GTS Wheel Lock-Up From Parking Overnight
I would like to share an issue about my GTS.
After a couple of months of driving the new 2017 GTS in the fall of 2016, I encountered a wheel lock-up issue when moving the car from Park after parking overnight. The issue has occurred intermittently, about 5 to 6 times in two years with no apparent consistency.
This was what happened. When I was trying to back out the GTS after parking overnight in the garage with the parking brake applied automatically, I noticed that the car did not move when the gas pedal was tapped. It felt like the GTS was held in place by the brakes. When the gas pedal was depressed more, the car would attempt to roll but held back still. Until the engine ran up to about 1200 rpm, the GTS would become free suddenly with a loud “clunk” noise. Thereafter, the GTS would behave and run normally for one to 6 months before re-occurring.
After bringing the issue to the dealer and experienced more occurrences, it was determined that the electric parking brake was properly released but the wheels were locked up for un-known reasons (at least in my view).
The dealer stated that this is normal and is a result of the brake pad sticking to the rotor after parking overnight or longer, perhaps due to moisture in the air. I stated that when the brake pad was able to hold the car in place with such a holding power, it is not normal any more.
When this happened in August, I made a video to show the dealer. I wonder if anyone has experienced similar wheel lock-up with your GTS?