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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-06-2019, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Car goes into Park when door opened

Is there anyway to keep the car from going into park when the driver side door is opened? There are times when I need to open the door when parking.

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It’s explained well in this short video.
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That describes the auto door lock. What I ran into was while performing precision parking to create as much space as possible on my driveway for Trick-or-Treaters to walk up and down I needed to open the drivers door to verify where the tires were located relative to the edge of the driveway. The car went into Park. Engaging the parking pawl while the car is moving is a guaranteed way to break the car. I want to turn this nanny garbage off.

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It happens because you don't have your seat belt on. Try it with your seat belt on, it allows you to open the door.
My guess is it does this to prevent you exiting the car while in drive or reverse.
It goes in park at slow speed, it should not damage anything. Try putting it in park yourself while you drive, you can only do it at very low speed
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It happens because you don't have your seat belt on. Try it with your seat belt on, it allows you to open the door.
My guess is does this to prevent you exiting the car while in park or reverse.
It goes in park at slow speed, it should not damage anything. Try putting it in park yourself while you drive, you can only do it at very low speed
I'll give the seatbelt trick a try. I didn't have the seatbelt on since I was moving the car sideways about 6 inches and forward three feet or so.

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It happens because you don't have your seat belt on. Try it with your seat belt on, it allows you to open the door.
My guess is it does this to prevent you exiting the car while in drive or reverse.
It goes in park at slow speed, it should not damage anything. Try putting it in park yourself while you drive, you can only do it at very low speed
I tried this this evening. It worked. Thank you.

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I found another way to do this. The door open/closed sensor is on the B pillar above the GVWR placard. It's easy enough to hold it down while keeping the door open so you can look down at the ground.

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This safety feature is necessary for those that jump out of the car without putting the car in park.

I remember awhile back in the news of a woman who forgot to put the car in park, opened the door, undid the seatbelt and stepped out.
The car which was still in gear, crashed into the garage.

She claimed because the car had no engine noise, it was off.

Turned out it was a EV.
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This safety feature is necessary for those that jump out of the car without putting the car in park.

I remember awhile back in the news of a woman who forgot to put the car in park, opened the door, undid the seatbelt and stepped out.
The car which was still in gear, crashed into the garage.

She claimed because the car had no engine noise, it was off.

Turned out it was a EV.
Proof that in the contest between artificial intelligence and natural stupidity, the natural stupidity will always win.
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