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Old 09-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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e-brake not engaged (vid)

not me but this almost happened to me last week. I was at the gas station. I turned around to swip my credit card and when I turned around to put in the nozzle the car was rolling away from me. Luckily someone jumped in and enaged the e-brake for me. so embrassingly! silly DCT is too complex.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Why not put it in gear after turning off the engine?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:20 AM   #3
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Aren't gas stations usually level?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:37 AM   #4
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that's why i like the physical handle... never liked the 3rd pedal or the tiny lever/switch some cars have
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #5
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I like putting it in gear.

My driveway in high school was on an incline then turned 45 degrees and was long. I parked the car there at night only to come outside later with it missing. Thinking it was stolen only to find it rolled back down the driveway without hitting anything..
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Why not put it in gear after turning off the engine?
Thought this was common knowledge...
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #7
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Pretty sure S class Mercedes don't come with a manual transmission. Stupid bish left it in drive or neutral.
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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Isnt it bad for the car (unnecessary stress on the trans or something), to leave the car in gear while on a hill?
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:14 AM   #10
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Isnt it bad for the car (unnecessary stress on the trans or something), to leave the car in gear while on a hill?
No. Your transmission gets stressed 1000x more from driving. If you break something from parking, then it was a huge pos to begin with.
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I am confused.

She put it in neutral and did not use e-brake?


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That's a newer e-class and I can kind of imagine how this happened. The newer Mercs don't have a standard shifter so if you aren't used to it, it's easy to leave it in neutral. I think she left the car on though at the top of the driveway. In my mom's ML, I believe it automatically goes to park if you pull the key out.



I'm glad she didn't get sandwiched at the end, this could have ended a lot worse.
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She smoked that door with her face, I think.
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Stupid...I dont understand how people can be so careless or clueless. Press the park button, identify and make sure it's in park, turn the wheel so that if something goes wrong, the car hits the wall and doesn't come down the hill at you, and set the damn parking brake.

Or better yet, drive the car down the driveway and then walk back up to do what you have to do. That way, the car can't roll and you can't get hurt. Stupid people...God
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guys, it's a woman. case closed,
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How hard is it to use the parking brake? Its like an instict for me whether its a pedal, button, or lever to put it in park or use the e-brake and leave it in gear if its manual when parking the car. people are retarded.
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:52 PM   #19
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Aren't gas stations usually level?
This one had a slight incline. I don't know how to drive a manual and all of these extra steps are too complicated for a mother like me.

Ps. the Baby wasnt on board (thank goodness)

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This one had a slight incline. I don't know how to drive a manual and all of these extra steps are too complicated for a mother like me.

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You should just stay at home and train Limoncello to take care of the baby.

Don't trouble your little mind about those extra steps! Or, maybe write the steps down on a note pad and check them off when you stop the car...maybe another checklist for starting and another for 'helpful tips while driving'?
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