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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, that's fine if you want a visit by your pistons.
    The old solution to stuck accelerator problems was simple...turn the key off.

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    Try it sometime. Most cars steering wheel locks when the key is turned off.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    This entire auto safety issue is more manufactured, hyped crisis. The Feds are out of control.

    I still need to write a letter to Mr. Toyota to apologize for what baffoons our elected leaders are.

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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Try it sometime. Most cars steering wheel locks when the key is turned off.
    You can pop it back up to accesory to unloock it though without having to restart the car.

    The problem with turning the car off entirely is that the power steering goes out, which is why you want to use Neutral first, and turn it off as a last resort.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, that's fine if you want a visit by your pistons.

    The old solution to stuck accelerator problems was simple...turn the key off.
    That is a great idea, so that way when your gas pedal is stuck, you are racing down the highway at 100 plus MPH, you can just turn off the ignition and as a result lock the steering column.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You can pop it back up to accesory to unloock it though without having to restart the car.
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    Many cars including mine the acc is past off. Not like the old cars.
    My truck locks the steering wheel in off and also in acc.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Many cars including mine the acc is past off. Not like the old cars.
    My truck locks the steering wheel in off and also in acc.
    I did not know that. All the cars I've ever owned could get the steering wheels unlocked without the car being started.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Most likely if you threw it in neutral the cars electronics would kill the engine before you blew the motor. I would rather throw a rod than wrap the car around a tree.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I did not know that. All the cars I've ever owned could get the steering wheels unlocked without the car being started.
    You can turn it off and then back on, but it might start back up from the inertia off the tranny.
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    You can turn it off and then back on, but it might start back up from the inertia off the tranny.
    Either way, we all pretty much agree turning off the car should be the last resort if neutral doesn't work. (except scarecrow)
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    Re: Feds consider brake override on new cars

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Most likely if you threw it in neutral the cars electronics would kill the engine before you blew the motor. I would rather throw a rod than wrap the car around a tree.
    That's true, throwing a rod could kill you if it goes through the firewall, but that is very rare, however hitting a tree at 100+ will kill you. I'll take my chances with a blown motor.
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