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The Prius And Accelerator Problems: Don’t Believe The Hype

I have a confession: I’ve been risking my life.

Yes, still driving a Prius.

I do buy that accelerator pedals can be mechanically jammed by a floor mat (though there’s clips on my car to hold it in place), but this unintended acceleration ‘panic’ is just that.  (If for no other reason that there’s now a flurry of cases of this, and none before it was the freak-out du jour).

Sorry, I do intend to keep risking my life by driving a Prius.  If I die in an unintended acceleration incident in it, I’ll refund your yearly viewing fee.

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Update: I couldn’t find this link last night, but here’s Popular Mechanics explaining why the ABC ‘news’ story on unintended acceleration requires a lot of kludging of electronics in a very particular way.

Also from PM: things to do if you do have a Sudden Acceleration incident.

*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*

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