9.7

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
700 miles

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problem #1

Nov 192019

1500 8-cyl

  • 700 miles
Vehicle has adjustable height gas pedal and factory floor mats properly installed. After near-miss accident I found the gas pedal stuck down on a vertical rib of the floor mat. Pictures attached. When pedal height is adjusted full up or full down it can not reach floor mat. When adjusted mid range though, the pedal can reach the floor mat and stick to the top of the far right hand rib. I was pulling away from a 4-way stop going straight when the 395hp vehicle maintained violent acceleration. Pressing the brake I believe stopped the violent acceleration or decreased it significantly. I needed to touch the pedal again to get to a safe place and again just touching it caused violent acceleration. Regained control of the vehicle and pulled over and found the pedal stuck to the top of the rib. Was a few blocks from where I purchased the vehicle a few days before. Their resolution was to confiscate my floor mat and for me to go to a parts store to buy a new one for my $45,000 vehicle. See also ODI 11288197. Consumer stated have a lot of controls background and immediately assumed the braking cut back on the power and was very sure when it took off again. Consumer acrossed the intersection and had enough speed to make it to a safe place to pull over. Pulling up the pedal was not a viable option. Consumer forgot to determine if the engine button shuts off the engine immediately at speed.

- Pahrump, NV, USA