Originally Posted by fast31
If you happened to have an issue, turn the ignition off! I laughed when Toyotas had issues with the floor mats interfering with the gas pedal and people would be speeding down the highway out of control. Seems pretty logical to me to turn the engine off...
Agreed, other than the fat that had I done that, I would have lost power steering and power brakes, both of which were needed to avoid an accident.
Out on a country road with no other traffic, yes, turn it off, but in the city with lots of traffic, not always a good idea.