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2012 Ford Focus Question: Is the brake switch somehow able to impact acceleration?

 

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wendhe, Saint Joseph, MI, December 18, 2012, 04:38
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Brake lights were on. Traced to excessive play on the brake pedal. When driving with this condition, the engine would not allow acceleration. Is there a connection?

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    pushrod December 18, 2012, 05:10
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    Why are you working on a new car? Seems like warranty should cover this one!

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    wendhe, December 18, 2012, 05:24
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    Agree, but if it is as simple as adjusting the brake switch (which we validated by "holding the brake in position with left foot"), then I would just as soon save a trip to the shop. I am looking to see if there is a logic, such as ABS, or Cruise Control, etc, that uses the switch input as a part of the logic. If no answer, I will be taking it to the shop.

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    pushrod, December 18, 2012, 06:18
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    Well try adjusting the switch to see if it helps! I am sure if the brake lights are on all the time it has to effect performance.
    Especially after that Toyota fiasco!

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    globalhelper December 18, 2012, 06:36
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    seek warranty at dealer, if you work on anything it may cause them to say you caused it

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