Accelerator Pedal Sensor Problems in popular cars



Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Accelerator Pedal Sensor problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Chevrolet Suburban

The vehicle is a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban. Driving down the road, when all of a sudden "reduced engine power". Replaced the throttle body, pedal sensor, and wiring harness without any success. Gm wants 150 just to plug it into their computer to tell me what I can get down for free with my buddies code reader. . . . No I won't let my wife or children drive the car. I only drive it to and from work. Had to go out and buy a Toyota just to keep my mind at ease so my wife and or kids won't get killed from this problem. It seems like chevy/GMC doesn't care about this issue until multiple people die from this. I hope to see that they will do the right thing. Thinking of contacting my congress representative to see what they can do to help out us that are dealing with this issue. Nobody else is. This issue happened on 03/15/2012.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Chevrolet Impala

The vehicle was a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. While driving northbound on I-75 in southern ky, the car suddenly lurched a little and "traction control" and "stabilization" errors displayed followed by "reducing power. " and, the check engine light came on. I called my chevy dealer and asked if it was safe to continue driving - they said yes, as long as the check engine light wasn't flashing. We went about 5 - 10 more miles and the display flashed something about throttle problem and then "shutting down engine", which it did immediately with no warning while we were doing about 70 - 75mph in the middle of the 3 northbound lanes of I-75. I had to try to steer to the shoulder with no power steering or brakes. Once there, I tried to restart the car and nothing happened - it displayed "starter disabled. " we called our road service and they took our info, found the nearest chevy dealer who said they could work on it ASAP if we got it in there. While they were working on setting up a tow I tried starting it again. It started but the check engine was still on. I tried driving a little along the shoulder and it seemed ok so I said we'd try driving to the dealer rather than wait for a tow truck. We made it. They got on it fairly quickly and found the problem was the gas pedal position sensor. We were fortunate that the traffic was light and I could safely pull off. I hate to think what the results would have been if this had happened earlier as we were travelling thru atlanta with its 6 lanes of heavy traffic. Suddenly losing power and control in that traffic would probably have caused one of those multi-vehicle accidents that make the national news. What kind of incompetent programming of the car's computer would trigger a full, instant shutdown because of a faulty accelerator pedal position sensor? I would suggest an immediate recall to re-flash the computer to eliminate the no-warning shut down. This problem occurred on Apr. 9, 2014.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Chrysler 300

Tl-the vehicle involved is a 2012 Chrysler 300. While driving approximately 3 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed and there was an eight second delayed response. The failure occurred ten times when driving at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer two times and the brake pedal sensor was replaced. Also inspected the brake pedal wiring in which there was no defect. The failure recurred after the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 10. Js. This accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred Friday, Jun. 22, 2012.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Chrysler Crossfire

The vehicle involved is a 2004 Chrysler Crossfire. While driving between 5-60 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle would not accelerate without warning. The contact pulled over and was restarted. The failure stopped after the vehicle was restarted. The failure occurred intermittently. The dealer was unable to duplicate or repair the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000 and current mileage was 34,150. Updated 03-04-08 the consumer was told the problem was the accelerator pedal sensor. Once it was replaced, the problem stopped. The failure date was 08/01/07.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Dodge Challenger

The vehicle involved is a 2010 Dodge Challenger. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck to the floorboard while driving 55 mph. The contact was able to shift into neutral and apply the brakes until the vehicle stopped. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the accelerator pedal sensor however, the failure was not corrected. The failure mileage was 35,000 and the current mileage was 40,000. This accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred Friday, Mar. 1, 2013.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Dodge Ram 3500

