RussellL
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:08 am

Where were the keys when this happened?

When did you notify GM, Jan 14th?

What day did GM inspect the car?

Shouldn't they have an answer by now?

bro19991
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:15 am

RussellL wrote:Where were the keys when this happened?

When did you notify GM, Jan 14th?

What day did GM inspect the car?

Shouldn't they have an answer by now?


Don't hold your breath for a response. He's already decided to go dark on the GM-Volt forum. When GM finds his wife backed the Bolt into the workbench, he probably won't want to post that anyways.

Lithim
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:54 am

I seem to recall that the "parking brake" used to be called the "emergency brake" years ago.
Those of course where all mechanical (cable linkage) not electrically operated.
Who is going to set the parking brake in their garage anyway, unless the floor is sloped.
Setting the parking brake first when parked on a slope will definitely take some strain off the gear shift mechanism when placing the vehicle in the "park" position.
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Tttait
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:39 am

Does the owner have a cat named Toonces by any chance?

boltage
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:35 pm

Lithim wrote:Who is going to set the parking brake in their garage anyway, unless the floor is sloped.
Setting the parking brake first when parked on a slope will definitely take some strain off the gear shift mechanism when placing the vehicle in the "park" position.


I always use the parking brake when parking in any car, even on apparently flat ground. Yes, it is best to set the parking brake before releasing the foot brake, so that the parking brake is the primary means of holding the car, rather than the transmission.

EldRick
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:29 pm

Yes, it is best to set the parking brake before releasing the foot brake...

And the Bolt Owner's Manual says so, too.

Yes, it is best to set the parking brake before releasing the foot brake, so that the parking brake is the primary means of holding the car, rather than the transmission.

Yep. I guess that's why they call it a "Parking Brake."

dandrewk
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:21 pm

I don't get out of the Bolt (as a passenger) unless the PB is set. Otherwise, if the driver puts the car in park with foot on brake, the car will lurch forward when the brake is released. It barely moves, but is enough to tweak a firmly planted foot.

dan2112
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:29 pm

dandrewk wrote:I don't get out of the Bolt (as a passenger) unless the PB is set. Otherwise, if the driver puts the car in park with foot on brake, the car will lurch forward when the brake is released. It barely moves, but is enough to tweak a firmly planted foot.


I always set the brake when get out of the car - always.
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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:32 am

dan2112 wrote:I always set the brake when get out of the car - always.


Me too. An ingrained habit of all us old-fashioned drivers. I also use turn signals and all that other annoying stuff that seems to be passé now.

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Re: Bolt self started/moved, and backed into garage wall/cabinet

Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:15 am

I think that most people who are used to non-American cars with manual transmissions always set the parking brake. Those used to American cars often don't bother, because that brake often doesn't work properly. ;-)

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