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I have a 2006 Mustang GT with Automatic transmission. About a month ago I was in drive thru line, in drive, brake on, waiting for my turn to move forward...suddenly the engine began racing, I held the brake down hard which kept me from moving but the RPMS kept increasing and the tires began squealing, I put the car in Park (instinct) and now the engine is red-lining so I turned the ignition off. I then restarted and it ran ok.
It just happened 15 minutes ago, I was in my driveway, started the car, put it into reverse and with my foot on the brake I started to ease backwards when suddenly the enging begins to race! I again put it into park, now the engine beginning to red line as I then turn the ignition off! Restart and all is normal.
Both times I was not touching the gas pedal.
I've had the car since May 2006 and I'm calling the dealer service dept in the morning.
Oh, I checked the floor mat and it's nowhere near the gas pedal.
Anyone have this happen to them? Ideas as what is the cause?
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If this is at all widespread, this is one of those serious safety things that won't get TSB'd--it'll be a recall after something bad happens--or lots of somethings. Sort of like the master cylinder/cruise control malfunction that plagues Expeditions and F-150s but it took years of them burning to the ground (and sometimes taking the house and garage they were parked in with them) before a recall was issued.
I think we'd have heard more about it if it were epidemic, but still, I hope anyone who has experienced this reports it to Ford and/or a dealership, if not the NTSB as well so that it can be tracked.
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Yes, there have been several other posts about this problem. And no official TSB from Ford!
If this has happened to anyone here please, carefully drive to the dealer and let them know about how unacceptable this problem is! Don't wait for it to happen a second time. It might happen with your wife, girlfriend or child at the wheel and then how are you going to feel?
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