Re: [Chrysler300] Setting the parking brake . 64 300
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Re: [Chrysler300] Setting the parking brake . 64 300





Had it happen to me. "F" was sitting outside garage door in the driveway, engine idling, parking brake on. I went in the house to grab my sunglasses. When I came out the car was going down the driveway -- backwards of course. Down the driveway, across the road, across the neighbor's lawn, clipping his deck, on to hit the deck on the next neighbor's house. I couldn't catch it -- almost did though. The right rear of the car hit a 4x4 post. If it had been two feet to the right, it would have gone over a 4' vertical wall. If the front wheels had swung left the car would have gone into the lake I live on. All in all, very lucky. Minimum damage to the right rear corner sheet metal, no damage to the bumper or stainless trim.
 
The point of the taillight took a spindle off the first neighbor's deck, didn't damage the taillight housing. Lucky there too.

Mike
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Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 1:08 PM
Subject: [Chrysler300] Setting the parking brake . 64 300

 

What an experience to have the parking brake pop off, and seeing your car rolling out of your driveway approaching the street!

I usually chock the rear wheels when the K is out of it's cave, and idling.

This one time, my neighbor asked me to check the truck, it's cargo light was on. Being side by side (both car and truck).

As soon as I approached the front of the K, POP!  and slowly idling backwards towards the street.

I saved it, as it was stopped with it's back expose to traffic.

I had to run ahead of the driver's door, open it, grab the wheel, slide in and punch for the brake!

All this happened in seconds.  I shoulda done this and that.

Luckily my old self caught it in time.  I am considering installing a stop bar mid way just in case.

Being old is no excuse for being forgetful.

DD



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