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Accelerator Sticking?

 
07DONSTANG
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Posted: 05/29/11 07:09 PM

2007 my mustang gt also sticks while driving, Is ford fixing this issue? mine has stuck wide open on me a few times.Im glad I have a manuel trans,I just pressed the cluch.  

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StangFreak33
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Posted: 06/23/11 10:53 AM

The accelerator on my '09 GT got stuck yesterday in traffic.  Braking didn't stop it and pressing the clutch caused it to redline.  I unsuccessfully tried to pull it into neutral.  It got up to 80 mph while approaching the rear of another car.  I finally had to switch the car off to stop it.  I immediately had it towed to the Ford dealership.  They blamed it on the floor mat.  I am confident that the floor mat was NOT under the gas pedal.  I have a heavy rubber one on top of the regular floor mat and it was hooked in the floorboard to keep it in place. I often check my floor mats to prevent something like this from happening and to ensure that my carpet stays clean.  I have driven GT mustangs all my life and this has never happened to me before. I was terrified that I was going to kill myself or someone else. I bought this particular car brand new in 2008 and it now has 56,000 miles on it.  Based on the other posts here, it is apparent that there is a problem that Ford is reluctant to acknowledge.  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 06/23/11 04:19 PM

please....  people with this sticking accelerator problem..

please follow the above posts i made.... fill out the form at the office of defect investigation....


calling ford is a great idea.... but its like complaining to the casino owner that their slot machines are not paying out more than you put in....


the Office of defect investigation is the branch of the federal government who CAN and will issue a recall....

buy you have to fill out a form.... start the paperwork.....

or... become an rather large flightless bird..... sticking head in sand to hide from problems..


i personally would also like to know.. if any of you have added items to the factory stereo system.. like an Ipod adaptor that plugs into the back of the stereo where the factory harness plugs in...  

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ShelbyGT2007
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Posted: 08/11/11 12:12 PM

Would like to know if there is a class action lawsuit in progress as there was with Toyota? If so who do I get in touch with relating to it?  

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rm57l04
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Posted: 03/29/12 06:39 AM

Yesterday 3/28/12 the throttle stuck wide open on my way to work at about 7:20 AM. I stepped on the brake and the car would not stop , but the harder I pressed down I did manage to slow it down so I could control it. I put the Automatic shifter in neutral and the engine revs increased dramatically so I put it back into drive so the engine wouldn't blow. I was back on a wild ride once again. I finally tried taking my foot off the brake and punching the gas pedal several times until it finally kicked down the engine revs. The problem IS NOT the floor mat. When I drove the car home it was ok. I put it in the back of my driveway.   Before I shut the car off at home I pushed down on the accelerator pedal and it started to rev once again. This time I just shut the car off using the ignition key since it was in Park. When I started it again the motor started racing again until I shut it off. I then punched down on the gas pedal when the car was off and restarted it and it was running fine. I did this a few times to prove to my wife that it happened. She will not drive the car now. I'll take it to a Ford dealer to see what they say. I have a 2007 Mustang GT Premium , automatic , with less than 7,300 miles on it. I bought it off a Mazda dealer in June of 2011 in Lowell Mass. I'm the second owner. I am using my 2004 Dodge Ram today.  

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waynep7122
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Posted: 03/29/12 11:32 AM

if the THROTTLE sticks..  SHOVE IT INTO NEUTRAL.. the built in REV limiter will prevent the engine from blowing up...  the REV limiter cuts the ignition and shuts off the fuel injectors..

you can also turn the key back ONE position..    this will shut the engine off.. without locking the steering wheel... there are interlocks to prevent the key from turning all the way to the LOCKED wheel position if the transmission is in any position other than park...


PRACTICE THIS ..  





personally.. i would do a carfax on your car..  there have been bandits rolling back odometers and selling the cars to dealers as low milage gems..  they actually caught the guy on camera here in los angeles..  

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Minimarr
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Posted: 04/01/12 04:38 PM

Did any of you guys happen to have it in cruise control? My 07 convertible five speed did it to me today! Four lanes heavy traffic, Have to throw it into neutral and took forever to stop, engine also made a horrible grinding sound AND my passengers air bag turned off as well. I'm driving across country and i have no idea if it's safe to drive  

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Minimarr
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Posted: 04/01/12 04:44 PM

My car does have a radio with an ipod plug in it. The person who told it to me had already sold it to me so i'm not sure how it's installed but I feel certain that it's installed that way...  

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CincinnatiJake28
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Posted: 05/03/12 03:56 PM

Have a 2008 Mustang Convertable.
Driving home today the pedal got stuck when trying to pass someone at a light.
Have an automatic.
Almost crashed.  

