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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:34 am

rjdel wrote:It seems to have to do with shift lever going into Park. When this happens, if I push forward on the shifter just a bit, I hear it click. Seems maybe to be a switch or position sensor not fully engaging when shifted into park.
No, there is no position switch, the "gearshift" is directly (hardwired) connected to the gear.
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I only use the "P"ark position when I'm leaving the car. Never use it when the car is still in motion, you can destroy the gear!

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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:50 am

Probably just needs the linkage adjusting slightly. This isn't something new for electric vehicles, transmission selector linkages needed adjusting on gasoline powered cars as well.

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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:10 pm

Here is my too cents. I have 2015 model. Use electric parking brake quite a lot every day, when I go thru drive thru getting some fast food. As each car moves forward, I set my brake. Just shy of 2 years of ownership by 3 months, my EPB lever broke off and it's springs shot it about 2 feet in the air. I'm still waiting for dealership to get the part in, as it is over 3 months now. If and when I get new plastic EFB assembly, I will only set before getting out of car, as I fear it will break again. I use just one finger to set. I would prefer metal assembly or go back to manual parking lever as on the gas models of same year.

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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:48 pm

This just happened to me. Luckily I was in a fairly level parking lot but the car rolled across the lane and stopped against another car. It was a big surprise to come out and see my car not where I left it. The car was clearly in park, but I had not set the emergency break. I didn't think parking was an emergency... I guess I know better now.

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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:41 am

What Model Year do you have. I have a 2015. The parking brake got a software update last September.
The parking brake now automatically comes on when you turn off the car.
This feature is now the same as in the 2018 Soul EV and the I oniq Electric.
Do cars in your area not get this update?

Details here - Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) firmware update
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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:08 am

i had a service done at the dealer in Jan of this year but didn't get this EPB update.
when the car is rolling forward, if i press the shift knob forward i would feel a click then the rolling would stop.
Kia should issue a recall.
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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:49 am

Definitely sounds like the shifter linkage needs adjustment. You should demonstrate that to the dealer and they should be able to adjust the cable pretty quickly.

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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:02 am

Just happened to me. Put car in park and got out to move something so I could park in the garage. Rolled down drive into wall.
Dealer says there's nothing wrong with it.
Not happy.

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Re: Rolling in park? Anyone else?

Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:17 am

2015 Soul EV

This happened to us for the first time 2 days ago. Put it in park and the car started rolling when I got out of it. Luckily we were in a relatively flat parking lot so I was able to jump back in the car and stop it.

I turned the car on, then off and everything was back to normal.

I have an appointment at the dealership next week. When I described what happened the service adviser said that if they can't reproduce the issue they won't be able to fix it.

My reply was I am not going to let this go and will report it to the NHTSA.

Until the car goes in for diagnosis we are manually setting the parking brake every time we park.

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