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Gas pedal 'sticks' to the floor when accelerating

1995 Ranger, 143,000 miles. Yesterday, when I accelerated to pass a vehicle, the pedal would not 'release' when I let off and I found myself going 85 m.p.h. in a matter of seconds! The only way to stop was to drive onto the shoulder, shift into neutral and turn off the key. Once stopped, I pushed on the pedal with my hand and it would sometimes release normally, sometimes not. I gingerly drove back home and found I could still drive highway speeds and the pedal functioned normally. It only seemed to 'stick' when I pushed it all the way to the floor. This was a dangerous situation and I don't want to repeat it. The cause was not my floor mat or anything else touching the gas pedal. What would cause this to happen and how to I fix it? Thank you.

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The gas pedal is recalled on many fords and toyotas and is a well known problem, get the pedal replaced

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According to the material provided by Toyota, the Denso pedal does not have the alleged acceleration issue.

Also, according to information that has been provided by Toyota, the alleged acceleration issues is being caused by two possibilities;

One is additional placement(s) of floor mats on top of the factory floor mat. The extra mats are not secured, and can move around the driver side footwell, and, in the worst case scenario, move on top of the accelerator pedal, and trap in into the 'applied' position. I myself have experienced this mat/entrapment issue during a road test.

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