trevelan
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strange noise after shifting to Drive

wondering if anyone else hears/feels a clunking noise/vibration about a second or tow after shifting into D from R before I take it to the dealer to check
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wsbca
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Re: strange noise after shifting to Drive

trevelan wrote:wondering if anyone else hears/feels a clunking noise/vibration about a second or tow after shifting into D from R before I take it to the dealer to check
I think the consensus is it's the ABS brake system self-check.
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gbarry42
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Re: strange noise after shifting to Drive

The guy who got his car the same day as me, asked if I heard this noise. He certainly did. I never heard it until a week or two ago. So I asked him, when I saw him again, if he ever figured out what it was. He had the same answer, and he says it's described in the manual.
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derkraut
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Re: strange noise after shifting to Drive

Another possibility for the noise: If you back up or go forward with the emergency brake engaged, it will make a noise while it automatically releases. (It is not possible to drive off with the Emergency Brake engaged, it will automatically release when you add throttle, and the vehicle starts to move).
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Re: strange noise after shifting to Drive

wsbca wrote:
trevelan wrote:wondering if anyone else hears/feels a clunking noise/vibration about a second or tow after shifting into D from R before I take it to the dealer to check
I think the consensus is it's the ABS brake system self-check.
Good to know; I've noticed this too going from R to D.
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