The new "Unintended Acceleration"....?

tom winter tom at
Mon Sep 20 19:36:41 EDT 2004

> Dan DiBiase wrote:
>> While certainly sorry to hear about this gentleman's accident, I wonder if
> any 5000 owners can comment on the likelihoood of this happening or what
> might have caused it....?
And Kent added:

>While I don't want to add fuel to the fire, so to speak,
> I scorched the foam in my '94 100 S Avant because
> the plastic terminal cover had fallen off the battery,
> causing the metal seat frame to short the battery.
> --
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy"
Gnarly! I think I better take a look at putting some plastic in my '87 5ktqa
and '89 100cs. Maybe make a customized plastic shield and mount it to the
bottom of the seat in addition to the plastic on the battery terminal?
Still, if things start to go up in smoke, I would hope that I'd have enough
wits about me to get out of the car, and fast!


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