an angel Posted November 29, 2010 Share Posted November 29, 2010 I was driving up a hill, and since a stoplight was approaching and I was going a little too fast, I tried to slow down. But I noticed that as soon as I took my foot off the accelerator, I was still increasing in speed, and pressing on the brakes wasn't slowing it down much. My accelerator was stuck. I didn't know what to do; I didn't have my cell phone with me so I couldn't call 911 or whoever it is you're supposed to call when your accelerator sticks. I held down on the brakes, tried putting my car in park, and when that didn't work, I tried using the emergency brakes, which did absolutely nothing. I began to panic a bit. As I was getting closer and closer to the stoplight, I decided to pull into a gas station at the top of the hill at the last second. Since it had started slowing down a bit after having gone uphill with my foot on the brakes, I thought I might be able to stop it completely if I put it into park after pulling in, and could go inside to get help or something. But when I pulled in, the car wasn't slowing down sufficiently and I had to think of something quickly before I ran into the fence on the other side. I tried putting my car in park once again, with my foot still on the brakes, and it made that loud "VROOOM" sound that you hear whenever you try to accelerate while in park. After maybe 10 seconds of this, the VROOOMING finally stopped and my car stopped moving, the accelerator now unstuck. Then I left and continued driving home, shaken, trying my best not to step on the accelerator too hard because I didn't want it to stick again. When I got home and told my dad what had happened, my brother said that the same thing happened to both my uncle and my grandma a few weeks ago when he was with them, with the same car (this was my uncle's car, he just gave it to me recently). I wish I had known it had this problem, fuck, I was so afraid that I was going to get in a wreck and die. :disappointed: I dunno if I want to drive that car anymore. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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