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Did I do Any Damage?

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:31 pm
by jsg
Hi there,

I have a 2021 Bolt EV and yesterday I had my foot lightly on the brake and was moving about 1 mph. I put the gear into park when the car wasn't completely still and heard a grinding noise. I was in reverse going into a parking space. Did I do any damage? I don't see any warning lights and the car seems fine, but I definitely made a driving error, the car should have been completely stopped when I shifted into park.

Thank you,
Jerry

Re: Did I do Any Damage?

Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:11 pm
by theothertom
I think you're fine. That grinding sound you heard was probably the parking brake being applied.

Re: Did I do Any Damage?

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:31 pm
by marspilgrim
Yes, perfectly normal. Mine does too on our slight slope of a driveway. Even our Forester makes a racket when it self-applies braking. I don't know how cars apply braking but much more dramatic than me stepping on the pedal.