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RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Unintended Accel?
The reason given was that the pedal locations are too far to the left of
the steering column. They were comparing both the Audi and the Jeep to
the Ford Taurus, and tried to use this as the reason that people were
crashing their cars. To tell you the truth, I have never had any
problems differentiating the brake from the gas on either the Audis I've
driven or the Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees that I've driven.
Ever wonder why the Germans and other countries never complain about
this stuff ;-)?
<<Did anyone catch the story about the woman in MA who went to move her
husbands Jeep out of the driveway and instead drove through a fence, out
back yard and off a small cliff, and into the ocean? She was killed
the Jeep flipped over frontwards and landed on it's top. I remember
stories of this phenomenon called Unintended Acceleration in Audi's and
Jeeps. Is there/could there be any truth to this?
I was under the impression that it was decided that the gas and brake
were too close together on the Audi causing the confusion of people
that they had their foot firmly on the brake. I for one have caught the
brake pedal with the sole of my shoes while smashing the gas and left
my passengers uncomfortable. Is this probably what happened in this
case? (But I guess that wouldnt explain the fact that she went forwards
instead of backwards then now would it?)
Brian (foot firmly on the gas)>>