Another case of unintended acceleration has been reported, but this time the culprit is not a Toyota. Marlene Taylor of Kentucky was driving her 2008 Chevrolet Equinox on I-80, set the cruise control, and was hoping to stay at a constant speed. Instead, Taylor’s Equinox reportedly accelerated without her intention and reached 90 mph. She contacted OnStar and was told to put the transmission in neutral, use the emergency brake, and use her foot to lift up the accelerator pedal. From Taylor’s account of the event, none of those ideas worked. Twenty minutes later, Kentucky State Police caught up to Taylor’s Equinox and stopped the vehicle by getting in front it, consequently slowing it down.
Taylor has hired Attorney William McNurry to possibly represent her in a lawsuit. According to McNurry,
“We simply want the manufacturer to investigate thoroughly. We want their cooperation so that we can all as a society to get to the root of what could be a very, very, dangerous problem…”
So far, Taylor’s Equinox is the only reported case of unintended acceleration in a Chevrolet model. GM has yet to comment on the case.[Source: WLKY]