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Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:31 pm

While at a stop does your car lurch forward? Is this normal?

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Lexus HS250
Jeep Renegade

Sacramento, CA

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Re: Lurching

Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:20 am


It should only happen occasionally, not regularly. If the latter, see the dealer. It usually happens to me when I am coasting to a stop and stomp on the brake to stop before I hit the car in front of me. I can't remember the last time I did this as I have learned to coast and brake gently. I am guessing there might be a lag between braking and shutting off the motor. A very non-engineer guess.

Separately, yesterday, I switched to P before I had come to a complete stop. Talk about lurching! Not recommended. Distracted driver at work clearly.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

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Re: Lurching

Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:56 am

Mine did that yesterday. I was like, "what was that?" Just to let you know, or anyone else, that it has happened to someone else.

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Re: Lurching

Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:01 am

Ours does it occasionally. I notice it shortly after coming to a complete stop. Happens maybe once every few weeks. The car did this with the original drive unit (replaced at 47k miles) and the new one (4k miles on it).
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