I just created an account and can’t find an option to start my own topic to ask a question. Perhaps I don’t have a permission yet…
So I’m trying to hijack this 11 years old thread. Hopefully it offends nobody or brakes no rules.
I have 2020 Mazda 6 with an automatic transmission. Yesterday, when maneuvering from a park place on a steep hill I’ve been distracted by something and lost my focus for a few moments. At that time the gear shifter was in reverse. When I was able to continue my maneuver, I was about to move forward, which was down the hill. I released the brake pedal and left the car to roll down. I forgot about the gear still being in reverse. The vehicle went down by the force of gravity, but not the full force, as I was slightly braking all the time because I had to drive slowly through a corridor. After moving around 10 meters (30 feet), I’ve heard a bang like if I hit something. The engine has stalled. Only then I noticed the gear shifter still in R.
I switched the gear to P and was able to restart the engine. Then I drove around 20km (12 miles). During the driving I haven’t noticed anything wrong with the car. Reverse driving works fine too.
Still, I wonder if I did something that can bite me later, for example in the middle of a road trip, far away from home. If it’s better to have the car checked (and drive really lightly until then) or if I should just continue to drive normally and only in case I notice something wrong it’s worth to take it to an expert.
I would be grateful for your comments. Thank you.