My wife just brought home a new MDX. She immediately bought aftermarket car mats, and when I noticed the box sitting in the garage I figured I’d install them (the car had about 100 miles on it at that point). Next morning she’s about to leave and comes up from the garage and asks if I know something that would cause the engine to rev extremely high. I didn’t so I went down, looked around, and started the engine. Immediately it revved high (sounded like rev line, but I was too flustered to check), and I shut it right off. Not sure why, but I looked and the gar pedal, and noticed that I’d placed the driver’s mat over the gas pedal, effectively holding it to the floor.
Are two occurrences of flooring a new MDX for a second or two each harmful in any way to the car? Needless to say, I need to start looking into better lighting and/or glasses!