Car rolled back on incline after took foot of brake in drive?

I swear my car rolled back a little on a incline leaving a parking lot that was kinda steep. Asked my girlfriend who was with me and she didn't notice. I did have another passinger too in the back. 2011 malibu. Automatic.

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  • 6 months ago

    Now, since you know that can happen, be ready to give it a little gas before letting off the brake next time you're on an incline.

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    It does happen and you would notice it more than the passengers would.

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  • 6 months ago

    That is probably normal. After all, you weren't in "P".

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  • David
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    That's normal. Some cars & trucks have a "hill holder" feature to prevent that.

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  • Erik
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    I had some clown roll into me today while we were in the left turn lane. He was almost a foot away when I honked, but he kept coming. He tapped me, but I don't think there was any damage. What a moron.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Yeah and you got to be ready for that by giving a quick shot of gas. Your idle is too low for that steep a grade. It is normal. That is why you got to be quick with the foot work. Off brake and on gas in a split second.

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  • 6 months ago

    An automatic won't hold on a hill while idling. Give it some gas when you take your foot off the brakes.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    maybe you should have a mechanic take a look at your car

    • Scott6 months agoReport

      Other comments are saying that is normal but thank you

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    There is slack in some cars

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  • Joe
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes, that can happen on hills. There's nothing wrong with your car.

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