Submitted by Andercam on October 7, 2013
Just a word of caution. On Saturday night I backed into a parking spot with the rear of the car hanging over the sidewalk.
When I backed in everything was fine... no noise.
I got back to the car about 5 hours later and put the car in drive and it didnt move (I have creep ON). I pushed lightly on the go pedal and the car moved with a terible sound coming from the rear. It sounded like it tore the whole back of the car off. I stopped and got out to observe the damage... it tore the chrome trim piece on the bottom of the fascia off. I called the SC today and they told me the car is not supposed to lower on it's own, but it can.
Here is a their response:
Regarding the vehicle “sitting down” on top of the curb – it doesn’t revert to “low” when parked, but the suspension can definitely settle down on its blocks, post shut down. The exact amount is determined by the system and the vehicle’s computers together, and can vary widely.
It's only going to cost about $325 to have a new chrome trim piece installed, but I'm still bummed about it.
So... if you park with the front or rear of the car hanging over an obstcle, make sure to look at it before getting back in the car, or raise the car before you move.
This concludes this public service announcment.