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Check this article out. This texas teen leads cops on a high speed chase after his pedal jams at 120mph on a busy freeway.

A teen driving a Hyundai Elantra was shocked when his accelerator pedal jammed and he was stuck driving 120 mph on a busy freeway.

He called authorities to tell them what was happening. He told an operator, “I’m stuck in my car, I can’t stop. Please just do anything.”

Elez Lushaj, 16, was weaving in and out of traffic for 113 miles until his car finally came to a stop after it lost control and flipped four times. Fortunately, Lushaj walked away with only minor injuries, but fire crews had to tear off the car’s roof to set him free.

The incident happened in December 2012, but details are just now being released.

The WFAA said Lushaj called 911 for help after he realized his pedal was jammed. A police car followed him, and operators attempted to find a solution by calling a Hyundai dealership.

Despite the number of people involved, no one could figure out how to stop his car.

Now, many are wondering how this could have happened, as Hyundai said the chances of a total system failure are “almost impossible.”

A spokesman said, “It is extremely unlikely there would be simultaneous and spontaneous failure of the braking, acceleration and transmission all at the same time.”

He said that they have attempted to get more information from the Lushaj family, but they have not contacted him.

“We have never heard from the driver, his family, nor their representative and have not had a chance to inspect the car in order to determine what went on here.”

He said they would like to inspect the car and try to figure out what happened.

“We would like to speak with the parties involved and take a look at the car. And we’d like to find out why this hadn’t come to our attention for almost three months.”

The National Traffic Safety Board said they might conduct an investigation.



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http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/22/hyundai-elantras-alleged-unintended-acceleration-sends-teen-po/?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl15|sec1_lnk1&pLid=275148
 

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Check this article out. This texas teen leads cops on a high speed chase after his pedal jams at 120mph on a busy freeway.
So far, it appears that the TV station that aired this report might have been taken in......or the Police or both.

Thus far, there have been NO follow-up reports to be found ANYWHERE.
That makes the whole thing look fishy.

Also suspect is the need for several independent systems to fail all at the same time: Ignition, transmission, engine(accelerator) and the brakes.

More likely that the driver was a moron OR that the whole thing was a setup.
 

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So far, it appears that the TV station that aired this report might have been taken in......or the Police or both.

Thus far, there have been NO follow-up reports to be found ANYWHERE.
That makes the whole thing look fishy.

Also suspect is the need for several independent systems to fail all at the same time: Ignition, transmission, engine(accelerator) and the brakes.

More likely that the driver was a moron OR that the whole thing was a setup.
thats exactly how i felt about it, there's always a way to shut down a vehicle and it seems like ever since Toyota's major unintended acceleration case, everyone has been using that excuse lol.

chance are this wont be the last we hear about a case like this
 

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Pretty sure that's the case E-Fan, or complete stupidity of the driver AND police. Even with the infamous Prius problem, there are ways to come to a safe stop. And the fact hyundai hasn't been approached yet kinda tells you something too.
 

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Can't just turn the ignition switch off??? Put it in neutral???
Yes that IS the point.

Even with the infamous Prius problem, there are ways to come to a safe stop.
The Prius is much closer to having something like this happen though, as the "ignition switch" really just sends a signal to the computer board.
I think it still has a mechanical linkage to the transmission but I'm not sure on that; it woudln't HAVE to.

Their ultimate "fix" is to equip the brake "circuits" to shut down the acceleration/engine......but that is computer controlled too.
 
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