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I was moving the ID.4 from one spot to another in my driveway today and I didn’t bother putting on my seatbelt on since I wasn’t leaving my property. After a few feet the car lurched to a halt with audible locking of the rear parking brake and lots of warning lights on the dashboard. Figuring it was a fluke with hyperactive cross traffic alert or something I put it it reverse again with the same result. i buckled my seatbelt and it backed up just fine.

PSA: always wear your seatbelt when actually driving on public roads.
 

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...the car lurched to a halt with audible locking of the rear parking brake and lots of warning lights on the dashboard. Figuring it was a fluke with hyperactive cross traffic alert or something I put it it reverse again with the same result. i buckled my seatbelt and it backed up just fine.
Maybe this is the Anton Yelchin prevention device, just in case the seat occupancy detector fails.
 

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I was moving the ID.4 from one spot to another in my driveway today and I didn’t bother putting on my seatbelt on since I wasn’t leaving my property. After a few feet the car lurched to a halt with audible locking of the rear parking brake and lots of warning lights on the dashboard. Figuring it was a fluke with hyperactive cross traffic alert or something I put it it reverse again with the same result. i buckled my seatbelt and it backed up just fine.

PSA: always wear your seatbelt when actually driving on public roads.
I am guessing you turned and looked back when reversing. It seems to have the same system as Tesla. Tesla automatically shifts into Park whenever two or more of the following conditions are met simultaneously while traveling slower than approximately 1.5 mph:
• The driver's seat belt is unbuckled.
• The occupancy sensor in the driver's seat does not detect an occupant.
• The driver's door is opened.

It's common to happen when backing up as turning around will trigger the seat detection.
 
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Ever more "Nanny" devices to protect us from ourselves and our distracted driving. 😕 Very understandable for manufacturers to be litigation risk averse.
 

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My X5 does the same thing, which really ticks me off as the car is a bi$%^ to see to back up at night. It is much easier to see with the door open looking out the back. But the "nanny" won't let me. I understand there is a way to code it out on the X5, but I haven't found it yet.
 

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I was moving the ID.4 from one spot to another in my driveway today and I didn’t bother putting on my seatbelt on since I wasn’t leaving my property. After a few feet the car lurched to a halt with audible locking of the rear parking brake and lots of warning lights on the dashboard. Figuring it was a fluke with hyperactive cross traffic alert or something I put it it reverse again with the same result. i buckled my seatbelt and it backed up just fine.

PSA: always wear your seatbelt when actually driving on public roads.
I have not, but my Salesman described having the same exact things happen when moving mine on the lot preparing for my delivery.
 

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I am guessing you turned and looked back when reversing. It seems to have the same system as Tesla. Tesla automatically shifts into Park whenever two or more of the following conditions are met simultaneously while traveling slower than approximately 1.5 mph:
• The driver's seat belt is unbuckled.
• The occupancy sensor in the driver's seat does not detect an occupant.
• The driver's door is opened.

It's common to happen when backing up as turning around will trigger the seat detection.
Good to know. I always twist my body around to look back when reversing, and I'm a smaller guy, so I'd be setting this off all the time - although buckling up is such a habit I tend to do it without thinking even if I'm just moving the car down the driveway.
 

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I was moving the ID.4 from one spot to another in my driveway today and I didn’t bother putting on my seatbelt on since I wasn’t leaving my property. After a few feet the car lurched to a halt with audible locking of the rear parking brake and lots of warning lights on the dashboard. Figuring it was a fluke with hyperactive cross traffic alert or something I put it it reverse again with the same result. i buckled my seatbelt and it backed up just fine.

PSA: always wear your seatbelt when actually driving on public roads.
I just experienced somewhat the same. Except I tried to back up and seat belt off. I opened the door and the car went immediately into park. Big lurch.
Good thing I have a level driveway.
 
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