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does anyone else get shocked by static electricity when you get out of your versa?? it has always driven me nuts! the material they use for the seats must just create the static electricity really well because this was rarely an issue in my other cars....
 

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I do sometimes, but only certain situations. I'll pay closer attention when. Probably with my nylon jacket and/or track pants:29:
Haven't checked nico in a while
 

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I have had the same issue. But I have noticed it is starting to do it less and less.
Plus I am going to be putting on some seat covers soon, that might make a difference.
I'll see soon enough.
 

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Never happens to me. I have an SL with the "sport cloth" though...
 

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Yes. I've noticed that also. It was worse in the winter. I make sure to touch the glass or both hands on the door and it's not as bad.
 

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Hmm weird. What are you wearing when this happens? I am wearing jeans 90% of the time I drive it, khakis 5% and suites 5% (all rough numbers) and don't ever remember getting shocked.
 

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Same here but mostly in winter.
 

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hahaha i get shocked all the time! i thought it was just me, glad to know its happening to other people too
 

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does anyone else get shocked by static electricity when you get out of your versa?? it has always driven me nuts! the material they use for the seats must just create the static electricity really well because this was rarely an issue in my other cars....
I found the following on the net. Also, I read that might be tire related. I'll have to remember to open the door and then grab the top of the door and see if that stops it.
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What about shocks when I get out of my car?

Many people experience shocks when they get out of their car. Often they believe that the car is charged - but this is not normally so.

Sitting in the car, electrostatic charges are generated on the car seat and the person's body, due to contact and movement between the clothes and the seat. When the person leaves the seat, They take half of this charge with them. As they get out of the vehicle, their body voltages rises due to this charge - a voltage of 10,000 Volts is not unusual.

When they reach to touch the vehicle door, the electrostatic discharge and shock occurs as their hand approaches the metal door.

The voltage build-up can often be avoided by holding onto a metal part of the door frame as you leave the seat. This provides a return dissipation path for the charge on your body.
 

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don't ever recall being shocked by my v

i think you guys just have magnetic personalities, your v just loves you so much it can't help but shock you :) lolll.. >__<
 

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Major problem here too. A good 1/4 inch spark jump every time I get out. Does seem to be worse the colder and or dryer it is. I always discharge by touching the door edge after opening, at least it doesn't come as a surprise.
'07 SL hatch w 6 speed manual.
 

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I have an idea....... Scoth Guard your seats! That should create a barrier between your jeans and the micro fibre fabric.
Scotch Guard is a good idea, makes sense. :thumb2:

don't ever recall being shocked by my v

i think you guys just have magnetic personalities, your v just loves you so much it can't help but shock you :) lolll.. >__<
Ha! Luv it. That must be the reason our V's shock us. We do show our cars a lot of love, maybe that's one way they return the love. :smilielol5:
 

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This hasn't happened in my V yet but in my Neon all the time and almost every other car I've driven. I started getting worried because I have electronics built in. I asked my cardio and he said that it could be due to my AICD but since you guys more than likely don't have one I'm guessing this is more of the cause. I always opened the door using the plastic then putting my foot on the ground and butt bumping it closed LOL!

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Weird that it happened to someone with an SL the fabric is totally different.
 
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