The NSS allows the starter to work in Neutral (and Park), but disables the starter circuit in all other gear selector positions.
Good call Steve and I was wrong. The nss keeps the car from starting in gear. I still think that it was a jeep with something wrong with the NSS or clutch safety switch. If I recall when installing my remote start in my XJ, I had to tie it to this and maybe this was the case with that culprit Jeep. Otherwise like someone said, wouldn't you just push the brake to stop the car when it started unexpectedly...
I had a TJ who's previous owner bypassed the feature that requieres u to press on the clutch while turning the ignition on, this caused me to bump my brother's and my mom's car twice before making sure that I left the tranny in neutral rather than 1st gear when parked
When I start a stick I always have the clutch fully depressed with my left foot and my right foot is pressing the brake and I have the parking brake on always (when parked) with a stick as well.
Jeep had many instances of unintended acceleration, surprisingly only at car washes, in the mid to late 90's.long before the toyota issues.
That is why car washes either won't service any jeep, or won't drive them on the lot.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.
Also, maybe it's just me, but am I the only one who always starts the vehicle with my foot on the brake? Maybe it's just habit because I was used to cars with safety features that wouldn't let you start without the brake on, but I just see it as a simple way to prevent such a thing from happening.
Not just you, I've always started my vehicles with my foot on the brake, I guess a holdover from manual transmission days when you automatically put the right foot on brake before you pressed the clutch with the left...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Old Man Emu HD coils, 265/65/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, Warn M8000, home made light bar, Cepek 130 watt lights, Hella 500s
"DDDUUUDDDEEE I CAN TOAAASSTTALLLLYY DRRRIIIVVEEE A STTIICCKK, BRAH I GOOTTTSSS DIIISSS!"
I used to have a 5-speed car and one of the workers did about a 5 ft burnout in it right before he took it through the car wash. Since the manager was standing right by me and saw it as well, I made a comment about if he was buying me new tires and he just walked away. Havn't been back there since. F'n brahs
I work at a car wash and honestly have never heard anything like this, and I've also owned 4 Jeeps, none which have ever done what was described. I've noticed my Jeeps rev higher than most vehicles when first started, and it takes a sec for it to rev down, which I can only assume is the cause of this, because the employees are in too much of a rush to wait before putting it in Drive.
Notify all carwash employees when one of these vehicles is on the property.
I think they should do this anyway, just because we opted to visit their establishment. They should all be able to bask in the awesomeness, right?
Baileys Car Wash near where i live
Is Bailey's any good? I'm getting sick of going to Johnny's and seeing all their failed equipment and them not doing everything you pay for. I haven't had a chance to head down there yet and check it out, but I sure as heck need a good wash!
I have a car wash local to me that is the same setup. They won't wash my '02 WJ for that reason. There was some lawsuit dealing with a Jeep in a car wash so they won't even touch it. But there are other car washes around that will wash it no questions asked or that don't even use the method you stated above.
i have heard of this but not experienced it myself. my local car wash is the same set up and they do a great job!!
Funny, this reminds me of something. I used to have a Ford Explorer (I can admit that now after much therapy) and I tried to rent a trailer from u-haul, they refused to rent me one. I thought the guy was just being a jerk so I called the main u-haul number and mentioned that the local guy said he wouldn't rent me a trailer. The CSR, before I could even say what I had, said 'You have an Explorer, don't you?'. Apparently the same thing, a select few people had damage or caused damage and sued them so they refuse to let anybody play. It really sucks when they do this but I can understand not wanting to be sued.