Could it have been a mechanical failure when my Honda surged forward when I actually was slowing down to stop?

Asked by Jul 16, 2013 at 12:09 PM about the 2006 Honda Odyssey

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently was pulling into a parking spot when all of sudden I found myself speeding forward instead.  I thought perhaps I had hit the wrong pedal but this just seems so unlikely - I have been driving for many years and never so much as had a traffic stop.

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There are a few threads on various Honda forums about sticky gas petals, but no incidents of a throttle sticking open and car surging...only what they call "sticky and have to push a little harder" and there are no recalls. Not saying impossible for it to have stuck open and your car accelerate by mechanical failure, but accidentally pressing the gas with the side of your foot when pushing brake could happen to any of us.

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