My feelings about these types of problems are that they are dangerous, that defective condition is no different to me than driving a vehicle at 70 MPH on the motorway then the code P1576 appears with total loss of throttle pedal response, total disaster in my opinion.
STC wrote:My feelings about these types of problems are that they are dangerous, that defective condition is no different to me than driving a vehicle at 70 MPH on the motorway then the code P1576 appears with total loss of throttle pedal response, total disaster in my opinion.
P1576 Accelerator Pedal Failure and total loss of throttle response. Have you considered the alternative ? Very easily an uncontrollable, runaway car and / or engine - Now that would or could be a total disaster. Why would you expect a VM to design it any other way? - makes no sense. (it is probably a Legal Requirement)
With the introduction of adaptive cruise, lane assist etc. These technogies may allow for alternative, less rigid redundancy stratagies - or not, as we are slowly being warmed up to the driverless, connected car.
At 70 mph, in the fast lane of a Motorway suffering throttle pedal failure would give you more than enough time and momentum in the vehicle to enable you to indicate to other road users your intention to drift on to the Hard Shoulder to safety. The only obstacle would be the mindless, selfish, idiots (they are out there in abundance) who will not give way, worse still, will commit the illegal act of undertaking, hindering your efforts of reaching and stopping in a safe place.
Dcunning35 wrote:Technician ,your fiesta scenario doesn't add up . Basically the abs software update was to address aeriation of rear brakes as the solenoid valves originally don't cycle during dynamic self test. This is due to the car sharing the platform with the Mazda 2 and Mazda didn't feel it necessary as it added to nvh issues.
With the update also came a revised bleedmaster funtion in ids Tha supports dynamic rear brakes adjustment.
If earlier build date vehicles also require the abs controller replacing as it originally didn't support reprograming serially.
good call on the passat that was a good find
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