2004 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup cummins 5. 9 liter diesel engine. 1/17/2009 under/over acceleration. Vehicle is a "drive by wire" design. Problem happened very sporadically. Would only happen when vehicle and outside air temp was 20 degrees f or lower. Problem happened about 4 times during the winter of 2007-2008. Problem at that time was only under acceleration. I would be driving down the highway at between 55 and 70 mph. The tuck would suddenly not maintain speed and would not accelerate. Pushing the gas pedal all the way to the floor would produce no response from the engine. Check engine light comes on. After a few seconds truck drives normally again. This scenario has happened 8 to 10 times. Over acceleration. This happened twice on 1/13/09. Again truck had been sitting outside all day. Started truck and all was normal for the first 5 or 10 minutes of driving. I was driving down the highway at a steady speed of 60 mph. With no input from me suddenly the truck accelerated very rapidly. The transmission down shifted and the engine rpm jumped up considerably. In my panic I stabbed the brake pedal and was able to slow the truck somewhat. After accelerating wildly for about 1 to 2 seconds the truck then went into the under acceleration mode. Now pushing the gas pedal all the way to the floor would get zero response from the engine. This sudden over acceleration happened again about ten miles further down the road. Luckily the roads were dry and there were no vehicles close enough to me to cause any crash. I replaced the accelerator pedal position sensor and so far the problem has not returned. This is a great concern because of what might have happened during the over acceleration. If the road was snow covered or icy the outcome could have been very serious or even deadly. It was January 13, 2009 when this accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Ford F-150

The vehicle was a 2005 Ford F-150. The brake lights stopped working and the speed control brake pedal disconnect stopped working. Speed control disconnect was achieved by using the steering wheel control but if the stopping situation had been an emergency one, an accident could have resulted as there was about a 1. 5 second delay for me to figure out what was going on and correct the situation. While travelling at 70mph on I-10 with the speed control engaged, I went to exit the highway to get fuel and while depressing the brake pedal to reduce speed, the speed control began attempting to resume the original 70mph speed by revving the engine. Later I determined that the alternator on the vehicle had failed and while the battery had enough voltage to keep the engine running and the voltage gauge had not moved yet, the battery did not have a full 12. 5v output. When the brake pedal sensor does not have a full charging voltage input, it seems to stop working. Therefore, the speed control disonnect failed and the brake lights failed to activate even though the motor and other components continued functioning normally. It seems that the brake pedal sensor is very voltage dependent (which was not the case on other vehicles I have owned). I notified Ford of the situation after the incident occurred and have received nothing in reponse. I got rid of the vehicle and purchased a different one as I believe it is not safe and could result in traffic tickets/accidents (no brake lights) and speed control disconnect failures (accidents) if there are voltage fluctuations in the electrical system. This problem occurred on 11/17/11.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Ford F-250

The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford F-250. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FTNW21F12_. The contact stated the accelerator pedal stick intermittently. This was getting progressively worse for the past year. The vehicle is currently at the dealership and they are replacing the accelerator pedal sensor. It was Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 when this accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of GMC Sierra 1500

The vehicle involved is a 2007 GMC Sierra 1500. Gas pedal sensor malfunction led to decreased engine power. This problem occurred on Nov. 17, 2009.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of GMC Sierra 1500

The car is a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this GMC Sierra 1500 is 1GTEK19T24_. Inconsistent idle, check engine light, reduced engine power, idle sticks. Dealer ran diagnostic said was accelerator pedal pressure sensor. I purchased replacement part & had replaced. The problem continued & I had dealer run another diagnostic resulting in the same issue. Old part or no longer available. It was November 10, 2009 when this accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Honda CR-V

The car was a 2006 Honda Cr-v. There was crash involved with this problem. The VIN of this Cr-v is JHLRD78896_. As I was parking my car, it suddenly and without warning lurched forward full throttle out of control over the parking barrier and curb and through a storefront window. I tried to stop it as my foot was on the brake the whole time, but I could not, and it lodged itself into a drywall counter and side wall. (it was later found out that there was a 600 pound safe on the other side of the counter, which probably stopped the car) I shut off the ignition and yelled for help. I was covered in glass and injured my shoulder, neck, upper back and right leg. I had just had the accelerator pedal position sensor and rear brake pads replaced at the Honda dealership 6 days prior to this. My car was maintained there regularly. It is fortunate nobody was killed. The incident was caught on the security tape. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Sep. 28, 2012.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Honda Passport

