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Hi. I’ve never done a blog so I hope this works. I’ve had my GV80 for 6 weeks And love it but I have one glitch and I’m hoping someone can help. When taking the car through an automated car wash I held the ok button like it said. This is supposed to keep the car in neutral While being propelled through the car wash. However, when the rollers hit the tires, the parking break goes on and won’t release until I put it in drive and then it can’t go through the wash. I’ve managed to get it to work but only after pushing many buttons and then no one knows what worked. Does anyone know the sequence of button pushes?
 

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Hi. I’ve never done a blog so I hope this works. I’ve had my GV80 for 6 weeks And love it but I have one glitch and I’m hoping someone can help. When taking the car through an automated car wash I held the ok button like it said. This is supposed to keep the car in neutral While being propelled through the car wash. However, when the rollers hit the tires, the parking break goes on and won’t release until I put it in drive and then it can’t go through the wash. I’ve managed to get it to work but only after pushing many buttons and then no one knows what worked. Does anyone know the sequence of button pushes?
Can I ask, what "OK" button you are referring to?

I hand wash my car so I'm not sure I can help but don't really understand what OK button you are pressing. I would think moving the gear selector to N would put it in neutral.
And is the car on an incline at all? On mine the parking brake automatically engages when it's on an incline.
 

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The OK button is on the right side of the steering wheel and is also used to scroll through entries on the middle of the dashboard screen. It is the scroll button next to the button that pushes up/down to increase/decrease the speed when in cruise control. The car was on level ground.
 

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The OK button is on the right side of the steering wheel and is also used to scroll through entries on the middle of the dashboard screen. It is the scroll button next to the button that pushes up/down to increase/decrease the speed when in cruise control. The car was on level ground.
Was there a question on the dash you were to answer with the OK button?

did you have auto hold on?

was the car in neutral on the gear selector?
 

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Was there a question on the dash you were to answer with the OK button?

did you have auto hold on?

was the car in neutral on the gear selector?
Good questions. The car was in neutral and the dash had a message to hold that OK button in for a few seconds which I did. The only thing I might not have checked was the auto hold so thanks for that idea. I’ll try it soon. I don’t think it was on but I’m hoping it is that simple To solve.
 

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Good questions. The car was in neutral and the dash had a message to hold that OK button in for a few seconds which I did. The only thing I might not have checked was the auto hold so thanks for that idea. I’ll try it soon. I don’t think it was on but I’m hoping it is that simple To solve.
i hope it works.
 

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Can I ask, what "OK" button you are referring to?

I hand wash my car so I'm not sure I can help but don't really understand what OK button you are pressing. I would think moving the gear selector to N would put it in neutral.
And is the car on an incline at all? On mine the parking brake automatically engages when it's on an incline.
That's what I'm trying to figure out. What button is he pushing that's called "ok"? Correct, why not just put the car in neutral??
 

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That's what I'm trying to figure out. What button is he pushing that's called "ok"? Correct, why not just put the car in neutral??
The car IS in neutral but won't stay in neutral. When the rollers that advance the car hit the tires I get a message to hold in the OK button for a few seconds. I'm planning on going through the automated car wash next week. I'm hoping the process of putting the car in neutral and then pushing and holding the OK button (see the manual, that is what they call it) will allow the car to advance through the wash. I'm hoping to try it tomorrow.
 

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The car IS in neutral but won't stay in neutral. When the rollers that advance the car hit the tires I get a message to hold in the OK button for a few seconds. I'm planning on going through the automated car wash next week. I'm hoping the process of putting the car in neutral and then pushing and holding the OK button (see the manual, that is what they call it) will allow the car to advance through the wash. I'm hoping to try it tomorrow.
Are you supposed to keep the OK button depressed the entire time you're rolling along on the car wash track? Or is the OK button just depressed momentarily?
 

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Here are the exact steps to take to put the car in neutral with the car off. Do you ever get the message, Vehicle will stay in Neutral?
I don't think you can exit the car though. It says if you open the door it will shift to park.


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I don't know of any car wash that turns the engine OFF before putting the vehicle through the car wash. I put mine into neutral, engine running and off we go. There are full service car washes that send the car through unmanned also in neutral with the engine running.

BTW, there are some newer car washes in my area (which I use) that have flat, knobby mats that move the vehicle through the wash process. No rails that can scratch rims or rollers that push.
 

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I don't know of any car wash that turns the engine OFF before putting the vehicle through the car wash. I put mine into neutral, engine running and off we go. There are full service car washes that send the car through unmanned also in neutral with the engine running.

BTW, there are some newer car washes in my area (which I use) that have flat, knobby mats that move the vehicle through the wash process. No rails that can scratch rims or rollers that push.
I don't believe this car will allow you to put the car in neutral and get out. Once the driver's door is opened it defaults to park and shut the engine off as shown in the instructions above just above the NOTICE section.
 

