Saturday, March 20, 2010

Practical tips on runaway acceleration in cars


MSN greeted us Saturday morning with an article on how to stop your car if the acceleration goes out of control – regardless of make. The article is by David Vanderwerp of Car and Driver, “How to Deal With Unintended Acceleration: Car and Driver puts unintended acceleration to the test and examines how to handle a runaway vehicle.” The link is here.
The main tips are htting the brakes, shifting to neutral or park, and turning off ignition, but there are tricks to know.

The whole Toyota thing seems like a mystery, with charges and countercharges. But it would be easy to have something wrong with the firmware in the electronics.

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