The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Honda Passport. The vehicle had a crash. VIN of the vehicle was 4S6DM58W71_. I experienced 2 circumstances on this day in which the vehicle accelerated on its own. Our two children, then ages 4 and 3, were also in the vehicle the first incident was when I was backing into a parking space at my daughters dance studio, the dance works on route 125 in bradford, massachusetts, my foot was on the brake and the vehicle proceeded to accelerate on its own and it crashed into the building behind the vehicle. No damage was done to the vehicle at this point. On the same day, this occurred again as I was coming off of route 93 at exit 3 in salem, nh. Again, in the vehicle were myself and our two children. At this time, I was completely stopped at the end of the ramp, my foot was on the brake, and the vehicle accelerated on its own again and crashed into the vehicle in front of me. Both vehicles sustained damage due to this incident. I subsequently had the vehicle towed by aaa to rockingham Honda in salem, nh. The report from rockingham Honda stated the vehicle had 5 accelerator pedal position sensor codes stored. The sensor was replaced and adjusted. The potentiometer circuit board of was contaminated with grease, which the report stated was the probable cause of the vehicle accelerating. These incidences placed me, my children and those in close contact with the vehicle in great danger. The failure date was Tuesday, January 15, 2002.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

The vehicle is a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Santa Fe is KM8SC73E13_. The accelerator pedal position sensor had just been replaced. Three blocks from the mechanic, while stopped at a red light, the vehicle unexpectedly increased acceleration. The brake pedal was applied to no avail. The e-brake was applied. Vehicle kept lurching forward against the restraint, then died. Ten minutes later, vehicle started and was returned to mechanic to avoid accident or injury. No cause has yet been found. Approximate mileage was 95,000. This problem occurred on May. 15, 2014.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Hyundai Santa Fe

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5NMSG73D97_. There is a problem with the accelerator on the Hyundai Santa Fe 2007 version. After the second repair attempt the dealer called the regional person and they offered a third solution because that person "had seen this problem before". The third solution did not work as well. The problem is that without notice you simply have no acceleration. Engine runs and there seems to be power but there's no acceleration. It's happened to my wife 3 times pulling out in front of traffic. They have replaced: a pedal sensor and entire gas pedal assembly, repaired a connection to the aps sensor, and as directed by the regional person they replaced the "throttle body assembly" and today, 4/29, the car would not accelerate at a stop light and then violently lunged forward. This issue happened on Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Infiniti M35

The VIN of the car is JNKAY01F98_. 2008 Infiniti M35. Consumer writes in regards to accelerator pedal sensor recall notice. The consumer stated the vehicle into limp mode, prior to taking it to the dealer. Afterwards, the exact same thing happened again. From a standing start, the vehicle would get up the speed, then it abruptly dropped down to a low speed crawl. Pressing the accelerator pedal the rest of the way the pedal moved all the way to the firewall without opposition or resistance the full distance just as it should until the pedal reached its maximum travel, but it made no difference in the engine power or speed of the vehicle. Both times after pulling out at an intersection on a high-speed road. The consumer referenced recall # 13v430000. This problem occurred on Monday, February 3, 2014.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Infiniti M35

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Infiniti M35 is JNKAY01E88_. 2008 Infiniti M35. Consumer writes in regards to accelerator pedal sensor recall notice and seeks reimbursement for repairs. The consumer stated the on October 27, 2013, the vehicle went into limp mode. After the dealer replaced the accelerator pedal at a cost of $590. 90, the consumer received a recall notice in the mail. This issue happened on 10/27/2013.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Jeep Wrangler

