Lunge forward after putting in park?

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  1. dodgeboy

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    I've recently noticed that my Charger HC (A8, obviously) will lunge forward a few inches after putting it in park (and letting my foot off the brake). For instance, you pull into a parking spot, stop, put it in park, and let off the brake. Then it will lunge forward. It does this on level ground, and with enough enthusiasm that I think it might even do it on a slight incline. It's not just slowly rolling until it hits the park pin. It's got a little force behind it.

    I recently had my transmission replaced (completely unrelated issue), and I don't recall it doing this before I had it replaced. But I only owned it for 8 days before I took it to the shop, so I may have just not noticed it. I can't think of what would be causing this, whether it be related to the transmission swap or not.

    Does this happen to anyone else?
     
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    Does not sound right to me. Sure a slow roll till it hits the lockout pin but not a lunge. What happens if you put it in park. Hold the brake whilst you turn the engine off ?
     
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    Good question. I'll try to remember to do that next time I drive it (the weather is rough right now).
     
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    That doesn't sound even remotely acceptable. I don't think I would trust it until it goes back to the dealer. A runaway 'park position' is not something I'd like to deal with....
     
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    I'm experiencing the same, dodgeboy. To prevent a massive lunge, I ease out of the brake once in Park rather than dumping the pedal. It can be pretty forceful if you dump the brake pedal, but at no time have I ever thought it would continue forward.
     
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    Post a video of this please....
     
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    I've got the same thing. It does lunge forward a bit after put in Park. Have to be careful when parked that you are far enough away from a parking barricade or wall so you don't scratch, I already got a small one on the front spoiler from that happening.
     
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    Lunging like that does not sound right at all. Granted, I use the parking break religiously but when I park mine flat and don't use it there's no lunge. What RPM is it spooling at in park? Does it leach down after?
     
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    That's weird. Mine has never done this.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Same here...if you hold the brake for a few seconds after shifting into park it won't...I think its the torque converter
     
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    It barely lunges at all if I shut the engine down and wait a couple seconds before releasing the brake. I'm going to train myself to do this from now on. It also doesn't lunge (in either direction) if it was last in reverse.
     

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