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what cause you to get shocked when you step out of your car? My old car didn't do that, but my new one does.
Are the seats a different material?
When your car is in motion, the friction of air molecules against the body of the car creates a build-up of static electricity. The vehicle can easily accumulate an electric charge equivalent to several thousand Volts responsible for the painful electrostatic discharge when exiting your car.
rubbing the seats or mats or something is building a static charge, you probably have something different in the materials compared to your old one. this is pretty common really.
Next time you open the door to exit, touch the rubber gasketing around the opening first.
To avoid shocks when getting out of the car -
HOLD the metal door frame before you get out
KEEP HOLDING as you get out, until you are fully out of the car.
It's easy with practice!
Wiring harness are often run through the b-pillars of cars. If their insulation isn't adequate they can electrify surrounding metallic body parts that aren't grounded. Some automakers have recalled these problems as potential fire hazards as well during refueling as well.
that's what I was wondering...Is it an electrical problem or just normal.
i get this too, i thought it was my pvc pants
does the shock hurt?
My old roommate was an electrical engineer at Yazaki.
now that it is winter time I get zapped a lot getting out the car.
wow, look at this thread go.... QBN in bad need of conversation topics
It seems to happen more in shittier cars I've noticed.
no offense....I drive a fairly shitty car