2008 Jeep Wrangler. Consumer states potential safety hazard with the electronic throttle control the consumer stated he was driving on the highway, when suddenly the vehicle slowed down and the electronic throttle control light illuminated. The dealer found the accelerator pedal position sensor needed to be replaced. It was Saturday, October 1, 2011 when this accelerator pedal sensor issue happened.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Jeep Liberty

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Jeep Liberty. The VIN of the problem Liberty is 1J4GL48545_. On my way home from work I made a stop to the store. I drive major interstates to & from work. I was getting back on I-74w. There is major construction going on & it's heavy traffic time. I got on the ramp to blend in with the traffic & before I could ,the throttle stuck on wide open. I was trying to merge & control the vehicle at the same time. I continually rode the brakes to hold the car at bay. If I let off the brake, the throttle was still stuck & took off with pace. I kept applying the brake I started to smell something burn. All of a sudden the dash warning light came on . This is minutes after I started with the problem. The electronic throttle control light was flashing. As soon as I got out of the construction zone I pulled the car over & shut the motor off. I called the dealership service department, and they had the vehicle towed in. They notified me the next day and told me that the problem was the app sensor (accelerator pedal pressure sensor) and that they have to order the part from nashville, TN. They gave me a loaner car to drive until the repairs are made,which hopefully will be Monday 3/20/06. This really upset myself and my husband because this problem could have led to a major accident, bodily injury,and or death to myself and other users of the highway. This vehicle was purchased in 01/06 and has only 3900 miles on it. It was March 15, 2006 when this accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The car involved is a 2008 Kia Motor Sorento. While driving the electronic stability control "off" (esc off) light and the check engine light came on at the same time. Upon taking it to the a mechanic, he informed me that the acelerator pedal position sensor was bad. I continued reading online, and have notice this has happened on many occasions. When this occurs the vehicle looses all power to make any nessecary corrective actions which could result in a accident. It also slows the car drastically while in motion, agian with the possibilty of causing an accident. ## VIN failed ##. This accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred January 30, 2013.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Lincoln LS

The vehicle was a 2005 Lincoln Ls. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was becoming stuck while attempting to operate the vehicle. While driving less than 65 mph, she felt as if something were stuck underneath the accelerator pedal and it would resist force. The dealer could not duplicate the failure; however, the diagnostic determined that the throttle failed. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who installed a throttle actuator control, gasket, and accelerator pedal sensor to remedy the failure. After the repairs, the parking brake warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The mechanic assured her that the brakes were replaced and the instrument panel displayed a faulty warning message. To date, the failure still cannot be duplicated and the contact is awaiting the arrival of a part that would apparently remedy the failure. The failure mileage was 63,295 and current mileage was 66,000. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Tue., Nov. 18, 2008.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Lincoln LS

My 2005 Lincoln Ls has been going into an etc failsafe mode almost every other day for last four months. Dealership has told me it is a faulty accelerator pedal sensor. However, this part was and continues to be on a "national backorder". I have avoided countless crashes due to this failure while merging into traffic. Once the etc failure comes on, I lose all accelerator power and merely coast in an attempt to get off highway so I can restart the car. On one particular day this happened 4 times over the course of driving about 15 miles. I am putting the incident date as when I took it to dealership last however this issue is on going. The failure date was 02/16/10.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Mercedes Benz SLK

The car involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz Slk. The VIN of this Slk is WDBKK65F82_. 2002 mercedes Slk320 fails to accelerate randomly and at critical moments. Gas pedal can be pushed all the way to the floor but the car remains at idol so the car doesn't have enough power to get out of the way of oncoming traffic. No warning or check engine diagnostics are generated. Power is slow to recover but leaves the car limping along at idol until it responds again. Several owners have said that they had to replace the pedal position sensor or the entire gas pedal assembly to correct the problem. This can cost $100 to $400 each time the problem happens. The unplanned operational flaw can cause an accident when the car randomly will not accelerate. I personally have had several near misses when merging or turning in to traffic only to find myself limping in front of a large SUV bearing down on me. There is a 5 second or more lag until the car starts to respond again. Response doesn't come on right away but slowly ramps up to the needed speed. This issue happened on Monday, November 15, 2010.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Mercedes Benz S Class

