Stuck Pedal Leads To 135mph BMW Nightmare

BMW’s probably feeling pretty conflicted about this story about a British man who crashed his Beamer.

On one hand, it doesn’t speak very well for high German craftsmanship when one of your customers finds his accelerator pedal jammed and smashes into a roundabout at 135mph.

On the other hand, it speaks extremely well for high German craftsmanship that said podge-eyed, brown-toothed Brit walked away from a 135mph collision with a solid object completely uninjured.

At least the driver can be thankful he wasn’t trebucheted.

Link: The accelerator has jammed, the brakes have burned out and I’m trapped in my BMW doing 130mph

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  1. Harlan says:

    That’s pretty scary. I once had a Toyota with after-market cruise control go bad. The cable that controls the cruise got stuck, so it was a similar sort of problem. Fortunately, I was able to depress the clutch and downshift… (Note that the driver tried to shift into neutral, but couldn’t. That must mean he was driving an automatic transmission! In Germany, in a BMW?)

  2. Paul D says:

    That must mean he was driving an automatic transmission! In Germany, in a BMW?

    Blasphemy!

  3. adamondi says:

    So what exactly stopped the guy from switching his ignition off, but keeping the key in the ACC position? Sure, you lose your power assist brakes, but at least you can muscle the unassisted brakes and stop the car before you hit concrete objects at 135 mph.

  4. AcidReign says:

    …..Or shift into reverse. Should blow the transmission out rather nicely! I did that to my mother’s car once when I was five years old!