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  • ebglock1 ebglock1 Feb 24, 2010 4:25 AM Flag

    2008 F150 Vehicle Speed control #1

    ODI ID Number : 10311152 Number of Deaths: 0
    Date of Failure: January 1, 2009
    VIN : 1FTRF12218K...
    Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Safety Ratings Defects & Recalls Safe Driving Information Resources
    Complaint Results: Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaints/results.cfm
    1 of 28 2/23/2010 11:45 AM
    Summary:
    THE ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE ARE SO CLOSE TOGETHER ON MY 2008 FORD F150 THAT I HAVE ON OCCASION ACCIDENTLY PRESSED BOTH THE ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE PEDALS AT THE SAME TIME WHILE BRAKING. THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED I DID NOT KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. THE ENGINE WAS REVVING UP AS I WAS APPLYING THE BRAKE, SO I APPLIED THE BRAKE HARDER AND THE ENGINE CONTINUED TO REV HIGHER UNTIL THE TRUCK LURCHED FORWARD. THIS CAUGHT ME BY SUPRISE AND MY FOOT CAME OFF THE BRAKE AND THE ENGINE REVVED DOWN. I REALIZED THAT MY FOOT HAD BEEN ON THE ACCELERATOR THE SAME TIME IT WAS ON THE BRAKE. SINCE THAT FIRST TIME, I KNOW THAT IF THE ENGINE STARTS REVVING WHILE I AM APPLYING THE BRAKE THAT I HAVE MY FOOT ON BOTH AND CAN ANGLE MY FOOT TO THE LEFT TO REMOVE IT FROM THE ACCELERATOR WHILE STILL KEEPING MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. EVEN SO, ONE TIME I JUST MISSED HITTING THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME WHILE "STOPPING". THS SEEMS TO ME TO BE A DANGEROUS DESIGN. WHEN THE ENGINE BEGINS REVVING FOR "NO APPARENT REASON" ONE TENDS TO PANIC AND STEPS HARDER ON THE BRAKE WHICH MAKES THE PROBLEM WORSE. I THINK THERE NEEDS
    TO BE A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM.

 
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