The car involved was a 2000 Mercedes Benz S Class. There was crash involved with this problem. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is WDBNG70J8Y_. "accelarator failed to respond due to failure of pedal valve sensors and or sender almost resulting in a serious accident. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Jan. 6, 2003.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Nissan Pathfinder

The car is a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan issued a safety recall in sept. 2013 covering the accelerator pedal sensor and throttle body for several models not including the Pathfinder. In October 2012 and December 2013, my accelerator pedal stopped working while driving and in some cases stalled on the road. I had to shut off the car and restart it in order to regain acceleration, only to lose it again shortly. The vdc and slip lights came on in these cases eventhoug the roads were dry. The accelerator pedal was pushed to the floor without any acceleration. Both times, I was able to make it home but had to have the car towed to the dealership for the expensive repairs. Due to the recall mentioned above, I am requesting the ntsb review my incident as well as other similar incidents to instruct Nissan to extend this recall notice to include the Pathfinder. This issue happened on Oct. 17, 2012.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Nissan Maxima

The vehicle was a 2002 Nissan Maxima gle. The car had a crash. On may 22, 2006 while proceeding to park, my the accelerator would not shut off and the car continued forward until it came in contact with a telephone pole. While researching on the internet for the 2002 Nissan Maxima's accelerator problems I discovered a recall for the pedal stop sensor. Although my VIN number was not included in the recall I experienced the same problem and experienced a similar problem earlier. At that time I had the necessary repairs made. I feel that other models with different VIN numbers should be included in the recall as this is a very dangerous situation. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on 05/22/2006.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Saturn VUE

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Saturn Vue is 5GZCZ63B33_. 2003 Saturn Vue -- service engine soon light comes on and vehicle will not move forward. Recurring issue. This particular issue began December 2006 advised by dealership, tech "reset light," recurred may 2007 advised by dealership "wiring and/or connecter issue," August 11, 13, & 14-21, 2008 held at dealership (recurred three times) -- advised by dealership "resistance low circuit/internal fault pedal sensor replaced," July 16-17 & 21-24, 2009 recurred advised by dealership 1st "pedal accelerator replaced," 2nd advised "broken wire behind left front kick panel - repaired throttle position. " June 2010 issue recurred, vehicle is currently being evaluated by impartial automotive repair facility. The consequences of this on-going issue(s) is that without warning you are left stranded in the middle of the night, or in the middle of the road in need of a tow blocking traffic or in a perilous situation. This is only one of the many on-going issues that was encountered with this vehicle. The vehicle was in service more than utilized -- this vehicle is the true representation of a "lemon". This accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred Wed., Jun. 23, 2010.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Subaru Outback

The car involved was a 2006 Subaru Outback. While driving down the highway I lost the ability to accelerate forward, meaning my gas pedal stopped working and I began to coast. At the moment I lost the ability to accelerate, my check engine light appeared and my cruise control became disabled. Luckily, I was able to safely pull to the side of the road. After turning on and off the engine several times, I was then able to accelerate again. I then went to o'reilly's to have a diagnostics performed, which resulted in code p2138 (throttle pedal position sensor d-e voltage rationality). This problem continues to occur without warning. This accelerator pedal sensor issue occurred Sat., Feb. 15, 2014.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Subaru Legacy

The car was a 2006 Subaru Legacy. The VIN of this vehicle was 4S3BL61606_. Vehicle failed to sustain highway speed although pedal was pressed steadily and then variably to regain throttle control. Vehicle stalled on freeway, very dangerous situation. Mechanic test show error code p2138. Replaced accelerator pedal position sensor switch assembly to resolve issue. No prior evidence of failure to provide warning prior to throttle system failure. Cost to repair: $282. 00 p&l, 296. 26 with tax. This problem occurred on 12/11/12.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Suzuki Forenza

