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    Run Away Car

    In France a driver's car suddenly went to full throttle and remained there for one hour. The driver called police, on his cell phone, who moved traffic out of the way. The card was equipped with a magnetic key card so he had no way to cut off the engine. After an hour he was finally able to stop the car. He apparently stood on the brake pedal until the car finally came to a stop. Cause believed to be the cruise control.
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    This happened to my friend several years ago. He had an old '85 Ford equipped with one of the first cruise control systems, and it go jammed on full throttle, he had to use brake pedal and footbrake to stop the thing! Pretty scary driving around suburb streets at 50mph!

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    This is from a French article which was translated to English using Google translation tool. The translation isn't perfect.
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    Speed regulator blamed: Renault will institute proceedings

    Renault will institute "proceedings" in the form of procedure in summary procedure which could be followed "of other actions in compensation for the damages", not having discovered "any dysfunction" on Vel Satis blamed by a driver which had rolled to nearly 200 km/h on A71.

    "Within sight of this expertise and worried by the impact of this business on the image of its products, Renault decided to take action in justice in the form of a procedure of summary procedure which will lead in particular to a contradictory expertise, without damage of other actions in compensation for the damages that the company would have undergone", according to an official statement of the manufacturer.

    This action, which is neither personal nor against X, aims "at starting the legal machine to start the contradictory expertise", specified a spokesman.

    Renault proceeded Wednesday, under the control of an independent expert close the courts which it had elected and with the agreement of the customer, with the static and dynamic expertise of all the functions of Vel Satis 3L Dci BVA registered 218 TH 18, as well electronic as mechanical and hydraulic.

    "the data collected and the noted facts did not reveal any dysfunction. The brake, which do not present abnormal wear, the ordering of gear box, the power unit and the speed regulator are all perfectly operational ", underlined the manufacturer.

    According to the gendarmerie, a 30 year old motorist was constrained to roll during 150 km to nearly 200 km/heure Sunday evening on the A71 motorway, because of an electronic problem on the speed regulator of his vehicle, Vel Satis, before finally being able to stop close to Riom (Puy-de-Dome).

    The chairman of the car manufacturer Renault Louis Schweitzer had qualified Monday evening of "incident very improbable "the case of the driver of Vel Satis which could not stop its car Sunday evening on the French motorway A71.
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