Ah NUTZ!! I wish I would have know that earlier, I always bought Frontiers because they RUN not for safety. Now I buy Frontiers for SAFETY instead.
You forgot one..... ON THE PHONE. :fantastic:Nice to know that we have "smart pedals", and that Nissan has some smart engineers.
The people that died probably either didn't have time to react, or panicked and didn't think clearly because they were scared. The vehicle's brakes obviously couldn't keep up with both loads at the same time.
I think that many people aren't aware of the fact that you can shift an AT into neutral while moving, without damaging anything. Even a MT can be pulled into neutral while accellerating. They could've also turned the ignition off. I guess none of that matters when you are terrified, panicked, and are rushing towards an intersection at 120mph, futilely mashing on the brakes...
Yes, its good to know the Nissans have the "smart" peddles so we won't have difficulty stopping should the gas pedal get stuck in the "'open throttle" position. I have a '96 Toyota Rav and my gas pedal sticks in the closed position quite often. Its annoying but not dangerous as it happens when I am stopped and trying to accelerate. Its unfortunate the Toyota has waited so long to do this recall. I heard somewhere they had complaints on this going back quite a few years.Well as I was sitting at breakfast this morning, waiting on my food, I picked up a copy of USA Today and saw their article concerning the massive Toyota recall. Now we all know the reasons for the recall, the sticky gas pedal. Well, I didn't know this, (and I am sure that I should have found out without reading this article, maybe a search of the site here would have given me this knowledge years ago) but Nissan is one of a few companies that has been installing "smart pedals" on their vehicles for years. This explains why I couldn't ever power brake my truck.
Anyway, here is a link to the article if anyone is interested.
'Smart pedals' could stop crashes like those behind recall - USATODAY.com
Oh and :itsfriday:!!!
Wouldn't it be a cruel joke if the real reason for most unintended acceleration claims were "people on cell phones" and the first thing they tell the guy they hit was: "I don't know what happened the car just started accelerating all on its own."You forgot one..... ON THE PHONE. :fantastic: