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This morning I parked my truck in a driveway that had a slight slope. Luckily I was talking to a friend while standing in front of my truck when it started to notice it slowly rolling backward. I ran and opened up the drivers door and pushed down the parking brake. The truck was definately in Park while this happened. The dealer just called and said they looked over everything and they said nothing was wrong. Has this happened to anyone else?
 

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Was one or both of the rear wheels on ice? Putting the truck in park only locks the driveshaft, so if the rear wheels can move in opposite directions, because of a lack of traction, then the truck can still move.
 

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Yes the truck was in about an inch of compacted snow. I know I saw the front wheels turning, but I didn't look at the rears.
 

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Happened to me last night. Just got home from work and was standing in the back door when the truck started to move on me, first thing through my head was "did I put it in park ??". I stepped back and the truck was sliding down the driveway, all four wheels were totally still. So I rolled the truck off the driveway and tossed down a bucket of ice melter and parked it again.

We had a bit of freezing drizzle last night but that was crazy, I'd never seen anything like it.

And my drive has a slight slop as well.
 

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I've never had my truck roll when in park, but I use the parking brake when parking. As above, then you have 2 wheels locked, not just the drive-shaft.
 

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That happened to me once. Pulled in the driveway, put it in park and proceeded to shovel the snow off of the driveway. Driveway slopes to the street. Look up and my truck is sliding past me into the street. Since then I use the parking brake and put it in 4wd if I park on snow or ice. That was one of those 'pucker' moments...
 

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No snow/ no problem! I moved south about 14 yrs ago to get away from the snow.

I always set the parking brake, I think it's a habit left over from when I drove a manual tranny all those years. I also park on a slight incline, never had any troubles.

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I always set the parking brake, I think it's a habit left over from when I drove a manual tranny all those years.
Same with me....I can't not use the parking brake now.
 

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Sounds like another complaint for the list of things people don't like with the factory goodyears. Assuming the tires are still stock. There is nothing wrong with goodyear's, just the cheap ass tires the factory puts on are lacking. Yes nothing grips ice on a slope that great, but I have had the same trouble at my last house.
 
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