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Out of the Blue

There was a commotion outside in the wee hours of the morning, which turned out to be a bunch of fire engines, one of which settled right in front of our house, since we are guardians of a fire hydrant. We haven't found out what happened yet, but it must have been pretty routine, as they didn't hang around too long, and it's obvious nobody's house burned down. The weird thing is that someone hit a siren as they drove off, which seemed like an odd way to depart the scene of such a call, especially at 2:00 am, but if I had a siren like that I'd be using it whenever I could too.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2012, 12:00 nin
 
jimnms wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 11:56:
nin wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 10:58:
stuck accelerator


But her Sorrento features a push button start, and she said there was no key off option.

So, how does she turn it off normally????? I saw a similar video yesterday and the comment was she couldn't shift to neutral, either. I find that neither of those options being available more than a little hard to believe...

I said the same thing when there were reports of Toyota Priuses having runaway accelerator issues, but once I saw a Prius first hand, I now see how. The Prius has no physical link to the accelerator, brake or transmission. They're just connected to sensors that tell the computer what you want it to do. I've never seen a Sorrento, but it's possible that it's all electronic too.


Based on the link, the update says Kia was able to duplicate the issue...I guess my line of thinking is: if there's not some way to manually shut off a moving vehicle from inside, or at least take it out of gear, there should be. She could have been killed, or she could have lost control and plowed into a van carrying any number of other people (like that one a year or so ago where the woman hit the van that had like 6 kids inside).

 
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