what should one do if the
what should one do if the prius does that scarey accelerator thing? Shut the car off? emergency brake? neutral? Why don"t they tell us that? I am clueless!!!
Neutral is best.
Neutral is best. This disengages the motor from propelling the vehicle.
Then you should brake and pull off to the side of the road at the next safest spot. There you would have the ability to double check you vehicle for anything that may be affecting the accelerator.
You don't want to turn the car off while driving because this can lock up the steering wheel.
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Grab the shifter and hold it
Grab the shifter and hold it in neutral for a couple seconds. The other option is push the power button for several seconds until the car shuts off.
In the case of unprovoked
In the case of unprovoked acceleration, turning the power off on the vehicle would lock the steering whell. I would think the best option would be to move the gear to Nuetral, and not power off until you came to a stop. That makes sense, but I have not had the problem with my prius. ??
Obviously "Anonymous" above
Obviously "Anonymous" above is a spammer who has never driven a Prius. Only a crack addict on a caffeine overdose would consider a Prius to be "under powered" or lacking in acceleration.
Spoken as though no other
Spoken as though no other car has ever been recalled for a safety issue.