sirenbrian
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Suggestion : Beep when "P" is engaged

Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:07 am

Hi,
I've had the car for a few days and the first thing I noticed was a hesitation and doubt in my mind when I hit the "P" button, because there's no auditory feedback that it actually put the car in "P". I park in a tight garage and it makes me nervous that when I take my foot off the brake, the car will roll forward and go crunch!

Yes, I could look at the "P" on the dash and the small light on the gear selector, but it seems like it would be an easy change to make a beep noise so I don't need to look around.

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TomT
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Re: Suggestion : Beep when "P" is engaged

Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:37 am

Just turn it off when you are parked and don't worry about it as that automatically actuates the park function.
sirenbrian wrote:Hi,
I've had the car for a few days and the first thing I noticed was a hesitation and doubt in my mind when I hit the "P" button, because there's no auditory feedback that it actually put the car in "P". I park in a tight garage and it makes me nervous that when I take my foot off the brake, the car will roll forward and go crunch!

Yes, I could look at the "P" on the dash and the small light on the gear selector, but it seems like it would be an easy change to make a beep noise so I don't need to look around.
Leaf SL 2011 to 2016, Volt Premier 2016 to 2019, and now:
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sirenbrian
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Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:46 am
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Location: Jupiter, FL
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Re: Suggestion : Beep when "P" is engaged

Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:16 am

That's a good idea, thank you!

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planet4ever
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Re: Suggestion : Beep when "P" is engaged

Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:17 am

TomT wrote:Just turn it off when you are parked and don't worry about it as that automatically actuates the park function.
That's what I do most of the time, but when I get home and am planning to charge the car I do explicitly put it in Park. That's because I write down the numbers and reset the trip odometer and m/kWh meter, things I obviously can't do after powering down, and don't feel comfortable doing depending on my foot on the brake pedal. But the first place I look in that case is the dash, and I'm pretty sure I'd notice if it didn't have that big P showing.

Ray
End of April 2013: Traded my 2011 SL for a 2013 S with charge pkg.

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