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Re: What's the scariest car failure you've had while driving?
Lesson learned; screw down floor mats when fitting.
Ford actually issued a recall on Explorers (one of many), for this - what would happen is that the heavy-duty mat would ride up the floor-hinged accelerator & sit unnoticed behind the brake pedal - then as you start to brake - car accelerates - brake harder...you get the idea.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater