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fredm54 11-12-2006 11:57 PM

HELP! Sudden Acceleration !!!
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?


jerseystang07 11-13-2006 12:14 AM

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That happened to me with my manual. Had it since August 2006 and it happened about 3 times in 1 week back in early October. It hasn't happened since.

saltzy 11-13-2006 12:40 AM

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Wow. Just... WOW.

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.

TPony 11-13-2006 01:17 AM

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Dude, you need to take it in and have the dealer check it are dealing with a very dangerous situation where someone could get hurt. Thanks for the post.

WhiteStallion06 11-13-2006 01:20 AM

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Mustangs have a life of their own i knew it!! nah but seriously you need to get that checked out one slip and ull be in a ditch or up someones @ss and that wont be good ....

Racefiend 11-13-2006 01:44 AM

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Aaah, the joys of letting a comuter control your throttle body. Reminds me of the movie Maximum Overdrive.

Ford_Dude 11-13-2006 02:07 AM

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Oh no watch out if 18 wheelers get Drive-by-Wire
Maybe a virus

chp2150 11-13-2006 03:28 AM

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Great!! Looks like Bill Gates wrote this software code too!!! [sm=headbang.gif]

petepete 11-13-2006 03:33 AM

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problem your probably gonna have with the dealer is not being able to recreate the problem. Anyways good luck

Orion_240 11-13-2006 03:38 AM

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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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