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Why does my MS select park and parking brake in reverse

Discussion in 'Model S' started by busaman, Mar 1, 2017.

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  1. busaman

    busaman Member

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    Why does my MS select park and set the parking brake while reversing even at speeds so low it doesnt even reach 1mph
    and is there a setting to stop this...
     
  2. Tam

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    Most likely, it is reminding you to please buckle in your seat belt if you want it to do its job of reversing.
     
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    i find that really stupid (never heard of anyone being killed or maimed by contacting the seat at less than1 mph) i can understand over 10mph but not hardly moving and it doesnt do it every time....

    and wont do it going forwards at any speed where you can be thrown through the windscreen....
     
  4. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    You're lifting your butt out of the seat. It's a safety feature.
     
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    It will continue to reverse when you completely get out of the driver seat as long as you buckle your driver seat belt on.
     
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    #6 Tam, Mar 1, 2017
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    I hope you heard about Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin who got out of the Jeep and got pinned by it and died.

    [​IMG]

    If he had a "stupid" Tesla that would automatically turn the car to Park and Off because of seat belt status, he would be still alive to curse what a stupid Tesla!
     
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    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    Stop lifting your butt out of the seat.
     
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    thats just it i dont move i could understand it if i was
     
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    well im 100% sitting in my car with my foot touching the accelerator or brake pedal... maybe he was using his transporter ??/
     
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    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    Yeah some people don't use mirrors to back up (baffles me) and they try to lift their butt and look backward over their shoulders. This will definitely stop the car, but I had mine stop and put into P for no reason. Maybe my belt was off...
     
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    my garage is so tight i have to fold the mirrors to go in or out..
     
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    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

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    I guess that's a valid argument :) Use tennis balls on each side hanging from ropes to guide you! And it's not that your garage is tight. It's the MS being so wide! :)
     
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    Do you have creep off? If so, is the car rolling under its own gravity, or are you applying throttle? I believe if the car rolls far enough back under its own weight with creep off and no throttle input it will go into park.
     
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    I thought I hit something off camera when this first happened to me. At times annoying but better than the car just rolling off on you.
     
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    Indeed this was discussed recently elsewhere on here. If you let go of the accelerator and let it coast, without creep - it will park in pretty short order.

    Hated my UK garage, presume you have to park passenger side perilously close to wall to get door open like I did with my Alfa GTV.
     

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