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Safety Feature?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by AC1K, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. AC1K

    AC1K Member

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    So i needed to move my car slightly farther away from my house wall inside my garage to modify my license plate bulbs,
    i opened the driver door and left it open, put the car in N and let the car roll slightly, but all of a sudden the car went back into park.

    basically the car will not let you roll in N with the door open, it will auto engage the parking brake.

    my garage is a slight incline so the car will naturally roll out to the drive way.
     
  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Did you lift your butt off the seat all all while doing this? The brake will set if it thinks you've gotten out of the car. I roll the car in neutral with the door open from time to time and the only issue I have is the incessant "nanny" alarm (similar to the alarm when you press both pedals at the same time).
     
  3. AC1K

    AC1K Member

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    nope i was sitting on the seat, but 1 leg was out the door, ill try without sitting in the seat when i get home.
     
  4. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I think your weight might have shifted just enough that it thought you got out... I've been able to roll with the door open before.
     

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