we had sudden acceleration & couldnt stop it , no matter what we did, ran into busy intersection, got tboned on both sides, God was with us or we would be dead, we should have been hit by several cars

Asked by May 22, 2016 at 10:40 AM about the 2007 Kia Sedona

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2007 KIA Sedonna sudden acceleration at least 60 mph in 35 with accident, couldn't stop, I understand KIA keeps denying anything wrong, had horrible accident, 3 cars totaled, we were just bruised, God was with us

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That's drive by wire for you. any little thing that gets out of whack just messes it up, and if you have an intermittent fault it can be hard to trace. Your is new enough that there should be a black box recording of the settings at the time of the accident. I have only been in one car that had uncontrolled acceleration and just turning the key back one notch kills power to the engine but won't lock the steering and you can coast to the side of the road, it will turn hard and the brakes will also be hard but you can still stop with a little more pedal effort. I hope they get this tracked down for you, you should also report this to the NTSB so they also have a record.

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There is a BIG hidden secret in the auto industry...it's called ELECTRONIC sudden unintended acceleration! I know...you thought that was just about FLOOR MATS and sticky pedals, or "driver error," right? That's certainly what TOYOTA would like you to continue to believe, BUT DON'T! These ultra-complex new engines are completely computer driven. Software is needed to control the throttle system. You THINK you are giving gas when you press the accelerator, but you are only SUGGESTING this to the computer. In electronic SUA cases, the throttle software may be glitch-prone and NOT do as you wish. What happens then? Well, the glitch may (and has for countless SUA victims) result in an OPEN THROTTLE situation. The brakes become INEFFECTIVE in these situations and crashes into storefronts, buildings, and homes have resulted. What does the automaker say? They hook the vehicles up to the computer and declare NOTHING WRONG! They cite the EDR which has erroneous data and say YOU were NOT braking. They point the finger at you based on AGE, GENDER, MEDICAL history, prescription meds, etc. YOU name it, they've TRIED it! Get the picture? And you THOUGHT the GM issue was big? Think again! This cover-up of ELECTRONIC SUA is scandalous and very well-orchestrated. Why even a WHISTLEBLOWER has been legally harassed by Toyota as it does NOT want her Toyota internal docs posted online anymore. The automaker wants to intimidate and SILENCE her. It doesn't want the PUBLIC involved, for goodness sake! Charlene McCarthy Blake

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