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I arrived at work and wanted to pull into my dedicated parking spot right in front of the building. A car was approaching from the front, so I had to wait for the car to pass. I turned my steering wheel to the left and suddenly without warning (without touching the gas pedal) the car shot forward, engine revving at full speed. I had only about 50 feet to the building, and managed to straighten out the wheels to not hit the building full on. The car hit the side of the building and although it came to a standstill against the building, the engine kept running at high revs. I forced the car out of gear, but the engine kept running at high revs. Eventually after stepping on the brake several times did the engine stop and return to normal idling revs. The car was damaged really badly as was the building. Fortunately I was able to miss a full-on hit to the building which has huge pillars holding up the whole front roof of the building. Had I not managed to straighten the wheels in the short distance from where I had stopped to turn, the whole roof of the building would have collapsed on the car. I have researched this issue and it seems there have been multiple incidences (I have a 9 page printout) of the same thing happening to others.