There is no way to do that. It wouldn't matter anyway because the way to avoid the thump is to stop, shift to nuetral, apply the PB, then shift it to park. It's not just the Ascent - lots of cars are like this. I know it's a couple of extra steps, but it can be learned to be second nature. I used to do this very consciously, but now it's muscle memory - even in my garage with a level floor.Do you know if there is anyway to make the ascent automatically put on the praking brake when you put the vehicle in park
Thank you for being willing to work with your new car. A lot of people come here to complain that the car doesn't behave the way they want it to, even if it's working as designed. It's much easier to adapt our own behavior than to expect the car to change. Some people expect the car to do what their old car did, wihch frankly doesn't make much sense unless the previous vehicle was also a Subaru from the same eraThanks again
I'm going to have to play witht that method. Whenever I set the e-brake while in park, it can be hit or miss if I get the thump. Applying the e-brake in nuetral eliminates any doubt.I had this same question a few weeks ago!!! Thanks to this forum and the facebook pages I was able to figure out the following:
This is definitely not AVH. As rockthebeef stated start using the e-brake and this thump will go away.
Order of operations when stopping:
1) Keep foot Brake on
2) Put Car into Park
3) Apply E-Brake
4) Let go of foot Brake
Order of operations when starting:
1) Put foot on foot Brake
2) Remove E-Brake
3) Put car into Drive/Reverse
4) Let foot brake go
5) Apply gas
It takes some time to get use to this but once you do, you wont have any problems. This seems counter intuitive based on what I learned in the past. It seems there is some "lock" mechanism in the transmission that if the ebrake is not applied the car will lean on. Its this mechanism that you are moving out of the way that makes the thud.