At any rate, this is supposed to prevent the pedal from sticking. However, as I mention in the video, I am dubious that this is really that much of a problem. Drivers who have experienced sudden acceleration do not describe a situation where the car surges forward and then slowly returns to regular speed, as you might expect with a sticky pedal that slowly returns to its default position. Also, the drivers make no mention of noticing that the car had been exhibiting odd pedal feel prior to the event. What is described is much more consistent with a sensor malfunction or software bug: Something that happens once and then does not reoccur.
What bothers me further is that if 2.3 million cars are going to get a
While I do not suspect some massive conspiracy, I do not believe that all of these cases can be attributed to floor mats and sticky pedals. Well, that is my two cents on the issue.