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Do you have any basis for this? I use the park button when I want to leave the car on, but keep it from moving. I.E. I'm at a drive-through and want to reach into my back pocket to grab my wallet, I don't want the car rolling forward and kick it into park for a bit.

If you have a real reason why we should put it in park just before hitting the power button, I'd like to know. I don't want to intentionally hurt the car just to save pressing one extra button. I just can't see any reason for it.

Why is this a 'shame'?
I've checked the owners manual, Here's what it says...

Automatically P position selection function

When the "POWER" switch is in ON mode while the shift position is in a position other than P and the vehicle is stopped completely, pressing the "POWER" switch will cause the automatically P position selection function to operate together with the "POWER" switch being turned to off.

I wasn't aware (didn't remember) that it was OK to do this, but obviously it is. ;)

There are no warnings about harming the car (makes sense, since this is a "function"). :rolleyes:
 

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Just to "ring in" on the parking brake question, the manual implies (in several places) that the parking brake is not mandatory. When the parking brake is mentioned it is in an "as needed" or "when necessary" way.

Having said this, I set it always, for safety reasons, in case there is some sort of failure or something happens that would allow the car to roll otherwise! Also, I'd rather put any strain encountered on a simple manual parking brake than my drive-train (or whatever system is engaged in "Park" to keep it from rolling)! I don't know if there is a problem with not using it or not, but "Park" isn't as robust as the parking brake is in keeping the car from rolling; there would be no need for a parking brake at all if this wasn't so!

I live in earthquake country, so I'm not taking ANY chances! ;)
 

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I've checked the owners manual, Here's what it says...

Automatically P position selection function

When the "POWER" switch is in ON mode while the shift position is in a position other than P and the vehicle is stopped completely, pressing the "POWER" switch will cause the automatically P position selection function to operate together with the "POWER" switch being turned to off.

I wasn't aware (didn't remember) that it was OK to do this, but obviously it is. ;)

There are no warnings about harming the car (makes sense, since this is a "function"). :rolleyes:
Post #11 of THIS thread, by me! You guys really don't bother reading my posts do you?! :eek:
 
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