If you stay up-to-date on current issues, you may have heard about huge recalls of a certain Japanese auto brand's vehicles due to the threat of unintended acceleration. South Korean automaker Hyundai wishes to assure its new vehicle drivers that this issue will never affect them. After all, all new Hyundai boast a brake override system to control this potential problem.
So, what exactly is unintended acceleration? Broadly defined, it's the unexpected, unintended, and uncontrolled acceleration of a vehicle from a stationary position, at cruising speed, or at low initial speed, which is often paired with an apparent loss of braking effectiveness. Some possible factors that cause unintended braking include: unresponsive pedals, pedal misapplications, stuck throttles, and cruise control or electronic throttle control failure. Driver mistakes can also cause unintended acceleration.
Though unintended acceleration is a very rare problem, it can be very dangerous when it occurs. That's why Hyundai is taking important steps to reduce the likelihood of this problem. Two years ago, the automaker made a brake override system standard on half of its model lineup, and now the company is taking things a step further by equipping all new Hyundai vehicles (starting this month) with this technology. With this system in place, if sensors recognize that the brake and gas pedals are pressed at the same time, only braking is initiated and the car will safely slow down.
Are you looking for some of the safest cars on the market? Choose Hyundai, a company that's dedicated to keeping its drivers free from harm. To find new and used Hyundai models in the Santa Rosa area, stop by Manly Hyundai, conveniently located at 2755 Corby Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407.