I have a 2007 Ranger I use as a personal vehicle. It is a 4.0L 4x4 sport. It is an automatic with push button 4 wheel drive. 170kmiles
My drive way is about 30 feet long and slopes slightly towards the street. It is maybe 1.5 feet higher at the end than the street. It is mostly coated with ice except for where I normally park the truck. I park it at the non-street end of the driveway.
This morning I went out to my truck and found it was ten feet closer to the street then I normally park it. There was a 1/4 inch of snow overnight. There appeared to be tire tracks made from it being moved back in that snow. I thought maybe my sister who is staying with me moved it for some reason and went about my day.
When I came home I parked it where I normally do. I just took my dog out and found my truck in a similar position. I tried pushing it back further and could not get it to move. I hoped in and went to pull it forward and spun the tires on the ice, so I put it in 4-wheel drive and pulled it forward no problem. I left the 4-Wheel drive on and put it in park. I also put the E-brake on just in case.
My assumption is it’s rolling rather than sliding since all 4 wheels are on bare asphalt in it’s normal parking spot. I’ve never had an automatic roll on me while in park.
If I have time tomorrow I’ll drop it at my mechanic to check it out, but in the meantime, what the hell is going on here?
Not actually going into park?
Gremlins are screwing with me?
Also when this truck is turned off in 4-wheel drive does the it stay in 4-wheel drive or will it default turn off then turn back on when it’s powered up again?