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There is currently a class action lawsuit in the works alleging that Ford vehicles "contain a "design defect" in the electronic control of the gas pedals, making them susceptible to sudden, unintended acceleration."
The problem is most likely in the programming. Ford should have included a "brake
over throttle" control strategy. What this means is if the brakes and the throttle are both applied, the brakes will override the throttle and cancel out the throttle command.
This can happen both from mechanical failures and driver error and brakes should always have priority.
Mechanical problems include stuck throttles, cruise control actuators malfunctioning, and interference with the throttle linkage (for example, floor mats that jam the gas pedal forward).
Driver error includes stepping on both the gas pedal and the brake pedal at the same time.
Ford has recently changed the programming so that brakes are first priority.
Did this happen to you? Where there any injuries or damage caused by it?
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