HOW TO STOP A VEHICLE WITH A STUCK THROTTLE
With all of the recent news coverage on runaway vehicles, we thought it would be appropriate to provide guidance on how to stop a vehicle with a stuck throttle. Especially since many drivers are unaware of this simple procedure.
Here is the procedure as outlined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a February 10, 2010 Consumer Advisory titled "NHTSA's Advice to Toyota Customers."
- Brake firmly and steadily -- do not pump the brake pedal.
- Shift the transmission into neutral.
- Steer to a safe location.
- Shut the engine off.
- Call your dealer or repair shop to pick up the vehicle. Do not drive it.
We hope this information is helpful to you and your families. Drive safely.
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