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Lexus RX 350 Unintended Acceleration
I even had this happen to me on two occasions. About 8-10 years ago in a new Mazda Miata test drive the dealer's thick cardboard protective mat got trapped between the gas pedal and the brake pedal. The second time was last year in a Mazda minivan on vacation on Maui. The OEM carpet wasn't secured.
So, is it time to add yet a second unintended acceleration FAILSAFE along with the need to firmly apply the brake in order to shift out of park..??
Now that many new cars have DBW, E-throttle, why not disable the throttle altogether, drive it closed, any time the brake pedal is depressed..?? Or even with DBW just use the EFI system to starve the engine of fuel in the same way my RX "dethrottles" the engine upon TC activation.
The left foot brakers would not like it initially but they would adjust and then get the benefits of improved FE and longer brake component life.