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Rx300 Unintended Sudden Acceleration

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RX300 Unintended Sudden Acceleration & Brakes not working

I experienced a frightening incident in my Lexus RX300 that I thought I have a duty to share with you.

On Friday 11 June 2010 at approximately 1:30pm, after overtaking a car in the crawler lane of the A511 in Leicestershire, I noticed that there was sudden acceleration after having eased my foot off the accelerator. I immediately went for the brakes and to my horror the brake pedal would not move at all as if I was pressing against a brick wall. In the meantime the car was continuing to accelerate to speeds beyond 100mph.

After a couple of seconds of total panic I somehow managed to deal with the situation by putting the car into neutral and turning the ignition key, I then managed to stop the car after a few hundred meters. The road Gods were smiling on me that day as fortunately there was no vehicle in front of me and the road conditions were perfect.

An AA mechanic attended the scene and recorded an error on his ET50 gadget as P2134 and told me this is an engine management error related to the throttle.

My car is currently being held by the local dealer who after an initial examination tell me they cannot find anything wrong but the car is not safe to drive and they have been instructed by Lexus UK not to release the car until it has been inspected by them. Lexus UK advise me that they only have one inspector to cover the UK and it would take 6 weeks before my car would be inspected and at this stage they are treating the incident merely as an allegation. In the meantime they have provided me with a small rental car.

All the best

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