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Old 03-25-2019, 02:34 PM
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Can't Drive Car While Door Is Open

This isn't really a problem or a fix, just a heads up. While thinking about some of the issues I've had with my TLX I realize I never got to share this little scenario.

Picture that super snowy winter day with a foot of snow on the car. You just need to move the car back a few feet so you can open your shed to get the snowblower out. Low and behold, you put the car in Reverse, door open, head out, hanging half out of the car to see behind you - tap the gas - it jerks a bit and shifts back to park.

You repeat this process again.... then again.... then anger starts swelling when you realize perhaps your transmission is fried. You try to move forward with the same results.. then try reverse again... just a jerk and a pop back to park.

You sit... and reluctantly think about what might be happening... then it occurs... is it because my driver door is open? You close the door, the car shifts fine and you feel like a jerk. Worse yet, you can't open your door to look back to safely back up with the foot of snow on your window.
Is Acura forcing us to just be a responsible adult?

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wtf,you dont have a back up cam?
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It was covered in snow and ice!
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I may be wrong but I think if the seat belt is fastened, you can engage reverse with the door open. Haven't tried it but I think I read that somewhere.
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Not a unique Acura thing. Seems to be somewhat common with AT cars. Mine will not move with door open.
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Open the door after you're rolling, see what happems then?
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I may be wrong but I think if the seat belt is fastened, you can engage reverse with the door open. Haven't tried it but I think I read that somewhere.
This. The car puts itselft in Park when the driver's door is open AND the driver's seatbelt is not fastened.
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fasten your seatbelt and it will overide
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fasten your seatbelt and it will overide
good call! Love these forums! Thank you.
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...and yes, perhaps it is a good thing to actually clean the car off and have proper visability......just saying
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Originally Posted by jvah1980 View Post
This isn't really a problem or a fix, just a heads up. While thinking about some of the issues I've had with my TLX I realize I never got to share this little scenario.

Picture that super snowy winter day with a foot of snow on the car. You just need to move the car back a few feet so you can open your shed to get the snowblower out. Low and behold, you put the car in Reverse, door open, head out, hanging half out of the car to see behind you - tap the gas - it jerks a bit and shifts back to park.

You repeat this process again.... then again.... then anger starts swelling when you realize perhaps your transmission is fried. You try to move forward with the same results.. then try reverse again... just a jerk and a pop back to park.

You sit... and reluctantly think about what might be happening... then it occurs... is it because my driver door is open? You close the door, the car shifts fine and you feel like a jerk. Worse yet, you can't open your door to look back to safely back up with the foot of snow on your window.
Is Acura forcing us to just be a responsible adult?
Sounds like a prime way for owners to leave the door open, damage the door on their house, another car or object and sue acura for the damages! Thats why that sticker comes with new microwaves "don't put baby inside"
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