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Old 11th February 2013, 00:09   #151
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Guys need your help on static shocks that I get whenever I drive my Polo.

Every time I get out of the car and go for the door handles I get a nasty shock. Even if a part of my arm touches the metal surface, I get a shock and it hurts real bad. Coincidentally my mom and another friend also get static shocks whenever they sit in my car.

It only happens with my Polo, not with the Octavia, 800 or even my bike. Its so bad, a person who shook hands with me as soon as I got off the car got static shock from me!

Apart from switching to leather seats and touching the handle with the back of my hand any other solutions ?
Funny you say that because I've felt the same phenomenon in a VW Golf in the UK. With the same winter jackets on a Opel Astra or a Ford Focus never gave me the static shock! I was surprised that only the Golf gave me the shock 8 out of 10 times! Is this something unique to Volkswagen? I'm curious!
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Is this something unique to Volkswagen? I'm curious!
My UK Rover 620 was a big shocker!
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Glad that I found this thread. I am having a similar experience with my i20. I guess its because of winter but I did not face this issue last year. However, I have fabric seats. It really is irritating at times.
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Hi Friends,

I purchased a Honda Amaze S iDtech a week back. I haven't put any accessory except a velvet seat cover. No electrical part has been fiddled so far. Still then I get a mild electric shock when I get down from either side of the front seats and touch the either of the front doors to close. importantly, I get the shock with a click sound. I have noticed that I get this shock when I get down after a brief driving of let say 5-10 kms (I haven't checked it for more distance) but in less distance travel I don't get it. Today in the morning i got it even through the sleeves of my t-shirt.

I wonder what might be the reason and how do I get rid of this.

I request experts to guide me in this.

Thanks in advance.

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I had this problem of static shocks with my Honda city, but went off completely after i put "Seat wooden beads", never experienced any shock in 3 years. Earlier i used to get static shock almost daily

Other solution was when you are getting up from seat touch some metal part of the door and get down. You wont experience static shock.
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Static electricity is built up when your butt rubs against the seat while getting down. Hold the edge of the door before you begin the process of getting down. That will solve the problem.
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Not restricted to any one car unfortunately , can happen with any vehicle. It has nothing to do with automobiles at all but general physics and thus can happen anytime anywhere , car or no car.

Static electricity is produced when two materials rub against each other, causing a build up of electrical charges.

All materials are made up of negatively- and positively-charged particles. These usually exist in equal amounts, balancing each other out.

But when two materials come into contact, one may ‘steal’ negatively-charged electrons from the other. The result? One material ends up with more negative charges than positive ones, meaning that it becomes negatively-charged overall, whilst the other becomes positively-charged. If the charges cannot move away as they are produced, they accumulate in the material as static charge, or electricity


Its also written that one should hold the door frame (towards the roof) for a few seconds before getting out.
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Old 17th March 2016, 15:09   #158
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Well its different in my case.

I always hear the click sounds when dusting my car's rear bumper. That's the only part of the car where static builds up.
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Hi,

Posting here since I have been facing this issue for several years now. First in our Alto and now in New Figo as well. Has happened even when I am sitting in other cars as well. Apart from cars I also get static shocks when i sit in the office chairs or the plastic chairs.

What I do now is touch the ground with my toes if I am wearing floaters or touch a wall nearby. Close the doors using the door handles or by forcing it close using the windows. Now, I also noticed that while alighting from the car, just touch the door frame with your clothes (normally I do it with shirt sleeves) there will be a static discharge sound and atmost you will feel a pinching sensation. This is much easier and now a part of my routine while alighting from a car.

PS: Just realized that this post comes exactly after one year of the previous post
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