I installed original alfa rubber mats on my 147 5 months ago (due to pretty wet weather in Norway ..) . A few times the accelerator has actually been stuck between the mat and the floor at full throttle. Its obviously extremely dangerous, causing me too neraly loose control when overtaking a lorry on a dark, rainy Norwegian B-road. It seems to happen when flooring the car from bottom to 7000 revs only.
Beware everyone with rubber mats! I always take them uout when going on country roads or motorways. Anyone experienced this?
The standard carpet mats are secured to the carpet by press studs. Are the rubber mats just loose then?
This is the ultimate nightmare for automotive engineers - no fault with the vehicle and no way to detect it but potentially deadly consequences. It's amazing how something so simple can be safety critical.
The dealers selespeed I'm borrowing has got these in but it comes with a pack of studs (which they have not used and left in the door pocket) and they clearly say on them that they must be used to stop this very problem from happening.
Yepp, the original rubber floor mats are loose and cant be attached properly to the floor. However, they dont really move, but can be dangerous if they are placed to close to the pedals. It is possible to slightly adjust their position, so keep them as close as possible to the driver's seat and they wont trap the accelerator.
However, I think it will take me a long time before i can floor the car without having those rubber mats in mind!
Well, its hasnt been any problems with them the last months, but i really thought £130 alfa rubber mats should be fine! However, its summer time -Jipppi!! - and i've just thrown them out of the car!! (They are dark grey, and gets dirty very easily)