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Sunday, March 21

How To Stop Your Car If Gas Pedal Stuck

I read on the newspaper about car gas pedal stuck and something bad nearly happen. It must be scary if something like that happen. So what should we do in case of such emergency? (not like we're wishing for it to happen but who knows right?)


According to Omar Panjshiri(CNN,2010), a certified Toyota technician at the Chantilly Repair Center in Chantilly, Virginia , he stated three simple ways to save yourself (and your car, if you succeed)

• Shift the transmission to neutral(N)

• Turn off the ignition switch(just turn off the engine)

• Apply the brakes and pull over (brake and try to pull over)

With the engine cut off, "you will lose some power steering assist, but you will still be able to steer the vehicle to a safe stopping position."

For some 2009 and 2010 vehicles that have buttons for ignition instead of traditional keys, push the button and hold for more than three seconds to turn off the engine. The rest of the steps are the same as above.


I was never in the situation as above and hopefully never will.


syuhada said...

that would be really scary if it does happen. doa jangan terjadi pada kita... and a good point to take note too.. thanks! :)

Prinzcy Syida said...

tu la. ngeri bila baca berita tu. jgn la jd kt kita. amin.