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    Braking crunch with Distronic

    I've been using Distronic more often lately, and notice an occasional hard stop in traffic with a crunch noise seemingly from the left front. Anyone else?
    I took European Delivery and drove through four countries in my limited edition Universe Blue CLA 250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2katman2 View Post
    I've been using Distronic more often lately, and notice an occasional hard stop in traffic with a crunch noise seemingly from the left front. Anyone else?
    Distronic sucks with hard stops in traffic. It’s like nobody programmed it to slow to a stop. I always feel like one day someone is going to rear end me due to the constant hard stops.

    It does feel like the ABS engages sometimes during these hard stops. Is that what you’re feeling?
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    The crunch part sounds scarey ... though am trying to imagine that sound
    Presume its repeatable?
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    traxem, my stops aren't especially hard, just occasionally noisy. In fact, the noise seems to occur more often when creeping in traffic and coming to a stop.

    jmc, it has happened more than once, though it doesn't happen every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2katman2 View Post
    traxem, my stops aren't especially hard, just occasionally noisy. In fact, the noise seems to occur more often when creeping in traffic and coming to a stop.

    jmc, it has happened more than once, though it doesn't happen every time.
    Maybe if you can film it? I’ve always heard a crunch when creeping since the car was new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxem View Post
    Maybe if you can film it? I’ve always heard a crunch when creeping since the car was new.
    hmmm... should I activate Distronic, then get of of the car with my camera...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2katman2 View Post
    hmmm... should I activate Distronic, then get of of the car with my camera...?
    Oh I thought maybe you can hear from inside while driving/stopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traxem View Post
    Oh I thought maybe you can hear from inside while driving/stopping.

    Yes, I can hear it.

    Filming suggests (to me, at least) that the video aspect is the more important. You presumably are interested in an audio recording, and I'll see if I can accomplish that.

    Literalists would stipulate (a position to which I incidentally do not subscribe) that one cannot film if there is no film involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2katman2 View Post
    Yes, I can hear it.

    Filming suggests (to me, at least) that the video aspect is the more important. You presumably are interested in an audio recording, and I'll see if I can accomplish that.

    Literalists would stipulate (a position to which I incidentally do not subscribe) that one cannot film if there is no film involved.
    Touché. I meant record it.
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    Braking crunch with Distronic

    Quote Originally Posted by 2katman2 View Post
    Yes, I can hear it.

    Filming suggests (to me, at least) that the video aspect is the more important. You presumably are interested in an audio recording, and I'll see if I can accomplish that.

    Literalists would stipulate (a position to which I incidentally do not subscribe) that one cannot film if there is no film involved.
    Oh OK ... digital film then
    And don’t forget about “taping” it without that trusty cassette recorder
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