How to stop uncontrolled acceleration - Toyota

Posted on Mar 09, 2010

Consumer Reports has released a number of articles describing the recalls of Toyota vehicles due to a sticking accelerator. A number of reports have been in the news lately of accidents caused by uncontrolled acceleration in Toyota and Lexus models.

It is important for every driver to know how to stop a vehicle if it begins accelerating uncontrollably and you are unable to depress the accelerator. This video outlines the process step by step:

If your vehicle begins to accelerate uncontrollably, you should immediately shift your car into neutral. Do not pump the brakes. Steer your car to the side of the road, or another safe location and then use the brakes to bring your car to a complete stop. With the transmission still in neutral, turn the engine off. Then, place the car in park.