Then why does the read window sunshade go down automatically when you go in reverse and go back up when you shift to forward? Why do we have stability control in cars. Surely we can all be responsible for not driving around curves too fast. The fact that Lexus allows us to fold the mirrors and create an unsafe condition if they are not unfolded makes the situation untenable. My wife didn't know what I did And I didn't know my wife would drive the car next.
You fold the mirrors to make passage easier such as in a garage or in a tight parking space not because you will have a collision. If you parked that close you couldn't open the door
Because the rear window shade won't smack anything when it goes down.
I'm sorry, but if your wife didn't notice the mirrors were folded when she drove the car and then "panicked" because they were folded she shouldn't be driving a car.
Cars have had folding mirrors for about 15 years now, somehow we've all survived.
All I'm asking is the GS performs like the LS and the Mercedes which automatically unfold the mirrors when you start the car.
Then buy an LS, but as SK said the LS operates the very same way.
I guess the solution to your dillemma is to not fold the mirrors in the first place. Maybe its best to take the bus?