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Unable to Shift Into Neutral from Drive in 7.1

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by jdw, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. jdw

    jdw Member

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    Since the 7.1 update I have noticed that I am not able to shift into neutral while driving. Not a big deal, except for HyperMilers and stabilizing the car in very icy conditions, but wondering if anyone else has noticed the same?
     
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    If this is truly the case, it's a horrible decision from a safety stand point, and will be the first vehicle I've ever driven where you can't shift from D to N while moving.
     
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    #3 jdw, Jan 15, 2016
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    I've only tried it at freeway speeds, so I'm going to try at a lower speed today. I posted as it doesn't seem like this would be a good decision and was wondering if it was "only me" ...

    Update: It seems the control of shifting into neutral has changed a little. Previously, the car would shift to neutral on a "full" upward push of the shifter. Now, you can select neutral at any speed with a "half" upward push. A full push does nothing except beep.

    This actually makes more sense, but the change in behaviour took me by surprise the first few times.
     
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    So they actually made it EASIER to shift to neutral? if so, that's a good thing, it's just surprising.
     

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