2 weeks before I took delivery of my Model 3,
I was doing a 60 miles commuting round-trip,
On my way to work in my 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan I get into the country roads, the car in front is riding 40mph in a 60mph zone so I decide to pass in a passing zone, 1 lane each side regional highway. There is a car coming in the other side but really far away, I had plenty of time.
But to make sure I get back in my lane as soon as possible and clear the road I floor my accelerator pedal for the first time probably for the existing history of this ICE vehicle.
When I released the gas pedal, it stays stucked down floored full throttle. Of course it keeped accelerating with the torque of a Dodge Caravan so I had the time to stick my toes under the gas pedal and unjammed it (I was wearing my minimalist New Balance Minimus Vivram shoes at the time) and managed to get underneath the side of the pedal between the brake and the accelerator pedal, which would have been a different story with my other shoes.
My collegue I was ridesharing with probably suffered from PTSD, is probably having nightmares, and probably can’t enjoy life anymore, can I sue Dodge for 40 million dollars?
Thank you for your insights