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What to Do During a Sudden-Acceleration Incident

February 03, 2010

Regardless of the cause, if a driver experiences unintended acceleration in a vehicle, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration advises taking the following steps:

  • Brake firmly and steadily -- do not pump the brake pedal
  • Shift the transmission into Neutral (for vehicles with automatic transmissions and the sport option, familiarize yourself with where Neutral is -- the diagram may be misleading)
  • Steer to a safe location
  • Shut the engine off (for vehicles with keyless ignition, familiarize yourself with how to turn the vehicle off when it is moving -- this may be a different action than turning the vehicle off when it is stationary). 
  • Call your dealer or repair shop to pick up the vehicle. Do not drive it.

 

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