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Model 3 Automated Car Wash. Possible damage done?

hcdavis3

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Growing old sucks, growing old broke really sucks.
Love the dog.
Maybe we should have a post of dog names, so we can get
it right, sorry Im playing the Beatles white in reverse. Need a beer.
My dog’s name (she’s an Americano Eskimo) is Molli. Love the growing old broke part.
 

Gasaraki

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Oct 21, 2019
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Took my Model 3 to a car wash that uses rollers to propel the car. I thought i had the car in neutral but apparently it was in drive. With my foot on the break, the drive at zero mph went into lock mode. I felt one set of rollers bump the car up and then go on. The attendant I believe, stopped the rollers and had me put the car in reverse until i backed up another set of rollers and then go into neutral. The car then proceeded as desired.

I am not sure what happened. I am almost certain i had the car in neutral and then it behaved like it was in park, but maybe it was in LOCK MODE while in neutral??? Is that possible?

Could this have damaged the car? Yikes?

Your car was in Park or Drive (with hold). This mistake shouldn't have damaged the car because the car just goes over those push wheels if the car doesn't move when the belt underneath it moves.

I go through an automatic touchless car wash every other day using Neutral like any normal car.
 

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