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carrieray
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Posted: 05/14/12 06:32 PM

we bought our 19 year old daughter a 08 mustang, she ran it into a pole, we did not believe her when she said the pedal stuck, then my husband drove it and it stuck,he almost wrecked it. So our insurance canceled our daughter because of the wreck and our insurance  had to pay about 15,000.00 in damages. FORD should be responsible.  

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waynep71222
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Posted: 05/14/12 10:04 PM

please..  fill out the forms at office of defect investigation...


i linked it above...

this is the only way to get it fixed for everybody...

i have not heard of toyotas running away since i called them... the told a reporter that the driver had depressed the gas pedal and the brake pedal multiple times... so it was driver error..

but what they did not say.. was what was the ENGINE RPM..   what was the throttle valve position sensor voltage...  did it respond to the pedal position sensor voltage????

did the car slow down when the brakes applied..

not a word since...  hmm....

call a the office of defect investigation.. i already talked to them.. they are awaiting your call..

call your local TV station...

call your state insurance commisioners office..  

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Fredrik
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Posted: 09/11/12 10:17 AM

Happened again to me today. 06 GT.   Pedal was not stuck under the mat. I was able to stop and check this. I could get my foot under the pedal but I was not able to force it back up to the normal position - it seemed to be locked!

I pushed the car to the side of the road, but by then the pedal had returned to its normal position so I couldn't investigate further.   The pedal seems to move freely, no odd 'grinding' sounds or non-smooth movement.

Can someone who understands how the fly-by-wire works, explain if the throttle-body valves get stuck in a postion, would this cause the pedal to also stick in the corresponding position? If not, then the pedal assembly must be at fault.

I have noticed that it only seems to happen when you push the pedal hard, (I was downshifting), driving gently seems to be OK.   That may indicate the pedal needs to move down to a position where its not as frequently used.

/F  

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waynep71222
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Posted: 09/11/12 05:51 PM

if your GAS pedal is sticking DOWN... then REPLACE the whole assembly.... it takes about 20 minutes...

drive by wire is a REMOTE control type of system... there is NO MECHANICAL linkage between the gas pedal and the engine or throttle body...

if you pedal is stuck DOWN... there is nothing but its built in return spring holding it..  so you need to REPLACE THE PEDAL assembly...

i think there are aftermarket pedal assemblies from dorman products now..   i looked at the ford site.. seems there are several slight variations depending on which motor you have...

this is what the pedal assembly looks like

3 nuts and a single 3 wire plug to disconnect...

toyota actually had their trained techs open these units and slightly modify them and add a piece to them to avoid them sticking...

2006Fordacceleratorpedalassy  

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Fredrik
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Posted: 09/12/12 02:54 AM

Thanks for the information.  I will replace the pedal assembly to be safe.  Do you know if it is also necessary to calibrate the pedal. I did see elsewhere on the forum someone proposing a "6 second depress and release procedure" which sounds like a calibration procedure.

Appreciate the help.

/Fredrik  

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waynep71222
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Posted: 09/12/12 09:28 AM

yes... pedal position learning... is required..

please. SAVE YOUR old pedal and the RECEIPT .. you might want to make a scan of the receipt or take a photograph so it does not fade over time...  you might eventually get some money back..

it would be interesting to get down to the pedal with the engine off... and examine how it responds to motion...  see if you can figure out what's sticking..

i think the pedal learn was posted above... if you need it... you can google it .. or post and i will attempt to look it up... google is quicker.. .

a friend worked at a ford dealer here in so cal.. a mazda was in for a weird throttle activation..

when the car was started... the engine would go from idle to the rev limiter and back to idle again and again..  there were about 25 techs from around the shop looking at this car when mazda was called.. the M tech on the phone denied that any of their cars had that issue..  the ford tech held the phone up.. and you could hear the M going up and down .. and then all 25 techs screamed .. yes.. its doing it... funny.. there was a flat bed there within 30 minutes to take that car away.. seemed they were very interested in that one..


i don't know if i posted this above...  but when the prius owner with the corvette club jacket had the run away down in san diego...  the los angeles reporter for KNBC made a statement that the black box showed multiple applications of the brake and the throttle ... i got on the phone... called that dealer service department. as the prius techs were there from toyota..

i ask what the black box said about RPMs during the run away.. and the percentage of load...

even the throttle angle of the throttle blade... did it close to match the gas pedal...  they could not answer.. but that was the last run away prius i have heard of..

teaching family members how to turn off the key without locking the steering wheel is a good thing to *** there is a position on every key operated car for that.. between locked and run..



teaching family members how to push the gear shifter into NEUTRAL while rolling is a good thing also...  even going straight into park will work.. it will just be very NOISY until the parking prawl locks in..  neutral works fine...  

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