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

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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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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.
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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