Last post on Oct 06, 2010 at 3:43 PM
You are in the Honda CR-V
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Honda CR-V, SUV
#23 of 26 Re: Is the Honda CRV your vehicle of choice? [motoguy128]
Nov 12, 2009 (12:34 pm)
All of that complexity could be avoided if people drove manuals. There is no safety interlock or any computerized gadgest in a manual. It is the DRIVER who is in control at all times!!!
#24 of 26 Re: Is the Honda CRV your vehicle of choice? [motoguy128]
Apr 16, 2010 (3:49 pm)
I would have to disagree with this. Putting the car in neutral while it is accelerating could cost you a $5000 engine, to say nothing of finding the gear, avoiding reverse and locking up the wheels, taking your eyes off the road, etc. etc. There are indeed vehicles with computer systems that detect braking and shut down acceleration, they are "drive by wire" or electronic throttle controls, and we all know how well that is working out on the Toyota (and other models too that have not come to light quite yet). There have been systems with mechanical spring loaded throttles that can be overridden by the computer, but that is just more mechanical linkage to stick or fail. The quickest way, under panic conditions without weighing all of your options and consequences, is to turn the key off, pull all the offending power, and just nurse it safely over to the side of the road. That works on every car, with no special thought required. I have one in my shop right now, that fought the acceleration for 2 miles, ran 2 lights, called 911, and got it stopped by turning off the key right before a major intersection. Better to react quickly and be safe, than to overthink it and hit someone.
#25 of 26 Re: Is the Honda CRV your vehicle of choice? [lambo2]
Jun 08, 2010 (6:13 am)
Engines have rev limters that cut hte igniton and fuel at redline. You will not damage the engine.
There is no risk of going into reverse. On ALL automatic, you can shift form drive to neutral without pushing in the button on the shifter. When you sitting at idle for a period of time for example, it good for the transmission to shift into neutral. It also saves fuel.
If you turn off the engine, you lose power steering. Below about 50mph, the car will get very difficult ot manuever. below 20mph, you better be in good shape. Modern supension geometry is designed to make the car stable at speed. The result of this is very heavy steering. This combined with wide tires and quick steering ratios.
ALL of the automotive experts recommend shifting to neutral and deliberately applying the brakes WITHOUT pumping them... then only turning off the ignition when the car has comes to a stop.
But again, you only get 1 good stop, and you much stop hard and deliberately. If you stop slowly you will heat up hte brakes faster and soon find the brake sare completely faded. You probably only have about 10 seconds wort of braking before they are overheated. The hardest part is the last 20mph where the engine has the most leverage.
The key is not to panic, but I'd venture ot guess that about 2/3rds of the adult population will panic is that situation, and 1/3 would not. You won't know until it happens how you will react.
#26 of 26 Re: Is the Honda CRV your vehicle of choice? [lambo2]
Oct 06, 2010 (3:43 pm)
" The quickest way, under panic conditions without weighing all of your options and consequences, is to turn the key off, pull all the offending power, and just nurse it safely over to the side of the road. That works on every car, with no special thought required."
Except the Lexus in question, which had no keys.