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Old 03-08-2013, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by noka View Post
Here's a post about it:
Apparently only happens with seatbelt unbuckled. From what I can determine, the brakes are applied if over a certain speed, but if stopped and trying to move in reverse, it goes to park. I don't think the transmission would be damaged.

Owner's Manual (p.68):
P is engaged automatically:
* If the safety belt is unbuckled, the driver's door is opened, and the brake pedal is not pressed while the vehicle is stationary and transmission position R or D is engaged.
Thanks for this information. I had not seen this thread. I'll check the Owner's Manual they reference and also give it a try with the seatbelt buckled. I'm glad to hear that over a certain speed only the brakes are applied. I could just envision a grinding sound if someone did this when slowly moving across a parking lot.
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