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Old 01-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by felixdd View Post
Sounds like the computer got confused and decided to shut off. I think when they say that the dct can't stall, what they mean is that the system will automatically downshift to prevent being in too high a gear and not have enough RPMs

When you say that the keys were in the "off" position, do you mean that you had to turn the key to start the car again? When you did, did you feel the interval "clicks" as the key got into the "ACC" then "ON" positions? I ask because its a common misconception that the key stays fully turned after you start the car; rather, it's a spring-loaded mechanism where the key will spring back to the "ON" position.

If you didn't feel the bumps when you restarted the car, then it was probably in the ON position.
Yes, I had to turn the key all the way to start the car again. I'm not sure If I felt the interval clicks, because I had to react really quickly because the car was going down a hill and I had to stop. I don't know what you mean when you say the it's "a common misconception that the key stays fully turned after you start the car" . That doesn't make any sense to me.
The engine definitely turned off. (I know because, like I said before, all the gauges/meters 0'd out and it said "transmission not in P" - and that is exactly what it says if you turn the engine off and put in in Neutral or any other gear but drive.) That's all I can say. When I turned the key all the way to restart it, I never heard it "turn over", instead, all the gauges and computer screens just went back to normal instantly as if nothing ever happened.
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