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    in case it happens on the road your S%it of of luck , car will not run. Anyone come up with a temporary fix so you can drive to a dealer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by c6vette View Post
    in case it happens on the road your S%it of of luck , car will not run. Anyone come up with a temporary fix so you can drive to a dealer?
    There's no temporary fix that'd be safe to drive with for more than across an empty parking lot. AAA. GM Roadside. Some credit cards even offer towing benefits. Find something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellsop View Post
    There's no temporary fix that'd be safe to drive with for more than across an empty parking lot. AAA. GM Roadside. Some credit cards even offer towing benefits. Find something.
    Cruise control would work, right? It'd be annoying, but at least you'd be able to get the car moving?
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    Default Accelerator pedal not-a-recall letter

    Got a letter from Cadillac; almost threw it away because it was a bulk presort in a cheap envelope.

    If you step on your accelerator pedal while exiting the vehicle (who does that?!) you could break it. If you do, GM will replace it for free for up to 10 years or 120,000 miles from your in-service date. It's not a recall; they won't replace the part proactively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bro1999 View Post
    Cruise control would work, right? It'd be annoying, but at least you'd be able to get the car moving?
    Cruise control only works above 25mph.
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    So, if your gas pedal is snapped off, drive to a GM dealer who will fix it. On the other hand, if you can actually drive the car, don't go to a dealer. Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by c6vette View Post
    in case it happens on the road your S%it of of luck , car will not run. Anyone come up with a temporary fix so you can drive to a dealer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kohnen View Post
    So, if your gas pedal is snapped off, drive to a GM dealer who will fix it. On the other hand, if you can actually drive the car, don't go to a dealer. Hmmm...
    Special Policy Adjustments are basically official announcements to changes to the warranty coverage on a component or service. So in the highly unlikely event your accelerator pedal shaft severed for any reason they will replace it under the terms of the policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palakaman View Post
    I got the letter to. Curious though why you would rest your foot on the gas pedal when entering or exiting the car.
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    Just got my letter. Seems like a hard thing to do. But if it does happen, I already have 130K on my Volt so I'll have to pay out of pocket to fix it...
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