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Brake Override Systems Coming for GM in 2012.

Posted in GM, Newsworthy by MrAngry | April 6th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

Camaro Burnout

Well it looks like the days of power braking your rear tires into oblivion are almost over, at least for GM cars anyway. It was announced that GM is installing brake override systems on all cars with automatic transmissions in 2012. This comes in the wake of Toyota’s unintended premature acceleration debacle, whereby they recalled just about every car in their current fleet. The main goal here is this: In the event that the car accelerates without warning, you, the driver, will be able to depress the brake thus bringing your car to a safe and controlled stop without tagging the car, tree or house in front of you. Keep in mind that this is terrible news for teenagers everywhere as those visions of roasting the rear tires on Dad’s 2012 Camaro SS just went up in smoke.

Source: GM.com

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3 Responses

  1. DaveMofo says:

    There has to be a way to over ride it, but I have no doubt it will void the warranty, (nodding head in your general direction, guy with stick-shift-keyless-start-Mustang guy).

  2. Dave says:

    Yep, I’d agree. I’d give it 1-3 months tops, before you see a way to get around it posted somewhere on the net.

  3. Metaliox says:

    LOL Too bad……………..for the losers that drive an AUTOMATIC performance car.