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KL5JD56Z37_. The reporting person owns a 2007 Suzuki Forenza. The check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for repair and two codes were produced from the diagnostic, the pedal position sensor and volt coalition. The second code dealt with the throttle system (throttle actuator system), which has limited power. The vehicle is running on 15% power and is dangerous to drive. The dealer called the tech line and they stated that they were aware of the failure and were working on a repair; however, there is currently no remedy. The failure mileage was 14,870. Updated 4/28/09 the consumer stated when she pulled out from the parking lot, the vehicle would not accelerate properly. In addition, there was a problem with the seatbelt. At times it would not click, even after several attempts. Updated 04/30/09. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Suzuki Forenza

Consumer owns a 2006 Suzuki Forenza. The contact noticed that the tranmission shifted eratically since purchasing it in January 2008. He first. While driving on approximately 55-60 mph, the vehicle slowed down, sped up, lunged forward and shifted into gear without warning. There was also a roaring noise on the front end of the vehicle, a clicking sound near the dashboard, and every light turned off except the check engine light. The radio and air conditioner intermittently turned off and after five minutes, they both began operating normally. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure; however, the manufacturer would not authorize the dealer to inspect or repair the vehicle. On one occasion, the windows would not close causing rain to enter inside of the vehicle, 20 minutes later he was able to close the windows; however, the vehicle began to lose power with the motor on and fully functional. The service advisor at the dealership stated that the acceleration pedal sensor could have caused the failure. The manufacturer once again authorized the dealer to disconnect the battery. The current mileage was approximately 23,800 and the failure mileage was approximately 13,000. It was Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 when this accelerator pedal sensor issue happened.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Toyota Camry

Crash was involved with the Toyota Camry. The reporting person owns a 2005 Toyota Camry. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the accelerator pedal seized without warning. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into another vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and the accelerator pedal sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 80,000. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on February 1, 2013.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Toyota Matrix

The car involved was a 2009 Toyota corolla Matrix. While driving on the highway on February 23, 2012, I lost acceleration with no warning whatsoever. No other problems were encountered at that time. I was able to get off the highway and have my car towed to the dealership. Their diagnosis was as follows: "connected scan tool and found code p0121 throttle pedal position sensor switch a circuit range performance, performed inspection and found internal malfunction in throttle body sensor, replaced throttle body, retested working normal at this time" I am in possession of the defective throttle body. On February 24, 2012, I called Toyota and reported my incident. They provided me with the case number 1202242199. According to Toyota, they haven't heard of this issue in the past, but to me it is unreasonable that the throttle body should fail so soon. While my car is nearly 4 years old with just over 74,000 miles, most of those miles are from driving constant highway speeds because I have a 60 mile round trip commute to work. On September 17, 2011, the throttle body was serviced to remove carbon build up. This issue happened on Feb. 23, 2012.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Volkswagen New Beetle

The vehicle involved was a 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle. VIN of the vehicle was 3VWCP21C61_. The vehicle experienced loss of control due to the throttle pedal sensor. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Volvo V70

