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post #1 of 2 Old 08-01-2019, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question New member, a bit puzzled

So we just got our 2019 Sonata hybrid limited. Nice car, love all the safety features. I've never had a car with a power start button before so admit to being a bit unfamiliar with the feature.
Something happened the other day that had me a bit puzzled. I was parked in a spot with a slight incline at the front of the car. I thought I started the car. At least, in all appearance the car was started. The dash info all came up and the rearview camera came on when I shifted into reverse. The dash also indicated the R. I took my foot off the brake and instead of the car reversing, it rolled slightly forward on the incline. Hmmmm. I put my foot on the brake, put the gear selector back into park, and again shifted into reverse. Again, the car rolled slightly forward when I took my foot off of the brake.
I then put the car back into park, shut the car off, restarted the car, then correctly reversed out of the parking space.
I managed to repeat the incident, by pressing the start button twice, without my foot on the brake. Apparently that starts all the accessories but the car isn't actually on. I could then shift into reverse and roll a bit, without the car actually reversing.
So apparently you can shift this car out of park when the ACC position is selected by hitting the start button twice without putting your foot on the brake. User error maybe, but isn't this a bit of a safety issue? Should you be able to shift the car into neutral without the car being started? Wondering why this is a feature.

I probably should add, automatic transmission.

Last edited by karrun; 08-01-2019 at 04:05 PM.
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-04-2019, 12:40 AM
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Yes that’s normal operation for most cars. Also contact your dealer they will help you with any questions.
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