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Old 12-05-2013, 06:22 PM
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

I always either wash my cars myself or use a hand car wash service. Had too many horror stories with automatic car washes. Ruined at least two sets of wheels and also put swirl marks in the paint. Never use one again.

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:43 PM
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

I hate to be a grumpy old man, but please read the second paragraph of the first post in this thread.
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I hate to be a grumpy old man, but please read the second paragraph of the first post in this thread.
LOL, you beat me to it.
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LOL, you beat me to it.
Me as well.

With that said I also prefer staying in the vehicle and I have not experienced that. Pretty freaky.
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Okay I get it. We are not supposed to talk about the virtues of car washes. My Bad.
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Heh.. I had the same problem at a carwash chain by me. They refused to wash my car in automatic wash because there is a known issue (read: urban legend) that JGC's starting from the 90's, would drop into gear and launch themselves out of the wash tunnel. I explained that I had brought my '11 durango there many times that is built on the exact same platform without a second guess, but that wasn't good enough. So, I ended up writing an SOP for them that I keep printed in the glove box for the manager to use when I get it washed so they can shut off car with it in neutral. I attached it, if it helps anyone out!
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

So, let's say the Jeep is out of control and accelerating, and you cannot shift it to neutral (especially on the e-shift models), how do you stop it? Isn't that what happened with the Toyotas? Yes, yes, you can press the brakes say it does not work either... LOL. Crazy scenerio, but we have heard all this happen on the news, didn't we?
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So, let's say the Jeep is out of control and accelerating, and you cannot shift it to neutral (especially on the e-shift models), how do you stop it? Isn't that what happened with the Toyotas? Yes, yes, you can press the brakes say it does not work either... LOL. Crazy scenerio, but we have heard all this happen on the news, didn't we?
You slam the ebrake and hang on!
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

^^

I wish you can still shut off the engine or something after pushing the ebrake.

Back when the toyota incident happened, I read news reports that said that on models equipped with "start/stop" button, you will have to hold the button for 3 seconds to shut off the engine. For some reason, I thought that's an industry standard.
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

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I wish you can still shut off the engine or something after pushing the ebrake.

Back when the toyota incident happened, I read news reports that said that on models equipped with "start/stop" button, you will have to hold the button for 3 seconds to shut off the engine. For some reason, I thought that's an industry standard.
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==========>8==========
If the shift lever/shift selector is not in PARK, the ENGINE START/STOP button must be held for two seconds or three short presses in a row with the vehicle speed above 5 mph (8 km/h) before the engine will shut off. The ignition switch position will remain in the ACC position until the shift lever/shift selector is in PARK and the button is pressed twice to the OFF position. If the shift lever/shift selector is not in PARK and the ENGINE START/STOP button is pressed once, the EVIC (if equipped) will display a “Vehicle Not In Park” message and the engine will remain running. Never leave a vehicle out of the PARK position, or it could roll.
==========>8==========

I'm not sure what happens if you exercise the emergency shutdown procedure (push and hold for 2 seconds), when not in PARK and the vehicle is below 5mph. Did anyone try this?
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Generally speaking, I think it's a bad idea for most people to shut down the engine while the vehicle is in motion. I think the likelyhood of death and mayhem is much higher from a 5000lb+ speeding car with no power brakes or steering, then just trying to control the situation in another way. For example, if engine is racing and you can't stop, just drop it in neutral.. engine will rev but at least you will keep power steering, brakes, lights, etc....
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Heh.. I had the same problem at a carwash chain by me. They refused to wash my car in automatic wash because there is a known issue (read: urban legend) that JGC's starting from the 90's, would drop into gear and launch themselves out of the wash tunnel. I explained that I had brought my '11 durango there many times that is built on the exact same platform without a second guess, but that wasn't good enough. So, I ended up writing an SOP for them that I keep printed in the glove box for the manager to use when I get it washed so they can shut off car with it in neutral. I attached it, if it helps anyone out!
Sorry to revive this thread. I am guessing you are reffereing to Carpool? Wonder if I throw a fit and give them this pdf if they will wash it?
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