We’ve all been there – you’re struggling with some bizarre mechanical issue, frustrated and scratching your head as you unsuccessfully try everything in the book, when some fresh pair of eyes comes along and instantly identifies the issue as something ridiculously simple. It happens to the best of us, but as we can see from this new viral video featuring a GMC Sierra Denali, sometimes “ridiculously simple” doesn’t quite cover it.
The viral video is only a few seconds long, and recently hit social media showing a GMC Sierra Denali pickup delivered to a mechanic’s garage.
The video opens with mechanic climbing into driver’s seat of the GMC Sierra Denali, explaining that the truck was towed to the shop because the owner was unable to start it. The mechanic hits the start / stop button on the center console, and we hear the starter motor cycle endlessly, with the engine seemingly refusing to kick over.
After the mechanic hits the button again to stop the starter motor, they exit the driver’s seat and point the camera down into the foot well, revealing a brake pedal, but no throttle.
“Well, it looks like he did the invisible gas pedal mod,” the mechanic says.
We watch as the mechanic then grabs the rubber floor mat, lifting it up to reveal the throttle hidden underneath it. After slipping the floor mat back underneath the throttle, the mechanic then presses the mat down to secure it in place. Climbing back into the driver seat, the mechanic once again hits the start / stop button on the center console, and lo and behold, the engine starts like normal.
“It got towed here for that!” the mechanic exclaims.
While certainly embarrassing for the owner, the question now becomes what the mechanic will charge for fixing the issue. It’s also unclear exactly how the owner managed to cover up the throttle with the floor mat, but regardless, hopefully the owner will look a little closer next time.
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