The vehicle was a 2001 Volvo V70xc. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was YV1SZ58D41_. Traveling along i10 I just crossed the la border into texas in my 2001 Volvo cross country with 60,000 miles on it. The car gives me a message of performance reduced and slows to 10 miles an hour. This is considered a limp mode as I learned later. I was in la taking a friend out of new orleans after hurricane katrina. Traffic on i10 was filled with military and semi tractors. I put on my flashers and went 10 miles an hour for some time until I could get to an exit in beaumont, TX. I pulled over on a side street and the car died altogether. I was towed to a service station and hooked up to a computer. I was told it was the throttle body unit and I would need to be towed to houston to the dealer. The following codes were exhibited on my cars computer - ecm-9150 "throttle unit internal fault" ecm 9160 same ecm- 904c "mil requested by throttle unit" ecm 904d "pedal sensor fault" ecm 982a "control module internal fault" and ecm 903f throttle unit internal fault. Both the mechanic in beaumont and the Volvo staff at the dealer admitted they see this often. I called Volvo today and they admitted that an investigation was pending. I want my case noted as myself and my friend I was evacuating from new orleans were in great danger as we limped along i10 in post hurricane traffic. Just the night before we had traveled from baton rouge in the dark over i10 which is an elevated highway over the swaps. I can't imagine what would have happened if we had broken down then. Volvo could not assure me that the new part they put in for nearly $1200 would not fail in the future. I bought the car because I thought it was one of the safest I could drive my family in. I am not so sure at this point if I made a good choice. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Sep. 14, 2005.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Volvo V70

The car was a 2000 Volvo V70xc. The VIN of the car is YV1LZ56D1Y_. The first failure occurred in Aug. 2004, fortunately I do not drive very far, because the car slowed as if it was stalling and then ran sluggish followed by the check engine light. At the time I was alone with my two children who were 20 months and 1 month old and thank god it was a side street because there was no acceleration. As I was on the way to home, the ets light came on. I called the mechanic who looked at it but the codes he came up with had to be fixed by a Volvo dealership mechanic. The price tag for the first fix $1100. The etm was replaced software downloaded and brake pedal sensor was replaced. The mileage at the time 68574. Today luckily I had not even left my driveway, I started my car that all to familiar sputter and the etm light is on again not even 10,000 miles later. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Thu., Feb. 23, 2006.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Buick Lucerne

The car was a 2008 Buick Lucerne. Brakes lights would come on by themselves while driving or while parked without depressing the brake pedal. Also cruise control would be disabled without using the brake or any switch to disable it. Took it to a gm repair facility (dealer) who recalibrated the brake pedal switch, but the condition returned. Took it to an independent repair facility who recalibrated the brake pedal sensor. That independent repair facility thought that the cruise control problem was related to the brake lights coming on by themselves. Hazard: someone driving behind could confuse the brake lights coming on as a sign that the car was suddenly stopping, which might cause the car following to slam on their brakes and causing an accident. This problem occurred on Tue., Apr. 26, 2011.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Jaguar XJ8

While driving on 95 south in ri at approx. 60mph, my 2004 Jaguar Xj8 suddenly lost all power, including engine, steering and braking abilities. It nearly resulted in a multi car fatal accident from being hit from behind. The dealer stated, after a systems check, that an accelerator pedal sensor had failed resulting in a $500. 00 replacement cost. This is a very dangerous defect that should have been part of a safety recall. This issue happened on July 6, 2010.

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car   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of Jaguar XJ

The car involved was a 2000 Jaguar Xj. The car is:Jaguar year 2000 Xjr 4. 0l, w/supercharger with. I was driving on the pennsylvania turnpike at the speed limit when suddenly the engine started running at slow idle speed. The engine speed would not respond to the position of the accelerator pedal. I was told later by progressive auto repair in hamilton va that the problem was that the accelerator pedal position sensor had failed and had to be replaced. I was told that this was attached to the throttle body assembly and could not be bought separately from the throttle body assembly. I bought a new throttle body assembly but still have the replaced assembly including the failed accelerator pedal position sensor. I remember searching the internet about this sensor and am almost sure that this jag accelerator pedal position sensor is made by the same manufacturer that makes this sensor for Toyota. I am submitting this complaint because I wonder if the sensor could fail and cause the engine to go to maximum acceleration and, if so, could this be the source of the Toyota acceleration problems? if this accelerator position sensor is in fact made by the same manufacturer, then could this problem be lurking in other brands of cars such as Jaguars?. This accelerator pedal sensor problem happened on Jun. 10, 2009.

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