wtdedula wrote:That's interesting;
I drove gasoline cars previously and never noticed a problem. Not sure why I'm just noticing a problem now. Perhaps I would have more cues when creeping like engine noise which I don't have now. This is one thing that comes to mind.
Creep mode is a little
bit different in the Leaf than in a gas powered car with an automatic transmission...
In an automatic car, if the transmission is in gear, there is always some torque trying to move you forward (or backwards). In an electric car, you can imagine how wasteful this would be, so the motor only pushes when you let off the brake "enough". When the brake is fully depressed, there is no torque.
This sounds good, but I've found that when you're trying to move very carefully just an inch or so, you start to notice the exact point at which the torque comes on -- and at least in my car, the balance between the brake and the motor at that point is a little motor-heavy, meaning that you either move too fast or apply enough brake that you stop again.
I haven't ever looked at the brake switch, but I suspect it has at least two levels -- one to turn on the brake lights, and another which requires a bit more effort, which signals the computer to stop creeping. If so, it is possible that second one is adjustable. I may go have a look!
2013 Pearl White SV, bought used in 2017 with only 5100 miles. Vancouver, WA.