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 Post subject: Unintended Acceleration
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:32 pm 
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Two days ago, I took my 2016 Egolf to Oasis Senior Center. When I slowly drive the car into an open parking space, just about to shift the gear from B position to P position, the car suddenly accelerated over the center divider and hit the car parked in the other side. It was a frightened experience.


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Acceleration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:52 am 
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Was your foot on the brake when this occured?


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Acceleration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:54 am 
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Not to attack the poster, but it's very, very common for older drivers to mistake the accelerator pedal for the brake pedal.


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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Acceleration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:50 pm 
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The description sounds like the vehicle was still rolling as the gears were changed, is that correct or did I misunderstand, and the car accelerated from a stop?

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 Post subject: Re: Unintended Acceleration
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:33 pm 
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JCH wrote:
Two days ago, I took my 2016 Egolf to Oasis Senior Center. When I slowly drive the car into an open parking space, just about to shift the gear from B position to P position, the car suddenly accelerated over the center divider and hit the car parked in the other side. It was a frightened experience.


Don't move the shifter, ever towards Reverse or park, when rolling. Always come to a complete stop before shifting to R or P.

Operator error.

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