Last post on Aug 14, 2009 at 12:47 PM
You are in the Infiniti G35
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#1 of 7 My car just took-off
Aug 20, 2008 (11:20 am)
I was backing out of a blind parking space and hit a car I didn't see. Naturally I braked. Before getting out to see the damage I shifted into drive to go forward in order to see the damage to my bumper and his car. By shifting into drive the car just took-off down an access lane at incredible speed and I ended up plowing into a steel fence that "caught" me and saved me from falling down a 20 foot or more drop straight down to either death or serious injury. The spectacle of the car hanging over this wall made the front page of our local newspaper. I was rescued. My question is has this occurred to other people while shifting from one position to another (my car is an automatic G35 2004). I am afraid to drive this car now. It is being repaired at great cost.
#2 of 7 Re: My car just took-off [poetry]
Aug 30, 2008 (3:10 pm)
Wow... glad you're okay!
No, I have NEVER heard of this before.
Are you 100% sure your foot wasn't on the accel pedal???
#3 of 7 Re: My car just took-off [scottm123]
Aug 30, 2008 (3:32 pm)
"Wow... glad you're okay!"
Yeah, exactly. Where have you been for the last 3 months or so? Hope your G is still holding up its end.
#4 of 7 Re: my car just took-off
Sep 07, 2008 (10:05 am)
There are no absolutes in life--anything is possible including a demonic spirit taking over my body and making me hit the accelerator instead of the brake. Or maybe an unconscious wish to kill myself--the unconscious overruling the conscious mind--that sort of thing (see recent issue of Discover Mag). I guess I'll never know. I have the car back but since I'm poetry and not a mechanic I can't really judge whether the motor is running as it should. I know the changed muffler sounds terrible so I'm taking the car back tomorrow. It was not repaired by an infinity dealer since I live so far away from one would that have made a difference?
#6 of 7 Infinity G35 Just Took Off
Sep 10, 2008 (7:08 am)
I want to thank Njjuliano for alerting me to the posts under "sudden acceleration" I feel somewhat redeemed by the posts I read there. I also send the link to my insurance company. If I knew how to do it I would attach a picture of my car, half way over a wall, and a drop that surely would have killed me if my guardian angel hadn't stopped it so you all can see what I've been through psychologically.
When I'm told that I had my foot on the accelerator I cringe. Why would I have panicked when the contact I had with the other car was hardly noticeable? I'm going to pursue this further on the other forum and here if there are more responses.
#7 of 7 Yeah same thing happened to Audi years ago
Aug 14, 2009 (12:47 pm)
When people inadvertantly slammed the gas pedal instead of the brake. The brakes on any car are a direct, mechanical connection and produce exponentially more braking force than the engine can ever produce in acceleration.
Just say oops and don't try to blame the car.