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I know in many places its been told but had to try it. Just picked up my mail and got in my car and just started the motion, I mean barely started moving and I hit the park button.. DUDE!!! THAT WAS A HARD I MEAN HAAARD BREAK!! It wasn't like a break, it was like a locking mechanism of the engine initiated while its still turning. with a very loud, scary metal hitting metal sound.. I was shocked.. Soo.. I'd say, don't do it. I was very slow too.. I hope I didn't break anything..
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I enjoy my drivers assistance package and I'm amazed with every feature in it. Today something important happened and I loved the car's instincts about to warn me. So my car matches the car in front of me at the city traffic, slows, stops, goes again etc..love it. So we are coming closer to the lights, bunch of cars already lined up, right before we were about to stop, car in front of me changes a lane and slides to the next lane.. My car was just about the stop by itself but since the car in front of me disappeared, takes off again to reach set cruise speed and didn't detect the car in front who was not in motion. Then collision assist starts beeping and I hit the break and we stopped.. So it was an experience.. If collision assist was off or not operational, could've been accident caused by distronic plus.. Technology is there but be careful using it. Wanted to share.
 

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Unfortunately the technology is never going to be perfect unless every car and truck on the road has the capability to talk to each other ( which will never happen) with that being said do not depend on distronic system to make decisions for you, I don't have Distronic on mine but I do have the blind spot assist and if the light comes on in the mirror I still look over my shoulder before changing lanes and don't trust it as it will go off even no one is there.
 

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DUDEEEEE!!!!! OMG I'M GONNA PUNCH THIS PARK BUTTON IN THE FACE!! Foggy morning in Texas, going to get some tacos, put it in reverse and coming out of my carport, very humid so I wanted to start the vipers by CLICKING THE F...KING PARK BUTTON AGAIN!!!!!!!! GAAAWWWDDDD!!!..
anyway.. I'm calm now. thanks guys..
 

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DUDEEEEE!!!!! OMG I'M GONNA PUNCH THIS PARK BUTTON IN THE FACE!! Foggy morning in Texas, going to get some tacos, put it in reverse and coming out of my carport, very humid so I wanted to start the vipers by CLICKING THE F...KING PARK BUTTON AGAIN!!!!!!!! GAAAWWWDDDD!!!..
anyway.. I'm calm now. thanks guys..
that sucks big time. might be time to take it to the dealer, see what they can do abut it
 

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DUDEEEEE!!!!! OMG I'M GONNA PUNCH THIS PARK BUTTON IN THE FACE!! Foggy morning in Texas, going to get some tacos, put it in reverse and coming out of my carport, very humid so I wanted to start the vipers by CLICKING THE F...KING PARK BUTTON AGAIN!!!!!!!! GAAAWWWDDDD!!!..
anyway.. I'm calm now. thanks guys..
I've never done nor do I want to try this, but you should ask the dealer if this normal?

I've only heard of this happening at speeds of 5mph or less when the driver door is opened.

By the way do you have an Edition 1?
 

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We can't depend only in technology, but technology can help us to drive better.
That happened with the airplane industry. The best computer and IOS is the human.
 

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nope my CLA has no "cool" identifier.. :) regular good ole CLA250
I've never done nor do I want to try this, but you should ask the dealer if this normal?

I've only heard of this happening at speeds of 5mph or less when the driver door is opened.

By the way do you have an Edition 1?
 

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I gave it a test. Seems that if you tap the parking brake, it only engages a little. If you push on it fully.. it locks up. eeek.

awaiting the recall notice....
 

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you mean the button by the stick behind the steering wheel on the right? or are you talking about the park brake button by the left knee by the door?
I gave it a test. Seems that if you tap the parking brake, it only engages a little. If you push on it fully.. it locks up. eeek.

awaiting the recall notice....
 

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Parking brake button.
 

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thats correct.
the button on the stick behind the steering wheel on the right.. Transmission stick or whatever its called.
I believe Muscian is talking about putting the transmission in park at slow speed on accident not the parking brake.:D


Is this correct Muscian?:cool:
 

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thats correct.
the button on the stick behind the steering wheel on the right.. Transmission stick or whatever its called.
Now that we have clarified this Todd157k can please get in your car and go let say about 10 MPH and put the transmission in park and for experimental purposes only and report back your findings for us:D
 

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I'd say do it slower than that.. there's a rumor if the arrow is not on the "P" it won't switch to P however, I never had the balls to try it anyway. If you're gonna try that that, try on verrrrry slow, like barely moving.. I did it two times so far and nothing happened to car other than pissing me off baaaad!!!! :) Anyway.. let us know.. :) intact,, take a video?
 
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