[200q20v] 200q20v Avant exhibits unintended acceleration!

Peter Schulz peschulz at cisco.com
Fri Oct 19 14:39:08 EDT 2001


Time to call 60 minutes and say you found the source of the audi unintended 
acceleration problem!!



At 10:10 AM 10/19/2001 -0700, Fundsalo Racing wrote:

>I was parked, having just watched the schoolbus depart
>after picking up my oldest chillun. I started the
>engine, depressed the clutch, selected 1st gear and
>accelerated away slowly to turn-around and head back
>to the cabin. The 200q20v accelerated away rapidly and
>failed to slow at all when I immediately released the
>throttle. I punched in the clutch and killed the
>ignition as we were about to shoot across a
>(relatively at the time) busy road. I don't think the
>engine hit the rev limiter...   Brought the car safely
>to a halt about 10' from entering the road at a right
>angle to traffic. Phew! Whassupwithat? me says.
>Get out, pop the hood. Find one each partially-chewed
>medium-sized acorn wedged under the throttle linkage
>on top of the IM. Mustah rolled back they-ahh under
>the linkage when the car initially moved forward and
>then so nicely held the throttle open at about 1/3,
>ahh-yup, recon so. Sweet...   The two year old in the
>car with me did not need a new diaper.
>Prepare for war,
>pray for peace.
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Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW
Chelmsford, MA USA
peschulz at cisco.com

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