Sorry to hear about the accident. I know my e-Golf would shut off as soon as the driver's door is opened. I think a lot of people are too trusting with all the tech in cars today and sometimes people trust their cars with their lives. Pretty crazy.I’ll get straight to the point. Im parking my id4 1st max in my company garage with the back to the wall to be close to the charging station. While still in my car standing still im speaking on the phone with a colleague for 2-3 mins with the car still on reverse. Note that i have auto hold(didnt check if it was engaged but I assume it was since I was standing still with my foot on the brake for 2-3mins).
anyway, I hang up the phone, open the door, step out of the car lifting my foot off the brake and the car starts rolling backwards straight into the wall with me standing with one foot outside the car with an open door. So im forced to jump in and hit the brake.
Im trying to find out if this is some error on my side or if the car is actually dangerous next time I step out if the car with kids behind it. When I got the car, I was told by the car dealer that I don’t need to turn the car off manually, that it turns on auto hold when standing still and when I open the door and leave the seat, the car turns off and goes into parking mode. It does that 999 times out of a thousand, but not that time.
The car dealer only thinks im trying to get out of the insurance deductible, so not much help there.
so, if by some fault the auto hold didn’t engage, shouldn’t the car go into parking brake when I leave the seat with an open door? And if not, the emergency sensors should react to the wall?
Has anyone else had somehing similar to this?
for now Im always turning on the parking break and turning off the car manually before stepping out when there are people around. Im always double checking and making sure the P is lit so it doesn’t roll off without me.