2005 Ford Escape XLT Problem (Please Read)
Recently, my mother has been reporting some strange incidents in her Ford Escape. It only has 17,000 on the odo and we have always kept up with regular matnence and all of that.
She has had two incidents of the Escape suddenly "lunging forward" with her foot on the break even, sort of if someone was pushing the accelerator down at the same time that she has her foot on the break. The first time, she was in line at a drive through, the second she was stopped at a stop light. Both times people have been inside of the car.
She reported that the car moved forward approximently ten feet each time, and she was unable to stop the vehicle no matter how hard she pressed on the breaks. It sounds to me, either a transmission problem or some freak accident with the throttle randomly depressing itself. I've not heard any other problems that would come CLOSE to relating to this.
Has anyone else here had the same experiance, or rather, could anyone shed some light on the problem or what it might be related to?