.... that's when I noticed the rear end rise up a little, like it was digging in, preparing to pounce. After she backed up to the tent trailer and we tested the connection, I noticed the same thing. Once the KL was put in drive, it appeared to lift up a bit, like the rear axel was locking or something. To me it looked as though this was only happening in the rear, but it could have easily been the entire thing.
I don't think there's anything wrong, just something I noticed. Any ideas?
It has an excellent feature (IMO
) called Auto Park Brake. When the vehicle is put in park it automatically engages the park brake. Great safety feature. Pressing the gas pedal automatically releases the brake, given other conditions are met. There will be a slight delay before the brake releases causing the rise you mentioned. Over time this should lessen to a degree. The owner's manual gives details. Pasted below is some of the info:
If the Auto Park Brake feature is enabled, the parking
brake will automatically engage whenever the transmission
is placed into PARK, or with a manual transmission,
when the ignition switch is turned OFF. If your foot is on
the brake pedal, you may notice a small amount of brake
pedal movement while the parking brake is engaging.
The parking brake will release automatically when the
ignition switch is ON, the transmission is in Drive or
Reverse, the driver seat belt is buckled, and an attempt is
made to drive away.
To release the park brake manually, the ignition switch
must be in the ON/RUN position. Put your foot on the
brake pedal, then push the parking brake switch down
momentarily. You may hear a slight whirring sound from
the back of the car while the parking brake disengages.
You may also notice a small amount of movement in the
brake pedal. Once the parking brake is fully disengaged,
The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster and
the LED indicator on the switch will extinguish.