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Re: Carwash Conundrum

I have had mine washed a couple times now since I bought it and have had no issues. The ones I use though have the rubber conveyor belts that pull the car through rather than having the rail and roller system. I had to seek out the ones with the belts because my car is lowered a little and the control arms would clank off the rails the last time I took it to a wash with the rail and roller system.

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If it is Carpool in Richmond, I have a way of contacting one of the owners directly. (thats a great carwash by the way)

She posts on a detailing forum I post on, I could PM her.
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If it is Carpool in Richmond, I have a way of contacting one of the owners directly. (thats a great carwash by the way)

She posts on a detailing forum I post on, I could PM her.
Yea that might be helpful. I had a brief exchange with the ops Mgr about a year ago and shot me down saying that unless car can be shut off in neutral they wouldn't touch it. I went in with my directions I made and they shot me down again bc a 3 step process was too hard for a car wash jockey to handle and managers were busy. after making a big deal he made an exception that time but that was 6 months ago and I haven't been back since. They tokd me if i wanted them to wash it in the future id have to go to detail shop for a hand wash, at a corresponding price. So, my car has sat dirty bc no other place does a nice job. I've used carpool for years and really like them, but their gross ignorance on this matter is ridiculous.
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Thats completely ridiculous...
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If it is Carpool in Richmond, I have a way of contacting one of the owners directly. (thats a great carwash by the way)

She posts on a detailing forum I post on, I could PM her.
Sure I would love to see what they can do.

I am hoping that we could just stay in the car while it goes through or they can stay with it as it goes through.

I would think they would have to change something soon, I imagine more and more cars are going to become like this and with the $$$ that floats around in the West End of Richmond they are missing out on some profit.
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

Check this out. This was a 2014 WK2. Witnesses said the car took off on its own. Poor lady was being investigate for drunk driving, etc. I personally suspect the Jeep was at fault.

2nd person dies from SUV crash at Lake Sammamish house | The Today File | Seattle Times
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Re: Carwash Conundrum

I haven't needed to do this, but wonder if going into 'flat tow' mode is more than pressing a couple of buttons.


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Check this out. This was a 2014 WK2. Witnesses said the car took off on its own. Poor lady was being investigate for drunk driving, etc. I personally suspect the Jeep was at fault.

2nd person dies from SUV crash at Lake Sammamish house | The Today File | Seattle Times
Really? And what do you base that on? Some media outlet that heard something from someone that heard something from someone?

If it was a problem, it would be more widespread and a recall issued. An isolated incident of an old woman crashing into a house, when thousands of these vehicles are on the road now, is hardly enough to draw any conclusions.

Beyond that, the alleged 'threat' that carpool is wary of requires a serious enough software flaw that would ignore the brake interlock, allow the vehicle to shift itself into gear from neutral AND accelerate itself. If that happens, and is confirmed, you either need to call an exorcist or a financial planner to help you invest the millions you would pocket in a lawsuit.

Hell, if this is a real perceived threat by them, why not just go full moron and line the wash tunnels in copper mesh, creating a Faraday cage so that RF interference from planes flying over head won't turn vehicle's into zombies controlled by the chinese??
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I haven't needed to do this, but wonder if going into 'flat tow' mode is more than pressing a couple of buttons.


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Really? And what do you base that on? Some media outlet that heard something from someone that heard something from someone?

If it was a problem, it would be more widespread and a recall issued. An isolated incident of an old woman crashing into a house, when thousands of these vehicles are on the road now, is hardly enough to draw any conclusions.

Beyond that, the alleged 'threat' that carpool is wary of requires a serious enough software flaw that would ignore the brake interlock, allow the vehicle to shift itself into gear from neutral AND accelerate itself. If that happens, and is confirmed, you either need to call an exorcist or a financial planner to help you invest the millions you would pocket in a lawsuit.

Hell, if this is a real perceived threat by them, why not just go full moron and line the wash tunnels in copper mesh, creating a Faraday cage so that RF interference from planes flying over head won't turn vehicle's into zombies controlled by the chinese??
Well. I had mine go into dead throttle while I was on a freeway in the middle of a big city with narrow lanes and busses/trucks on both sides. And after that it steered itself (literally jerked the wheel out of my hand) into oncoming traffic. Root cause was a bad wheel speed sensor, which corrupted the ABS module, which corrupted the CAN datalink network, which corrupted all other devices on the network. A house of cards. Really

There is no mechanical linkage. The throttle is 100% electronic, as is the shifter, as is the push button starter, as is the interlock. Perhaps vehicle is not at fault here but don't be na´ve to think that it's not possible.
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Just remember about "unintended acceleration". Many claims have been made across many vehicles from many manufacturers about "unintended acceleration"...most recently Toyota/Lexus and the whole Camry/ES350 fiasco. The NHTSA has done many investigations into all of these claims against all of these vehicles...and has NEVER returned a verdict that any case of "unintended acceleration" is real or is caused by a fault in the car.
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If they did return a verdict do you have any idea what those floodgates would do?? That's why they aren't in a hurry to do so.
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