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Old 02-13-2014, 07:11 AM
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Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

A half hour after parking it, I looked outside and my 2014 JGC was in the road. It had rolled itself out into the street.

I suspected it slid on a slightly snowy drive but that's not what happened. Despite saying it was in park, it was not. I was able to replicate this several times. For now it's back in the driveway but with the parking brake fully engaged. Wow - that could have been bad.

Anybody else had this happen?
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:16 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

Replicate SAFELY --> Videotape --> Dealership

Video is for dealership in case they cannot replicate it. It is amazing how some dealerships can have a hard time replicating user problems.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:25 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

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A half hour after parking it, I looked outside and my 2014 JGC was in the road. It had rolled itself out into the street.

I suspected it slid on a slightly snowy drive but that's not what happened. Despite saying it was in park, it was not. I was able to replicate this several times. For now it's back in the driveway but with the parking brake fully engaged. Wow - that could have been bad.

Anybody else had this happen?
Go Goldy Auto, go Goldy! In all seriousness, I think there is a thread on here about 2014's not let be allowed to go into the "conveyor" type car washes because of something similar... Let me see if I can find the link.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:39 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

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Anybody else had this happen?
See this existing thread - 2014 Jeep grand cherokee summit rolls in park
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:55 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

Thanks SNUKE I couldn't remember the thread name.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:05 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

That thread doesn't mention the car wash thing, but I do remember reading similar comments due to movement in park.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:17 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

Here we go... Maybe this thread will help, I don't want anyone freaking out lol.

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Old 02-13-2014, 09:21 AM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

That's it, one more reason to keep your car away from auto car washes.
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

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This is the more likely culprit... if it can slip the wheels will roll once it gets moving.
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

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Replicate SAFELY --> Videotape --> Dealership

Video is for dealership in case they cannot replicate it. It is amazing how some dealerships can have a hard time replicating user problems.
Well, THEIR copy of the parking brake works... [old computer joke]
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

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With a grain of salt. Although it is a truly good idea to use the parking brake, on mild inclines the park position on your transmission should prevent vehicle movement.

Unless you live on the side of a hill, it sounds like a chat with the repair tech is in order.

If they say they can't replicate it, put it on a hill and ask the dealership owner to
sit in a chair behind it...
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:19 PM
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Re: Holy smacks! My JGC just moved itself out of the driveway

You should ALWAYS use your parking brake. ALWAYS. That's why it's called a parking brake and not an "emergency brake" as many call it. The parking prawl in the transmission is really not designed to hold the vehicle, you'd be surprised how often a little bump or something in a parking lot will push a vehicle out of park and send it rolling away.

ALWAYS use the parking brake.
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