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I don't believe this car will allow you to put the car in neutral and get out. Once the driver's door is opened it defaults to park and shut the engine off as shown in the instructions above just above the NOTICE section.
I respectfully disagree otherwise how does my GV go unmanned through the car wash that I use? They position it on the mat in this case and get out before it starts moving through the tunnel. It's unmanned and at the end another attendant gets in and drives it to the drying/detail area. I'm going to stop by there today or tomorrow and double check with the attendants to see if they do anything "special" with GV's.
 

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I respectfully disagree otherwise how does my GV go unmanned through the car wash that I use? They position it on the mat in this case and get out before it starts moving through the tunnel. It's unmanned and at the end another attendant gets in and drives it to the drying/detail area. I'm going to stop by there today or tomorrow and double check with the attendants to see if they do anything "special" with GV's.
I would be interested to know what they do to allow it to do that since the manual says it won't stay in neutral if the driver's door is opened. Perhaps they have it in park instead of neutral while it's going through since it's on a mat the tires don't need to roll as with the one that the rollers grab the tires that requires the tires roll.
 

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I would be interested to know what they do to allow it to do that since the manual says it won't stay in neutral if the driver's door is opened. Perhaps they have it in park instead of neutral while it's going through since it's on a mat the tires don't need to roll as with the one that the rollers grab the tires that requires the tires roll.
I stand corrected in large part. However, I knew my GV goes through in neutral with the engine running. So the manual is correct but here's the trick they use. They attach the seat belt so the vehicle thinks there's someone inside. Then it goes into neutral, engine still running and away it goes. It doesn't t go into Park or turn off. No issues with the rollers. It's picked up when at the end and driven to the drying area.

At newer car washes using the moving matt, they wait until all 4 wheels are on the matt, put it in park, turn the engine off and get out.

When I was at the car wash having this discussion, a fellow with a newer G90 overheard the conversation and asked if whether his 90 had the same treatment. The attendant said "yes" and that several other newer Genesis models have the same issue.
 

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I stand corrected in large part. However, I knew my GV goes through in neutral with the engine running. So the manual is correct but here's the trick they use. They attach the seat belt so the vehicle thinks there's someone inside. Then it goes into neutral, engine still running and away it goes. It doesn't t go into Park or turn off. No issues with the rollers. It's picked up when at the end and driven to the drying area.

At newer car washes using the moving matt, they wait until all 4 wheels are on the matt, put it in park, turn the engine off and get out.

When I was at the car wash having this discussion, a fellow with a newer G90 overheard the conversation and asked if whether his 90 had the same treatment. The attendant said "yes" and that several other newer Genesis models have the same issue.
That now makes sense that they are overriding the seat belt to get it to do what they want. I wonder if that would void your insurance if something were to happen in the car wash though.
 

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That now makes sense that they are overriding the seat belt to get it to do what they want. I wonder if that would void your insurance if something were to happen in the car wash though.
Thanks for the great suggestions as to how to get the V80 through the car wash that has rollers. I never tried turning the engine off even though I saw that in the manual because they wanted it on. I finally took it to a place where the attendants take the car from you, told them of my problem and to put it in neutral and then push and hold the OK button a few seconds. They got the car through the wash. I'll have to ask what they did when I go back. I will get brave enough soon to try one where I drive it through myself. They also told me that Tessla is the only brand they have trouble with and they have to drive the car through the wash. Since there aren't many GV80s out there yet, I'm guessing they will have to consider it to be a "special needs car" in car washes.
 

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Hi. I’ve never done a blog so I hope this works. I’ve had my GV80 for 6 weeks And love it but I have one glitch and I’m hoping someone can help. When taking the car through an automated car wash I held the ok button like it said. This is supposed to keep the car in neutral While being propelled through the car wash. However, when the rollers hit the tires, the parking break goes on and won’t release until I put it in drive and then it can’t go through the wash. I’ve managed to get it to work but only after pushing many buttons and then no one knows what worked. Does anyone know the sequence of button pushes?
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The only problem I have had is when you get to the end of the car wash you have to apply the brake to put the car from neutral back into drive to exit the car wash. Sometimes the rowers that propel you through the car wash will catch up while you’re doing this. Need to be quick. foot on break-car drive - go
 

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I finally have the step sequence for going through a self-drive car wash and it was easy. We don’t have any with the conveyor belt around here but I went through one with the rollers yesterday and followed the steps from the manual that GCSD posted and it worked for the most part. I found you DO NOT need to turn the motor off. I also found that I wasn’t pressing the OK button hard enough. When I pushed hard, I felt it click and an N (for neutral) showed up on the dashboard. Thanks to all for helping me with this. Now I will have a clean car all the time.
 
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