Unintended Acceleration - really happens

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Mon Aug 7 18:13:07 EDT 2006

In the one year 200 20V I had a start up go to about 3,000 RPM and stay 
there.  Killed (key) the motor and looked around......... Squirrel acorns under the 
IM throttle body hung the accelerator pedal cable cam end up - open to 
produce 3,000 RPM.
Scary indeed.

Did you find what caused yours?  
Your linkage is different, completely different.
I think its rumored that the floor mats have two pin anchors to prevent 

-Scott by BOSTON

> Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2006 17:06:18 -0400
> From: cobram at juno.com
> Subject: Re: Unintended Acceleration - really happens
> "Jim Jordan" <> writes:
> > wrong place, did a U turn, got back on the boulevard, and the UA 
> > started.
> Kind of, the UA was a mysterious paranormal force that would accelerate
> the car without any user interface, or accelerate even more when the
> "brake" was applied.......
> > However, I
> > can see how an inexperienced or panicky driver might have had a 
> > problem with the UA.  
> In tests, the brakes of a type 44 held over 900 HP of engine at bay, so
> if you hit the brake pedal you should do alright, experienced or not
> that's what (I hope) most people would do...but then again....
> Many a V8Q driver has found himself with a stuck throttle (2 in my fleet
> alone) with no permanent damage, physical anyway.  I do recall a post on
> the V8Q list about a listers wife who cooked the brakes after driving it
> a considerable distance with the throttle stuck open.  Then Audi went
> ahead and recalled the defective Cruise Control bushings and the V8Q
> became boring again.... ;-)
> Should make for some attentive driving until you figure out exactly what
> caused your throttle to bind....
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