Hyundai Sonata Unintentded Acceleration Dash Cam Video is Frightening

Hyundai Sonata Unintentded Acceleration Dash Cam Video is Frightening

Unintended acceleration is back, this time involving a Hyundai instead of a Toyota. At least that’s what it looks like in a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday that has already almost gathered a million views. 

Recorded on a dash cam, the video shows a Hyundai YF Sonata at a traffic light behind another Hyundai. Then, seemingly out of nowhere the car starts speeding up. Before long it’s flying through a crowded street at more than 117 km/h (72 mph) according to what the camera shows on the top of the screen.

As would be expected, it isn’t long before the driver runs out of room to steer around the other cars and violently rear-ends someone.

The driver is blaming unintended acceleration for the incident and it would seem hard to argue against it. Then again, it seems a little fishy that there just happened to be a dash cam on board and running at the time. The question then becomes whether or not anyone would really risk their life like that, and why?

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  • Elsapo

    Why not push brake!

  • xKIZZLEx

    guy could have done alot of things to avoid wrecking…simplest solution would have been putting car in neutral and turning the car off.

  • Hodgins_j

     gotta love electronic throttle bodies. That looks to be a VIP delivery/cab service in South Korea with a tracking device installed which includes a cam. I could also hear the car was on the brakes from how the RPM sounded. They were on the brakes hard a few times before coming to their stop. I’d recommend trying to floor your car for 1sec then apply the brakes hard and tell me how fast you can stop.

  • Centurycoins

    the back ground is korea and the language i hear is chinese… I smell fishi here

  • Ralphrepo

    Nothing fishy at all as dash cams in Korea are as common as air sanitizers. It’s just a cultural thing; Koreans get easily sold on the “safety” sales talk and it gets added on like any other option. In a few years, US car dealers are likely going to use those same sales pitches to boost their sales income. 

  • Ralphrepo

    BTW here’s another Dash Cam video taken in Korea, but of another vehicle that crashed. Watch the car and listen to the engine noise as the vehicle strikes another, and then looks like it was put into neutral. The engine keeps going…

  • Abc

     that’s definitely not chinese

  • Ralprhepo

    …and if the background is Korea but the language heard is English, then one would suppose English speakers, like Chinese speaker, or speaker of any language, just happened to be in Korea.