in Australia
     
  13. Deans

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    Sydney was very high on my bucket list of places to visit. Now I'm not so sure. :)
     
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  14. artsci

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    Another reason not to ever park head-in over a curb of any kind -- never have done it and never will.

    What can we say about McDonald's? I wouldn't be seen dead with that near my face, or maybe I would be seen dead:) It's most appropriate for the lower extremities:)
     
  15. lonewolf313

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    Another McDonalds item not found in Australia. Super Sized Meals. 2 litres of Coca Cola in a cup sounds absolutely ghastly.

    Only small, medium or large available here
     
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  16. aheath

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    This happens to me as well. I have a X 75D. I keep it on low, rarely ever need to raise it higher. Often after I park on a level surface the car lowers. Hasn't caused any problems yet..
     
  17. Emmies

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    wow, people still eat mcdonalds? do you have any idea what you are doing to yourself and what you are supporting? i thought tesla drivers knew better.
     

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