Last post on Jun 29, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#4 of 8 Stuck Gas Pedal
Oct 15, 2009 (10:38 am)
I owned a 2003 Subaru Outback. My gas pedal stuck which resulted in an accident that totaled my car. Is this a problem with Subaru cars or was this an isolated event?
#5 of 8 Re: Stuck Gas Pedal [danuta]
Oct 15, 2009 (10:43 am)
There is currently a discussion on the Toyota Camry, et all, with a recall and lots of publicity, but nothing on Subaru.
Did a floor mat get stuck on the pedal or something?
Toyota is having dealers zip-tie the mats to the seat frames.
#6 of 8 Re: Stuck Gas Pedal [danuta]
Oct 15, 2009 (1:22 pm)
That sort of thing is pretty isolated on any vehicle, but there are mechanical parts and they can get stuck.
Once, many years ago (probably 24), the accelerator pedal on my Dad's 1980 Subaru GL wagon became stuck. Luckily, there was space on the roadway to avoid the rest of the traffic until he was able to get it unstuck. I am not sure what he did to fix it after the fact (at the time, he frantically pulled up on the pedal with his hand until it finally let loose), but that was the only time we had a problem with it. The whole family was in the car, though. It was pretty crazy; I'll bet we were approaching if not over 100 mph, which was pretty darn fast in that thing.
#7 of 8 Re: Stuck Gas Pedal [danuta]
Jun 28, 2010 (11:53 am)
I also have a 2003 Subaru Outback and the gas pedal seemed to have gotten stuck a few days ago. I was driving slowly and turning into a parking space in the parking lot of a small shopping center. As I put on the brake, the car suddenly lurched forward, hit the curb and then jumped up onto a bank of dirt and hit a small tree, scraping off some bark but not otherwise damaging the tree. Total damage is $3000, but the car will survive and no one was hurt. My mechanic found nothing wrong and thinks that the floor mat may have jammed the pedal. (No more floor mats for me, just in case!) My insurance company may send someone out to check out the accelerator pedal.
#8 of 8 Re: Stuck Gas Pedal [cualtzin]
Jun 29, 2010 (9:30 am)
Let's be glad you're OK.
I believe there were 2 anchors for the mats from the factory, are those still in place? We had an 02 Legacy and I remember it having those.
I would not use floor mats that weren't anchored down.